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Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Taiwan -- Tai wins nation's first BWF World Superseries Finals
Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) breezed past her South Korean opponent Sunday to become the first Taiwanese to win the Badminton World Federation's World Superseries Finals.
President Ma Ying-jeou spoke Monday about the importance of traditional Chinese characters — the type of writing used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau — and cited a story related in CNA's new book about the value of learning the historic writing system.
Monday, December 22, 2014
Taiwan -- Chu proposes referendum on Constitution in 2016
New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu reiterated a proposal on Sunday that would put a possible constitutional amendment on improving government accountability to a referendum in 2016 in tandem with a national election.
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From today, fuel prices will dip NT$1 further, meaning the lowest gasoline prices in five and a half years: NT$26.4 per liter for 95-octane unleaded gasoline and NT$22.9 for diesel.
Liushidan Mountain in Hualien County and the Arctic were named by Taiwanese travelers as their dream destinations at home and abroad, according to the results of a poll released by travel agency Lion Travel Service Co. on Friday.
An approaching cold air mass will likely send the mercury down again beginning Sunday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Saturday.
Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying advanced to the women's singles final of the US$1 million Badminton World Federation's Dubai World Superseries Finals on Saturday with a victory over world No. 4 Saina Nehwal of India.
One criminal case was reported every 1.7 minutes in Taiwan in the first 11 months of the year, a slight increase from the same period last year, according to the Ministry of the Interior.
The series of massive food scandals have shattered public confidence in both the government and the local food industry, leading more Taiwanese consumers to prepare their own food and buy imported products instead of depending on government actions and corporate conscience.
Taiwan -- Food scares boost imports, home cooking
Starting on Dec. 18, males who were born in 1996 may submit applications to the National Immigration Agency (NIA) if they wish to travel abroad during the New Year holidays. 
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