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Saturday, February 13, 2016
Further asset injunctions vowed in Weiguan case
Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te vowed yesterday to take further legal action to freeze the assets of a developer in order to protect the rights of those affected by the deadliest incident in the Feb. 6 earthquake.
 > Tainan
Joint efforts by Taiwan, mainland China and the Philippines have resulted in the busting of a cross-border drug trafficking ring, the Penghu District Prosecutors Office said.
Highway traffic was mostly smooth yesterday despite transport authorities' warning of large numbers of motorists starting to return from their Chinese New Year holidays.
Ma, Tsai attend ceremony for quake victims
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday separately attended a memorial ceremony in Tainan for people who were killed in a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that struck the southern city on Feb. 6.
 > Tainan
US urges post-election Taiwan-China talks
The Obama administration said Thursday it is urging China and Taiwan to maintain dialogue amid concern that the election of an independence-leaning party on the island could heighten tensions in one of Asia's security hotspots.
Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te on Friday expressed his appreciation to Pope Francis through Facebook for the condolence message he sent to Tainan in the wake of a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that struck Southern Taiwan on Feb. 6 and killed at least 97 people.
The Taipei City Government recently introduced an initiative called the "best photo spot" at 12 of the city's tourist attractions, including Taipei 101 and the Red House, to help visitors capture their best shots.
 > Taipei
Ximending (西門町), a popular shopping district for young people in western Taipei, is gradually losing its local color as some of its best-known businesses are being driven out by soaring rents and giving way to international brands.
 > Taipei
Due to declining enrollment, several elementary schools in remote areas of Nantou County have either merged or closed, leaving a number of idle facilities that are attracting the attention of private groups and enterprises.
 > Nantou
The recent sunny and dry weather is expected to end by today due to the effects of a weather system, with scattered, heavy rain showers expected in Tainan and Kaohisung in Southern Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau said.
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