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September, 28, 2016

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President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) paid an inspection visit to the Central Emergency Operation Center in Taipei Tuesday morning as Typhoon Megi began to sweet across Taiwan with powerful winds and heavy rain.
 
Taiwan's manufacturing sector was hit by a year-on-year sales drop in the second quarter of the year, the fifth consecutive quarterly fall, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said.
 
The highest level of carcinogens found by a research team in the wake of a typhoon is still far below the nation's allowable level, and the public need not "worry too much," an official from the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said.
 
A photo posted on Facebook showed toppled scooters on a roadside in Kaohsiung City, their owners clad in raincoats as they waited to pick up their children after school. Some parents, gripping their children, resorted to hugging a tree trunk as strong winds threatened to blow them away,.....
 
A restaurant located in a forest valley in Miaoli County, northern Taiwan, is demonstrating the empathy of Taiwanese people for the population of Amatrice, the Italian town hit by an earthquake last month, by joining an international appeal for "a future for Amatrice."
 > Miaoli
 
Clean water woes
Torrents of turbid water pass through the Zhitan Dam in Xindian, New Taipei, on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The Taipei Water Department advised citizens to stock up on water at home as the city would stop supplying it at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
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Taiwan's consumer confidence index (CCI) in September dropped to its lowest level in two years, reflecting uncertainty about Taiwan's economic outlook, National Central University (NCU) said Tuesday.
 
Dragon-slaying winds
A dragon lantern lies on its side after being blown over by strong winds at a lantern park in Changhua County's Yuanlin City on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The fallen artwork was one of the signature lanterns showcased in the 2012 Taiwan Lantern Festival, which celebrated the Year of the Dragon.
 
John J. Norris Jr. has been chosen as the new managing director of the Washington Office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the AIT has announced.
 
Typhoon Megi wreaks havoc on Taiwan
The approach of Typhoon Megi snarled flights and halted public transportation services across Taiwan on Tuesday afternoon.
 
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