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 2018-04-26 15:12 

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From homeless to hip hop, a rapper's advice for song writers...

Taiwan has for centuries welcomed immigration and been a haven embracing immigrants from all walks of life, whether it be Chinese over hundreds of years or the more recent immigration of workers who have come to Taiwan for work and perhaps found true love...

 2018-04-26 14:11 

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Poems read at remembrance service for Yu Kwang-chung in Kaohsiung...

Kaohsiung, April 26 (CNA) National Sun Yat-sen University held a memorial service Thursday at which poems by renowned poet Yu Kwang-chung were read and songs using his poems as lyrics sung in a heart-warming gathering to remember the professor who passed ...

 2018-04-26 14:11 

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Air quality in Matsu very unhealthy: EPA...

Taipei, April 26 (CNA) The air quality in the outlying island of Matsu deteriorated Thursday to a level that was deemed...

 2018-04-26 14:11 

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Winning numbers for Thursday's Taiwan lotteries...

Taipei, April 26 (CNA) The winning numbers for Taiwan's...

 2018-04-26 14:11 

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Japanese owner of lost camera to visit school of finder Friday...

Taipei, April 26 (CNA) The owner of a camera lost in waters off Japan's Ishigaki Island two years ago and discovered recently by a student on a beach in Yilan, northeast Taiwan, is expected to visit the student's school Friday to express her thank...

 2018-04-26 13:11 

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Eight Taiwanese sentenced to death for drug smuggling in Indonesia...

Taipei, April 26 (CNA) Eight Taiwanese nationals found guilty of attempting to smuggle one ton of amphetamine into Indonesia in July 2017, received the death penalty on Thursday at the South Jakarta District Court, according to the Jakarta Post....

 2018-04-26 12:11 

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Chinese Air Force conducts drill around Taiwan...

Taipei, April 26 (CNA) China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) conducted an Air Force drill around Taiwan on Thursday morning, the latest in a series of air and sea military exercises by China over the past two weeks....

 2018-04-26 12:11 

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Most disadvantaged families suffer from food insecurity...

Taipei, April 26 (CNA) Nearly 60 percent of economically disadvantaged families report having suffered from hunger and poor nutrition, while 50 percent live in old or rundown houses, according to a survey released Thursday by the Child Welfare League Foun...

 2018-04-26 10:10 

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Organizers suspend military pension reform protests...

Taipei, April 26 (CNA) After a protest against the military pension reform bill staged outside the Legislative Yuan turned violent, leaving 84 police officers and 12 reporters injured, the event organizers announced on Thursday the suspension of further d...

 2018-04-26 10:10 

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Taiwan pushing for foreign investment agreement with Canada: minister...

Taipei, April 26 (CNA) Minister of Economic Affairs Shen Jong-chin () said Thursday that he has been pressing his Canadian counterpart on the issue of a bilateral foreign investment agreement....

 2018-04-26 10:10 

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University planning to take tumor-detecting technology to market...

Taipei, April 26 (CNA) A professor at National Chung Cheng University (NCCU) who invented a chip that can detect tumor markers in the early stages of cancer in just 30 minutes is looking to partner with medical suppliers and producers to introduce the tec...

 2018-04-26 09:10 

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Plea bargain best option for Taiwanese terrorism suspect: Henry Lee...

Taipei, April 26 (CNA) Henry Chang-yu Lee (), one of the world's leading forensic scientists, said in Taipei Thursday that a plea bargain would be the best legal pathway for a Taiwanese accused of making terrorist threats in the United States....

 2018-04-26 09:10 

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

Taipei, April 26 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Thursday, gaining NT$0.045 to close at NT$29.705....

 2018-04-26 08:10 

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Taiwan shares close below 10,500 points...

Taipei, April 26 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan closed down 0.68 percent Thursday, falling below the 10,500-point mark, led by drops in wind energy, biotechnology and electronics stocks....

 2018-04-26 06:10 

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Taiwan shares close down 0.68%...

Taipei, April 26 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed down 71.39 points, or 0.68 percent, at 10,488.58 Thursday on turnover of NT$140.27 billion (US$4.72 billion)....

 2018-04-26 06:09 

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Military pension reform bill review stalled due to KMT boycott...

Taipei, April 26 (CNA) A legislative committee review of the government's proposed military pension reform bill was adjourned Thursday due to a boycott by the opposition Kuomintang (KMT)....

 2018-04-26 04:09 

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Taiwanese student waives hearing on U.S. terrorism threat...

Media, Pennsylvania, April 25 (CNA) The Taiwanese student accused of threatening to shoot up his school in Pennsylvania waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday in exchange for the district attorney agreeing to withdraw the...

 2018-04-26 03:08 

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

Taipei, April 26 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$29.712 at 10 a.m. Thursday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, up NT$0.052 from the previous close....

 2018-04-26 02:08 

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Taiwan shares open higher...

Taipei, April 26 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened up 23.11 points Thursday at 10,583.08 on turnover of NT$2.74 billion (US$92.55 million)....

 2018-04-25 16:07 

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New minister aiming to inject more science into education system...

Taipei, April 25 (CNA) Taiwan's new Education Minister Wu Maw-kuen () said Wednesday that the young generation must be equipped with the ability to solve problems such as global warming and that the country's education system needs to keep pace wi...

 2018-04-25 16:06 

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Government will not bow to violence: president...

Taipei, April 25 (CNA) The government will not bow down to violence and the planned military pension reform will go ahead, President Tsai Ing-wen () said Wednesday in the wake of a protest that turned violent at the gates of the Legislative Yuan earlier t...

 2018-04-25 14:06 

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Preliminary hearing for Taiwanese terror threat student...

Media, Pennsylvania, April 25 (CNA) The Taiwanese student accused of threatening a terrorist attack against his school in Pennsylvania made his first appearance in front of the press Wednesday following his detention in March, as he attended a preliminary...

 2018-04-25 14:06 

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Winning numbers of Wednesday's Taiwan lotteries...

Taipei, April 25 (CNA) The winning numbers for the...

 2018-04-25 14:06 

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63 people arrested in protest against military pension reform (update)...

Taipei, April 25 (CNA) Police arrested 63 people in Taipei on Wednesday for disorderly conduct during a protest against the government's planned military pension reform....

 2018-04-25 12:06 

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

Taipei, April 25 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, gaining NT$0.044 to close at NT$29.66, marking the fourth consecutive session for the greenback to move higher....

 2018-04-25 12:05 

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32 people arrested in protest against military pension reform...

Taipei, April 25 (CNA) Police arrested 32 people in Taipei on Wednesday for disorderly conduct during a protest against the government's planned military pension reform....

 2018-04-25 11:05 

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Toiling in obscurity: winter sports a tough sell in Taiwan...

Monday in downtown Taipei, 10:14 p.m. The day is coming to an end for most people, but a group of young female ice hockey players have just begun a routine practice at Taipei Arena, home to the only standard rink in Taiwan....

 2018-04-25 11:05 

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Taiwan Water, ITRI to target Southeast Asian market with water tech...

Taipei, April 25 (CNA) Taiwan Water Corp. and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) signed a letter of intent on Wednesday to cooperate on targeting the Southeast Asia market with a technical solution that improves water supply, delivery and...

 2018-04-25 11:05 

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Monthly bus, metro pass may be expanded to rail travel...

Taipei, April 25 (CNA) A new pass for unlimited rides on public transportation systems in Taipei and New Taipei over a 30-day period that came into use April 16 might be expanded to Taiwan's rail system after three months, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je () sa...

 2018-04-25 10:05 

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Bestselling author Dan Brown to visit Taiwan in May...

Taipei, April 25 (CNA) American bestselling writer Dan Brown will make a four-day trip to Taiwan in May as part of his Asian tour, according to the Taiwan publisher of the Chinese version of his new book,...

 2018-04-25 09:05 

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Taiwan's press freedom best in Asia...

Paris, April 25 (CNA) Taiwan has the best press freedom in Asia, with its ranking in the World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) moving up three notches to 42nd place in 2018, higher than any other Asian countries evaluated....

 2018-04-25 09:05 

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Google Street View adds 150 images of Taiwanese scenic spots...

Taipei, April 25 (CNA) Google announced Wednesday that it has added 150 360-degree images of Taiwanese scenic locations to Street View, a panoramic image viewer featured on Google Maps and Google Earth, taking the total number of...

 2018-04-25 09:05 

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Taiwan shares end moderately lower after coming off low...

Taipei, April 25 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan closed moderately lower Wednesday after recovering from an early low when the benchmark weighted index briefly fell below the 10,500-point mark, dealers said....

 2018-04-25 09:05 

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Police brace for protests against pension reform bill...

Taipei, April 25 (CNA) More than 1,000 police officers have been deployed to the Legislative Yuan in Taipei to deal with protesters rallying against a military pension reform plan who plan to hold an overnight vigil at the site....

 2018-04-25 09:05 

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Canadian MP hails Taiwan, UK as leaders in plastic use reduction...

Toronto, April 24 (CNA) A parliamentarian from the Green Party of Canada urged Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to follow the example of Taiwan, England and Scotland in banning single-use plastic products as the country prepares to promote the a...

 2018-04-25 07:05 

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Think tank raises Taiwan's 2018 GDP growth forecast...

Taipei, April 25 (CNA) the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER), one of Taiwan's leading think tanks, said Wednesday that it has upgraded its forecast for Taiwan's gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2018, as the global economy is on t...

 2018-04-25 07:05 

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Taiwanese student looks to make plea bargain over shooting threat...

Media, Pennsylvania, April 24 (CNA) The lawyer hired by Sun Peng () and Di Ying () to defend their 18-year-old son, An Tso Sun (), who is accused of threatening to carry out a mass shooting at his school in the United States, is reportedly willing to ente...

 2018-04-25 06:05 

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Taiwan shares close down 0.18%...

Taipei, April 25 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed down 19.53 points, or 0.18 percent, at 10,559.97 Wednesday on turnover of NT$134.81 billion (US$4.55 billion)....

 2018-04-25 05:04 

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Wife of jailed Taiwanese activist appeals to EU for support...

Brussels, April 25 (CNA) The wife of Taiwanese democracy activist Lee Ming-che (), who is serving a five-year jail sentence in China for promoting human rights, urged the European Commission (EC) on Tuesday to tell Beijing to support freedom of speech and...

 2018-04-25 04:03 

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MasterLink Securities shares soar after buy-out deal...

Taipei, April 25 (CNA) Shares of MasterLink Securities Corp., one of Taiwan's leading brokerages, moved sharply higher on Wednesday morning after Shin Kong Financial Holding Co. announced it will bring the securities firm fully under its corporate umb...

 2018-04-25 04:02 

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Cloudy skies expected for Wednesday...

Taipei, April 25 (CNA) Cloudy skies are forecast around Taiwan on Wednesday but rain will be less likely as a weather front leaves the country, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB)....

 2018-04-25 03:02 

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Taiwan headline news...

Taipei, April 25 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Wednesday are as follows:...

 2018-04-25 03:02 

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

Taipei, April 25 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$29.619 at 10 a.m. Wednesday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, up NT$0.003 from the previous close....

 2018-04-25 02:02 

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Taiwan shares open lower...

Taipei, April 25 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened down 37.67 points Wednesday at 10,541.83 on turnover of NT$2.40 billion (US$81.08 million)....

 2018-04-24 15:53 

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Another case of measles infection reported in Kaohsiung...

Kaohsiung, April 24 (CNA) A new case of measles has been confirmed in Kaohsiung after a patient tested positive for the virus, the city's Department of Health said Tuesday....

 2018-04-24 15:53 

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Premier outlines principles for ties with NSP target countries...

Taipei, April 24 (CNA) Premier Lai Ching-te () said Tuesday that the government will promote reciprocal, multifaceted relations with New Southbound Policy (NSP) target countries on the basis of win-win principles....

 2018-04-24 14:54 

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CDC takes control of measles vaccinations after supplies drop...

Taipei, April 24 (CNA) The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced Tuesday that it has restricted measles vaccinations to certain groups of people after the country's measles vaccine stocks declined sharply to as few as 20,000 doses nationwide in ...

 2018-04-24 14:53 

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FAT fined NT$3 million for flight cancellations...

Taipei, April 24 (CNA) Far Eastern Air Transport Corp. (FAT) has been fined NT$3 million (US$101,419) for multiple flight cancellations last year, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said Tuesday....

 2018-04-24 13:53 

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New Taipei responds to Vietnamese worker protest over overcrowding...

Taipei, April 24 (CNA) New Taipei labor officials said Monday they have inspected a laborers' dormitory and looked into other issues after more than 100 Vietnamese workers in Xizhi took to the streets a day earlier to protest that their local employer...

 2018-04-24 13:53 

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Control Yuan to probe allegations against new education minister...

Taipei, April 24 (CNA) The Control Yuan on Tuesday launched an investigation into allegations that new Minister of Education Wu Maw-kuen () had founded a company in the United States in 2015 while he was employed as a public servant....

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