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December, 6, 2016

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Construction begins for Ho-Fa Industrial Park
This photo shows land reserved for the development of Ho-Fa Industrial Park (和發產業園區) in Kaohsiung City. The city government announced the project had entered the construction stage and said it planned to sell two more plots of land on Thursday.
 
Zhang Zhijun (張志軍), head of China's Taiwan Affairs Office (國台辦), said Friday that his country continued to welcome investments from Taiwan companies but not those that support the idea of Taiwan independence.
 
Shares in Taiwan closed below the 9,200-point mark Friday as investors responded to steep falls in high-tech stocks in the United States overnight to cut their holdings in similar stocks here, dealers said.
 
A former senior manager at Taiwan's technology giant Foxconn has been indicted for stealing and selling 5,700 iPhones in China to pocket around US$1.56 million, Taiwanese prosecutors said Friday.
 > Taipei
 
Model new immigrant
Zhou Xiumei (周秀媚), a mainland Chinese native who moved to Taiwan after marrying a Taiwanese man 12 years ago, poses for a photo in her home in Hsinchu County in this undated photo provided by the Hsinchu County government. Zhou was named a "model new immigrant" by Hsinchu County Magistrate Chiu Ching-chun (邱鏡淳) for giving up her life as a model and helping her husband manage his ginger farm business in Hsinchu.
 > Hsinchu
 
HITCON Capture The Flag (HITCON CTF), one of the largest online hacking wargames in Asia, kicked off in Taipei Friday, with 13 teams competing for the top prize of US$10,000.
 
Taiwan could expect warmer temperatures, with mostly cloudy skies, over the weekend but the mercury is likely to drop from next Tuesday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday.
 
Oil tanker aground
The 40,000-ton oil tanker Kang Yun of the CPC Corporation is stranded in waters 200 meters off the CPC Port in Shen-ao, New Taipei City on Friday, Dec. 2. The tanker was stranded early Thursday after a mechanical failure.
 > Taipei
 
The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會), the top financial regulator in Taiwan, said it has imposed fines on two banks for malpractice in the trading of target redemption forwards (TRFs).
 
A Malaysian visitor severely injured during a typhoon in September was discharged from hospital Friday and said she planned to resume her tour of Taiwan, which was cut short due to her head injury.
 > Taipei
 
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