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Taiex Stays Above 10,000... +
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Former Stars Coach in Universiade... +
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NGOs call on government to do more to free Lee Ming-che... +
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Ghosts welcomed at events across Taiwan as Ghost Festival month begins... +
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Taiwanese weightlifter Kuo Hsing-chun breaks world record in Universiade... +
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Exhibition held at former White Terror prisons to promote transitional justice... +
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Another gold and silver set for Taiwanese roller sports team... +
 2017-08-22 17:53 

Taipei Times

CGPC surges on positive outlook... +

China General Plastics Corp (CGPC, ) shares yesterday surged by the 10 percent daily limit to this years highest level of NT$36.3, after the firm gave an optimistic outlook for the rest of the year....

 2017-08-22 17:53 

Taipei Times

Judicial reform is gender-blind... +

Some people ask if we have crossed a red line set by high-level officials; others ask if we do not know that gender is a taboo in judicial reform. Still others say that gender-related judicial reform is part of an agenda. Who is right? I have been thinkin...

 2017-08-22 17:53 

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Unemployment rises for second month... +

The unemployment rate climbed to 3.84 percent last month, from 3.74 percent in June, as new graduates and part-time workers entered the job market and swelled the jobless population for two constitutive months, the Directorate-General of Budget, Accountin...

 2017-08-22 17:53 

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DPP lawmaker pushes for geothermal power... +

The government should include geothermal energy development in the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program budget because resuming construction of the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant is not the way to address the nations electricity shortage, Democr...

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Wanda scraps 470 million London land purchase... +

Billionaire Wang Jianlins () Dalian Wanda Group Co () scrapped plans to buy a land plot in London for 470 million (US$603 million) amid the Chinese governments intensifying scrutiny of overseas investments....

 2017-08-22 17:53 

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S Korea rejects US call to revise deal... +

South Korea rejected a US proposal to revise a five-year-old bilateral trade deal that US President Donald Trump has called a job killer....

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Devolution gives Kenyans taste of power as governors ousted... +

As disputes raged over the presidential results from Kenyas election on Aug. 8, a little-noticed democratic revolution blossomed in the layer of government directly underneath....

 2017-08-22 17:52 

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KMT flood paralyzes negotiation session... +

A cross-caucus negotiation yesterday ended in stalemate after lawmakers failed to agree on how to deal with 10,421 motions filed by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus to freeze and slash budgets for the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development P...

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Taipei Times

Tainted eggs found at farms... +

Three poultry farms in Changhua County were found to have chicken eggs tainted with the insecticide fipronil, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said yesterday, adding that about 86,200 eggs had entered the market....

 2017-08-22 17:51 

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E.Sun to expand wallet app with third parties... +

E.Sun Financial Holding Co () yesterday outlined plans to expand the scope of its wallet app by adding more third-party online and mobile payment services....

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Americans dazzled by solar eclipse... +

The stars came out in the middle of the day, zoo animals ran in agitated circles, crickets chirped, birds fell silent and a chilly darkness settled upon the land on Monday as the US witnessed its first full-blown, coast-to-coast solar eclipse since World ...

 2017-08-22 17:50 

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Minimum wage to add billions to employers' costs... +

The planned minimum wage hike will increase the financial burden on employers by NT$16.29 billion (US$537.62 million) per year, including higher insurance premiums based on the higher salaries, the Ministry of Labor said on Monday....

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Taipei Times

Commission ends Taiwan Optical's EBC buy dispute... +

The Investment Commission yesterday rejected Taiwan Optical Platform Cos () planned NT$11.12 billion (US$367 million) acquisition of Eastern Broadcasting Co (EBC, ), ending nearly a year of disputes with EBCs second-largest shareholder, Eastern Media Inte...

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Cabinet planning to upgrade the EPA to ministry... +

The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) is to be upgraded to a ministry, Premier Lin Chuan () announced yesterday....

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Qualcomm aims to launch facial recognition security... +

Qualcomm Inc, the worlds biggest handset chip supplier, said it is close to a production ramp-up of new 3D depth-sensing technology in collaboration with Taiwans supply chain, allowing Android-based devices to use facial recognition to unlock mobile phone...

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N Korea shipments to Syria arms unit intercepted: report... +

Two North Korean shipments to a Syrian government agency responsible for the nations chemical weapons program were intercepted in the past six months, according to a confidential UN report on North Korea sanctions violations....

 2017-08-22 17:48 

Taipei Times

Armed group stopping refugees from leaving Libya... +

An armed group is stopping refugee boats from setting off across the Mediterranean from a city west of Tripoli that has been a springboard for people smugglers, causing a sudden drop in departures over the past month, sources in the area said....

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Taipei Times

Rescuing Cambodian children from orphanages that exploit them... +

Much was hidden from the tourists visiting Sinet Chan in her rundown Cambodian orphanage. When they returned to their hotels, cameras full and best intentions sated, they remained oblivious to the reality of what they had just supported....

 2017-08-22 17:48 

Taipei Times

Nation's power grid lacks flexibility... +

On Tuesday last week, Taiwan faced a power outage for almost three hours. Most commentary afterward has focused on capacity margins and whether the nations nuclear power plants ought to be brought back online. However, while capacity margin is an importan...

 2017-08-22 17:48 

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Revision could secure doctors' rights... +

One backup plan to protect physicians labor rights would be to amend the Medical Care Act (), the Ministry of Health and Welfares Department of Medical Affairs said yesterday...

 2017-08-22 17:47 

Taipei Times

Two children rescued on quake-hit Italian island... +

Firefighters in Italy freed a seven-month-old baby and his older brother from rubble early yesterday following a magnitude 4.0 quake on the resort island of Ischia off Naples, and rescuers were working on helping a third brother who remained trapped....

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Calls for Yu, Su to take over as heads of Taipower, CPC... +

Pan-green politicians have suggested that former premiers Yu Shyi-kun and Su Tseng-chang () should be tapped to lead Taiwan Power Co (Taipower) and oil refiner CPC Corp, Taiwan, amid calls for reform of the two state-run firms following a massive blackout...

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Taipei Times

Sterling equalizer saves Man City after sending off... +

Raheem Sterling on Monday came on to score an 82nd-minute equalizer as 10-man Manchester City rescued a 1-1 draw against Everton in their opening Premier League home game....

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Djulis Story House opens as red quinoa gains fans... +

Pingtung Djulis Story House opened on Monday featuring the traditional Aboriginal crop....

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Taipei Times

Barcelona suspects appear in court... +

Four men accused of being members of a terrorist cell behind a van attack that killed 13 people in Barcelona last week appeared in court yesterday, a day after the alleged driver was shot dead by police....

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Divers concerned about boaters dropping weights... +

Divers at a popular site in Keelung have expressed concern over boats dropping weights into the water without checking for people below, a practice they say puts lives at risk....

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Taipei Times

Wu-led KMT will not risk losing votes for Beijing... +

In response to the Democratic Progressive Partys (DPP) return to power early last year, Beijing instructed its Taiwan affairs-related departments to increase efforts to draw the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) to Chinas side and to boycott and undermine t...

 2017-08-22 17:45 

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Trump commits US to open-ended Afghanistan war... +

US President Donald Trump committed US troops to an open-ended war in Afghanistan, a decision the Afghan government welcomed, but which Taliban insurgents warned would make the country a graveyard for the American empire....

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HPV risk high even for those with only one partner: group... +

The risk of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is as high as 58.4 percent, even for people who only have one sexual partner in their life, the Formosa Cancer Foundation said yesterday....

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China rights lawyer 'admits' subversion... +

A prominent former Chinese rights lawyer on trial for subverting state power yesterday said overseas workshops inspired him to try to overthrow Chinas political system, in what his wife and activists said was a show trial designed to discredit him....

 2017-08-22 17:44 

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Analyst predicts Lenovo could fall another 27%... +

Lenovo Group Ltd (), which breathed new life into IBMs personal-computer business, bet that it could do the same with mobile phones and data centers. Now, it is beginning to look like that gamble is dragging the Chinese manufacturer in the wrong direction...

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US Navy launches fleet-wide investigation... +

The US Navy has announced a fleet-wide global investigation after the latest in a series of warship accidents left 10 sailors missing and five injured....

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Taipei Universiade: Universiade protest not my fault: precinct chief... +

Taipei Police Department Wanhua Precinct () Chief Chen Wen-chih () yesterday rejected reports that he was responsible for protesters breaking past a security cordon around the Taipei Arena and the Taipei Municipal Stadium during the opening ceremony of th...

 2017-08-22 17:44 

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Bitcoin analysts compete for highest price forecast... +

Even the skeptics cannot avoid weighing in on bitcoin. It seems like everyone is coming up with a price forecast these days, with some of the biggest banks including Goldman Sachs Group Inc jumping into the action, while speculators to long-time investors...

 2017-08-22 17:44 

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Black Bats veterans mark unit's 66th anniversary... +

The Black Bats 34th Squadron celebrated its 66th anniversary on Friday last week at the Hsinchu City Black Bat Squadron Memorial Hall, with veterans sharing details of once-classified missions to spy on Chinas nuclear weapons program....

 2017-08-22 17:43 

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Doctor wants children taught safe sex as diseases spread... +

Positive communication between parents and children can help young people learn about their sexuality, as well as how to practice safe sex, a hospital director said on Monday....

 2017-08-22 17:43 

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Russia detains top theater director on fraud allegations... +

Russias Investigative Committee yesterday said that it had detained top theater and film director Kirill Serebrennikov on suspicion of committing massive fraud....

 2017-08-22 17:42 

Taipei Times

Taipei Universiade: Taiwan thrash the Czech Republic; S Korea await... +

Taiwan recovered from a shock loss in their previous game at the Taipei Summer Universiade as starting pitcher Chen Ming-hsuan tossed a gem yesterday to shut out the Czech Republic 11-0 at the Taipei Tianmu Baseball Stadium....

 2017-08-22 17:42 

Taipei Times

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THSRC to promote rail development to private sector... +

Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp (THSRC) is to host an information session tomorrow on business opportunities from development of the nations railway industry....

 2017-08-22 17:42 

Taipei Times

China censors Cambridge University Press' U-turn... +

Chinese intellectuals and bloggers have celebrated Cambridge Universitys decision to push back against Beijings draconian information controls, but Chinese Communist Party censors reacted almost immediately to prevent word of the snub spreading in mainlan...

 2017-08-22 17:41 

Taipei Times

Ryan says he would not support censure of Trump... +

US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said he will not support a resolution to censure US President Donald Trump over his comments following the white supremacist march in Virginia, even though he believes Trump messed up by saying both sides were...

 2017-08-22 17:41 

Taipei Times

Taipei Universiade: Taiwan roller athletes add more golds... +

Taiwan yesterday had another good day at the Taipei Summer Universiade, with female speedster Yang Ho-chen () leading the way with two gold medals and Huang Yu-lin () finishing first in the mens sprint event in roller sports....

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Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: Corporate culture repressing Taiwan... +

Over the past few days, Time magazine as well as Agence France-Presse have reported on the phenomenon of an increasing number of young Taiwanese preferring to work in China. This is nothing new, as Taiwanese have been looking to China for business opportu...

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