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The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Tuesday, gaining NT$0.002 to close at NT$32.258, after a slow session ahead of a congressional testimony planned by U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen later in the day, dealers said.
 
Taiwan-based Eslite Spectrum Corp., which operates bookstores, shopping malls and restaurants, said Tuesday that it will continue to add stores in the greater China market.
 
A Taiwanese-owned jewelry company in China's Zhuhai city has been circled by discontented Chinese workers, with the company's ranking officers trapped inside for days.
 
Life in blue and white
Hsu Ming, left, editor of a new book on grading Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) blue-and-white porcelain, speaks at a press event in this file photo taken in Kaohsiung. The book (Chinese name: 大元至寶) is a joint effort by scholars and collectors from both sides of the Taiwan Strait.
 
The last patient injured in a deadly dust explosion at a New Taipei water park last year was discharged earlier this month, while recovery for the hundreds injured in the accident continues, health authorities said Tuesday, six days ahead of the anniversary of the explosion.
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Less than 43 percent of people in Taiwan aresatisfied with Premier Lin Chuan's performance in his first month in office, while 33.7 percent are dissatisfied mainly because of his handling of Taoyuan airport flooding, according to a poll released Tuesday.
 
A whole yacht of money
A man is at the rudder of the latest yacht by Horizon Yachts Group (嘉鴻遊艇) in Kaohsiung on Tuesday, June 21. The yacht-maker received an order from an Australian buyer for the US$130 million yacht on Tuesday, the day it was unveiled. The vessel will be displayed at a yacht expo in Sydney at the end of June.
 
Sailing into the spotlight
Taiwanese sailboard athlete Chang Hao, seen in this file photo at the rudder of a boat, received notification from the Chinese Taipei Sailing Association on Tuesday, June 21, that he will present Taiwan at the 2016 Summer Olympics. It is the third time the Penghu-based windsurfer represents the nation at the Olympics.
 
Taiwan saw another decline in the number of universities in the top 100 list of the Asia University Rankings 2016 released Monday by Times Higher Education magazine, but the country's highest-ranked National Taiwan University (NTU) improved from last year.
 
Rule of law is not just about enforcing the law, but about promoting fair and just laws that are designed for the greater benefit of everyone, said Louise Arbour, a former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights who won the 2016 Tang Prize in rule of law Tuesday.
 
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