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Farglory tycoon emphasizes Taipei Dome safety

By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It would be a joke to say that the Taipei Dome could be anything else but a safe design, Farglory Group...full story
updated 2015-04-21 04:32 PM
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By Matthew Strong
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