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A legal mechanism would have to be put in place to allow Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee (林榮基) to gain political asylum in Taiwan if he wishes, Minister of the Interior Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) said Wednesday.
 
Limited express train derails in Hualien, 2 passengers injured
A Tze-Chiang limited express train derailed Wednesday in Rueisuei Township, Hualien County, resulting in injuries to two passengers, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) reported that day.
 
The Taoyuan Area Flight Attendant Union will call a strike after its members voted Tuesday in favor of taking such action.
 
The exposure of Taiwan's financial sector to the European market currently totals about NT$3 trillion (US$92.88 billion), according to a market estimate released Tuesday.
 
Former Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) confirmed Tuesday that intermediaries of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) approached him to possibly head Taiwan's quasi-official body for negotiations with mainland China, the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF, 海基會).
 
Loving home needed
A Shiba Inu nibbles at a friendly finger at an animal shelter in Hsinchu City on Tuesday, June 21. The Hsinchu City Animal Protection and Health Inspection Office uncovered an illegal dog breeding business in Hsinchu and found 62 Shiba Inus at various ages. The office will put the dogs up for adoption.
 
Taiwan's opposition Kuomintang (KMT) yesterday called out the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government for nepotism in the arrangement of appointments for family members to sinecure positions in state-owned companies.
 
Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung said Tuesday that he will ask city government officials to only use smartphones when related to city governance during council meetings.
 
A Taiwanese-owned jewelry company in China's Zhuhai city has been circled by discontented Chinese workers, with the company's ranking officers trapped inside for days.
 
Less than 43 percent of people in Taiwan aresatisfied with Premier Lin Chuan's performance in his first month in office, while 33.7 percent are dissatisfied mainly because of his handling of Taoyuan airport flooding, according to a poll released Tuesday.
 
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