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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Taiwan -- Lee gets 30 years in sexual assault case
The Taiwan High Court yesterday sentenced socialite Justin Lee (李宗瑞) to an accumulated 79 years and seven months for sexually assaulting 20 women, also ordering him to pay compensation totaling NT$27.45 million to 17 victims from the second trial.
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Shares in Taiwan took a dive Tuesday after the rally seen a session earlier as Taiwanese suppliers to Apple Inc. came under pressure, dragging down the bellwether electronics sector, dealers said.
Democracy and the rule of law are the core values of Hong Kong, and as it pursues a general election, the event is being closely monitored in Taiwan and will receive the full backing of the Taiwanese, said President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday.
Reports indicate that a woman was arrested at 6 p.m. yesterday evening for brandishing a knife at Jiantan MRT Station (捷運劍潭站).
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Taiwan -- No more cetacean shows: animal advocates
Several animal protection organizations yesterday called on the public to stop seeing sea animal performances because of the inhumane environments that cause the deaths of many whales and dolphins.
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Taiwan's military yesterday announced the staging of a drill to allow the nation's fighter jets to test emergency landings and takeoffs on a section of highway in Southern Taiwan later this month, as part of this year's Han Kuang series of military exercises.
Several hopefuls in the Nov. 29 election officially registered their candidacies Tuesday, including Taipei candidate Sean Lien (連勝文) and Taichung incumbent Jason Hu (胡志強) of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) and Kaohsiung incumbent Chen Chu (陳菊) of the Democratic Progressive Party.
A technical issue within the French government is preventing the European country from signing a reciprocal youth working holiday agreement with Taiwan, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) official said yesterday.
According to statistics published by the National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) yesterday, there were 70,000 reimbursement applications for overseas medical treatments in the first half of 2014 and the total amount reimbursed reached NT$169 million.
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Taiwan -- Semiconductor industry on display at SEMICON
On course to enjoy the largest growth in regional semiconductor manufacturing equipment and materials capital expenditures for 2014-15, Taiwan will bring this investment energy into focus on Sept. 3-5 at SEMICON Taiwan 2014.
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