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October, 27, 2016

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Fresh clashes at the Tainan City Council
Independent Tainan City Councilor Chen Chao Lai (陳朝來), left, clashes with Democratic Progressive Party councilors at a meeting of the Tainan City Council on Tuesday, Oct. 18.
Fear radiates
Demonstrators hold banners to protest exposure to electromagnetic radiation from the Kaohsiung City light rail on Tuesday, Oct. 18.
Taichung film center
Several Taichung councilors hold posters decrying a delay in the construction of a filmmaking center in the central city on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The councilors said the Taichung City government started planning the filmmaking center on advice from renowned director Ang Lee, but added it may now trail other Taiwanese cities in terms of becoming a film production hub. The councilors' lament comes a day after Tainan Mayor William Lai announced that the southern city would build a filmmaking base in Shalun District, Ang Lee's hometown. The Taichung City government said construction would begin on Thursday, Oct. 20.
Police announced on Tuesday that they have shut down an online operation selling counterfeit designer goods, seizing fake products worth more than NT$10 million.
The Taipei Public Library, which curates more than 7 million volumes, increased its services to the national level Monday by allowing its members to collect and return borrowed books at nearly 10,000 convenience stores around Taiwan.
Taipei urged to decriminalize sex work
Sex workers and supporters called Tuesday for the Taipei government to legalize prostitution and criticized Mayor Ko Wen-je for trying to wash his hands of the issue.
Hundreds protest forced evictions in Kaohsiung
Social activists and local residents subject to expropriation surrounded Kaohsiung City Council on Monday demanding land justice and housing rights.
Jacques Picoux, a retired lecturer on French language and literature at National Taiwan University (NTU) and a painter, has died after falling to the ground from the top floor of a 10-story building on Sunday, Taipei police said.
In this photo taken on Friday, Oct. 14, earthquake victim Hung Chia-yi (洪家益) poses with his family in Tainan.
Three migrant workers were nabbed Monday in Fengshan Village, Alishan Township in Chiayi County in a police operation against suspected illegal logging.
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