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 2021-01-03 16:00 

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FEATURE: Taichung still popular pick for LY relocation ...

The issue of relocating the Legislative Yuan (LY) out of Taipei remains a hot topic even a decade after it was first proposed, with Taichung the most popular among the proposed locations, legislators said.Other proposed locations include New Taipei City&#...

 2021-01-03 16:00 

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FDA gives tips for campers to avoid food poisoning ...

The public should be aware of the risk of food poisoning on camping trips, as camping has grown in popularity in the past few years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Saturday.The agency posted a list on Facebook of its five tips to prevent f...

 2021-01-02 16:00 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: NSW criticized over slow action ...

Australia's leading medical group said that the New South Wales (NSW) state government has put the rest of the country at risk by its decision not to go "hard and early" in its response to a COVID-19 outbreak on Sydney's northern beaches, ...

 2021-01-02 16:00 

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Labor broker fined for undue deductions on fishers’ salaries ...

A labor broker has been fined NT$1 million (US$35,078) by the Fisheries Agency for deducting excessive amounts from the salaries of eight migrant fishers, who work on the Taiwanese-flagged Lien Yi Hsing No. 12, the agency said on Friday.The fishers had in...

 2021-01-02 16:00 

Taipei Times

CAI presents obstacle for Biden ...

A common frustration of commuters across the world is a lengthy wait only to find that two trains or buses arrive at once.This is a predicament that the EU can relate to, with a brace of key trade and investment deals finally agreed to at the end of last ...

 2021-01-02 16:00 

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IAEA confirms Iran’s uranium plans ...

Iran plans to enrich uranium up to 20 percent at its underground Fordo nuclear facility, international inspectors said yesterday, pushing its program a technical step away from weapons-grade levels as it increases pressure on the West over its tattered at...

 2021-01-02 16:00 

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India’s farmers hold key to self-reliance in edible oils ...

Indian farmer Shingara Singh has grown grain for 35 years and is one of thousands of protesters against agricultural reforms who have the power to help slash a huge annual bill of US$10 billion for imports of vegetable oils.Yet Singh, 55, said that he wou...

 2021-01-02 16:00 

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Doctor urges no eating near monkeys ...

People must be cautious in the vicinity of monkeys, especially while eating, experts warned, after a woman got her hand severely injured by a macaque at Kaohsiung's Shoushan Zoo last month.The woman, a sanitation worker in her 60s surnamed Lee (), was...

 2021-01-02 16:00 

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Executive Yuan orders watch on prices ...

The Executive Yuan has asked the Consumer Protection Committee to monitor pork prices after an eatery raised the price of its lunchboxes made with domestic pork by NT$10.The Fuji eatery in New Taipei City announced that the price of its "three treasur...

 2021-01-02 16:00 

Taipei Times

NZ eye top spot in second Pakistan Test ...

New Zealand would rise to the top of the world rankings for the first time, replacing Australia, if they avoid a defeat against Pakistan in the second Test in Christchurch and wrap up their two-match series.After triumphs in seven consecutive home Test se...

 2021-01-02 16:00 

Taipei Times

Man United level with Liverpool ...

In the winter chill at Old Trafford, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Friday watched in stoppage-time as his players protected a 2-1 lead against Aston Villa and the opportunity to go level on points with Premier League leader Liverpool.M...

 2021-01-02 16:00 

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E-cigarette resellers target youth: HPA ...

Social media posts promoting the use of e-cigarettes — many targeting young people — have rapidly spread on various platforms, a study commissioned by the Health Promotion Administration (HPA) showed. The study, which was conducted by Shih Hsi...

 2021-01-02 16:00 

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New Taipei eatery owners cater for students in need ...

The owners of a Japanese-style izakaya food pub in New Taipei City's Lujhou District () have through 2019 and last year prepared 300 lunchboxes per month for disadvantaged students, free of charge.Thirty-year-old Hsu Jui-hsi () and his 23-year-old bro...

 2021-01-02 16:00 

Taipei Times

World’s best F1 team looking past victory laps ...

Automakers are fundamentally rethinking motorsports for the electric age, so much so that even the team dominating the highest-echelon auto-racing circuit must break new ground.Mercedes-Benz has won the last seven Formula One championships, but parent Dai...

 2021-01-02 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Taiwan-supporting US bill passes ...

A US defense policy bill containing sections supportive of Taiwan was passed into law on Friday as the US Senate voted to override a veto by US President Donald Trump.The Senate voted 81-13 to approve the US National Defense Authorization Act, clearing th...

 2021-01-02 16:00 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: The light touch of the law ...

The Legislative Yuan's passage of the Anti-infiltration Act () on Dec. 31, 2019, as well as amendments to the National Security Act () passed earlier that year, which impose longer sentences and fines on people convicted of spying for other nations, w...

 2021-01-02 16:00 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: India holds nationwide vaccine drills ...

India yesterday staged nationwide drills to start one of the world's biggest COVID-17 vaccination programs as the drug regulator prepared to approve the first vaccine.An Indian government panel on Friday recommended emergency use of the AstraZeneca-Ox...

 2021-01-02 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Ma’s office rejects Tsai’s account of pork promise ...

Former president Ma Ying-jeou () did not promise to import US pork containing ractopamine residue and President Tsai Ing-wen (), as the head of state, should speak the truth, Ma's office said in a statement yesterday.The office released the statement ...

 2021-01-02 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Groups march for Trump in Taipei and extend an invitation ...

People rallied in Taipei yesterday to support US President Donald Trump and called for Taipei and Washington to normalize the relationship between the two nations.The group held banners and shouted: "Support President Trump, protect Taiwan," "...

 2021-01-02 16:00 

Taipei Times

Defend against the CCP or perish ...

Less than 10 days after enjoying a solo concert by Taiwan-born pianist Chen Ruei-bin (), I was saddened to learn that China's foremost pianist, Fou Tsong (), who at the end of the 1950s went into exile in the UK, had succumbed to COVID-19. These extre...

 2021-01-02 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Earthquake, tsunami detection system launched; southward expansion mulled ...

A new undersea earthquake and tsunami monitoring system was officially launched on Thursday, to help the authorities issue early warnings to the public in case of seismic hazards.In November last year, Taiwan completed the installation of the 735km unders...

 2021-01-02 16:00 

Taipei Times

In the Alps, white caviar offers an exclusive alternative ...

In his waders, Stefan Astner checks on the albino sturgeon: Almost two decades after they hatched, they are ready to be gutted for their caviar to be shipped out for New Year's celebrations. "The fish have already been through the ultrasound, so w...

 2021-01-02 16:00 

Taipei Times

NZ’s Wagner opens up on bowling with broken toes ...

New Zealand quick Neil Wagner could not walk at the start of the final day of the first Test against Pakistan after breaking his toes, but he said that a burning desire to help his team pushed him through the pain barrier.Wagner played the last three days...

 2021-01-02 16:00 

Taipei Times

Andrea Pirlo’s Juventus face crucial January test ...

Andrea Pirlo's Juventus face a key test of their ambitions to clinch a 10th consecutive Serie A title in a packed month of soccer in Italy after a stuttering start that has left the holders sixth in the league.Serie A has returned this weekend, after ...

 2021-01-01 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Operator of bowling alley in 2015 blaze sentenced ...

The Taoyuan District Court yesterday sentenced the proprietor of a bowling alley to six years, 10 months in prison for negligence leading to a 2015 blaze that killed six firefighters.Liu Te-pin (), 48, was convicted of negligence in maintaining the three-...

 2021-01-01 16:00 

Taipei Times

Australia amends national anthem to reflect ‘unity’ ...

Australia has changed one word in its national anthem to reflect what the prime minister called "the spirit of unity" and the nation's Aborigines.Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on New Year's Eve announced that the second line of ...

 2021-01-01 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Changhua man sentenced for spying ...

A Changhua County businessman was on Thursday sentenced to a three-month prison term for contravening the National Securities Act ().The Taipei District Court said that Fu-Mei Scissors and Tools Manufacturing Co chairman Huang Chiung-tun () was recruited ...

 2021-01-01 16:00 

Taipei Times

Haaland back from injury as Dortmund eye top four ...

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland is expected to make an eagerly awaited return from injury as his side look to battle back into the Bundesliga top four with a win over high-fliers VfL Wolfsburg tomorrow.The prolific Norwegian prodigy has missed th...

 2021-01-01 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Tsai urges understanding for US pork import policy ...

President Tsai Ing-wen () yesterday in her New Year's Day speech asked Taiwanese for understanding over the government's decision to open up to imports of US pork containing traces of ractopamine.Although the animal feed additive is banned for use...

 2021-01-01 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Doctor discovers tapeworms living in patient’s legs ...

A Taichung physician on Thursday warned against eating raw pork after treating a migrant worker for tapeworms that had infected their calf muscles.Chang Wei-shuo (), an infectious disease specialist at Asia University Hospital, said that he treated a Thai...

 2021-01-01 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Hospital visits due to epilepsy higher in winter: doctor ...

Hospital visits related to epileptic seizures are highest in January and February, when the weather is coldest and the effects of air pollution are greatest, a Taichung pediatrician said on Monday.Kuang Tien General Hospital pediatrician Chiang Kuo-liang ...

 2021-01-01 16:00 

Taipei Times

Is the ‘Ta Chiang’ a carrier killer? ...

Following last month's launch of the navy's latest warship, the Ta Chiang, a heated debate has erupted in the media about whether the vessel can be classified as a "carrier killer," with some claiming that it is a gross exaggeration of the...

 2021-01-01 16:00 

Taipei Times

Banks’ profits fell as brokers’ soared ...

Companies in the financial sector reported mixed performance in the first 11 months of last year, with banks reporting an 8.9 percent annual decline in combined profit to NT$351.04 billion (US$12.31 billion) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while securities ...

 2021-01-01 16:00 

Taipei Times

Icelanders enjoy noisy New Year ...

While New Year's Eve fireworks are hardly rare, Icelanders take the tradition to breathtaking heights, firing the dazzling incendiary devices from back gardens, streets, hilltops or city parks across the Nordic island.Iceland's law provides a brie...

 2021-01-01 16:00 

Taipei Times

Australia batsmen must ‘grind’ to foil India: Labuschagne ...

Australia's batsmen must balance aggression with discipline to combat India in the third Test in Sydney after being pinned down by their bowlers in the first two matches, No. 3 batsman Marnus Labuschagne said yesterday.Australia have not surpassed 200...

 2021-01-01 16:00 

Taipei Times

The Liberty Times Editorial: Name changes are a joint priority ...

In a joint letter on Dec. 17 last year, 78 members of the US House of Representatives urged US President Donald Trump to rename the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in Washington "Taiwan Representative Office."During a le...

 2021-01-01 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Council of Grand Justices rules therapy for sex offenders ‘mostly constitutional’ ...

The Council of Grand Justices on Thursday declared that laws allowing convicted sex offenders to be held in a designated facility for therapy after completing their sentence are "mostly constitutional."However, the council ruled it "unconstitu...

 2021-01-01 16:00 

Taipei Times

Policies deter property buyers; sales dip ...

The nation's major property brokers saw property deals last month decline from one month earlier as tightened credit controls and other unfavorable policies drove some buyers to the sidelines.Evertrust Rehouse Co (), the nation's largest realtor b...

 2021-01-01 16:00 

Taipei Times

Real Sociedad edge derby, end winless run ...

Real Sociedad on Thursday won 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao in a Basque Country derby to end their winless run and strengthen their hold on third place in La Liga.Cristian Portugues scored the game's only goal in the fifth minute after Mikel Merino played Mi...

 2021-01-01 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Stimulus voucher program ended; 23m participated ...

More than 23 million people, or 98.35 percent of Taiwan's population, had obtained Triple Stimulus Vouchers by Thursday — the deadline for the program launched by the government in July last year to boost the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

 2021-01-01 16:00 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: Regulation needed for online media ...

The National Communications Commission (NCC) has in the past few weeks come under fire over a draft digital communications bill that would allow it to regulate online platforms. Opposition parties have lambasted the NCC — and the administration of P...

 2021-01-01 16:00 

Taipei Times

Highways to skies: Pakistan’s truck art goes aeronautical ...

Pakistan's famous truck art is to move from its highways to the skies, as a flying academy is painting a two-seater Cessna aircraft with the colorful technique.With elaborate and flamboyant motifs, Pakistani truck art has inspired gallery exhibitions ...

 2021-01-01 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

CECC confirms three imported cases ...

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reported three new imported cases of COVID-19, bringing the nation's total confirmed cases to 802.Two of the cases involved Indonesian fishers in their 20s who arrived in Taiwan on Dec. 17, Centers ...

 2021-01-01 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Customs standards agreement signed with New Zealand ...

Taiwan and New Zealand last month signed an agreement to mutually recognize their authorized economic operators (AEO), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday.The deal is expected to enhance customs cooperation and supply chain safety between the...

 2021-01-01 16:00 

Taipei Times

John Wall makes Rockets debut in win ...

James Harden on Thursday scored a game-high 33 points and John Wall finished with a double-double in his first game since 2018, as the Houston Rockets beat the Sacramento Kings 122-119.Wall tallied 22 points and nine assists for the Rockets, who were also...

 2021-01-01 16:00 

Taipei Times

Central bank fights industrial land hoarding ...

To prevent land hoarding that could slow investment by companies returning home from China, the central bank on Thursday convened a meeting with 16 financial institutions to press for stricter review of industrial land financing.Thursday's meeting wit...

 2020-12-31 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Groups urge more help for HK political refugees ...

The government must take in more political refugees from Hong Kong, human rights groups said in Taipei yesterday, after a Chinese court on Wednesday sentenced 10 would-be asylum seekers to prison."The Hong Kong government has achieved a capacity to pu...

 2020-12-31 16:00 

Taipei Times

Tour New Zealand, but only poo in toilets: officials ...

The head of the New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC) has called on locals to show greater respect for their environment amid a boom in domestic tourism that has been accompanied by reports of littering, human waste and wildlife disturbance.Restric...

 2020-12-31 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Two US destroyers transit the Taiwan Strait ...

Two US Navy destroyers transited the Taiwan Strait yesterday, the second such mission last month.In a statement, the US Seventh Fleet said that the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers USS John S. McCain and USS Curtis Wilbur conducted a routine ...

 2020-12-31 16:00 

Taipei Times

Tai Tzu-ying preps to face Thai rival ...

World No. 1 Tai Tzu-ying on Tuesday vowed to "fight until the end" after she learned she would face Thailand's Nitchaon Jindapol in her opening match of the Yonex Thailand Open this month.A Badminton World Federation (BWF) draw earlier in the ...

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