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41 min ago | The Straits Times

400 hours up in the air for Taiwan's top grossing documentary

Taiwan's Mount Jade was one of the places shot by Chi Po-lin who used to be an aerial photographer in the civil service.

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4 hrs ago | AVHerald

Transasia A320 at Taipei on Aug 21st 2014, cabin pressure problem

A Transasia Airbus A320-200, registration B-22312 performing flight GE-351 from Taipei to Macau with 148 people on board, was climbing out of Taipei when the crew noticed abnormal indications on their instruments, stopped the climb at FL100 and returned to Taipei for a safe landing about 25 minutes after departure.

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6 hrs ago | Nerve News

Local polls announced in Taiwan

Electoral authorities in Taiwan Thursday announced the island's local polls in which over 10,000 public officials will be elected Nov 29. The island, for the first time, will be concurrently electing seven levels of local government officials, ranging from mayors of the six municipalities of Taipei, New Taipei, Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung and ... (more)

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10 hrs ago | The China Post

Spurred on by student, Taipei taxi drivers deliver a message to Lucy

With the movie "Lucy" causing a huge craze in Taiwan and droves assembling at movie theaters, Tony Hsu , a student who recently graduated from The Affiliated Senior High School of National Taiwan Normal University , made a video responding to the scene in which Lucy shoots a Taiwanese taxi driver because he cannot speak English.

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12 hrs ago | ContactMusic.com

Luc Besson downplays speculation of Lucy sequel

Besson, 55, has already received a number of offers to make a sequel, but says the prospect is unlikely, telling reporters in Taipei: ''I don't see how we can do one.

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16 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Taiwan's ex-China affairs official denies spying claim

A former top Taiwanese negotiator on China policy on Thursday rejected allegations he was spying for China, after he was forced to step down over suspicions of leaking secrets.

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20 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Stock Rally Lifts Chinese Tutoring Entrepreneur Into World's Billionaire Ranks

I'm a senior editor and the Shanghai bureau chief of Forbes magazine. Now in my 13th year at Forbes, I compile the Forbes China Rich List, Hong Kong Rich List and Taiwan Rich List.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

'Long Live the Nazis' spaghetti dish renamed after backlash

An Italian restaurant in Taiwan which named two of its sausage-filled dishes "Long Live the Nazis" has apologised after it was bombarded with complaints.

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The China Post

Student admitted to top high school without CAP score

A student who did not take the Comprehensive Assessment Program exam was admitted to Cheng Kung Senior High School based only on his "multidimensional learning performance" and "enrollment sequences" through the second round of exam-free admissions, yesterday.

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ETaiwanNews.com

Ex-president Lee found not guilty of corruption in retrial

Taipei, Aug. 20 The Taiwan High Court upheld Wednesday a district court's verdict that found former President Lee Teng-hui not guilty of corruption and money laundering during his time in office between 1988 and 2000.

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The China Post

It shouldn't be too difficult for Japan to apologize

Two scores of protestors marched on the de facto Japanese embassy in Taipei last Thursday to demand an official apology and compensation from Japan for Taiwanese women forced into sexual slavery during World War II.

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The Advocate

Taiwanese firm, Livingston Parish studio partnering

CyberLink Corp., a Taipei, Taiwan-based multimedia software company, said Wednesday it is partnering with Livingston Parish's John Schneider Studios to promote and support independent filmmakers.

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ETaiwanNews.com

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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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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