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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
An former officer of the Military Intelligence Bureau (MIB) will spend the next 18 years of his life in prison for spying for China, as the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the sentence of a lower court in the espionage case.
Taiwan took 39th place in the 2016 world's "ease of paying tax" rankings, down two notches from the previous year, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Taiwan said Tuesday.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday that it will hold a drill to simulate a bioterror attack to examine Taiwan's ability to respond to bioterrorism.
Influenza-related complications have claimed the lives of 25 patients in Taiwan since July, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday, urging people to get vaccinated against flu as temperatures are expected to drop this week.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Returning Taiwanese Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher Wei-Yin Chen (陳偉殷) yesterday said he was surprised to have received so much attention in the free-agent market and that he will let his agency take care of his future contract.
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Wei-Yin Chen to donate NT$500K to help needy
Eastern Media International (東森國際) shares yesterday leapt by the daily maximum of 10 percent to NT$7.8 on confirmation that Dan Mintz, head of DMG Entertainment, was seeking to buy a majority stake in Eastern Broadcasting Company (EBC, 東森電視).
Beauty queen claims organizers told her to wear a Chinese Taipei sash
A Taiwanese contestant in the annual Miss Earth beauty pageant has claimed the event organizers have forced her to replace a sash that originally said "Taiwan R.O.C." with a "Chinese Taipei" one because of pressure from mainland China.
Vice-presidential candidates from both the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) and opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday joined party members seeking office in the Legislative Yuan in the January elections.
Registration for the Jan. 16 presidential and legislative elections opened Monday and will run through Nov. 27, with opposition People First Party presidential candidate James Soong (宋楚瑜) and his running mate Hsu Hsin-ying (徐欣瑩) set Tuesday to take the lead among the three pairs of presidential and vice presidential candidates in registration.
Twelve people were reportedly injured when a south-bound Kuo-Kuang Bus (國光客運) broke down and was crashed into by an oncoming tractor on Freeway No. 1 (國道一號), near Miaoli County's Sanyi Township (三義), around 9 p.m. last night.
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