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January, 24, 2017

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Chinese tourists stay away -- but Southeast Asians Taiwan bound
The number of mainland Chinese tourists visiting Taiwan tumbled in 2016 -- but the bad news was offset by a sharp increase in visitors from other countries.
 
Gov't to pursue regional deals in wake of US TPP withdrawal
Taiwan will continue to pursue and strengthen economic cooperation with its neighbors in the Asia-Pacific following U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Presidential Office said Tuesday.
 
Time to call in current protests: Hung Hsiu-chu
Kuomintang (KMT) Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu visited party employees occupying premises outside the Ill-Gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee (IGPASC) Tuesday, guaranteeing that they would receive their monthly and year-end bonuses, while urging them to return home for the Lunar New Year holiday.
 
Headlines from across Taiwan
Good morning, here are the top stories from around Taiwan for Tuesday January 24, 2017.
 
A Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-linked think tank Monday released a survey showing over 60 percent support for pension reform, a day after a national conference on the issue drew thousands out in protest.
 
A pretty penny for a pretty pal
The Presidential Office releases its NT$1 lucky money bag on Monday, Jan. 23, in celebration of the upcoming Lunar New Year holidays, which usher in the Year of the Rooster.
 
Cabbages for a cause
A truck filled with cabbages is seen here in Yilan County, Monday, Jan. 23. After cabbage price tanked due to an abundant harvest, Yilan County Government purchased over 10,000 kilograms of cabbage to ensure that farmers can enjoy the Lunar New Year holiday. The vegetables will be donated to social welfare organizations, according to the county government.
 
Hi-Life to close for 2 hours on New Year's Eve
Hi-Life (萊爾富) convenience stores will close for two hours on Lunar New Year's Eve to allow staff working that day to have a reunion dinner, according to an email sent to employees.
 
Model S coming soon
This undated photo shows a Tesla automobile hooked up to a charging station. Tesla Motors announced on Monday, Jan. 23, that it would begin deliveries on the Model S to Taiwan. With this batch of shipments, Tesla is offering an eight-year warranty for its batteries and motor components with no cap on mileage.
 
Headlines from across Taiwan
Good morning, here are the top stories from around Taiwan for Monday January 23, 2017.
 
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