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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Reports indicate that a woman was arrested at 6 p.m. yesterday evening for brandishing a knife at Jiantan MRT Station (捷運劍潭站).
Taiwan -- No more cetacean shows: animal advocates
Several animal protection organizations yesterday called on the public to stop seeing sea animal performances because of the inhumane environments that cause the deaths of many whales and dolphins.
Taiwan's military yesterday announced the staging of a drill to allow the nation's fighter jets to test emergency landings and takeoffs on a section of highway in Southern Taiwan later this month, as part of this year's Han Kuang series of military exercises.
Several hopefuls in the Nov. 29 election officially registered their candidacies Tuesday, including Taipei candidate Sean Lien (連勝文) and Taichung incumbent Jason Hu (胡志強) of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) and Kaohsiung incumbent Chen Chu (陳菊) of the Democratic Progressive Party.
According to statistics published by the National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) yesterday, there were 70,000 reimbursement applications for overseas medical treatments in the first half of 2014 and the total amount reimbursed reached NT$169 million.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) confirmed yesterday that Taiwan's National Day fireworks will be held in Taichung City as planned, with the city promising to make this a wonderful event.
Taiwan's TransAsia Airways (復興航空) said Monday its president Chooi Yee-Chong (徐以聰) had left the firm after staying on to help handle the aftermath of the July crash that killed 48 people.
Taiwan -- TDPO releases Kai Ko without bail after questioning
Taiwanese actor Kai Ko (柯震東), who was recently held in a detention center in Beijing for 14 days for marijuana use, yesterday was released without bail after a two-hour questioning session at the Taipei District Prosecutors Office (TDPO).
President Ma Ying-jeou said Monday that the Republic of China plays a “very important role” in the South China Sea and “will not be absent” from any future international negotiations regarding the territorial disputes there.
Epistar Corp., (晶元光電) one of Taiwan's leading LED chip suppliers, said Monday that a deal to acquire a smaller Taiwanese rival — Formosa Epitaxy Inc. — is aimed at expanding its production capacity to meet rising demand in 2015.
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