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 2018-01-22 12:02 

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Jobless rate down in December...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Unemployment in Taiwan fell slightly in December from a month earlier on the back of an improvement in the local economy, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said Monday....

 2018-01-22 11:02 

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Rules for blood donation by men who have sex with men to be eased...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Rules for blood donations by men who have sex with men are expected to be eased in the near future in line with global practices, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said Monday....

 2018-01-22 11:02 

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Taiwan's 2017 export orders hit new high...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Taiwan's export orders in 2017 hit a new high after orders received by Taiwan-based companies in December posted year-on-year gains for the 17th consecutive month, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Monday....

 2018-01-22 11:02 

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Latisha Chan knocked out of Australian Open mixed doubles...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Taiwan's Latisha Chan ( ) has been eliminated from the mixed doubles at the Australian Open on Monday after having made it through to the quarterfinals of the women's doubles earlier in the day....

 2018-01-22 10:02 

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Taiwan shares end above 11,200 points, a new 28-year high...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan closed above the 11,200 point mark on Monday to hit a nearly 28-year high, as the bellwether electronics sector continued to lead the upturn on the broader market, dealers said....

 2018-01-22 10:02 

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Taiwan orders ships out of its waters for North Korea oil deal...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Taiwan's Coast Guard Administration (CGA) ordered two tankers, believed to be linked to a Taiwanese company accused of selling oil to North Korea in violation of United Nations sanctions on Pyongyang, out of its waters after insp...

 2018-01-22 09:02 

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

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Monday, gaining NT$0.002 to close at NT$29.432....

 2018-01-22 09:02 

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TSMC shares, market cap hit new high...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Shares of contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) continued soar Monday, closing at a fresh high on strong foreign institutional buying, dealers said....

 2018-01-22 08:01 

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Air pollution major concern for parents: survey...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) As air pollution across Taiwan worsens, the issue has become a major concern for parents, a recent survey found....

 2018-01-22 06:02 

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Tigerair Taiwan, T'way Air to offer codeshare services...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Budget carriers Tigerair Taiwan and T'way Air of South Korea have entered into a codeshare agreement to provide more convenient services to their customers, Chang Horng-jong (), chairman of the Taiwanese airline, said Monday....

 2018-01-22 06:02 

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Taiwan shares close up 0.72%...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 80.61 points, or 0.72 percent, at 11,231.46 Monday on turnover of NT$148.25 billion (US$5.07 billion)....

 2018-01-22 06:01 

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Taiwanese Hsieh fails to make last eight in Australian Open singles...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Taiwanese tennis star Hsieh Su-wei () failed to advance to the final eight of the women's singles at the Australian Open on Monday, after she lost to former world No. 1 Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-4, 5-7, 2-6....

 2018-01-22 05:01 

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Most Taiwanese against China's opening of new aviation routes: poll...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Nearly 75 percent of Taiwan's public disapproves of Beijing's unilateral launch of new commercial flight routes in the Taiwan Strait, while about 86 percent support Taipei's demand for cross-strait negotiations over relat...

 2018-01-22 05:01 

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Latisha Chan scores win against her sister in Australian Open doubles...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Taiwanese tennis star Latisha Chan ( ) scored another Grand Slam victory Monday, as she and Andrea Hlavackova defeated her younger sister Chan Hao-ching () and Katarina Srebotnik to advance to the quarterfinals of the women's dou...

 2018-01-22 04:01 

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

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$29.337 at 10:15 a.m. Monday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.093 from the previous close....

 2018-01-22 04:01 

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Northern Taiwan turns wet, cooler...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) The weather in northern Taiwan became rainy and cooler Monday with the arrival of a cold front and stronger seasonal northeasterly winds, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said....

 2018-01-22 02:01 

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Taiwan shares open higher...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened up 18.94 points Monday at 11,169.79 on turnover of NT$2.86 billion (US$97.11 million)....

 2018-01-21 13:58 

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Taiwanese table tennis player halted in Hungary semi-finals...

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) Taiwanese table tennis player Chen Szu-yu () lost to China's Sun Yingsha () 4-1 in the Seamaster 2018 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour Hungarian Open Sunday, just inches away from making it to the women'...

 2018-01-21 13:58 

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Taiwan delays approval of Chinese flights over safety concerns: DPP...

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) Taiwan withheld approval for two China-based airlines to operate extra cross-Taiwan Strait flights during the Lunar New Year period to highlight safety concerns over Beijing's unilateral launch of the M503 northbound route and th...

 2018-01-21 12:58 

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Taiwan's Tai loses Malaysia Masters badminton final to Thai rival...

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) Taiwan's world No. 1 badminton player Tai Tzu-ying () had to settle for the silver medal Sunday in the women's singles final of the 2018 Malaysian Masters after losing to Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in three sets....

 2018-01-21 12:57 

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CPC gasoline prices to rise for sixth consecutive week...

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) State-owned oil refiner CPC Corp., Taiwan will raise its domestic gasoline prices but will leave diesel prices unchanged this week at CPC gas stations nationwide....

 2018-01-21 11:57 

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Cabin crew demand EVA address 'exhausting' flights issue...

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) Cabin crew of Taiwanese airline EVA Airways () staged a sit-in Sunday to demand that the management revise duty time rules to prevent overwork among crew members, especially for the six flights considered to be the...

 2018-01-21 10:57 

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Agriculture losses from cold spell estimated at NT$100.91 million...

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) The estimated agricultural losses resulting from a three-day cold spell that hit Taiwan from Jan. 8 had reached NT$100.91 million (US$3.61 million) as of Jan. 19, according to statistics released Friday by the Council of Agriculture ...

 2018-01-21 09:57 

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Taiwan-China duo advances to final eight pairs of Australian Open...

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) Taiwanese tennis star Hsieh Su-wei () and her partner Peng Shuai () of China continued their winning streak at the Australian Open Sunday, advancing to the final eight pairs in the women's doubles....

 2018-01-21 09:57 

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Tour route on Canary Islands in memory of late Taiwanese writer...

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) The tourism promotion authorities of the Spain-ruled Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean have mapped out a tour route in memory of the late Taiwanese writer Sanmao (), in the hope of attracting millions of Chinese Sanmao fans, accor...

 2018-01-21 08:57 

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Taiwan's 2nd Apache combat squadron to enter service in mid-2018...

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) Taiwan's second squadron of Apache attack helicopters is likely to enter service later this year after the first combat squadron was commissioned last year under the Army Aviation and Special Forces Command, an army officer said ...

 2018-01-21 06:56 

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Taiwanese Chan sisters advance in mixed doubles at Australian Open...

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) Taiwanese tennis star Latisha Chan ( ) and Jamie Murray of the United Kingdom defeated Andreja Klepac of Slovenia and Rajeev Ram of the United States 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (11-9) at the Australian Open Sunday, advancing to round 16 in the mi...

 2018-01-21 04:56 

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EVA flight attendants demand proper rest time in sit-in protest...

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) Flight attendants of Taiwanese airline EVA Airways () on Sunday staged a sit-in protest to demand proper rest time between shifts, accusing the carrier of refusing to address the issue of overwork in negotiations with their union sin...

 2018-01-21 04:56 

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Drier Sunday, but wet, cold week ahead...

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) The weather throughout Taiwan on Sunday will be warmer and drier, but the coming week will be wet and cold starting from Monday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB)....

 2018-01-21 03:56 

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Central, southern Taiwan hit by air pollution...

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) Air quality in some parts of central and southern Taiwan have deteriorated to what is generally rated as...

 2018-01-21 02:55 

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Taiwan headline news...

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Sunday are as follows:...

 2018-01-20 14:53 

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Formosa Petrochemical announces gasoline price hike for next week...

Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Formosa Petrochemical Corp., a private fuel supplier in Taiwan, said Saturday that it has decided to raise its domestic gasoline prices for next week, while leaving diesel prices unchanged....

 2018-01-20 14:53 

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Taiwan's Hsieh cruises to 4th round in Australian Open...

Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Taiwanese tennis star Hsieh Su-wei () rolled past Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-2, 7-5 in the third round of the women's singles at the Australian Open Saturday, in a game that lasted nearly 100 minutes....

 2018-01-20 13:52 

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44 Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects charged...

Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Forty-four Taiwanese nationals who were allegedly part of a telecom fraud ring in Latvia that targeted Chinese citizens have been charged with aggravated fraud, Taichung prosecutors announced Saturday....

 2018-01-20 13:52 

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Winning numbers of Saturday's Taiwan lotteries...

Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) The winning numbers for Taiwan's...

 2018-01-20 13:52 

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Asustek 5th-largest PC supplier in 2017, Acer in 6th spot: Gartner...

Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Taiwan-based Asustek Computer Inc. took the title as the fifth-largest PC vendor in the world in 2017, while Acer Inc., another Taiwanese firm, ranked the sixth-largest for that year, according to market information advisory firm Gar...

 2018-01-20 12:52 

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Brokerages issue high target prices on TSMC shares...

Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Several brokerages have issued high target prices on shares of contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) and have urged investors to pick up the stock after they expressed optimism toward TSMC's sales outlo...

 2018-01-20 11:52 

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Lunar New Year train tickets to Alishan to go on sale Jan. 26...

Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Train tickets for the Alishan Forest Railway during the Lunar New Year holiday will go on sale Jan. 26, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said Saturday....

 2018-01-20 11:52 

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Over 11,000 chickens, ducks culled due to H5N2 avian flu...

Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Over 11,000 chickens and ducks have been culled on two farms in Pingtung and Changhua counties after it was confirmed that they had been infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of avian influenza, inspection officials said Sa...

 2018-01-20 11:52 

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Taiwan-Philippine ties will flourish: Taiwan representative...

Manila, Jan. 20 (CNA) An increase in investment and people-to-people interaction between Taiwan and the Philippines is expected to continue this year, Taiwan's representative to the Philippines Gary Song-huann Lin () said Saturday....

 2018-01-20 11:52 

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Chinese yuan deposits in Taiwan hit 27-month high...

Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Chinese yuan deposits held by banks operating in Taiwan hit a 27-month high at the end of December on the back of a recovery in the Chinese currency value against the U.S. dollar, according to Taiwan's central bank....

 2018-01-20 10:53 

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Taiwan food vendor's Shanghai unit to seek China listing...

Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Namchow Holdings Co., one of Taiwan's major food suppliers, said Saturday that its subsidiary in Shanghai will file an application with the authorities in China to launch a listing there....

 2018-01-20 10:53 

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Taiwan scholars playing major role in sustainable agriculture...

Singapore, Jan. 20 (CNA) Scholars from Taiwan are playing a big role in the promotion of agriculture innovation and sustainability as they and like-minded scholars from all over the world banded together to establish the...

 2018-01-20 10:53 

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MAC calls for cross-strait negotiation to resolve air dispute...

Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Deputy Minister Chiu Chui-cheng () said Saturday that the two sides of the Taiwan Strait should begin negotiations on aviation issues related to Beijing's recent unilateral decision to launch a flig...

 2018-01-20 09:52 

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Taiwan firms to face anti-dumping tariffs in South Korea, Malaysia...

Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Authorities in South Korea have ruled that Taiwanese petrochemical firms have caused damage to its industry by dumping products, while authorities in Malaysia have also determined damage caused by Taiwanese stainless steel exporters ...

 2018-01-20 09:52 

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Vessels denied entry to Taiwan for alleged North Korea oil sales...

Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Two tankers registered through the Billions Bunker Group, the corporation accused of selling oil to North Korea, were denied entry into Kaohsiung Port in southern Taiwan Friday....

 2018-01-20 07:51 

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Taiwan 'plant factory' may be answer to post-Brexit veg price pressure...

Consumers in the United Kingdom have been concerned that after they leave the European Union, they could face increased prices in leafy crops that the country depends heavily on other EU members for-- but they may find a remedy from a plant factory in Tai...

 2018-01-20 07:51 

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Taiwanese badminton star heading to Malaysia Masters final...

Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) World No. 1 Taiwanese badminton star Tai Tzu-ying () will compete in the women's singles final at the 2018 Malaysia Masters after defeating longtime competitor Carolina Marin of Spain in a grueling three-game match Saturday....

 2018-01-20 07:51 

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Taiwan hopes to collaborate with U.S. on regional efforts: official...

Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Taiwan is looking to strengthen its cooperation with the U.S. in the region covered by the New Southbound Policy as President Donald Trump's administration also makes the Indo-Pacific region a priority, an official said Friday....

 2018-01-20 07:00 

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Can a building eat up Taipei's smog?...

You have heard of green buildings, but this one going up in central Taipei is aiming to impress. It will feature 23,000 trees and shrubs on the balconies and lawns, protecting the residents in the luxury condos from bad air outside. It will be completed i...

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