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 2021-02-09 16:00 

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Snuff out ...

An inspector and a sniffer dog from the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine check incoming packages at the Port of Taipei yesterday, as the nation tightens measures to prevent African swine fever during the Lunar New Year holiday....

 2021-02-09 16:00 

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Olympic organizers to discuss chief’s sexist comments ...

Tokyo Olympic organizers are planning to meet this week to discuss their response to sexist remarks made by their boss, reports said yesterday, after hundreds of event volunteers quit in the ensuing furor.Gaffe-prone former Japanese prime minister Yoshiro...

 2021-02-09 16:00 

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Regular format resumes on Thursday, Feb. 18. ...

To our readers: Because of the Lunar New Year holiday, from Wednesday, Feb. 10, through Wednesday, Feb. 17, the Taipei Times will have a reduced format without our regular editorials and opinion pieces. From Thursday to Sunday it will not be delivered to ...

 2021-02-09 16:00 

Taipei Times

Electronic line judges make their Grand Slam debut ...

The days of tennis players arguing whether balls are in or out could be coming to a close, after the smooth introduction of electronic line judging at the Australian Open on Monday.Line calls have been at the center of many a tennis conflagration, from Jo...

 2021-02-09 16:00 

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More nations to leave Pacific forum ...

The Pacific Islands Forum yesterday plunged deeper into crisis as four more nations vowed to leave because of a leadership dispute, upending diplomacy in a region where the US and China are competing for influence.Micronesian countries — the Marshal...

 2021-02-09 16:00 

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Young investors led surge in new trading accounts ...

Young investors aged 20 to 30 made up 33 percent of the 1.48 million new investors who opened local stock trading accounts last year, ranking first among all age groups, the Financial Supervisory Commission said yesterday.They were followed by those aged ...

 2021-02-09 16:00 

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Barty bagels, Rafa magic at Aussie Open ...

Rafael Nadal's injured back did not slow down his bid for a record 21st Grand Slam title yesterday, as women's world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty romped to a 6-0, 6-0 "double bagel" at the Australian Open.On a day when women's champion Sofia K...

 2021-02-09 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Rain forecast for Lunar New Year ...

Much of Taiwan is expected to see rain or thunderstorms for the first five days of the Lunar New Year holiday, the Central Weather Bureau said yesterday.Today, the first day of the holiday, many parts of the nation can expect short periods of rain or thun...

 2021-02-09 16:00 

Taipei Times

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AIT video for Year of the Ox focuses on Taiwan-US efforts against virus ...

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) yesterday released a video to mark the Year of the Ox ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday and highlight Taiwan-US teamwork in fighting COVID-19. The US' de facto embassy in Taiwan has the custom each Lunar New Ye...

 2021-02-09 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Two earthquakes hit nation’s east coast yesterday ...

Two earthquakes of stronger than magnitude 5 struck off the east coast early yesterday, the Central Weather Bureau said, adding that they were aftershocks from a magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck early on Sunday.Sunday's earthquake was the largest ...

 2021-02-09 16:00 

Taipei Times

Iran, N Korea restarted missile alliance last year: UN ...

North Korea and Iran last year resumed cooperation on the development of long-range missiles, a UN report says, also confirming that Pyongyang continues to contravene various nuclear resolutions.The annual report, produced by an independent panel of UN ex...

 2021-02-09 16:00 

Taipei Times

New Zealand suspends contact with Myanmar ...

New Zealand yesterday announced the suspension of high-level military and political contacts with Myanmar, the first major international move to isolate the country's ruling junta following a coup.Unveiling the measures, New Zealand Prime Minister Jac...

 2021-02-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

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NCC rejects proposals to fill Channel 52 vacancy ...

The National Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday rejected applications from four cable operators to occupy Channel 52, left vacant by CTi News, whose license expired in December last year.The commission rejected proposals to fill the spot with CNN N...

 2021-02-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Popular talisman towels sell out at temple in Tainan ...

Shoppers bought out the entire stock of 1,000 towels bearing a Taoist peace talisman from Tainan's Puji Temple () three days after they went on sale, temple staff said on Saturday.The towels, 103cm by 36cm, bear a blown-up replica of the temple's ...

 2021-02-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

Mitchell leads NBA-best Jazz over Indiana Pacers ...

Donovan Mitchell scored 27 points, passed off 11 assists and grabbed nine rebounds to spark the NBA-best Utah Jazz to their fourth straight victory on Sunday, beating the Indiana Pacers 103-95.Mitchell matched a career high in assists, but just missed a t...

 2021-02-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Nearly 350 children hurt in accidents last year: group ...

At least 345 children were injured in accidents last year, with the number of children falling from buildings increasing by nearly four times over 2019, the Jing Chuan Child Safety Foundation said on Friday.The foundation analyzed news reports related to ...

 2021-02-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

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DPP, Huang call for normalcy after recall ...

Independent Kaohsiung City Councilor Huang Jie (), who survived a recall vote over the weekend, and members of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday said they hoped for a return to normalcy, as organizers of the recall campaign filed a complain...

 2021-02-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

Netherlands hit by first snowstorm in a decade ...

The Netherlands and parts of Germany were on Sunday blanketed by a snowstorm that disrupted planes and trains and put some COVID-19 testing on hold.The UK was also bracing for heavy snow from what Dutch meteorologists have called Storm Darcy, which was pa...

 2021-02-08 16:00 

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India looks for 37 trapped in glacier flood ...

Rescuers in northern India were yesterday working to rescue more than three dozen power plant workers trapped in a tunnel after part of a Himalayan glacier broke off and sent a wall of water and debris rushing down the mountain.More than 2,000 members of ...

 2021-02-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

Exports hit record US$34bn last month ...

Exports last month surged 36.8 percent from a year earlier to a record high of US$34.27 billion, as demand from around the world for technology and non-tech products gained momentum, the Ministry of Finance said yesterday.The momentum looks set to continu...

 2021-02-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

Brady earns seventh ring in Super Bowl win ...

Tom Brady on Sunday sealed his place in the pantheon of the US' greatest sporting icons, winning a record seventh Super Bowl as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers routed the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9.The 43-year-old Brady — who became the oldest man to play...

 2021-02-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Ministry undecided on main lantern’s location ...

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications yesterday said that it has not decided where and when to exhibit the main Taiwan Lantern Festival lantern after the government canceled the festival last month due to an increase in locally transmitted COV...

 2021-02-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

Israel vaccination data can help ...

COVID-19 knows no borders, as has become all too clear, and countries all over the world are facing the same challenges to public health and their economies. From the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Israel took part in the global fight against the corona...

 2021-02-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Fewer students take exams for music, art ...

The number of students choosing to take practical exams on music and the arts as part of university admissions has dropped 37 percent over the past decade, data released on Sunday by the College Admission Practical Examination Committee showed.There were ...

 2021-02-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

Hsieh cruises to round two in Australia ...

Taiwanese tennis veteran Hsieh Su-wei yesterday cruised into the second round of the women's singles at the Australian Open, while Lu Yen-hsun was knocked out in the first round of the men's singles.Hsieh, world No. 1 in women's doubles and No...

 2021-02-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

COVID-19: Virus cancels spring travel for millions ...

They are the annual journeys of late winter and early spring: Factory workers in China heading home for the Lunar New Year; US college students going on road trips and hitting the beach over spring break; Germans and Britons fleeing drab skies for some Me...

 2021-02-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

KMT has 500,000 signatures for proposed referendums ...

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday said that it has collected more than 500,000 signatures supporting each of its proposals to hold national referendums on imported pork containing trace amounts of ractopamine and when referendums should take p...

 2021-02-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

TWSE healthier than 30 years ago: Hsu ...

Thanks to a more diversified structure, the local stock market is healthier today than in 1990, when it crashed after the weighted index hit a peak of 12,682 points, Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) chairman Hsu Jan-yau () said yesterday.Hsu's comment cam...

 2021-02-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Law requires restaurants to install exhaust systems ...

Large restaurants must install air filtration systems starting on July 1, the Environmental Protection Administration said on Sunday.The new rules apply to restaurants of 1,000 ping (3,306m2) or more, or which have a seating capacity of 300 or more, the a...

 2021-02-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Prosecutors indict 12 in labor fund case ...

A former Ministry of Labor official and 11 members of four local asset management firms were yesterday charged with corruption and manipulating stock prices in a labor fund bribery case. The Taipei District Prosecutors' Office charged Yu Nai-wen (), f...

 2021-02-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

Biden looks set to maintain course ...

At his confirmation hearing last month, US secretary of state-designate Antony Blinken surprised Republicans by approving much of the administration of former US president Donald Trump's foreign policy, particularly on China. While he dissented from s...

 2021-02-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

Tigres overcome Palmeiras to reach FIFA Club Cup final ...

Tigres on Sunday set up a potential FIFA Club World Cup final date with Bayern Munich after seeing off Palmeiras 1-0 in the last four clash at the tournament in Qatar.Andre-Pierre Gignac's penalty eight minutes after the break was enough for the Mexic...

 2021-02-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

Chip shortage lets UMC post record revenue ...

Thanks to a persistent chip shortage United Microelectronics Co (UMC, ), the world's third-largest contract chipmaker, yesterday posted record-high revenue for last month.Revenue rose 10.21 percent to NT$15.53 billion (US$547.02 million), compared wit...

 2021-02-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: Mobile apps come with risks ...

After years of dominance of social media by a handful of players, a new app has people around the world chattering with excitement. Clubhouse has set its sights on shaking up a staid field. An antithesis to the visual quick takes that define Twitter, Inst...

 2021-02-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Prosecutors decide not to charge two in 2017 hack case ...

Prosecutors have decided not to press charges against two military officers who in 2017 hacked into a Ministry of National Defense Web site to test the military's counter-cyberattack capabilities, the ministry said yesterday.The Information Communicat...

 2021-02-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Art Future fair’s 450 artists draw 2,000 visitors on first day ...

Nearly 2,000 people visited the Art Future contemporary art fair in Taipei on its opening day on Friday, the fair's organizers said, adding that three art galleries generated more than NT$1 million (US$35,224) in sales on the first day.The fair held a...

 2021-02-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

Scotland end 38-year wait for Twickehnham victory ...

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend said his team had got a "monkey off our backs" after ending their 38-year wait for a win at Twickenham, with an 11-6 victory over reigning champions England in the teams' Six Nations opener on Saturday.None of th...

 2021-02-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: Electronic payments still an outlier ...

The number of electronic payment users in Taiwan surpassed 10 million in August last year, and reached 11.4 million at the end of November — an increase of about 75 percent from a year earlier. The sharp increase reflects e-payment service providers...

 2021-02-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Council prepares to end CSF vaccinations of pigs ...

A group of newborn pigs would not be vaccinated against classical swine fever (CSF) as part of an effort to resume exports of pork by 2023, the Council of Agriculture said on Saturday.The council hopes to end all CSF vaccinations within two years and resu...

 2021-02-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

HPA warns to drink in moderation over holiday ...

As the Lunar New Year holiday approaches, and with it year-end banquets, the Health Promotion Administration (HPA) on Friday said that "forcing others to play drinking games" topped a list of unacceptable ways to coerce others to drink.The agency,...

 2021-02-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

Four banks punished for speculation ...

The central bank yesterday punished four foreign banks for helping grain merchants speculate in New Taiwan dollar-deliverable forwards in contravention of foreign-exchange regulations.In a statement issued on its Web site, the central bank said it has rev...

 2021-02-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

Pace of auto sales likely to slow due to chip shortage ...

The pace of growth in Taiwan's auto sales might slow down this quarter due to a global shortage of chips used in the automative industry, despite robust sales performance last month, Capital Investment Management Corp () said.The nation's new car ...

 2021-02-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Scam calls, texts to local users up 488%: Gogolook ...

With people worldwide stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of scam calls and text messages has rocketed to new heights, growing 190 percent worldwide last year from 2019, Gogolook said earlier this month.The Taiwanese firm provides the c...

 2021-02-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Buying pet drugs online illegal: official ...

Pet owners should give their animals only medical drugs licensed in Taiwan, and avoid buying veterinary drugs online, the Hsinchu County Animal Disease Control Center said on Saturday.Center Director Peng Cheng-yu () said that many medical products for pe...

 2021-02-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Flower markets in Greater Taipei extend sales hours ...

From yesterday to Lunar New Year's Eve on Thursday, the Taipei Flower Market is to remain open around the clock, in response to heightened demand ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday.A special fair focused on local produce is also to be held at the mar...

 2021-02-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

Division expands in critical Pacific Islands Forum ...

The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) leadership rift yesterday widened as the Marshall Islands voiced its disapproval with the central political body in a region where the US and China are competing for influence.Palau has already announced that it is pulling ...

 2021-02-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

Duo face ‘mortal danger’ in Chechnya ...

Two gay men seized near Moscow this week and sent back to their native Chechnya, a region accused of brutal persecution against homosexuality, face "mortal danger," a rights group said on Saturday.The LGBT Network rights group helped the two Chech...

 2021-02-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

Mavericks beat Warriors, Lakers survive scare ...

Luka Doncic on Saturday equaled a career high with 42 points to fend off a 57-point performance from Stephen Curry, as the Dallas Mavericks avoided back-to-back losses to the Golden State Warriors with a thrilling 134-132 win.Slovenia's Doncic drained...

 2021-02-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Virus fears spur Lunar New Year lily sales ...

Fragrant lilies usually sell well over the Lunar New Year holiday for their symbolic connotations, but have been in especially high demand this year for a surprising reason — to test for COVID-19, flower vendors said on Saturday.This week, new year ...

 2021-02-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

Hon Hai EV platform signs up 635 members ...

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co () on Saturday said 635 companies have so far joined its open electric-vehicle (EV) development platform, which provides hardware and software to other automakers.Participants in the MIH Open Platform are to start supplying p...

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