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1 hr 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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5 hrs ago | ETaiwanNews.com

Premier confident Taiwan, U.S. can resolve pork issues

Taipei, July 30 Premier Jiang Yi-huah said Wednesday he is confident that Taiwan and United States can work out their differences on the issue of pork imports containing the drug ractopamine.

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9 hrs ago | The China Post

Tofu made of green soybeans debuts in Taiwan

It is usually a sign that food has gone bad when it turns green, but researchers in southern Taiwan are proud to have developed a new kind of tofu made from green soybeans, which they say could boost Taiwan's NT$2 billion of annual green soybean exports.

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14 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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18 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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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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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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The China Post

Independent candidate quits Chiayi mayoral election

A former member of the Kuomintang announced Tuesday that she will drop out of the mayoral race in Chiayi , head of the Chiayi City Farmers' Association, denied speculation she had been pressured by KMT officials and she decided to quit the race simply because she was not ready for it.

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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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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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Nerve News

Taiwan plane crash: Black box data deciphered

Taiwan has finished decoding the data from the two black boxes of its ill-fated plane that crashed last week, the island's aviation council said Monday.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

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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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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New York Daily News

Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council members travel to Taiwan

As Mayor de Blasio returned to New York, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito headed out of town - landing Monday for a six-day trip to Taiwan with five other Council members.

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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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Suria

Taiwan first lady resumes Japan visit...

Taiwan's first lady will resume a rare visit to Japan which was postponed after a diplomatic row over posters for an exhibition of loaned treasured artefacts, officials said Monday.

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Daily Times

Ex-military attache at Taiwan US mission under scrutiny : July 28, 2014,

TAIPEI A senior Taiwanese military officer who served at the island's de facto US embassy has been placed under investigation after failing a lie detector test, the defence ministry said Monday.

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