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‘Golden’ mailbox becomes unlikely tourist attraction

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The China Post Date: August 28, 2016 By: CNA TAIPEI — A “golden” mailbox in front of the Jinguashi post office of New Taipei City has become an attraction to many visitors, including foreign tourists who flock to Taiwan’s northeastern coastal area to see the scenic area, according to post office officials. The Jingquashi post…

MOTC confident about safety airport MRT

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Taiwan News Date: 2016-08-27 By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Transportation and Communications was confident about the safety of the Mass Rapid Transit system linking Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport with Taipei City, even though the requested time needed for the journey would be reached later, reports said…

Hillary Clinton’s campaign team to hold Taipei fundraiser next month

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Focus Taiwan Date: 2016/08/27 By: Rita Cheng and Elaine Hou From the official website for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign Washington, Aug. 26 (CNA) The campaign team of Hillary Clinton, the U.S. presidential candidate of the Democratic Party, will come to Taiwan to raise funds in September for her campaign activities, according to her official…

KMT’s Wei wins Hualien by-election

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Hualien City mayoral candidate Wei Chia-hsien, right, claims victory in yesterday’s by-election. Photo: Wang Chun-chi, Taipei Times

PUBLIC SENTIMENT:A senior KMT official said that the DPP’s fanning of populist sentiment in its hunt of the KMT would lead to more electoral defeats for the DPP Taipei Times Date: Aug 28, 2016 By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) candidate Wei Chia-hsien (魏嘉賢) yesterday won the Hualien City mayoral by-election,…

Man dies in Nantou paragliding accident

The body of a man who fell to his death in a paragliding accident is shown in this photo taken in Nantou County on Saturday, Aug. 27. (CNA)

The China Post Date: August 28, 2016 By: The China Post news staff A man died in a paragliding accident in Puli, Nantou County on Saturday, with initial investigations pointing to a failed takeoff. The paraglider took off from Puli’s Hushan — a popular location for the sport — spiraling to heights of up to…

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Tsai meets likely Judicial Yuan pick

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The China Post Date: August 28, 2016 By: The China Post news staff TAIPEI, Taiwan — President Tsai Ing-wen met Saturday with the former grand justice she is expected to nominate to head the Judicial Yuan, according to reports, with a public announcement of the nomination expected Thursday.…

Independent Chinese travelers continue to increase: president

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Focus Taiwan Date: 2016/08/27 By: Lu Hsin-hui and Y.F. Low Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Saturday that the number of Chinese nationals who travel independently to Taiwan has continued to increase, dismissing concerns that visitors from China have declined since her inauguration. In an…

Government can take controversy: Tsai

President Tsai Ing-wen, front, and former president Lee Teng-hui, behind, yesterday wave at a seminar on Direct Election of Presidents and Taiwan’s Democratic Development in the Past 20 Years held by the Lee Teng-hui Foundation in Taipei. Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

NEW BUDS:Decreasing job opportunities, stagnant wage growth and the income gap are a reality, the president said, explaining why her administration is pushing change Taipei Times Date: Aug 28, 2016 By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter The government is not afraid of controversies, as “they could help us…

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PROFILE: Audrey Tang: 100% made in Taiwan

Audrey Tang, former adviser to BenQ and Apple, poses for a picture in an undated photo. Photo: CNA

Taipei Times Date: Aug 28, 2016 By: Jake Chung / Staff writer, with CNA Audrey Tang (唐鳳), at 35 already a retired entrepreneur and self-taught computer programmer who is considered one of Taiwan’s brightest, is set to add another line of code to her resume: In October, she is to join the Cabinet as a minister without portfolio. Tang, who will be the Executive…

Northeasterly winds to bring cooler weather from Sunday

Taiwan News Date: 2016-08-26 By: Central News Agency The strengthening of northeasterly winds beginning Sunday is expected to bring temperatures down in Taiwan from Sunday to Aug. 30, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday. Daily highs are forecast to drop from 36 to 37 degrees Celsius to 31 to 34 degrees in the north and by 1 to 2 degrees to 33 degrees…

Tsai admits facing many crises since May, confident in solving them

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Focus Taiwan Date: 2016/08/27 By: Tai Ya-chen and Christie Chen Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Saturday admitted that her administration has been faced with many “sudden crises” since taking office on May 20, but expressed confidence in resolving them. “Some of these crises are purely accidental and some are structural defects in the country,” Tsai said during a speech at…

Be wary of civic groups: academics

Taipei Times Date: Aug 28, 2016 By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter At a seminar on the democratization of Taiwan yesterday, academics warned the government against its spontaneous response to civic groups and a plan to “co-opt” their strengths, which they said was what former president Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) tried to do. At the event, several academics deliberated over the interactive relationship between civic…

Gov’t upholds fine on school for HIV-related discrimination

The China post Date: August 28, 2016 By: CNA TAIPEI — Health Minister Lin Tzou-yien (林奏延) upheld Saturday a decision by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to impose a NT$1 million (US$31,900) fine on National Defense University for discriminating against an HIV-positive student in 2013. The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) said that notice of the fine will be issued to the…