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Fun for the whole family
An Indonesian mother-daughter duo performs at Taitung's Southeast Asian Language Family Singing Competition on Sunday, Nov. 13.
 
Ranking race
Cyclists head off from the starting line at the nationwide road cycling ranking competition in Taitung on Sunday, Oct. 30. In the event, 275 domestic elite competitors vied to qualify for the national team squad at the Asian Games in 2017.
 
One-of-a-kind post office opens in Pingtung
A unique post office built in the shape of a shipping box opened Friday in southern Taiwan's Pingtung County, with the aim of banishing the traditional perception of post offices as rigid places, officials from the Chunghwa Post Co. said that day.
 
Piles of cabbage sit under the sun in a local Taitung village on Tuesday, Oct. 11. A mudslide on the Southern Cross-Island Highway has cut off traffic to the village, along with access to its produce. The market price of cabbage has increased to NT$150 after the recent typhoons and torrential rainfall. Villagers had to travel to nearby townships on foot to secure their food supply.
 
Village chief killed in mudslide
Rescuers found the remains of Yu Yuan-long (余元龍) on Thursday, Oct. 6, a day after the village chief was buried by a mudslide while inspecting a typhoon-damaged site in his village in Taitung.
 
Landslide on cross-island highway
This photo from a reader shows rocks and distorted concrete support blocking the road inside a cut-and-cover tunnel being constructed along the Wulu stretch of the Southern Cross-Island Highway after a landslide, Wednesday, Oct. 5. No injuries were reported.
 
Taitung gov't blamed for Hong Yeh landslide
A lawmaker Friday blamed the Taitung government's "overdevelopment" for a Typhoon Meranti-triggered landslide that buried much of a village famous for its role in the development of baseball in Taiwan.
 
Some 700 kilograms of trash and kitchen waste was removed last week from an area near the Siangyang Cabin on the Jiaming Lake trail in Taitung County, one of the main habitats of the Formosan black bear, the cleanup organizers said Sunday.
 
Taitung County and regions south of Chiayi are expected to experience prolonged rainfall Tuesday, with heavy downpours likely in certain areas, due to strengthened southwesterly winds and a moist low-pressure system moving north from the Bashi Channel, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB, 中央氣象局) said.
 
Government urged to enforce Indigenous Peoples Basic Law
"Some things, once lost cannot be returned. Is it worth destroying millions of years of natural environment and tribal village culture to build a hotel?" the film director Cheng Yu-chieh (鄭有傑) once remarked when asked about the costs of tourist developments on aboriginal land.
 
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