Chinese man crosses Taiwan Strait in inflatable boat: yearning for freedom and democracy

A man was arrested at Taichung Harbor yesterday after crossing the Taiwan Strait from Fujian Province, China in an outboard-motor-powered inflatable boat. Coast Guard officers and harbor police were alerted to the man’s arrival at the Taichung Harbor West Warf at around 2:00 am yesterday. The 33-year-old man named Zhou said that he is from Sichuan Province and had purchased the boat and motor on Huabao.com for RMB16,000. He also purchased four fuel containers with a capacity of 125 liters.

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3,000 luxury cars unloaded at Port of Taichung today, breaking previous record

Three thousand cars imported from Europe were unloaded at the Port of Taichung on December 21, breaking the record for the number of cars unloaded in one shipment at the port. The cars were carried by the Norwegian 56,164 gross tonnage vehicle carrier Hoegh Trident. The shipment also broke the record for the highest value for a single shipment since the Port of Taichung was opened 44 years ago, port authorities said. The shipment is valued at almost NT$10 billion

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