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Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Taipei - A 20-year-old college student suffering from burns to 90 percent of his body has regained consciousness and can breathe unassisted after being injured in a fire and explosion at a water park in New Taipei July 27, in what doctors are describing as "a miracle."
Taiwan -- Water park investigations reveal 2 explosions
Chen Hui-ying (陳慧穎), general manager of Formosa Water Park, and the Color Play Asia event host who goes by the stage name Tong Tong (彤彤), were questioned by police yesterday during an investigation surrounding the water park explosions that left almost 500 party-goers injured, with 240 still in intensive care, and one dead.
Around 10 people were arrested and accussed of throwing signal bombs and crashing cars, including burning cars in fornt of a police station on the streets at midnight Tuesday, according to police officers of New Taipei City Police Department, Sanchong Precinct yesterday.
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The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) yesterday stated that "self-belittling" had occurred when political commentators weighed in on Taiwan's potential membership of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Some media outlets in Taiwan said that the government was willing to "bring disgrace upon itself" by agreeing to Beijing's terms for bank membership by diminishing national sovereignty.
Taiwan -- Donated skin needed for water park burn victims
With one fatality and 240 patients still in intensive care following the fire that occurred at the Formosa Fun Coast Water Park.
Taiwan -- Social inequality spreads to higher education
The results of a statistical survey conducted by a nongovernmental organization released yesterday found increasing trends of social polarity in Taiwan's higher education system. The study, "Growing Social Inequality Reflected also in Education"
Donations continued to flood in Tuesday to help the victims of a fiery explosion last weekend that claimed the life of a 20-year-old girl and left nearly 500 others injured.
The brother of the first person to die from injuries suffered in a New Taipei water park fire remains in stable condition after being transferred to Taipei Veterans General Hospital (TVGH) on Monday night, the doctor attending to him said Tuesday.
Taiwan -- Japanese 'victory decal' flags removed from fighters
R.O.C. Air Force jets painted with Japanese flags to denote the number of victories over Japanese fighters during World War II have been removed, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said yesterday.
A total of eight foreign nationals have been confirmed injured during a dust explosion at a water park in New Taipei Saturday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday.
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