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May, 26, 2016

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Taiwan and Japan have decided to set up a dialogue mechanism on maritime affairs cooperation by the end of July in the wake of their fishery dispute over the Okinotori atoll, an official said Monday.
 
Taiwan's top financial regulator said on Monday morning it would not encourage local mergers in the island's banking sector.
 
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Monday, shedding NT$0.096 to close at NT$32.656, with traders here rushing to pick up the local currency in the wake of the strength of other regional units, dealers said.
 
The job of a veterinarian should be to treat animals and not kill them, a Council of Agriculture (COA) official said Monday amid an outpouring of sympathy in the wake of the death of the head of an animal shelter in an apparent suicide earlier this month.
 
Taiwanese film makes strides
A banner advertising 2015 romance film "Our Times" is shown in this photo taken in Seoul on Monday, May 23. Roughly 180,000 people have seen the movie in South Korea, a new record for a Taiwanese film. "Our Times" received three Golden Horse Award nominations. It stars Vivian Sung as Lin Zhen Xin, an ordinary schoolgirl, and Darren Wang as Xu Tai Yu, the school's notorious gang leader.
 
Shares in Taiwan jumped more than 200 points to close above the 8,300-point mark Monday, led by heavyweights in the bellwether electronics sector who benefited from an upturn in turnover, dealers said.
 
Motorists hoping to travel on Taiwan's freeways for free during the Dragon Boat Festival holiday will be disappointed as the government announced Sunday that tolls will be collected at all hours during the four-day break.
 
The Shihlin District Prosecutors' Office on Monday recommended the death penalty for the suspect in the gruesome killing of a 4-year-old girl, nicknamed "Little Light Bulb," (小燈泡), in late March, in Neihu District, Taipei.
 
Road to repair
A scenic trek -- the famed tourist destination Caoling (草嶺) in Yunlin -- is shown in this undated file photo.
 
President Tsai Ing-wen told her visiting Kiribati counterpart Taneti Maamau Monday during a meeting that she hopes the two countries will deepen their cooperative ties and that Maamau will more frequently visit Taiwanese firms to provide....
 
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