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Yunlin parents and children occupy campus to protest government order
Students and parents occupied a school near the Sixth Naphtha refinery on Monday morning, defying a Cabinet order which closed the institution over carcinogen exposure fears.
 
Opening of the gate
Teachers, students and parents prepare to watch a dragon dance celebrating the completion of a new school gate in Central Taiwan, Monday, Aug. 29. National Taichung Senior High School's new gate was unveiled yesterday.
 
First I-Kuan Tao elementary school
This is an overview of the first elementary school to be set up by followers of I-Kuan Tao (一貫道). Inaugurated on Monday, the school, dubbed Chunghua Bilingual Elementary School (崇華雙語小學), is located in the southern county of Pingtung. According to its followers, I-Kuan Tao is the belief in and worship of God (Lord of all souls).
 
Kite festival reeled in 48,000 people over 2 days: gov'
A two-day kite festival, which concluded Sunday at Nanliao Fishing Port in Hsinchu City, attracted an estimated 48,000 kite enthusiasts from around Taiwan, according to the city government.
 
The Kinmen Mid-Autumn Mooncake Gambling Festival, featuring a dice game offering mooncakes and other prizes, will be held from Sept. 1 to 18 in five townships of the outlying island county, the Kinmen County government announced recently.
 
Ever Rich D.F.S. Corp. recently launched a special promotion at the world's first Hello Kitty-themed waiting lounge in Terminal 2 of the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.
 
Man dies in Nantou paragliding accident
A man died in a paragliding accident in Puli, Nantou County on Saturday, with initial investigations pointing to a failed takeoff.
 
The mass rapid transit (MRT) line linking Taipei and the Taoyuan airport has seen major improvements in safety and stability, but initial runs of its trains will not be as fast as intended, a government committee diagnosing the problematic transport project said Saturday.
 
KMT candidate declares victory in Hualien mayoral race
Opposition Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Wei Chia-hsien (魏嘉賢) on Saturday declared victory in the Hualien mayoral by-election race before the final tally was announced.
 
The Nantou County Environmental Protection Bureau (NTEPB) announced Monday it would increase water monitoring efforts in Sun Moon Lake leading up to two large-scale swimming events at the popular attraction.
 
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