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Official offers ‘proof’ Farglory’s Chao was drunk

By Kuo An-chia and Jake Chung

The Taipei City Government yesterday provided records of a Line app conversation to substantiate Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je’s (柯文哲) allegation that Farglory Land Development Co (遠雄建設) chairman Chao Teng-hsiung (趙藤雄) “reeked of alcohol” when he came to negotiate the controversial Taipei Dome project on TuesdayFULL STORY

Farglory is responsible for damage in locality: Taipei

By Abraham Gerber

Farglory Land Development Co (遠雄建設) is to be responsible for any damage that occurs as a result of a Taipei City Government-ordered halt to the construction of the Taipei Dome, Taipei City Department of Legal Affairs Commissioner Yang Fang-ling (楊芳玲) said yesterday. “Their construction method isFULL STORY

Mayor Ko Wen-je attacks Farglory’s ‘arrogant’ attitude

By Abraham Gerber

Farglory Land Development Co (遠雄建設) brushed off his and the city’s requests for details on Taipei Dome construction safety plans, providing only perfunctory answers, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said on Wednesday. “From start to finish [Farglory] has been extremely arrogant,” Ko said, adding thatFULL STORY

Taiwanese military attend conference of US Marines

By Jason Pan

Minister of National Defense Kao Kuang-chi (高廣圻) yesterday said a Taiwanese military delegation is taking part in a US Marine Corps conference on maritime and amphibious operations in Hawaii this week. Replying to questions at a meeting of the legislature’s Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee,FULL STORY

Shih Ming-te launches campaign for presidency

By Loa Iok-sin

Long-time political activist Shih Ming-te (施明德) yesterday announced his presidential bid, saying that he aimed to bring about cross-strait reconciliation and implement social justice, while lashing out at “conventional” politicians who he said had betrayed the public. “In each successive administration, we see politicians betraying theirFULL STORY

THSRC funding plan on track

By Shelley Shan

Following two major setbacks at the Legislative Yuan, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) yesterday secured legislators’ approval for a new Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp (THSRC) financial restructuring plan, after promising to raise funds only from state-run or state-affiliated agencies and to lowerFULL STORY

Formosan black bear attacks its Pingtung carers

A 77-year-old man and his 66-year-old wife, who have raised four Formosan black bears, were attacked by one of the animals at their home in Changzhi Township (長治), Pingtung County, on Wednesday. Lee Teng-cheng (李籐正) and his wife, Chen-Lin Pao-kuei (陳林寶貴), were hospitalized after being bittenFULL STORY

Stinky tofu ranked No. 1 night market food in poll

By Stacy Hsu

Night markets are known for the variety of food they offer, but one particular item stands out from the rest and was chosen by the respondents of a recent survey to be their all-time favorite — stinky tofu. The poll, conducted by 1111 Job bank betweenFULL STORY

Young adults lack knowledge about heart disease: poll

By Stacy Hsu

Most young and middle-aged adults in the nation live in an unhealthy manner and lack knowledge about coronary heart disease, the most common fatal heart disease among young people, even though the death rate from heart diseases has increased nearly 30 percent in the pastFULL STORY

Parties clash over voting age review

By Alison Hsiao

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucuses separately held news conferences yesterday morning, with each side accusing the other of blocking the lowering of the voting age from 20 to 18. The Constitutional Amendment Committee had dispersed on Wednesday without reachingFULL STORY

Fake photographer lured girls for sex, police say

By Jason Pan

Authorities on Wednesday apprehended a 21-year-old in Taichung suspected of using fake credentials to pose as a press photographer and recruiting female students as photographic models when his intention was to lure them for sex. The Taichung District Prosecutors’ Office said it had seized camera equipment,FULL STORY

University’s wastewater technology sparks interest

Researchers say they have developed a system that uses microalgae cultivated in partially treated wastewater as a feedstock for biomedicine and biofuel production, providing huge business opportunities. It took a research team at National Pingtung University of Science and Technology five years to develop the microalgaeFULL STORY

Replica beggar funding charities in Yilan County

By Jake Chung

When the Langyang Museum in Yilan County placed a life-size model of an old beggar in an exhibition at the opening of the museum five years ago, its concern was whether the statue accurately represented the community of Han people residing in the Lanyang Plains,FULL STORY

Ministry of Labor mulls increasing cash rewards

The Ministry of Labor said it is mulling an increase in the cash reward it gives for reporting the illegal hiring of migrant workers, while emphasizing that foreign workers should be hired through legal channels. At present, people who report illegal employers or brokerage firms, orFULL STORY

First group to use online visa service arrive in Philippines

The first Taiwanese tour group traveling on special online visas issued by the Philippines arrived in the neighboring nation on Wednesday, as the Philippines launched a trial run of the new concession for Taiwanese visitors. The group of 13 people, who departed Taiwan earlier in theFULL STORY

Taiwan News Quick Take

HEALTH Enterovirus infections rising About 200 more people than last week sought emergency treatment for enterovirus symptoms this week, a week-on-week increase of about 36 percent, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday. A total of 635 enterovirus cases seen in the one-week period from SundayFULL STORY

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