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 2020-08-15 05:38 

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Tsai Ming-liang drama 'Days' selected for New York Film Festival - Focus Taiwan...

New York, Aug. 14 (CNA)...

 2020-08-15 04:45 

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Taipei MRT introduces mask vending machines - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 15 (CNA) The Taipei metro system on Saturday started dispensing face masks from vending machines installed in six of its stations, according to system operator Taipei Rapid Transit Corp....

 2020-08-15 03:42 

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U.S. condemns Chinese military exercises in Taiwan Strait - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, Aug. 14 (CNA) The United States State Department on Friday said it...

 2020-08-15 03:06 

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Kaohsiung mayoral by-election - Focus Taiwan...

Following the Jan. 11 presidential elections, June 6 recall vote of former Mayor Han Kuo-yu, Kaohsiung City holds its third major election this year to choose a new mayor to fill the vacancy left by Han, who was ousted just 18 months into his four-year te...

 2020-08-15 02:57 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 15 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Saturday are as follows:...

 2020-08-14 23:16 

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Voting begins in Kaohsiung mayoral by-election - Focus Taiwan...

Kaohsiung, Aug. 15 (CNA) Voters headed to polling stations in Kaohsiung on Saturday morning to cast their ballots for a new mayor after Mayor Han Kuo-yu () was ousted in a recall vote in June....

 2020-08-14 14:02 

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Golden Comics special award goes to veteran cartoonist Hsiao - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) The special contribution award at the 11th Golden Comic Awards will go to renowned cartoonist Loc Hsiao (), who has released over 30 comic books in his illustrious career, the Ministry of Culture (MOC) said Friday....

 2020-08-14 13:59 

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Supporters flock to rallies on eve of Kaohsiung mayoral by-election - Focus Taiwan...

Kaohsiung, Aug. 14 (CNA) The final campaign rallies of the main candidates in Saturday's mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung drew big crowds Friday night even though the outcome in the minds of many is a foregone conclusion....

 2020-08-14 12:54 

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Time to change 'comfort women' moniker in textbooks: women's group - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) The government should change how the women who were forced into prostitution by the Japanese army during World War II are referred to in Taiwanese schools and textbooks, a women's group said Friday....

 2020-08-14 12:33 

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15 people indicted for illegal logging, killing Formosan black bear - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) A total of 15 people were indicted on Friday for illegal logging in national forests and killing a Formosan black bear and a Formosan serow, both protected animals endemic to Taiwan....

 2020-08-14 12:15 

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McDonald's Taiwan to discontinue 7 menu items starting Aug. 26 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) American fast food chain McDonald's said Friday that it will stop serving seven existing items on its menu at restaurants in Taiwan, starting Aug. 26, due to lackluster sales....

 2020-08-14 12:13 

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Taiwan cuts 2020 GDP growth forecast to 1.56% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) Taiwan's official statistics bureau has lowered its forecast for the country's economic growth in 2020 to 1.56 percent after Taiwan registered negative growth in the second quarter....

 2020-08-14 11:49 

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Woman faces possible prison time for Lee photo vandalism - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) A women who vandalized a photograph of former President Lee Teng-hui () at a public memorial at Taipei Guest House on Friday could receive up to five years in jail for violating the Cultural Heritage Preservation Act, police said tha...

 2020-08-14 10:50 

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China Airlines travel agency shuttered due to pandemic - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) China Airlines (CAL), Taiwan's flagship carrier, said Friday it will close its travel agency due to the impact of COVID-19, adding to the woes of the local tourism industry, which has already seen several companies go out of busi...

 2020-08-14 08:58 

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Taiwan shares recover earlier losses, end slightly up - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan recouped earlier losses to close slightly higher Friday amid a mixed performance on U.S. markets as coronavirus stimulus talks between the White House and congressional Democrats came to a halt, dealers said....

 2020-08-14 08:24 

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Taiwan will never yield to Chinese provocation: MAC - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) Following a statement by China's People's Liberation Army on military exercises in the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan's government said Thursday it will never yield to provocations by Beijing....

 2020-08-14 07:39 

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Woman arrested for vandalizing Lee's portrait at public memorial - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) Taipei City police on Friday arrested and questioned a woman accused of splashing red paint on a portrait of former President Lee Teng-hui () at a public memorial at Taipei Guest House....

 2020-08-14 07:24 

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

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.006 to close at the day's high of NT$29.542....

 2020-08-14 07:16 

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MSCI's Taiwan weighting cut to not hurt local markets: FSC - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) Global index provider MSCI Inc.'s cut in Taiwan's weighting in two of its major indexes could lead a limited fund outflow, but it will not have much of an effect on local markets, according to the Financial Supervisory Commis...

 2020-08-14 07:03 

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Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA tournament canceled this year - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) has decided to cancel its Taiwan Swinging Skirts tournament this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting travel restrictions....

 2020-08-14 06:53 

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Former President Lee Teng-hui laid to rest in private funeral - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) A private funeral was held early Friday in Taipei for former President Lee Teng-hui (), a central figure in Taiwan's transition to democracy who died July 30 at the age of 97....

 2020-08-14 06:29 

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Taiwan promotes organic equivalence pacts with U.S., Canada - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) At an event held in Taipei to promote Taiwanese organic produce for the international market, the COA highlighted pacts signed with Canada on May 27 and the U.S. on June 5....

 2020-08-14 04:44 

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Taiwan shares close up 0.25% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 32.33 points, or 0.25 percent, at 12,795.46 Friday on turnover of NT$212.68 billion (US$7.23 billion)....

 2020-08-14 04:01 

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Taiwan airlines offering Chinese Valentine's Day sightseeing flights - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) Taiwanese airlines are inviting passengers to celebrate Chinese Valentine's Day with half-day trips that focus on the flight experience, as international travel remains restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-08-14 01:40 

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

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$29.404 at 10 a.m. Friday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.132 from the previous close....

 2020-08-14 01:27 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Friday are as follows:...

 2020-08-14 00:09 

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Taiwan shares open lower - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened down 53.16 points at 12,709.97 Friday on turnover of NT$3.1 billion (US$104.94 million)....

 2020-08-13 14:18 

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Public health experts debate universal COVID-19 testing - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) Public health experts on Wednesday offered differing views on whether Taiwan should test all incoming arrivals for COVID-19, at a press conference held by National Taiwan University (NTU) as part of a broader effort to engage with th...

 2020-08-13 14:04 

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Tainan begins trial run of driverless bus service - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) Tainan City has started a three-month trial run of an autonomous bus service, with the goal of launching the first commercial operation in the country in 2021, according to the local government....

 2020-08-13 13:47 

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Taiwan exports to six South Asian countries post record fall - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) Taiwan's exports to six countries in South Asia in the first seven months of 2020 saw their biggest ever year-on-year fall, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) reported on Thursday....

 2020-08-13 13:40 

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Longest suspension footbridge across Taroko Gorge opens - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) The Shanyue Suspension Bridge, the longest in Taroko National Park in eastern Taiwan's Hualien County, officially opened Wednesday....

 2020-08-13 13:34 

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Indigenous culture at core of new tourism drive on Alishan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) A series of new tour packages for the Alishan National Scenic Area will feature immersion in the culture of the indigenous Tsou people, who live in the mountains of southeastern Taiwan, the area's administration said Wednesday....

 2020-08-13 12:43 

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Executive Yuan passes 2021 central government budget plan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) The Executive Yuan on Thursday passed a central government budget plan for 2021, which projects a deficit of NT$201.5 billion (US$6.83 billion) for the year....

 2020-08-13 12:43 

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Executive Yuan passes 2021 central government budget plan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) The Executive Yuan on Thursday passed a central government budget plan for 2021, which projects a deficit of NT$201.5 billion (US$6.83 billion) for the year....

 2020-08-13 12:34 

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Public warned against buying masks falsely advertised as made in Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) A pharmaceutical association in Taipei said Thursday that people should be on the alert against false labeling of surgical masks sold in some online stores, which are advertising the products as made in Taiwan....

 2020-08-13 12:29 

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Ex-legislative aides indicted for espionage released on bail - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) Two of three former legislative aides charged with spying and developing a spy network in Taiwan for China were released on bail Thursday, hours after their indictment earlier the same day....

 2020-08-13 10:35 

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Facebook user faces possible lawsuits for live streaming film - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) A Facebook user who live streamed the South Korean film...

 2020-08-13 09:14 

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Lee funeral procession to make symbolic lap around Presidential Office - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) The funeral procession of former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui () will make a symbolic lap around the Presidential Office Building Friday following a private ceremony at Taipei's Chi-Nan Presbyterian Church, according to sources ...

 2020-08-13 08:38 

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Cabinet approves proposal to lower age of majority to 18 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) The Executive Yuan passed a proposed amendment to the Civil Code on Thursday to lower the legal age of majority to 18 from 20, and to set the engagement age at 17 and the marriage age at 18 for both men and women....

 2020-08-13 08:12 

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Former legislative aides indicted over espionage for China - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) Three former legislative aides were indicted Thursday on suspicion of involvement in developing a spy network in Taiwan for Chinese intelligence....

 2020-08-13 07:43 

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Czech senate president to arrive in Taiwan Aug. 30 on 6-day visit - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) The president of the Czech Republic senate Milo Vystril will visit Taiwan for six days, starting Aug. 30, at the head of a delegation comprising about 40 political and business leaders, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thu...

 2020-08-13 07:30 

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

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Thursday, shedding NT$0.040 to close at the day's high of NT$29.536....

 2020-08-13 07:10 

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4 Indonesian suspects arrested in murder of Taiwanese baker - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei/Jakarta, Aug. 13 (CNA) Indonesian police announced Wednesday that they had arrested four suspects in connection with the murder of a Taiwanese baker, with five others still being pursued....

 2020-08-13 04:57 

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Taiwan shares close up 0.73% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 92.78 points, or 0.73 percent, at 12,763.13 Thursday on turnover of NT$236.24 billion (US$8.03 billion)....

 2020-08-13 04:49 

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Taiwan to seek closer security ties, trade agreement with U.S.: Tsai - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () said on Wednesday that Taiwan will continue to work closely with the United States during her second term, with the focus on establishing a constructive security relationship, beginning negotiations on a fre...

 2020-08-13 01:47 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Thursday are as follows:...

 2020-08-13 00:11 

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Taiwan shares open higher - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened up 88.52 points at 12,758.87 Thursday on turnover of NT$5.65 billion (US$191.39 million)....

 2020-08-12 14:17 

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Taiwan-U.S. partnership could spur new supply chain: vice premier - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 12 (CNA) Vice Premier Shen Jong-chin () said Wednesday that Taiwan's collaboration with the United States on COVID-19 pandemic control presents an opportunity for the development of a new industrial supply chain....

 2020-08-12 13:51 

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EPA promotes new app that helps people find public drinking fountains - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 12 (CNA) The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) on Wednesday encouraged the public to use a new app that shows the location of the nearest public drinking fountains, with the aim of reducing the use of bottled water....

 2020-08-12 13:28 

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Cultural vouchers focus on senior citizens, minors and the disabled - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 12 (CNA) A second round of...

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