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Saturday, July 5, 2014
Taipei's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) yesterday said it will consult the executive branch on the Taipei High Administration Court's recent ruling revoking an environmental assessment of the Beitou gondola project before it decides whether or not to appeal the ruling.
Taiwan -- LWOD sets up scuba-diving training course for the physically challenged
The League of Welfare Organizations for the Disabled (LWOD) is organizing a scuba-diving training program for physically challenged people in order to increase their participation in outdoor recreational activities.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Taiwan -- 80-year-old found after 4 days in Hualien mountains
An 80-year-old woman who went missing during a trip to eastern Hualien County last Sunday was found safe and sound by a search and rescue team yesterday morning.
Police authorities arrested six suspects on June 22 in northern Taoyuan county for their alleged involvement in selling narcotics to underage students, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局警察局) said.
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Four years after the ever so popular FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa, the quadrennial competition has returned once more to extraordinary fanfare. The World Cup is celebrated worldwide on a scale arguably greater than the Olympics, since unlike the Olympic Games, the Football (the internationally favored name for soccer, and not the American sport) World Cup is the one event where the entire globe tunes in live at the same time to watch the sport that the most people care the most about.
Taiwan -- Trade agreements can allay worries on China ties: Siew
Former Vice President Vincent Siew (蕭萬長) said yesterday that the absence of trade agreements with Japan and the United States have left the Taiwanese people uneasy and skeptical of warming ties with China, a call for Taiwan's international trade partners to stay open to further economic talks.
Visiting Japanese lawmakers voiced their support for Taiwan's participation in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade bloc at an international conference in Taipei Tuesday that was also attended by counterparts from Taiwan and the United States.
The Culture Ministry has sent a message to the Lienchiang County Government, urging it to take good care of the cultural relics found in a British ship that sank near its island more than a century ago.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Taiwan -- Kinmen takes over two frontline islets
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) yesterday attended a handover ceremony in Kinmen County (金門縣) to mark the county government's taking control of two nearby islets formerly controlled by the military.
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Kinmen County Magistrate Li Wo-shi (李沃士) yesterday requested that Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) relax restrictions over visas on arrival for mainland Chinese tourists and allow no limitation on the daily number of Chinese visitors staying overnight at Kinmen.
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