Computer Show Draws Big Crowd  (2014/04/20)

The Taipei Spring Computer Show draws to a close today. Attendance this year topped 100,000 visitors.

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Award-winning inventions fail to find a market (2014/04/20)

Taiwan regularly performs well at international invention affairs but falters when it comes to turning these awards into marketplace successes. Experts blame many factors, from disconnect between schools and industry to high tax rates on the sale of patents. They urge changes in both the public and private sectors, so Taiwan’s creative minds can be rewarded. 

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Elementary school teacher helps spread knowledge of Taiwan’s indigenous plants (2014/04/20)

A substitute teacher at Changhua’s Luoyang Elementary School traveled Taiwan for four years collecting seeds. He then put actual seeds into a book he published to teach students about nature. 

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KMT members prepare to vote on nominee in Taipei (2014/04/18)

KMT members will go to the polls tomorrow to cast their votes for the party’s nominee in the Taipei mayoral race. Today leading contenders Sean Lien and Ting Shou-chung made a last push to gain the support of city residents. 

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Cabinet opposed to easing nuclear referendum threshold (2014/04/18)

Premier Jiang Yi-huah criticized draft legislation that would allow a simple majority of voters to decide whether work on the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant should end. The proposal put forward by the DPP would bypass the high turnout required under current referendum law. 

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Academia Sinica member urges Ma Ying-jeou to resign from role as KMT chairman (2014/04/18)

The leader of yesterday’s protest at the Academia Sinica is urging President Ma Ying-jeou to restore balance of power between the legislative and executive branches. Sinica member Chiu Hei-yuan accuses Ma of abusing his role as KMT party chairman to control the party’s legislative caucus and influence its decision making. 

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Air Asia cancels Boracay route, upsetting local travelers (2014/04/18)

Consumers should beware of low cost airlines offering packages that are too good to be true. Last month Air Asia offered roundtrip tickets to Boracay for as little as NT$3,000. Unfortunately, the airline later cancelled the route with no warning and left travelers having to cover the cost of hotel reservations and visa fees. 

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Voluntary Blood Donations (2014/04/18)

Forty years ago a movement launched voluntary blood donations in Taiwan. Tomorrow the Taiwan Blood Services Foundation will mark this anniversary. 

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Phoenix Talent Company hosts a spring party for artists at Dadaocheng Wharf (2014/04/18)

Phoenix Talent Company held a spring party this afternoon in Taipei. FTV General Manager Cheng Gang-sin attended the event alongside nearly 100 actors and entertainers. 

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Swedish and American a capella groups set to perform in Taipei (2014/04/18)

Swedish and American a cappella groups will give a concert tomorrow in Taipei. This afternoon the groups held a dress rehearsal with members even previewing Chinese songs for fans. 

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