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 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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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...

 2021-01-07 16:00 

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Battery exchange robbed five times since opening ...

An environmentalist in Yunlin County who makes cushioned footstools for people to buy with used batteries has been robbed five times in six months, he said on Tuesday.Environmental campaigner Hsieh Wen-ta (), 58, who runs a 24-hour self-serve kiosk in Yun...

 2021-01-07 16:00 

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CPI increases 0.06% due to food, airplane tickets ...

The consumer price index (CPI) last month edged up a 0.06 percent from a year earlier and in positive territory for the second straight month driven by higher prices for food, airplane tickets and other items, the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting...

 2021-01-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

Loeb frustrated at stewards over speeding penalty ...

Sebastien Loeb, the world's most successful rally driver, slammed Dakar stewards after he collected a five-minute time penalty for speeding in Wednesday's fourth stage in Saudi Arabia.The sanction dropped the Loeb, a record nine-time world champio...

 2021-01-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

Sixers beat Wizards, defying Beal’s 60 points, while Celtics top Heat 107-105 ...

Joel Embiid's 38 points and Seth Curry's 28 on Wednesday saw the Philadelphia 76ers withstand a 60-point performance from Washington's Bradley Beal in a 141-136 win over the Wizards.Tobias Harris and Shake Milton scored 19 points each, while B...

 2021-01-07 16:00 

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Cathay Pacific to reopen HK flights to London next week ...

Cathay Pacific Airways yesterday announced that it would resume one-way flight service from Hong Kong to London from Tuesday next week, adding that flights from the UK to Hong Kong would remain suspended.The airline suspended flights between the territory...

 2021-01-07 16:00 

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KMT denounces HK arrests, US Capitol chaos ...

The mass arrests in Hong Kong and the storming of the US Capitol in Washington "remind us once again of the preciousness and fragility of the democratic system," Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang () said yesterday."Whether...

 2021-01-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

World leaders voice alarm over US Capitol turmoil ...

World leaders yesterday voiced alarm over a mob's breach of the US Capitol, with the UK and Australia calling for a peaceful transfer of US presidential power and allies in Europe calling the protesters' actions an attack on democracy."Disgrac...

 2021-01-07 16:00 

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Yangmingshan Park to appeal fine over deaths of buffaloes ...

The Yangmingshan National Park Service on Wednesday said it would appeal a NT$75,000 fine from the Taipei City Animal Protection Office, which accused the park of causing the deaths of water buffaloes by corralling them with fences.In the past few months,...

 2021-01-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

KMT’s anti-Taiwan clique must be thwarted ...

Japanese Representative to Taiwan Hiroyasu Izumi on Friday last week posted a New Year's message to Taiwan on Facebook, writing that in his first year in office, he has witnessed Taiwan's democracy in action and expressing his gratitude to Taiwan ...

 2021-01-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

Coins for Year of the Ox unveiled by central bank ...

The central bank yesterday unveiled a set of Chinese zodiac commemorative coins for the Year of the Ox, which are available to order online through Wednesday next week or at Bank of Taiwan () branches nationwide from Jan. 21.The central bank plans to sell...

 2021-01-07 16:00 

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Enoch Wu joins bid for DPP Taipei chapter chairperson ...

Enoch Wu (), one of the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) rising stars, yesterday registered for the race to head its Taipei chapter, with the vote scheduled for Jan. 31.The post has been vacant for about six months and is considered crucial to the...

 2021-01-07 16:00 

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US lawmaker rebuked for Hitler quote ...

US Representative Mary Miller on Wednesday drew swift criticism from fellow Republicans for quoting Adolf Hitler in a speech a day earlier outside the US Capitol in Washington.Miller, elected in November last year to replace John Shimkus, also a Republica...

 2021-01-07 16:00 

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DPP legislator calls for TutorABC probe ...

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Lin Chun-hsien () yesterday called for an official investigation into the online English-language education platform TutorABC, amid concerns that it is skirting restrictions on Chinese investment in the educat...

 2021-01-07 16:00 

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Police investigate delivery driver brawl in Jhubei City ...

Hsinchu County police were yesterday investigating a brawl in Jhubei City (), involving two food delivery drivers over a dispute with a security guard.The incident allegedly started on Wednesday afternoon, when an Uber Eats driver, surnamed Hsu (), got in...

 2021-01-06 16:00 

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Virus Outbreak: CECC to accept central quarantine applications ...

People who are returning to Taiwan and wish to stay at a centralized facility for their mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival can, starting tomorrow, apply online for a room, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said yesterday.The CECC last week ...

 2021-01-06 16:00 

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Virus Outbreak: Humanitarian charter flight to arrive from Guam next week ...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday confirmed that a humanitarian charter flight from Guam to Taiwan is to depart on Monday next week, with Taiwanese and US passengers on board.Taiwan on Friday last week imposed a temporary ban on arrivals by non-re...

 2021-01-06 16:00 

Taipei Times

Judge denies Trump bid to invalidate Georgia loss ...

US President Donald Trump failed again to invalidate his election loss in Georgia and allow the state's Republican-led legislature to declare him the winner — his latest courtroom defeat in a quixotic effort to remain in office, despite losing t...

 2021-01-06 16:00 

Taipei Times

Review criminal responsibility age ...

On Dec. 25, the Legislative Yuan passed on its third reading amendments to the Civil Code lowering the statutory age of majority from 20 to 18 years old, while also providing for a transitional period before they take effect on Jan. 1, 2023.Complementary ...

 2021-01-06 16:00 

Taipei Times

Casualty of China’s antitrust probe ...

The Chinese government's newly launched antitrust probe into Alibaba is probably warranted. The e-commerce giant undoubtedly has a dominant market share and engages in monopolistic practices, such as forcing merchants to make the company their exclusi...

 2021-01-06 16:00 

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Virus Outbreak: Food sampling banned at annual Dihua Street market ...

Stalls offering ready-to-eat food or beverages and free food samples would be banned at this year's Lunar New Year market on Dihua Street () in Taipei's Datong District () as part of the city's COVID-19 prevention efforts, the Taipei City Gove...

 2021-01-06 16:00 

Taipei Times

India fourth Test boycott reports increase tensions ...

Reports of discontent among the India cricket team at the prospect of being forced into strict quarantine for the fourth Test in Brisbane, Australia, could raise tensions on the field in the series' third match, Australia captain Tim Paine said yester...

 2021-01-06 16:00 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: The chilling effect of frivolous recalls ...

In May 2019, then-New Power Party Kaohsiung City Councilor Huang Jie () was filmed rolling her eyes in exasperation after attempting to get then-Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu () to discuss policy details.Images of the few seconds of footage were replayed and...

 2021-01-06 16:00 

Taipei Times

Ample looks to surpass 10% growth ...

Ample Electronic Technology Co (), which supplies conductive paste to passive components maker Yageo Corp (), expects annual revenue to grow more than 10 percent this year, thanks to strong customer demand and market share gains, a company executive said ...

 2021-01-06 16:00 

Taipei Times

Jih Sun pans Fubon tender as too low ...

Jih Sun Financial Holding Co () has suggested that its shareholders reconsider selling their shares to Fubon Financial Holding Co (), saying that Fubon's offer of NT$13 per share is too low.The company's response to a tender offer begun last month...

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