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 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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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...

 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 

Taipei Times

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...

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