New Year Fireworks Suspected Cause of Fire in Miaoli County

[Picture: appropriated from Apple Daily, source unattributed] Two adjacent recycling centers went up in flames shortly after midnight in Miaoli County, New Years Day, 2018. Residents suspected fireworks were the cause of the conflagration, but the fire department said investigations were ongoing. At around 1:00 am this morning, firefighters responded to calls reporting a fire in Zhunan Township. Large amounts of waste paper, plastics, and other combustible materials created an intense blaze that spread quickly. Due to much of the

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Australian Redclaw Crayfish now Made in Taiwan

Some aquaculture farmers in Miaoli County, facing declining prices in the mitten crab market, and competition in the Thai shrimp market, are switching to raising Australian red claw crayfish (Cherax quadricarinatus). Media reports today, including this Apple Daily story quoted a crayfish farmer, Mr Peng, who said that the meat of the Australian crayfish is superior to Thai shrimp in taste and texture. The crayfish don’t have a fishy taste and can be boiled, stir-fried, or used as an ingredient

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16 Year-old Unlicensed Driver Seriously Injured, Dad Dead

A 48 year-old man died at the scene of an accident after his 16 year-old son lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a utility pole on Highway 3 in Miaoli County last night, October 22. Mr Qiu was found with no heartbeat or vital signs at the scene of the accident and was declared dead at the hospital after failing to respond to CPR. Qiu junior was in a critical condition with head and abdominal injuries. He also

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