In Brief

Prognosis not good for Taiwan nudies
A Taiwan clinic is liklely to be fined after allowing two of its nurses to pose nude in an advertising campaign.
"Of course we're going to prosecute. What they did violates the law," said Chen Yueh-ying, a Tainan city health department official.
Chen said that clinics were not the same as normal businesses, and the adverts fell foul of medical conduct rules.
Taiwan's United Daily News, which carried one of the photos in question yesterday, said the shots had outraged a local nurses association, which complained that their profession's image had been soiled. The clinic distributed the pictures to media, customers and used them on its website.
Hiker goes solo
A 21-year-old Taiwanese hiker has completed a solo expedition to the top of Mount Aconcagua recently, making him the youngest Taiwanese climber to have conquered the highest peak in the Americas on his own, Taiwan's representative office in Argentina said yesterday.
Lin Cheng-han, who arrived in the Argentine province of Mendoza Jan. 11 and began his adventure Jan. 14, successfully reached the top of the 6,962-meter mountain at 2 p.m. on Jan. 25, overcoming severe snow storm and frostbite, according to a statement released by the office. The statement quoted Lin as saying that the experience made him realize that "you will eventually succeed as long as you have the will to do one thing and take it seriously."