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 2020-11-29 06:59 

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DPP to hold national security seminars in four major cities - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 29 (CNA) The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is scheduled to hold a series of seminars on bolstering Taiwan's national security in four major cities in December, with the first slated for Dec. 3, in Taipei, a party official in c...

 2020-11-29 06:46 

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Traffic rules relaxed for schoolkid drop-offs, pick-ups - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 29 (CNA) People who stop their cars on yellow lines for the purpose of picking up or dropping off children under the age of seven will no longer be restricted to three minutes of stopping time, according to a new traffic rule that will take e...

 2020-11-29 06:32 

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Senior citizens do street dance battle in Pingtung - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 29 (CNA) A total of 220 senior citizens in Pingtung County with an average age of 74 competed in a street dance battle on Saturday in the county government's annual campaign to improve care for the elderly....

 2020-11-29 04:44 

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Cold weather forecast in Taiwan next week - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 29 (CNA) The weather will be cold with sporadic rainfall in northern and northeastern Taiwan next week and significant temperature differences in the central and southern areas, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecast Sunday....

 2020-11-29 03:48 

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Taiwan office to test all staff, family members for COIVD-19 - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, Nov. 28 (CNA) All remaining staff at Taiwan's representative office in the United States and their family members will undergo COVID-19 tests by Nov. 30, after nine more confirmed cases have been reported in the office in D.C. earlier this...

 2020-11-29 02:39 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 29 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Sunday are as follows:...

 2020-11-28 13:55 

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Taiwan bans 2 more Indonesian agencies from sending migrants to Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 28 (CNA) Two more Indonesian manpower agencies were added Saturday to a list of companies banned from sending migrant workers to Taiwan, following recent days of new imported COVID-19 cases from the Southeast Asian country....

 2020-11-28 13:41 

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CECC mulls fines for travelers arriving without COVID-19 testing - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 28 (CNA) Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said on Saturday that it is considering guidelines to fine those who arrive in the country without proof of a recent COVID-19 test, after such tests become mandatory in Taiwan on De...

 2020-11-28 13:10 

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U.S. to work with Taiwan to deal with four pressing challenges: AIT - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 28 (CNA) The United States will work with Taiwan to deal with...

 2020-11-28 12:32 

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TRA to launch New Year's Eve sightseeing train - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 28 (CNA) The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) will launch a three-day train package tour on New Year's Eve featuring a refurbished Chu-kuang Express trains, the train that heralded a new era in Taiwan rail travel....

 2020-11-28 11:50 

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Kaohsiung Pride parade attracts over 60,000 in 11th year - Focus Taiwan...

Kaohsiung, Nov. 28 (CNA) More than 60,000 people took part in the 11th Kaohsiung Pride parade -- the largest crowd in its history -- under the theme of...

 2020-11-28 10:22 

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Consumer confidence improves as faith in stock market picks up - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 28 (CNA) Consumer confidence in Taiwan improved in November as investors' faith in the local equity market increased, according to National Central University (NCU)....

 2020-11-28 09:29 

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Taiwan's first rays of 2021 forecast to shine on Hualien - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 28 (CNA) The first rays of sunlight of 2021 that can be observed in Taiwan will be visible from high altitudes in Hualien, eastern Taiwan, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said on Friday....

 2020-11-28 09:28 

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Free exhibition by local artists, craftsmen opens in Taipei - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 28 (CNA) An exhibition showcasing works from nearly 100 local artists and craftsmen covering a wide range of different artforms, formally opened in Taipei Saturday....

 2020-11-28 08:56 

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Taiwan reports nine new imported cases of COVID-19 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 28 (CNA) Taiwan on Saturday confirmed nine new imported cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number in the country to 648 since the pandemic began, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2020-11-28 08:44 

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Indonesian student killed, one other injured in traffic accident - Focus Taiwan...

Kaohsiung, Nov. 28 (CNA) One Indonesian exchange student was killed and his passenger was injured in a scooter accident that occurred early Saturday morning in Kaohsiung, according to the city's police department....

 2020-11-28 08:09 

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China Motor joins Gogoro-led electric scooter alliance - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 28 (CNA) China Motor Corp. (CMC), which has entered the fray of electric scooters beyond its car business, has formed an alliance led by Gogoro, Taiwan's major electric scooter brand....

 2020-11-28 08:06 

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Migrant workers struggling to save as they look to the future - Focus Taiwan...

Wakecot and Buang are two Indonesian fishermen who work long hours on different Taiwan-registered fishing vessels, hoping to improve their circumstances and the lives of their families back home....

 2020-11-28 06:56 

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Firm executive accused of bribing labor fund official released on bail - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 28 (CNA) An executive of PJ Asset Management Co. who was accused of bribing a Ministry of Labor (MOL) official in charge of managing a labor fund was released on Saturday after posting NT$300,000 (US$10,412) in bail, according to prosecutors ...

 2020-11-28 05:50 

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Petition for tougher penalty after Taiwanese killed passes threshold - Focus Taiwan...

Seoul, Nov. 28 (CNA) A petition launched to call for harsher penalty against drunk drivers in South Korea after a Taiwanese student was killed in a drunk driving accident earlier this month has collected more than enough signatures in just five days to re...

 2020-11-28 04:15 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 28 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Saturday are as follows:...

 2020-11-27 14:53 

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Taiwan bans 2 Indonesian agencies from sending migrants due to COVID-19 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Friday that it is temporarily banning migrant workers from two Indonesian manpower agencies from entering, after it reported 13 new imported cases of COVID-19 from the Southeas...

 2020-11-27 14:29 

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Taiwan raises forecast for 2020 GDP growth rate to 2.54% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Taiwan's statistics agency has raised its forecast for the country's economic growth rate this year to above 2 percent because of strong exports....

 2020-11-27 13:16 

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Committee proposes two options for raising NHI premiums - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) The governing committee of Taiwan's National Health Insurance (NHI) program on Friday submitted two proposals to the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) to raise premiums from the current 4.69 percent to 4.97 percent or 5.47-5....

 2020-11-27 12:56 

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210,000 families covered under new respite care rules - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) About 210,000 families could benefit from a change in the rules governing applications for government subsidized respite care services when hired migrant caregivers take leave, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said Friday....

 2020-11-27 12:17 

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Taiwanese diplomatic personnel in U.S., Guatemala get COVID-19 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Two Taiwanese foreign service personnel, one at Taiwan's representative office in New York and the other at the country's embassy in Guatemala, recently tested positive for COVID-19, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) sai...

 2020-11-27 11:47 

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

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) The U.S. dollar closed unchanged from the previous close of NT$28.811....

 2020-11-27 10:53 

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Taiwan bans import of live birds, eggs from Belgium due to bird flu - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Starting Friday, the importation of live birds and their eggs from Belgium is banned, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) under the Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture announced that day....

 2020-11-27 10:28 

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Labor ministry official arrested on suspicion of corruption - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) A Ministry of Labor (MOL) official responsible for labor fund management was arrested Friday and held incommunicado on corruption charges, after he allegedly engaged in manipulating the share prices of certain companies....

 2020-11-27 09:37 

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Taiwan's economic indicators signal stable growth in October - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Taiwan's overall monitoring indicators flashed a...

 2020-11-27 09:16 

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EU office in Taiwan opens free film festival - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) The European Union's representative office in Taiwan has opened the 16th edition of the Taiwan European Film Festival, which will screen 17 movies for free around Taiwan for two months until Jan. 31....

 2020-11-27 09:06 

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EP supports Taiwan on WHO participation, trade pact negotiations - Focus Taiwan...

Brussel and Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) The European Parliament (EP) recently passed two resolutions that support Taiwan's bid to participate in the World Health Organization (WHO) and its intention to negotiate a trade pact with the European Union (EU)....

 2020-11-27 08:53 

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Taiwan reports 14 new imported COVID-19 cases in 1 day (update) - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Taiwan confirmed 14 new imported cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the highest number reported in one day since April, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2020-11-27 08:39 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Friday are as follows:...

 2020-11-27 07:52 

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StarLux to launch flights to Kuala Lumpur on Jan. 5 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Taipei-based StarLux Airlines Co. announced on Friday that it will start flights to Kuala Lumpur on Jan. 5, 2021, thanks to increasing demand for business travel and good market prospects in the cargo sector....

 2020-11-27 07:33 

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Taiwan shares close up 0.15% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 21.43 points, or 0.15 percent, at 13,867.09 Friday on turnover of NT$238.42 billion (US$8.35 billion)....

 2020-11-27 06:54 

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Taiwan authorities seize 700kg of smuggled ketamine powder - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Nearly 700 kilograms of ketamine powder was seized in a raid carried out by law enforcement officers at Taiwan's main airport last week, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said Friday....

 2020-11-27 06:43 

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Chaos erupts in Legislature as premier tries to speak on pork imports - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Lawmakers of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) threw pig skin and entrails at Premier Su Tseng-chang () Friday as he tried to address the Legislature on the issue of American pork imports....

 2020-11-27 03:19 

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Northeasterly winds bring cooler temperatures to northern Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Northern Taiwan can expect lower temperatures and rain Friday due to the arrival of a northeasterly wind system, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB)....

 2020-11-27 02:49 

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Taiwan reports 14 new imported COVID-19 cases in 1 day - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Taiwan confirmed 14 new imported cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the highest number reported in one day since April....

 2020-11-27 01:18 

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Taiwan shares open lower - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened down 12.45 points at 13,833.21 Friday on turnover of NT$2.55 billion (US$89.52 million)....

 2020-11-26 15:12 

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Number of atypical workers sees 1st drop in 9 years - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 26 (CNA) The number of people in atypical employment in May dropped by 20,000 from a year earlier, the first fall in nine years, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an annual survey released Thursday by the Directorate-Ge...

 2020-11-26 14:53 

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KYMCO to produce RevoNex electronic motorcycle in Italy - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 26 (CNA) Taiwanese scooter and motorcycle manufacturer Kwang Yang Motor Co. (KYMCO) on Thursday announced a plan to manufacture its high-performance heavy electronic motorcycle, the RevoNEX, in Italy....

 2020-11-26 14:20 

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New Taipei woman sentenced to death for murdering her two children - Focus Taiwan...

New Taipei, Nov. 26 (CNA) A woman who killed her young son and daughter before attempting suicide earlier this year was sentenced to death by the New Taipei District Court on Wednesday, for a crime described by the court as...

 2020-11-26 13:10 

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Nordic countries share sustainable solutions with Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 26 (CNA) The representative offices of three Nordic countries in Taiwan held a forum on Thursday to facilitate cooperation in sustainable energy and environment with Taiwan on building a sustainable society....

 2020-11-26 12:55 

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Taiwan representative office in U.S. reports 9 new COVID-19 cases - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 26 (CNA) Nine more staff members at Taiwan's representative office in the United States tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday (U.S. time), after two cases were reported the previous day, forcing the closure of the office's consula...

 2020-11-26 12:36 

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Cabinet details plans to regulate pork imports from U.S. - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 26 (CNA) The Cabinet on Thursday released a five-point plan for the regulation of American pork products, in an effort to ease public concerns over residues of the livestock drug ractopamine, before Taiwan opens its market to such imports fro...

 2020-11-26 11:34 

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Taiwan mulls new rules on temporary NHI coverage suspension - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 26 (CNA) The National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) is in the process of drafting rules to eliminate regulations that allow Taiwanese nationals living overseas for more than six months to two years to temporarily suspend payment of h...

 2020-11-26 09:58 

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Taiwan shares end above 13,800 points as tech sector gains - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 26 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan moved sharply higher by more than 100 points to close above the 13,800-point mark Thursday, as the bellwether electronics sector regained its footing from weakness seen a session earlier, dealers said....

 2020-11-26 08:22 

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

Taipei, Nov. 26 (CNA) The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Thursday, shedding NT$0.005 to close at the day's high of NT$28.811....

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