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 2020-01-18 14:01 

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U.S. Senate's Taiwan Caucus congratulates Tsai on reelection - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, Jan. 18 (CNA) Members of the Taiwan Caucus in the United States Senate on Friday sent a congratulatory letter to President Tsai Ing-wen () on her reelection to a second term in the Jan. 11 presidential election....

 2020-01-18 13:34 

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Chinese yuan deposits in Taiwan saw steepest fall in 2019 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 18 (CNA) Yuan deposits held by Taiwanese banks dropped sharply last year to 261.03 billion yuan (US$38.05 billion), as investor confidence in the currency fell due to the trade frictions between the United States and China, according to Taiwa...

 2020-01-18 13:07 

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Taiwan's ATM density 3 times as high as regional average: FSC - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 18 (CNA) The density of automated teller machines (ATMs) in Taiwan's banking system is three times as high as the average in Asia, according to the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC)....

 2020-01-18 11:47 

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Taipei hotel art fair opens to public with display of 3,000-plus pieces - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 18 (CNA) One Art Taipei 2020, an exhibition that is usually held in a city hotel, opened to the public Saturday with a display of more than 3,000 contemporary art works from across Asia....

 2020-01-18 11:07 

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U.S. brokerage raises target price on TSMC shares to over NT$400 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 18 (CNA) An American brokerage has increased its target price on shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) to NT$402 (US$13.42) after the company's strong 2020 guidance at an investor conference Thursday....

 2020-01-18 09:45 

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Hon Hai, Fiat Chrysler planning partnership to make electric cars - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 18 (CNA) Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the world's largest contract electronics maker, said that it is planning to enter into a joint venture with Italian-American car maker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to produce electric cars....

 2020-01-18 08:56 

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Foreign minister ends 5-day visit to Central American allies: MOFA - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 18 (CNA) Foreign Minister Joseph Wu () on Friday concluded a five-day visit to Guatemala and Honduras, reaffirming Taiwan's ties with two of its Central American diplomatic allies, following the Jan. 11 reelection of President Tsai Ing-we...

 2020-01-18 08:13 

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Taiwan High Speed Rail records 600 millionth passenger - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 18 (CNA) Taiwan's bullet train service reached the milestone of carrying its 600 millionth passenger on Friday, 13 years after it was launched, the operator said Saturday....

 2020-01-18 05:07 

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Cold weather with a low of 10 degrees forecast for northern Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 18 (CNA) Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has extended a cold weather warning for parts of northern Taiwan through Sunday morning, with overnight temperatures in Hsinchu and Miaoli counties forecast to be as low as 10 degrees Celsius...

 2020-01-18 05:01 

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TRA train accident causes delays, no injuries reported - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 18 (CNA) A Taroko Express train traveling on the west coast of Taiwan is suspected to have hit a power supply facility Saturday morning, causing no injuries but delays for numerous trains, according to the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA)...

 2020-01-18 02:33 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 18 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Saturday are as follows:...

 2020-01-05 13:17 

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KMT's Chang San-cheng responds to DPP spokeswoman's 'treason' remark...

Taipei, Jan. 5 (CNA) Chang San-cheng (), the vice presidential candidate of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT), expressed concern Sunday over whether President Tsai Ing-wen () supports a controversial remark by her former campaign office spokeswoman that app...

 2020-01-05 13:17 

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Taiwan's Formosa Dreamers stuns Singapore Slingers in ASEAN basketball...

Taipei, Jan. 5 (CNA) The Formosa Dreamers put an end to a losing streak with a dramatic turnaround victory against the visiting Singapore Slingers in Changhua City Sunday in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL)....

 2020-01-05 13:17 

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CDC expands condition for notification amid concern over virus...

Taipei, Jan. 5 (CNA) Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Sunday that it has expanded the conditions for notification of suspected cases of an unconfirmed respiratory virus....

 2020-01-05 10:31 

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Air Force Black Hawk chopper rescues mountain hiker...

Taipei, Jan. 5 (CNA) An Air Force UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter conducted a rescue mission by airlifting a mountain hiker with acute mountain sickness (AMS) Saturday, two days after the crash of an Air Force Black Hawk chopper that killed eight military of...

 2020-01-05 09:36 

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Upgraded YouBike service to start trial run in Gongguan Jan. 15...

Taipei, Jan. 5 (CNA) An upgraded system of the public bicycle rental service provider YouBike will undergo a trial run in the Gongguan area of Taipei Jan. 15 for three months before the city considers replacing all the current YouBike bicycles with new on...

 2020-01-05 09:36 

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Eight Chinese sailors caught for illegal entry over wage dispute...

Taipei, Jan. 5 (CNA) Eight Chinese merchant seamen were caught in Taichung Friday for illegal entry after they left their ships docked at Taichung Port earlier that day and climbed a fence to land on Taiwan's soil, labor officials in the city said....

 2020-01-05 09:36 

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Election day will see sunny spells around Taiwan: CWB...

Taipei, Jan. 5 (CNA) Taiwan will have sunny spells on Jan. 11 election day and highs of 20 degrees Celsius, following weakening northeasterly winds and a dissipating continental cold air mass, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecast Sunday....

 2020-01-05 09:36 

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Pushing for votes on last Sunday before polls...

Political parties were all out on campaign trail around Taiwan in a last-ditch scramble for votes on the final Sunday before the Jan. 11presidential and legislative elections....

 2020-01-05 08:41 

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Public pays tribute to military officers killed in helicopter crash...

Taipei, Jan. 5 (CNA) Members of the public paid tribute at a memorial venue Sunday to the late chief of the general staff, Shen Yi-ming (), and seven other military officers who died Thursday in a helicopter crash....

 2020-01-05 08:41 

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El Nido No. 1 emerging travel destination for Taiwanese...

Taipei, Jan. 5 (CNA) El Nido in the Philippines is the most popular emerging travel destination for Taiwanese tourists, according to an analysis released Dec. 26 by online travel website Booking.com....

 2020-01-05 03:11 

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Taiwan headline news...

Taipei, Jan. 5 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Sunday are as follows:...

 2020-01-04 16:15 

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Presidential candidates in fierce debate...

With just a week before the presidential election on Jan. 11, here's a recap of some of the comments the three candidates made at a recent televised debate. President Tsai Ing-wen from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party is running for reelection....

 2020-01-04 14:18 

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President conveys air force squad's condolences to late general...

Taipei, Jan. 4 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () conveyed condolences on behalf of an air force squadron based in eastern Taiwan at a memorial service held in Taipei for the late chief of the general staff, Shen Yi-ming (), who died in a helicopter crash tw...

 2020-01-04 14:18 

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Credit card spending up almost 11% in January-November period...

Taipei, Jan. 4 (CNA) Credit card spending during the January- November period of 2019 rose almost 11 percent from a year earlier to hit a new high, according to the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC)....

 2020-01-04 14:18 

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Taipei tops Singapore in 1st matchup in ASEAN Basketball League...

Taipei, Jan. 4 (CNA) The Taipei Fubon Braves fended off a strong challenge from the Singapore Slingers Saturday before pulling away in the last quarter to defeat the visitors 83-77 in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL)....

 2020-01-04 13:23 

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President issues response to campaign spokeswoman's 'treason' remarks...

Taipei, Jan. 4 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () issued a three-point statement Saturday reaffirming her government's commitment to political freedom, following the resignation of her presidential campaign spokeswoman a day earlier over comments that ap...

 2020-01-04 13:23 

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Q1 hiring outlook improves; wages to rise year-on-year: poll...

Taipei, Jan. 4 (CNA) The hiring outlook in Taiwan for the first quarter of this year has improved, as employers have become more upbeat about the economy, according to online job bank yes123....

 2020-01-04 12:27 

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Chopper crash likely unrelated to mechanical failure, weather: TTSB...

Taipei, Jan. 4 (CNA) Based on information recovered from the crashed UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter's two flight data recorders, the cause of the crash was unlikely related to mechanical failure or weather factors, a Taiwan Transportation Safety Board (...

 2020-01-04 11:32 

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Gogoro sees sales more than double in 2019...

Taipei, Jan. 4 (CNA) Sales of Gogoro Inc., a Taiwan-based electric scooter maker, saw sales more than double in 2019 to become the second- largest motorcycle brand in Taiwan, after its December sales hit a new monthly high, according to the company....

 2020-01-04 10:37 

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EVA Air to sue unruly passenger...

Taipei, Jan. 4 (CNAEVA Airways said Saturday that it will sue a passenger who pushed and injured two flight attendants during a flight from Hong Kong to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport the previous day....

 2020-01-04 09:42 

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People queue to show respect to victims of helicopter crash...

Taipei, Jan. 4 (CNA) People lined up Saturday at a memorial service in Taipei to show their respects to eight military officers who died in a fatal helicopter crash two days earlier....

 2020-01-04 08:47 

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Six visitors under observation amid concern over respiratory virus...

Taipei, Jan. 4 (CNA) Six travelers from Wuhan, China have been placed under medical observation for fever symptoms following the introduction of preventative measures against a cluster of respiratory infections that have been reported in that city, Taiwan...

 2020-01-04 06:57 

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Helicopter black boxes analyzed and will be sent to military: TTSB...

Taipei, Jan. 4 (CNA) Information recorded on two flight data recorders which were recovered from the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter crash on Thursday, has been analyzed and the results will be sent to the Ministry of National Defense (MND) later Saturday, t...

 2020-01-04 05:07 

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Taiwan headline news...

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

 2020-01-03 15:22 

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Taiwan tops other Asian countries in gender equality: GEC...

Taipei, Jan. 3 (CNA) Taiwan ranked No. 1 in gender equality in Asia, according to the Executive Yuan's Gender Equality Committee (GEC), which based its self-assessment on a model used by the United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) Gender Ine...

 2020-01-03 15:22 

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Causeway Bay Books to be reopened in Taipei after holiday...
 2020-01-03 13:31 

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Number of IPOs in Taiwan down but funds raised up by 40% in 2019...

Taipei, Jan. 3 (CNA) The number of initial public offerings launched on Taiwan's stock market fell in 2019, but the amount of funds raised from the IPOs rose almost 40 percent, the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) said Friday....

 2020-01-03 13:31 

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EVA Air ranked world's 3rd safest airline...

Taipei, Jan. 3 (CNA) Taiwan-based EVA Airways has been ranked the world's third safest carrier for 2020, maintaining its place on the top 20 list for the seventh year in a row, according to the latest rankings, which were compiled by an airline safety...

 2020-01-03 12:36 

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TSMC returns to prior ex-dividend level Friday...

Taipei, Jan. 3 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, returned to their prior ex-dividend level during the Friday session, 11 trading sessions after the stock went ex-dividend, dealers sa...

 2020-01-03 12:36 

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Chen Shui-bian files complaint against KMT presidential candidate...

Taipei, Jan. 3 (CNA) Former President Chen Shui-bian () has filed a complaint against three people, including Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (), for defamation for accusing him of masterminding a high-profile shooting on the eve of the...

 2020-01-03 12:36 

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Taiwan's allies, rep offices express sympathy over chopper crash...

Taipei, Jan. 3 (CNA) Following the condolences extended by the United States and Japan Thursday, several of Taiwan's diplomatic allies and foreign representative offices in Taipei offered words of sympathy over a chopper crash that killed eight milita...

 2020-01-03 11:42 

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Crash victim Huang Sheng-hang remembered as devoted soldier, son...

Taipei, Jan. 3 (CNA) Among the eight victims of Thursday's UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter crash was 32-year-old Major Huang Sheng-hang (), an aide-de-camp to late Chief of the General Staff Shen Yi-ming () whom friends described as deeply devoted to bot...

 2020-01-03 11:41 

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Taiwan shares end slightly higher amid renewed Middle East tensions...

Taipei, Jan. 3 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan closed slightly higher Friday as investors moved to the sell side to lock in an earlier almost 100 point upturn in the wake of reemerging geopolitical concerns after an Iraqi TV report said a senior Iranian military c...

 2020-01-03 10:46 

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Tsai lists 3 assurances to stabilize military after chopper crash...

Taipei, Jan. 3 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () presented...

 2020-01-03 10:46 

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Helicopter black box recovered, results expected in 1-3 days...

Taipei, Jan. 3 (CNA) The flight data recorder of the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter that crashed Thursday morning in a mountainous region of New Taipei has been found, Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced Friday....

 2020-01-03 10:45 

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Survivors of military helicopter crash in stable condition: hospital...

Taipei, Jan. 3 (CNA) The five people who survived a Black Hawk helicopter crash in New Taipei on Thursday are all in stable condition, Tri-Service General Hospital (TSGH) Superintendent Tsai Chien-sung () told reporters Friday....

 2020-01-03 09:50 

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Late chief of general staff remembered for professionalism, modesty...

Taipei, Jan. 3 (CNA) The military's late chief of general staff, Shen Yi-ming (), who was killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash in Taiwan on Thursday, is being remembered by family members and former colleagues for his record of military service and...

 2020-01-03 08:55 

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

Taipei, Jan. 3 (CNA) The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Friday, shedding NT$0.009 to close at NT$30.105....

 2020-01-03 07:05 

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U.S. military chief extends condolences over deaths in chopper crash...

Washington and Taipei, Jan. 3 (CNA) General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States, expressed condolences Thursday over the death of Taiwan's Chief of General Staff Shen Yi-ming (), who was among eight people killed in...

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