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Headlines from across Taiwan
Good morning, here are the top stories from around Taiwan for Tuesday May 23, 2017.
 
Taiwan has alternatives to U.S. for submarines: CSBC
No progress has been made by Taiwan in seeking cooperation from the United States to jointly build submarines, but there are other options for partners to build such vessels, the local shipbuilder commissioned to plan and design the submarines said Monday.
 
The punishment for filming or photographing children and adolescents engaged in sexual intercourse or obscene acts is to be increased if an amended bill covering such offenses passes its third reading in the Legislature.
 
Tigerair Taiwan, a budget airline, confirmed Monday that it has disciplined three pilots for sleeping during flights. Tigerair said one of the three pilots is a foreign national, while the other two are Taiwanese. An executive of the management department was also reprimanded.
 
And Taiwan's favorite mayor is…
Taiwan Brain Trust (新台灣國策智庫) on Monday released the results of a public approval poll on the "Big Six" mayors, who are reaching the end of their tenures.
 
NIA celebrates Dragon Boat Festival with new immigrants
The National Immigration Agency's (NIA) Director General Ho Jung-tsun (何榮村) highlighted the various government resources for new immigrants during a pre-Dragon Boat Festival gathering with the new immigrant community on Sunday.
 
As Taiwan dollar strengthens, is it time to drop fixed USD deposits?
With the local currency surging against the greenback, anxious savers have been considering terminating contracts for their fixed U.S. dollar deposits. But experts are advising otherwise.
 
The live-fire phase of the annual Han Kuang exercises kicked off Monday, combining all branches of the armed forces in repelling a simulated blitzkrieg from China to test the the military's combat and defense capabilities.
 
Liu Tsu-yuan (劉祖沅) of Taiwan fought through pain to win boys' decathlon title Sunday at the Asian Youth Athletics Championships in Bangkok.
 
Mega Bank money-laundering case closed due to lack of evidence
Prosecutors on Monday closed a case in which Mega International Commercial Bank (兆豐銀) was suspected of violating the Money Laundering Control Act, citing a lack of evidence.
 
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