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Cowabunga dude!
A surfer takes to the waves, Sunday in Taitung. The 2016 Taiwan Open of Surfing concluded Sunday after four days of competition, with French competitors taking two of the top prizes.
 
The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) will take legal action against a Cabinet unit's decision to designate the party's two investment companies as "ill-gotten assets" that should be transferred to the state, the KMT's chairwoman said Sunday.
 
Almost 81 percent of employees in Taiwan want to quit their current jobs for new ones even before receiving their year-end bonuses, in an effort to ride the wave of an improving domestic economy, according to a survey by online job bank yes123.
 
Taiwan's state-owned fuel supplier, CPC Corp. Taiwan (中油), said Sunday it will raise its gasoline and diesel prices in the coming week due to rising international crude oil prices.
 
Tropical Storm Tokage, which is now hovering over waters west of the Philippines, will not hit Taiwan, but the moist air in its outer periphery is affecting the island, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Sunday as it released heavy rain advisories.
 
GOLDEN HORSE AWARDS: Elaine Jin, Austin Lin top supporting stars
Taiwan-born actress Elaine Jin (金燕玲) and Taiwanese actor Austin Lin (林柏宏) won the best supporting acting awards at the Golden Horse Awards in Taipei on Saturday.
 
'Summer is Gone' wins best feature
"The Summer Is Gone" (八月) was named best feature film of the Golden Horse Awards Saturday, while the best director award went to Chinese director Feng Xiaogang (馮小剛).
 
Formosa boss quashes TransAsia takeover rumors
Formosa Plastics Group Chairman Wang Wen-yuan (王文淵) said Saturday that his group would not foray into the civil aviation industry, joking that he "can't manage beautiful flight attendants."
 
Autumn leaves
Autumn colors adorn the landscape of Aowanda Forest Recreation Area, Saturday in Taiwan's Nantou County. Park authorities are recommending travelers visit on weekdays to enjoy the beautiful forests in order to avoid traffic jams. For more information, visit http://awdonline.forest.gov.tw/
 
Former President Lee Teng-hui has questioned Tsai Ing-wen's ability to push through reforms, warning that without decisive leadership she could become as unpopular as embattled South Korean leader Park Geun-hye.
 
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