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 2021-02-04 16:00 

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Asustek teams up with Portwell on AIoT business ...

Asustek Computer Inc () yesterday announced plans to form a strategic alliance with Portwell Inc () to jointly build an embedded foundry to accelerate its development in the artificial intelligence of things (AIoT) industry and advancement of related appl...

 2021-02-04 16:00 

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Fine waived for kidnapped man ...

A man penalized for breaching COVID-19 quarantine regulations has had his fine revoked after it emerged that he had been kidnapped by debt collectors.The man, surnamed Chen (), returned from Hong Kong in late October last year and began his 14 days of man...

 2021-02-04 16:00 

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US warship sails through Strait, first under Biden ...

US Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain yesterday transited through the Taiwan Strait, a first for US President Joe Biden's administration and for the year, official sources said.The Ministry of National Defense in a stateme...

 2021-02-04 16:00 

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Lawmakers, councilors join Huang Jie rally ...

Pan-green camp politicians yesterday campaigned for Kaohsiung City Councilor Huang Jie (), ahead of a vote tomorrow on her recall initiated by Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) supporters. The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has lent more support to Huan...

 2021-02-04 16:00 

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No Cabinet reshuffle after holiday: Su ...

Executive Yuan Secretary-General Li Meng-yen () on Wednesday refuted rumors that "blacklisted"; Minister of Labor Hsu Ming-chun () would be forced out of the Cabinet after the Lunar New Year holiday. Over the past few months, there has been specula...

 2021-02-04 16:00 

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EDITORIAL: Myanmar coup a boon for Beijing ...

On Monday, fitness instructor Khing Hnin Wai was filming an aerobics video on the main road leading to Myanmar's parliament compound in the country's capital, Naypyidaw. Behind her, a convoy of armored vehicles streamed past, headed toward the sea...

 2021-02-04 16:00 

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Clippers ease past Cavaliers 121-99 ...

Paul George on Wednesday drained a season-high eight three-pointers en route to 36 points, as the Los Angeles Clippers crushed the Cleveland Cavaliers 121-99 to remain the only team in the NBA not to have experienced back-to-back defeats this season.On Tu...

 2021-02-04 16:00 

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Death of Taoyuan patient remains mystery: CECC ...

A Taoyuan General Hospital patient who died on Friday last week tested negative for COVID-19, but the cause of death has yet to be determined, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said on Wednesday.The mystery over the death has drawn attention beca...

 2021-02-04 16:00 

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KMT urges more, better support for healthcare workers ...

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday urged the government to give greater support to healthcare workers on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19.One of the measures it proposed at a news conference in Taipei was giving healthcare workers ...

 2021-02-04 16:00 

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Woman celebrates 30 years since her heart transplant ...

Asia's longest-surviving heart-transplant patient yesterday celebrated the 30th anniversary of her surgery at the hospital in Taipei where she received her new heart.Lee Hsiu-ying (), 53, said that 30 years ago, she had a flu- triggered heart muscle d...

 2021-02-04 16:00 

Taipei Times

France’s Laporte takes first stage of cycling season ...

Frenchman Christophe Laporte on Wednesday won the first stage of the World Tour cycling season when he edged a bunch finish on the opening day of the Etoile de Besseges.The five-day race in the south of France has attracted several big names this year, le...

 2021-02-04 16:00 

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AUO back in the black last year ...

Flat-panel maker AU Optronics Corp (AUO, ) yesterday reported that net profit last quarter almost tripled as stay-at-home and remote-working trends bolstered demand for larger-screen TVs and computers.Net profit rose to NT$8.44 billion (US$297.37 million)...

 2021-02-04 16:00 

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FSC fines Jkopay NT$1.8m over poor internal controls ...

The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) yesterday fined Jkopay Co () NT$1.8 million (US$63,420) over poor internal controls and suspended its chairman, Kevin Hu (), for a year.That is the second time the commission has punished Hu after it in September...

 2021-02-04 16:00 

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MOTC mulls better cycling paths after 7-day field trip ...

A report is to be published on how Taiwan's cycling infrastructure can be improved after government officials took a seven-day relay cycling tour across the nation at the end of last year, Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung ()...

 2021-02-04 16:00 

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The Liberty Times Editorial: Youth, tech transforming investing ...

GameStop has become a household name over the past few weeks after a plucky group of Reddit users from the WallStreetBets forum collectively drove up the price of the US-based video game retailer, going head-to-head with Wall Street hedge funds that had h...

 2021-02-04 16:00 

Taipei Times

Tokyo’s Mori to stay despite furor over comments ...

The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee is not planning to resign even after he stirred controversy with sexist comments that women board members talked too much, local media reported yesterday.The 83-year-old Yoshiro Mori, a former Japane...

 2021-02-04 16:00 

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Myanmar coup shows struggle for democracy ...

Since Myanmar's general election in November last year, the Burmese military had refused to rule out a coup if its complaints about election fraud were not addressed. In a series of predawn raids in Naypyidaw on Monday, soldiers detained Burmese State...

 2021-02-04 16:00 

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Virus case not obstacle to Open ...

The Australian Open is to begin as scheduled on Monday, even though a worker at one of the Melbourne hotels used to quarantine players and their entourages tested positive for COVID-19, tournament director Craig Tiley said yesterday.Yesterday's warm-u...

 2021-02-03 16:00 

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Officials back NTHU bid for medicine department ...

National Tsing Hua University's (NTHU) application to establish a post-baccalaureate medicine department has gained support from Hsinchu Science Park Bureau director-general Wayne Wang () and other officials, the school said in a news release yesterda...

 2021-02-03 16:00 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: The jaw of the catfish ...

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) on Monday was caught off-guard when media personality Jaw Shaw-kong () announced his wish to restore his KMT membership, nearly three decades after he left the KMT to cofound the pro-unification New Party. Jaw also expr...

 2021-02-03 16:00 

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Win Semiconductors bleak on revenue ...

Win Semiconductors Corp (), the world's largest pure-play gallium arsenide foundry, yesterday said it expects a low-teens percentage decline in revenue this quarter as demand from smartphones weakens during the slack season and unfavorable foreign-exc...

 2021-02-03 16:00 

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Jaw Shaw-kong rejoins KMT, eyes chair election ...

Media personality and Broadcasting Corp of China chairman Jaw Shaw-kong's () request to return to the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) has been approved, KMT Chairman Johnny Chiang () said yesterday, adding that Jaw would be appointed to the party'...

 2021-02-03 16:00 

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Small parcels and express mail to US to cost more ...

People sending small parcels or express mail to the US would have to pay more in postage starting on March 8 due to a decrease in flights to the country and because the US Postal Service has raised delivery costs for small packages, Chunghwa Post said yes...

 2021-02-03 16:00 

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Taiwanese CEOs upbeat about global economy: poll ...

Taiwan's chief executive officers have rosy views of the global economy this year and are looking to increase revenue at their firms, despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as foreign exchange volatility, an annual survey released y...

 2021-02-03 16:00 

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KMT urges age tolerance as councilor apologizes ...

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Taipei City Councilor Lo Chih-chiang () yesterday apologized for calling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Rosalia Wu () "ractopamine pork auntie," while KMT Culture and Communications Committee director...

 2021-02-03 16:00 

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Judicial corruption demands action ...

Were it not for the Control Yuan, the massive judicial scandal involving allegations of corruption by former Supreme Court judge Shih Mu-chin () and Chia Her Industrial president Weng Mao-chung () would have remained buried deep in multiple "black box...

 2021-02-03 16:00 

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[ TRIBUTES TO DIANE BAKER ] ...

Diane Baker was a staunch supporter of the Community Services Center, a nonprofit organization that supports the international community in Taiwan. Diane served on the steering committee, the center's de facto governing body, from October 2002. In thi...

 2021-02-03 16:00 

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CECC delays start of school semester ...

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday announced that the first day of the new semester would be postponed to at least Feb. 22, so that schools would have more time to disinfect their campuses and prepare COVID-19 prevention measures.Ministe...

 2021-02-03 16:00 

Taipei Times

Manchester United put nine past Saints ...

Ralph Hasenhuttl's Southampton have another 9-0 loss to get over after Manchester United cleaned up at Old Trafford to tie the biggest margin of victory since the Premier League began in 1992.There have been two other games finishing by that scoreline...

 2021-02-03 16:00 

Taipei Times

Second attorney of Hong Kong 12 is disbarred ...

A second mainland Chinese lawyer who represented a Hong Kong democracy advocate on Tuesday was stripped of his license, as Beijing attempts to crush opposition to its tighter control over the territory.Ren Quanniu (), who represented one of 12 Hong Konger...

 2021-02-03 16:00 

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No new Channel 52 application from Homeplus ...

Homeplus Digital Co has yet to file a new application for another news channel to take over Channel 52 after retracting its previous application on Friday last week, the National Communications Commission said yesterday, adding that it would evaluate any ...

 2021-02-03 16:00 

Taipei Times

Zverev battles to win at ATP Cup ...

Alexander Zverev yesterday rallied from a set down to beat Canadian Denis Shapovalov and open his season with a fighting victory at the ATP Cup at Melbourne Park, while in-form Matteo Berrettini steered Italy into the semi-finals.The seventh-ranked German...

 2021-02-03 16:00 

Taipei Times

Tatum leads Boston as they hold off Golden State ...

Jayson Tatum on Tuesday scored 27 points as he picked up the offensive slack for Boston without injured Marcus Smart as the Celtics withstood another scoring spree by Stephen Curry to beat the Golden State Warriors 111-107.Curry scored 38 points with seve...

 2021-02-03 16:00 

Taipei Times

Carrefour Taiwan completes acquisition of Wellcome, Jasons Market Place stores ...

Carrefour Taiwan () yesterday finalized the purchase of Wellcome Taiwan Co ( ), bringing all Wellcome supermarkets and Jasons Market Place stores nationwide under its brand, the hypermarket chain operator said as the first converted Wellcome store reopene...

 2021-02-03 16:00 

Taipei Times

Before coup, IMF sent Myanmar US$350m aid ...

The IMF last week sent US$350 million in cash to the Burmese government, part of a no-strings-attached emergency aid package to help it battle the COVID-19 pandemic.Days later, Burmese military leaders seized power and detained Burmese State Counsellor Au...

 2021-02-03 16:00 

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COVID-19: No quick result in origin probe: expert ...

There would be no quick answers concerning the origins of COVID-19, one of the WHO experts on a mission to the virus' ground zero in central China said.Hung Nguyen-Viet, who is visiting various sites in the city of Wuhan with the team, said that start...

 2021-02-03 16:00 

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Taipei mulls lifting Indonesian entry ban ...

Taiwan is considering lifting an entry ban on Indonesian migrant workers if demand for workers from the Southeast Asian country requires it, Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (), who heads the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), said on T...

 2021-02-03 16:00 

Taipei Times

Taiwan’s Chan sisters advance to the quarter-finals ...

Taiwanese sisters Latisha Chan and Chan Hao-ching yesterday defeated Darija Jurak and Nina Stojanovic 6-3, 7-5 at the WTA Gippsland Trophy at Melbourne Park, sending them to the quarter-finals of the women's doubles.The Chans closed out the round-of-1...

 2021-02-03 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Almost 11,000 moved from HK to Taiwan last year ...

Nearly 11,000 Hong Kongers moved to Taiwan last year — almost double the number reported a year earlier — after Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law on the territory.Taiwan has long attracted Hong Kongers seeking an alternative to ...

 2021-02-03 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Ex-defense ministers part of Weng case ...

Two former ministers of national defense, Tang Yao-ming () and Chen Chao-min (), along with three retired generals, are among the top military officials accused of profiting from insider trading in companies controlled by businessman Weng Mao-chung ().As ...

 2021-02-02 16:00 

Taipei Times

Boosting science ties with Europe ...

Science and education create knowledge. Knowledge helps create communities, break down barriers and build bridges. While it is often said that knowledge is power, on the global stage power tends to manifest itself in confidence. This holds true for nation...

 2021-02-02 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Taiwanese-American draws on childhood for new book ...

Taiwanese-American best-selling author Livia Blackburne last month published a new picture book that tells the story of a young girl who moves to the US and must leave behind her beloved grandmother.In an interview with the Central News Agency, Blackburne...

 2021-02-02 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Passengers up at airports on outlying islands ...

While the nation's international airports witnessed a dramatic decline in the number of passengers last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, four airports on outlying islands reported strong growth in passengers, with the number exceeding that recorded ...

 2021-02-02 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Yunlin probes accusations over disputed wind farm ...

The Yunlin District Prosecutors' Office is investigating potential fraud in a settlement over a wind farm project in waters off the county's coast, after the Wpd Taiwan Energy, a subsidiary of German developer Wpd AG, accused fishers of filing fal...

 2021-02-02 16:00 

Taipei Times

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UK CPTPP bid an ‘opportunity’: MOFA ...

The UK's application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is an opportunity for Taiwan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday, adding that the government would submit its application...

 2021-02-02 16:00 

Taipei Times

Liverpool bolster defense, Minamino off to Saints as transfer window shuts ...

Liverpool finally bolstered their defensive options by signing Schalke 04's Ozan Kabak and Preston North End's Ben Davies before the English Premier League transfer window slammed shut on Monday.Meanwhile, the Premier League champions' Japanes...

 2021-02-02 16:00 

Taipei Times

Chip shortage tipped to give GDP a boost ...

A global shortage of semiconductor chips, which has affected the automotive industry and is threatening to spill over to other sectors, bodes well for Taiwan's exports and GDP growth this year, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) said yester...

 2021-02-02 16:00 

Taipei Times

Barty, Osaka and Kyrgios win preparation matches ...

Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka yesterday made successful returns after long layoffs, fine-tuning their preparations ahead of the Australian Open.In the night match, world No. 1 Barty showed little rust and comfortably beat Ana Bogdan 6-3, 6-3 in the Yarra...

 2021-02-02 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Diplomats’ vaccine shots rest on desire, local policy ...

Whether overseas officials should be vaccinated depends on their preference and their host country's regulations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday, adding that vaccine costs could be covered by medical insurance or the government....

 2021-02-02 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Chiang lauds DPP’s Fan for issuing apology ...

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang () yesterday commended Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) member Fan Kang-hao () for apologizing over his comments on social media regarding the age of KMT Culture and Communications Committee directo...

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