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People walk on a street during a massive power outage in Taipei, Taiwan August 15, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

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TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan on Friday said Premier Lin Chuan had accepted the resignation of Chen Chin-te, the chairman of gas supplier CPC Corp, three days after a massive power blackout hit businesses and homes across the island.

The company has scheduled a news conference for noon, the government said.

(Reporting by Jess Macy Yu and Faith Hung; Editing by Anne Marie Roantree and Clarence Fernandez)

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