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January, 24, 2017

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Taiwan Cement chief dies after fall
Koo Cheng-yun (辜成允), chairman and president of Taiwan Cement Corp. (台泥), died Monday morning after sustaining critical injuries from a fall on Saturday, the company confirmed. He was 62.
 
The rooster's bumpy ride to fame
2017 is the year of rooster, lasting from the first day of Lunar New Year on Jan. 28, 2017 until Feb. 15, 2018.
 
Court ruling sees KMT given access to frozen assets
The Kuomintang (KMT) may have gained an at least temporary reprieve in its battle to regain control of assets frozen by the government.
 
Chinese tourists stay away -- but Southeast Asians Taiwan bound
The number of mainland Chinese tourists visiting Taiwan tumbled in 2016 -- but the bad news was offset by a sharp increase in visitors from other countries.
 
Gov't to pursue regional deals in wake of US TPP withdrawal
Taiwan will continue to pursue and strengthen economic cooperation with its neighbors in the Asia-Pacific following U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Presidential Office said Tuesday.
 
Time to call in current protests: Hung Hsiu-chu
Kuomintang (KMT) Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu visited party employees occupying premises outside the Ill-Gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee (IGPASC) Tuesday, guaranteeing that they would receive their monthly and year-end bonuses, while urging them to return home for the Lunar New Year holiday.
 
Headlines from across Taiwan
Good morning, here are the top stories from around Taiwan for Tuesday January 24, 2017.
 
A Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-linked think tank Monday released a survey showing over 60 percent support for pension reform, a day after a national conference on the issue drew thousands out in protest.
 
A pretty penny for a pretty pal
The Presidential Office releases its NT$1 lucky money bag on Monday, Jan. 23, in celebration of the upcoming Lunar New Year holidays, which usher in the Year of the Rooster.
 
Cabbages for a cause
A truck filled with cabbages is seen here in Yilan County, Monday, Jan. 23. After cabbage price tanked due to an abundant harvest, Yilan County Government purchased over 10,000 kilograms of cabbage to ensure that farmers can enjoy the Lunar New Year holiday. The vegetables will be donated to social welfare organizations, according to the county government.
 
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