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 2021-07-24 11:43 

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Tang Prize laureates discuss cytokine-based therapies at forum - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) The three 2020 Tang Prize laureates in biopharmaceutical science shared their insights on cytokine-based therapies during the BIO Asia-Taiwan conference on Friday, including one treatment currently being used to cure COVID-19....

 2021-07-24 10:09 

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Judoka Yang Yung-wei snatches Taiwan's first medal at Tokyo Olympics - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) Taiwan's Yang Yung-wei () fell to Takato Naohisa of Japan in the men's 60-kg judo final at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, taking home silver and claiming Taiwan's first medal of the games....

 2021-07-24 09:41 

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All but northern Taiwan cities to allow on-site dining next week - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) Restaurants across Taiwan will resume dine-in services on July 27, with the exception of Taipei and New Taipei cities as well as neighboring Yilan county....

 2021-07-24 09:23 

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Taiwan female weightlifter finishes 4th at Tokyo Olympics - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) Fang Wan-ling (), a female weightlifter from Taiwan, finished fourth in the final of the woman's 49 kilogram weightlifting event at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday....

 2021-07-24 08:50 

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TSMC's high growth expected to support large spending: ratings agency - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) Although Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) plans to spend US$100 billion in investment over the next three years as it seeks to expand, the world's largest contract chipmaker is expected to absorb the large spending o...

 2021-07-24 08:26 

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Taiwanese mixed doubles pair advance to table tennis quarterfinals - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) Taiwanese table tennis players Lin Yun-ju () and Cheng I-ching () secured a quick victory Saturday to advance to the mixed doubles quarterfinals at the Tokyo Olympics....

 2021-07-24 08:06 

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Taiwan reports 25 new COVID-19 cases, most infection sources known - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) Taiwan on Saturday reported 25 new COVID-19 infections -- 24 transmitted domestically and one contracted overseas -- and two deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-07-24 07:37 

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Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying wins first badminton match at Tokyo Olympics - Focus Taiwan...

Tokyo, July 24 (CNA) World No. 1 female badminton player Tai Tzu-ying () began her campaign at the Tokyo Olympic Games with a straight sets victory in her first match in the group stage of the women's singles Saturday....

 2021-07-24 06:52 

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Taiwan's industrial production hits new high in Q2 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) Taiwan's industrial production for the second quarter of this year hit a new high on rising global demand for both tech and old economy items at a time when the world's economy was on a recovery as businesses reopen, accordin...

 2021-07-24 05:54 

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Taiwan reports 25 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) Taiwan on Saturday reported 25 new COVID-19 infections -- 24 of which were transmitted domestically and one contracted overseas -- as well as two deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-07-24 05:44 

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U.S. official pledges continued support for Taiwan amid China's deterrence - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, July 23 (CNA) Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs Naz Durakolu on Friday said the United States will continue to express support for Taiwan as China seeks to deter the island's international standing....

 2021-07-24 03:59 

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Sea warning lifted as In-Fa moves away, but heavy rain warned - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) With Typhoon In-Fa moving away from Taiwan, a sea warning was lifted by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) Saturday morning, but the bureau warned there could still be heavy rain caused by the storm's periphery....

 2021-07-24 03:51 

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Taiwanese rower qualifies for quarterfinals at Tokyo Olympics - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) Taiwanese rower Huang Yi-ting () on Saturday competed in the women's single scull repechage at the Tokyo Olympics and finished second in her group, with a time of 8:11.56 to qualify for the quarterfinals....

 2021-07-24 02:45 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

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

 2021-07-23 14:25 

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Retail, food/beverage sales plunge in June due to COVID-19 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Sales in Taiwan's retail and food/beverage sectors in June posted the largest declines for the month in 22 years because of restrictions imposed to combat the COVID-19 outbreak, according to Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) da...

 2021-07-23 14:09 

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Taiwan allows conditional reopening of preschools - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Taiwan's preschools and day care centers will be allowed to reopen under certain conditions when the COVID-19 alert level is lowered on July 27, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Friday....

 2021-07-23 13:24 

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Sun Moon Lake swim fest canceled due to COVID-19 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) An annual swim fest in Nantou County will be canceled this year due to restrictions on gatherings to combat the spread of COVID-19, the county's deputy magistrate Chen Cheng-Sheng () said Friday....

 2021-07-23 13:16 

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Hon Hai posts record high revenue for H1 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., a key supplier to Apple Inc., posted NT$2.7 trillion (US$96.26 billion) in revenue for the first six months of the year, a record first-half figure for the company....

 2021-07-23 13:06 

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TIER upgrades Taiwan's economic growth forecast for 2021 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) The Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) on Friday lifted its forecast for Taiwan's economic growth in 2021 to 5.4 percent, up 0.37 percentage point from its previous forecast in April....

 2021-07-23 12:45 

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Major cities split on resumption of on-site dining - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Local governments in Taiwan have expressed differing views on whether to allow the resumption of on-site dining when the country's COVID-19 alert level is lowered next week....

 2021-07-23 12:35 

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Taiwan to ease domestic travel rules as COVID numbers stabilize - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Taiwan will loosen its travel restrictions to allow larger domestic tour groups, when the nationwide COVID-19 alert is lowered to Level 2 on July 27, the Tourism Bureau said Friday....

 2021-07-23 12:31 

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Three family members of cinema employee contract COVID-19 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Three family members of a cinema worker at Q Square Mall in Taipei have contracted COVID-19, after the employee tested positive for the virus on Monday, the city government said Friday....

 2021-07-23 11:59 

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Taiwan shares end flat as tech gains dwindle - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan closed little changed Friday, as investors moved to the sell side, taking advantage of the initial gains in the bellwether electronics sector, dealers said....

 2021-07-23 11:16 

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Taiwanese athletes' first days at Tokyo Games - Focus Taiwan...

Of Taiwan's 68 athletes competing at this year's Olympic Games, 50 arrived in Tokyo on July 19, and several of them have begun practicing and competing ahead of Friday night's opening ceremony....

 2021-07-23 10:28 

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Wang Wen-yuan gives up chairmanship of Formosa Chemicals - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Wang Wen-yuan (), president of a major conglomerate owned by his family, announced Friday that he stepped down as chairman of one of the companies, Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corp....

 2021-07-23 10:16 

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Taiwan opens appointments for second COVID-19 vaccine jab - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Friday that anyone who has had their first COVID-19 vaccine jab can now make an appointment for a second shot provided that 10-12 weeks have passed since their first shot....

 2021-07-23 10:03 

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7 NT$10 million winning receipt prizes remain unclaimed - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Seven receipts issued in March and April that each won a special prize of NT$10 million (US$356,647) and another seven that won the NT$2 million grand prize remain unclaimed, the Ministry of Finance said Friday....

 2021-07-23 09:44 

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Border controls to remain despite lowering of COVID-19 alert - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Taiwan will lower the nationwide COVID-19 alert to Level 2 on July 27 to ease local disease prevention measures, but will still maintain tight border controls, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung () said during a press conference Friday....

 2021-07-23 09:27 

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Taiwan to lower COVID-19 alert to Level 2, further ease restrictions - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Government restrictions will be further relaxed to allow more social activity after the current COVID-19 alert is lowered to Level 2 on July 27, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung () said Friday....

 2021-07-23 08:27 

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Some flights, ferry services in Taiwan canceled due to storm - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Several flights and some ferry services in Taiwan were canceled Friday due to inclement weather caused by Typhoon In-Fa....

 2021-07-23 08:15 

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Taiwan reports 24 new COVID-19 cases, to lower alert level - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Taiwan on Friday reported 24 new COVID-19 infections -- 23 transmitted domestically and one contracted overseas -- and laid out updated disease control measures as it prepares to lower the nationwide Level 3 COVID-19 alert to Level 2...

 2021-07-23 07:58 

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

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.010 to close at NT$28.028....

 2021-07-23 05:31 

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Taiwan reports 24 new cases of COVID-19, two deaths - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Taiwan on Friday reported 24 new COVID-19 infections -- 23 transmitted domestically and one contracted overseas -- and two deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-07-23 05:28 

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Taiwanese shipping companies deny pricing abuse as U.S. launches probe - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Evergreen Marine Corp., the largest container cargo shipping company in Taiwan, and its Taiwanese counterpart Yang Ming Marine Transport have denied accusations from the United States of pricing collusion and abuse with other shippin...

 2021-07-23 05:15 

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Taiwan shares close up 0.59 points - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 0.59 points at 17,572.92 Friday on turnover of NT$564.17 billion (US$20.12 billion)....

 2021-07-23 04:54 

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U.S. Senate committee passes defense bill with Taiwan provisions - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, July 22 (CNA) The United States Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday voted to advance the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY2022) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes provisions aimed at strengthening the defense cooperation betw...

 2021-07-23 03:24 

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Taiwan to lower COVID-19 alert to Level 2 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Taiwan will lower the nationwide Level 3 COVID-19 alert after it expires on July 26 and further ease government restrictions starting July 27, the Cabinet said Friday....

 2021-07-23 02:12 

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Typhoon In-Fa veers northward; chance of affecting Taiwan reduce - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) With Typhoon In-Fa veering northward at a faster speed, the chance of it impacting Taiwan and prompting the need for a land warning to be issued has been reduced, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said on Friday....

 2021-07-23 01:31 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

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

 2021-07-23 01:12 

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

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$27.992 at 10 a.m. Friday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.026 from the previous close....

 2021-07-23 00:17 

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Taiwan shares opens up - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened up 31.62 points at 17,603.95 Friday on turnover of NT$7.91 billion (US$282.49 million)....

 2021-07-22 13:46 

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Heavy rain to soak northern Taiwan ahead of slow-moving Typhoon In-Fa - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 22 (CNA) Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Thursday that the approaching Typhoon In-Fa had slowed more or less to a standstill, but warned that northern and mountainous parts of the country could still see heavy rain late Thursda...

 2021-07-22 12:11 

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TSMC may open Japan factory in 2023 to supply Sony: report - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 22 (CNA) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is reportedly finalizing a decision to establish its first chip factory in Japan, which could start operations as early as 2023....

 2021-07-22 12:06 

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CityLink mall in Songshan closes temporarily due to COVID-19 case - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 22 (CNA) CityLink Songshan Station shopping mall closed its doors temporarily on Thursday, after an employee at the MUJI store there tested positive for COVID-19 the previous day....

 2021-07-22 11:52 

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New Taipei prepares to impose ban on under-18 vaping - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 22 (CNA) People under the age of 18 will not be permitted to buy or smoke electronic cigarettes in New Taipei, when a new ordinance takes effect in early August, the city government said Thursday....

 2021-07-22 11:31 

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R&D capability attracts foreign investment in Taiwan: U.S. report - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, July 21 (CNA) The U.S. government's Investment Climate Statements report released Wednesday, observes that Taiwan's advanced R&D capability and government incentives have attracted American and other foreign investment in the country....

 2021-07-22 09:27 

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

Taipei, July 22 (CNA) The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Thursday, shedding NT$0.055 to close at NT$28.018....

 2021-07-22 09:17 

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Taiwan's jobless rate rose in June due to COVID-19, graduation season - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 22 (CNA) Taiwan's unemployment rate grew to 4.80 percent in June, spurred mainly by the COVID-19 situation and graduation season in the country, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said Thursday....

 2021-07-22 09:04 

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Taiwan leaders express sympathy over flood disaster in China - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 22 (CNA) Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen () and Vice President Lai Ching-te () have extended condolences to the victims of the deadly floods in China over the past two days....

 2021-07-22 08:42 

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Taiwan reports 33 new COVID-19 cases, 30 domestic cases in the north - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 22 (CNA) Taiwan on Thursday reported 33 new COVID-19 cases -- 30 transmitted domestically and three contracted overseas -- and four deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

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