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 2021-01-09 16:00 

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KMT touts pork petition, accuses DPP of bullying ...

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday touted its proposed referendum on imports of pork containing traces of ractopamine after accusing the government of using strong-arm tactics to ease meat import regulations.The members of President Tsai Ing-we...

 2021-01-09 16:00 

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US teenager thanks Taiwanese ‘life savers’ ...

Ten years after his adoption by a US couple, a teenager who was abandoned as a newborn was able to pass on a letter to the couple who found him.This was possible thanks to the efforts of the local police and a retired officer who responded to the initial ...

 2021-01-09 16:00 

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Will telework boost women’s careers in Japan, South Korea? ...

COVID-19 could be a tipping point in the push to retain more women in the workforce in Japan and South Korea and for them to have families, with new flexible work arrangements expected to stay, researchers and recruiters have said.The COVID-19 pandemic ha...

 2021-01-09 16:00 

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Drought calls for subsidy program ...

On Tuesday last week, the Central Emergency Operation Center decided to suspend irrigation for this year's first crop of rice on about 29,000 hectares of land in Hsinchu County, Miaoli County and central Taiwan. In addition, starting on Wednesday, the...

 2021-01-09 16:00 

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Club owner, three police officers held over bribes ...

Three Taipei police officers and one nightclub proprietor were on Friday detained after questioning in the latest phase of a probe into top-ranking police officers who allegedly took bribes from nightclubs and sex trade businesses in Zhongshan District ()...

 2021-01-09 16:00 

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Pat Cummins puts Australia in charge ...

Fast bowler Pat Cummins yesterday gave Australia the advantage after three days of the third Test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).Cummins removed Cheteshwar Pujara for the fourth time in three Tests this summer, taking 4-29 to have India ...

 2021-01-09 16:00 

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TRA boss explains NT$8.84m spent on books ...

Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung () yesterday called on Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) Director-General Chang Chen-yuan () to provide an explanation after the TRA was criticized for spending NT$8.84 million (US$310,644) on...

 2021-01-09 16:00 

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EDITORIAL: Moving capital is people’s choice ...

Lawmakers on Monday said that plans to move the legislature to Taichung were still being considered, but experts have raised concerns about the logistics.Such a move has been discussed since at least 2004. In 2012, Minister of Transportation and Communica...

 2021-01-09 16:00 

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Doctor urges lung cancer screenings ...

People who have cases of lung cancer in their family should ask their doctor for regular screenings, as the survival rate for lung cancer that is detected early is nearly 100 percent, a researcher at National Taiwan University said.The remarks came after ...

 2021-01-09 16:00 

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Prosecutors charge former judge over bribery allegations ...

The Taipei Shilin District Prosecutors' Office has charged former judge Chen Mei-chin () with financial fraud, possessing assets of unknown origin and other breaches of the Anti-Corruption Act ().The indictment was made public earlier this week, after...

 2021-01-09 16:00 

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Consumers’ Foundation urges probe after pesticide survey ...

Two batches of fresh peas that were in October last year collected in a random sampling survey have been found to contain excessive pesticide residue, the Consumers' Foundation said on Friday. For the survey, snap peas, snow peas, which are also known...

 2021-01-09 16:00 

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Uganda wraps up violent, chaotic election campaign ...

Uganda is bracing for a charged vote next week after a campaign mired in disarray and violence, with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni accused of seeking to hold on to power at any cost.Candidates have been arrested, rallies banned and dozens of protester...

 2021-01-09 16:00 

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Financial pressure behind low birthrate: researcher ...

A lack of incentives for younger people to marry as well as high costs for housing, elderly care and child-rearing are the main causes for Taiwan's declining birthrate, Academia Sinica associate researcher Cheng Yen-hsin () said on Friday.Cheng made t...

 2021-01-09 16:00 

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Virus outbreak tips more people into extreme poverty in Nigeria’s Lagos ...

Shopkeeper Toyin Jacob never thought she would have to rely on handouts. Before last year, food and cash distributions were for her neighbors in Makoko, a coastal community in Nigeria's economic hub, Lagos.Thousands of families live in the floating sl...

 2021-01-09 16:00 

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Pant and Jadeja hit by ball ...

An already depleted India were rocked by more injuries yesterday, with wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant and spinner Ravindra Jadeja taken for scans after being hit while batting against Australia in the third Test.Pant took a nasty blow to the elbow in Sydney on...

 2021-01-09 16:00 

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Broadcaster apologizes after Shane Warne rant ...

Australian broadcaster Kayo Sports apologized yesterday after expletive-laden remarks by commentators Shane Warne and Andrew Symonds mocking Test star Marnus Labuschagne went to air.The former players did not seem to know that they were live on Friday eve...

 2021-01-09 16:00 

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Virus Outbreak: COVID-19 worsens delays at SA border post ...

Zimbabwean truck driver Wallace Muzondiwa queued four days in his vehicle to enter neighboring South Africa after thousands of people rushed to the border to escape new Zimbabwean movement restrictions this week.The surge overwhelmed immigration authoriti...

 2021-01-09 16:00 

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Chinese military plane enters Taiwan’s ADIZ ...

A Chinese military Y-8 marine patrol plane yesterday entered Taiwan's southwest air defense identification zone (ADIZ), the seventh such incursion this month, the Ministry of National Defense said.In response to the incursion, the air force scrambled ...

 2021-01-09 16:00 

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North Korean leader calls the US ‘principal enemy’ ...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said the US is his nuclear-armed nation's "principal enemy," state media reported yesterday, as he threw down the diplomatic gauntlet to the incoming administration of US president-elect Joe Biden.The declaratio...

 2021-01-09 16:00 

Taipei Times

US’ cowboy idol hexed its virus fix ...

In 1996, in the midst of the US' 53rd presidential race, Taiwan was gearing up for its first-ever direct presidential election. Since then, Taiwan has grown into a vibrant democracy with an average voter turnout of 76 percent in free and fair election...

 2021-01-08 16:00 

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Forex losses, falling prices cause Nanya profit drop ...

DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology Corp () yesterday posted its weakest quarterly net profit in about four-and-a-half years for last quarter, on unfavorable foreign exchange rates and falling chip prices, but the company expects prices to rebound in the firs...

 2021-01-08 16:00 

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Technology products lift exports 12% to new record ...

Taiwan's exports last month clocked another 12 percent upturn from a year earlier to a record US$33 billion, as 5G smartphones and other new technology applications ramped up business for local component suppliers, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said y...

 2021-01-08 16:00 

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[ Taiwan ]

Ma Ying-jeou’s office accuses Tsai of ‘silence’ on US ...

While world leaders have condemned the storming of the US Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, the silence from President Tsai Ing-wen () and Premier Su Tseng-chang () is cause for concern, former president Ma Ying-jeou's () office said yesterday.The U...

 2021-01-08 16:00 

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Credit card spending down 0.8%: FSC ...

Credit card spending last year is forecast to have dropped for the first time in 11 years, as the COVID-19 pandemic dampened private consumption, the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) said on Thursday.The commission's remarks came after credit ca...

 2021-01-08 16:00 

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EDITORIAL: In praise of ‘the last wall’ ...

Chinese social media users took great delight in the scenes of rioters breaking into the US Capitol building on Wednesday, which they were allowed to see. It is too bad that they are unlikely to have been able to read or hear about another incident earlie...

 2021-01-08 16:00 

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Next step for the Hakka movement ...

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, masks have become an all-too-familiar sight across the nation. On Dec. 28, 1988, thousands of Hakka marched through Taipei carrying a picture of Republic of China founder Sun Yat-sen () adorned with a mask, in a protest c...

 2021-01-08 16:00 

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Nets end 76ers’ five-game win streak ...

Joe Harris on Thursday scored a team-high 28 points as the Brooklyn Nets shook off the absence of two stars to snap the Philadelphia 76ers' five-game winning streak with a 122-109 victory.Caris LeVert scored 22 points and had 10 assists as the Nets co...

 2021-01-08 16:00 

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Resurgent Smith smacks first ton since 2019 Ashes ...

Australia yesterday snapped up two wickets in the final session to leave India with work to do in the third Test as they chased the hosts' 338 following Steve Smith's first century in more than a year.Pace spearheads Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins...

 2021-01-08 16:00 

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Ten carbon monoxide victims released in Tainan ...

Ten of the 24 people who experienced carbon monoxide poisoning at a Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) swimming pool in Tainan on Thursday have been released from treatment, the Tainan Department of Health said yesterday.Emergency services respo...

 2021-01-08 16:00 

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New passports ready for distribution from Monday ...

The first batch of 500,000 passports with a new design is ready for distribution from Monday, and foreign governments, airlines and government agencies have been notified about the change, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday.The new cover des...

 2021-01-08 16:00 

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Three new imported cases confirmed: CECC ...

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reported three new imported cases of COVID-19, arrivals from Nigeria, Egypt and the US, bringing the total number of cases in Taiwan to 825.A Taiwanese businessman in his 70s began to experience fever, ...

 2021-01-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Doctors warn caregivers to make sure charges wear clean undergarments ...

A Kaohsiung physician has reminded older people and those taking care of elderly people to ensure that undergarments are well cleaned, after treating a number of older patients who developed health conditions due to improper sanitation.An 86-year-old woma...

 2021-01-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

US’ Pompeo touts arms sales to Taiwan ...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday touted US President Donald Trump's arms sales to Taiwan as he underscored how the administration has supported allies and friends worldwide."We9;ve stood by our friends in Taiwan. Over the past 3 ye...

 2021-01-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

MeToo accuser defamed journalist: Chinese court ...

In a potential blow to the #MeToo movement in China, a court ruled that two former journalists defamed a third journalist by publishing an account accusing him of sexual misconduct.A Hangzhou City court on Tuesday ruled that the evidence provided by Zou S...

 2021-01-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

President congratulates Joe Biden on confirmed win ...

President Tsai Ing-wen () has extended her "sincere congratulations" on behalf of the government and Taiwanese to US president-elect Joe Biden and US vice president-elect Kamala Harris on their election victory after it was confirmed by the US Con...

 2021-01-08 16:00 

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Vietnamese’s final appeal in attempted murder case nixed ...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down the final appeal of a migrant worker from Vietnam who had received a six-year prison sentence from a lower court for attempting to murder a Taiwanese woman in New Taipei City in late 2019.The Vietnamese man, surnam...

 2021-01-08 16:00 

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The ex-cop behind China’s largest gay dating app ...

Browsing the Internet as a young policeman in China, Ma Baoli () recalls the sheer volume of Web pages telling him he was a pervert, diseased and in need of treatment — simply because he was gay."I felt extremely lonely after I became aware of m...

 2021-01-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

Toxic air in S Asia could be causing miscarriages: study ...

Toxic air in India and other South Asian countries could be causing large numbers of miscarriages and stillbirths, scientists said on Thursday.A study in The Lancet medical journal estimated that nearly 350,000 pregnancy losses a year in South Asia were l...

 2021-01-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

EU-China CAI — strategic mistake? ...

After seven long years of negotiations, Brussels and Beijing on Thursday last week signed a Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI). The CAI would ensure EU investors achieve better access to the Chinese market and compete on a better level playing fi...

 2021-01-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

Brady eyeing seventh Super Bowl ring ...

Tom Brady today embarks on another record-breaking journey into the NFL post-season when the veteran quarterback leads the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into playoff battle against a fired-up Washington.After a tumultuous regular season played out against the back...

 2021-01-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

Hsieh credits turtles for big win ...

Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei on Thursday pulled off a shock in her first match of the season at the Abu Dhabi WTA Women's Tennis Open, rallying from a set down to defeat eighth-seeded Czech Marketa Vondrousova 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) and then crediting green...

 2021-01-08 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Population in Taiwan fell for first time in 2020 ...

Taiwan's population last year fell for the first time, as the nation continued to experience a low birthrate and an aging population, the Ministry of the Interior said.At the end of last year, the total population stood at 23,561,236 people, down 41,8...

 2021-01-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

Biden must follow up on Taiwan ...

Until the administration of US President Donald Trump, Washington had always been of two minds regarding Taiwan's importance to US national interest.In the post-World War II period, when Taiwan was controlled by Chiang Kai-shek (), a US ally, but a ha...

 2021-01-07 16:00 

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Chinese mock ‘beautiful sight’ of Washington riots ...

China's Internet erupted in mirth at the US' troubled democracy after supporters of US President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol, comparing the chaos to the Hong Kong protests of 2019.China's state-run tabloid the Global Times yesterday...

 2021-01-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Virus Outbreak: CECC finds fifth case of UK strain ...

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday confirmed that a fifth person in Taiwan is infected with a COVID-19 variant first detected in the UK.A British man in his 30s, who arrived on Wednesday last week to work, tested positive for the disease...

 2021-01-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

Australia ahead on 50s ...

Debutant Will Pucovski and Marnus Labuschagne smacked half-centuries as Australia recovered yesterday from an early setback to build a promising first innings in the rain-hit third Test against India.Following David Warner's departure for 5, the hosts...

 2021-01-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: Xi’s worrisome new powers ...

Two recent developments relating to the reform of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) could have far-reaching implications, not just for Taiwan, but the entire world.First, on Friday last week, revisions to China's National Defense Law came...

 2021-01-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

Largan expects February sales to dip ...

Largan Precision Co (), a major camera lens supplier to Apple Inc's iPhones, yesterday said that it expects revenue to dip further next month, dampened by semiconductor supply constraints and fewer working days due to the Lunar New Year holiday.As ord...

 2021-01-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Exhibition in Taipei highlights housing problems ...

The advocacy group Housing Movement 2.0 on Wednesday launched a month-long exhibition at a rented space in Taipei to satirize the nation's high housing prices.In a departure from its past outdoor protests, the organization partnered with National Taiw...

 2021-01-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

Juventus end AC Milan’s 27-game unbeaten streak ...

Federico Chiesa on Wednesday scored a brace as Juventus inflicted a first league defeat this season on Serie A leaders AC Milan, ending their 27-match unbeaten run with a 3-1 win.Stefano Pioli's side maintained their one-point advantage over city riva...

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