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 2018-01-17 07:06 

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Magnitude 5.7 earthquake rocks Taipei...

Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) A magnitude 5.7 earthquake jolted Taipei at 1:59 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB)....

 2018-01-17 07:06 

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28,000 HSR tickets for Lunar New Year holiday sold in 3 minutes...

Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) The Taiwan High Speed Rail Company (THRSC) sold 28,000 tickets for the high speed railway over the Lunar New Year holiday in the first three minutes of the tickets going on sale Wednesday....

 2018-01-17 07:06 

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Taiwan plans on LNG imports from U.S. to reduce deficits: minister...

Washington, Jan. 16 (CNA) Taiwan will soon import liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States to reduce its trade surplus with the world's largest economy, Economic Affairs Minister Shen Jong-chin () has said....

 2018-01-17 06:06 

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Taiwan shares close up 0.17%....

Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 18.69 points, or 0.17 percent, at 11,004.80 Wednesday on turnover of NT$147.013 billion (US$5.12 billion)....

 2018-01-17 06:06 

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NTU president-elect discusses plans to internationalize the university...

Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) Faced with sliding international rankings and falling competitiveness, National Taiwan University (NTU) president-elect Kuan Chung-ming () is proposing that the university...

 2018-01-17 04:05 

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Taiwan scores highest rating in 12 years in freedom report...

Washington, Jan. 16 (CNA) Taiwan once again scored high in Freedom House's annual report that assesses the condition of political rights and civil liberties around the world, obtaining its best rating in 12 years in its latest ranking....

 2018-01-17 03:00 

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Temperatures to drop in northern, eastern Taiwan on Wednesday...

Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) A weak cold front making its way through Taiwan is expected to bring down temperatures in northern and eastern Taiwan on Wednesday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said....

 2018-01-17 02:59 

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Taiwan headline news...

Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Wednesday are as follows:...

 2018-01-17 02:59 

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U.S. dollar down in Taipei trading...

Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$29.530 at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.025 from the previous close....

 2018-01-17 02:00 

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Taiwan shares open lower...

Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened down 9.98 Wednesday at 10,976.13 on turnover of NT$2.237 billion (US$75.72 million)....

 2018-01-17 00:59 

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Leaders of irrigation association to be appointed by government...

Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) The Legislative Yuan voted Wednesday to abolish the direct election of leaders of local irrigation associations, one of Taiwan's major organizations for farmers....

 2018-01-16 14:58 

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Winning numbers for Tuesday's Taiwan lotteries...

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) The winning numbers for Taiwan's Grand Lottery 6/49 () on Tuesday were 36, 26, 32, 08, 39, and 29, plus the special number 23, the Taiwan Lottery announced that day....

 2018-01-16 14:57 

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FSC plans to ease rules on stock listings in Q1...

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) Chairman Wellington Koo () said on Tuesday that the FSC is planning to ease rules on stock listings for enterprises by the end of the first quarter....

 2018-01-16 14:57 

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Taiwan's central bank to issue Year of the Dog coins...

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) Taiwan's central bank will issue 120,000 sets of commemorative coins on Jan. 25 ahead of the Chinese lunar calendar's Year of the Dog, Shih Tsuen-hua (), director-general of the bank's Department of Issuance, said Tuesday...

 2018-01-16 14:57 

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Taiwanese tennis star gets through 1st round at Australian Open...

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) Veteran Taiwanese tennis star Hsieh Su-wei () won her match in the first round of the women's singles at the Australian Open Tuesday, the first Grand Slam tournament of the 2018 season....

 2018-01-16 13:57 

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First case of listeriosis confirmed after notifiable disease listing...

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) A man in his 80s was confirmed as having listeriosis on Tuesday, the first case in Taiwan since it was listed as a notifiable infectious disease in January, according to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 13:57 

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Lunar New Year train tickets available from Jan. 24...

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) Train tickets for the Lunar New Year holiday along Taiwan's east and west coasts will become available on Jan. 24 and Jan. 25, respectively, the Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) announced Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 13:57 

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Taipei home pricing index rebounds...

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) The residential property pricing index in Taipei, the most watched property market in Taiwan, staged a rebound in September of last year on the back of more expensive apartments and buildings, data released by the Department of Land ...

 2018-01-16 13:02 

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Two men arrested with over 400 cannabis plants...

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) Two men have been arrested with over 400 cannabis plants and 600 grams of dried cannabis buds cultivated in residences rented in Changhua County, a Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) official said Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 12:59 

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Local elections to be held in November...

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) Taiwan's Central Election Commission confirmed Tuesday that the date of the nine-in-one local government elections has been set for Nov. 24 this year....

 2018-01-16 12:59 

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Asustek's new 6-inch smartphone reportedly certified in Russia...

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) A new 6-inch smartphone released by Taiwanese PC vendor Asustek Computer Inc. has received certification from telecommunications authorities in Russia in preparation for sales there, according to tech website GizmoChina....

 2018-01-16 10:55 

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FSC to allow foreign banks to issue Taiwan dollar bonds...

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) is planning to ease the rules on bond sales, allowing foreign bank branches in Taiwan to issue Taiwan dollar-denominated bonds in the local market, FSC Chairman Wellington Koo () said Tuesda...

 2018-01-16 09:56 

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HTC unveils mid-range U11 Eyes; Vive aims at Taipei Game Show...

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) Taiwan-based smartphone brand HTC Corp. has unveiled its latest smartphone -- the U11 Eyes -- aiming at a potential buying spree in the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, not only in Taiwan but also in Hong Kong and China....

 2018-01-16 09:55 

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Taiwan shares end moderately higher...

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan closed moderately higher on Tuesday as select large-cap stocks, in particular in the electronics and financial sectors, received boosts late in the session, helping the broader market recoup early losses, dealers sai...

 2018-01-16 09:55 

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Microplastics in Taiwan's surrounding seas posing health risks: report...

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) The international environmental group Greenpeace published Tuesday its first report on the presence of microplastics in the seas surrounding Taiwan, which revealed dangerous concentrations of plastics in the water that could pose a t...

 2018-01-16 09:55 

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Flu outbreak in Taiwan appears to be slowing down: CDC...

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) The number of reported influenza cases in Taiwan has been increasing at a slower rate but there were six flu-related deaths last week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 08:54 

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

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Tuesday, gaining NT$0.013 to close at NT$29.555....

 2018-01-16 08:53 

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Taiwan, AIT cooperate on Chinese dissident seeking U.S. asylum: MOFA...

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has assisted in communication between the National Immigration Agency (NIA) and the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) to help a Chinese dissident seek political asylum in the United States, an ...

 2018-01-16 07:54 

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Taiwan shares open lower...
 2018-01-16 07:53 

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Nantou, Tainan among TripAdvisor's 2018 trending travel spots...

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) Taiwan's Nantou County and Tainan City have made the list of Asia's top 10 trending destinations for 2018, which was published Tuesday by the American travel planning and booking website TripAdvisor....

 2018-01-16 06:51 

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Taiwan shares close up 0.27%...

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 29.80 points, or 0.27 percent, at 10,986.11 Tuesday on turnover of NT$130.72 billion (US$4.42 billion)....

 2018-01-16 05:51 

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Premier pins hopes on increased investment to boost economy, pay...

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) Taiwan's government will prioritize increasing foreign and domestic investment to boost the country's economic and wage growth, Premier Lai Ching-te () said Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 05:51 

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Legislature approves president's Control Yuan nominees...

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) The Legislative Yuan on Tuesday approved the 11 people nominated for the Control Yuan by President Tsai Ing-wen () in a vote that went along party lines....

 2018-01-16 04:51 

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Sunny weather forecast for Tuesday, with rain looming...

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) The trend of warm, sunny weather continued across Taiwan on Tuesday, but the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said a weak cold front will bring rain to the country starting Thursday....

 2018-01-16 04:50 

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Exhibition on history of ROC military police kicks off...

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) An exhibition on the history of the Republic of China's military police, which showcases the 86-year-old military branch's legacy, opened in Taipei on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 03:51 

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U.S. dollar down in Taipei trading...

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$29.540 at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.002 from the previous close....

 2018-01-16 03:51 

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Monthly minimum wage could reach NT$30,000 in 4-6 years: official...

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) A monthly minimum wage of NT$30,000 (US$1,000) is possible in Taiwan in four to six years with continued economic growth and increases in the minimum wage that exceed the growth rate, Vice Premier Shih Jun-ji () said Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 01:50 

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Taiwan shares open lower...

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened down 0.50 points Tuesday at 10,955.81 on turnover of NT$1.69 billion (US$57.17 million)....

 2018-01-15 14:48 

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Taiwan, Belarus exchanges sign cooperation MOU...

Taipei, Jan. 15 (CNA) The Taiwan Futures Exchange (Taifex) on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with its Belarusian counterpart -- the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange (BUCE) -- to pave the way for future cooperation....

 2018-01-15 13:51 

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Tigerair Taiwan to launch flights to Ibaraki, Hanamaki...

Taipei, Jan. 15 (CNA) Budget carrier Tigerair Taiwan said Monday that it will launch scheduled charters in late March between Taiwan and Ibaraki and Hanamaki in Japan because of the success of charters on the two routes last year....

 2018-01-15 13:51 

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On 95th birthday, Lee Teng-hui hopes Taiwan can be 'great nation'...

Taipei, Jan. 15 (CNA) Former President Lee Teng-hui () celebrated his 95th birthday at his residence in Taipei on Monday, and called on people from all political parties to work out their differences to turn Taiwan into a great nation....

 2018-01-15 13:51 

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Android Pay to extend services to debit card users...

Taipei, Jan. 15 (CNA) Android Pay, a mobile digital wallet platform developed by U.S-based Google Inc., is scheduled to expand its services from credit card holders to also include debit card users, according to the search engine giant....

 2018-01-15 13:50 

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Winning numbers for Monday's Taiwan lotteries...

Taipei, Jan. 15 (CNA) The winning numbers for Taiwan's...

 2018-01-15 12:47 

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Tourist arrivals to Kinmen up significantly...

Taipei, Jan. 15 (CNA) Kinmen County attracted 789,522 visitors in 2017, up 60 percent from 2016, the island county's Tourism Department said Monday....

 2018-01-15 12:46 

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New Taipei suffers steepest urban land price fall in country...

Taipei, Jan. 15 (CNA) New Taipei saw the steepest fall in urban land prices among the 22 cities and counties in Taiwan, according to data released Monday by the Ministry of the Interior (MOI)....

 2018-01-15 11:47 

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Over 16 million Japanese yen in undeclared cash seized at airport...

Taipei, Jan. 15 (CNA) An inbound Taiwanese woman was caught Monday carrying about 17.44 million Japanese yen (US$157,740) in undeclared cash at Taiwan's main international airport and had about 16.31 million yen confiscated by Customs authorities....

 2018-01-15 11:46 

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Taiwan cosmetics exports hit new high in 2017...

Taipei, Jan. 15 (CNA) Taiwan's exports of cosmetics hit an all-time high in 2017, resulting mainly from the growing success of new Taiwanese cosmetics brands launched overseas, especially in China, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Monday....

 2018-01-15 10:47 

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Noritle cold capsules recalled due to quality concerns...

Taipei, Jan. 15 (CNA) The supplier of Noritle Cold Vitamin Capsules has announced that it will recall about 30,000 packets of the product from the market due to concerns over a lack of quality assurance....

 2018-01-15 09:44 

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Name 'Taiwan' should be used at 2020 Tokyo Olympics: groups...

Taipei, Jan. 15 (CNA) Chi Cheng (), an Olympic medalist and president of the Hope Cultural and Educational Foundation, led a call Monday by several groups for Taiwan to be allowed to compete under its own name at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and said a public ...

 2018-01-15 09:44 

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Taiwan shares hit new 27-year high...

Taipei, Jan. 15 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan set a new 27-year high on Monday after markets in the United States finished strong at the end of last week, dealers said....

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