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Saturday, April 18, 2015
Taiwanese basketball player Chang Tsung-hsien (張宗憲) has signed a contract to officially join a Philippines professional basketball team to play for the upcoming Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors Cup next month, a local newspaper said yesterday.
A pro-Taiwan member of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday introduced legislation that would promote Taiwan's participation as an observer in the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol).
An Air Force officer is on her way to realizing her dream of being a fighter pilot, as she is undergoing flight training at an air force base in the eastern county of Taitung.
The controversial Kuomintang- (KMT) proposed amendments to promote wage increases (加薪四法) for local workers, originally scheduled for a third reading at the Legislative Yuan yesterday, were met with opposition by business groups and recalled by the Legislative Yuan New Alliance (LYNA, 立院新聯盟).
Pets are now treated as family members in Taiwan as changing demographic trends, such as aging issues, lower birth rates and delayed marriage take effect.
Taiwan -- Legislator, SPCA launch bill to end animal testing of cosmetics
Kuomintang (KMT) Legislator Wang Yu- min (王育敏) and the Taiwan SPCA, advocating the #BeCrueltyFree Taiwan campaign, launched a bill yesterday at the Legislative Yuan to ban animal testing of cosmetics in the country.
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Shares in Taiwan closed below the 9,600-point mark Friday as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電) took a beating after the world's largest contract chip-maker gave a cautious second-quarter sales forecast, dealerssaid.
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, shedding NT$0.091 to close at NT$31.162 as the strength of other regional currencies helped boost the local unit throughout the session, dealers said.
Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. (陽明海運), one of Taiwan's leading container shippers, said Friday that it will take delivery of 14 large-sized ships over the next two years, as it moves to expand its fleet of shipping vessels.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Taiwan -- Tearing down Taipei Dome an option: gov't
The Taipei City Government issued its safety inspection report for the Taipei Dome (大巨蛋) yesterday, citing five key problems pertaining to the structure ...
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