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 2020-10-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Amendment seeks to rein in infiltration by Beijing ...

Taiwan Statebuilding Party and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers have jointly proposed a draft amendment to prevent Chinese or other malign forces from infiltrating companies in the national defense industry.The proposed amendment would add two...

 2020-10-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

IOC says does not want ‘marketplace of demonstrations’ ...

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach on Saturday warned against allowing the Games to "descend into a marketplace of demonstrations" after criticism of a rule banning protests by athletes.Bach said he learned first-hand abou...

 2020-10-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

Finland’s Marin bares it to expose misogyny ...

Not long ago, 34-year-old Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin was interviewed by Trendi magazine and posed for photographs wearing a black blazer with apparently nothing underneath except a necklace in the plunging neckline. This style is nothing new on th...

 2020-10-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

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DPP seeks to demote Sun Yat-sen at oath ceremonies ...

Three amendments proposed by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers, which would abolish government tributes to Republic of China (ROC) founder Sun Yat-sen (), on Friday passed their first reading at the Legislative Yuan, where they are expected to ...

 2020-10-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

City splutter to draw against West Ham ...

Phil Foden came off the bench to spare spluttering Manchester City's blushes as the England midfielder rescued a 1-1 draw against West Ham United yesterday.Pep Guardiola's side fell behind to Michail Antonio's superb overhead kick in the first...

 2020-10-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

Thai king’s comments on loyalists spark controversy ...

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn's praise for a man who held up a royal portrait at a protest site in Bangkok has drawn controversy in Thailand, winning acclaim from monarchists and scorn from protesters.The king has not made any public comment on more t...

 2020-10-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: An isolated China would change ...

Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland on Monday lambasted Chinese Ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu () for threatening the "health and safety" of Canadians living in Hong Kong. Freeland said that Cong's thinly veiled threat was "n...

 2020-10-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

Fast-fashion heiress asks shoppers to buy less in green push ...

When she ran a company that sold US clothing labels in China, textile heiress Veronica Chou ( ) was a globe-trotting executive who made headlines for her socialite lifestyle and lavish 2012 wedding in Hong Kong. Now, she is trying to clean up the fashion ...

 2020-10-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

Kazakhs ache over relatives jailed in Xinjiang ...

When Bikamal Kaken's husband vanished during a 2017 visit to China's Xinjiang, she had good reason to believe that he would not be returning home to Kazakhstan any time soon.However, she did not anticipate how dire his fate was or that it would be...

 2020-10-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

As oil dives, Kurds return to sidelined farms ...

Iraq's Kurdish region has for decades lived off its oil wealth, but plummeting energy prices amid the COVID-19 pandemic and financial mismanagement are forcing locals to return to long abandoned farms. Civil servants from the northern region's blo...

 2020-10-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

S&P 500, NASDAQ close slightly higher ...

The S&P 500 and NASDAQ on Friday closed modestly higher in choppy trading, with investors keeping a close eye on negotiations on a US stimulus package that would ease the economic shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.The Dow ended lower on the day, movin...

 2020-10-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

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CDC’s disease mimes catch on in US over 9GAG app ...

A series of illustrations commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) showing various diseases as anime characters has caught on in the US after being uploaded on the meme sharing app 9GAG.The series, launched in 2018 to build public health awar...

 2020-10-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

Lions clinch berth in Taiwan Series ...

The Uni-President Lions prevailed over the CTBC Brothers 3-2 last night in the final game of Taiwan's CPBL regular season, with the Lions claiming the second-half title, while the results from the past two days eliminated the Fubon Guardians and the R...

 2020-10-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

Do not fear a Joe Biden presidency ...

A truism of the US is that its elections affect more than just Americans, but for communities threatened by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the occupant of the Oval Office is a matter of existential importance.Polls have revealed that Taiwanese strongl...

 2020-10-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

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More than 77 percent willing to fight in the event of an invasion by China: poll ...

More than 77 percent of Taiwanese say they are willing to fight for the nation in the event of an invasion by China, a survey released yesterday showed.The Taiwan Center for International Strategic Studies and the Taiwan International Studies Association ...

 2020-10-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

Sri Lanka closes harbor after 609 COVID-19 cases ...

Authorities in Sri Lanka on Saturday closed at least two fishery harbors and many stalls after a surge of 609 COVID-19 cases linked to the country's main fish market.The Sri Lankan government also widened the curfew in parts of the capital. At least 1...

 2020-10-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Agency adds English to civil servant training program ...

The National Academy of Civil Service is next month to include English as part of the mandatory training for civil servants, with an estimated 10,000 people expected to receive lessons each year.Hao Pei-chih (), head of the Civil Service Protection and Tr...

 2020-10-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Air fryers threaten indoor air quality, study shows ...

Despite their reputation as a clean and healthy alternative to deep fryers, air fryers can pose a major risk to indoor air quality if used without proper ventilation, a study has shown.The study, released on Thursday by the Wang Jhan-Yang Social Welfare F...

 2020-10-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

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CECC confirms two new imported COVID-19 cases ...

Taiwan yesterday confirmed two new imported cases of COVID-19, bringing the nation's total to 550, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said.One new patient is a Filipina in her 20s who tested negative in the Philippines three days before arrivi...

 2020-10-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

Bottas sweeps practices at Portuguese Grand Prix ...

Valtteri Bottas completed a clean sweep in Portuguese Grand Prix free practice when topping the third and final session yesterday ahead of his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.The Finn, who returned a "double top" on Friday, clocked a best lap in ...

 2020-10-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

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MAC urges Hong Kong to act on legal assistance issue ...

The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Friday urged the Hong Kong government to "respond pragmatically" to its call for mutual legal assistance with regards to a murder case in Taiwan more than two years ago involving two Hong Kongers. The council ...

 2020-10-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Half in foster care acquire mental illness: research ...

At least half of children and adolescents under state guardianship develop a lifelong mental illness, such as depression or attention deficit disorder (ADD), research from Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital found.The hospital at a news conference on Thur...

 2020-10-24 13:38 

Central News Agency

Paraguay musician wins Golden Melody traditional arts & music award - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 24 (CNA) Paraguayan musician Roberto Zayas captured one of 19 Golden Melody Awards for traditional arts and music in Taiwan handed out Saturday, earning recognition for his religious album that he hoped can connect more people through the lov...

 2020-10-24 13:03 

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Former U.S. official urges Taiwan to strengthen defense investment - Focus Taiwan...

Singapore, Oct. 24 (CNA) A former U.S. defense official has said he sees a growing risk of military conflict between China and Taiwan, and urged Taiwan to demonstrate a commitment to its own defense in order to justify U.S. security guarantees....

 2020-10-24 12:29 

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Indian community brings Dandiya revelry to Taipei - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 24 (CNA) Overseas Indians in Taiwan on Saturday celebrated the Navratri Festival with traditional dances, preserving their culture in their home away from home....

 2020-10-24 11:36 

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Taitung County ordered to repurchase controversial hotel development - Focus Taiwan...

Taitung, Oct. 24 (CNA) An arbitration tribunal on Friday ordered the Taitung County government to repurchase the Miramar Resort Hotel from its developer for NT$629 million (US$21.96 million), bringing an apparent end to a dispute that has dragged on for m...

 2020-10-24 11:28 

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Taoyuan authorities arrest suspected drug dealers from Vietnam - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 24 (CNA) Three Vietnamese nationals suspected of dealing drugs were arrested by Taoyuan authorities at a local bar early Saturday, and another 100 people were brought in for questioning on suspicion of drug use....

 2020-10-24 10:40 

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TRA takes delivery of 'most beautiful' commuter train - Focus Taiwan...

Hualien, Oct. 24 (CNA) The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) on Saturday took delivery of two of the 52 new commuter trains it has ordered from abroad and called them the...

 2020-10-24 10:23 

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Retail sales up almost 3% in September - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 24 (CNA) Taiwan's retail sector got a boost from Ghost Month promotions to post sales growth of almost 3% from the same month a year earlier, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA)....

 2020-10-24 10:09 

Central News Agency

5 people still missing from sunken freighter - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 24 (CNA) Taiwan's Coast Guard Administration (CGA) has confirmed that five people have been rescued from a Tuvalu-registered freighter thought to have sunk in waters near Kaohsiung on Friday night, but the other five remain missing....

 2020-10-24 09:27 

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In quarantine, table tennis star keeping sharp with game console - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 24 (CNA) Cheng I-ching (), Taiwan's top ranked female table tennis player, is using a game console to try to stay sharp as she sits in quarantine in China ahead of the first 2020 Women's World Cup event since March....

 2020-10-24 08:42 

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Taiwan to lead session at Indo-Pacific Business Forum - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) Taiwan will take part in the upcoming 2020 Indo-Pacific Business Forum organized by the United States and its regional partners and share its experience in fighting COVID-19, according to the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT)....

 2020-10-24 08:19 

Central News Agency

'Travel bubble' plan with Palau postponed: CECC - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 24 (CNA) A plan to create a travel bubble between Taiwan and Palau has been postponed because of the Pacific ally's decision to not relax quarantine rules for Taiwanese travelers, Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Saturday....

 2020-10-24 08:13 

Central News Agency

Taiwan records two new imported case of COVID-19 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 24 (CNA) Taiwan confirmed two new imported cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total number in the country to 550 since the outbreak began at the end of last year, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said....

 2020-10-24 07:36 

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Alishan to run train tours featuring maple leaf scenes - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 24 (CNA) The Alishan Forest Railway and Cultural Heritage Office (AFR) has launched a new tour package that will allow tourists to ride on a mountain train and enjoy scenic views of red maple leaves in Alishan, Chiayi County in December....

 2020-10-24 07:24 

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Faith in local economy grows further in October - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 24 (CNA) Confidence in Taiwan's economic climate improved further in October from a month earlier after recent economic data pointed to a positive trend, according to Cathay Financial Holding Co....

 2020-10-24 07:17 

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Woman dies after falling from Maokong Gondola Taipei Zoo Station - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 24 (CNA) A woman died after falling from the Taipei Zoo Station of the Maokong Gondola line Saturday morning....

 2020-10-24 05:26 

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'Pacific blue' iPhone 12 Pro a hit on 1st day sale - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 24 (CNA) The new iPhone 12 in...

 2020-10-24 04:16 

Central News Agency

'Travel bubble' plan with Palau could be postponed: CECC head - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 24 (CNA) Chen Shih-chung (), head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), said on Saturday that a plan to create a travel bubble between Taiwan and Palau could be postponed because of the Pacific ally's decision to not relax quaran...

 2020-10-24 04:00 

Taiwan News

Panel: Minnesota US House vote unlikely to be rescheduled...

Panel: Minnesota US House vote unlikely to be rescheduled...

 2020-10-24 04:00 

Taiwan News

Jets' Darnold to start vs. Bills, barring shoulder setbacks...

Jets' Darnold to start vs. Bills, barring shoulder setbacks...

 2020-10-24 04:00 

Taiwan News

The Latest: Harris insists Biden won't ban fracking...

The Latest: Harris insists Biden won't ban fracking...

 2020-10-24 04:00 

Taiwan News

Rwanda keeps 'Hotel Rwanda' hero in jail another 30 days...

Rwanda keeps 'Hotel Rwanda' hero in jail another 30 days...

 2020-10-24 04:00 

Taiwan News

Ruff adds Taylor, Rogalski to Devils' coaching staff...

Ruff adds Taylor, Rogalski to Devils' coaching staff...

 2020-10-24 04:00 

Taiwan News

Pakistan to stay on terror financing watchdog's 'grey' list...

Pakistan to stay on terror financing watchdog's 'grey' list...

 2020-10-24 04:00 

Taiwan News

Fiasco over pope's cut civil union quote intensifies impact...

Fiasco over pope's cut civil union quote intensifies impact...

 2020-10-24 04:00 

Taiwan News

Scholars decry Japan PM's academic panel rejections...

Scholars decry Japan PM's academic panel rejections...

 2020-10-24 04:00 

Taiwan News

Parties' late spending on Senate races shows GOP's jeopardy...

Parties' late spending on Senate races shows GOP's jeopardy...

 2020-10-24 04:00 

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What you need to know about Ohio's drop box restrictions...

What you need to know about Ohio's drop box restrictions...

 2020-10-24 04:00 

Taiwan News

Indiana girl, 8, critical after shot while doing homework...

Indiana girl, 8, critical after shot while doing homework...

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