Local college tries to dress up snack foods that revolt foreigners (2014/04/29)

CNN reported that foreigners find several Taiwanese snacks revolting, such as preserved eggs, pig blood rice pudding and stinky tofu. To dispel this assertion, a local university invited chefs to put a twist on the ingredients so they would be more appealing to foreigners. 

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Premier agrees to halt work, but not halt construction, to the nuclear plant (2014/04/28)

A gap remains between the government and anti-nuclear power protesters. While Premier Jiang Yi-huah has agreed to halt work on the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant, he will not concede a halt to construction. Jiang hopes to leave room for the government to build support so the plant can open in the future. 

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Weakened Lin Yi-hsiung receives treatment on 7th day of hunger strike (2014/04/28)

A hunger strike by former DPP Chairman Lin Yi-hsiung is among several factors that contributed to concessions from the KMT toward the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant. Monday was the seventh day of Lin’s strike. Visibly weakened, Lin left the protest site to get treatment at National Taiwan University Hospital. 

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Taipei mayor orders use of water cannons to evict nuclear protestors (2014/04/28)

Sunday’s occupation of Zhongxiao West Road spilled over to this morning. To restore normal traffic conditions at the start of the work week, Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin ordered the use of water cannons to disperse the crowd. 

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Economics ministry argues that halting work on nuclear plant could lead to dire results (2014/04/28)

Supporters of the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant argue that the cost of halting work could run into the billions of NT dollars. Today the economics minister said that not only higher electricity rates but also rationing could occur if the plant does not produce electricity. 

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Record Taiex Price (2014/04/28)

Optical lens manufacturer Largan Precision set a new Taiwan Stock Exchange record on Monday when it closed at NT$1,990. 

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Adults and children delight in Paper Windmill performance (2014/04/28)

An ongoing tour that will bring the Paper Windmill Theater Troupe to more than 7,000 villages across the nation was in Hsinchu on Sunday. Hundreds of spectators came out to see a fascinating performance arts show. 

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Green sea turtles bring eco-tourists to Pingtung’s Siaoliouciou (2014/04/28)

In recent years Pingtung’s Siaoliouciou has promoted conservation efforts to protect endangered green sea turtles. Some 300 of these turtles are thought to live in the area, contributing to a surge in eco-tourists. 

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Sports Focus (2014/04/28)

First Big League K
In his third major league appearance on Sunday, Taiwanese pitcher Wang Wei-chung began with a strikeout, the first of his big league career. With a fastball topping out at 96 miles per hour, Wang needed just 13 pitches to retire all three batters he faced. Wang’s Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Chicago Cubs 4:0 but retained the best record in baseball.

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Large anti-nuclear protestor occupies Zhongxiao West Road shutting down traffic (2014/04/27)

Anti-nuclear protests continued today with participants occupying and closing off Zhongxiao West Road for traffic. Police had attempted to confine protesters to just one lane of the roadway, though many easily crossed barricades and sat in the street, paralyzing traffic. 

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