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 2021-01-12 16:00 

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Virus Outbreak: No herd immunity this year, WHO says ...

Scientists at the WHO said that mass vaccinations would not bring about herd immunity to COVID-19 this year, even as one leading producer boosted its production forecast.Infection numbers are surging around the world, especially in Europe, where nations h...

 2021-01-12 16:00 

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Machine tool group says industry set to grow 20% ...

The local machine tool industry is forecast to see a recovery this year, with annual production value likely to increase 15 to 20 percent, the Taiwan Machine Tool & Accessory Builders' Association () said yesterday. "A survey of our members showed...

 2021-01-12 16:00 

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Expanded legislative options mooted for White Terror cases ...

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Chiang Wan-an () yesterday said that his proposal to amend the Act Governing the Recovery of Damage of Individual Rights During the Period of Martial Law () aims to expand the legal basis for victims of the White...

 2021-01-12 16:00 

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World No. 1 Tai returns with a victory ...

Taiwanese badminton star Tai Tzu-ying yesterday returned to international competition after an eight-month break with a victory at the Yonex Thailand Open in Bangkok. Twenty-six-year-old Tai, 26, the top-seeded player at the tournament, met 18-year-old Th...

 2021-01-11 16:00 

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Injury-racked India stand firm, set up series decider ...

A courageous and injury-racked India yesterday pulled off a remarkable draw in a tense third Test against Australia, as they survived against the hosts' much-vaunted bowling attack to take the series to a decider.India resumed the fifth day on 98-2, n...

 2021-01-11 16:00 

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Fourth-tier Crawley Town stun Leeds ...

Leeds United on Sunday suffered a humiliating FA Cup exit against Crawley Town as the League Two side swept to a stunning 3-0 win, while eighth-tier Marine's hopes of causing the competition's greatest shock were crushed in a 5-0 defeat against To...

 2021-01-11 16:00 

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Virus-hit Cleveland Browns end playoff drought ...

The Cleveland Browns on Sunday ended their NFL playoff drought in spectacular style, exploding for 28 first-quarter points in a stunning 48-37 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.The Browns, in the playoffs for the first time since 2002, shook off a spat...

 2021-01-11 16:00 

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US’ Randall Schriver applauds lifting of Taiwan restrictions ...

Former US assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific security affairs Randall Schriver on Sunday praised US President Donald Trump's administration for its Saturday announcement that all restrictions on official US contacts with Taiwan would be l...

 2021-01-11 16:00 

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Virus Outbreak: Young Japanese celebrate Coming of Age Day under shadow of pandemic ...

Young women in colorful traditional costumes, masks and white stoles yesterday braved cold weather in lines and sat seats apart from one another in Yokohama to mark Japan's Coming of Age Day, even though the city is under a state of emergency.The cere...

 2021-01-11 16:00 

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Taipei Fine Arts Museum store reopens ...

The Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM) is reopening its store to the public today following a renovation led by designer Johnny Chiu (), whose recent projects include the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park's Not Just Library () and the Taiwan Railways Ad...

 2021-01-11 16:00 

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A China strategy to reunite allies ...

The US' relationships with its core democratic partners are set to rebound dramatically after US president-elect Joe Biden takes office. Allies in Europe and Asia relish the prospect of a US president committed to adhering to democratic traditions at ...

 2021-01-11 16:00 

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Taiwanese start-ups use CES to showcase products ...

A total of 100 Taiwan-based start-ups are showcasing their products at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which opened yesterday and runs until Thursday, and is being held virtually for the first time amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ministry...

 2021-01-11 16:00 

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Warmer temperatures tomorrow ...

Temperatures are forecast to rise to a high of 20C tomorrow as the cold snap weakens, the Central Weather Bureau said yesterday. The cold front, which arrived yesterday, is forecast to continue affecting the weather today, the bureau said. Except for rain...

 2021-01-11 16:00 

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Virus Outbreak: Virus rules tightened in province outside Beijing ...

Chinese health authorities yesterday said that scores more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Hebei Province bordering on the capital Beijing.The outbreak focused on the Hebei cities of Shijiazhuang and Xingtai is one of China's most serious ...

 2021-01-11 16:00 

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New British representative officially assumes post ...

The new representative of the British Office in Taipei, John Dennis, has officially assumed his post, the office announced on Facebook yesterday. Dennis arrived in Taipei last month and has completed his quarantine and self-health management period, the o...

 2021-01-11 16:00 

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Rules on school closures needed ...

On Dec. 30, the Ministry of Education published the college and university enrollment rates for the 2020-2021 academic year, showing that a dozen schools had freshman enrollment rates below 60 percent, up from six the year before.The number of high-school...

 2021-01-11 16:00 

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Taichung clinics face lawsuit over toxic prescriptions ...

A group of 30 patients yesterday filed a class-action lawsuit against two traditional Chinese medicine clinics and a supplier in Taichung over toxic prescriptions that led to lead poisoning.The group is seeking more than NT$1.27 billion (US$44.6 million) ...

 2021-01-11 16:00 

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Average take-home pay rises 1.63 percent: DGBAS ...

The nation's average take-home pay rose 1.63 percent to NT$42,786 in November last year, while total compensation edged up 0.65 percent to NT$48,242 after including overtime pay and performance-based rewards, the Directorate-General of Budget, Account...

 2021-01-11 16:00 

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DPP slams KMT for criticism of Kelly Craft’s visit ...

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers yesterday criticized Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) officials who said that US Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft's planned visit to Taiwan was "not helpful" and would "rile China." "The ...

 2021-01-11 16:00 

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Virus Outbreak: One in five in England had virus, model suggests ...

One in five people across England might have had COVID-19, new modeling suggests, equivalent to 12.4 million people, rising to almost one in two in some areas.It means that across England the true number of people infected to date might be five times as h...

 2021-01-11 16:00 

Taipei Times

Badminton returns behind close doors ...

A wretched spell for badminton ends at today's Yonex Thailand Open, as players emerge from hotel quarantine to restart the BWF World Tour in a biosecure "bubble" in Bangkok.The world's top players — minus China and Japan, who were fo...

 2021-01-11 16:00 

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Kaohsiung site to develop marine tech ...

Government officials yesterday inaugurated a center for developing oceanic resources in Kaohsiung, which Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai () said would create an industrial cluster for the development of marine technology.The 6.7 hectare Marine Technology Ind...

 2021-01-11 16:00 

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New law needed for eIDs, NPP says ...

The government should hold a public hearing on the issuance of electronic identification cards (eIDs) and stipulate a specific law to regulate them before requiring people to replace their paper identification cards with them, the New Power Party (NPP) sa...

 2021-01-11 16:00 

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EDITORIAL: Pompeo leaves Biden a parting gift ...

In a statement that came as a shock to many, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday announced the immediate annulment of all "self-imposed4; guidelines on US executive relations with Taiwan, which he said Washington took "unilaterally, i...

 2021-01-11 16:00 

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Students protest after ex-professor is locked out ...

The Aletheia University Student Association yesterday called on the university to apologize to retired professor Chang Liang-tse () after it prevented him from accessing the Taiwanese literature archive at its Tainan campus by changing the lock on the bui...

 2021-01-11 16:00 

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Shuanglian vendors protest, pleading to resume business ...

Dozens of members of a street vendors' self-help group yesterday protested in front of Taipei City Hall, saying the city's public works projects have already stopped them from earning a living for more than seven months, with no end in sight.The v...

 2021-01-10 16:00 

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IN FOCUS: Taiwan urged to guard democracy against PRC ...

Six months on since the imposition of Hong Kong's National Security Law, and the "one country, two systems" framework has been thoroughly debunked, exposing the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) duplicitous nature, a Taiwanese national secur...

 2021-01-10 16:00 

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Institute calls on the public to help it find Taiwan’s remaining ‘giant trees’ ...

The Council of Agriculture's Forestry Research Institute has invited the public to participate in a project to map the nation's remaining "giant trees." A researcher has challenged people to find a tree taller than the current record holde...

 2021-01-10 16:00 

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Phison prepares to open Miaoli plant ...

NAND flash memory controller supplier Phison Electronics Corp () on Saturday held a beam-raising ceremony for its new phase-five facility in the Guangyuan Science Park () in Miaoli County's Jhunan Township ().Phison plans to finish the nearly NT$1.4 b...

 2021-01-10 16:00 

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Legal limits to electronic monitoring required ...

To control the COVID-19 pandemic during the New Year holiday, the Ministry of Health and Welfare launched Skynet — a smartphone-based GPS tracking system to enforce quarantine or health management restrictions — and used it to catch people who...

 2021-01-10 16:00 

Taipei Times

Q4 profits at FPG subsidiaries down 14 percent ...

The four major subsidiaries of Formosa Plastics Group (FPG, ), Taiwan's largest industrial conglomerate, on Friday posted combined profits of NT$42.82 billion (US$1.5 billion) for the fourth quarter of last year, down 14 percent from a quarter earlier...

 2021-01-10 16:00 

Taipei Times

Nuggets beat 76ers left short-handed by virus ...

The Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday were routed 115-103 by the visiting Denver Nuggets, with the team so badly depleted by COVID-19 protocols and injuries that they were forced to dress an injured player.The short-handed Sixers were down to just seven heal...

 2021-01-10 16:00 

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Miaoli records coldest temperature ...

As a cold surge sweeps over Taiwan, the season's lowest temperature — 3.4C — was recorded in Miaoli County at 6:23am yesterday, former Central Weather Bureau Weather Forecast Center director Daniel Wu () said.Although the mercury started t...

 2021-01-10 16:00 

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Drivers for holiday drinkers promoted ...

Taiwan Against Drunk Driving (TADD), in collaboration with restaurants and eateries, has launched a campaign urging people to use its driver service and warning against taking to the road after having alcoholic drinks.Taiwan is in the "high season"...

 2021-01-10 16:00 

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Children fund aims to recruit 500 foster families ...

The Taiwan Fund for Children and Families on Friday said it aims to recruit 500 foster families this year.Each year, the fund organizes nearly 400 events across the nation to recruit foster families, but only about 100 families become new foster care prov...

 2021-01-10 16:00 

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NCC to tighten checks on cable system operators ...

The National Communications Commission (NCC) on Thursday said that it would increase the frequency of random inspections of cable system operators this year to prevent them under-reporting the number of their subscribers, adding that it has entrusted a co...

 2021-01-10 16:00 

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EDITORIAL: Strategy needed to raise birthrate ...

The Ministry of the Interior on Friday reported that Taiwan's population last year decreased for the first time on record, with the number of deaths exceeding births by 7,907. Coupled with concerns about slowing growth in the nation's labor force ...

 2021-01-10 16:00 

Taipei Times

Hsieh loses, wins on tough day ...

Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei on Saturday endured a grueling schedule at the Abu Dhabi WTA Women's Tennis Open, losing a tight three-set second-round singles match, before bouncing back to edge a nail-biter and advance to the quarter-finals of the doubles...

 2021-01-10 16:00 

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Art exhibition on HK’s security law opens in Taipei ...

A week-long exhibition about Hong Kong's National Security Law opened on Saturday in Taipei. The exhibition features paintings by 47 Hong Kongers, depicting their feelings about the 2019 protest movement against a proposed extradition law, as well as ...

 2021-01-10 16:00 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Pope, Elizabeth II join vaccine drive ...

Pope Francis and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II became the latest high-profile figures to join the global vaccination campaign against COVID-19, as the UK reported it had surpassed more than 3 million cases since the pandemic began more than a year ago....

 2021-01-10 16:00 

Taipei Times

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TPP aims to lead nation, Ko tells party conference ...

The Taiwan People's Party (TPP) will not be a short-lived phenomenon nor a one-man party, and it is pursuing "an inclusive society and national governance," Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (), the party chairman, said yesterday as the party held its fi...

 2021-01-10 16:00 

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Taiwan marks 10th year of Schengen visa waiver ...

Representative to the EU and Belgium Tsai Ming-yen () yesterday called for progress on a Taiwan-EU bilateral investment agreement (BIA) as he marked the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Schengen visa waiver for Taiwanese as his office released a sho...

 2021-01-10 16:00 

Taipei Times

Unusual snow brings much of Spain to a halt ...

A persistent blizzard on Saturday blanketed large parts of Spain with an unusual amount of snow, killing at least four people and leaving thousands trapped in vehicles or at train stations and airports that suspended all services.The national weather agen...

 2021-01-10 16:00 

Taipei Times

Jeremy Lin signs Santa Cruz Warriors contract ...

Taiwanese-American Jeremy Lin has signed for the Golden State Warriors' G League affiliate, Santa Cruz Warriors, ahead of the 2020-2021 season, the team said on Saturday.Lin spent the 2019-2020 season with the Chinese Basketball Association's Beij...

 2021-01-10 16:00 

Taipei Times

Explorer Horn pursues rally fueled by hydrogen ...

Mike Horn made his name by walking to some of the world's remotest spots, but at the Dakar Rally, he is in a diesel car, trying to navigate the Saudi Arabian desert with the aim of "conserving the planet."Horn, a 54-year-old Swiss-based South ...

 2021-01-10 16:00 

Taipei Times

Nationalist tipped to win Kyrgyz vote ...

Nationalist politician Sadyr Japarov yesterday appeared poised to win Kyrgyzstan's presidential election, a snap vote triggered by the collapse of the previous government in the Central Asian nation closely allied with Russia.Violent protests that eru...

 2021-01-10 16:00 

Taipei Times

Intel in talks to outsource chip production to TSMC ...

Intel Corp has talked with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC, ) and Samsung Electronics Co about the Asian companies making some of its best chips, but the Silicon Valley pioneer is still holding out hope for last-minute improvements in its own ...

 2021-01-10 16:00 

Taipei Times

Stephen M. Young On Taiwan: Considering Chen Shui-bian’s legacy: A personal assessment ...

Lately I have been mulling over the checkered career of Chen Shui-bian (), former Mayor of Taipei and President of Taiwan, who subsequently spent 6+ years in jail after being convicted of corruption. I was a witness to some of this, and have studied Presi...

 2021-01-09 16:00 

Taipei Times

Apple needs to tap luxury car market ...

If Apple Inc is going to make a success of its car project, it has to target the US$230 billion luxury auto market. Doing so might be the only way to keep investors happy.However, displacing 125-year-old incumbents like Mercedes-Benz would not be straight...

 2021-01-09 16:00 

Taipei Times

Klopp pleased after win over Villa ...

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said that preparing to face a youthful Aston Villa team in Friday's FA Cup third-round clash presented a challenge he had never faced before, but the German was pleased after his side emerged with a 4-1 win.Villa were f...

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