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Saturday, March 7, 2015
Taiwan -- Taipei MRT killer sentenced to death
Cheng Chieh (鄭捷), the college student charged with killing 4 and injuring 22 at the Jiangzicui MRT station (江子翠站) on May 21 of last year, was given four death sentences yesterday afternoon by the New Taipei City District Court.
Taiwan -- New Xinyi chief applauded for arrest of activists
Taipei's newly appointed Xinyi District police precinct chief Wu Jing-tian (吳敬田) yesterday made a striking first impression to citizens by ordering the arrest of several pro-unification Concentric Patriotic Association of the R.O.C. (CPAROC, 愛國同心會) members as his first official command.
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The Special Investigation Division (SID) of the Supreme Prosecutors Office yesterday subpoenaed Wei Ying-heng (魏應行), the fourth brother of the Wei family, to stand as witness in the ongoing political contributions case.
Venture capital companies are open to Chinese investment, however, such investment may not have control over the companies, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said yesterday.
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) yesterday said it will invite President Ma Ying-jeou to preside over a planned public military display to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the R.O.C.'s victory over Japan in the Second Sino-Japanese War.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday confirmed that police authorities in South Korea are currently investigating a suspect who threatened to set fire to Taiwan's representative office in the East Asian country.
News surfaced Friday that Malaysia's IOI Group has abandoned its plan to acquire Taiwan's landmark Taipei 101 building and a formal announcement was expected from Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA, 經濟部).
An agricultural technical mission sent by Taiwan to the Indonesian island of Bali has helped farmers there grow asparagus and vegetables and improve their standard of living, earning the farmers' appreciation.
Oung Ta-ming (翁大銘), the controversial former chairman of the Hualon Group, (華隆集團) was found dead at home in Taipei on Friday at noon. He was 64.
Taipei and Taichung are among the top 100 cities in the world in terms of quality of living, according to a survey released by multinational market consulting firm Mercer.
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