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 2020-12-29 16:00 

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Taiwan, Japan partner to develop small satellite ...

Taiwan and Japan are working together to develop a miniaturized satellite that is scheduled to be launched into space in 2022 and would validate two key technologies to be used in Taiwan's space program, a National Space Organization (NSPO) official s...

 2020-12-29 16:00 

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Virus Outbreak: Two new imported cases of COVID-19 ...

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday announced two imported cases of COVID-19 in arrivals from the Philippines and the US.Each provided a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test result before boarding a flight to Taiwan and neither s...

 2020-12-29 16:00 

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Virus Outbreak: California faces new lockdowns ...

The US on Monday topped 19 million COVID-19 cases as hospital intensive care units (ICUs) were full to overflowing across much of California, a major US virus hotspot, portending an extension of strict stay-at-home orders imposed this month.California Gov...

 2020-12-29 16:00 

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EDITORIAL: Sexual harassment is no prank ...

With public awareness of what constitutes sexual harassment growing and discussion about it increasing amid a rise in incidents, it is unfortunate that some universities do not know how to protect people from it or respond with sensitivity toward the vict...

 2020-12-29 16:00 

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EVA fires pilot for quarantine breach ...

EVA Airways Corp () on Monday dismissed a Taiwanese pilot for contravening quarantine regulations and posing a risk to his colleagues.The pilot earlier this year reportedly asked his girlfriend to visit him while he was in quarantine and EVA on Monday lau...

 2020-12-29 16:00 

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Test Cricket: India hails ‘Jinks’-inspired win ...

Regular captain Virat Kohli yesterday led the tributes to India after the side picked themselves up from their Adelaide mauling to deliver an eight-wicket victory against Australia in the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.Returning home after th...

 2020-12-29 16:00 

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Bank eyes industrial land financing ...

The central bank yesterday met with eight state-run lenders and called for stricter reviews of industrial land financing to prevent hoarding and price gouging that could discourage real investment.The meeting came after the central bank tightened credit c...

 2020-12-29 16:00 

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Letting in Hong Kongers, not spies ...

President Tsai Ing-wen () has made a dozen or more statements in support of Hong Kong since last year's eruption of a protest movement against a proposed legal amendment that would have allowed extraditions from Hong Kong to mainland China.Most recent...

 2020-12-29 16:00 

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Any channel is good: Czech official ...

The donation of automated mask production lines by a local company to the Czech Republic is good cooperation, regardless of the channel goes through, a Czech Senate official said yesterday."We perceive the donation as a great help and expression of go...

 2020-12-29 16:00 

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Preventing miscarriages of justice ...

This author had the honor of being invited to attend the official online launch of the Transitional Justice Commission's Taiwan Transitional Justice Database on Feb. 26.The database has collated records of about 10,000 political victims from during th...

 2020-12-29 16:00 

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GlobalWafers to raise prices next year ...

GlobalWafers Co (), the world's No. 3 silicon wafer supplier, on Monday said that it is to raise its prices next year as 5G-related applications and the stay-at-home economy have boosted semiconductor demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to su...

 2020-12-29 16:00 

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Wardens and lawmaker pan interior ministry over pork labeling demands ...

Borough wardens and a Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lawmaker yesterday criticized the government for asking for wardens' help in implementing ractopamine labeling rules weeks before lawmakers approved the importation of pork containing the substance...

 2020-12-28 16:00 

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How to ensure safety at factories ...

According to media reports, a fire that broke out due to an explosion on the premises of an SCI Pharmtech factory on Dec. 20 resulted in one death and many injuries, with the blaze affecting four other factories in the area. A second explosion occurred on...

 2020-12-28 16:00 

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TAIEX likely to see consolidation ...

The TAIEX is likely to hover between 13,000 and 15,000 points in the first and second quarters of next year as it enters consolidation mode, before rallying in the third quarter and climbing to 16,800 points in the fourth quarter, Capital Investment Manag...

 2020-12-28 16:00 

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Presidential Office budget for cybersecurity up 50% ...

The Presidential Office's information security budget would be increased by 50 percent next year, as it faces an overwhelming 400,000 cyberattacks per month on its computer systems, officials said yesterday. The legislature's Judiciary and Organic...

 2020-12-28 16:00 

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Mavericks thrash Clippers, Hornets sting red-hot Nets ...

The Dallas Mavericks on Sunday powered to an NBA-record 50-point halftime lead on the way to a 124-73 demolition of the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers.The Mavs, taking full advantage of the absence of injured Clippers star Kawhi Leonard, set the tone e...

 2020-12-28 16:00 

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NPP backs Hsinchu fight against expropriation ...

The New Power Party (NPP) yesterday pledged its support to environmental groups and Hsinchu County residents in their decades-long fight against the expropriation of more than 400 hectares of land for the "Puyu Project" (, uncut jade) — the ...

 2020-12-28 16:00 

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Chiefs grab playoff bye as Steelers, Seattle lift titles ...

Patrick Mahomes on Sunday rallied the Kansas City Chiefs over the Atlanta Falcons 17-14 to give the reigning Super Bowl champions a first-round bye and home-field advantage in the NFL playoffs.Mahomes completed 24 of 44 passes for 278 yards and two touchd...

 2020-12-28 16:00 

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NT$4m the maximum fine for falsely labeled pork ...

Businesses caught supplying meat products falsely labeled as "Taiwan pork" could face fines of up to NT$4 million (US$140,228), effective Friday, the Council of Agriculture said. Council of Agriculture Minister Chen Chi-chung () on Saturday said t...

 2020-12-28 16:00 

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Consumer sentiment weakens: poll ...

Consumer sentiment weakened slightly this month as Taiwanese gained more confidence about stock investments and income levels, but lost interest in purchases of durable goods, a National Central University survey showed yesterday.The consumer confidence i...

 2020-12-28 16:00 

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Three from UK flight test positive for virus: CECC ...

Three passengers who on Sunday arrived on the first direct flight from the UK since stricter rules were imposed on travel from the country are among eight new imported COVID-19 cases the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported yesterday.The new ca...

 2020-12-28 16:00 

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New Taipei downsizes holiday events ...

The New Taipei City Government yesterday announced it would downsize a New Year's Day flag-raising ceremony on Friday at city hall and postpone a fireworks display in Bali District () to prevent the spread of COVID-19.New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi ...

 2020-12-28 16:00 

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Liverpool held by West Brom ...

Liverpool on Sunday offered the chasing pack in the English Premier League title race a late Christmas gift by throwing away two points at home to struggling West Bromwich Albion in a 1-1 draw, as Tottenham Hotspur were also held 1-1 at Wolverhampton Wand...

 2020-12-28 16:00 

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Court awards couple NT$3.6m over test mix-up ...

A judge last week awarded a Kaohsiung couple NT$3.6 million (US$125,205) after a mix-up over a medical test led them to believe their daughter would not have spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).The couple had paid for numerous tests to ensure their pregnancy wa...

 2020-12-28 16:00 

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Prepare for Lunar New Year arrivals, legislator warns ...

Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Lee Kun-tse () yesterday urged the government to prepare for a wave of Taiwanese coming back from overseas for the Lunar New Year holiday, as the COVID-19 pandemic is worsening in many countries."It is nearly th...

 2020-12-28 16:00 

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Biden and China’s existential battle ...

Difficult as it is for many to accept, the US and China are emphatically locked in an ideological and existential geostrategic confrontation. Denial is no longer an option. The long-simmering competition, ignored or dismissed by every administration until...

 2020-12-28 16:00 

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KMT representatives support pork drive ...

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) representatives from all 22 local governments are to join the party's signature drive for a referendum on the importation of pork containing ractopamine, the KMT said yesterday, adding that it aims to collect 600,000 si...

 2020-12-28 16:00 

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Virus Outbreak: UK poised to clear AstraZeneca vaccine as need grows ...

The UK is poised to approve the COVID-19 vaccine produced by AstraZeneca PLC and the University of Oxford, giving the kingdom another powerful tool to fight the pandemic as concern mounts over rising infections.The UK's drug regulator could clear the ...

 2020-12-28 16:00 

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Virus Outbreak: Chinese citizen-journalist jailed for virus reporting ...

A Chinese court yesterday handed a four-year jail term to a citizen-journalist who reported from Wuhan at the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak, on grounds of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble," her lawyer said.Zhang Zhan (), 37, the first such ...

 2020-12-28 16:00 

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India rip through Aussie batting ...

A depleted India attack yesterday ripped through Australia's top order to leave the world No. 1 team with a slender two-run lead and in deep trouble after the third day of the second Test.At stumps in Melbourne, Australia were 133-6 with Cameron Green...

 2020-12-28 16:00 

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Virus Outbreak: Britons flee quarantine at upmarket Swiss ski resort ...

Hundreds of British tourists fled the upmarket Swiss ski resort of Verbier in a "cloak-and-dagger operation" in the past week, breaking quarantine rules retroactively put in place to contain the spread of the COVID-19 variant first discovered in t...

 2020-12-28 16:00 

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Business climate gauge ‘green’ for fourth month ...

The government's business climate monitor last month signaled "green" for the fourth straight month as the nation's economic recovery held firm, thanks to robust demand for both tech and non-tech products, the National Development Council ...

 2020-12-28 16:00 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: Localization key to baseball ...

As CPBL commissioner John Wu's () term comes to a close, team executives unanimously tapped Deputy Legislative Speaker Tsai Chi-chang () for the post, which he happily agreed to after a meeting at his office in the Legislative Yuan in Taipei on Thursd...

 2020-12-28 16:00 

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Ministry mulling regulation of CCP, PLA publications ...

The Ministry of Culture might propose an amendment to regulate publications released by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and People's Liberation Army (PLA) before they can enter the Taiwanese market, Minister of Culture Lee Yung-te () said yesterday....

 2020-12-27 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Aboriginal pupils to get baseball boost ...

Young Aboriginal baseball players would receive more support through a program to be implemented by the the Sports Administration next year, the agency said on Thursday.The program aims to improve the quality of training of Aboriginal players in elementar...

 2020-12-27 16:00 

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Pakistan falter in reply to New Zealand’s 431 ...

New Zealand yesterday were banking on a deteriorating pitch to defend their Kane Williamson-anchored 431 after reducing Pakistan to 30 for one on Day 2 of the first Test at Mount Maunganui.Abid Ali was not out 19 with nightwatchman Mohammad Abbas yet to s...

 2020-12-27 16:00 

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CAR votes under threat of violence ...

The Central African Republic (CAR) yesterday voted in presidential and legislative elections being held under a cloud of violence as the government, international partners and UN peacekeepers seek to hold off a rebel advance.Militias hostile to CAR Presid...

 2020-12-27 16:00 

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Niger stages historic vote amid militant attacks ...

Voters in Niger went to the polls yesterday for an election that could seal the country's first-ever peaceful handover between elected presidents, despite a bloody militant insurgency.The West African country has been chronically unstable since gainin...

 2020-12-27 16:00 

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EDITORIAL: Labor funds scandals damage trust ...

Financial markets around the world mostly gained momentum last month on the development of COVID-19 vaccines. This lifted the return rates of Taiwan's labor funds to positive territory, after they slumped earlier in the year, when global financial mar...

 2020-12-27 16:00 

Taipei Times

McCollum lifts Trail Blazers to OT win ...

Portland's CJ McCollum on Saturday drained the game-winning three-pointer with 6.9 seconds left in overtime, as the Trail Blazers edged James Harden and short-handed Houston 128-126 in the Rockets' belated NBA season opener.McCollum scored 44 poin...

 2020-12-27 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Layoffs in Taipei at nine-year high due to pandemic ...

The number of companies in Taipei that reported layoffs in the first 11 months of this year reached 101, the most since 2011, the Taipei City Government's Department of Labor said yesterday.Slow economic growth and weakening global demand due to the C...

 2020-12-27 16:00 

Taipei Times

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TRA announces NT$8bn upgrade to power facilities ...

The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) is next year to start changing some of its antiquated power facilities, with the cost of the four-year project expected to top NT$8 billion (US$280.30 million). While the launch on Dec. 20 of electrified train serv...

 2020-12-27 16:00 

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Manila TECO staffer talks about getting Philippine award ...

A staff member of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Manila who is preparing to wrap up his second stint at the office would be returning to Taiwan in February with a Philippine police decoration for having helped his host government arrest...

 2020-12-27 16:00 

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Virus Outbreak: Pandemic rivals climate change: report ...

If the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are not addressed, they could pose an even greater challenge than those of climate change, the central bank said in a report on Friday.Calling the pandemic a natural disaster, the report said that while cli...

 2020-12-27 16:00 

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Chinese and American dreams ...

The phrase "Chinese dream," boosted by the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) "grand external propaganda" and further amplified by China-friendly political parties in various countries, has gradually spread out and become accepted as a re...

 2020-12-27 16:00 

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Tainan temple scene of first mock trial outdoors ...

The Judicial Yuan on Friday held its first outdoor mock trial as part of its efforts to publicize the new citizen judge system. The mock trial held in front of Tainan's Madou Daitian Temple () featured three judges from the Tainan District Court, six ...

 2020-12-27 16:00 

Taipei Times

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High school ers found political party ...

Tainan First Senior High School on Wednesday is to inaugurate its first political party, the TNFSH Full-Sugarism Party, to help support students' democratic literacy.Freshman Tsai Wei-po (), a founding member of the new group, said the party was creat...

 2020-12-27 16:00 

Taipei Times

Richard D. Fisher, Jr. On Taiwan: Can bombers win the Taiwan interregnum? ...

Taiwan, under President Tsai Ing-wen (), and the United States under President Donald Trump, have started a long overdue buildup of defensive capabilities to deter military aggression by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) dictatorship. The problem is that ...

 2020-12-27 16:00 

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Nation’s capital drive remains stable: analysts ...

The nation's capital momentum remains healthy, as an upward trend in annual money supply growth continued last month, boosting the New Taiwan dollar and local capital markets, Yuanta Securities Investment Consulting Co () said in a research note on Fr...

 2020-12-27 16:00 

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Momota wins title to cap comeback after crash injuries ...

Badminton world No. 1 Kento Momota yesterday won the All-Japan championships to complete the first step of his comeback, nearly a year after sustaining serious injuries in a car crash.Momota came from behind to beat world No. 11 Kanta Tsuneyama 18-21, 21-...

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