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Monday, April 20, 2015
Taiwan -- Cloud Gate unveils new headquarters in Tamsui
Renowned dance group Cloud Gate Dance Theater (雲門舞集) held a ceremony yesterday to celebrate the opening of its brand new theater and home complex in Tamsui.
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Lawmakers across party lines are expecting amendments to two out of four acts aimed at attracting the private sector to reduce working hours and raise wages for employees to see swift approval Friday.
Tickets for an upcoming concert by American pop rock band Maroon 5 at Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall on Sept. 14 went on sale at 5 p.m. on Saturday and all 15,000 were snatched up within 12 minutes.
Although the job market has begun warming up amid the recovery, many workers in Taiwan remain with a high sense of anxiety about job security, according to a job bank survey, which showed 91 percent of those polled in the working class said they are replaceable at their present jobs.
Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest smartphone maker, is losing its dominance in Taiwan's phablet market after rivals launched more big-screen handsets larger than 5.5 inches, according to data research firm IDC.
Northeastern Taiwan was showered with rain over the weekend, but the short duration and dispersed locations of rainfall resulted in little water accumulation in the nation's reservoirs.
Gmail users are advised to be on the alert for fake notifications that inform them of suspicious login attempts as they could be part of a fraudulent scheme launched by cybercriminals to lure users to phishing sites, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局) has announced.
The ruling Kuomintang (KMT) will start the nomination process to select a presidential candidate on Monday.
A decision by China Steel Corp. (中鋼) to lower domestic wholesale prices for June deliveries showed weak demand in the global market, analysts said Saturday.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Taiwan -- FDA reveals second wave of tainted drugs
Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食品藥物管理署) issued a second wave of product warnings and recalls yesterday, as the recent spate of tainted drugs continues to rock the island. The FDA's list of drugs containing industrial-grade magnesium carbonate now includes a total of 19 manufacturers and 23 over-the-counter products. (A link to the FDA's list can be found at the end of this article.)
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Although usually very tranquil, Luzhou (蘆洲) is getting more and more heated up with fans of Teresa Teng (鄧麗君) as the 20th anniversary of her death is coming up next month. Being one of the most influential musical figures in Asia in recent decades...........
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Taiwan -- Commemorating local star Teresa Teng
Almost all of Taiwan's 55 entries medaled at the 2015 International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva, Switzerland, a testament to the quality of Taiwan's inventions, the head of Taiwan's delegation said.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je yesterday blamed "greed" for the row over the Taipei Dome project, which his administration has now deemed unsafe, with the possibility of having to dismantle the closed baseball stadium.
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Republic of China (Taiwan) passport holders are enjoying easy access to 98 percent of their travel destinations, the Foreign Ministry said Saturday after the country was ranked 28th in the Passport Index created by financial advisory firm Arton Capital.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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