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 2020-08-11 08:49 

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Michelin Guide releases Bib Gourmand list for Taipei, Taichung - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 11 (CNA) The Michelin Guide on Tuesday released a list of 75 Bib Gourmand restaurants in Taipei and Taichung, a distinction given to establishments that offer a three course meal for a fixed price not exceeding NT$1,000 (US$34)....

 2020-08-11 07:33 

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EVA Air's net loss shrinks in Q2 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 11 (CNA) EVA Airways (EVA Air), one of the leading international carriers in Taiwan, on Monday reported a smaller net loss in the second quarter than in the first, saying solid demand for cargo services helped offset the fall in passenger vol...

 2020-08-11 07:21 

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

Taipei, Aug. 11 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Tuesday, gaining NT$0.011 to close at the day's high of NT$29.531....

 2020-08-11 07:06 

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China's anger over Azar's Taiwan visit reflects 'weakness': Pompeo - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, Aug. 10 (CNA) United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday said the mere fact China can get so worked up over an American official's visit to Taiwan only goes to reflect its...

 2020-08-11 06:47 

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Taiwan lifts land, sea warnings for Tropical Storm Mekkhala - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 11 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has lifted its land and sea warnings for Tropical Storm Mekkhala, as the storm has made landfall in China and no longer poses a threat to Taiwan's surrounding waters....

 2020-08-11 06:12 

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Largan fails to hold ground at ex-dividend level - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 11 (CNA) Shares of Largan Precision Co., a supplier of smartphone camera lenses to Apple Inc., came under pressure on the stock's ex-dividend date Tuesday and failed to regain ground lost after the company's dividend was deducted from...

 2020-08-11 05:25 

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Azar backs Taiwan's participation in global health forums - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 11 (CNA) United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar reiterated U.S. support for Taiwan's inclusion in international health forums in a meeting with Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu () on Tuesday....

 2020-08-11 04:50 

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

Taipei, Aug. 11 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed down 113.81 points, or 0.88 percent, at 12,780.19 Tuesday on turnover of NT$205.42 billion (US$6.99 billion)....

 2020-08-11 02:45 

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Unstable weather forecast in wake of Tropical Storm Mekkhala - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 11 (CNA) The offshore Kinmen and Penghu counties and areas south of Yunlin County on Taiwan could see brief downpours on Tuesday due to the lingering effects of Tropical Storm Mekkhala, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB)....

 2020-08-11 01:35 

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

Taipei, Aug. 11 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$29.377 at 10 a.m. Tuesday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.143 from the previous close....

 2020-08-11 01:33 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 11 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Tuesday are as follows:...

 2020-08-11 00:09 

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Taiwan shares open lower - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 11 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened down 37.54 points at 12,856.46 Tuesday on turnover of NT$3.89 billion (US$131.78 million)....

 2020-08-10 13:15 

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Control Yuan to investigate migrant fisher trafficking - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) Three Control Yuan members said they will investigate existing regulations for applications to hire migrant seaman after a broker in Yilan allegedly infringed on human trafficking laws....

 2020-08-10 13:08 

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Presidential Office condemns Beijing for Chinese jet intrusion - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) The Presidential Office on Monday condemned Beijing for its latest provocative military act targeting Taipei after two Chinese warplanes briefly crossed the Taiwan Strait median line earlier in the day....

 2020-08-10 12:58 

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Tropical Storm Mekkhala forecast to gain strength - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) Tropical Storm Mekkhala has intensified since forming on Monday morning and will continue to gain strength as it passes through the Taiwan Strait in the evening and on Tuesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB)....

 2020-08-10 12:32 

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Exhibition spreading awareness of migrant seaman abuses - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) A mobile exhibition currently in Taipei is hoping to spread awareness of the hardships and abuses that migrant seaman face on deep sea fishing vessels and spur the government to enforce labor standards in place, the organizers said M...

 2020-08-10 12:23 

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TSMC July sales down over 12% from June - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) saw its sales in July fall more than 12 percent from a month earlier, likely the result of a loss of orders from Chinese telecom and phone brand Huawei amid trade sanctions imposed by the...

 2020-08-10 12:10 

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U.S. to discuss WHO alternatives with Taiwan: U.S. health official - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) The United States will talk with Taiwan and other global partners about...

 2020-08-10 11:20 

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U.S., Taiwan sign first-ever MOU on health cooperation - Focus Taiwan...

Aug. 10 (CNA) Taiwan and the United States signed their first memorandum of understanding (MOU) on health cooperation on Monday to expand cooperation on global health security, infectious disease control and vaccine development....

 2020-08-10 11:09 

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Northern Taiwan's property market sluggish but index rises: poll - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) The property market in northern Taiwan flashed another...

 2020-08-10 09:32 

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Chinese fighter jets briefly cross median line in the Taiwan Strait - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) Two Chinese warplanes briefly crossed the Taiwan Strait median line Monday morning into the Taiwan half of the waterway, according to Air Force Headquarters....

 2020-08-10 09:13 

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Taiwan condemns Hong Kong arrests of media tycoon, democracy activists - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) Taiwan on Monday condemned the arrest of seven democracy activists in Hong Kong, including Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai (), founder of media group Next Digital, on suspicion of violating the city's new security law....

 2020-08-10 08:42 

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Taipei Music Center to become icon for Asian pop music: officials - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) The soon to be inaugurated Taipei Music Center (TMC), which will hold its opening concert next month, will become a new icon for popular music in Asia, officials said Monday....

 2020-08-10 08:35 

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Taiwan shares bounce back as buying rotates to non-tech stocks - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan staged a technical rebound Monday as non-tech stocks got a boost from rotational buying throughout the session, dealers said....

 2020-08-10 08:16 

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Taiwan restricts use of pain drug tramadol after patient dies - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) Taiwan on Monday imposed a ban on the use of the pain medication tramadol for patients with a certain respiratory problem, after it was reported that the drug had caused the death of one patient and breathing problems in at least two...

 2020-08-10 08:09 

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NHRI sees progress in COVID-19 vaccine, human trials likely this year - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) Promising results have been seen in research on a DNA vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus, with human trials likely to commence later this year, Taiwan's National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) said Monday....

 2020-08-10 07:39 

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Tropical Storm Mekkhala forecast to affect Taiwan Monday night, Tuesday - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) Parts of Taiwan are likely to be battered by strong winds, heavy rain and high waves Monday night, with the approach of Tropical Storm Mekkhala, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB)....

 2020-08-10 07:28 

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Number of furloughed workers drop sharply, down over 7,000 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) The number of furloughed workers in Taiwan fell by more than 7,000 over the past seven days, the largest decline since Taiwan reported its first COVID-19 case in January, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) said Monday....

 2020-08-10 07:21 

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

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Monday, gaining NT$0.006 to close at NT$29.520....

 2020-08-10 06:31 

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CAL shares extend gains on Q2 profits, boosting transportation sector - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) Shares of China Airlines (CAL), one of Taiwan's leading international carriers, continued to rise Monday from the previous session, attracting buying after the company reported a second-quarter profit despite the impact of the CO...

 2020-08-10 05:52 

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U.S. health secretary, President Tsai hold historic meeting - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) United States Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar met with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen () on Monday, in the highest-level official meeting between the two countries since 1979, when the U.S. switched diplomatic r...

 2020-08-10 04:41 

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Taiwan shares close up 0.51% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 65.13 points, or 0.51 percent, at 12,894.00 Monday on turnover of NT$214.93 billion (US$7.31 billion)....

 2020-08-10 04:11 

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Yoshiro Mori praises late ex-President Lee's achievements at memorial - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) Former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori, who led an inter-party delegation of parliamentarians to Taiwan to pay tribute to late Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui () Sunday, expressed his gratitude and admiration for Lee's cont...

 2020-08-10 02:29 

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Taiwan issues land, sea warnings for tropical storm - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) on Monday issued land and sea warnings for a tropical storm that had formed in the South China Sea earlier in the morning and was moving toward the Taiwan Strait....

 2020-08-10 02:23 

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

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$29.374 at 11 a.m. Monday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.140 from the previous close....

 2020-08-10 01:23 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Monday are as follows:...

 2020-08-10 00:58 

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President Tsai Ing-wen’s meeting with U.S. HHS Secretary Alex Azar (Video) - Focus Taiwan...

United States Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar, the first U.S. cabinet-level official to visit the country since 2014, arrived in Taiwan on Sunday afternoon, and is scheduled to meet President Tsai Ing-wen at 10 a.m., Monday Taipei T...

 2020-08-10 00:10 

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Taiwan shares open lower - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened down 42.07 points at 12,786.80 Monday on turnover of NT$3.35 billion (US$113.4 million)....

 2020-08-09 11:41 

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Trail builders honored for contributions to eco-hiking - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 9 (CNA) Three trail builders who have dedicated themselves to constructing eco-friendly hiking trails around Taiwan for decades, preserving traditional skills for the younger generation, were honored with an award in Taipei Sunday....

 2020-08-09 11:26 

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Taiwan, Japan look to reinforce ties during delegation visit - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 9 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () and former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori, who led a delegation to pay tribute to late Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui () Sunday, sought to reinforce ties between the two countries during a meeting at ...

 2020-08-09 10:42 

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No community outbreak despite positive antibodies in Changhua: CECC - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 9 (CNA) Despite the emergence of positive cases in an ongoing mass testing program for COVID-19 antibodies in Changhua County, no community outbreak has been seen, the Central Epidemic Command Center said Sunday....

 2020-08-09 10:25 

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Chinese oil tanker held for illegally entering Taiwan's waters - Focus Taiwan...

Taichung, Aug. 9 (CNA) Taiwan's Coast Guard Administration (CGA) detained a Chinese oil tanker for illegally entering its waters on Sunday and arrested six crew members....

 2020-08-09 10:16 

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Highest-level U.S. official since 1979 arrives in Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 9 (CNA) United States Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar arrived in Taiwan on Sunday afternoon, the highest ranking U.S. cabinet official to visit the nation since 1979, when the two countries severed diplomatic ties....

 2020-08-09 09:46 

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'National treasure' 94-year-old basketball coach still in the game - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 9 (CNA) It is 7 a.m. at Yonghe Elementary School in New Taipei, an old man stands on the sidelines of the basketball court, blows his whistle, and a group of students gather in the center ready for another day of training....

 2020-08-09 08:50 

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Volunteer translators from Southeast Asia tour National Palace Museum - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 9 (CNA) Volunteer translators from Southeast Asia, who live in Taiwan and work with the National Immigration Agency (NIA), were given a special tour of National Palace Museum (NPM) Sunday in their native languages, according to a press statem...

 2020-08-09 08:13 

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Arrivals from Philippines to be collectively quarantined - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 9 (CNA) All travelers arriving from the Philippines will be quarantined at official quarantine locations starting Wednesday, due to the rising number of imported COVID-19 cases from the country, including a new case on Sunday, according to th...

 2020-08-09 07:33 

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First Somaliland representative to Taiwan arrives - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 9 (CNA) Foreign Minister Joseph Wu () on Sunday welcomed Somaliland's first representative who arrived in the country Friday in preparation for the upcoming opening of the self-claimed African state's representative office in Taiwan....

 2020-08-09 07:16 

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Public concern high over youth Internet addiction, drug abuse: survey - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 9 (CNA) Over 90 percent of the respondents to a survey expressed concern over Internet addiction and drug abuse among adolescents, while 76 percent thought the problem of juvenile delinquency to be serious, according to the survey released Su...

 2020-08-09 06:08 

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Japanese delegation arrives to pay respects to Lee Teng-hui - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 9 (CNA) A 16-member parliamentary delegation led by former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori (2000-2001) arrived in Taipei Sunday to pay tribute to former President Lee Teng-hui (), who passed away on July 30 at the age of 97....

 2020-08-09 03:31 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 9 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Sunday are as follows:...

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