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 2021-01-16 16:00 

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‘Community power plants’ needed ...

The media have in the past few months frequently covered the destruction of rural landscapes due to ground-based photovoltaic systems development. The images on the news were truly shocking, and the possible ecological impact is even more worrying. It is ...

 2021-01-16 16:00 

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Pingtung librarian receives Japan’s rising sun order ...

Liu Yao-tzu (), one of three Taiwanese to be honored with Japan's Order of the Rising Sun last year, was yesterday presented with the medal by Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association Kaohsiung office director Eji Kato.Yesterday was also the 20th anniversary...

 2021-01-16 16:00 

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CECC mulls antibody treatment platform ...

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is planning to initiate a public-private partnership to develop antibody treatments against COVID-19, the National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) said on Friday. Antibody treatments, to be administered to peop...

 2021-01-16 16:00 

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Couple held on suspicion of cheating 2,400 people ...

The husband and wife owners of Rixun Inc were yesterday taken into custody for allegedly using company products to defraud more than 2,400 investors nationwide of more than NT$6 billion (US$210.67 million). After being questioned by the Taipei District Pr...

 2021-01-16 16:00 

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Data security talent needs fostering ...

Since assuming office in 2016, President Tsai Ing-wen () has on multiple occasions strongly advocated a data security and national security policy.With all of the world's major powers having adopted cyberwarfare strategies, there can be no question th...

 2021-01-16 16:00 

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Male sexual assault survivors often hide ...

While male survivors of sexual assault have become more willing to go public, many have difficulty asking for help or speaking out about their experiences, Taiwan Men's Association social worker Liu Hsin-wei () said.Many men were brought up to think t...

 2021-01-16 16:00 

Taipei Times

China strips license of attorney for HK advocate ...

A Chinese lawyer who represented a Hong Kong pro-democracy advocate was stripped of his license amid efforts by Beijing to crush opposition to its tighter control over the territory.Lu Siwei (), who represented one of 12 Hong Kong advocates who tried to f...

 2021-01-16 16:00 

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EDITORIAL: UK barrister tapped as CCP hitman ...

Reuters in a report on Tuesday cited two Chinese sources as saying that the arrests of 53 democracy advocates in Hong Kong on Jan. 6 were part of an intensifying drive coordinated by Beijing to stifle any challenge to Chinese rule in the territory and tha...

 2021-01-16 16:00 

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Taoyuan city councilor Wang ousted in recall vote ...

Residents in Taoyuan's Jhongli District () yesterday voted to recall Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Taoyuan City Councilor Wang Hao-yu ().Taoyuan City Election Commission data showed that 84,582 people voted in favor of the recall, while 7,128 vot...

 2021-01-16 16:00 

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Taiwan, Vatican tout first harvest from vertical farm ...

Representatives of Taiwan and the Vatican on Friday celebrated the first harvest from a new indoor farming facility, which the two sides said would showcase the role of technology in developing more sustainable agriculture.Ambassador to the Holy See Matth...

 2021-01-16 16:00 

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Start-up closer to mining ‘green’ lithium for EVs ...

Vulcan Energy Resources Ltd soared in Sydney after the mining company published a study suggesting it is one step closer to providing Europe's auto industry with a key ingredient for electric vehicle (EV) batteries.Vulcan on Friday jumped 29 percent, ...

 2021-01-16 16:00 

Taipei Times

Desert off-roading final frontier for women in Qatar ...

A female 4X4 enthusiast is blazing a trail in Qatar's traditionally male sport of off-roading and in a rare move has also become a dune driving safety marshal."As soon as my tires touched the sand, I fell in love with the desert," said Marcell...

 2021-01-16 16:00 

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CECC confirms one local and seven imported cases ...

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reported one domestic and seven imported cases of COVID-19, involving people arriving from the Philippines, Indonesia, the US, South Africa and Russia.At an impromptu press conference at 10pm, the CECC ...

 2021-01-16 16:00 

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Virus Outbreak: Global COVID-19 toll passes 2 million ...

The global death toll from COVID-19 passed 2 million on Friday, with the WHO urging mass vaccinations as the pandemic progresses at a record rate. By Friday evening, at least 2,000,066 people worldwide had been confirmed dead of the virus that first emerg...

 2021-01-16 16:00 

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Public warned about hot springs in chilly weather ...

The public should be cautious when visiting hot springs or taking hot baths in chilly weather, the Health Promotion Administration said on Friday.Administration officials said that hot springs are more popular during cold weather, while adding that care m...

 2021-01-16 16:00 

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Poland top court overturns extradition of Chinese man ...

The Polish Supreme Court on Friday quashed a lower court's green light for the extradition of a businessman to China for alleged fraud, a charge he has denied, saying that he is being targeted for supporting Falun Gong.Polish authorities took Chinese-...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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Planned science parks in Chiayi, Pingtung panned ...

While the Executive Yuan is considering setting up science parks in Pingtung and Chiayi counties, there is some criticism about whether science parks are needed in every city and county.Minister of Science and Technology Wu Tsung-tsong ( ) on Wednesday to...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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Price drops key to 5G handsets’ rise: Samsung ...

The nation's 5G smartphone penetration rate is forecast to climb to 80 percent by the end of the year, as more affordable handsets become commercially available, Samsung Electronics Taiwan Co () said yesterday. "The price of entry-level 5G handset...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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Tourism officials, firms expect busy Lunar New Year ...

Tourism officials and companies are anticipating booming domestic business over the Lunar New Year holiday due to travel restrictions implemented because of the COVID-19 pandemic.This year's Lunar New Year holiday begins on Feb. 11.Tourism agencies ha...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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Ex-Presidential Office spokesman impeached 11-0 ...

Control Yuan members yesterday voted to impeach former Presidential Office spokesman Ting Yun-kung () over allegations that he had extra-marital affairs when he was director of the Kaohsiung Information Bureau.The Control Yuan's review committee voted...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

Taipei Times

Virus exposed Taiwan, China, US ...

The year 2020 will go down in history. Certainly, if for nothing else, it will be remembered as the year of the COVID-19 pandemic and the continuing impact it has had on the world. All nations have had to deal with it; none escaped. As a virus, COVID-19 h...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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EDITORIAL: CECC data must not fuel threats ...

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday announced the public locations that a doctor and his girlfriend who were recently diagnosed with COVID-19 had visited after being infected.Contact-tracing efforts have helped Taiwan stay a step ahead...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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Military inks US deal for SuperCobra spare parts ...

The Ministry of National Defense has signed a NT$339.24 million (US$11.91 million) contract with the US to maintain the army's Bell AH-1W SuperCobra attack helicopters, public information on the government's procurement platform showed.The contrac...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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Most schools contravening winter clothing regulations ...

More than 80 percent of schools breach Ministry of Education regulations and do not allow students to wear winter clothing, a group of youth organizations said on Thursday, calling on the ministry to enforce its rules.A survey of 1,438 students at 853 sch...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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Empathy for those with depression benefits all ...

Responding to recent tragedies on university campuses, the National Taiwan University (NTU) Student Association proposed an "accommodated study" system — a mechanism allowing students to apply for specially adapted course requirements and st...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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N Korea parades new missiles ...

Nuclear-armed North Korea unveiled a new submarine-launched ballistic missile at a military parade in Pyongyang, state media reported yesterday, in a show of strength days before the inauguration of US president-elect Joe Biden.The parade came after the f...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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Natarajan’s two wickets boost India on Day 1 ...

Thangarasu Natarajan arrived in Australia in November last year as a net bowler for the India squad, never expecting to get a shot at a Test debut Down Under.However, he celebrated his elevation from backup bowler to cricket's most elite level by taki...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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Bank advises caution on investing ...

Investors are advised to remain cautious and avoid stocks with high price-to-earnings (PE) ratios, weak cash flows and low earnings growth, as equity markets are overheating, Standard Chartered Bank Taiwan Ltd () said on Tuesday."We do not think that ...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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Sufin Siluko out on bail ...

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Sufin Siluko () was yesterday released on NT$10 million (US$351,124) bail after his defense lawyers successfully petitioned the Taipei District Court that he should be freed due to deteriorating health.In Septemb...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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Taiwan’s Chou and Tai advance ...

Men's badminton world No. 2 Chou Tien-chen yesterday marched into the semi-finals of the Thailand Open, defeating younger opponent Lee Zii-jia 21-17, 21-15 after a rally, while Tai Tzu-ying had no trouble getting past her Canadian opponent in the wome...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

Taipei Times

Death overshadows Stephane Peterhansel’s Dakar win ...

French veteran Stephane Peterhansel in Saudi Arabia yesterday celebrated a record-extending 14th Dakar Rally victory, his eighth in the car category, but the event's conclusion was clouded by news of the death of French amateur rider Pierre Cherpin, w...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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One imported case reported; tighter rules clarified ...

Taiwan yesterday recorded one new imported case of COVID-19 involving an Indonesian who arrived in the nation last month to work on a fishing boat, the Central Epidemic Command Center said.The Indonesian male, in his 20s, arrived in Taiwan on Dec. 31 with...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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US’ Craft inspires Model UN students in video speech ...

US Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft yesterday released a prepared speech to Model UN students in Taiwan after her physical visit was canceled, encouraging them to stay firm because "one day you, too, will be standing here."If the US Department of ...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

Taipei Times

Vanguard eyeing M&A for expansion ...

Vanguard International Semiconductor Co () yesterday said it is seeking new merger-and-acquisition (M&A) opportunities and other ways to expand capacity, as increasing 5G smartphone penetration and a pick-up in the automotive sector are fueling demand for...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

Taipei Times

SPORTS BRIEFS ...

SOCCER Arsenal's streak checked Arsenal's recent resurgence in the Premier League was checked by Crystal Palace as they were held to a dull 0-0 draw on Thursday. Mikel Arteta's side were bidding for a fourth successive league win, but could fi...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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Jakarta delays new labor rules ...

The Indonesian government is to require employers of Indonesian migrant workers and Indonesian local governments to pay part of their placement fees starting on July 15, rather than yesterday as previously announced.The new policy, aimed at easing the fin...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

Taipei Times

China possibly committed ‘genocide’: US commission ...

China has possibly committed "genocide" in its treatment of Uighurs and other minority Muslims in its western region of Xinjiang, the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China said in a report on Thursday.The bipartisan commission said that n...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

Taipei Times

Bangladesh refugee camp fire leaves thousands homeless ...

A huge fire on Thursday tore through a Rohingya refugee camp, destroying more than 550 shanty homes. While 3,500 people were left homeless, no casualties were reported, aid agencies said.The blaze started when most people in the sprawling Nayapara camp we...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

Taipei Times

S Korean court upholds jail for Park ...

The South Korean Supreme Court yesterday upheld a 20-year jail sentence for former president Park Geun-hye on graft charges that led to her downfall, bringing an end to the legal process while for the first time raising the possibility of a pardon.Park, 6...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

Taipei Times

Cricket fan waits 10 months for Test, removed by police ...

An England cricket fan who waited 10 months in Sri Lanka to watch his team play was yesterday ushered away by police before a ball had been bowled in the first Test.Rob Lewis, who flew out in March last year before the original tour was canceled over the ...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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Languages Act readiness queried ...

Experts and Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lawmakers yesterday raised doubts about the government's readiness to execute the Development of National Languages Act () and said that there was ambiguity in the act's definition of so-called "nati...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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DGH says alterations to KMT’s pig vehicle illegal ...

The Directorate-General of Highways (DGH) yesterday said that alterations to a vehicle that the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) made were illegal after the party unveiled a truck featuring a pig's face to promote its referendum drive opposing imports ...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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No Cabinet reshuffle planned: Su ...

Premier Su Tseng-chang () yesterday said that there is no plan for a Cabinet reshuffle any time soon.Su made the remark at a news conference at the Executive Yuan in Taipei marking the second anniversary of his Cabinet.He has never found the job tiring or...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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Australia to kill bird that crossed Pacific from US ...

A racing pigeon has survived an extraordinary 13,000km Pacific Ocean crossing from the US to find a new home in Australia. Now authorities consider the bird a quarantine risk and plan to kill it.Kevin Celli-Bird yesterday said he discovered that the exhau...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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US arms sales pace likely to fall: researcher ...

US arms sales to Taiwan are unlikely to continue at the rate and size of packages arranged by US President Donald Trump's administration, Lee Che-chuan (), of the Ministry of National Defense Institute for National Defense and Security Research, said ...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

Taipei Times

Nets beat Rockets, amid reports of Harden trade ...

The Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday limbered up for the expected arrival of James Harden in a blockbuster NBA trade with a 116-109 victory over the New York Knicks.Star forward Kevin Durant scored 26 points to lead seven Nets players in double figures — ...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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Help promised for Taiwanese if ailed by Chinese vaccine ...

Taiwan would provide medical assistance to people if complications arise from taking Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccines, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said yesterday.Deputy MAC Minister Chiu Chui-cheng () made the remarks in response to media queries ami...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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AIT to cohost language conference ...

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) is tomorrow to cohost a symposium on teaching Chinese to native English speakers in Taipei, as part of the Taiwan-US Education Initiative launched last month, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.The AIT an...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Taoyuan urged to crack down on animal traps ...

Animal rights advocates and veterinarians yesterday called for the Taoyuan City Government to draft ordinances to prevent the ownership of animal traps unless an individual has a permit, following the deaths of 14 animals in the city last year, including ...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

Taipei Times

Invest in Taiwan touts pledges by PChome, Winway ...

E-commerce company PChome Online Inc () has pledged to invest NT$2.9 billion (US$101.9 million) in a new smart logistics center in Taoyuan, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said yesterday. The project is part of the government's Invest in Taiwan initi...

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