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 2020-07-04 13:08 

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Government receives over 4.7 million pre-orders for stimulus vouchers - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 4 (CNA) More than 4.7 million people in Taiwan have applied for the government-issued stimulus vouchers, since pre-ordering opened Wednesday, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Saturday....

 2020-07-04 12:59 

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Ex-official urges emergency authorization of potential COVID-19 vaccines - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 4 (CNA) Taiwan's former top disease control official this week called on the government to issue emergency use authorizations (EUAs) to speed up the development of COVID-19 vaccine candidates, saying plans to hold clinical trials before y...

 2020-07-04 12:48 

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Yilan village chief recalled over support for mining project - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 4 (CNA) A village chief in Yilan County was recalled Saturday, as the majority of residents voted against him because he had backed a mining project in the area....

 2020-07-04 11:38 

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Rollout of Taiwan's new eID card unlikely this year: interior ministry - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 4 (CNA) The launch of a new national electronic identification card (eID), which was scheduled for October in Taiwan, is highly unlikely this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, a Ministry of the Interior (MOI) official said Saturda...

 2020-07-04 09:57 

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TSMC to issue NT$13.9 billion in bonds to fund production expansion - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 4 (CNA) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, will issue NT$13.9 billion (US$470 million) in unsecured bonds soon to help fund its plan to expand production capacity....

 2020-07-04 08:52 

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Chinese military aircraft enters Taiwan's ADIZ - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 4 (CNA) A Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan's southwest air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Saturday, before being chased off by Taiwanese patrol planes, according to the Air Force Command Headquarters....

 2020-07-04 08:42 

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Landing drill accident caused by surge waves: Navy - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 4 (CNA) The capsizing of a boat Friday during a Navy landing drill was caused by an unexpected surge of waves, Taiwan's military said Saturday, citing the initial findings of an investigation into the accident that left three soldiers cri...

 2020-07-04 08:08 

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Eslite to close bookstore in China's Shenzhen City in December - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 4 (CNA) Eslite Spectrum Corp., a major bookstore chain in Taiwan, has announced plans to close one of its two outlets in China at the end of the year, citing the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors....

 2020-07-04 06:30 

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Multi-loss of flight control system on CAL A330 jet under probe - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 4 (CNA) A major aviation safety incident involving loss of all three primary flight computers and other flight control systems on a China Airlines (CAL) A330 aircraft after its landing last month is currently under investigation, CAL said Fri...

 2020-07-04 06:22 

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Novatek ranks No. 1 in non-management median wages, TSMC No. 11 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 4 (CNA) Novatek Microelectronics Corp., a display driver integrated circuit designer in Taiwan, took the No. 1 title in terms of highest median wages for non-management employees in 2019, while Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the worl...

 2020-07-04 05:55 

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Manufacturing sector in contraction but index points to rebound - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 4 (CNA) The local manufacturing sector remained in contraction in May, but the index gauging the sector's conditions moved higher, pointing to a rebound at a time when many economies have been reopening their businesses amid the COVID-19 ...

 2020-07-04 04:58 

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U.K. includes Taiwan among its safe travel corridors - Focus Taiwan...

London/Taipei, July 4 (CNA) Taiwan has been included by the United Kingdom in its safe travel corridors from which travelers to England will no longer need to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival beginning July 10, according to a notice posted on the U.K...

 2020-07-04 03:34 

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Heat alert issued in eight Taiwanese cities, counties - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 4 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Saturday it has issued a heat alert for eight cities and counties in Taiwan, citing a Pacific high pressure and a seasonal warm southwesterly wind system....

 2020-07-04 03:11 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 4 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Saturday are as follows:...

 2020-07-03 11:56 

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Taiwan's conservationists trying to save its orchid species - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 3 (CNA) A tropical plant conservation group in Taiwan is pushing ahead with an ambitious program aimed at saving the island's indigenous orchids by reviving the native moth orchid species and allowing them to thrive in the forests where t...

 2020-07-03 11:34 

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Tesla opens second V3 supercharging location in Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 3 (CNA) Electric vehicle maker Tesla announced on Friday the opening of its second V3 supercharging facility in Taiwan in the southern city of Tainan, just a few days after the first such facility opened in Taipei....

 2020-07-03 10:55 

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Taiwan representative to Somaliland named - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 3 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) confirmed on Friday that Lou Chen-hwa (), currently a counselor at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Saudi Arabia, will head the Taiwan Representative Office in Somaliland....

 2020-07-03 10:11 

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Taiwan's remdesivir stockpile contains 333 doses: CECC - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 3 (CNA) Taiwan currently has a stockpile of over 300 doses of the new coronavirus COVID-19 medication remdesivir, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Friday....

 2020-07-03 09:58 

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Taiwan expels two Chinese reporters for 'violations' - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 3 (CNA) Two reporters from China's Southeast Television station, whose entry permit to Taiwan and journalist credentials were revoked on Thursday, left Taiwan on Friday after the authorities found they had violated the conditions under wh...

 2020-07-03 09:18 

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Cloud Gate to hold annual free performances online amid COVID-19 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 3 (CNA) Cloud Gate Dance Theatre said Friday that its annual free outdoor performances will this year be replaced by online shows of past pieces and a series of community events, due to the COVID-19 coronavirus concerns....

 2020-07-03 09:02 

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U.S. House rep introduces Taiwan defense bill amid military tensions - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, July 2 (CNA) United States Representative Mike Gallagher introduced the House version of the Taiwan Defense Act (TDA) on Wednesday amid Beijing's increased military activities around Taiwan, according to a press release issued by the congr...

 2020-07-03 08:33 

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Taiwan lifts COVID-19 testing for foreign residents entering country - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 3 (CNA) Foreign residents of Taiwan will no longer have to provide negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test results when entering the country starting Saturday, the Central Epidemic Command Center said Friday....

 2020-07-03 07:19 

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U.S. dollar closes higher on Taipei forex market - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 3 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.023 to close at NT$29.609....

 2020-07-03 07:10 

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Taiwan to require larger sleeping space for migrant workers - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 3 (CNA) Taiwan will adopt an International Labor Organization (ILO) standard next year that requires sleeping areas for migrant workers to provide at least 3.6 square meters of floor space per person, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) said Friday....

 2020-07-03 06:54 

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Taiwan records new COVID-19 case for second day this week - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 3 (CNA) A new case of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease was reported in Taiwan on Friday, marking a second day imported infections have been confirmed this week, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2020-07-03 06:01 

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3 in critical condition in Navy drill accident in southern Taiwan (update) - Focus Taiwan...

Kaohsiung, July 3 (CNA) Two military officers and one soldier are in critical condition and a female sergeant is recovering at Kaohsiung Armed Forces General Hospital's Zuoying branch after their small boat capsized in waters off Kaohsiung during a Na...

 2020-07-03 05:14 

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Taiwan to reopen office in Guam: MOFA - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 3 (CNA) Taiwan has decided to re-establish its representative office in Guam almost three years after closing it following consultations with the United States, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Friday....

 2020-07-03 05:05 

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Taiwan shares close up 0.88% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 3 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 104.02 points, or 0.88 percent, at 11,909.16 Friday on turnover of NT$216.07 billion (US$7.33 billion)....

 2020-07-03 04:20 

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U.S. should grant full diplomatic recognition to Taiwan: Bolton - Focus Taiwan...

New York, July 2 (CNA) John Bolton, a former national security adviser to United States President Donald Trump, reiterated Thursday that the U.S. should exert...

 2020-07-03 02:44 

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1 missing, 2 in critical condition in Navy drill accident - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 3 (CNA) One person was missing and two were in critical condition after a military dinghy capsized in waters off southern Taiwan's Kaohsiung City in a Navy drill Friday....

 2020-07-03 01:50 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 3 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Friday are as follows:...

 2020-07-03 01:31 

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U.S. dollar down in Taipei trading - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 3 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$29.460 at 10 a.m. Friday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.126 from the previous close....

 2020-07-03 00:24 

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Taiwan shares open higher - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 3 (CNA) Taiwan shares opened up 52.76 points at 11,857.9 Friday on turnover of NT$4.15 billion (US$140.95 million)....

 2020-07-02 14:06 

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Taiwan revokes two Chinese reporters' credentials - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 2 (CNA) Taiwan has revoked the credentials of two reporters from China's Southeast Television station and ordered them to leave by Friday, amid an investigation into allegations that several Chinese media outlets have set up studios and p...

 2020-07-02 13:07 

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Taiwan cancels this year's William Jones Cup due to COVID-19 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 2 (CNA) Taiwan's basketball authorities on Thursday announced their decision to cancel this year's William Jones Cup international basketball tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-07-02 12:07 

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Over 4,000 overstayers come forward under Taiwan's amnesty program - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 2 (CNA) Over the past three months, more than 4,000 foreign nationals who had overstayed their visas in Taiwan have voluntarily reported to authorities, under an amnesty program launched by the government to prevent the spread of the COVID-19...

 2020-07-02 10:54 

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Taiwanese fishermen's rights unaffected by islands' renaming: JTEA - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 2 (CNA) The Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association (JTEA) assured Taiwan on Thursday that the renaming of an administrative district which encompassed the disputed Senkaku islands, called Diaoyutai Islands by Taipei, will not affect the fishing ri...

 2020-07-02 10:31 

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Former Examination Yuan head Chiu Chuang-huan dies at 94 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 2 (CNA) Former Examination Yuan President Chiu Chuang-huan () died on Thursday at the age of 94, according to his daughter Chiu Pei-lin ()....

 2020-07-02 10:14 

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'Not Just Library' reopens at Songshan Creative and Cultural Park - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 2 (CNA) Taiwan Design Research Institute (TDRI) reopened its design library at a new location, previously used as a bathhouse, Wednesday....

 2020-07-02 09:59 

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Taiwan adjusts rules on COVID-19 testing of foreign travelers - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 2 (CNA) The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday slightly relaxed its regulations on the timeframe for COVID-19 testing of foreign nationals traveling to Taiwan....

 2020-07-02 09:36 

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Taipei airport launches fake flights to revive travel interest - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 2 (CNA) Sixty people, dressed in travel wear and carrying suitcases, boarded a plane at Songshan Airport in Taipei on Thursday with great excitement, even though they knew the aircraft was not leaving the ground....

 2020-07-02 09:03 

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Taiwan stages drill simulating response to an invasion by China - Focus Taiwan...

Taichung, July 2 (CNA) A large-scale anti-landing drill simulating Taiwan's response to a Chinese invasion was staged in central Taichung City on Thursday, in a live-fire rehearsal ahead of the annual Han Kuang military exercises....

 2020-07-02 08:41 

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Taiwan aims for NT$5 trillion in semiconductor output value by 2030 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 2 (CNA) The Executive Yuan on Thursday approved a project aimed at increasing the annual production value of Taiwan's semiconductor industry to NT$5 trillion (US$169.76 billion) by 2030....

 2020-07-02 08:22 

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Taiwanese man tests positive for COVID-19 on return from Mexico - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 2 (CNA) A Taiwanese man was confirmed Thursday as the country's 448th COVID-19 case, two days after he returned from Mexico, where he works, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2020-07-02 07:21 

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Commission vows to continue investigating activist's death - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 2 (CNA) The Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) promised Thursday to continue to investigate the death of democracy activist Chen Wen-chen (), whose case remains unsolved after 39 years....

 2020-07-02 07:14 

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U.S. dollar closes lower on Taipei forex market - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 2 (CNA) The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Thursday, shedding NT$0.026 to close at NT$29.586....

 2020-07-02 06:05 

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Taipei office in Manila closed due to COVID-19 case - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 2 (CNA) The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines suspended consular services beginning Thursday until further notice due to a confirmed COVID-19 case involving a receptionist who works in the building where the office...

 2020-07-02 05:42 

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Taiwan shares close up 0.87% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 2 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 101.72 points, or 0.87 percent, at 11,805.14 Thursday on turnover of NT$188.2 billion (US$6.39 billion)....

 2020-07-02 05:19 

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Taiwan should continue strengthening ties with U.S. Congress: Bolton - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, July 1 (CNA) Regardless of the outcome of the United States presidential election in November, Taiwan needs to continue working with members of Congress for support, former U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said Wednesday....

 2020-07-02 02:56 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 2 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Thursday are as follows:...

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