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Taking the mall by storm
Consumers gather outside the entrance of the Fengyuan branch of Pacific Department Store in central Taichung City well before doors opened at 2 p.m., Friday, July 8. Many shoppers were eager to make use of the extra typhoon holiday. The city reported little wind or rain despite Typhoon Nepartak ravaging parts of Eastern and Southern Taiwan.
 
An apartment in Taichung City caught fire Wednesday, causing five injuries, according to firefighters. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
 
Taichung MRT ahead of schedule
Rail tracks at a construction site for the Taichung Mass Rail Transit System are seen in this photo released by the Taichung City government on Monday, July 4. The city government pointed out that as of May, the completion rate of the Taichung MRT reached 64.19 percent, putting the project ahead of schedule. A trial run for the Taichung metro is expected by the end of November 2018 and formal operation by December 2020.
 
Missing boy in Taichung
Rescuers tread across a stream in Taichung's Taiping District (太平) on Sunday, July 3, to search for three boys who went missing while playing in the water on Saturday.
 
Police authorities have busted an illicit drug factory that was operating in remote mountainous areas in Taichung earlier this month, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局) has announced.
 
A 70-year-old man drowned at a water park in Taichung, Saturday, while taking a pleasure ride on an inner tube down a slow-flowing canal, police said.
 
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Monday that the robust industrial foundation in the Greater Taichung area should be utilized to support the development of the intelligent machinery and aerospace industries, the Central News Agency reported.
 
Stop politicizing ractopamine: AIT head
The top U.S. envoy to Taiwan has called for the pork import issue to be depoliticized, reiterating Washington's long-standing call for the government to adopt global standards on meat containing the leanness enhancer ractopamine.
 
Despite bus operators' protest, Taichung City Government yesterday reiterated its stance that 10 kilometers of free bus service will stay available to its citizens.
 
The Taichung City Government has rolled out a project to diversify land-use and revitalize idle government-owned lands used for traditional market stalls, the Central News Agency reported on Tuesday.
 
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