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Friday, August 28, 2015
The National Development Council's (NDC, 國發會) economic monitoring indicator fell two points to an overall score of 14 in July, flashing blue to signify a decline, becoming the third blue indicator this year.
During the past two years, 17 Taiwanese have been arrested for shoplifting in Tokyo Disneyland's gift stores. In response, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (外交部) officials have called on people not to damage Taiwan's image abroad due to impulse.
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A tourist bus carrying 18 people rolled over in southern Taiwan's Pingtung County yesterday, leaving a 58-year-old Chinese woman dead and 15 other injured, the Tourism Bureau said.
Central and Southern Taiwan could see downpours accumulating 130 mm by this morning, while rainfall during that period in Northern Taiwan, mountainous areas in Northeastern Taiwan and outlying county of Penghu might reach 50 mm, Central Weather Bureau forecasters said.
Tainan City said Thursday it will introduce 5,000 paper-based dengue NS1 antigen test kits for early diagnosis of dengue fever, which has raged the southern Taiwan city with 2,381 confirmed cases so far this year.
Members of the public are urged to have regular health checks to lower the risk of colon cancer, a doctor said Thursday, advising special caution in cases where a change of bowel habits has been observed.
Parents of Chinese-American author Iris Chang (張純如), who was best known for her book on the Nanking Massacre, "The Rape of Nanking," yesterday called on Japan to face history in order to promote peace.
'Nanking' author's parents call on Japan to face history
Fuel prices in Taiwan are expected to move sharply lower next week at a time when international crude oil prices kept falling amid concerns that the weakness of the global market will further drag down global demand, market sources said.
The National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA,健保署) announced on Wednesday, that people who are not evaluated as emergency cases and insist on staying in the emergency room may need to pay at their own expense.
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Perng Fai-nan (彭淮南), governor of Taiwan's central bank, was named one of the world's nine best central bankers in 2015 by Global Finance magazine and given an "A" grade for the 11th year in a row.
  
  
  
  
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