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Monday, July 6, 2015
Taiwan -- CWB warns of heavy rains, flash floods as storm nears
Tropical Storm Linfa (蓮花) turned slightly westbound yesterday evening, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB, 中央氣象局), and the sea warning originally scheduled to be issued last night was postponed.
Greece's referendum on its debt issue can only wield short-term impacts on Taiwan, and Europeans stocks may rebound when the referendum is over, said executives of Taiwan's finance industry.
Taiwan -- 'If the ROC doesn't exist, what does?': Hung
Likely Kuomintang (KMT) 2016 presidential candidate and Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) yesterday reversed her previous stance by asking "If the ROC doesn't exist, what does?" at the ceremony to remember the 70th anniversary of the nation's victory over Japan in the Second Sino-Japanese War at Freedom Square at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.
State-run oil refiner CPC Corp, Taiwan (台灣中油) said yesterday that that it will lower both gasoline and diesel prices by NT$0.1 per liter starting today, extending a sliding trend to its third week.
Taiwan -- Face history and cling to peace: KMT head
Ruling Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) during a war victory celebration Sunday called for people to face history and continue to seek for and hold on to peace between the two sides across the Taiwan Strait.
After the first 1,000 human-like robots named "Pepper," developed by Japanese telecom giant SoftBank Corp. and Taiwanese contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., sold out within one minute on June 20, another 1,000 of a new version of the robot will be coming out July 31, according to SoftBank.
A New Taipei City councilor has accused local police of a weak crackdown on purported gang disturbances by youth on scooters last week.
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With more than 200 dust explosion victims suffering burns to at least 40 percent of the body, Taiwan's medical sector has been unable to decide how to fairly distribute the limited cadaver skin the country has available among the patients.
Foreign medical doctors cannot be directly involved in treating victims of the color powder blast of June 27, a senior health official said Sunday, citing Taiwan's law.
Dayeh University has received a donation of more than 100 books that are meant to facilitate research by students in its newly introduced bachelor's degree program on fire safety studies.
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