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 2020-02-28 02:32 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 28 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Friday are as follows:...

 2020-02-27 14:58 

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Taiwan gearing up for clinical trials of remdesivir in March - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) American drug maker Gilead Sciences is expanding clinical trials of its investigational antiviral drug, remdesivir, for the treatment of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) into several Asian countries outside China, including Taiwan, i...

 2020-02-27 14:49 

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Tour de Taiwan to kick off March 1 despite COVID-19 epidemic - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) The Tour de Taiwan will be held March 1-5 as scheduled despite the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, featuring 17 professional teams from Taiwan and around the world, the Chinese Taipei Cycling Association announced Thursday....

 2020-02-27 14:04 

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Civic organization calls for amnesty for illegal migrant workers - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb.27 (CNA) The Global Workers' Organization (GWO) urged the government on Thursday to grant special pardon to undocumented migrant workers in Taiwan, as part of the country's efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and ...

 2020-02-27 13:52 

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Indonesian office supplies face masks to students, undocumented workers - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) The Indonesian representative office in Taipei said Thursday it is providing some 2,400 surgical face masks for Indonesian students and undocumented migrant workers in Taiwan in an effort to help prevent the spread of the novel coron...

 2020-02-27 13:43 

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COVID-19 patient frequently used public transport in greater Taipei: CECC - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) An Indonesian caregiver working in Taiwan illegally, who was confirmed as the country's 32nd COVID-19 coronavirus case Wednesday, frequently used public transport in the greater Taipei area and passed through Taipei Main Station ...

 2020-02-27 13:06 

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Three more COVID-19 patients leave quarantine, to be discharged - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) Three of the 25 currently hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Taiwan have been released from quarantine and will soon be discharged from hospital, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Thursday....

 2020-02-27 12:59 

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AIT Chair James Moriarty to visit Taiwan next week - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) announced Thursday that its Chairman James Moriarty will visit Taiwan from March 1-7, his eighth trip to the country since he assumed the post in October 2016....

 2020-02-27 11:36 

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MOFA official receives reduced sentence in visa bribery case - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) A Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) official was sentenced to eight years and 10 months in prison by the Taiwan High Court on Thursday for his role in a student visa bribery sandal that occurred when he was posted to Vietnam in 2013...

 2020-02-27 10:42 

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Travelers from Italy to be subjected to quarantine from Friday - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) All travelers entering Taiwan from Italy will have to be quarantined for 14 days from Friday because of a sharp hike of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in that country, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Thursday....

 2020-02-27 10:15 

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SARS antibody could lead to rapid testing for COVID-19: NHRI - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) A SARS antibody could be used to develop a rapid diagnostic test for the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19, National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) Vice President Sytwu Huey-kang ( ) said Wednesday....

 2020-02-27 09:47 

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South Korean man receives prison sentence for sexual harassment - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) The Taiwan High Court on Thursday upheld a 14-month prison sentence given to a South Korean assistant professor convicted of sexually harassing two female students at a university in Taipei in 2017....

 2020-02-27 08:26 

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

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Thursday, shedding NT$0.053 to close at NT$30.33....

 2020-02-27 08:21 

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Taiwan Tech unveils mask disinfection device amid virus scare - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) on Thursday displayed a machine it has developed to disinfect used surgical masks, at a time when demand far outstrips supply due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) ep...

 2020-02-27 08:05 

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Balmy weather forecast for 228 holiday around Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) Taiwan will enjoy pleasant and warm weather during the three-day 228 Peace Memorial Day holiday that starts Friday, with daytime high temperatures expected to hit 30 degrees Celsius in central and southern parts of the country, accor...

 2020-02-27 07:30 

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Two Taiwanese quarantined in Russia free from coronavirus - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) Two Taiwanese nationals who were quarantined in Russia have left the hospital after they tested negative for COVID-19 coronavirus, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thursday....

 2020-02-27 07:24 

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Cabinet approves NT$60 billion budget bill to cope with coronavirus - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) Taiwan's Cabinet approved a NT$60 billion (US$1.96 billion) special budget bill Thursday to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, two days after the nation's lawmaking body passed a bill to that end....

 2020-02-27 06:13 

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Taiwan shares close down 1.24% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed down 141.45 points, or 1.24 percent, at 11,292.17 Thursday on turnover of NT$201.34 billion (US$6.65 billion)....

 2020-02-27 05:37 

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Travel alert related to Italy's inclusion of Taiwan as part of China - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) The Italian government's lumping of Taiwan in with China's COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic area is one of the reasons Taiwan decided to raise its travel alert for Italy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Wednesday....

 2020-02-27 04:49 

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Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage to be postponed - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) Organizers of the Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage, the largest annual religious procession in Taiwan, said Thursday that the event will be postponed due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, a reversal from an announcement they made the ...

 2020-02-27 02:27 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Thursday are as follows:...

 2020-02-27 01:08 

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Taiwan shares open higher - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) Taiwan shares opened up 3.34 points at 11,436.96 Thursday on turnover of NT$2.36 billion (US$77.66 million)....

 2020-02-26 15:38 

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TJC unveils online database of persecutions in martial law period - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) Taiwan's Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) on Wednesday launched a searchable online database of curated court files of nearly 10,000 victims of political persecution during the country's martial law period....

 2020-02-26 15:22 

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Taiwan hospitals limit ward visitors to 2 per patient - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) Hospitals in Taiwan have set a limit on the number of visitors each patient can have during regulated visiting hours, as a precautionary measure against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) sai...

 2020-02-26 15:16 

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HK dissident vows to continue advocacy despite colleague's conviction - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) Hong Kong dissident and bookstore owner Lam Wing-kee () on Tuesday lamented the heavy sentence handed down by a Chinese court on one of his business partners and vowed to continue to speak out against Beijing's persecution....

 2020-02-26 14:24 

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Local governments cancel big gatherings due to coronavirus scare - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) New Taipei, Taipei, Tainan and other cities on Wednesday announced the cancellation or suspension of large scale school and sporting events in their cities, in a bid to control the rising number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases ...

 2020-02-26 13:04 

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Taiwan sets up hydroponics demo area in Marshall Islands - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) A hydroponics demonstration area has been established by Taiwan's International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) in the Marshall Islands to help the people there to achieve better self-sufficiency in food....

 2020-02-26 12:53 

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High speed rail, TRA to introduce infrared thermometers - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) Both Taiwan's bullet train services and regular rail network will introduce infrared thermometers to their stations in a bid to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, rail authorities said on Tuesday....

 2020-02-26 12:15 

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Next Magazine plays role in keeping public figures in check: scholars - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) The tabloid weekly Next Magazine, which published its last version early Wednesday after 19 years, has played an important role as a watchdog in scrutinizing public figures and unearthing issues concerning public interest, two schola...

 2020-02-26 11:29 

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2 Taiwanese coronavirus patients discharged from hospital in Japan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) Two of the five Taiwanese who contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise liner were discharged from hospitals in Japan on Wednesday, with the Taiwan representative office in that country ready to make arrangem...

 2020-02-26 10:54 

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Taiwan to start clinical trials on antiviral drug remdesivir - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) has consulted with the United States and is to start clinical trials in Taiwan of the antiviral drug remdesivir for the treatment of COVID-19 coronavirus, the Central Epidemic Command Center...

 2020-02-26 10:46 

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Migrant caregiver confirmed as Taiwan's 32nd COVID-19 case (update) - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) An Indonesian woman who was working in the country illegally has been confirmed as Taiwan's 32nd COVID-19 coronavirus case, after being hired to care for an elderly man in the hospital who was later diagnosed with the virus, the ...

 2020-02-26 09:54 

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Preparations for inauguration ceremony suspended: president - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () said Wednesday that preparations for her second inauguration ceremony have been suspended in order to prioritize prevention efforts against the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-02-26 09:52 

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Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage to go ahead: temple chairman (update) - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) The Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage, the largest annual religious procession in Taiwan, will still be held this year despite concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, its organizer said Wednesday....

 2020-02-26 09:39 

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CNA graphic: breakdown of Taiwan’s 32 confirmed COVID-19 cases - Focus Taiwan...

Breakdown of Taiwan's 32 confirmed COVID-19 cases...

 2020-02-26 08:38 

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EPA, Taichung at odds over resumption of coal power generators - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) The central government and Taichung authorities clashed Tuesday over whether two generators at the coal-fired Taichung Power Plant could resume operations after Taiwan's top environmental agency revoked Taichung's decision to...

 2020-02-26 08:24 

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Taiwan upgrades travel alert for Iran due to coronavirus case spike - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday raised its travel alert for Iran from Level 1 to Level 2, citing a surge in the number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in that country to nearly 100 in a matter of days....

 2020-02-26 07:14 

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Migrant caregiver confirmed as Taiwan's 32nd COVID-19 case: CECC - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) A migrant caregiver for a northern Taiwan man in his 80s who was diagnosed with COVID-19 coronavirus on Sunday has tested positive for the virus, becoming Taiwan's 32nd confirmed case, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) s...

 2020-02-26 06:57 

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Magnitude 4.7 earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) A magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck Taiwan's east coast at 1:34 p.m. Wednesday and was felt in some other parts of the country, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB)....

 2020-02-26 05:56 

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Taiwan shares close down 0.92% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed down 106.61 points, or 0.92 percent, at 11,433.62 Wednesday on turnover of NT$175.73 billion (US$5.8 billion)....

 2020-02-26 04:48 

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Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage to go ahead as scheduled: temple chairman - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) The Dajia Matsu pilgrimage, the largest annual religious procession in Taiwan, will still be held this year despite concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, its organizer said Wednesday....

 2020-02-26 04:48 

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Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage to go ahead as scheduled: temple chairman - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) The Dajia Matsu pilgrimage, the largest annual religious procession in Taiwan, will still be held this year despite concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, its organizer said Wednesday....

 2020-02-26 03:04 

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Over 10,000 commuters affected in fatal rail accident - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) A railway accident in Yangmei District in Taoyuan that killed one trespassing pedestrian early Wednesday has affected more than 10,000 commuters, according to the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA)....

 2020-02-26 02:21 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Wednesday are as follows:...

 2020-02-26 01:06 

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Taiwan shares open lower - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) Taiwan shares opened down 71.63 points at 11,468.60 Wednesday on turnover of NT$4.44 billion (US$145.91 million)....

 2020-02-25 14:48 

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Taipei City Hospital Heping branch designated as COVID-19 hospital - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 25 (CNA) The Heping Fuyou Branch of Taipei City Hospital has been designated to accommodate patients diagnosed with severe COVID-19 coronavirus infection if a serious community-level spread takes place in the city, a branch official said Tues...

 2020-02-25 14:32 

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Two Taiwanese quarantined in Russian hospital with fever - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 25 (CNA) Two Taiwanese nationals have been quarantined in hospital in Russia after they were discovered to have fevers when they were screened by authorities in Moscow, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday....

 2020-02-25 14:20 

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Taiwan to allow more migrant workers in local farming sector - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 25 (CNA) Taiwan is expanding the number of migrant workers local farm operators can hire on a trial basis this year, allowing them to work in different areas of the agriculture sector, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said Tuesday....

 2020-02-25 14:13 

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U.K.-Taiwan production of Britten's...

Taipei, Feb. 25 (CNA) A co-production of Benjamin Britten's pacifist choral classic...

 2020-02-25 13:57 

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Law passes to disclose personal information of quarantine offenders - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 25 (CNA) Taiwan's Legislative Yuan passed an article Tuesday to allow the government to disclose the personal information of offenders who flout COVID-19 coronavirus quarantine rules....

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