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 2019-12-05 14:28 

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Tsai 'human first, president second,' viral vloggers say after meeting her...

Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) Two popular vloggers, who stayed overnight at the Presidential Office, met with President Tsai Ing-wen () at her office on Thursday and said afterward that she was...

 2019-12-05 14:28 

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Arrest warrant to be issued for Korean charged with sexual harassment...

Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) Taiwan High Court said Thursday it is in the process of issuing an arrest warrant for a Korean national charged with sexually harassing two of his Taiwanese students in Taipei after it was discovered the man has left the country....

 2019-12-05 14:28 

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Celebrity self-help book tops Eslite Bookstore Bestseller List...

Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) A self-help book by a famous Taiwan TV host topped the Eslite Bookstore Bestseller list for 2019, according to a report released by the popular bookstore chain on Wednesday....

 2019-12-05 13:33 

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Filipino, 3 Taiwanese indicted for growing, selling marijuana...

Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) A Philippine migrant worker and three Taiwanese nationals were indicted by Taichung prosecutors Thursday for growing, producing and selling marijuana in Taiwan....

 2019-12-05 13:33 

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CAL to launch regular flights to Cebu from March...

Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) China Airlines (CAL), Taiwan's largest carrier, announced Thursday it will start regular flights to Cebu, the second-largest city in the Philippines, from March 2020....

 2019-12-05 12:38 

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Consumer prices up 0.59% in November...

Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) Consumer prices increased by more than half a percent in November, due mainly to an increase in the price of fruit, vegetables, cosmetics, sanitation and personal items, medical costs and tourism expenses, the country's statistics...

 2019-12-05 12:38 

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EU foreign and security policy highlights support for Taiwan...

Brussels, Dec. 4 (CNA) The European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday approved a resolution on its annual foreign and security policy, part of which highlighted the European Union's (EU) support for Taiwan's meaningful partic...

 2019-12-05 11:43 

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CAL to launch regular flights to Cebu from March...

Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) China Airlines (CAL), Taiwan's largest carrier, announced Thursday it will start regular flights to Cebu, the second-largest city in the Philippines, from March 2020....

 2019-12-05 11:43 

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CPR on children boosts survival rate when heart stops beating: hospital...

Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) Children who receive CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) after their heart stop beating are twice as likely to regain a spontaneous heartbeat than those who do not follow emergency treatment, according to a study released Thursday....

 2019-12-05 10:48 

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Government concerned after citizens coerced into sex in Australia...

Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) The Taiwan government expressed concern to the Australian authorities Thursday after eight Taiwanese women on working holidays were reportedly asked by their Australian employer to perform sex acts in exchange for additional working h...

 2019-12-05 10:48 

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Trade fair kicks off Thursday featuring Taiwan innovations...

Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) Futex Taipei 2019, an annual high-tech trade fair, kicked off on Thursday showcasing over 80 innovations Taiwan hopes will place it in a leadership position with future technologies, according to the organizers....

 2019-12-05 09:53 

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Cabinet approves plan for 5G trials...

Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) Taiwan may soon embrace 5G communications, as the Cabinet on Thursday approved a plan to designate unused parts of the airwaves, known as spectrum, for 5G trials by public and private corporations....

 2019-12-05 09:53 

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U.S. dollar closes lower on Taipei forex market...

Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Thursday, shedding NT$0.008 to close at NT$30.500....

 2019-12-05 08:58 

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Thailand delays visa changes for Taiwanese travelers amid outcry...

Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) The Thailand Trade and Economic Office (TTEO) announced Thursday that it will delay changes to the country's visa rules until March 2020 following an outcry against the new rules that would require Taiwanese applicants to provide ...

 2019-12-05 07:08 

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Taipei ranked world's best city for expat life...

Berlin, Dec. 4 (CNA) Taipei has been ranked among 82 cities around the world as the best place to live and work for expatriates in 2019, according to the results of a survey published this week by the expat networking website InterNations....

 2019-12-05 06:13 

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Taiwan shares close up 0.73%...

Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 84.18 points, or 0.73 percent, at 11,594.65 Thursday on turnover of NT$121.61 billion (US$3.99 billion)....

 2019-12-05 06:12 

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Indonesia's Batik Air to open Taoyuan-Jakarta route Dec. 13...

Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) Indonesia's Batik Air will open a daily service between Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and Jakarta Dec. 13, according to Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration....

 2019-12-05 06:12 

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President unveils four policies to help young people...

Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () unveiled four policies Wednesday designed to help young people get a kick-start as they enter the workforce....

 2019-12-05 03:26 

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AIT Kaohsiung chief lauds benefits of learning Taiwanese...

Kaohsiung, Dec. 5 (CNA) Even among polyglot foreign diplomats, Matthew O'Connor, chief of the American Institute in Taiwan's (AIT) Kaohsiung branch office, may be one of the few able to greet an interviewer in fluent Taiwanese....

 2019-12-05 01:37 

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Taiwan shares open higher...
 2019-12-04 15:29 

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Korean professor ordered to pay NT$800,000 in sexual harassment case...

Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) A South Korean professor at National Chengchi University (NCCU), who was sentenced last year to 14 months in prison for sexual harassment, was ordered by a Taipei court Wednesday to pay NT$800,000 (US$26,230) in damages to two student...

 2019-12-04 14:36 

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Donors pan child welfare organization over purchase of office suite...

Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) The Taipei-based Child Welfare League Foundation (CWLF) has been bombarded with calls by irate donors since Monday, when it was disclosed that the charity had purchased an office suite at a cost of NT$370 million (US$12.14 million)....

 2019-12-04 14:35 

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Taiwan rated as only Asian country open to civil rights...

Bangkok, Dec. 4 (CNA) Taiwan has been rated as the only Asian country with open civic space, in a global report that rates and tracks respect for fundamental freedoms in 196 countries worldwide, according to the results released Wednesday in Bangkok....

 2019-12-04 13:39 

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Second strong cold air mass to affect Taiwan from Friday...

Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has forecast that a cold air mass -- the second of the season -- will reach Taiwan Friday and will be more powerful than its predecessor that arrived three days ago....

 2019-12-04 13:39 

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Would-be presidential candidate indicted for election irregularities...

Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) Huang Jung-chang ( ), who heads a political party that advocates Taiwan's unification with China, was indicted Wednesday for seeking to purchase petition signature forms after registering to take part in the Jan. 11 presidential r...

 2019-12-04 12:44 

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KMT demands Japan envoy's resignation over Internet troll ties...

Tokyo, Dec. 4 (CNA) A group of opposition Kuomintang (KMT) Taipei city councilors demanded the resignation Wednesday of the nation's top envoy to Japan, former Premier Frank Hsieh (), after one of his former election campaign staffers was indicted Mon...

 2019-12-04 10:54 

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191 of 279 fake news items reported to police debunked: MOI...

Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) Of the 279 fake news items reported to police around the country as of Dec. 1, 191 have been proven false ahead of the Jan. 11 presidential and legislative elections, Minister of the Interior Hsu Kuo-yung () said Wednesday....

 2019-12-04 10:54 

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Miaoli road voted most scenic highway in Taiwan...

Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) A road section in central Taiwan's Miaoli County was voted the most scenic highway in the country, as part of a government campaign to encourage road trips and boost local tourism, the Directorate General of Highways (DGH) said We...

 2019-12-04 10:54 

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Weekend fair to feature immigrant women in startup businesses...

Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) Immigrant women in Taiwan who are running startup businesses or aspire to do so will take center stage this weekend at a fair in Taipei, the Foundation for Women's Rights Promotion and Development, which is hosting the event, said...

 2019-12-04 09:59 

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Absconded migrant workers arrested in crackdown on gambling ring...

Kaohsiung, Dec. 4 (CNA) Police in Kaohsiung on Wednesday broke up an illegal gambling operation in Pingtung County and arrested 20 suspects, including 12 absconded migrant workers who had been recruited by Taiwanese ringleaders to lure online gamblers....

 2019-12-04 09:59 

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Taiwan shares recoup most of earlier losses despite U.S. stock dive...

Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan closed slightly lower Wednesday after recouping most of the earlier losses caused by a plunge on U.S. markets overnight after U.S. President Donald Trump said a trade deal with China could be delayed until after the 2...

 2019-12-04 09:03 

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94-year-old architect among recipients of 2020 National Award for Arts...
 2019-12-04 09:03 

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NTM and Jane Goodall Institute to host wildlife carnival in Taipei...
 2019-12-04 09:03 

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U.S. dollar closes higher on Taipei forex market...
 2019-12-04 09:03 

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Lawyers endorse president's re-election bid...
 2019-12-04 08:08 

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Retired military officer and his father indicted on spying charges...

Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) Retired Army Lt. Col. Cheng Chih-wen () and his father, Cheng Chao-ming (), chairman of the Taiwan Labor Party, were indicted Tuesday for spying and trying to recruit military personnel to work for China in violation of the National S...

 2019-12-04 06:18 

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Taiwan world's largest semiconductor equipment market in Q3...

Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) A 20 percent increase in the purchase of semiconductor production equipment in the third quarter helped Taiwan regain its status as the world's biggest semiconductor equipment market in the world, leapfrogging China....

 2019-12-04 06:18 

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Taiwan shares close down 0.18%...

Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 21.11 points, or 0.18 percent, at 11,510.47 Wednesday on turnover of NT$104.20 billion (US$3.42 billion)....

 2019-12-04 03:32 

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U.S. dollar up in Taipei trading...

Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$30.516 at 10 a.m. Wednesday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, up NT$0.009 from the previous close....

 2019-12-04 03:32 

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Wet air forecast to bring rain to Taiwan Wednesday...

Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) An ongoing northeasterly wind system has picked up moisture and will bring rain to Taiwan on Wednesday, mostly affecting the northern and northeastern parts of the country....

 2019-12-04 01:41 

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Taiwan shares open lower...

Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened down 19.76 points at 11,511.82 Wednesday on turnover of NT$1.82 billion (US$59.67 million)....

 2019-12-03 14:40 

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Rice ball purchases win NT$10 million on uniform invoice lottery...

Taipei, Dec. 3 (CNA) Two consumers who bought rice balls at separate convenience stores in Taipei were among the seven lucky winners of the NT$10 million (US$ 325,044) jackpot in the September-October uniform invoice lottery, according to the list of winn...

 2019-12-03 14:40 

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Migrant rights groups call for broker system to be abolished...

Taipei, Dec. 3 (CNA) A coalition of migrant rights groups rallied in Taipei Tuesday, calling on the government to abolish the broker system to free migrant workers from exploitation by manpower agencies....

 2019-12-03 14:40 

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Taichung Power Plant fined for exceeding coal consumption limit...

Taipei, Dec. 3 (CNA) The Taichung City government has imposed a fine of NT$3 million (US$98,300) on a power plant in the city for using more coal this year than allowed, Mayor Lu Shiow-yen () said Tuesday....

 2019-12-03 13:45 

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Taiwan expresses concern over new Thai visa rules...

Taipei, Dec. 3 (CNA) The government has expressed concern over new Thailand visa application rules for Taiwanese tourists that include evidence of the applicant's finances....

 2019-12-03 13:45 

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Food delivery firms given notice on paying insurance for couriers...

Taipei, Dec. 3 (CNA) Food delivery service providers were given notice by the Ministry of Labor (MOL) Tuesday that they will soon be required to insure their couriers to provide them with coverage when they are delivering food to customers....

 2019-12-03 13:45 

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Initial intercity bus fares announced for Taipei-Hualien travel...

Taipei, Dec. 3 (CNA) Major local intercity bus operators on Tuesday announced ticket prices for travel between Greater Taipei and Hualien in eastern Taiwan, in anticipation of the completion of the Suhua Highway improvement project....

 2019-12-03 12:50 

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Prague mayor: city will sign sister pact with Taipei in January...

Berlin, Dec. 2 (CNA) Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib announced Monday that he will sign an agreement with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je () to forge sisterhood ties between the two cities in January, when Ko is set to visit the Czech Republic capital, according to Czech...

 2019-12-03 11:55 

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Sharp to introduce 5G smartphone prototype during IT Month...

Taipei, Dec. 3 (CNA) Osaka-based Sharp Corp., a subsidiary of Taiwanese manufacturing giant Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., said Tuesday it will demonstrate its 5G smartphone prototype at the upcoming Information Technology Month in Taipei....

 2019-12-03 11:55 

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Two newly-discovered anglerfish species to be named after Taiwan...

Taipei, Dec. 3 (CNA) The Dec. 4 issue of the taxonomy journal...

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