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 2018-07-20 13:35 

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Taiwan, Thailand reach consensus on Thai migrant issues...

Taipei, July 20 (CNA) Taiwan and Thailand have agreed during a meeting held in Bangkok to tackle several key issues involving Thai workers in Taiwan, the Workforce Development Agency (WDA) said Friday....

 2018-07-20 13:34 

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Lightning strike blamed for damage to Kaohsiung airport runway...

Kaohsiung, July 20 (CNA) Damage to a runway at Kaohsiung International Airport Thursday may have been caused by a lightning strike, Airport Deputy Director Sun I-chung () said Friday, adding that the damage has been repaired and flight departures and arri...

 2018-07-20 13:34 

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Winning numbers for Friday's Taiwan lotteries...

Taipei, July 20 (CNA) The winning numbers for Taiwan's Grand Lottery () on Friday were 24, 45, 12, 39, 13, and 09 plus the special number 38, the Taiwan Lottery announced that day....

 2018-07-20 13:34 

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Employees in rented accommodation spend 27 percent of income on rent...

Taipei, July 20 (CNA) Salaried workers who live in rented accommodation in Taiwan spend about 27 percent of their income on average on rent, according to a poll released Friday by the 1111 Job Bank....

 2018-07-20 12:34 

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Taiwan's CPC, Vietnam's Sovico join hands to explore market...

Taipei, July 20 (CNA) State-run oil refiner CPC Corp., Taiwan signed a memorandum of understanding with Vietnamese business group Sovico (also known as Sovico Holdings) on Friday covering cooperation in oil exploration, oil product sales and related inves...

 2018-07-20 12:34 

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Tsai seeks exchanges in digital innovation with Estonia...

Taipei, July 20 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () called Friday for increased exchanges with Estonia in digital innovation at a time when Taiwan is moving toward building a digital society....

 2018-07-20 10:34 

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DPP lawmaker thanks U.S. congressmen for support of Taiwan...

Taipei, July 20 (CNA) Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator Yu Wan-ju (), part of a delegation of Taiwanese lawmakers visiting the United States, thanked her U.S. counterparts for supporting Taiwan Friday....

 2018-07-20 10:34 

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Taiwan shares climb on support for large-cap electronic shares...

Taipei, July 20 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan gained ground Friday with the help of large-cap electronic companies, including contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), despite an overnight fall in the tech-heavy Nasdaq in the United State...

 2018-07-20 10:34 

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Kinmen, Matsu see increased travel volume...

Taipei, July 20 (CNA) The travel volume between Taiwan's offshore islands of Kinmen and Matsu via the three mini-links with China in the first half of this year has grown year-on-year, the Maritime Port Bureau said Friday....

 2018-07-20 09:34 

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China unable to take Taiwan by force if U.S. intervenes: U.S. expert...

Washington, July 19 (CNA) An American expert on East Asian security affairs believes the military balance in the Taiwan Strait is tilting toward Beijing, but that China currently remains unable to take Taiwan by force in the face of U.S. intervention....

 2018-07-20 07:34 

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Real-time AI-cloud interaction set to make life smarter: author...

Taipei, July 20 (CNA) The real-time interaction of Artificial Intelligence (AI) devices and the cloud will facilitate the use of different technologies for learning purposes and make life more convenient, said Chris Anderson, author of bestseller The Long...

 2018-07-20 07:33 

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AirAsia to launch Taoyuan-Chiang Mai flights in September...

Taipei, July 20 (CNA) Budget airline AirAsia announced Thursday that it will launch direct flights between Taoyuan and Chiang Mai in Thailand Sept. 30, offering four round-trip flights each week between the two destinations....

 2018-07-20 07:33 

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New Kiribati envoy presents credentials to Taiwan's president...

Taipei, July 20 (CNA) New Kiribati Ambassador to the Republic of China Tessie Eria Lambourne presented her credentials to President Tsai Ing-wen () at the Presidential Office Friday....

 2018-07-20 06:33 

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Taiwan shares close up 0.89%...

Taipei, July 20 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 96.73 points, or 0.89 percent, at 10,932.11 Friday on turnover of NT$164.46 billion (US$5.35 billion)....

 2018-07-20 05:33 

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Cellist C.C. Chang breaks wrist, to undergo operation...

Taipei, July 20 (CNA) Renowned cellist C.C. Chang () broke his wrist while holidaying in Vienna, Austria, and will undergo an operation at a local hospital soon, Chang confirmed to CNA Friday....

 2018-07-20 02:33 

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U.S. dollar higher in Taipei trading...

Taipei, July 20 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$30.745 at 10:15 a.m. Friday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, up NT$0.113 from the previous close....

 2018-07-20 01:33 

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Taiwan shares open higher...

Taipei, July 20 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened up 97.13 Friday at 10,932.51 points on turnover of NT$3.81 billion (US$124.27 million)....

 2018-07-19 16:09 

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Taiwan takes winner's trophy at San Marino Cup football tournament...

Kaohsiung, July 19 (CNA) Kaohsiung Municipal Houjing Elementary School's (KMHES) girls football team returned home Thursday after winning the under 12's girls division of the 2018 San Marino Cup in Italy last week....

 2018-07-19 14:42 

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Minister demands action over CPC leaks in Penghu...

Taipei, July 19 (CNA) Minister of Economic Affairs Shen Jong-chin () demanded action Thursday from CPC Corp. over recent reports of leaks from an oil storage tank at its oil depot in the outlying county of Penghu....

 2018-07-19 14:41 

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Power use hits record high for July in Taiwan...

Taipei, July 19 (CNA) The soaring mercury pushed peak electricity consumption in Taiwan to an all-time high for July of 36.705 million kilowatts on Thursday, according to state-run Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower)....

 2018-07-19 14:41 

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Outstanding industry players recognized at Bio Taiwan 2018...

Taipei, July 19 (CNA) CH Biotech R&D Co., and TaiGen Biotechnology Co. on Thursday received gold awards for their outstanding achievements in the biotechnology industry during the opening ceremony of Bio Taiwan 2018, Asia's leading event for biotech i...

 2018-07-19 13:36 

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Public urged to embrace development of artificial intelligence...

Taipei, July 19 (CNA) Attending a forum in Taipei on Thursday, digital innovators and Sophia, the world's first android citizen, urged the public to become part of artificial intelligence (AI) development and work together to shape a future where inte...

 2018-07-19 13:36 

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Winning numbers for Thursday's Taiwan lotteries...

Taipei, July 19 (CNA) The winning numbers for Taiwan's...

 2018-07-19 13:36 

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Creating digital society requires political will: Estonia ex-president...

Taipei, July 19 (CNA) The key to developing a digital society lies not just in technical issues but in a government's political will to devise policy, build infrastructure, promote computer studies and educate its politicians, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, fo...

 2018-07-19 13:36 

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China's latest military drill aimed at rattling U.S., Japan: expert...

Taipei, July 19 (CNA) China's ongoing live-fire military exercise in the East China Sea is actually targeting the peripheral areas of the Diaoyutai Islands, which are covered by the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty, a security expert in Taiwan with knowledg...

 2018-07-19 12:36 

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North Korea makes push to attract Taiwanese tourists...

Taipei, July 19 (CNA) In an effort to attract more Taiwanese tourists to North Korea, the country opened an official tourism promotion center in Taipei Thursday....

 2018-07-19 12:36 

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Government to discuss digitalization of NHI data: minister...

Taipei, July 19 (CNA) The Taiwan government will hold a new round of discussions next week on a proposal to digitalize National Health Insurance (NHI) information so that an actual card will no longer be required, Minister without Portfolio Audrey Tang ()...

 2018-07-19 12:36 

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TSMC cuts 2018 revenue growth forecast, expects 8% Q3 sales rise...

Taipei, July 19 (CNA) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, said Thursday it has lowered its forecast of year-on-year sales growth for 2018 to 7-9 percent and expects revenue for the third quarter to in...

 2018-07-19 11:36 

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Taiwan shares end flat as earlier gains eroded...

Taipei, July 19 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan closed little changed Thursday as investors shifted to the sell side to pocket earlier gains, pushing the main board into negative territory ahead of an investor conference scheduled by contract chipmaker Taiwan Semi...

 2018-07-19 11:35 

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Taiwan fully monitoring all shipping in Taiwan Strait...

Taipei, July 19 (CNA) Taiwan upholds the universal principle of freedom of navigation and is carefully monitoring all foreign ships sailing through, and aircraft flying over, the Taiwan Strait, a spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said T...

 2018-07-19 10:36 

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NCSIST, UK manufacturer sign civilian air traffic radar MOU...

London, July 19 (CNA) Taiwan's National Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), the country's primary weapons systems research and development institution, and Easat Radar Systems Limited (Easat) from the United Kingdom (UK) signe...

 2018-07-19 10:36 

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American official deems Taiwan partner in U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy...

Washington, July 18 (CNA) Randall Schriver, the United States assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific affairs, said Wednesday that Taiwan is a partner in the promotion of freedom in the Indo-Pacific region and can make valuable contributions....

 2018-07-19 09:36 

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Taiwan investors in Chongqing urged to launch stock listings on TWSE...

Taipei, July 19 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) has urged Taiwanese investors operating in Chongqing, China, a place where many Taiwanese firms are located, to launch stock listings on the local main board....

 2018-07-19 09:35 

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U.S. naval ships have right to traverse Taiwan Strait: official...

Washington, July 18 (CNA) A ranking United States official on Wednesday was reluctant to confirm whether Washington will send aircraft carriers through the Taiwan Strait but said it has the right to do so in international waters....

 2018-07-19 08:36 

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TSMC Q2 net profit down over 19% quarter-on-quarter...

Taipei, July 19 (CNA) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, said Thursday that its net profit for the second quarter of this year fell more than 19 percent from a quarter earlier, with market analysts a...

 2018-07-19 08:36 

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

Taipei, July 19 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Thursday, gaining NT$0.050 to close at NT$30.632....

 2018-07-19 07:35 

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IEK cuts manufacturing sector output growth forecast...

Taipei, July 19 (CNA) The Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK) said Thursday that it has lowered its forecast for the local manufacturing sector's production value growth for 2018, taking into account the trade friction between the United S...

 2018-07-19 07:35 

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Wikipedia continues to push Beijing to lift its ban: founder...

Taipei, July 19 (CNA) The founder of Wikipedia said Thursday that he continues to push the Chinese government to lift its on-and-off block of the free online encyclopedia, but stressed that he will not sacrifice his principles in exchange for entering the...

 2018-07-19 06:36 

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Taiwan shares close down 0.07%...

Taipei, July 19 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed down 7.08 points, or 0.07 percent, at 10,835.38 Thursday on turnover of NT$141.39 billion (US$4.29 billion)....

 2018-07-19 06:35 

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Taiwanese solar firms covered by proposed Indian safeguard duties...

Taipei, July 19 (CNA) Taiwanese solar cell and solar module manufacturers have been covered by a safeguard recommendation proposed by India, which says that imports have caused or have threatened serious damage to its industry, according to the Bureau of ...

 2018-07-19 02:30 

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U.S. dollar higher in Taipei trading...

Taipei, July 19 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$30.620 at 10 a.m. Thursday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, up NT$0.038 from the previous close....

 2018-07-19 01:30 

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Taiwan shares open higher...

Taipei, July 19 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened up 26.10 Thursday at 10,868.56 points on turnover of NT$1.98 billion (US$64.78 million)....

 2018-07-18 16:30 

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Taiwan urges China to work out rules for interaction with Taiwan...

Washington, July 18 (CNA) Taiwan's minister of mainland affairs on Wednesday put forth a candid and practical proposal for both sides of the Taiwan Strait to work out rules for an orderly interaction....

 2018-07-18 16:29 

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Newly formed tropical storm to affect Taiwan's weather on weekend: CWB...

Taipei, July 18 (CNA) A tropical storm that developed in the sea east of the Philippines on Wednesday night is expected to affect Taiwan's weather on the weekend, a forecaster of the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said that day....

 2018-07-18 15:29 

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Bio Taiwan 2018 opens with industry conference...

Taipei, July 18 (CNA) Bio Taiwan 2018, one of the largest biotechnology shows in Asia, opened in Taipei on Wednesday with a conference at which industry experts were scheduled to discuss global trends in the sector....

 2018-07-18 15:29 

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Government to start direct recruitment of contract workers in 2020...

Taipei, July 18 (CNA) Premier Lai Ching-te () has decided that in two years' time, the government will no longer go through brokers to hire contract workers but instead will allow all its central agencies to recruit such workers directly, Cabinet spok...

 2018-07-18 15:29 

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Indonesian caregiver sentenced to 6 months for breach of contract...

Taipei, July 18 (CNA) An Indonesian woman who absconded last year from her job as a caregiver has been sentenced to six months in prison for breach of contract, Shihlin District Court in Taipei said in a statement Wednesday....

 2018-07-18 13:29 

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Japanese man makes video to thank Taiwan for earthquake aid...

Taipei, July 18 (CNA) In gratitude for Taiwan's help in the wake of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Shunske Hagiwara from Japan's Gunma Prefecture has spent 86 days in Taiwan filming a video to help promote Taiwan tourism....

 2018-07-18 13:29 

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Taiwan artist, group listed for Japan's Foreign Minister Commendations...

Tokyo, July 18 (CNA) Art scholar Lin Mun-lee () and a taiko drum group from Taiwan will each receive an award from Japan's foreign ministry in recognition of their efforts to promote friendly relations between the two countries and help build mutual u...

 2018-07-18 13:29 

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Winning numbers for Wednesday's Taiwan lotteries...

Taipei, July 18 (CNA) The winning numbers for Taiwan's...

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