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Saturday, May 4, 2013
Environmental authorities have ordered a beach resort in Kenting to suspend operations and expansion after learning that it has never undergone a mandatory government assessment of its impact to the environment, officials said yesterday.
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Taiwan -- Kenting resort shuttered, lacks EPA test
Monday, April 22, 2013
Taiwan -- 7 hospitalized as rough seas rock swim event
Seven people were hospitalized and one person reportedly died yesterday due to exhaustion after swimming against strong ocean currents in an attempt to return to shore at the 2013 Olympic Hengchun Open Water Swimming event in Kenting.
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Saturday, April 6, 2013
Taiwan -- Throngs rush south for Kenting's music festival
The atmosphere continued heating up in Kenting yesterday, as more tourists and music-lovers arrived at the southernmost tip of Taiwan for the Spring Scream Festival.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Most of the hostels in Kenting (墾丁) are fully booked, while many of the major hotels are 80 to 90 percent reserved, as the annual music festival season prepares to kick off in April.
Monday, October 22, 2012
A 50-year-old man named Chen Wen-chang (陳文昌) surrendered to police late Saturday, claiming to be the driver of a hit-and-run 20 hours ago that resulted in three dead and three injured in Pingtung County's Donggang Township.
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Monday, September 17, 2012
More than 12,000 Chinese goshawks flew past Kenting in the southern county of Pingtung Saturday, the highest number in a single day this year, as they migrate south for the winter.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Taiwan -- Authorities bust biggest heroin case in a decade
The Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau (MJIB), in cooperation with the Coast Guard Administration, uncovered a smuggling case yesterday morning, discovering 171 bricks of heroin valued at NT$2 billion and weighing 60 kilograms. The amount of heroin seized is reportedly the largest and most valuable confiscated over the last decade.
Taiwan -- No serious injuries after winds cause dragon boats to capsize in Pingtung
Strong winds capsized two boats on their way back from racing in a Pingtung County dragon boat competition in the township of Donggang yesterday afternoon.
Monday, July 9, 2012
The military will hold a joint-forces live-fire missile exercise Monday in the southern county of Pingtung as part of its efforts to strengthen the country's defense capabilities.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
A woman in Pingtung County of southern Taiwan yesterday had a narrow escape from delivering a large sum of money to a con ring allegedly utilizing a new tactic to swindle money from victims, according to the Pingtung Police Precinct.
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