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 2021-07-30 05:40 

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President Tsai remembers Lee Teng-hui on anniversary - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 30 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () visited a military cemetery in New Taipei Friday to pay tribute to late President Lee Teng-hui (), who passed away one year ago at the age of 97....

 2021-07-30 05:21 

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Taiwan reports 25 new COVID-19 cases, zero deaths - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 30 (CNA) Taiwan on Friday reported 25 new cases of COVID-19 -- 21 transmitted domestically and four contracted overseas -- and zero deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-07-30 05:01 

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Taiwan HTC's shares boosted by Q2 results - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 30 (CNA) Shares of HTC Corp., a Taiwan-based smartphone brand, on Friday got a boost from its second quarter results, in which its net loss continued to narrow, with its gross margin on the rise, dealers said....

 2021-07-30 04:52 

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Taiwan shares close down 0.89% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 30 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed down 155.4 points, or 0.89 percent, at 17,247.41 Friday on turnover of NT$535.97 billion (US$19.17 billion)....

 2021-07-30 03:11 

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Taiwan approves TSMC's plan to expand Nanjing, China chipmaking plant - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 30 (CNA) A plan by the world's largest contract chipmaker, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), to expand production in its plant in China's Nanjing City has been approved by the Investment Commission under Taiwan's Mini...

 2021-07-30 02:16 

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Seasonal winds to bring intermittent rain, thundershowers to Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 30 (CNA) The strengthening of seasonal winds from the southwest is forecast to bring rain across Taiwan on Friday, while high temperatures can be expected in the southeastern region, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said....

 2021-07-30 01:39 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 30 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Friday are as follows:...

 2021-07-30 01:18 

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

Taipei, July 30 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$27.945 at 10 a.m. Friday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, unchanged from the previous close....

 2021-07-30 00:19 

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Taiwan shares open up - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 30 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened up 11.96 points at 17,414.77 Friday on turnover of NT$10.22 billion (US$365.81 million)....

 2021-07-29 23:42 

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Magnitude 4.5 earthquake shakes Hualien - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 30 (CNA) A magnitude 4.5 earthquake jolted Hualien County in eastern Taiwan at 6:55 a.m. Friday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB)....

 2021-07-29 15:02 

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Cabinet approves NT$40.7bn plan to bolster social safety net - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) Taiwan's Cabinet on Thursday approved a NT$40.7 billion (US$1.46 billion) plan that is aimed primarily at strengthening the social safety net over the next five years, with an emphasis on public sector hiring and mental health se...

 2021-07-29 14:25 

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Taiwan includes more foreign nationals in vaccination program - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) Taiwan on Thursday expanded its nationwide COVID-19 vaccination program to include foreign nationals who are legally in Taiwan but do not have either a residence permit or a national health insurance (NHI) card....

 2021-07-29 13:41 

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Taiwan bans pork products from Dominican Republic - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) Taiwan on Thursday imposed a ban on all pork products from the Dominican Republic, citing a reported outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in the Caribbean country....

 2021-07-29 13:24 

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Philippines' first Olympic gold medalist reminisces about training in Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, who won the Philippines' first-ever Olympic gold medal earlier this week, said Thursday that she has fond memories of training in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, in 2019 and feels like she has family there....

 2021-07-29 13:06 

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Team Taiwan at the Tokyo Olympics, July 29 - Focus Taiwan...

Taiwanese badminton duo Lee Yang () and Wang Chi-lin () stole the spotlight Thursday by becoming the first-ever Taiwanese shuttlers to advance into the Olympic semifinals. The world No. 3 duo defeated Japan's Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe 21-16, 21-...

 2021-07-29 11:38 

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Taiwan's Lin loses to top-seeded player in Olympic table tennis nailbiter - Focus Taiwan...

Tokyo, July 29 (CNA) Taiwan's 19-year-old table tennis player Lin Yun-ju () on Thursday forced world No. 1 Fan Zhendong () of China into a seventh game, before losing 3-4 in the last few minutes of the men's singles semifinals at the Tokyo Olympic...

 2021-07-29 10:55 

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Taiwan will facilitate any plans by former Japanese PM to visit: MOFA - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) Taiwan will provide all necessary assistance to former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe if he decides to visit to pay tribute to late President Lee Teng-hui () on the first anniversary of his death, according to Taiwan's Minist...

 2021-07-29 10:28 

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Taiwan, Japan, U.S. lawmakers looking to strengthen economic ties - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) American Senator Bill Hagerty said Thursday that the United States should bolster its economic ties with Taiwan and Japan as part of the efforts to tackle the challenges posed by China in the Indo-Pacific region....

 2021-07-29 09:39 

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Taiwan reports 18 new COVID-19 cases, zero deaths for 2nd straight day - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) Taiwan on Thursday reported 18 new COVID-19 cases -- 16 transmitted domestically and two contracted overseas -- and zero deaths from the disease for the second consecutive day, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-07-29 08:54 

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Tang Chih-chun, Lin Chia-en reach men's, women's archery 1/16 round - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) Taiwan's archers Tang Chih-chun () and Lin Chia-en () advanced to the men's and women's individual round of 16, respectively, at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday....

 2021-07-29 08:30 

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Taiwan, Australia hold talks on hydrogen energy development - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) Taiwan and Australia on Thursday discussed opportunities for bilateral cooperation in the area of clean energy, including the development of hydrogen-based technologies, and agreed to expand their trade and investment efforts in such...

 2021-07-29 08:14 

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Taiwan flyweight Huang Hsiao-wen advances to quarterfinals in boxing - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) Taiwanese boxer Huang Hsiao-wen () won her opening bout in the women's 48-51kg flyweight category at the Tokyo Olympics Thursday, earning a spot in the quarterfinals....

 2021-07-29 08:00 

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Taiwan men's badminton duo advances to Olympic semifinal in historic first - Focus Taiwan...

Tokyo, July 29 (CNA) Taiwanese badminton duo Lee Yang () and Wang Chi-lin () made history in Tokyo Thursday by becoming the first Taiwanese shuttlers to advance into the Olympic semifinals after the pair edged their Japanese rivals in the quarterfinals of...

 2021-07-29 06:07 

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U.S. House bans funding for maps that depict Taiwan as part of China - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, July 28 (CNA) The United States House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a State Department and foreign assistance spending bill that included an amendment forbidding the use of any funds to create, procure or display maps that depict Taiw...

 2021-07-29 05:37 

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Taiwan reports 18 new COVID-19 cases, zero deaths - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) Taiwan on Thursday reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 -- 16 transmitted domestically and two contracted overseas -- and zero deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-07-29 04:28 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Thursday are as follows:...

 2021-07-29 03:36 

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U.S. Navy ship sails through Taiwan Strait, 7th time under Biden - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) A U.S. Navy destroyer transited the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday, the seventh time a U.S. battleship has navigated the waterway separating Taiwan and China since U.S. President Joe Biden assumed office in January....

 2021-07-29 01:34 

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

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$27.986 at 10 a.m. Thursday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.019 from the previous close....

 2021-07-29 00:26 

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Taiwan shares open up - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened up 81.36 points at 17,216.58 Thursday on turnover of NT$7.5 billion (US$268.29 million)....

 2021-07-28 13:26 

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Taiwan's Chou survives nailbiter to enter badminton quarterfinals - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 28 (CNA) Taiwan's top male badminton player Chou Tien-chen () eked out a narrow victory Wednesday against an unseeded Canadian opponent to advance to the quarterfinals of the men's singles competition at the Tokyo Olympics....

 2021-07-28 13:20 

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Lithuania's COVID-19 vaccine donation to be delivered July 31 - Focus Taiwan...

London, July 28 (CNA) A donation of 20,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from Lithuania is scheduled to arrive in Taiwan on July 31, Taiwan's representative office in Latvia said Wednesday....

 2021-07-28 12:36 

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Team Taiwan at the Tokyo Olympics, July 28 - Focus Taiwan...

Taiwanese athletes competed in six sports at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Wednesday, with table tennis and badminton players advancing to the next round in their singles events....

 2021-07-28 12:26 

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KMT chairmanship election scheduled for Sept. 25 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 28 (CNA) Taiwan's main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) announced Wednesday that its chairmanship election will be held Sept. 25, with registration scheduled for Aug. 16-17....

 2021-07-28 11:57 

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Appointments open in Taiwan for 2nd Moderna shots - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 28 (CNA) People in Taiwan can now book an online appointment for their second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, as the government resumed online appointments Tuesday, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday....

 2021-07-28 11:29 

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Rollout of domestic COVID-19 vaccine likely by August: CECC - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 28 (CNA) A domestic COVID-19 vaccine that has been included as an option on the government's online vaccination appointment system is expected to be available by August, Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung () said Wednesday....

 2021-07-28 11:24 

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Taiwan adds 18 new domestic COVID-19 cases; no deaths reported - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 28 (CNA) Taiwan on Wednesday reported 20 new cases of COVID-19, all but two of which were domestic infections, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-07-28 10:38 

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Kuo thrilled at winning Olympic gold, but could be hungry for more - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 28 (CNA) For Taiwanese weightlifter Kuo Hsing-chun (), winning a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday should have been the pinnacle of a storied career, and yet she felt a mixed bag of emotions....

 2021-07-28 09:23 

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Taiwan shares end lower but recoup some early losses - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 28 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan closed lower Wednesday as selling focused on the bellwether electronics sector following volatility in tech stocks on U.S. markets overnight, dealers said....

 2021-07-28 08:53 

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Taiwan's Lin Yun-ju advances to semifinals in Olympic table tennis - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 28 (CNA) Taiwanese table tennis player Lin Yun-ju () won in surprisingly commanding fashion to clinch a spot in the men's singles semifinals at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, matching Taiwan's best performance ever in the event....

 2021-07-28 08:41 

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U.S. official opposes unilateral changes in cross-Strait status quo - Focus Taiwan...

Singapore, July 27 (CNA) The United States' secretary of defense has reaffirmed Washington's commitment to help Taiwan defend itself against a potential Chinese invasion and its opposition to a...

 2021-07-28 08:21 

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Taiwan seals deal with U.S. to buy MS-110 reconnaissance pods - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 28 (CNA) The Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced Wednesday that Taiwan has signed a contract with the United States to purchase six sets of MS-110 airborne reconnaissance systems, which experts said would significantly boost long-ran...

 2021-07-28 07:56 

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Macronix plans to buy 200,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 28 (CNA) Macronix International Co., a leading Taiwanese memory chipmaker, said its plan to buy 200,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses has been approved by its broad of directors....

 2021-07-28 07:38 

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

Taipei, July 28 (CNA) The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, shedding NT$0.050 to close at NT$28.005....

 2021-07-28 07:11 

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President Tsai Ing-wen to get locally developed COVID-19 vaccine - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 28 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () said Wednesday she will get vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine proposed by Taiwan-based Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp., which controversially obtained emergency use authorization (EUA) in Taiwan on July 1...

 2021-07-28 06:52 

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Meteor showers, bright planets to light up summer sky: museum - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 28 (CNA) Astronomy buffs in Taiwan can expect a month of exciting celestial events, including two meteor showers and ideal conditions for two planet viewings, starting July 30, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said Wednesday....

 2021-07-28 06:14 

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Academia Sinica raises Taiwan's GDP growth for 2021 to 5.05% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 28 (CAN) Academia Sinica, Taiwan's top research institution, has raised its forecast of Taiwan's gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2021 to 5.05 percent....

 2021-07-28 05:32 

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Taiwan reports 18 new domestic COVID-19 cases - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 28 (CNA) Taiwan on Wednesday reported 20 new cases of COVID-19, all but two of which were domestic infections, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-07-28 04:59 

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Taiwan shares close down 0.78% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 28 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed down 134.65 points, or 0.78 percent, at 17,135.22 Wednesday on turnover of NT$555.48 billion (US$19.82 billion)....

 2021-07-28 03:10 

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Taiwan shares under pressure across the board - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 28 (CNA) Taiwan shares took a beating Wednesday morning, falling 370 points at one point, as selling was seen across the board amid worries over volatility in the global market and the selling of shares by foreign institutional investors, dea...

 2021-07-28 03:07 

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Investigation underway into cyber attack against LINE users in Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 28 (CNA) An investigation has been launched by law- enforcement authorities into a cyber attack targeting certain users of the popular mobile messaging app LINE in Taiwan, LINE Co. said Wednesday....

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