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Sunday, April 26, 2015
Water theft has been a serious problem in Taiwan, with last year's loss registered from crackdowns amounting to an equivalent of at least a day's supply from the Shihmen Dam, according to official statistics.
Tea farmers from Nantou yesterday vouched for the safety of their products after an ongoing probe into tainted tea drinks traced the origin of the materials to the central region.
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Taiwan central bank Gov. Perng Fai-nan (彭淮南) yesterday refuted speculation that he would run for president in 2016 after it was suggested that Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) attempted to encourage the elder politician to seek the party's nomination.
A team from Taiwan has won a gold medal at the 2015 World Cheerleading Championships, the first by a Taiwanese group in a major international cheerleading tournament.
A memorial service was held Saturday in Taichung for Taiwanese model and actress Cindy (楊又穎), whose tragic suicide earlier this week apparently as a result of cyberbullying, sparked a nationwide debate on such forms of abuse and the proper punishment for them.
A suicidal couple was saved earlier this week after their three children reported their parents' attempt to commit suicide to the authorities, a New Taipei City police station said Saturday.
Taiwan Star Telecom Corp. (台灣之星), one of Taiwan's smaller telecom operators, said on Saturday it will work with non-telecom Chinese firms to provide a wider range of services to woo mainland travelers, taking advantage of an increase in visitors from the Chinese mainland.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has asked a close aide to discuss the safety of Japanese food with Taiwan when he visits the island at the end of the month, a Japanese daily reported on Saturday.
The National Immigration Agency (NIA) announced Friday that a PRC national who had been listed as a fugitive in Taiwan for committing real estate fraud has been arrested.
The socio-economic challenges faced by Taiwanese youth require drastic adjustment to the nation's wage structure to counter exploitive policies that expand the problem, a panel of scholars concluded yesterday in Taipei.
The earnings per share of casing maker Catcher Technology Co. (可成) surged in the first quarter from a year earlier, Daiwa Securities has forecast, based on the manufacturers' better-than-expected sales in the quarter.
Hua Nan Commercial Bank (華南), a banking arm of Taiwan-based Hua Nan Financial Holding Co. (華南金控), said Saturday that it will open a branch in Fuzhou, the capital city of Fujian province, next month.
The production value of Taiwan's machine tool sector is expected to grow slightly in 2015 because of growing demand from the United States, the world's largest economy, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK).
Commercial revenue in Taiwan fell slightly in March from a year earlier largely due to falling sales in information technology products to Japan, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
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