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 2020-01-25 05:05 

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Tet festival ritual for Vietnam's Hmong: bottom slapping - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 25 (CNA) There are many traditional customs practiced by ethnic minority groups in Vietnam to mark the...

 2020-01-25 04:54 

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Wet weather forecast for Sunday - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 25 (CNA) The weather in Taiwan continued to be warm Saturday, with the highs during the day to hit 25-28 degrees Celsius, but it will turn wet and cooler in the coming days, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecast....

 2020-01-25 04:14 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

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

 2020-01-25 03:48 

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Abandoned railway station bringing past to life - Focus Taiwan...

Kaohsiung, Jan. 25 (CNA) Old things can be valuable in modern times, when plastic and fast food dominates some people's lives, like the Cishan Station ()built in the Japanese colonial era on a railway line in Kaohsiung that long ago fell into disuse w...

 2020-01-25 02:48 

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American builds business to promote Taiwan's tea culture - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 25 (CNA) When American Andy Kincart first arrived in Taiwan in 1989, his main goal was to learn Chinese while working as an English teacher, and he knew very little about Taiwan's tea culture....

 2020-01-24 14:03 

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Taiwan confirms two more cases of infection from new coronavirus - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 24 (CNA) Taiwan on Friday confirmed two more cases of infection from the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) , which originated in Wuhan, China, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Taiwan to three....

 2020-01-24 10:24 

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WHO officials questioned over Taiwan's exclusion from virus response - Focus Taiwan...

Brussels, Jan. 23 (CNA) Officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) were questioned Thursday about Taiwan's exclusion from the organization and its global disease prevention efforts amid escalating fears over the spread of a new coronavirus tha...

 2020-01-24 09:58 

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Taiwan widens criteria for reporting suspected cases of coronavirus - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 24 (CNA) Taiwan's government on Friday widened its requirements for reporting suspected cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and urged Taiwanese returning from China for the Lunar New Year to avoid visiting crowded places, as p...

 2020-01-24 07:33 

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Man wins NT$2 million prize after touching huge gold brick at museum - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 24 (CNA) A man in New Taipei won NT$2 million (US$66,666) in the scratch lottery Thursday, after he reportedly touched a large gold brick on display at the city's Gold Museum earlier in the day, according to the vendor who sold the winnin...

 2020-01-24 07:18 

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Acer, Asustek maintain ranking among world's top 10 PC vendors - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 24 (CNA) Two Taiwanese PC makers, Acer Inc. and Asustek Computer Inc., were again ranked in the top 10 worldwide in terms of shipments, although their market shares declined slightly in 2019, according to global market information advisory fi...

 2020-01-24 05:02 

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Mercury forecast to fall to 10 degrees next week - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 24 (CNA) The current warm weather in Taiwan is expected to end next week, when temperatures are forecast to drop as low as 10 degrees Celsius with the arrival of a strong continental cold air mass, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday...

 2020-01-24 04:56 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 24 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Friday are as follows:...

 2020-01-24 03:38 

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Office rent in Taipei likely to grow for next 3 years: property agent - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 24 (CNA) As a result of limited supply and a fall in vacancy rates, the cost of renting offices in Taipei is expected to grow for the next three years, according to multinational property market advisory firm Collier....

 2020-01-24 02:59 

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Jay Chou Taiwan's most popular singer: 2 music-streaming sites - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 24 (CNA) Jay Chou () has been ranked as the most popular pop singer in Taiwan on two major music streaming platforms Spotify and LINE Music in 2019....

 2020-01-23 12:02 

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Taiwan closes borders to current, former Wuhan residents - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 23 (CNA) Taiwan tightened its border control Thursday, mandating a health declaration by all visitors from China and banning the entry of residents of the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a deadly new coronavirus....

 2020-01-23 10:08 

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First shipment of Taiwanese guavas arrives in U.S. - Focus Taiwan...

Los Angeles, Jan. 22 (CNA) The first shipment of Taiwanese guavas to the United States has arrived after more than 20 days at sea, an event that was celebrated Wednesday by Taiwan's representative office in Los Angeles....

 2020-01-23 09:14 

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Taiwan aware of Chinese fighters flying close to its territory: MND - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 23 (CNA) Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) said it was closely monitoring military activity by China on Thursday, when several Chinese fighter jets flew over the Bashi Channel south of Taiwan....

 2020-01-23 08:21 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 23 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Thursday are as follows:...

 2020-01-23 07:20 

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All Taiwan-Wuhan flights canceled amid virus outbreak - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 23 (CNA) All direct flights between Taiwan and Wuhan City in central China have been canceled, starting Thursday, as Chinese officials have imposed a lockdown on the city as part of their efforts to prevent the spread of a deadly new coronavi...

 2020-01-23 06:46 

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Indian envoy praises ties with Taiwan on India Republic Day - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 23 (CNA) India's top envoy to Taiwan lauded the relationship between the two countries Wednesday at a reception in Taipei in celebration of India's 71st Republic Day....

 2020-01-23 06:40 

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KMT to set up committee to implement party reform - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 23 (CNA) The decision-making body of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday approved a proposal to establish a committee to enact reforms within the party, following its crushing defeat in Taiwan's general elections on Jan. 11....

 2020-01-23 05:23 

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U.S. calls for Taiwan's inclusion in WHO amid epidemic threat - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, Jan. 22 (CNA) A senior American State Department official on Wednesday called for Taiwan's inclusion in the World Health Organization (WHO) amid escalation of a deadly new coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan and its spread to other co...

 2020-01-23 04:19 

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Record passenger numbers expected at airport during LNY - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 23 (CNA) Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport could see record passenger numbers between Jan. 17 and Feb. 4 because of Lunar New Year holiday travel, according to the airport management company....

 2020-01-23 03:54 

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Certified Taiwanese tree climber to host tree climbing camp - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 23 (CNA) Hsu Ren-han (), the first woman in Taiwan to be a...

 2020-01-22 15:21 

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Taiwan bans entry of visitors from Wuhan on coronavirus fears - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Wednesday that visitors from Wuhan will not be permitted to enter Taiwan for the time being, as the government is seeking to prevent the spread of a deadly new coronavirus that origina...

 2020-01-22 14:37 

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CAL cancels some February flights to Wuhan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) China Airlines (CAL), one of Taiwan's largest carriers, said Wednesday that had canceled some of its roundtrip flights to Wuhan, China, scheduled for February....

 2020-01-22 14:10 

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FAT fined another NT$1.5 million for non-payment of employees - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Far Eastern Air Transport Corp. (FAT) was fined another NT$1.5 million (US$49,200) by labor authorities Wednesday for failing to making outstanding salary payments to its 1,000 employees....

 2020-01-22 13:51 

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Face mask supply stable amid Wuhan coronavirus fears: MOEA - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Wednesday that domestic production of surgical face masks can be increased to meet demand, amid worry over a new coronavirus that is spreading from China....

 2020-01-22 13:27 

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Taiwan's industrial production up for 2nd straight month (update) - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Taiwan's industrial production rose in December 2019 for the second consecutive month, on increased investments by Taiwanese manufacturers, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Wednesday....

 2020-01-22 12:50 

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Taiwan's jobless rate down at 3.67% in December - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Taiwan's unemployment rate for December 2019 dropped slightly from a month earlier, indicating that the local job market remained stable, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said Wednesday....

 2020-01-22 12:21 

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Australia denies using Chinese spy case to influence Taiwan elections - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) The Australian representative office in Taipei said Tuesday that its government's disclosure of a case involving a self-confessed spy from China, who was seeking asylum in Canberra late last year, was not aimed at influencing Tai...

 2020-01-22 11:25 

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New coronavirus linked to wildlife: Chinese official - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) A new type of coronavirus that has killed nine people and infected more than 440, mainly in China, is believed to have jumped to humans from wild animals sold at a market in Wuhan City, a Chinese health official said Wednesday in Bei...

 2020-01-22 10:27 

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President urges China to share Wuhan virus information - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () called on China Wednesday to inform Taiwan about the spread of a deadly new coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan and said the World Health Organization (WHO) should not exclude Taiwan from the global eff...

 2020-01-22 10:17 

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Taiwan's industrial production up for 2nd straight month - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Taiwan's industrial production rose in December 2019 for the second consecutive month, on increased investments by Taiwanese manufacturers, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Wednesday....

 2020-01-22 09:54 

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Hon Hai to boost subsidies for employees with children - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the world's largest contract electronics maker, has decided to increase the subsidies it pays to employees with children....

 2020-01-22 09:11 

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One confirmed case, 12 under quarantine for Wuhan coronavirus: CDC - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) A Taiwanese woman, confirmed Tuesday as the first domestic case of a new type of coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China, remains in a stable condition, while 12 others are currently under quarantine and being monitored, Taiwan's...

 2020-01-22 08:22 

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Think tank raises Taiwan 2020 GDP growth forecast to 2.67% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) The Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) said Wednesday that it has raised its forecast for Taiwan's gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2020 on the back of higher than expected domestic demand at a time when many Taiw...

 2020-01-22 08:13 

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

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, gaining NT$0.008 to close at NT$30.006....

 2020-01-22 07:27 

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Lunar New Year holiday to start warm, become cold and rainy: CWB - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Much of Taiwan will experience a warm start to the Lunar New Year, before the arrival of a cold front on Sunday brings rain and drives temperatures down into the low-to-mid teens for the remainder of the holiday, the Central Weather ...

 2020-01-22 07:14 

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Taiwan stops sending tour groups to Wuhan due to outbreak - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Taiwan's Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) on Wednesday announced an immediate cessation of all tour groups visiting Hubei Province in central China as a measure to prevent the further spread of the 2019 novel ...

 2020-01-22 06:42 

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FAT pledges fund injection if allowed to resume services - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Far Eastern Air Transport Corp. (FAT), which was grounded by the government after making a surprise announcement canceling all flights last month but later called the decision a misunderstanding, said Wednesday that new investors wil...

 2020-01-22 05:58 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Wednesday are as follows:...

 2020-01-22 05:22 

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Taiwan's Chan sisters through to second round at Australian Open - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Taiwanese sisters Latisha Chan ( ) and Chan Hao-ching () reached the second round of the women's doubles at the Australian Open after two consecutive first-round defeats in tournaments this year....

 2020-01-22 05:15 

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Chief banking fraud suspect held incommunicado: Taipei court - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) A man accused of defrauding nine Taiwanese banks of NT$38.6 billion (US$1.27 billion) in loans has been detained and held incommunicado after he was returned to Taiwan to face trial, according to the Taiwan Taipei District Court Wedn...

 2020-01-22 04:57 

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Wear a face mask, wash hands to protect against Wuhan virus: experts - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Doctors are advising people to wear face masks and frequently wash their hands to protect against the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), in the wake of the first confirmed case of the virus in the country on Tuesday....

 2020-01-22 03:00 

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

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$30.013 at 10 a.m. Wednesday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, up NT$0.015 from the previous close....

 2020-01-21 15:01 

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Nine seasonal influenza deaths recorded in Taiwan last week - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) Nine people died of seasonal influenza in Taiwan last week, bringing the death toll since Oct. 1, 2019 to 43, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday....

 2020-01-21 14:54 

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Premier urges public not to panic after 1st Wuhan virus case confirmed - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) Premier Su Tseng-chang () on Tuesday urged the public to remain calm and not panic after Taiwan reported the first confirmed case of a new type of coronavirus earlier in the day, carried by a Taiwanese woman who was recently in the c...

 2020-01-21 14:30 

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Taiwan raises travel alert for Wuhan over deadly coronavirus - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) upgraded its travel alert for Wuhan Tuesday, following the report of the country's first confirmed case of a new type of coronavirus, carried by a Taiwanese woman who was recently in...

 2020-01-21 13:16 

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Taiwan confirms 1st Wuhan coronavirus case (update) - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) Taiwan on Tuesday reported its first confirmed case of a new type of coronavirus, carried by a Taiwanese woman who was recently in the central Chinese city of Wuhan....

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