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Monday, October 20, 2014
Taiwan -- Taipei mayor hopefuls continue fierce campaign
Taipei mayoral candidates Sean Lien (連勝文) and Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday continued to work hard for their mayoral campaigns, appearing at different locations in hopes of seeking more backers to secure the position of Taipei mayor.
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The president of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) on Saturday (South African Standard Time) handed over the World Design Capital (WDC) baton to a Taipei official, signaling that the WDC spotlight will now fall on Taipei.
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The manager of a Vietnam-based trading company embroiled in the latest cooking oil scandal in Taiwan admitted Saturday that her company has exported large amounts of recycled oil to Taiwan over the past three years.
Taiwan's largest processed food producer, Uni-President Enterprises Corp. (統一企業), listed Sunday its oil sources for the production of edible oils and animal feed, stressing that it has never imported oil from Vietnam, the origin of controversial oils in the spiraling food scandal.
According to the Central Weather Bureau's (CWB) forecast yesterday, today's weather will be between sunny and mostly cloudy across Taiwan. There may be some rainfall in Eastern Taiwan, Hengchun Peninsula and the mountains in Central and Southern Taiwan.
Taiwan -- Local firms see Philippines as ideal place for investment
Taiwanese businesses in the Philippines praised the country as an ideal place for foreign investment because of its young and relatively inexpensive workforce, liberalized and business-friendly environment as well as English-speaking workers.
Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo, known in Indonesia as Jokowi, has invited Taiwanese business tycoon Terry Gou (郭台銘) to attend his inauguration ceremony slated for Monday as a guest of honor, showing the importance he attaches to investment from Taiwan.
More than half of Taiwanese workers whose main source of income is their salary are trying to beat wage stagnation by working harder to show their bosses that they deserve a higher pay, according to a survey by 1111 Job Bank.
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The military is set to hold a series of events in commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the Battle of Guningtou (古寧頭戰役) against Chinese communist forces, one of the significant battles across the Taiwan Strait that ensured the continuation of the Republic of China.
Kinmen Magistrate Li Wo-shih (李沃士) spoke about his achievements during his nearly five years in office and vowed to make Kinmen a healthy and happy county, as he launched his re-election campaign Saturday.
  
  
  
  
  
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