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Scuffles mar labor bill meeting
A review of a disputed amendment to the Labor Standards Act descended into farce for a second time this week, after fighting broke out again between lawmakers during a committee session.
Taiwan Accelerator to fund at least 30 startup teams
Taiwan Accelerator (TA) launched on Oct. 26 as Taiwan's first seed accelerator to combine the support of public companies, government, academia and capital market. TA expects to nurture 30 to 60 new startup teams each year.
Battle to save homes rages on in Kaohsiung
Six more households were torn down in Kaohsiung City Thursday, amid a series of controversial land expropriation projects.
High Speed Rail shares jump on main board debut
Shares of Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. (THSRC) moved sharply higher Thursday, the first day the company was listed on the local main board, as investors rushed to park their funds in the defensive stock, dealers said.
Alleged carrot-hoarder uprooted
Investigators have taken a Kaohsiung man into custody for allegedly hoarding 300 tons of carrots in an apparent move to manipulate vegetable prices, according to local media reports Thursday.
The first-ever meeting of Taiwan-Japan maritime affairs dialogue mechanism will be held next Monday in Tokyo, Foreign Minister David Lee (李大維) announced Thursday.
The National Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME) on Thursday expressed its support for the government's decision to implement a five-day workweek with one fixed day off and one flexible rest day, despite opposition from labor rights groups.
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE, 日月光) reported a consolidated revenue of NT$72.7 billion in the third quarter, up 16.3 percent from the previous quarter.
Taipei District Court has summoned former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) to appear in court on Nov. 8 to defend himself over allegations that he was responsible for a former prosecutor-general leaking confidential information, prosecution sources said on Wednesday.
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Miss Taiwan
Miss Taiwan Ai-ning Tan poses in her swimwear during a rehearsal for the Miss International beauty pageant final in Tokyo on Friday, Oct. 27, 2016.
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