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 2020-02-28 16:05 

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Merry forms Vietnam venture...

Audio electronics maker Merry Electronics Co () on Thursday said it plans to invest US$12.24 million in a Vietnam-based joint venture with a Chinese supplier to help customers avoid heavy tariffs levied by the US on Chinese goods....

 2020-02-28 16:05 

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NTU student body to host transitional justice activities...

The National Taiwan University (NTU) Student Association yesterday said that it would in the new semester unveil a series of activities that engage students and the public in the "reinterpretation of the school's history" and redefine the repu...

 2020-02-28 16:05 

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Virus Outbreak: Tainan, Taichung postpone world orchid exhibitions...

Two major international orchid shows scheduled to take place in Taichung and Tainan next month have been postponed due to concern over the spread of COVID-19....

 2020-02-28 16:05 

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Bill aims to merge institute, arsenals...

A legislative reform bill proposed by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators yesterday aims to revive an attempt to merge the military's four arsenals with the Ministry of National Defense-affiliated Chungshan Institute of Science and Technolo...

 2020-02-28 16:05 

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Asian markets tumble on virus fears...

Asian and European equities yesterday spiraled downwards, extending a collapse in world markets that has wiped trillions of US dollars off valuations as COVID-19 spreads rapidly with the WHO warning that the outbreak was now at a "decisive point."...

 2020-02-28 16:05 

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TAIEX loses NT$1 trillion in market cap...

The TAIEX this week lost more than NT$1 trillion (US$32.97 billion) in market capitalization over COVID-19 fears and the downtrend might extend into next week, analysts have said....

 2020-02-28 16:05 

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Presale housing projects fall more than 27% on virus...

Local developers and builders plan to launch NT$160.64 billion (US$5.3 billion) in presale housing projects for the spring sales season, a 27.6 percent decline from a year earlier, as virus concerns dampen buying interest, the Chinese-language Housing Mon...

 2020-02-28 16:05 

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Telecoms eyeing third quarter to launch 5G services...

The nation's top three telecom operators, which paid a combined NT$122.07 billion (US$4.02 billion) for access to the 5G spectrum in auctions that ended last week, are racing to launch 5G services by the third quarter....

 2020-02-28 16:05 

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Virus Outbreak: City tracks down 100 tied to suspected case...

The Kaohsiung Department of Health has tracked down nearly 100 people who have had contact with an Indonesian factory worker after she visited a friend in New Taipei City who later tested positive for COVID-19....

 2020-02-28 16:05 

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EDITORIAL: Taking time to think can save time...

Compared with many other nations, the Taiwanese government has reacted with admirable speed and efficiency to the outbreak of a new coronavirus in China, starting with the establishment on Jan. 20 of a Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), before the na...

 2020-02-28 16:05 

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Virus Outbreak: Abe defends Japan school closure plan...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday defended his call for schools across the country to close over COVID-19, an abrupt decision that stunned officials and parents....

 2020-02-28 16:05 

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Virus Outbreak: French lax on routine hygiene, study suggests...

As France braces for a surge in COVID-19 cases, which is spread mainly by poor hygiene, a survey suggests that some of the population might need to clean up their act when it comes to cleanliness....

 2020-02-28 16:05 

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Reconstructuring military villages...

The preservation of Gonghe New Village () in Pingtung County's Donggang Township () is probably the most complicated among the nation's reconstruction projects for military dependents' villages....

 2020-02-28 16:05 

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First Financial seeks growth despite virus...

State-run First Financial Holding Co () on Thursday said that it seeks to grow core operations despite the COVID-19 outbreak, which it says would prove a short-term downside risk like the 2003 SARS epidemic....

 2020-02-28 16:05 

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Scientists detect biggest explosion since the Big Bang...

Astronomers have discovered the biggest explosion seen in the universe, originating from a super-massive black hole....

 2020-02-28 16:05 

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Taiwan's Hsieh reaches doubles final...

Taiwanese-Czech top seeds Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova on Thursday had to battle to reach their fourth doubles final of the year, while singles world No. 1 and Australian Open champion Ashleigh Barty set up a ninth career meeting with two-time Wimble...

 2020-02-28 16:05 

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Authorities file charges against foiled stowaway...

A man who was arrested in November last year for attempting to climb onto a China Airlines airplane as it prepared to take off at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport has been charged with contravening the Immigration Act (), prosecutors said yesterday....

 2020-02-28 16:05 

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Harris leads shorthanded 76ers to vanquish Knicks...

Tobias Harris on Thursday finished with 34 points to lift the shorthanded Philadelphia 76ers over the visiting New York Knicks 115-106....

 2020-02-28 16:05 

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Arsenal knocked out of Europa League in dying extra-time seconds by Olympiakos...

Youssef El-Arabi on Thursday scored in the last minute of extra-time as Olympiakos knocked Arsenal out of the UEFA Europa League on a night when four former European champions were eliminated....

 2020-02-28 16:05 

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NSB must declassify documents: Tsai...

President Tsai Ing-wen () yesterday said that she has instructed the National Security Bureau (NSB) to declassify files requested by the Transitional Justice Commission within one month, with the exception of the few that cannot be published due to legal ...

 2020-02-28 12:30 

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 2020-02-27 16:40 

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Philippines does not need US: Duterte...

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said that the nation's forces could fight insurgents and Muslim extremists without US military help, in a defense of his decision to terminate a security pact with Washington....

 2020-02-27 16:40 

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Ten more firms investments approved...

The Ministry of Economic Affairs yesterday approved applications by 10 companies to invest a total of NT$10.9 billion (US$359.4 million) as part of a government program to encourage investments by small and medium-sized enterprises....

 2020-02-27 16:40 

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Minister 'horrified' at Nazi-themed carnival in Spain...

A Spanish minister on Wednesday condemned a carnival parade featuring gun-toting Nazis and lines of dancing Jewish victims, a day after Israel's ambassador expressed outrage over the spectacle....

 2020-02-27 16:40 

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Virus Outbreak: Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage is postponed...

The annual Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage has been postponed to comply with government measures aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19, Jenn Lann Temple () chairman Yen Ching-biao () said yesterday, after sparking criticism on Wednesday for his insistence on ...

 2020-02-27 16:40 

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Virus Outbreak: Confirmed cases 'tip of iceberg,' vice president says...

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 are only the tip of the iceberg, as some patients only exhibit mild or no symptoms, Vice President Chen Chien-jen () said yesterday, when sharing responses given in an interview with Japanese media....

 2020-02-27 16:40 

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Virus Outbreak: Chinese trolls decried for fake news...

Authorities have accused Chinese Internet trolls of sowing panic over COVID-19, with much of the disinformation falsely implying that the nation has an out-of-control epidemic....

 2020-02-27 16:40 

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How India can get growth back on track...

India has more than one-sixth of the world's population and is still a poor nation, so what happens in India is incredibly important for the welfare of the human race....

 2020-02-27 16:39 

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Tousart gives Lyon edge over subpar Juve...

Cristiano Ronaldo drew a blank as a Lucas Tousart goal on Wednesday handed Olympique Lyonnais a surprise 1-0 win over Juventus in their UEFA Champions League last-16 first leg in France....

 2020-02-27 16:39 

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Taipei to start uncrewed bus road testing in May...

The Taipei Department of Transportation yesterday announced that it would start road tests for autonomous buses in May and allow city residents to take part in the trial services beginning in September....

 2020-02-27 16:39 

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US Congress votes to make lynching a hate crime...

Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, US Congress has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law....

 2020-02-27 16:39 

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Virus Outbreak: Business climate 'green' for now: NDC...

The government's business climate monitor last month remained "green" for the third straight month, but it might start to feel the effects of an outbreak of COVID-19 in China from this month, the National Development Council (NDC) said yesterd...

 2020-02-27 16:39 

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Virus Outbreak: Taiwan shares prevention tech at APEC...

Taiwan shared how it has employed technology to fight the spread of COVID-19 at an APEC meeting in Malaysia, winning praise from member states, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday....

 2020-02-27 16:39 

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Virus Outbreak: Italy travel alert raised to highest level, CECC says...

Italy was yesterday listed in the highest warning level of the nation's travel advisory, given the sharp hike in COVID-19 cases in that nation, and as of midnight tonight, all travelers arriving from Italy, regardless of nationality, are to undergo 14...

 2020-02-27 16:39 

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FX losses exceed NT$22bn...

Foreign exchange losses for local life insurance companies last month totaled NT$22.2 billion (US$731.95 million), similar to a year earlier, Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) data showed....

 2020-02-27 16:39 

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Virus Outbreak: Rights of students stuck overseas to be safeguarded...

The government is to adopt supplementary measures to ensure that the education rights of nearly 630 students below the high-school level who are unable to return to Taiwan from China, Hong Kong or Macau due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Minister of Education ...

 2020-02-27 16:39 

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Five killed in US brewery shooting...

A gunman on Wednesday killed five coworkers at one of the best-known breweries in the US before turning the weapon on himself in the latest burst of mass gun violence in the nation....

 2020-02-27 16:39 

Taipei Times

Apple vote 'warning' over removal of apps in China...

An Apple Inc shareholder proposal critical of the company's app removals in China received a relatively high level of support at the iPhone maker's annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday, enough to push the company to respond, experts said....

 2020-02-27 16:39 

Taipei Times

China criticizes US over 'attack' on UN IPR body nominee...

A Chinese ambassador on Wednesday ripped into the US for an "attack" on Beijing's candidate to head a UN agency that monitors and tracks intellectual property rights (IPR) such as patents, trademarks and industrial designs — a lucrative ...

 2020-02-27 16:39 

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De Bruyne leads late rally as City outplay Real 2-1...

Kevin de Bruyne on Wednesday orchestrated a dramatic Manchester City comeback as they stunned Real Madrid 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu to put one foot in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals....

 2020-02-27 16:39 

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Given their benefits, ease rules on drones...

What good can drones do? They can do a lot of things, and the possibilities reach far beyond the general public's imagination....

 2020-02-27 16:39 

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Virus Outbreak: Bureau unveils rules for bailout of travel industry...

The Tourism Bureau yesterday unveiled the rules for a plan to bail out the travel industry, which has reported significant financial losses due to COVID-19....

 2020-02-27 16:38 

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Virus Outbreak: Premier approves special budget items...

Premier Su Tseng-chang () yesterday approved proposed items in a NT$60 billion (US$2 billion) budget created under the Special Act on COVID-19 Prevention, Relief and Restoration () passed on Tuesday, including compensation totaling NT$1.82 billion for peo...

 2020-02-27 16:38 

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'They could shut us down tomorrow': Rappler's Maria Ressa...

"The toughest part is not knowing whether it's going to be a normal day, or a not normal day," said Maria Ressa, speaking by telephone from her office in Manila....

 2020-02-27 16:38 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: BOK stands pat despite virus hit to growth view...

The Bank of Korea (BOK) yesterday downgraded its growth forecast for the year amid mounting evidence of an economic hit from the COVID-19 outbreak, but left its key interest rate unchanged....

 2020-02-27 16:38 

Taipei Times

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High Court finds fugitive S Korean academic guilty...

The High Court yesterday found fugitive South Korean academic Park Jae-kyung guilty of sexual harassment, upholding a ruling by the Taipei District Court, which came with a 14-month sentence....

 2020-02-27 16:37 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Q1 laptop shipments to fall 26 percent: analysts...

Global laptop shipments are expected to fall 26 percent this quarter as the COVID-19 outbreak in China continues to wreak havoc across the supply chain, TrendForce Corp () said in a report yesterday....

 2020-02-27 16:37 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Abe orders Japanese public schools to close next week...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday called on public schools nationwide to close from Monday next week to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus....

 2020-02-27 16:37 

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Virus Outbreak: World on alert as virus cases multiply...

Crews scrubbed everything from money to buses, military bases were on high alert and quarantines were enforced from a beachfront resort in the Atlantic to a remote island in the Pacific, as the world worked to halt the COVID-19 outbreak that for the first...

 2020-02-27 16:36 

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Dozens injured in protests over Greek camps...

Hundreds of protesters on the Greek island of Lesbos on Wednesday threw stones at police, who responded with tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets, a photographer said, on a second day of demonstrations against the construction of new refugee camps....

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