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 2021-06-13 04:51 

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ASE Group's migrant worker policy 'follows CECC rules': ministry - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 13 (CNA) The decision by Taiwanese company ASE Group to order its migrant workers to move from private rented accommodation into company dormitories follows Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) regulations, the Ministry of Economic Affairs ...

 2021-06-13 03:25 

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Taiwan karateka Wang Yi-ta earns place at the Tokyo Olympics - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 13 (CNA) Taiwan's Wang Yi-ta () won a ticket to the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday at the World Karate Federation's mens final qualifier in Paris, and expressed hopes of clinching one of the top three medals at the Games....

 2021-06-13 01:11 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 13 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Sunday are as follows:...

 2021-06-12 13:29 

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Taiwan begins administering AstraZeneca vaccine donated by Japan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 12 (CNA) Several cities and counties in Taiwan, including New Taipei, Tainan and Kaohsiung, on Saturday began administering the AstraZeneca vaccine received last week from Japan....

 2021-06-12 13:19 

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Taiwan FDA approves imports of COVID-19 home test kits - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 12 (CNA) Imports of two types of COVID-19 home test kits to Taiwan have been approved, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Saturday....

 2021-06-12 13:10 

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Chinese firm asserts right to distribute BNT vaccine to Taiwan: report - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 12 (CNA) Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., the distributor of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in the Greater China area, has insisted that any sale of the vaccine to Taiwan, either to the government or a private company, will ha...

 2021-06-12 11:53 

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COVID-19 test station set up in Pingtung for migrant fishermen - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 12 (CNA) A COVID-19 testing station set up at a fishing harbor in Pingtung's Donggang Township, to test an estimated 200 migrant fishermen for the disease, started conducting tests on Saturday....

 2021-06-12 11:42 

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Passenger load on buses, trains plunges on 1st day of holiday amid COVID - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 12 (CNA) The passenger load on buses and trains around Taiwan fell to less than 20 percent Saturday, the first day of the three-day long Dragon Boat Festival weekend, after the government urged people to avoid long distance travel in the wake...

 2021-06-12 10:17 

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Taiwan company accused of forcing migrant workers back to dorms amid outbreak - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 12 (CNA) Taiwan's ASE Group has come under scrutiny after a report by a foreign media outlet on Friday said the IC packaging and testing company has ordered migrant workers employed at its Taoyuan factory to return to company dormitories ...

 2021-06-12 09:13 

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Taiwan's electric bicycle exports top traditional bike sales - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 12 (CNA) Taiwan's exports of electric bicycles surpassed outbound sales of traditional bikes in the first five months of this year, with the export value of the former hitting a new high for the five-month period, according to the Ministr...

 2021-06-12 09:02 

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Taiwan reports 251 new COVID-19 cases, 26 deaths (update) - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 12 (CNA) Taiwan on Saturday reported 251 new cases of COVID-19, all but one of which was domestically transmitted, as well as 26 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-06-12 08:55 

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Taiwan expands rollout of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 12 (CNA) Taiwan is expanding the rollout of its Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to cover everyone listed at the top of the vaccination priority list, including non-medical personnel at government quarantine centers, the Central Epidemic Command Cent...

 2021-06-12 08:22 

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COVID-19 vaccine recipient died of heart attack: CECC - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 12 (CNA) A person reported Friday as the first death among COVID-19 vaccine recipients was confirmed to have died of a heart attack, an official of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Saturday....

 2021-06-12 07:29 

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TSMC mulls IC packaging plant in U.S.: report - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 12 (CNA) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, is looking at the feasibility of building an advanced integrated circuit packaging plant in the United States following a massive investment t...

 2021-06-12 05:33 

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Taiwan reports 251 new COVID-19 cases, 26 deaths - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 12 (CNA) Taiwan on Saturday reported 251 new cases of COVID-19, all but one of which were domestically transmitted, as well as 26 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-06-12 04:08 

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U.S. Secretary of State urges China to stop pressuring Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, June 11 (CNA) U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged China to halt its...

 2021-06-12 03:43 

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Top military officer says U.S. capable of defending Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, June 11 (CNA) Mark Milley, chairman of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff, confirmed earlier this week during a congressional hearing that the country is capable of defending Taiwan in the event of a People's Liberation Army invasion ...

 2021-06-12 02:43 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 12 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Saturday are as follows:...

 2021-06-11 23:09 

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Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits off southeastern Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 12 (CNA) A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck off the coast of southeastern Taiwan at 5:58 a.m. on Saturday, according to the Central Weather Bureau....

 2021-06-11 13:30 

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PChome chair apologizes for COVID-19 jab from Good Liver Clinic - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 11 (CNA) Jan Hung-tze (), chairman of PChome Online, one of the largest e-commerce operators in Taiwan, on Friday apologized for getting a dose of vaccine from Good Liver Clinic, which has been accused of giving COVID-19 vaccinations to peopl...

 2021-06-11 12:53 

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Taiwan to administer vaccines donated from Japan starting Saturday - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 11 (CNA) Taiwan will be able to start administering the 1.24 million shots of AstraZeneca vaccine it received last week from Japan beginning Saturday, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said on Friday....

 2021-06-11 12:47 

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Taiwan's way of granting EUA for local COVID vaccines unprecedented: Minister - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 11 (CNA) Taiwan's use of an alternative approach to evaluating the efficacy of its COVID-19 vaccine candidates has not been used by any other country in the world as the basis for granting Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), Health Ministe...

 2021-06-11 11:43 

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Hon Hai acquires stake in Malaysian tech company - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 11 (CNA) Taiwan-based manufacturing giant Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. has acquired a roughly 5 percent stake in a Malaysian holding company with semiconductor interests to boost its presence in the IC sector....

 2021-06-11 11:24 

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Taiwan's President Tsai apologizes for COVID-19 deaths - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 11 (CNA) Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen () on Friday apologized for the lost of lives in the country due to the COVID-19 outbreak and vowed that her government will make necessary adjustments to win the battle against the new coronavirus...

 2021-06-11 11:17 

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TSMC's sales hit new high for May - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 11 (CNA) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, saw its sales hitting a new high for May, with analysts attributing the growth to growing global demand for emerging technologies, particularl...

 2021-06-11 10:57 

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Taiwan to receive shipment of mAb-based COVID drug by mid-June - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 11 (CNA) Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has recently ordered a monoclonal antibody (mAb)-based drug used to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 in patients and expects to receive delivery by mid-June....

 2021-06-11 09:53 

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Japanese parliamentarians call for support for Taiwan's WHA bid - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 11 (CNA) Japan's House of Councillors on Friday unanimously approved a resolution that calls on other countries to allow Taiwan to participate in the World Health Assembly (WHA) as an observer next year, according to Japanese media report...

 2021-06-11 09:25 

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'Father of vaccines in Taiwan' Lee Chin-yun dies at 94 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 11 (CNA) Lee Chin-yun (), a pediatrician and pioneer in vaccine development in Taiwan, died Friday at the age of 94, the Infectious Diseases Society of Taiwan said the same day....

 2021-06-11 09:02 

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Families can apply for child subsidies starting June 15 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 11 (CNA) Online applications for a one-time subsidy for households with children amid a surge in COVID-19 cases can be submitted starting June 15, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) said Friday....

 2021-06-11 08:57 

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Taiwan shares end up as TSMC breaches NT$600 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 11 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan moved higher Friday, closing above 17,200 points, as investors continued to pick up large-cap tech stocks, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. topped NT$600.00 amid optimism toward its business prospects, deal...

 2021-06-11 08:34 

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Medigen vaccine data 'good' but questions remain: Experts - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 11 (CNA) The Phase 2 clinical trial results of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Taiwan-based Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. generated good data, experts have said, but they cautioned there was still no way to know how effectively it will prot...

 2021-06-11 08:21 

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Three more earthquakes hit Hualien, felt across Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 11 (CNA) Three earthquakes rattled Shoufeng Township in Hualien County after 3:30 p.m. Friday, following two temblors in the same area a couple hours earlier....

 2021-06-11 07:29 

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Taiwan reports 287 COVID-19 cases; holiday travel advised against - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 11 (CNA) Taiwan reported 287 new COVID-19 cases Friday and 24 new deaths while Health Minister Chen Shih-chung () repeated a call for people not to travel on the Dragon Boat Festival long weekend holiday that starts Saturday....

 2021-06-11 07:20 

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

Taipei, June 11 (CNA) the U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Friday, shedding NT$0.073 to close at NT$27.631....

 2021-06-11 06:55 

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Taiwan, U.S. likely to discuss supply chain security in TIFA talks: minister - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 11 (CNA) Trade negotiations between Taiwan and the United States will resume with a virtual meeting, at which supply chain security is likely to be one of the issues on the table, under the bilateral Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (...

 2021-06-11 05:19 

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Taiwan reports 287 new COVID-19 cases, 24 deaths - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 11 (CNA) Taiwan on Friday reported 287 new cases of COVID-19, all but one of which were domestically transmitted, as well as 24 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-06-11 04:55 

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Magnitude 5.0 earthquake hits eastern Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 11 (CNA) A magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan at 1:12 p.m. Friday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB)....

 2021-06-11 04:53 

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Taiwan shares close up 0.32% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 11 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 54.3 points, or 0.32 percent, at 17,213.52 Friday on turnover of NT$407.77 billion (US$14.77 billion)....

 2021-06-11 04:31 

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Two more workers at Next TV test positive for COVID-19 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 11 (CNA) Another two employees at Next TV Broadcasting in Taipei have tested positive for COVID-19, during on-site screening, following the death of one of its photographers from the disease, the city government said Friday....

 2021-06-11 01:14 

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

Taipei, June 11 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$27.630 at 10 a.m. Friday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.074 from the previous close....

 2021-06-11 01:09 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 11 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Friday are as follows:...

 2021-06-11 00:10 

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Taiwan shares open higher - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 11 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened up 41.23 points at 17,200.45 Friday on turnover of NT$5.51 billion (US$198.85 million)....

 2021-06-10 14:07 

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U.S., Taiwan commit to restarting trade talks in coming weeks - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, June 10 (CNA) The United States and Taiwan have committed to restarting talks under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) mechanism in coming weeks, the Office of the United States Trade Representative said on Thursday....

 2021-06-10 13:50 

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Doctor in a New Taipei City clinic dies from COVID-19 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 10 (CNA) A doctor practicing medicine in New Taipei City's Sanchong District has died from COVID-19, becoming possibly the first physician to die from the disease in Taiwan....

 2021-06-10 13:42 

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Taipei City health chief offers to resign over vaccine controversy - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 10 (CNA) A health executive at Taipei City Government offered to resign on Thursday due to a controversy relating to the administration of COVID-19 vaccine doses to ineligible individuals by a clinic in the city....

 2021-06-10 13:27 

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Taiwan's Miaoli County to allow some migrants to go out, following backlash - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 10 (CNA) Taiwan's Miaoli County will partially relax its controversial stay-at-home order for migrant workers issued earlier this week in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19, with the local government now agreeing to allow those ...

 2021-06-10 13:18 

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Taiwan issues standards for granting EUAs to its COVID-19 vaccines - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 10 (CNA) Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday made public its standards in granting emergency use authorizations (EUA) for locally developed COVID-19 vaccines, with one requirement being that the domestic vaccine candid...

 2021-06-10 11:57 

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Taiwan working to restart trade talks with U.S.: MOFA - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 10 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) confirmed Thursday that the relevant government agencies in Taiwan are continuing their efforts to resume trade talks with the United States, after an American news organization reported on the ...

 2021-06-10 11:53 

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Taiwan postpones annual live-fire drills to September - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 10 (CNA) The Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Thursday that the live-fire component of this year's Han Kuang exercises has been postponed to September, due to the current COVID-19 situation in Taiwan....

 2021-06-10 11:50 

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Taiwan university creates mobile platform to monitor COVID patients' health - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 10 (CNA) A Taiwanese university has launched a cloud-based mobile platform that allows medical workers to remotely monitor the oxygen levels of people diagnosed with COVID-19....

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