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Monday, September 8, 2014
Taipei City Public Transportation Office (PTO) yesterday released a special Mid-Autumn Festival night cruise package to provide passengers a poetic moon-watching experience. The cruises will run in the evenings from Sept. 5 to Sept. 8.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
The Tamhai light-rail system (淡海輕軌) is an important milestone with respect to the extension of the metro system, said New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) yesterday, which marked day one of the system's construction.
A world-famous one-on-one international basketball tournament's final matchup is scheduled to be held on Taiwan's offshore territory of Green Island today, featuring top hoop players from 26 countries around the globe, organizers announced yesterday.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
The 2014 Taoyuan Landscape Art Festival will kick off in the county's Dayuan Township today, featuring a “Moon Rabbit” created by Florentijn Hofman, the Dutch artist whose “Rubber Duck” created a sensation in Taiwan last year.
Taiwan -- Sex trafficking ring busted, two dozen suspects arrested
Taiwanese police and immigration officers busted a sex trafficking ring Wednesday, arresting 24 people who were allegedly part of the ring.
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The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) announced on Aug. 30 its crackdown on a human trafficking ring that allegedly forced foreign workers into prostitution in Kaohsiung city.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Taiwan -- Lee gets 30 years in sexual assault case
The Taiwan High Court yesterday sentenced socialite Justin Lee (李宗瑞) to an accumulated 79 years and seven months for sexually assaulting 20 women, also ordering him to pay compensation totaling NT$27.45 million to 17 victims from the second trial.
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
The Taichung District Prosecutors Office yesterday indicted former Taiwan Water Co. (TWC, 台水) Chairman Hsu Hsiang-kun (徐享崑) on charges of corruption for unlawfully authorizing time extensions to a construction company on a contract project in exchange for NT$5 million in bribes.
The Taipei City Volunteer Traffic Police Battalion (臺北市義交大隊) yesterday established a metro patrol squadron that will be stationed in 11 MRT stations to assist officers from the Taipei City Police Department's (TCPD) Rapid Transit Division in metro security.
A police officer and a robbery suspect were shot during a nighttime arrest in Taichung, yesterday.
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