Chinese Taipei vs. Taiwan

This is Chinese Taipei:   Not far outside the rarefied atmosphere of Taipei City stands the community of Wulai, and villages deeper in the mountains who are struggling to survive, with no electricity, clean drinking water, land or mobile communications. The damage caused by Typhoon Soudelor is only now beginning to be assessed, all over Taiwan. While the media has focused its attention in the metropolitan centers, the real victims of Typhoons in Taiwan are usually the people in the

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Man Survives 8 Story Fall

A man miraculously survived after jumping off a freeway bridge the equivalent of an 8 story building. The man landed on muddy ground and was conscious when rescuers arrived. When reporters and police asked him why he jumped off the bridge, the man kept mumbling “I saw the buddha….. I harmed the buddha”. The man suffered bone fractures, scratches and bruising.     Sources: SETN

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Betel Nut Bandit Spits on Women

Tainan City. From January to April this year a man targeted women walking alone and spat betel nut juice on them. The 34 year old man used a scooter to approach his victims, then make a quick escape. There were a total of 8 victims. The man has been charged with multiple offences, including public insult. Sources: CTi, Apple Daily.

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Man Survives Bridge Fall

A drunk man fell approximately 2 stories into a rocky riverbed after losing his balance in Taichung City. After having a fight with his girlfriend, he got rotten drunk, and while crossing the bridge on foot decided to stop and rest. While sitting on the safety barrier, he lost his balance and fell into the dry river bed below. He suffered multiple fractures in the incident.

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