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 2020-09-25 01:18 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

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

 2020-09-25 00:24 

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Taiwan shares open higher - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 25 (CNA) Taiwan shares opened up 48.56 points at 12,312.94 Friday on turnover of NT$2.04 billion (US$69.56 million)....

 2020-09-24 18:48 

Formosa News

Advanced Rocket Research Center celebrates step toward satellites for Taiwan...
 2020-09-24 18:48 

Formosa News

Fisheries Agency and Taitung fishermen boost local fish...
 2020-09-24 18:47 

Formosa News

Palau, Marshall Islands, Paraguay speak up for Taiwan at UN General Assembly...
 2020-09-24 18:47 

Formosa News

Majority identifies as Taiwanese: survey...
 2020-09-24 18:47 

Formosa News

Top 10 'tea tours' of Taiwan revealed...
 2020-09-24 18:47 

Formosa News

Limited-edition National Day masks unveiled with tricolor pattern...
 2020-09-24 18:47 

Formosa News

Flypast rehearsal alarms sleeping Taipei residents...
 2020-09-24 18:47 

Formosa News

TRA files trademark for bento box logo...
 2020-09-24 18:47 

Formosa News

Rail, cruise vacations in vogue as locals shun crowd...
 2020-09-24 18:47 

Formosa News

US state secretary Mike Pomepo warns Wisconsin lawmakers on China...
 2020-09-24 18:47 

Formosa News

Stamped face masks debut in real-name mask rationing system...
 2020-09-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Senator urges US to help Taiwan boost its defense ...

The US should help Taiwan boost its defense capability to prevent China from launching an invasion, US Senator Marco Rubio said on Wednesday amid rising military coercion by Beijing toward Taipei.Speaking during a Hudson Institute event at which he shared...

 2020-09-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

Mongolia might be Xi’s next target ...

Late last month, Beijing introduced changes to school curricula in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, requiring certain subjects to be taught in Mandarin rather than Mongolian. What is Chinese President Xi Jinping () seeking to gain from sending this m...

 2020-09-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Hard-of-hearing host Alana Cheng nominated for Golden Bell Award ...

On Aug. 26, the Ministry of Culture announced the nomination of original Taiwanese travel show Follow Alana for "Best lifestyle program host" at the 55th Golden Bell Awards. The award ceremony for this year's Golden Bell Awards takes place tom...

 2020-09-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

Kamaru Usman paves way for African MMA fighters ...

Kamaru Usman last year became the first African-born mixed martial artist (MMA) to win a world title with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and has since witnessed a generation of fighters from the continent rise in his wake.The 33-year-old Nigerian, a...

 2020-09-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Ma Ying-jeou urges respect from Beijing ...

Former president Ma Ying-jeou () yesterday urged Beijing to respect the median line of the Taiwan Strait by immediately stopping its military intimidation of Taiwan, as such actions would only hurt the feelings of Taiwanese.Beijing should immediately stop...

 2020-09-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Military jets prepare for Double Ten celebrations ...

Jets and helicopters flying over Taipei yesterday were no cause for alarm, as they were part of Double Ten National Day preparations, President Tsai Ing-wen () said, adding that more rehearsals are set for Tuesday next week, Oct. 6 and Oct. 8."This mo...

 2020-09-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Female leadership focus of Webinar ...

A Webinar on female leadership in the post-COVID-19 pandemic era is to be conducted by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York on Wednesday next week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.The event, titled "Women's Leadership...

 2020-09-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

Herro scores 37 as Heat hold of Celtics ...

Rising star Tyler Herro on Wednesday scored a career-high 37 points and Jimmy Butler chipped in 24 as the Miami Heat seized command of the Eastern Conference final series with a 112-109 win.The 20-year-old rookie Herro made five of 10 threes as Miami took...

 2020-09-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

Havertz hat-trick helps Chelsea win ...

Frank Lampard on Wednesday said that Kai Havertz is just getting started after opening his Chelsea account with a hat-trick in a 6-0 thrashing of Barnsley, while Arsenal also booked their place in the EFL Cup fourth round with a 2-0 win at Leicester City....

 2020-09-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

SOLAR to invest NT$1bn to build a Tainan plant ...

Solar Applied Materials Technology Co (SOLAR, ), a part of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co's (TSMC, ) "green supply chain," has pledged to invest NT$1 billion (US$34.1 million) to build a new plant at the Tainan Technology Industrial Par...

 2020-09-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

Aging fitness buff finds celebrity status in China ...

Chen Jifang hits the gym for at least two hours every day and has the physique to prove it. At nearly 70, she is being held up as a shining example as China orders its vast population to get fit and lose the bulge.The grandmother from Shanghai has become ...

 2020-09-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

N Korea shoots dead S Korean defector ...

North Korean soldiers shot dead a suspected South Korean defector at sea and burned his body as a COVID-19 precaution after he was interrogated in the water over several hours, Seoul military officials said yesterday.It is the first killing of a South Kor...

 2020-09-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: China’s food crisis spells trouble ...

There are worrying signs that China is on the brink of a major food shortage, which might trigger a strategic contest over food security and push Chinese President Xi Jinping (), already under intense pressure, toward drastic measures, potentially spellin...

 2020-09-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

Maori academics call for racism inquiry in schools ...

Nearly 40 Maori academics are calling for a national inquiry into racism at New Zealand universities, saying discrimination against Maori students and teachers is ingrained and endemic.Margaret Mutu is a Maori studies professor at Auckland University and ...

 2020-09-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

CHPT cautiously upbeat on prospects for next year ...

Chunghwa Precision Test Technology Co (CHPT, ), a supplier of probe cards used for silicon wafer testing, is cautiously optimistic about its business outlook for next year, bolstered by robust demand for vertical probe cards (VPC) and testing demand for h...

 2020-09-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

‘Filming Taipei’ screenplay prize winners announced ...

The Taipei Film Commission yesterday announced the winners of the 12th annual "Filming Taipei" () screenplay competition.First prize, the "Golden Script" award, went to Lee Yi-fang () for San Yu (), who will also receive a record NT$400,00...

 2020-09-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Taiwan not after formal US ties right now: minister ...

Taiwan is presently not seeking formal ties with the US, despite a significant improvement in relations between the two sides, Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu () said in an interview published on Tuesday."We are not seeking full diplomatic relat...

 2020-09-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Connections focus for fashion week ...

The Ministry of Culture (MOC) yesterday launched "Re:connext,"; more than a month of events being held around the spring/summer 2021 edition of Taipei Fashion Week.The events have been organized by the MOC, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Min...

 2020-09-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Local airlines can resume limited in-flight duty-free ...

Taiwan's international flight carriers can resume in-flight duty-free shopping services, but only for outbound passengers, after securing permission from the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said yeste...

 2020-09-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

Hon Hai, Adlink form robotic venture ...

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co () and Adlink Technology Inc () have formed a robotic venture that aims to use "swarm technology" to create robots that can communicate with one another on the factory floor to optimize production efficiency.Hon Hai i...

 2020-09-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

Lee Teng-hui’s legacy must live on ...

Memorial services for former president Lee Teng-hui (), who died on July 30, were held on Saturday at Aletheia University and nearby Tamkang Senior High School in New Taipei City's Tamsui District (). As a participant, I found myself back at the schoo...

 2020-09-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

Vietnam’s pangolins at risk despite poaching crackdown ...

Wildlife keeper Tran Van Truong gently takes a curled-up pangolin into his arms, comforting the shy creature rescued months earlier from traffickers in Vietnam. Life remains precarious for the world's most trafficked mammal ,despite the country's ...

 2020-09-24 14:09 

China Post

Bieber lowers ERA to 1.63, Indians top White Sox 3-2, close...
 2020-09-24 13:50 

Central News Agency

Chinese warplane again intrudes into Taiwan's ADIZ - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 24 (CNA) A Chinese military Y-8 anti-submarine airplane entered Taiwan's southwest air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Thursday, the seventh intrusion since Sept. 16, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said....

 2020-09-24 13:40 

China Post

Votto homers, Bauer sharp as surging Reds top Brewers 6-1...
 2020-09-24 13:18 

Central News Agency

Kinmen to distribute unclaimed vouchers to students, disadvantaged - Focus Taiwan...

Kinmen, Sept. 24 (CNA) Kinmen Magistrate Yang Cheng-wu () on Wednesday said the county will distribute unclaimed county stimulus vouchers among local students and disadvantaged families, with each entitled to receive NT$1,000 (US$34.10)....

 2020-09-24 13:07 

China Post

'The port came to us': Story behind AP photo of Beirut....
 2020-09-24 12:45 

Central News Agency

Half price entry to forest recreational areas offered during holiday - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 24 (CNA) Half price tickets for entry into 13 of Taiwan's forest recreational areas will be offered from the Mid-Autumn Festival to the Double Ten National Day holiday weekend -- Oct. 1 to Oct. 11 -- the Forestry Bureau said Thursday....

 2020-09-24 11:49 

Central News Agency

Tree surgeons cut down infected 35-meter-tall tree in Taitung - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 24 (CNA) An infected 35-meter-tall tree in the eastern county of Taitung was chopped down last week by tree surgeons, who had to be suspended for hours at a time as they worked to remove individual sections of the tree, a forestry official s...

 2020-09-24 11:29 

Central News Agency

DPP lawmakers propose 2050 target for carbon neutrality - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 24 (CNA) A group of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators put forth a proposal Thursday for the government to set greenhouse gas emission targets that would allow Taiwan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050....

 2020-09-24 10:52 

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Taichung supplier detained for allegedly selling counterfeit masks - Focus Taiwan...

Taichung and Kaohsiung, Sept. 24 (CNA) The owner of a company in Taichung was detained and questioned by prosecutors Thursday, on suspicion of importing non-medical grade masks from China and labeling them as made in Taiwan....

 2020-09-24 10:40 

China Post

Time-lapse video unveils creation of rice paddy art in Hualien...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — In response to the "2020 Year of Mountain Tourism" program, Amis painter Yosifu () was invited to design a colorful rice paddy in Hualien, turning the field next to the Dongli station into a painting. Over four mont...

 2020-09-24 10:26 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares drop more than 300 points in wake of Wall Street fall - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 24 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan plunged more than 300 points Thursday to end below the 12,300-point mark and the three-month moving average of 12,577, as market sentiment was hurt by a steep drop on Wall Street overnight....

 2020-09-24 10:05 

China Post

Aaron Kwok wishes Taiwanese fans happy Mid-Autumn Festival...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Ahead of the Mid-Autumn Festival, Hong Kong actor Aaron Kwok () wrote a letter to Taiwanese media and fans, wishing them a happy Mid-Autumn Festival! In the letter released by his company, Kwok addressed the Taiwanese media...

 2020-09-24 09:35 

China Post

| Sex business operator sues Japan gov't over COVID-19 handout....

CP A business operator in the sex-working industry sued the Japanese government on Wednesday on grounds of discrimination after her business was excluded from the nation's COVID-19 cash handout program. According to foreign media, the business represe...

 2020-09-24 09:05 

China Post

Jolin Tsai reveals her change in mindset after turning 40...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Taiwan Mandopop diva Jolin Tsai () said that she was more relaxed after turning 40 in a product launch event held on Wednesday. Asked about her mood after turning 40, she explained that she is less stubborn than before and ...

 2020-09-24 09:04 

China Post

A-Mei to make comeback concert on New Year's Eve...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Taiwan Mandopop diva Chang Hui-mei ( ), also known as A-Mei, dropped a bombshell on social media on Thursday: a free New Year's Eve concert. "Recently the most distant dream, finally come true, be my guest, here, is...

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