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Taiwan News Quick Take

Staff writer, with CNA

WEATHER

Maysak impact limited: CWB

Newly formed Typhoon Maysak was southeast of Guam as of the early hours of yesterday morning and is moving westward toward regions close to Taiwan, Central Weather Bureau (CWB) officials said. The new typhoon, the fourth Pacific storm this year, is still unlikely to influence weather in Taiwan in the short term, the bureau officials added. As of the early hours of yesterday morning, Maysak was about 3,800km south-southeast of Oluanpi (鵝鑾鼻), Taiwan’s southernmost tip, and about 1,130km southeast of Guam, moving westward at 20kph, the CWB said. Maysak is expected to approach seas east of Luzon in the Philippines over the weekend, if it keeps its current direction and pace.

EMPLOYMENT

One-third want China jobs

Roughly one-third of Taiwanese aged under 40 are hoping to find a job in China due to potentially higher salaries and greater room for career development, a survey from cable television channel TVBS found. According to the survey conducted by the production team of the TVBS program Understanding China, 34 percent of the nation’s young men and women in the 20-29 age bracket would choose to work in China rather than find a job locally, while the percentage for the 30-39 age bracket stands at 32 percent. It fell to 22 percent for the 40-49 age group. As many as 56 percent of respondents aged 20-29 believed they would receive a relatively higher salary in China compared to Taiwan, while 53 percent thought they would see more opportunities in China for career development, the survey revealed.

ENTERTAINMENT

Bocelli to return to Taiwan

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is to hold a concert in Taipei next month, performing popular opera pieces, Italian songs and pop music. The opera singer is scheduled to perform at the Taipei Arena on April 24, accompanied by the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra and the Taiwan National Choir, according to Management of New Arts, the Taiwanese promoter of the concert. The songs he is to perform include Canto Della Terra by composer Francesco Sartori and Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling in Love, the organizer said, adding that Bocelli also plans to sing with soprano Maria Aleida selections from Romeo et Juliette by French composer Charles-Francois Gounod. It will be Bocelli’s fourth visit to Taiwan since 2008.

TRAVEL

EVA to start new Japan route

EVA Airways, Taiwan’s second-largest airline, is to launch flight services between Kaohsiung and Fukuoka in Japan beginning tomorrow, the company said yesterday. EVA Air will initially offer round-trip flights between the two destinations every Tuesday and Saturday, increasing the number of flights to five per week during the summer. The airline plans to use the 184-seat Airbus A321-200 on the new route. EVA Air decided to add the new service because of substantial growth in the number of Taiwanese travelers to Japan over the past year, the airline said. More than 2.9 million Taiwanese traveled to Japan last year, the most in history and 27 percent more than during the previous year — the airline expects that growth to continue this year. In addition to the new flight route, EVA Air also plans to increase the number of flights between Taoyuan and Osaka from 16 per week to 21, and between Taoyuan and Hakodate in Hokkaido from four to seven. The changes are to take effect tomorrow, the carrier said.

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