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 2020-07-09 00:22 

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Taiwan shares open higher - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 9 (CNA) Taiwan shares opened up 52.71 points at 12,222.9 Thursday on turnover of NT$4.94 billion (US$167.53 million)....

 2020-07-08 13:56 

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25 percent of Taiwanese minors asked to share revealing photos: poll - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 8 (CNA) A child welfare organization on Wednesday urged parents to be more alert to internet safety, saying that at least a quarter of Taiwan's children had been approached online to share revealing or sexually explicit photos....

 2020-07-08 13:19 

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Foreign students make video to thank Taiwan's epidemic control workers - Focus Taiwan...

Hsinchu, July 8 (CNA) Eight international students on National Tsing Hua University's (NTHU) football team have created a video to thank Taiwan's epidemic prevention workers for their success in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-07-08 13:09 

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Bus company fined over driver's disregard for boarding passengers - Focus Taiwan...

New Taipei, July 8 (CNA) A public bus company in New Taipei was fined NT$30,000 (US$1,018) Wednesday, after one of its drivers left behind two members of a family that was trying to board in Taipei....

 2020-07-08 12:24 

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Taiwan passport 33rd most powerful in the world: survey - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 8 (CNA) Taiwan's passport has been ranked the 33rd most powerful globally, as it allows visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 146 destinations around the world, according to a survey released Tuesday by the London-based citizenship and r...

 2020-07-08 12:12 

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Taiwan eases border restrictions for returning international students - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 8 (CNA) Taiwan on Wednesday announced the easing of border restrictions allowing students from 18 countries and regions to return to the nation, whether they are scheduled to graduate this year or not, according to the Ministry of Education (...

 2020-07-08 11:53 

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People in home quarantine now allowed 2-hour visits with sick relatives - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 8 (CNA) Taiwan has eased its home quarantine rules to allow the attendance of family funerals and visits of up to two hours with seriously ill relatives, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday....

 2020-07-08 11:44 

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Taiwan mulls denying entry to priority list business travelers - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 8 (CNA) Taiwan may soon close its doors to incoming business travelers from Japan, South Korea, and Australia because of new coronavirus COVID-19 spikes in those countries, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) Wednesday....

 2020-07-08 11:28 

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Taoyuan airport among top airports for layovers: survey - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 8 (CNA) Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport was ranked fourth...

 2020-07-08 10:50 

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Taiwan legislative caucus pushes for visit by Dalai Lama - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 8 (CNA) Independent Legislator Freddy Lim () said Wednesday that he has revived the Taiwan Parliamentary Group for Tibet and is urging the government to unequivocally support the idea of a visit by the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader ...

 2020-07-08 10:10 

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Environmental groups to hold anti-air pollution march - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 8 (CNA) An alliance of environmental groups is set to march in Taichung on Aug. 8, to raise public awareness about air pollution and call for the building of a carbon-free homeland, organizers said Wednesday....

 2020-07-08 09:48 

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Work of late American street photographer makes Taiwan debut - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 8 (CNA) Some 113 classic photos by the late Vivian Maier, a pioneering American street photographer, are on exhibition in Taiwan for the first time, showcasing street scenes of her country in the mid-20th century....

 2020-07-08 08:27 

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Two Taiwanese detained for smuggling 30 Vietnamese into country - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 8 (CNA) The captain and one crew member of a Taiwanese-registered fishing vessel were detained for attempting to smuggle 30 Vietnamese nationals into the country late Monday, the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) said Wednesday....

 2020-07-08 08:20 

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Number of furloughed workers down almost 6,000 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 8 (CNA) With the economic impact of COVID-19 reduced, the number of furloughed workers in Taiwan fell almost 6,000 over the past seven days, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) said Wednesday....

 2020-07-08 07:57 

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Taiwan shares end higher led by semiconductor stocks; gains capped - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 8 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan moved higher Wednesday as foreign funds continued to flow into the country, sparking rotational buying on the local main board throughout the session, dealers said....

 2020-07-08 07:40 

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Taipei-Shanghai forum to be held by videoconference: Ko - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 8 (CNA) The annual forum between Taipei and Shanghai is scheduled to be held via videoconference this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je () announced Wednesday....

 2020-07-08 07:30 

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Taiwan sees no new COVID-19 cases for fifth straight day - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 8 (CNA) Taiwan went a fifth straight day without a COVID-19 case on Wednesday, keeping the total at 449 since the pandemic began late last year, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2020-07-08 07:15 

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U.S. dollar closes higher on Taipei forex market - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 8 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, gaining NT$0.026 to close at the day's high of NT$29.606....

 2020-07-08 06:54 

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Restrictions set on use of hepatitis C drug Maviret - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 8 (CNA) Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has imposed restrictions on the use of an antiviral medicine used to treat patients with chronic (long-term) hepatitis C, an infectious disease that affects the liver....

 2020-07-08 06:20 

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China finding ways to block U.S. officials' visits to Taiwan: FBI - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, July 7 (CNA) China is using all means at its disposal to prevent American government officials from visiting Taiwan as part of its efforts to influence Washington, a top United States intelligence official said Tuesday....

 2020-07-08 05:48 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 8 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Wednesday are as follows:...

 2020-07-08 04:58 

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Taiwan shares close up 0.64% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 8 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 77.22 points, or 0.64 percent, at 12,170.19 Wednesday on turnover of NT$237.42 billion (US$8.06 billion)....

 2020-07-08 02:16 

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Formosa Plastics Group to raise wages by 1% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 8 (CNA) The Formosa Plastics Group (FPG), one of the largest conglomerates in Taiwan, has decided to raise wages by 1 percent for non-managerial employees at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt the global petrochemical industry a heav...

 2020-07-08 01:37 

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U.S. dollar down in Taipei trading - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 8 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$29.437 at 10 a.m. Wednesday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.143 from the previous close....

 2020-07-08 00:11 

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Taiwan shares open lower - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 8 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened down 6.84 points at 12,086.13 Wednesday on turnover of NT$3.34 billion (US$113.45 million)....

 2020-07-07 12:56 

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NTUST design student receives Young Pin Design Award - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 7 (CNA) Chang Chiao (), a student studying design at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), has won a prestigious Young Pin Design Award, and he attributed the honor to a new animation center at the school....

 2020-07-07 12:42 

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Taiwan office in Geneva closed for COVID-19 infection - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 7 (CNA) Taiwan's official office in Geneva will be closed for 14 days after an employee tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday....

 2020-07-07 12:29 

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FDA considers NT$1bn for clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 7 (CNA) Taiwan's government will formalize plans by the end of July to allocate NT$1 billion (US$33.9 million) to hold clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine candidates with the goal of developing an effective vaccine by the first quarter of...

 2020-07-07 12:21 

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Taiwan will counter new rule in HK security law if necessary: Tsai - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 7 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () said Tuesday that if necessary, her administration will consider countermeasures to the newly implemented rules under Hong Kong's national security law, which state that authorities there can ask Taiwanes...

 2020-07-07 12:12 

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5 new Japanese encephalitis cases reported in Taiwan in past 2 weeks - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 7 (CNA) Taiwan is currently in the peak season for Japanese encephalitis, with five new cases confirmed around the country recently, according to a statement issued Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)....

 2020-07-07 11:46 

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British cartographer strives to create memories for Taiwanese - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 7 (CNA) A British artist who makes hand-drawn maps of urban areas in Taiwan said Tuesday that he endeavors to record details that will create special memories for the people of those cities....

 2020-07-07 11:20 

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Taiwan slams Chinese criticism of Somaliland ties - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 7 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday reemphasized that Taiwan is not part of China and has every right to pursue relations with other countries, following Beijing's criticism of the nation's establishment of ties ...

 2020-07-07 10:49 

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Taiwan's June exports shrink due to COVID-19 pandemic - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 7 (CNA) The novel coronavirus continues to take a toll on Taiwan's economy, with the country's June exports falling for the fourth consecutive month on an annual basis, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) reported Tuesday....

 2020-07-07 10:41 

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China Airlines pay cut program ends retrospectively - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 7 (CNA) China Airlines (CAL), one of Taiwan's major carriers, announced on Tuesday that a temporary pay cut program introduced at the start of May to tackle fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has ended earlier than originally planned....

 2020-07-07 10:28 

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Consumer prices down for 5th straight month in June - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 7 (CNA) Consumer prices moved lower from a year earlier in June, marking the fifth consecutive month of year-on-year decline, in the wake of a fall in international crude oil prices amid weakening global demand, the Directorate General of Bud...

 2020-07-07 10:10 

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Taiwan records first case of botulism in four years - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 7 (CNA) A four-month-old boy in northern Taiwan was recently diagnosed with botulism, as a result of consuming contaminated food prepared by his family, which was Taiwan's first confirmed case of the illness in four years, the Centers for...

 2020-07-07 09:58 

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240 Vietnamese repatriated from Taiwan on second charter flight - Focus Taiwan...

Taoyuan, July 7 (CNA) The Vietnamese government on Tuesday repatriated 240 citizens stranded in Taiwan due to the COVID-19 pandemic on a government-contracted charter flight, the second such flight for Vietnamese nationals since the coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-07-07 09:43 

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Government plans NT$30 billion project for school air conditioning - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 7 (CNA) The central government will install air conditioning systems in 100,000 classrooms at elementary and junior high schools throughout Taiwan over the next two years, at a cost of NT$30 billion (US$1.02 billion), Premier Su Tseng-chang (...

 2020-07-07 09:13 

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Taiwan shares drop slightly after spiking to 3-year high - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 7 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan ended down Tuesday, after soaring briefly to the highest level in three years, as investors rushed to lock in their gains from recent sessions, dealers said....

 2020-07-07 07:39 

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Wu Hsing-kuo to give up iconic 'King Lear' role in Taiwan soon - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 7 (CNA) Taiwanese actor Wu Hsing-kuo (), known for his fusion of Chinese opera and contemporary theater, said Monday he will no longer perform the one-man...

 2020-07-07 07:12 

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U.S. dollar closes higher on Taipei forex market - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 7 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Tuesday, gaining NT$0.029 to close at the day's high of NT$29.580....

 2020-07-07 06:47 

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MOFA welcomes UBC's reported pledge on Taiwan's designation - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 7 (CNA) Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) welcomed a University of British Columbia (UBC) commitment to no longer show Taiwan as being a part of China in the school's future enrollment reports....

 2020-07-07 06:33 

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Indonesian fishing worker found dead after going missing for days - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 7 (CNA) A male body fished out of waters in a port in Pingtung County on Tuesday has been identified as a 48-year-old fishing worker from Indonesia who, according to his employer, had been missing for the past three days....

 2020-07-07 05:56 

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Hon Hai Q2 sales bounce back to top NT$1 trillion - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 7 (CNA) Taiwan-based manufacturing giant Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. saw its second-quarter sales rebound to surpass NT$1 trillion (US$33.90 billion) due to solid demand for computers and cloud-based and Internet communications devices....

 2020-07-07 05:17 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 7 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Tuesday are as follows:...

 2020-07-07 04:48 

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Taiwan shares close down 0.2% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 7 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed down 23.73 points, or 0.2 percent, at 12,092.97 Tuesday on turnover of NT$274.59 billion (US$9.32 billion)....

 2020-07-07 03:03 

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Unstable weather forecast until Thursday - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 7 (CNA) Seasonal southwesterly winds containing plenty of moisture are expected to bring increasing amounts of rain to Taiwan until Thursday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecast....

 2020-07-07 02:52 

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Forex reserves hit new high amid rare admission of market intervention - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 7 (CNA) Taiwan's foreign exchange reserves hit a new high at the end of June, pushed higher by central bank intervention in the forex market to limit the Taiwan dollar's appreciation....

 2020-07-07 01:13 

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U.S. dollar down in Taipei trading - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 7 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$29.369 at 10 a.m. Tuesday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.182 from the previous close....

 2020-07-07 00:15 

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Taiwan shares open higher - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 7 (CNA) Taiwan shares opened up 60.09 points at 12,176.79 Tuesday on turnover of NT$6.18 billion (US$210.4 million)....

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