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 2020-09-30 16:00 

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No to pork import surcharge: Chen ...

Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung () yesterday said that he is not in favor of imposing a health surcharge on imports of US pork containing traces of the feed additive ractopamine.Chen made the remarks at a meeting of the legislature's So...

 2020-09-30 16:00 

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COVID-19 turns flights into ordeals for tennis pros ...

For the part of their job that some tennis players have always disliked — flying — Jack Sock said that he toyed with what would have been a novel solution to the problem of how to stay coronavirus-free on airplanes: Wear a head-to-toe beekeepe...

 2020-09-30 16:00 

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Rooftop farms central to Singapore’s local food bid ...

On the rooftop of a Singapore shopping mall, a sprawling patch of eggplants, rosemary, bananas and papayas stand in colorful contrast to the gray skyscrapers of the city-state's business district.The 930m2 site is among a growing number of rooftop far...

 2020-09-30 16:00 

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Proposal to expand migrant worker use in construction needs scrutiny: ministry ...

The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Tuesday said that a proposal to expand the use of migrant labor in large-scale construction projects requires additional evaluation. The announcement came amid calls from migrant workers' groups to focus instead on resol...

 2020-09-30 16:00 

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Reports on accidents ready soon ...

Final investigative reports on the Puyuma Express derailment on Oct. 21, 2018, and the collapse of Yilan County's Nanfangao Bridge () on Oct. 1 last year would be made public this month, Taiwan Transportation Safety Board Chairman Young Hong-tsu () to...

 2020-09-30 16:00 

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Virus Outbreak: CECC reports one imported case ...

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reported one imported case of COVID-19, a French man who came to Taiwan to work, while a Taiwanese tested positive for the virus after arriving in Xiamen, China.Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-...

 2020-09-30 16:00 

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The Liberty Times Editorial: Tsai and Xi take up opposite roles ...

During the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, held as a virtual meeting, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday last week once again criticized China for the spread of COVID-19 and called on the UN to "hold China accountable for their actions."...

 2020-09-30 16:00 

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Court lowers ex-FSC official’s sentence ...

A former Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) official involved in an insider-trading case that began more than decade ago had his sentence reduced to six months by the High Court yesterday. Lee Chin-cheng ( ), a former prosecutor who served as director...

 2020-09-30 16:00 

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Moon exhibits look to draw tourists during long break ...

Local governments have set up art installations or exhibitions featuring images of the moon to attract tourists during the four-day Mid-Autumn Festival starting today.Among them is a light installation in front of the Dongshan Railway Station in Yilan Cou...

 2020-09-30 16:00 

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Australia’s farm job bid relies on Instagram as bait ...

Young Australians should consider taking a gap year to pick fruit and vegetables because it would make a great "Instagram moment," Australian Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said."If you know somebody who might be on the coast, who mig...

 2020-09-30 16:00 

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Australia approves fossil fuel projects ...

Australia has approved two major fossil fuel projects that proponents in the climate change-vulnerable nation say would create badly needed jobs, despite growing concerns over emissions.Authorities in New South Wales (NSW) state on Wednesday announced the...

 2020-09-30 16:00 

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EDITORIAL: Understanding the nature of the wolf ...

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang () on Tuesday posed a question in the Legislative Yuan about the likelihood of imminent war with China. He said that many Taiwanese were concerned about the possibility. You cannot blame them, given t...

 2020-09-30 16:00 

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Tsai urged to ‘rectify’ nation’s name ...

Independence advocates yesterday at a rally called on government leaders to "rectify" the nation's official name as "Taiwan" as they denounced Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu's () remark of "not seeking formal ties with t...

 2020-09-30 16:00 

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Group urges end to use of cages in duck farming ...

The Council of Agriculture should immediately ban the use of battery cages for egg-laying ducks and other animals, the Environment and Animal Society of Taiwan (EAST) said on Monday.The organization held a news conference in front of the Legislative Yuan ...

 2020-09-30 16:00 

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FSC suspends two Deloitte & Touche accountants ...

The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) on Tuesday announced that it was suspending two Deloitte & Touche Taiwan () accountants, Benjamin Shih () and Allen Chiang (), for two years starting today, due to their failure in auditing Pharmally Internationa...

 2020-09-30 16:00 

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Little impact from 5.9 earthquake ...

Taiwan's three nuclear power plants yesterday continued to operate normally, despite a magnitude 5.9 earthquake that struck the nation at 12:57pm, the Atomic Energy Council said. Data from the Central Weather Bureau showed that the epicenter of the ea...

 2020-09-30 16:00 

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Djokovic eases past Ymer ...

Novak Djokovic was on Tuesday described as a "snake killing its prey" by vanquished French Open opponent Mikael Ymer as the world No. 1's bid to become the first man in half a century to win all four Grand Slam titles twice got off to a convin...

 2020-09-30 16:00 

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Judge, Yankees dominate Bieber, Indians in opener ...

Aaron Judge on Tuesday smashed a tone-setting, two-run homer, while Gerrit Cole struck out 13 hitters in his New York playoff debut as the Yankees opened their American League (AL) wild-card series with a resounding 12-3 win over the Cleveland Indians.The...

 2020-09-30 16:00 

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Catering the demand for Chinese learning ...

After the US Department of State in August labeled the Confucius Institutes, which China has been actively promoting around the world, as "foreign missions," US Secretary of State Mike early last month said that he hoped all these institutes on US...

 2020-09-30 16:00 

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Property brokers report an annual rise in transactions ...

Major property brokers reported an annual increase in housing transactions last month, thanks to ample liquidity and low interest rates, which drove potential buyers to drop their wait-and-see attitude.Sinyi Realty Inc () said that transactions at its off...

 2020-09-30 16:00 

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Taiwan launches new quarterly on foreign assistance ...

The International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) yesterday launched a new publication to promote and discuss Taiwan's international development assistance efforts. The Chinese-language Development Focus Quarterly, was formally introduced at a...

 2020-09-30 16:00 

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Tottenham Hotspur see off Chelsea ...

Jose Mourinho on Tuesday said that players are being put in danger by the soccer authorities after Tottenham Hotspur beat Chelsea 5-4 on penalties to progress to the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup after a 1-1 draw.Mourinho's players were playing the se...

 2020-09-28 16:00 

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Heat oust Celtics, to face Lakers in Final ...

It was exactly one year ago on Sunday when Jimmy Butler walked into the Miami Heat practice gym, took a seat on a makeshift stage and said that he wanted to be part of the team's next title run.He will have that chance.The Heat are going to the NBA Fi...

 2020-09-28 16:00 

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Taiwan’s Jung falls to familiar foe in Paris ...

Taiwan's Jason Jung was knocked out of the first round of the French Open in straight sets on Sunday, while Andy Murray said it was going to be "difficult" for the former world No. 1 to reach his level of old after he also fell to a lopsided d...

 2020-09-28 16:00 

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Yageo, Hon Hai form alliance to develop components ...

Yageo Corp (), the world's third-largest supplier of multilayer ceramic capacitors, has formed a strategic alliance with Hon Hai Precision Industry Co () to develop key electronic components for electric vehicles and digital healthcare, it said yester...

 2020-09-28 16:00 

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Real-estate interest ticks up consumer confidence slightly ...

Consumer confidence this month rose marginally to 71.6, as interest in buying real estate rose to a record high and offset confidence declines in the economy, stock investment and job hunting, a National Central University survey showed yesterday.Although...

 2020-09-28 16:00 

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Japanese urged to seek help after suicide of actress ...

Japan's government yesterday urged people to seek help if they were struggling to cope, following Sunday's death of the popular actress and Miss Sherlock star Yuko Takeuchi, 40.News of her death shocked the nation and follows other recent cases of...

 2020-09-28 16:00 

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A high price for provoking India ...

Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi () recently declared that aggression and expansionism have never been in the Chinese nation's "genes." It is almost astonishing that he managed to say it with a straight face.Aggression and expansion...

 2020-09-28 16:00 

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Publishers celebrate Eileen Chang with special editions ...

To mark Eileen Chang's () 100th birthday tomorrow, Crown Publishing and other publishing houses are offering special editions of Chang's collected works, and other writings celebrating the life and legacy of the acclaimed author.Crown, which has p...

 2020-09-28 16:00 

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Energy not a problem: minister ...

Despite increasing demand for electricity and delays in approving new power generation facilities, Taiwan's power supply is "not a cause for concern," and there are no plans to continue operating the Ma-anshan Nuclear Power Plant in Pingtung C...

 2020-09-28 16:00 

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Planning for after the COVID-19 pandemic ...

During US Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment Keith Krach's visit to Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-wen's () administration exchanged opinions with the US side on issues such as the 5G Clean Network program, global ...

 2020-09-28 16:00 

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CECC reports three imported COVID-19 cases ...

Taiwan yesterday reported three new imported cases of COVID-19 — two Philippine nationals and a Taiwanese man who had returned from Indonesia — raising the nation's total number of infections to 513. One of the Filipinos was a man in his 2...

 2020-09-28 16:00 

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Bayern Munich’s win streak ended ...

Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick on Sunday refused to blame fatigue or his players for a shock 4-1 defeat at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga which ended the European champions' 23-match winning streak.Having needed 120 minutes to beat Sevilla 2-1...

 2020-09-28 16:00 

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EDITORIAL: Funding industry-linked education ...

Faced with a growing brain drain triggered by the US-China trade and technology disputes, Taiwanese high-tech companies this year have stepped up efforts to broaden the nation's talent pool by forming deeper partnerships with universities and even hig...

 2020-09-28 16:00 

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Child loses part of finger to rabbit ...

A one-year-old child lost part of his finger after sticking it into a rabbit enclosure at a Taoyuan petting zoo, with proprietor Chiang Chang-li () on Sunday saying that a finer mesh fence has already been installed to prevent similar incidents.A Taoyuan ...

 2020-09-28 16:00 

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Hsinchu unseats Taipei as most competitive city ...

Hsinchu City surpassed Taipei to take first place in an annual competitiveness ranking of Taiwan's cities and counties, marking the first time that the capital has lost the top spot, the Chinese-language Global Views magazine reported yesterday. Taipe...

 2020-09-28 16:00 

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Martial Law-era interpretations discussed ...

The Transitional Justice Commission yesterday held a conference at National Taiwan University to discuss nine of the constitutional interpretations made by the Council of Grand Justices during the Martial Law era.The roughly 300 interpretations made durin...

 2020-09-28 16:00 

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Pride organizers gear up for Oct. 31 march ...

The 18th annual Taiwan LGBT Pride parade is to take place on Oct. 31, with the second-ever Taiwan Trans March to be held the evening before, organizers said yesterday.Organized by the Taiwan Rainbow Civil Action Association with support from a dozen other...

 2020-09-28 16:00 

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Oxford moves to protect its students from new HK law ...

Students at Oxford University specializing in the study of China are being asked to submit some papers anonymously to protect them from the possibility of retribution under the sweeping new security law introduced three months ago in Hong Kong.The anonymi...

 2020-09-28 16:00 

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Study links air pollution to eye strokes ...

Exposure to air pollution can cause a person to be 2.16 times more likely to experience eye strokes, which can cause vision loss, researchers in Taipei said yesterday. Analyzing National Health Insurance Administration data and data from air-quality and w...

 2020-09-28 16:00 

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Cardinal Pell set to return to Vatican ...

Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis' former finance minister, is to soon return to the Vatican during an extraordinary economic scandal for the first time since he was cleared of child abuse allegations in Australia five months ago, a church agency sai...

 2020-09-28 16:00 

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Group plans referendum to join UN as ‘Taiwan’ ...

The Taiwan United Nations Alliance yesterday said that it is considering launching a petition for a referendum proposal to have the nation join the UN under the name "Taiwan."Alliance chairman Twu Shiing-jer () was joined at a news conference in T...

 2020-09-28 16:00 

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Foxes spank nervous City ...

Lack of patience after conceding an equalizer against the run of play made Manchester City fall apart in their 5-2 English Premier League home defeat by "defensive-minded" Leicester City, manager Pep Guardiola said on Sunday.City dominated after f...

 2020-09-28 16:00 

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Lawmakers urge ministry review into exorbitant travel allowances for execs ...

Lawmakers yesterday asked the Ministry of Transportation and Communications to conduct a comprehensive review of the transportation allowances it paid to executives of state-run firms run by the ministry, after a report from the Legislative Yuan's Bud...

 2020-09-27 16:00 

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DPP gathers to celebrate founding ...

Senior Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members yesterday gathered to commemorate the party's founders and history at Taipei's Grand Hotel, the birthplace of the party, one day ahead of its 34th anniversary.Speaking at the event honoring the 135...

 2020-09-27 16:00 

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Virus Outbreak: Melbourne’s lockdown to be relaxed ...

An overnight curfew in Australia's second-largest city would be lifted this week, officials said yesterday, even as the global coronavirus toll inched toward 1 million dead. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said Melbourne residents would be free from t...

 2020-09-27 16:00 

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Air defense must be free of political calculation ...

In 1955, US general Benjamin Davis Jr, then-commander of the US' 13th Air Force, drew a maritime demarcation line in the middle of the Taiwan Strait, known as the median line. Under pressure from the US, Taiwan and China entered into a tacit agreement...

 2020-09-27 16:00 

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Consumers warned over quality, safety of barbecue trays ...

Two out of 10 barbecue trays failed coating quality tests, while nine of them had labeling problems, the Executive Yuan's Department of Consumer Protection said on Saturday, warning consumers to be cautious when buying barbecuing equipment ahead of th...

 2020-09-27 16:00 

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LeBron James powers Lakers into NBA Finals ...

The Los Angeles Lakers, fueled by a triple-double from superstar LeBron James, on Saturday beat the Denver Nuggets 117-107 to reach the NBA Finals.With the win in the league's quarantine bubble in Orlando, Florida, the Lakers completed a 4-1 victory o...

 2020-09-27 16:00 

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John J. Tkacik On Taiwan: Lunch in the afternoon: The US, Taiwan and ‘China’s aggressive behavior’ ...

Midday in Manhattan on Wednesday, September 16, was sunny and mild. Even with the pandemic's "social distancing" it was a perfect day for "al fresco" dining with linen tablecloths and sidewalk potted palms outside one of New York City&...

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