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  1. Erin Brockovich-style victory falls short on damages awarded: lawyerRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The China Post

    The lead lawyer in a class-action suit of former RCA workers in Taiwan got his wish Friday when he won a decade-long suit against the company, but he complained that the compensation awarded was too low. The Taipei District Court ordered RCA Corporation's current owners to pay NT$564 million in damages to the company's former workers and their families in what has been described as the worst ever work-related health incident in Taiwan's history.

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  2. RCA assets enough to cover damages: officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The China Post

    Investment regulators said yesterday that the Radio Corporation of America still has enough assets in Taiwan to cover the NT$560 million in damages awarded by a court to its former employees in a landmark class action against the now-defunct firm. Officials from the Economics Ministry's Investment Commission said RCA's paid-in capital alone amounts to more than NT$1 billion.

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  3. Budget airline to launch Kaohsiung-S'pore flightsRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The China Post

    Singaporean budget carrier Scoot announced Friday that it will launch non-stop flights to Kaohsiung three times a week beginning on July 9. Kaohsiung will be the airline's second Taiwanese destination, as Scoot currently provides 10 flights per week to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, the main gateway to Taiwan, which is located some 45 kilometers away from downtown Taipei. "Singaporeans simply love Taiwan, but there's so much more to Taiwan than just Taipei," Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson said in a statement.

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  4. Taiwan AIIB entry is 'highly probable,' says Chinese officialRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The China Post

    When questioned by a reporter from the Central News Agency regarding the suitability of Taiwan's participation under the designation "Chinese Taipei," Zhu voiced his country's support for the island's bid for membership as "an economic entity." He added that previous international practice for Taiwan's participation under this formula included the World Trade Organization and APEC .

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  5. Princely Liechtenstein collection now at NPMRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The China Post

    The Princely Family of Liechtenstein's collection of art is currently on display at the National Palace Museum in Taipei, offering viewers a glimpse of five centuries of Western art. Some 118 items on loan from the Liechtenstein Museum in Vienna, Austria will be presented at the first ever exhibit of the collection in Taiwan.

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  6. Raptor watching swoops over Northern TaiwanRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The China Post

    Bird lovers wishing to bid farewell to raptors that are about to migrate north from Taiwan are invited to Guanyinshan in New Taipei, where guided tours will be held, event organizers said Saturday. The peak migration period for birds of prey is about to conclude as spring ends, the North Coast and Guanyinshan National Scenic Area said, encouraging the public to grab the last chance to check out birds of prey such as grey-faced buzzards, Chinese sparrow hawks and crested serpent eagles.

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  7. Commemorating local star Teresa TengRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The China Post

    Although usually very tranquil, Luzhou is getting more and more heated up with fans of Teresa Teng as the 20th anniversary of her death is coming up next month. Being one of the most influential musical figures in Asia in recent decades, she had a voice like water - calming and soothing like spring water running over sun-baked rocks in mid-summer, while also powerful and strong like a roaring sea rising against the shore.

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  8. Ten Commandments For AirlinesRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Scientific Blogging

    Never, never blame the customer. You want to minimize your gate time. Getting irate with passengers who don't load their wheelies into the overhead compartments fast enough ain't the way to do it.

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  9. Afternoon showers, gusts forecast SundayRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | ETaiwanNews.com

    Taipei, April 18 Several areas in Taiwan could see afternoon showers and strong gusts on Sunday, the Central Weather Bureau said Saturday. Mountainous areas in northern, central and northeastern Taiwan could experience brief showers, forecasters said.

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  10. Vietnamese workers attacked with eggs in TainanRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | ETaiwanNews.com

    Taipei, April 18 Separate assaults on Vietnamese workers were reported two days in a row in Taiwan's southern city of Tainan, raising concerns from their employers, the police said Saturday. A Vietnamese worker was struck by eggs on April 15, while another three were assaulted in a similar fashion the following day, the police said.

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  11. FDA reveals second wave of tainted drugsRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The China Post

    TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration issued a second wave of product warnings and recalls yesterday, as the recent spate of tainted drugs continues to rock the island. The FDA's list of drugs containing industrial-grade magnesium carbonate now includes a total of 19 manufacturers and 23 over-the-counter products.

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  12. Despite injury, Cebuano wins in int'l meetRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Sun-Star

    A KNEE injury didn't stop Cebuano jin McAvynger Alob from helping the Philippine national taekwondo team win medals in the recently concluded Asian Junior Taekwondo Championships in Taipei, Taiwan. Even though he wasn't a hundred percent healthy, Alob still managed to compete and snag two bronze medals for the Philippines.

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  13. Confessions of an Ironman VirginRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Sun-Star

    It took 20 weeks of rising before the break of dawn, long drives to do a long ride, simulation in a different island and logging in hours of training before my three-year-old even wakes up. Yes, that was how I prepared for my first Iron-distance triathlon, without a child carer.

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  14. Readers write: 'Right to work and unions,' Taiwan's diplomacy with ChinaRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

    'Right to work' and unions Regarding the March 23 Briefing, " Behind the clash on 'right to work' " : The article presented both sides of the issue. It states that union workers earn about $6,000 more than workers in states with right-to-work laws, and yet it also quotes an economist who says it is "very difficult to tell what the impact of a right-to-work law is."

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  15. China says Taiwan won't be among charter members of new bankRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Northwest Asian Weekly

    Cross-strait frictions remerged Monday as China said Taiwan won't be among the charter members of the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, apparently because of a dispute over what name the island should use in the institution. Taiwan is among more than 40 countries applying for membership in the new bank, which Washington opposes as unnecessary and potentially harmful.

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  16. China Voice: Cards on table time for Taiwan politicians on cross-Strait tiesRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    Top Taiwanese politicians with varied political backgrounds have nailed their colors to the mast on ties across the Taiwan Strait, riveting people both on and off the island. Eric Chu, chairman of Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang party, announced last week that he will lead a delegation to the upcoming Cross-Strait Economic, Trade and Culture Forum, due to be held in Shanghai on May 3. The move came after the new KMT chair said during a forum in Hong Kong that the KMT's position on the "1992 Consensus" was consistent and his party will continue exchanges with the Communist Party of China .

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  17. Updated Worldwide Survey on the Methods, Efficacy, and Safety of...Read the original story

    Feb 1, 2010 | Circulation

    From the Arrhythmias and Electrophysiology Center , IRCCS, Policlinico San Donato, Milan, Italy; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine , Baltimore, Md; Veterans General Hospital , Taipei, Taiwan; St Mary's Hospital , London, United Kingdom; the Cardiovascular Center , Tsuchiura Kyodo Hospital, Tsuchiura Ibaraki, Japan; Royal Melbourne Hospital , Parkville, Victoria, Australia; the Cardiology Department , Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea; the Department of Cardiology , University Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada; Texas Arrhythmia Institute , St David's Medical Center, Austin, Tex; the Division of Cardiology , Mayo Foundation-St Mary Hospital, Rochester, Minn; Institute of Medical Statistics and Biometry "G.A. Maccacaro" , UniversitA degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy.

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  18. Depositions in TaipeiRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | JD Supra

    Taipei hosts numerous depositions every year. Here are a few thoughts to keep in mind when planning your depositions in this lovely city.

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  19. Greenback dips down to NT$31.162 on the Taipei forexRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The China Post

    The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, shedding NT$0.091 to close at NT$31.162 as the strength of other regional currencies helped boost the local unit throughout the session, dealers said. The gains posted by the regional currencies reflected fading worries that U.S. Federal Reserve will kick off an interest rate hike cycle as early as June, as the market was disappointed by the latest economic data released in Washington, dealers said.

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  20. Legislator, SPCA launch bill to end animal testing of cosmeticsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The China Post

    Kuomintang Legislator Wang Yu- min and the Taiwan SPCA, advocating the #BeCrueltyFree Taiwan campaign, launched a bill yesterday at the Legislative Yuan to ban animal testing of cosmetics in the country. A new opinion poll commissioned by the SPCA shows that 69.2 percent of Taiwanese consumers want to see animal testing of cosmetics banned, and 76.5 percent believe animals shouldn't suffer in name of beauty.

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