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Ko denies corruption claim in leaked draft

A strongly-worded draft of pan-green Taipei Mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je was leaked online yesterday, the contents of which were directed at his Kuomintang counterpart Sean Lien and KMT Legislator Lo Shu-lei after she accused Ko of corruption. Ko's campaign office spokeswoman Chien Yu-yen confirmed yesterday that the response was indeed drafted by the Ko camp, although the leaked document was not the final version of the statement.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

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Promoting peace: Japanese man on hugging spree

A young Japanese man has been traveling three years through Asia distributing "free hugs for peace" in an initiative to bring people together, His videos have registered more than 1.5 million views on Youtube. Koichi Kuwabara, 29, began his adventure just after graduating from university and has since toured South Korea, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan giving hugs to all passers-by who come to claim their "Free Hugs for Peace".

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Icon Uk 2014: Ibm's Social Business Transformation

It has been a busy three months since my new position as Vice President, IBM Social Business Transformation was announced. Immediately after starting my new role, I left for Taiwan for a three-week assignment on an .

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South China Morning Post

Taiwanese fighter jets land on highway in - China attack' war games

A Taiwan Air Force US-made F-16 fighter jet takes off from a highway during the annual Han Kuang military exercise in Chiayi County. Photo: Reuters Taiwan displayed how its fighter jets and early warning aircraft could land, refuel and take off on a closed highway on Tuesday, in a scenario simulating a PLA attack that wiped out the island's air force bases.

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ETaiwanNews.com

First Orchid Island 7-Eleven set to open Sept. 19

Taipei, Sept. 16 President Chain Store Corp. is scheduled to open its first 7-Eleven convenience chain store on Orchid Island off Taiwan's southeastern coast Sept.

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Hannah Quinlivan is keeping chastity...

Taiwanese model and actress Hannah Quinlivan poses during a launch event for Philip`s new coffeemaker in Taipei, Taiwan, 15 September 2014. Taiwanese model and actress Hannah Quinlivan attended a launch event for Philip`s new coffeemaker in Taipei, Taiwan, 15 September 2014.

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Thanh Nein News

Contaminated Taiwanese oil scandal prompts recalls in Vietnam

The door at Cuu Huong Company in Ho Chi Minh City were shut on city health officials on the night of September 15, 2014. Vietnamese food authorities ordered the recall of two shipments of Taiwanese-made canned food after Taiwanese trade officials said they contained contaminated oil.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

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Investment-solicitation event held for Taipei Port

Taipei, Sept. 15 Taiwan International Ports Corp. and New Taipei City jointly held an event Monday to attract investment for the Port of Taipei, a new international seaport in New Taipei's Bali District.

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International Business Times

Lady Gaga Reveals Her Battle With Bulimia, Anorexia, and Depression:...

She said she was extremely depressed late last year and felt cold. She wanted to keep people away from herself.

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Central Taiwan Innovation Campus inaugurated

Taipei, Sept. 15 The Central Taiwan Innovation Campus under the Ministry of Economic Affairs was inaugurated in Nantou County Monday.

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The China Post

First Tang Prize winners arrive in Taipei to attend award ceremony

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. The five Tang Prize laureates are Gro Harlem Brundtland, former prime minister of Norway, winner for sustainable development; James P. Allison of the United States and Tasuku Honjo of Japan, who share the prize for biopharmaceutical science; Chinese American historian Yu Ying-shih, who won the prize for sinology; and Albie Sachs, a former justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, who was named the winner of the prize for rule of law.

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The China Post

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. During her address, Ambassador Marta Chang de Tsien of the Republic of El Salvador to the R.O.C. stated that on Sept.

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Park Shin Hye wants to be an action star

South Korean actress Park Shin Hye performs at her Story of Angel fan meeting in Taipei, Taiwan, 13 September 2014. Following rumored boyfriend Lee Min Ho, South Korean actress Park Shin Hye started her Story of Angel fan meeting tour in Taipei, Taiwan, 13 September 2014.

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The China Post

Suspects surrender, say cop death was 'accident'

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The main suspects involved in the killing of a police officer in downtown Taipei turned themselves in yesterday but claimed the fatal attack was an "accident." Liu told police that she and Tseng had taken the assailants to the nightclub, but claimed the consequent homicide to be the result of a misunderstanding.

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The View from Taiwan

Monday Short Shorts: Richard Bush, Gangs, and Burning Bunnies

Toilets. Necessary when you're discussing politicians. Gotta love Taiwan. Check out the KMT candidate for Miaoli : The Taipei District Court in July last year sentenced Hsu to nine years in prison for illegal profiteering for accepting up to NT$10 million in bribes in the first ruling on the case.

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Hofman's giant white rabbit damaged by fire in Taiwan

Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's giant white rabbit, which drew more than two million visitors on show in Taiwan, was partially damaged by a fire when workers were trying to dismantle it, organisers said on Monday . A 25.3-meter in length's giant rabbit, made of plastic and wood and designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, is displayed during an art exhibition in Taoyuan county, Taiwan.

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Combat aircraft to perform takeoff, landing maneuvers on freeway

Taipei, Sept. 14 Taiwan's main combat aircraft will practice emergency takeoffs and landings on a freeway Tuesday as part of the military's annual Han Kuang series of exercises that kick off Monday.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

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Taiwan backs international condemnation of ISIS brutality

Taipei, Sept. 14 Taiwan has voiced its support for the international community's condemnation of the brutal acts committed by the militant group Islamic State, which has seized wide swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria.

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Taiwan's KMT confirms appointments of four vice chairmen

Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang party confirmed the appointments of four new vice chairmen at its annual plenary congress on Sunday. The KMT confirmed the designations of the island's deputy leader Wu Den-yih, New Taipei City mayor Eric Chu, Taichung Mayor Jason Hu, and Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin as the party's vice chairmen.

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Farmer hailed as 'hero' for exposing oil scandal

Taipei, Sept. 14 A 60-year-old farmer in Pingtung County was hailed as a hero on Sunday after it was revealed that he was a key figure behind the exposure of the recent scandal in Taiwan.

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