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Taiwan News Quick Take – Taipei Times

Taiwan News Quick Take - Taipei Times
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The jersey features magpie

The women’s national soccer team is set to take to the field this month for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup in India wearing a uniform designed around the blue magpie, the emblem of the Chinese Taipei Football Association. “The blue magpie has a strong liveliness, strong adaptability and adheres to the idea of ​​mutual support, which is the soul of our football team,” designer Hsiao Ching-lun (蕭景倫) for Plugin Branding and Visual Marketing Integration said at a press conference last month that the blue jersey, which features With short thin white stripes and red on the sleeves, it also includes a design that resembles the actual feathers of a blue magpie.The team is a three-time Asian champion, winning the title in 1977, 1979 and 1981.


Hualien tops resort choices

A survey by ezTravel showed that seven out of 10 properties chosen in an online survey as the most beautiful resort hotels in the country are located in Hualien and Nantou counties, two of the country’s top vacation destinations. Last month, the travel agency selected the 10 most beautiful resort hotels and 10 most beautiful urban hotels based on an online vote of 150,000 people, and weighted judgments of 1,000 frequent travelers. Four of the best resort hotels in Hualien Province were selected – Promisedland Resort & Lagoon Hotel, Grand Cosmos Resort Ruisui Hotel, Hualien Farglory Hotel and Gaeavilla Resort. Three others – Le Midi Hotel Chitou, Hotelday Plus Sun Moon Lake and Fleur de Chine Hotel – are in Nantou Province. The Royal Chiaohsi Hotel in Yilan Province, the Fullon Hotel Tamsui Fishermen’s Wharf in New Taipei City and one at Uni-Resort in Tainan were also selected.

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Seizure of smuggled cigarettes

The Coast Guard on Sunday confiscated about 222,000 packs of smuggled cigarettes, with an estimated market value of NT$14 million ($506,659), from a fishing boat in Keelung. The ship was inspected after entering Baduzi fishing port (八斗子) around 6 AM. The Taipei Coast Guard Investigations Branch said authorities found 444 boxes each containing 500 packets of cigarettes bearing the brand names “Burton” and “Moding”. She added that the cigarettes were found in a hidden storage area on the boat. The Keelung city government has seized the cigarettes, while the ship’s captain, surnamed Zhang (張), and its crew will be investigated and prosecuted for violating the Tobacco and Alcohol Administration Act (菸酒).


CPBL will start in April

The new season of the CPBL is set to begin in early April, with defending champions CTBC Brothers hosting last year’s summer, CPBL commissioner Tsai Chi Chang (蔡其昌) said. Speaking after the team’s general manager meeting on Wednesday, Tsai said the CPBL will start on April 2 with the Taichung brothers at home against Uni-President Lions of Tainan. Other important dates for the new season include July 15, the start of the second half of the CPBL season, and July 30 and 31, the weekend dates for the CPBL All-Star Game, Tsai said, adding that the post-season period is from October 29 to November 1, With the start of the Taiwanese series on November 5. The new season will introduce a mandatory playoff series, and the winner of the half season with the highest win percentage will go directly to the Taiwan series.

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