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 2016-12-02 19:25 

Central News Agency

Chinese films sweep Golden Horse awards... +

They're known as the Chinese Oscars the Golden Horse Film Awards. At this year's awards ceremony, Chinese films won the top awards, including best feature film, best actress and best actor. That was surprising in itself, given the stiff competiti...

 2016-12-02 17:37 

Central News Agency

Almost 80% of workers to have 'Weiya' celebrations... +

Taipei, Dec. 2 (CNA) With Taiwan's economy showing signs of recovering, almost 80 percent of employees said they will be invited by their employers to attend a ...

 2016-12-02 17:36 

Central News Agency

Continued goodwill can restart cross-strait dialogue: SEF head... +

Taipei, Dec. 2 (CNA) Straits Exchange Foundation Chairman Tien Hung-mao () said on Friday that he believes the continued gestures of goodwill from Taiwan can eventually open up dialogue and cooperation with China....

 2016-12-02 17:35 

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

Taipei, Dec. 2 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.031 to close at NT$31.923 as currency traders here reacted to the heavy net selling of shares by foreign institutional investors to dump the local currency, dealers s...

 2016-12-02 17:35 

Central News Agency

CDC issues travel advisory for Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region... +

Taipei, Dec. 2 (CNA) Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued its second-highest travel advisory in its three-tier system Friday for the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in China after the region reported a case of H5N6 avian flu....

 2016-12-02 17:34 

Central News Agency

Taiwan's former vice president to visit Japan... +

Taipei, Dec. 2 (CNA) Taiwan's former Vice President Wu Den-yih () will set off on Saturday for a week-long visit to Japan, his second overseas trip since stepping down in May, Wu's office said....

 2016-12-02 17:34 

Central News Agency

2 Taiwan chemical firms face anti-dumping tariffs in Brazil... +

Taipei, Dec. 2 (CNA) Two Taiwanese chemical firms have been imposed anti-dumping tariffs by Brazilian authorities after a final ruling pointed out that they sold polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin at unfairly low prices in the Latin American country, ...

 2016-12-02 17:33 

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Taiwan tightens monitoring measures after new avian flu cases... +

Taipei, Dec. 2 (CNA) Taiwan's Council of Agriculture said Friday that it has tightened monitoring measures in Tainan and Yilan, after new cases of avian influenza were confirmed in samples collected from migratory and other wild birds in wetlands in t...

 2016-12-02 17:33 

Central News Agency

Former Mega Financial chairman indicted... +

Taipei, Dec. 2 (CNA) Prosecutors on Friday indicted former Mega Financial Holdings Chairman Mckinney Tsai () on charges of forgery, insider trading and money laundering and recommended a 12-year prison sentence....

 2016-12-02 17:33 

Central News Agency

15 people fined for flying UAVs near airports: CAA... +

Taipei, Dec. 2 (CNA) The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) has reminded those who are keen on flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to stay clear of airports, noting that 15 people have been fined for operating UAVs around the airport over the past t...

 2016-12-02 17:32 

Central News Agency

Taiwan sends congratulations to Thailand's new king... +

Taipei, Dec. 2 (CNA) Taiwan on Friday congratulated Maha Vajiralongkorn on formally becoming the new king of Thailand, after late King Bhumibol Adulyadej died in October at the age of 88....

 2016-12-02 17:31 

Taipei Times

Public stake in climate change battle... +

The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) recently unveiled its draft national action plan for combating climate change bill. It is a clear demonstration of the governments commitment to meet international standards decided at the Paris Climate Ag...

 2016-12-02 17:30 

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 2016-12-02 17:30 

Taipei Times

Cathay Pacific rules out pay raise for senior staff... +

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd (), which is conducting a critical review of its business, said senior staff will not receive any salary increase for next year amid a challenging environment....

 2016-12-02 17:26 

Taipei Times

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Beware repeated bouts of diarrhea: gastroenterologist... +

A 1.8m-tall Taipei man in his 20s who suffered from diarrhea for six years so badly that his weight fell to 56kg was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis....

 2016-12-02 17:25 

Formosa News

High school students allowed to arrive at school half hour later on two days per week, starting 2017... +
 2016-12-02 17:24 

Formosa News

KMT boycotts cross-party negotiations on five-day work week bill... +
 2016-12-02 17:24 

Formosa News

Taoyuan MRT Ticket Prices... +
 2016-12-02 17:23 

Formosa News

YouBike Outage Revealed... +
 2016-12-02 17:23 

Taiwan Today

Taiwan ultramarathon runner wins 4 Deserts Race Series... +
 2016-12-02 17:20 

Taipei Times

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Changhua students' reasons for cutting class tickle netizens... +

A university lecturer in Changhua County has been amusing visitors to his Facebook page by posting students spirited and imaginative reasons for cutting classes....

 2016-12-02 17:19 

Taipei Times

England are better team than in June, Ella warns Aussies... +

Former Wallaby Glen Ella has fired a warning to his compatriots ahead of the end-of-season rugby union showdown with England at Twickenham in London today Eddie Jones team are better than they were in June....

 2016-12-02 17:18 

Taipei Times

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Judiciary targets hospital violence... +

Top judicial officials on Wednesday launched a program with law-enforcement agencies in and around Taipei to combat a rise in violence targeting medical practitioners, with police tasked with providing swifter responses and prosecutors to launch prompt in...

 2016-12-02 17:18 

Taipei Times

Indonesian Muslims protest governor... +

More than 200,000 Indonesian Muslims yesterday prayed in unison and chanted Koranic verses in the second major demonstration against Jakartas Christian governor, as conservative groups push for his arrest for allegedly insulting Islam....

 2016-12-02 17:18 

Taipei Times

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Ko says 'CooC-Cloud' can show nation's soft power... +

A Taipei City Government online education database called CooC-Cloud could help the nation demonstrate its soft power, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je () said yesterday, adding that information technology-based education could be a game changer....

 2016-12-02 17:18 

Taipei Times

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School mourns loss of 'grandmother'... +

Lu Lai-hsuan (), 96, who was also known as the Grandmother to students and teachers at Taichungs First Senior High School, died on Friday last week to the sorrow of the school community, which had provided for Lu since the death of her son, daughter-in-la...

 2016-12-02 17:18 

Taipei Times

Trump warns firms over outsourcing jobs... +

US president-elect Donald Trump on Thursday warned hat US companies would face consequences for outsourcing jobs abroad, as he touted his early success in persuading an air-conditioner maker to keep about 1,000 jobs in the US rather than move them to Mexi...

 2016-12-02 17:18 

Taipei Times

Shareholders back Taiwan Optical's EBC acquisition... +

Shareholders of Taiwan Optical Platform Co () yesterday gave the cable TV system operator the go-ahead on a NT$11.12 billion (US$348 million) acquisition of Eastern Broadcasting Co (EBC, ) after drawn-out discussions....

 2016-12-02 17:17 

Taipei Times

Trump to nominate retired US general to lead Pentagon... +

US president-elect Donald Trump on Thursday said he would nominate retired US general James Mattis to be the US Secretary of Defense, making the announcement at a post-election victory rally in Cincinnati, Ohio....

 2016-12-02 17:17 

Taipei Times

Analysts hail Largan-Samsung deal... +

Largan Precision Co (), Taiwans leading smartphone camera lens supplier, is likely to again receive orders from Samsung Electronics Co after the South Korean company settled a patent dispute with Largan, analysts said....

 2016-12-02 17:17 

Taipei Times

South Korean president faces impeachment vote... +

South Korean opposition parties yesterday said they will hold a parliamentary impeachment vote on scandal-tainted South Korean President Park Geun-hye next week, while her own party remains undecided on whether to force her out of office....

 2016-12-02 17:17 

Taipei Times

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Hackers vie for US$10,000 prize, trip to Las Vegas... +

Hacks In Taiwan Conference (HITCON) Capture The Flag (CTF), one of the largest online hacking games in Asia, began in Taipei yesterday, with 13 teams competing for a top prize of US$10,000....

 2016-12-02 17:16 

Taipei Times

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KMT confirms ex-Chinese official for post... +

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) on Thursday confirmed that it is to hire a consultant who was a Chinese official tasked with pursuing the nations unification with China....

 2016-12-02 17:16 

Taipei Times

Barca look to end Real's unbeaten streak... +

Barcelona are the more desperate side as Real Madrid visit Catalonia today for the first El Clasico of the season boasting a six-point lead at the top of La Liga....

 2016-12-02 17:16 

Taipei Times

Putin urges stronger ties with US... +

After an outpouring of euphoria among Russias political elite over the victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential elections, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday gave a more measured response in his annual address to the nation, calling for co...

 2016-12-02 17:15 

Taipei Times

Life on the edge of climate change for Alaskan villagers... +

In the dream, a storm came and Betsy Bekoalok watched the river rise on one side of the village and the ocean on the other, the water swallowing up the brightly colored houses, the fishing boats and the four-wheelers, the school and the clinic....

 2016-12-02 17:15 

Taipei Times

Managing runoff is crucial to end flooding... +

Flooding has always been a big problem in Taiwan and as a result of climate change, this issue has become increasingly severe in recent years....

 2016-12-02 17:12 

Taipei Times

Pep Guardiola test awaits high-flying Blues at the Etihad... +

Chelseas scintillating late-year burst of form faces its biggest test yet today when Antonio Conte takes the English Premier League leaders to Pep Guardiolas Manchester City....

 2016-12-02 17:12 

Taipei Times

Legislature fails to pass labor bill... +

The legislature yesterday failed to pass proposed amendments to the Labor Standards Act () amid protests from opposition parties and labor groups outside the Legislative Yuan building....

 2016-12-02 17:11 

Taipei Times

Voters want Valls to run after Hollande bows out... +

Voters want to see French Prime Minister Manuel Valls secure the Socialist Party ticket to run for presidential election next year, an opinion poll showed yesterday, hours after French President Francois Hollande announced that he would not seek a second ...

 2016-12-02 17:11 

Taipei Times

Ireland moves step closer to legalizing medicinal marijuana... +

Ireland moved closer to legalizing marijuana for medicinal use when the minority government on Thursday said it would not block the first reading of a bill that is backed by all other parties....

 2016-12-02 17:11 

Taipei Times

Charter airline shut after crash... +

The authorities on Thursday shut down a Bolivian charter airline whose plane ran out of fuel and crashed in the Colombian mountains, killing 71 people, including most of a Brazilian soccer team....

 2016-12-02 17:11 

Taipei Times

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Prosecutors detain wholesalers... +

Another food scandal has erupted after an investigation into a wholesaler in Taichung, which allegedly distributed cereals treated with toxic chemicals to leading supermarkets and hypermarket chains as certified organic products....

 2016-12-02 17:11 

Taipei Times

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Ministry launches initiative to engage university alliances... +

The Ministry of Education on Thursday unveiled an initiative to form university alliances aimed at improving links between universities and outside groups in an effort to encourage students and academics to use what they learn to improve communities....

 2016-12-02 17:10 

Taipei Times

Airbnb to limit rentals in Amsterdam, London amid complaints from cities... +

Airbnb Inc will start enforcing limits to private home rentals in two popular European cities on the home-sharing platform, London and Amsterdam, the company said on Thursday....

 2016-12-02 17:10 

Taipei Times

Prosecutors ask 12-year jail term for former Mega chair... +

Prosecutors investigating alleged financial irregularities and money laundering at Mega International Commercial Bank () yesterday indicted former Mega Financial Holding Co () chairman Mckinney Tsai () on charges of forgery, insider trading and money laun...

 2016-12-02 17:10 

Taipei Times

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Tourist data touted as success of 'new southbound policy'... +

Visitor numbers from countries targeted by the governments new southbound policy showed double-digit growth since its introduction in September, boding well for the future of the tourism industry, which has been suffering from a decline in the number of C...

 2016-12-02 17:09 

Taipei Times

Close aides to Clinton, Trump clash at Harvard forum... +

Former US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clintons senior campaign strategist on Thursday did not mince his words when confronted by top staffers of US president-elect Donald Trump: He does not have a voter mandate....

 2016-12-02 17:08 

Taipei Times

New car sales increase on model launches... +

New car sales rose 6.9 percent to 38,284 units last month from October, due to new model launches and the industrys traditional high season....

 2016-12-02 17:08 

Taipei Times

Former Hon Hai manager charged over phone thefts... +

A former senior manager at Hon Hai Precision Industry Co () has been indicted for stealing and selling 5,700 iPhones in China to pocket about US$1.56 million, prosecutors said yesterday....

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