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TRA signal system breaks down
More than 30,000 Taiwan Railway Administration passengers were affected by a signal system breakdown at Cidu Station in Keelung yesterday morning.
According to the TRA, the signal system's power supply failed three times, causing major delays for 46 trains and the cancellation of 15 train lines. The TRA said that nine trains were delayed for over an hour; delayed passengers are entitled to a full refund.
The TRA said last night that a loose bolt in the power supply caused the breakdown.
CAL black box
The Aviation Safety Council yesterday confirmed that Japan's Aircraft and Railway Accidents Investigation Commission, which is charge of determinign the cause of the China Airlines 737-800 fire at Okinawa airport, is considering sending a damaged black box to Taiwan for analysis.
The Central News Agency reported that despite the fact that Japan has its own laboratories for analyzing black boxes, they are not equipped with the equipment or staff that can read damaged ones.
The council noted that Taiwan's laboratories are more suitably equipped. But the council added that Japan authorities have not yet made a final decision on the matter.
Remorseful councilor
The Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office yesterday handed Kuomintang Kaohsiung City Councilor Lan Hsing-mu a deferred prosecution and a fine of NT$50,000 for showing remorse over insulting and attacking a police officer in June.
Hsu Hui-hsin, was stopped by officer Chang Wei-hsing in Kaohsiung City to take a DUI test. Hsu took a breath test and found to have been over the drunk driving standard. But due to a breakdown of the breathalyzer, Hsu was taken to the station for a second test.
Lan later came to the station to express his concern over Hsu. Lan revealed his identity as a city councilor, but Chang told Lan that he didn't care who he was. Lan attacked Chang with his fists, which left Chang with bruises in the neck and other injuries. Chang later arrested and handcuffed Lan.
Art on tour
A collection of 16 items from the National Palace Museum will be exhibited in Japan, marking the second time that the museum's art will be seen in that nation since the Japan World Exposition in 1970, a museum spokesman said Monday.
The items will be displayed at the exhibition "Shanghai Modern" showcasing Chinese artworks from the 19th and 20th centuries, including nearly 200 collections of brush calligraphy, painting, and seal cuttings.
The exhibition will be held at the Osaka Municipal Museum of Art from September 4 - October 14, and at the Shoto Museum of Art in Tokyo from December 11 to January 27, the spokesman said.


Updated : 2020-11-30 12:35 GMT+08:00