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 2020-09-30 08:14 

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Taiwan records 4th longest working hours worldwide in 2019 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 30 (CNA) Taiwanese worked the fourth-longest hours among nationals in 39 countries around the world in 2019, according to a Ministry of Labor (MOL) report....

 2020-09-30 08:09 

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Taiwan, U.S. announce partnership on overseas infrastructure finance - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 30 (CNA) Taiwan and the United States have signed an agreement to bolster cooperation between the two countries on infrastructure development in Southeast Asia and Latin America, governments from both sides announced Wednesday....

 2020-09-30 07:25 

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French national tests COVID-19 positive after quarantine release - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 30 (CNA) Taiwan confirmed a new case of COVID-19 Wednesday when a French national who recently arrived in the country to work tested positive after he was released from mandatory quarantine, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said....

 2020-09-30 07:22 

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

Taipei, Sept. 30 (CNA) The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, shedding NT$0.025 to close at NT$29.126....

 2020-09-30 07:14 

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U.N. without Taiwan is cheating the world: U.S. diplomat - Focus Taiwan...

New York, Sept. 29 (CNA) The United States ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday expressed support for Taiwan's inclusion in the United Nations system, saying that it is...

 2020-09-30 06:46 

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Taiwan launches new quarterly on foreign assistance - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 30 (CNA) The Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) on Wednesday launched a new publication that will serve as a platform to publicize and discuss Taiwan's international development assistance efforts....

 2020-09-30 06:44 

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Aftershocks expected after magnitude 5.9 quake, chipmakers unaffected - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 30 (CNA) Minor aftershocks are expected after a magnitude 5.9 earthquake rattled a large part of Taiwan on Wednesday, although chipmakers based in northern Taiwan's Hsinchu City said their operations were not affected, according to the C...

 2020-09-29 03:25 

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Taiwan-Vietnam air links could resume next month: office - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept 29 (CNA) Direct flight services between Taiwan and Vietnam could restart by mid-October after being suspended for six months because of the improving COVID-19 situation, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Vietnam said Monday....

 2020-09-29 02:17 

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

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$29.012 at 11 a.m. Tuesday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.208 from the previous close....

 2020-09-29 02:15 

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Group apologizes for mistaken classification of Taiwanese cities - Focus Taiwan...

Brussels, Sept. 28 (CNA) The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) on Monday apologized for classifying six Taiwanese cities as being part of...

 2020-09-28 13:28 

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Indigenous man slammed for calling himself 'proud Chinese' - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) The head of Taiwan's Council of Indigenous Peoples on Monday criticized a comment by an Indigenous person from Taiwan that he was proud to be...

 2020-09-28 13:15 

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Taipei 101 fireworks show to be held as usual this year - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) This year's Taipei 101 New Year's Eve countdown fireworks show will be held despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the building's operators said Monday....

 2020-09-28 12:24 

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Family drama 'A Sun' to represent Taiwan at 2021 Oscars - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) The award-winning family drama...

 2020-09-28 12:03 

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For 1st time in 6 months, economic indicators signal stable growth - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) Taiwan's monitoring indicators signaled steady growth in August after five straight months of sluggish growth, mainly due to strong demand for work-from-home devices and emerging technologies, the National Development Council (N...

 2020-09-28 11:35 

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Taiwanese media criticized for disrespecting indigenous culture - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) Taiwanese officials and a government agency on Monday urged the media to respect indigenous culture after some news reports took issue over the tribal attire worn by one of the winners during an award ceremony....

 2020-09-28 10:23 

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2020 LGBT Pride parade in Taipei to celebrate self-identity - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) The theme of this year's LGBT Pride parade in Taipei, one of the largest in East Asia, will be...

 2020-09-28 09:48 

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15 indicted for illegally helping multiple Chinese enter Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Tainan, Sept. 28 (CNA) Fifteen people affiliated with an online company were indicted Monday by Tainan prosecutors for unlawfully helping over 1,000 Chinese nationals enter Taiwan....

 2020-09-28 09:00 

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Taipei drops to 2nd place for first time in competitiveness ranking - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) Hsinchu has surpassed Taipei to take first place in an annual competitiveness ranking of the special municipalities, cities and counties in Taiwan, marking the first time that the capital has lost the top spot in the rankings, accor...

 2020-09-28 08:47 

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Three new imported cases of COVID-19 reported in Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) Taiwan reported three new imported cases of COVID-19 on Monday, two of them involving Philippine nationals and one involving a Taiwanese man returning from Indonesia, raising the total number of infections to 513 since the outbreak ...

 2020-09-28 08:34 

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

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Monday, shedding NT$0.056 to close at NT$29.220....

 2020-09-28 08:25 

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Taiwan performers risk fines for appearing at China National Day show - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) Taiwanese entertainers Ouyang Nana () and Angela Chang () could each face fines of up to NT$500,000 (US$17,164) if they perform at China's National Day celebrations, the Ministry of Culture said Monday....

 2020-09-28 06:34 

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Tsai presents 1,000th employment gold card to foreign national - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () on Monday presented the 998th, 999th and 1,000th employment gold cards issued by Taiwan to foreign professionals at a ceremony held to celebrate the number of cards reaching the 1,000 mark....

 2020-09-28 06:09 

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Free driverless bus ride experience to be available to public - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) Members of the public can now register for an experience on driverless buses that will start on Wednesday, the city government said on Monday....

 2020-09-28 05:06 

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Taiwan shares surge 1.88 percent - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 229.85 points, or 1.88 percent, at 12,437.89 on Monday on turnover of NT$154.458 billion (US$5.29 billion)....

 2020-09-28 04:48 

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Taiwanese cities' 'wrongful designation' by global group corrected: FM - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) The wrongful classification of six Taiwanese cities on the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) website as being in China has been corrected, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu () said Monday....

 2020-09-28 02:39 

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Kinmen holds Lego-themed event in restored cinema - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) The Kinmen County government displayed several Wind Lion God statues built with Lego pieces in a recently restored cinema on Sunday, ahead of a two-day fair celebrating the distinctive local deity in October....

 2020-09-28 02:26 

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Cool, wet weather to continue Monday in northern Taiwan: CWB - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) Northeasterly winds and a cloud system are expected to continue to bring moisture and cool weather to northern Taiwan Monday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB)....

 2020-09-28 01:37 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Monday are as follows:...

 2020-09-28 00:13 

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Taiwan shares open higher - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) Taiwan shares opened up 49.45 points at 12,282.36 on Monday on turnover of NT$2.767 billion (US$94.47 million)....

 2020-09-27 12:13 

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Taiwan protests global group's designation of its cities (update) - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 27 (CNA) Taiwan has lodged a protest with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) over its listing of the six cities in Taiwan that are members of the group as being part of China....

 2020-09-27 12:05 

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Taiwan will not import COVID-19 vaccines made in China: minister - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 27 (CNA) Taiwan will not import COVID-19 vaccines manufactured in China due to a longstanding policy against importing China-made vaccines and other biological products, Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung () reiterated Sunday....

 2020-09-27 12:03 

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Taiwan reports 2 additional local dengue fever cases - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 27 (CNA) Taiwan has reported two new confirmed cases of indigenous dengue fever in the past week that are believed to be part of a cluster infection associated with a bamboo shoots farm in Sanxia in New Taipei, the Centers for Disease Contro...

 2020-09-27 11:42 

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Taiwan fishing boat collides with Japanese ship near Diaoyutais - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 27 (CNA) A Taiwanese fishing boat collided with a Japanese government vessel in waters 12 nautical miles west of the disputed Diaoyutai Islands, with no reports of injuries, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said in a statement...

 2020-09-27 11:17 

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Rally against climate change demands more government action - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 27 (CNA) About 100 environmental activists affiliated with the global climate strike movement rallied outside the Legislative Yuan on Sunday, demanding that the government take more aggressive measures to cope with climate change....

 2020-09-27 09:55 

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Taiwan protests against global mayor group's designation of its cities - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 27 (CNA) Taiwan has lodged a protest with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) over its listing of the six cities in Taiwan that are members of the group as being part of China, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) s...

 2020-09-27 09:40 

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Kaohsiung arts center seeks to become part of people's life - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 27 (CNA) The National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, also known as Weiwuying, is continuing efforts to become the...

 2020-09-27 08:37 

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Children's eyesight worsens at faster clip during pandemic: doctor - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 27 (CNA) Schoolchildren saw their eyesight deteriorate faster than normal in the first half of 2020 because they spent more time indoors at home during the COVID-19 outbreak, a doctor said Sunday....

 2020-09-27 07:23 

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Taiwan places second at Ukraine invention contest with 50 medals - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 27 (CNA) Taiwanese inventors won 50 medals -- 29 golds, 18 silvers and three bronzes -- at a Ukraine invention competition held Sept. 24-26, a Taipei-based innovation society said Sunday....

 2020-09-27 07:02 

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Taiwan is China's next 'target' after Hong Kong: foreign minister - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 27 (CNA) Foreign Minister Joseph Wu () will warn in a briefing at the Legislative Yuan on Monday that China's next...

 2020-09-27 05:34 

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Tens of thousands swim across Sun Moon Lake in annual festival - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 27 (CNA) Some 20,000 people took part in the annual Sun Moon Lake International Swimming Carnival in Nantou County on Sunday, with extra disease prevention measures in place amid COVID-19 concerns, according to the organizers....

 2020-09-27 03:02 

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Three Caribbean allies' leaders call for Taiwan's inclusion in U.N. - Focus Taiwan...

New York, Sept. 26 (CNA) Leaders of Taiwan's three diplomatic allies in the Caribbean region on Saturday voiced their support for Taiwan's international participation on the fifth day of an annual United Nations debate, citing the nation's suc...

 2020-09-27 01:13 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 27 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Sunday are as follows:...

 2020-09-26 16:22 

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'Someday Or One Day' wins big at Golden Bell Awards - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 26 (CNA) Time travel and mystery drama...

 2020-09-26 13:28 

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MAC warns Taiwan entertainers to avoid China National Day event - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 26 (CNA) Taiwanese entertainers interested in performing at China's National Day celebration event should stay away to avoid being exploited for political propaganda, Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said in a statement Saturd...

 2020-09-26 12:48 

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Late opera actress, veteran TV actor honored at Golden Bell awards - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 26 (CNA) Late Taiwanese opera actress Chen Li-ju () and veteran actor Lin Cheng-hsiung () were honored with special contribution awards Saturday at the 55th Golden Bell Awards, Taiwan's equivalent of the Emmy Awards....

 2020-09-26 12:42 

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Taiwan office in France confirms two new COVID-19 cases - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 26 (CNA) Taiwan's representative office in France reported two new cases of COVID-19 among its employees, bringing the total to four following individual cases in April and August, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Saturday....

 2020-09-26 12:35 

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Chinese spy ship leaves waters near Taiwan after 9-day stay - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 26 (CNA) A Chinese spy ship, which had remained in waters off Taiwan's east coast for more than a week, sailed away from the area Saturday morning after Taiwan's Navy sent a ship to monitor its activity....

 2020-09-26 10:43 

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Stunning looks on the red carpet at Golden Bell Awards - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 26 (CNA) Stunning gowns and head-turning looks made their way down the red carpet Saturday evening at the 55th Golden Bell Awards being held at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei....

 2020-09-26 10:03 

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Tsai visits Kaohsiung military bases to show support for troops - Focus Taiwan...

Kaohsiung, Sept. 26 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () toured several military bases in Kaohsiung on Saturday to thank the men and women in uniform for their contributions to safeguarding the country and helping protect freedom and democracy....

 2020-09-26 09:31 

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Four workers injured in tire factory fire - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 26 (CNA) Four workers of Cheng Hsin Rubber Industry Co., Taiwan's largest tire maker, suffered minor injuries in a fire at the company's factory in Changhua County on Saturday, the company said in a statement....

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