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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Taiwan -- Temperatures in Kaohsiung climb to 82-year record
The mercury in Kaohsiung soared to 37.6 degrees Celsius Monday, a record high since the southern Taiwan city started keeping weather data 82 years ago, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
Tamkang University's central election commission yesterday announced a postponement of student association elections, effective immediately, due to controversies surrounding the election rules.
Taiwan kicked off its annual Han Kuang series of military exercises Monday to test the joint combat readiness and defense capabilities of its armed forces in the event of an attack from China.
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) recently warned locals of rampant pre-paid game card scams that many users of the popular free messaging service Line have fallen victim to.
The United States government will not intervene in Taiwan's elections, an American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) spokesman said yesterday in an attempt to refute former AIT official Richard Bush's earlier statement that Washington could do so in the 2016 presidential election.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday reaffirmed Taiwan's diplomatic relations with Panama despite the president of Panama's recent remark that hinted that his country would like to establish official ties with China in the near future.
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Taiwanese people's ignorance of HIV and AIDS have not changed much over the past two decades, a local group said Monday, urging the public to educate themselves about the disease.
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Taiwan -- Nations of Central America celebrate their 193rd independence anniversary
The embassies of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua yesterday held a banquet in Taipei to commemorate the 193rd anniversary of Central American independence from the Spanish crown.
Nearly one of every two Taiwanese consumers have purchased products via mobile websites or apps thanks to the convenience of mobile shopping, according to a survey released Monday by Yahoo Inc.'s Taiwan branch.
The first winners of the biennial Tang Prize have arrived in Taiwan to attend the award ceremony and take part in a week-long series of lectures and other activities to celebrate the international academic award established by Taiwanese entrepreneur Samuel Yin in 2012.
  
  
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