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 2021-01-14 16:00 

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TSMC plans record capital spending ...

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC, ) yesterday raised its projected capital spending for this year by 62 percent, a new high, in an attempt to satisfy customer demand for advanced technologies in the production of central processing units, high-...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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‘Shocked’ Bayern knocked out of the DFB Pokal ...

Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick on Wednesday was "shocked" as the holders crashed out of the DFB Pokal after defeat at second-division Holstein Kiel, who won a nail-biting penalty shoot-out 6-5, as the second round tie finished 2-2 after extr...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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Widening US-Taiwan engagement ...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has conveyed in no uncertain terms that the time for ambiguity and confusion about the status of US-Taiwan relations has come to an end. The pronouncement by Pompeo codifies a pattern that US President Donald Trump's ...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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Landfill fires blamed on overcapacity, flaws ...

A review of 20 landfills and recycling depots in Yunlin County found that overcapacity and faulty construction were to blame for landfill fires, the Yunlin County Environmental Protection Bureau said on Tuesday.Every landfill and depot is operating beyond...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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PRC-EU pact bodes well for Taiwan ...

As the saying goes: "Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad."One day before handing over the EU presidency to Portugal on Dec. 30 last year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel signed the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment ...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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Taiwan’s Tai breezes into quarter-finals ...

Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying, the world No. 1, yesterday breezed into the quarter-finals of the Yonex Thailand Open, sweeping aside South Korea's Kim Ga-eun 21-16, 21-10 in less than half an hour.The 26-year-old's victory came as the BWF declared the...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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WHO probe team arrives in Wuhan ...

A global team of researchers yesterday arrived in the Chinese city where the COVID-19 pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins, amid uncertainty about whether Beijing might try to prevent embarrassing d...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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TAITRA plans electric vehicle show ...

Taiwan's electric vehicle (EV) industry has "three years left" to build its own brand, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA, ) chairman James Huang () said at a news conference in Taipei yesterday, announcing that the council is t...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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Tech time outweighs physical activity ...

A survey has found that young people spend nearly 40 hours every week using technology, four times more than they spend doing physical activity, advocacy group Cyber Angel's Pick (CAP) said yesterday.The group interviewed students ranging in age from ...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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EDITORIAL: The EU’s reckless China deal ...

During a five-nation visit to Europe by Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi () in September last year, German Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas upbraided Wang to his face for issuing a thinly veiled threat to the Czech Republic. "Threats ...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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More sites locally infected cases visited are disclosed ...

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday announced six places where two locally infected COVID-19 cases had visited between Thursday last week and Sunday, urging people who had been at the places at the same time to monitor their health.The co...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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Virus Outbreak: China sees cases jump despite city lockdowns ...

China has recorded the biggest daily jump in COVID-19 cases in more than five months, despite four cities in lockdown, increased testing and other measures aimed at preventing another wave of infections in the world's second-biggest economy.Most of th...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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Shin Kong Life wins China Development headquarters bid ...

Shin Kong Life Insurance Co () on Tuesday won a bid for the China Development Financial Holding Corp () headquarters with an offer of NT$9.28 billion (US$326.24 million), beating a bid by China Life Insurance Co ().The life insurance arm of Shin Kong Fina...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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APT must improve 4G before linking with Far EasTone ...

Asia-Pacific Telecom (APT) should improve its 4G coverage first if it wants to share Far EasTone Telecommunications' 5G spectrum and network, the National Communications Commission (NCC) said yesterday.Far EasTone secured 80 megahertz (MHz) of bandwid...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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High Court backs verdicts for murder of Canadian ...

The High Court yesterday upheld New Taipei City District Court's verdicts on four men convicted last year in connection with the 2018 murder and dismemberment of a Canadian citizen on the banks of the Sindian River (). It found American-Israeli Oren S...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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Rockets’ Harden lashes out after 117-100 loss to Lakers ...

Houston Rockets star James Harden's frustration with his team boiled over on Tuesday after the team's second blowout loss to NBA champions the Los Angeles Lakers in three days.Harden, the NBA's top scorer the past three seasons, finished with ...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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CSC to lift domestic steel prices ...

China Steel Corp (CSC, ), the nation's largest integrated steelmaker, yesterday said that it would raise domestic steel prices by 9.5 percent for delivery next month, with the hike exceeding market expectations.The adjustment is the eighth straight mo...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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Bank joins entrepreneur program ...

The Bank of Kaohsiung has become the latest bank to join a NT$10 billion (US$351.6 million) loan scheme introduced last year by the Ministry of Culture and the Taiwan Creative Content Agency to help young entrepreneurs in the cultural and creative industr...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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Taiwan takes three wins at Thai Open ...

Taiwan's Chou Tien-chen, the world No. 2, was yesterday forced into a three-set decider by Thailand's Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk at the Yonex Thailand Open.The local, who ranks 39th worldwide, came out firing in the first game 16-21, but quickly los...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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Minister to attend Palau presidential inauguration ...

Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu () is to attend the inauguration of Palauan president-elect Surangel Whipps Jr on Thursday next week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday. Wu is to travel to the Pacific ally on Wednesday next week and ret...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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NCC orders Taiwan Mobile to speed up recall ...

Taiwan Mobile must complete its recall of its Amazing A32 smartphones within two months and pay compensation to customers who purchased them or were affected by a malware problem that led to identity theft complaints, the National Communications Commissio...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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KMT seeks to sow chaos in Taiwan ...

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) is using US pork as a vehicle for bringing chaos to Taiwan by working against the US and befriending China in a clear manifestation of its ill will.KMT Chairman Johnny Chiang () has claimed that he wants to rejuvenate t...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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Hon Hai to set up vehicle venture ...

Apple Inc's local manufacturing partner Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (), known as Foxconn Technology Group () outside of Taiwan, is setting up a vehicle venture, strengthening its automotive capabilities at a time when technology companies, including...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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The Liberty Times Editorial: Carbon reduction goals insufficient ...

On Jan. 1, a slew of new measures took effect, including regulations that large users of electricity — defined as those using more than 5,000 kilowatt-hours per month — must boost their use of renewable energy to 10 percent within five years.T...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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Resurgent Man United back on top of the league ...

It has been a long, expensive and often turbulent journey, but Manchester United are back in a place they used to know so well: the top of the English Premier League.A 1-0 win at Burnley on Tuesday, secured by a deflected volley from Paul Pogba, lifted Un...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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Virus Outbreak: Australian scientists raise doubts over vaccine efficacy ...

Australian scientists have raised questions over the efficacy of the AstraZeneca and University of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine in establishing herd immunity, calling for a pause on its widespread rollout as the country recorded one new case of the virus yeste...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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Union urges compulsory native-language classes ...

An Aboriginal teachers' union yesterday called for compulsory native-language education for all grades, in response to new curriculum guidelines that only mandate such classes until the ninth grade.The Ministry of Education in a curriculum meeting on ...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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EDITORIAL: KMT gets Beijing’s message across ...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement on Saturday that the US was to drop self-imposed restrictions on meetings between senior Taiwanese and US officials had immediate real-world effects. On Monday, US Ambassador to the Netherlands Pete Hoe...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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Trip cancelation understandable: KMT ...

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang () yesterday said that the cancelation of US Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft's visit to Taiwan was understandable, while KMT spokeswoman Lu Chen-wei () accused the Democratic Progressive Party (D...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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Virus Outbreak: Indonesia starts vaccine drive ...

Indonesian President Joko Widodo yesterday received the first shot of a Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine, after Indonesia approved it for emergency use and began efforts to vaccine millions of people in the world's fourth-most populated country.After Wid...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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Law experts pan High Court ruling on retired general ...

A lawyer and a prosecutor yesterday castigated what they called a lenient ruling by the High Court on Luo Wen-shan (), whose prison sentence was reduced to two years, which he does not need to serve, after he was convicted for receiving illegal political ...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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Shiffrin celebrates first slalom win in 13 months ...

Not known for exuberant victory celebrations, two-time Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin on Tuesday let out a loud scream after crossing the finish line in a night slalom.In the last slalom before next month's world championships, Shiffrin ended ...

 2021-01-12 16:00 

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Farmer uses 5G lighting to protect fish in cold snap ...

A Tainan-based aquaculture company has developed a system that uses 5G networks to prevent mass fish deaths during cold snaps.Yen Jung-hung (), the founder of Fisherman Taijiang, said rapid drops in temperature stymie algae growth in fish ponds.The clear ...

 2021-01-12 16:00 

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Virus Outbreak: Japan to expand state of emergency beyond Tokyo ...

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga yesterday told a meeting of ruling party executives that he would declare a state of emergency for the three western prefectures of Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo to stem the spread of COVID-19, Kyodo news reported.Respondin...

 2021-01-12 16:00 

Taipei Times

Taiwan’s performance not just luck ...

When an airliner carrying passengers from the UK arrived in Taiwan on Dec. 27, some critics unreasonably compared it with last year's chartered flights from Wuhan, China. This is a fine example of forgetting the pain once the wound is healed. Perhaps ...

 2021-01-12 16:00 

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Researchers develop gun to combat longhorn beetle ...

Researchers in Taitung have developed a compressed air gun as an environmentally friendly method of eradicating white-spotted longhorn beetles, which each year cause NT$140 million (US$4.92 million) in losses for tangerine farmers alone.Anoplophora macula...

 2021-01-12 16:00 

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Taipei exhibiton to showcase Bologna fair’s illustrations ...

Select pieces from the Illustrators Exhibition at last year's Bologna Children's Book Fair in Italy are to be displayed at the Taipei International Book Exhibition from Jan. 26 to 31 at Taipei World Trade Center's Exhibition Hall 1, the organi...

 2021-01-12 16:00 

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Outcomes sought from envoy’s visit ...

Nearly 20 organizations yesterday called on President Tsai Ing-wen () to use the opportunity afforded by US Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft's visit this week to pursue US support for Taiwan's participation in the UN.The groups, including the Taiw...

 2021-01-12 16:00 

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Tokyo should take the initiative ...

Japanese State Minister of Defense Yasuhide Nakayama recently said in an interview that Taiwan's security is a "red line" for both Japan and the US. He encouraged the incoming administration of US president-elect Joe Biden to "stay strong....

 2021-01-12 16:00 

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Virus Outbreak: In Greece, isolation extends into grave ...

Even after death, COVID-19 victims endure harrowing isolation in Thessaloniki, the city in Greece most acutely affected by the pandemic.Efcharis Gunseer, 84, could not see her daughter during any part of a losing battle with the virus — not at the n...

 2021-01-12 16:00 

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The KMT is not ‘anti-US,’ spokeswoman says ...

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) spokeswoman Angel Hung () yesterday hit back at the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) over accusations that it is "anti-US" and reiterated the KMT's call for more concrete improvements in Taiwan-US ties.US Secr...

 2021-01-12 16:00 

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Paralympian says athletes face moral virus dilemma ...

British Paralympian Neil Fachie believes athletes face a moral dilemma over being vaccinated for COVID-19 ahead of high-risk individuals, but said that he would take the jab if it was offered before this year's Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo.Ol...

 2021-01-12 16:00 

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Marathons postponed, canceled ...

This year's Kaohsiung Fubon Marathon, Kaohsiung Metro-LRT Marathon and Tainan Half Marathon have been postponed, while the Kinmen Marathon has been canceled due to the possibility of COVID-19 infection, the municipalities announced.The Kaohsiung Fubon...

 2021-01-12 16:00 

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Harrison fined for refusing interview over mask rule ...

US tennis player Christian Harrison has been fined US$3,000 by the ATP after refusing to take part in a mandatory on-court interview at the Delray Beach Open in Florida as it required him to wear a mask.Harrison, ranked 789th in the world, on Saturday stu...

 2021-01-12 16:00 

Taipei Times

Sixty IPOs expected in 2021: analysts ...

The number of initial public offerings (IPO) this year might total 60, with the amount of capital raised likely to reach NT$24 billion (US$842.67 million), as the local bourse gains traction amid an improving global economy, Deloitte Taiwan said yesterday...

 2021-01-12 16:00 

Taipei Times

Joinvest’s foreign bond start-up helps limited budgets ...

Joinvest Co Ltd () yesterday said it would launch a financial technology service next week that enables retail investors to buy foreign bonds via group buying with an entry threshold of just US$10, making investing in bonds accessible to those with limite...

 2021-01-12 16:00 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: The animal police question ...

Animal rights advocates have for years been calling for the establishment of an animal protection police force, but the proposal has been repeatedly shot down by government officials, citing a lack of resources and personnel. The issue was brought up by l...

 2021-01-12 16:00 

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Bureau to rent 1,400 hotel rooms ...

The Tourism Bureau is renting hotel rooms for the short term to increase the supply of rooms available to people who need to undergo quarantine after returning from overseas for the Lunar New Year holiday.The availability of quarantine hotel rooms has com...

 2021-01-12 16:00 

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Trade deal still key, ministry says after US comment ...

Striving for a bilateral trade agreement with the US remains key to the government's diplomatic work, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday, after outgoing US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer said that trade disputes with Taiwan ...

 2021-01-12 16:00 

Taipei Times

Antetokounmpo returns to lead Bucks past Magic ...

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo on Monday shook off foul trouble to score 13 of his 22 points in the second half as his team pulled away for a 121-99 NBA victory over the Orlando Magic.Antetokounmpo, the two-time defending NBA Most Valuable Pla...

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