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Taipei deputy mayor named new labor minister

Taipei, Aug. 20 Taipei Deputy Mayor Chen Hsiung-wen was named Taiwan's new labor minister Wednesday, filling the position vacated by Pan Shih-wei, who resigned the post in July amid rumors that he had had an inappropriate relationship with his secretary.

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Madden 15 Gameplay! (So Much Rage!!)

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The China Post

Taiwan skilled in design, but has trouble keeping talent: professor

Local students may manage to do well in prestigious design competitions like the Red Dot Award, but Taiwan's lack of competitiveness in innovation means those talented people tend to seek opportunities abroad, a design school head said Tuesday.

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Scarlett Johansson says shooting Lucy was a unique experience

Scarlett has probably become best known for her role as Black Widow in the Marvel movies but, while Black Widow does not actually a successful film already.

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Foreign Policy

'Today's Hong Kong, Tomorrow's Taiwan'

Two days before Hong Kong's annual July 1 pro-democracy march, 23-year-old Chen Wei-ting hopped on a plane from Taipei in the hope of joining the rally -- only to be denied entry and forced to return the same day.

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The China Post

Besson gives high marks to Taiwan cast and crew

Director Luc Besson yesterday praised the Taiwanese cast and crew members who contributed to his action thriller "Lucy," saying everyone worked together like a cohesive football team when the film was shot in Taipei last year.

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The China Post

Actor issues apology after arrest in Beijing

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Following Taiwanese actor Ko Chen-tung's arrest in Beijing for using marijuana, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV yesterday aired video footage showing the actor's tearful apology to the public for "setting a negative example."

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The Peninsula

Taiwan launches probe into ex-China affairs official

TAIPEI: One of Taiwan's top negotiators on China policy has been put under investigation after stepping down, over suspicions related to "national security", authorities said Tuesday.

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GlobeNewswire

Asia Pacific Wire and Cable to Host 2014 Annual Shareholders Meeting on October 9, 2014

Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited , a leading manufacturer of wire and cable products for the telecommunications and electric-power industries in the Asia-Pacific region, today announced that the Company will host its 2014 annual general meeting for shareholders at its headquarters located at Room B, 7th Fl., No.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Asia News Network

BEIJING: Hopes rise for closer Sino-Vatican ties

Hopes of improvement in the strained relations between China and the Vatican have risen after Beijing allowed Pope Francis to enter its airspace en route to South Korea last week, making him the first pontiff to do so since 1989.

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EETimes

Re: I wore a kilt at work

Please don't. PS Have you heard that definition of a gentleman? It's someone who knows how to play the bagpipes... but doesn't :-) As David has mentioned, it could be hot in Southern Africa and wearing shorts was perfectly acceptable in many environments along with an open shirt neck .

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Politico

Taiwan's Man in D.C. Pushes TPP Membership

The U.S. may not officially recognize him as an ambassador and his office may not technically be an embassy, but Taiwan's new top representative in Washington, Lyushun Shen, still has a big job: persuading Washington to back the island's bid to join a massive Pacific Rim trade deal, despite the problems that could cause in relations with China.

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The China Post

Taipei mayor attends 'Lucy' premiere with director Luc Besson

Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin yesterday attended the premier of famed French writer-director Luc Besson's "Lucy," a film that was partially shot in Taipei featuring local backdrops and actors.

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The China Post

City of Taipei one of the stars in Besson's action thriller 'Lucy'

Director Luc Besson's new action thriller "Lucy" is not the first major Hollywood production to shoot in Taiwan, but it is the first one where Taiwan plays a major part in the storyline.

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Indian Television

AFAA launches DigiAsia

MUMBAI: The Asian Federation of Advertising Associations announced the launch of their new property DigiAsia a bi-annual event which will be held from 11 to 14 November 2014 in Taipei.

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PR-inside.com

Smart City Solutions on 3D GIS Platform

The webinar will show how 3D GIS can be applied to building a smart city and solve spatial issues.

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Channelnewsasia.com

'Purrfect' travel option? Hello Kitty flights launching in Singapore

Taiwanese airline EVA Air will launch nine Hello Kitty-themed chartered flights from Singapore to Taipei this December - a first for the company.

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ETaiwanNews.com

MAC deputy being investigated after resignation announcement

Taipei, Aug. 18 Chang Hsien-yao, the principal deputy minister of the Mainland Affairs Council , "had to be removed and subjected to an investigation," MAC has announced.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Pasadena Star-News

Taiwanese cultural office gets new director-general

LOS ANGELES >> The Taiwanese community can expect changes to gallop into town as formerly Houston-based Director-General Steve Hsia took the reins of the de facto Taiwan consulate Wednesday.

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The China Post

Group planning to hold new 'comfort women' exhibition

Taipei-based group will hold an exhibition aimed at calling for the Japanese government to offer a formal apology and compensation for driving thousands of women - known euphemistically as "comfort women" - into sexual slavery during World War II.

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DFW Catholic

Thai pilgrims: Pope not just for Catholics, but for the world

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 17, 2014 / 12:05 pm .- A group of pilgrims who traveled from Thailand to participate in events surrounding Pope Francis' visit have expressed their joy at seeing him, particularly for the beatification of 124 Korean martyrs.

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