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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Taiwan -- Verbal exchanges get heated as elections draw near
The Kuomintang's (KMT) Taipei mayoral candidate Sean Lien (連勝文) yesterday answered questions regarding the publicly criticized words of his father Lien Chan (連戰) and mother Lien Fang-yu (連方瑀).
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Doctor Cheng's Clinic in Taipei was recently exposed by local media outlets for selling Zolpidem, a prescription medication that treats insomnia and is classified as a Schedule 4 narcotic in Taiwan.
Taiwan -- Landslide in New Taipei buries four cars, no casualties reported
A landslide in New Taipei's Xizhi District buried four cars in a parking lot Monday, but no casualties were reported.
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Taichung Mayor Jason Hu (胡志強) said yesterday he remains confident he will win re-election on Nov. 29 even as his opponent, Legislator Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍), touted his persistent though narrowing lead in opinion polls in the two-man race.
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Taiwan -- DPP's Chen Chu poised to win Kaohsiung mayoral election once again
In Taiwan's political landscape, Northern Taiwan is dominated by supporters of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) party while supporters of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) populate the south.
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Taiwan -- New line cuts down on MRT crowds: TRTC
The new Taipei Metro Songshan Line (松山線) has successfully diverted crowd flow in the Taipei Metro System over the past three days, as more transit passengers use the new transfer station at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall (中正紀念堂站), decreasing the crowds at the city's biggest transportation hub, Taipei Main Station (台北車站), by about 40,000 passengers, a representative for the Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) said yesterday.
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More than 600 people and their pets took part in a parade Sunday at Fitzroy Gardens in Xizhou Township, Changhua county, to call for greater public awareness of animals rights.
The Executive Yuan will launch a scholarship program for nurses to work in remote cities next year, investing NT$250 million to fully support 200 nursing students through university, who will then serve in remote cities for four years upon graduation, local media reported yesterday.
Australian Jordan Lawler took one of the big prizes at the Taiwan Open of Surfing in Taitung on Sunday when he won the men's ASP 1-star Qualifying Series (QS) division while American Taylor Jensen won the men's ASP longboard division.
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President Ma Ying-jeou said Monday that Taiwan's relations with the United States are strong, stable and in their best shape in 35 years since the severance of bilateral diplomatic ties.
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