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2 hrs ago | ETaiwanNews.com

Lawmakers, minister trade barbs over privatization of defense firm

Taipei, July 30 Lawmakers on the Legislature's Economics Committee Wednesday urged state-owned Aerospace Industrial Development Corp. not to go ahead with a privatization plan before a bill governing the company's establishment clears the legislative floor.

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6 hrs ago | ETaiwanNews.com

Fourth nuclear power plant passes safety checks

Taipei, July 30 The Ministry of Economic Affairs said Wednesday that the controversial fourth nuclear power plant project has passed its safety checks.

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11 hrs ago | The Georgia Straight

Pride 2014 parents: Fiona Chen

Chen knew in the first few years that the child she thought was a daughter wasn't like other little girls.

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15 hrs ago | The China Post

Ex-president denies ever being member of communist party

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Former President Lee Teng-hui recently denied that he was ever a member of a communist party, contrary to long-standing rumors, adding that communism is "deceptive."

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19 hrs ago | Suria

Tia Li claims to be single after caught...

Taiwanese girl group Dream Girls` Tia Li touches Fahrenheit`s Aaron Yan`s muscles during a celebration party for their TV drama "Fall in Love With Me" in Taipei, Taiwan, 29 July 2014.

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22 hrs ago | Hollywood Reporter

Taiwan Establishes Film Institute

The organization will supersede the Chinese Taipei Film Archive, adding the task of the promotion of the local film industry and industry research on.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Reuters

Suicide cause of Hon Hai employee death - media

An employee of a subsidiary of Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd that was found dead in the Chinese city of Shenzhen committed suicide, according to Chinese media reports.

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The China Post

Diplomat indicted on bribery charge: prosecutors

A diplomat who previously served at Taiwan's Vietnam representative office yesterday was indicted for allegedly taking bribes for visa applicants in Vietnam, the Taipei District Prosecutors Office announced yesterday.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Rotary International president Gary Huang to visit Waynesboro

The president of Rotary International, one of the world's largest humanitarian service organizations, will soon recognize the work of the Rotary Club of Waynesboro during a visit to south central Pennsylvania.

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The China Post

Parents of French victim in Penghu crash landing touch down in Taiwan

Parents of one of the French victims who died in a TransAsia Airways crash in the outlying island county of Penghu last week have arrived in Taiwan to handle the aftermath of their daughter's death.

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Best of New Orleans

Review: Lucy

Is there anything as free from the mundane restrictions of daily life as a well-made science fiction movie? Nothing in French action-thriller specialist Luc Besson's Lucy bears any resemblance to the real world, and that is what makes it so much fun.

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The China Post

Ex-head of Taiwan's Defense Mission in Washington fails polygraph test: MND

The Ministry of National Defense yesterday confirmed that the former head of Taiwan's Defense Mission in the United States had failed to pass a required polygraph test.

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National Public Radio

In 'Ghost Month,' A Murder-Mystery Tour Of Taipei

In Taiwan, August is the month ghosts return from the afterlife. Linda Wertheimer talks to author Ed Lin about his mystery Ghost Month, set largely in the night markets and food stalls of Taipei.

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DigiTimes

Taiwan market: Acer, Asustek see opportunities from enterprise PC replacement trend

President of Acer Taiwan Tony Huang has recently pointed out that the company saw strong demand from large enterprises for replacing their existing PCs in the first half of the year in Taiwan, while Asustek Computer president Kevin Lin noted that the replacement trend triggered by the end of support for Windows XP's will last into the second half ... (more)

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Inter Press Service

For Many Asian LGBT Youth, Homophobia Starts at Home

Two marchers in Taiwan`s 11th annual LGBT Pride March in Taipei City Oct. 26 affirm that "I am proud to be gay; I'm not a sex refugee!" Credit: Dennis Engbarth/IPS - To teenagers, running away can seem like the easiest answer to problems at home, but for Alex* it was his only option when his family refused to accept that he identified himself as a ... (more)

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Suria

Elva Hsiao admits new love with...

Taiwanese singer Elva Hsiao poses during an unveiling ceremony for her Elva X Molly doll in Taipei, Taiwan, 26 July 2014.

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Christian Science Monitor

Taiwan's nuclear power plants are magnets for protesters - and snorkelers

An employee looks at the moisture separator reheater in the turbine building during a media tour at the yet-to-be-completed Taipower Fourth Nuclear Power Plant in Gongliao, New Taipei City, May 14, 2013.

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The China Post

Farglory chairman defends against bribery charges

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Farglory Group Chairman Chao Teng-hsiung yesterday told local media reporters that he was forced and demanded by former Taoyuan Deputy Magistrate Yeh Shih-wen - a senior Farglory executive - to give a bribe to Yeh via intermediary Tsai to secure an affordable public housing project in Bade District of Taoyuan County.

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The China Post

Protest staged in Taipei against US, Israel over Gaza conflict

Dozens of protesters took to the streets in Taipei yesterday to voice opposition to Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip that have reportedly caused over 1,000 deaths, mostly civilian, and urged the United States to stop its military assistance to Israel.

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The China Post

TRA catenary severed, delaying over 10,000 passengers

A catenary wire on the Taiwan Railways Administration east to west main line was reported severed yesterday, causing a mass delay to over 10,000 passengers who complained angrily to the TRA.

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