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By: CNA and Staff Reporter
Two television news channels in Taiwan on Monday won the Tseng Hsu-pai Journalism
Award, the Taiwan equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, for excellent news reporting and professionalism.
CTi News, one of the winners and a China Times affiliate, was honored for its investigative report on how life in northeast Taiwan’s Yilan county has changed since the opening of the Hsuehshan Tunnel in 2006.
The report said that Yilan is often referred to as the playground of Taipei residents. Only a one-hour drive from Taipei, Yilan with its natural beauty serves as a getaway from the noise and bustle of the capital, the report said.
Since the opening of the Hsuehshan Tunnel, the number of visitors to Yilan has tripled, but there have also been drawbacks such as traffic jams which have disrupted the quiet life of local residents. [FULL STORY]