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Defense drill held at Hsuehshan Tunnel
Taiwan military on Wednesday closed for the first time a main artery connecting the Greater Taipei area with northeastern Yilan County, to test the armed forces' ability to defend the capital city from Chinese invasion.
 
An appeals court on Wednesday awarded a group of plaintiffs NT$3.94 million over a plasticizer-tainted food scandal dating back to 2011.
 
Employees protest mass layoffs at airline
At a Wednesday morning protest, V Air employees accused the airline of planning layoffs without proper notification and demanded positions at the airline's parent company, Transasia Airways, after V Air is shut down in October.
 
The Ministry of Labor (MOL, 勞動部) announced it will introduce new regulations next month that would permit employees to work more than six consecutive days under specific circumstances.
 
National Taiwan University (NTU) has been fined NT$30,000 for a test paper that contained descriptions deemed to violate the gender equality law, according to the education ministry.
 
The Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (TWSE) on Wednesday held a ceremony marking the end of a summer program designed to let school teachers better understand the securities market.
 
A tropical depression which formed north of Guam could strengthen into Tropical Storm Namtheun within the next two days, a meteorologist said Wednesday.
 
Taiwan's Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事警察局) on Wednesday opened a new unit that will be dedicated to combatting fraud, both at home and abroad, in collaboration with various government agencies.
 
Han Kuang rehearsal  completed in Pingtung
A rehearsal for the live-fire portion of Taiwan's Han Kuang exercises was successfully completed in southeastern Pingtung County Tuesday and included the participation of a Kaohsiung-based Armored Brigade that recently lost four soldiers in a tank crash.
 
Premier Lin Chuan (林全) denied criticism that the government was spending upward of NT$100 million per day and "throwing money at problems."
 
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