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1 min 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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2 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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6 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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8 hrs ago | ETaiwanNews.com

Int'l Press plugs in Taiwan's global place in water

Exhibition Center. To date, more than 134 exhibitors have signed for 214 booths to showcase their products and services at the event.

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8 hrs 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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9 hrs ago | The China Post

Most conscripts obey laws, regulations: MND

Very few conscripts that have undergone or are undergoing compulsory four-month military training are found to have violated laws or military discipline, the Ministry of National Defense said.

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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

Cathay Life Insurance buys prime London property

Cathay Life Insurance yesterday announced that the company has purchased a prime property in London, marking the first acquisition by a Taiwanese life insurance carrier since the Financial Supervision Commission's approval of overseas real estate investments for the sector.

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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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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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Channelnewsasia.com

China sentences German to death for double killing

A Chinese court has sentenced a German national to death for double murder, Berlin said on Wednesday , vowing to do all it can to stop his execution.

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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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People's Daily Online

Rescuers work at accident site after building collapsed in China's Xiamen

Rescuers work at the accident site after a building collapsed in Xiamen City, southeast China's Fujian Province, Aug. 20, 2014.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

ETaiwanNews.com

Kaohsiung dengue fever cases skyrocket after flooding

Health officials in the southern city said the recent outbreaks occurred in Siaogang and Fongshan, two districts near the site of gas s on July 31, where badly damaged drainage systems have resulted in water-filled ditches easily flooded when it rains.

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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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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

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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Channelnewsasia.com

Director Besson praises charms of 'photogenic' Taiwan

French director Luc Besson, whose new film showcases Taiwan's capital as the home of its heroine, praised Taipei as one of the world's most photogenic cities when he visited on Tuesday for its local premiere.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Fiji police investigate video of murder at sea

A mobile phone left behind in a Suva taxi by an Asian fishing boat crewman is at the heart of a horrific video showing the killing of four castaways on the high seas.

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