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 2022-06-30 13:32 

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Tainan City FC loses 3-1 to Hong Kong's Eastern Long Lions in AFC Cup - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) Tainan City FC's campaign in the Asian Football Federation (AFC) Cup came to an end following a 3-1 loss to Hong Kong's Eastern Long Lions in their group's closing match at Buriram Stadium in Thailand on Thursday....

 2022-06-30 13:23 

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Government urged to expedite law revisions to better protect cyberviolence victims - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) The government should work with lawmakers to facilitate law amendments that provide more protection to victims of gender-based cyberviolence, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said in its recommendations to the government r...

 2022-06-30 13:15 

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Applications for new rent subsidy program to open July 1 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) Applications for the government's new rent subsidy program for Taiwanese citizens will open Friday, with the means-tested monthly subsidies of up to NT$11,200 (US$376.62) distributed to successful applicants from Oct. 3....

 2022-06-30 12:54 

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Foreign envoys in Taiwan visit anti-terrorism training center - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) Foreign diplomats in Taiwan were invited Thursday to visit an anti-terrorism training center affiliated with the National Police Agency (NPA), in Taoyuan, where they had an opportunity to watch a drill, the NPA said....

 2022-06-30 12:39 

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Taiwan attends EU civil protection forum - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) The European Commission invited Taiwan to attend a civil protection forum held earlier this week in Brussels for the first time, where representatives of the country shared its experiences in digital disaster prevention, the Executiv...

 2022-06-30 12:14 

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Practice, resilience helped Liya Chu win MasterChef Junior - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) On June 23, Liya Chu () was announced as the first Taiwanese-American champion of the popular U.S. culinary TV show MasterChef Junior, putting her ahead of other Taiwanese-Americans such as Jason Wang (), Lynn Chyi, Felix Fang, and F...

 2022-06-30 11:47 

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Crew of seized Taiwanese fishing vessel in good health: MOFA - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) Taiwan's government on Thursday confirmed for the first time that a Taiwanese fishing vessel has been held by the Indonesian authorities for nearly two weeks for alleged violations of fishing regulations while in Indonesian water...

 2022-06-30 11:40 

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Golden Melody Award Ceremony set to fill Kaohsiung Arena on Saturday - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) The 33rd Golden Melody Award (GMA) ceremony is scheduled to take place at Kaohsiung Arena on Saturday, taking what is Taiwan's equivalent of the Grammy Awards back to the southern port city for the first time in 17 years....

 2022-06-30 11:19 

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Taiwan's badminton ace Tai Tzu-ying sails into Malaysia Open quarterfinals - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) Taiwan's badminton ace Tai Tzu-ying () cruised into the quarterfinals of the women's singles at the Malaysia Open on Thursday, after a decisive win over Kristin Kuuba of Estonia in straight games....

 2022-06-30 11:16 

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Taiwan launches joint trade pact for Indigenous entrepreneurs - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) Taiwan recently shared the stage with Canada, New Zealand and Australia to inaugurate a new multilateral mechanism aimed at empowering Indigenous peoples to set up businesses on a global scale, the Council of Indigenous Peoples (CIP)...

 2022-06-30 10:58 

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Taiwan CDC issues travel alert for 44 countries due to monkeypox - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control on Thursday issued travel alerts for 44 countries that have reported monkeypox infections that were domestically transmitted or of unknown origin....

 2022-06-30 10:41 

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Foreign firms falling foul of labor law to pay higher fine - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) Foreign companies with operating working capital that exceed NT$100 million (US$3.36 million) will be subject to a higher minimum fine of NT$50,000 for noncompliance with labor law, effective Aug. 1, a labor official said Thursday....

 2022-06-30 10:35 

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Taiex plunges by over 400 points to fall below 14,900 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) Taiwan's shares plunged by more than 400 points on Thursday, following steep losses on American markets overnight, with the major index of the country's stock market falling below 14,900 points....

 2022-06-30 09:03 

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Cancer remains leading cause of death in Taiwan for 40th year - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) Cancer was the leading cause of death in Taiwan in 2021, continuing a trend that has prevailed in the country for the past 40 years, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) reported Thursday....

 2022-06-30 08:45 

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Foreign professional online ARC application site to open July 1 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) Foreign professionals with an employment permit issued by the Ministry of Labor (MOL) will have the option to apply for their Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) online from July 1, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) said Thursday....

 2022-06-30 08:41 

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Job brokers can now apply online for work permits for foreign chefs, translators in Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) Brokerage firms that hire foreign translators and chefs to work in Taiwan now have the option to file their employment-related applications online, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) said Thursday....

 2022-06-30 07:51 

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

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Thursday, gaining NT$0.044 to close at NT$29.726....

 2022-06-30 07:12 

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7-month-old boy becomes Taiwan's youngest MIS-C case: CECC - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported eight new cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) on Thursday, including a 7-month-old boy, the youngest individual to have been diagnosed with the condition ...

 2022-06-30 06:57 

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St. Kitts and Nevis embassy donates books to National Central Library - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) The Embassy of Saint Christopher (Saint Kitts) and Nevis in Taiwan donated a set of five English books written by authors from the Caribbean country to the National Central Library (NCL) on Thursday to promote cultural understanding ...

 2022-06-30 05:34 

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Taiwan reports 38,942 new COVID-19 cases, 118 deaths - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) Taiwan reported 38,942 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all but 96 of which were domestic infections, and 118 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2022-06-30 05:30 

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Taiwan shares close down 2.72% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed down 414.40 points, or 2.72 percent, at 14,825.73 Thursday on turnover of NT$259.23 billion (US$8.71 billion).(By Christie Chen)Enditem...

 2022-06-30 04:08 

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Silvestre Bello III nomination for MECO post welcomed by Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Manila, June 30 (CNA) Taiwan's representative to the Philippines Thursday welcomed the planned nomination of former Philippine cabinet minister Silvestre Bello III as the new head of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO), the country's de...

 2022-06-30 02:49 

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Tropical Storm Chaba formed; to bring rain to Taiwan from Friday - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) A tropical depression located in the South China Sea has developed into a tropical storm that could bring rain to Taiwan starting on Friday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB)....

 2022-06-30 01:59 

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

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$29.735 at 10 a.m. Thursday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, up NT$0.053 from the previous close.(By Christie Chen)Enditem...

 2022-06-30 01:36 

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Taiwan's foreign minister tests positive for COVID-19 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu () has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently quarantined at home, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thursday....

 2022-06-30 00:45 

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Taiwan receives first shipment of Novavax vaccine - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) Taiwan took delivery of its first shipment of Novavax COVID-19 vaccines through COVAX on Thursday morning....

 2022-06-30 00:30 

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Taiwan shares open lower - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened down 93.21 points at 15,146.92 Thursday on turnover of NT$4.17 billion (US$140.13 million).(By Christie Chen)Enditem...

 2022-06-29 12:51 

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Trade initiative with U.S. 'golden opportunity' for Taiwan: President Tsai - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 29 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () said Wednesday that a...

 2022-06-29 12:18 

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Presidential Office reports 4 new COVID-19 cases, including NSC's Koo - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 29 (CNA) The Presidential Office on Wednesday reported four new COVID-19 cases, including National Security Council (NSC) Secretary-General Wellington Koo () and NSC Advisor Chen Chun-lin ()....

 2022-06-29 11:38 

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Preparations underway for COVID-19 vaccination of young children: CECC - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 29 (CNA) Local governments are preparing to start administering the Moderna COVID-19 to children aged 6 months to 5 years, although the vaccine shipment to Taiwan has been delayed, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday....

 2022-06-29 11:29 

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Tai Tzu-ying eases into 2nd round at Malaysia Open - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 29 (CNA) Taiwanese badminton ace Tai Tzu-ying () advanced to the second round of the woman's singles at the Malaysia Open on Wednesday, after routing Belgian Lianne Tan in two straight games....

 2022-06-29 10:58 

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Kaohsiung chief of police to head National Police Agency - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 29 (CNA) The Executive Yuan on Wednesday appointed Kaohsiung chief of police Huang Ming-chao () to head the National Police Agency (NPA), succeeding Chen Ja-chin () who applied for early retirement....

 2022-06-29 10:58 

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Kaohsiung chief of police to head National Police Agency - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 29 (CNA) The Executive Yuan on Wednesday appointed Kaohsiung chief of police Huang Ming-chao () to head the National Police Agency (NPA), succeeding Chen Ja-chin () who applied for early retirement....

 2022-06-29 09:05 

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Taiwan to subsidize early screening for lung cancer from July - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 29 (CNA) People at high risk of contracting lung cancer will be eligible to receive a NT$4,000 (US$135) subsidy every two years from July amid Taiwan's efforts to curb the disease, which is the leading cause of cancer mortality in the cou...

 2022-06-29 09:01 

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Council opposes official Indigenous status for Pingpu people - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 29 (CNA) The Council of Indigenous Peoples (CIP) has opposed granting the Siraya and other Pingpu tribes constitutionally-protected Indigenous status which entitles the 16 officially recognized Indigenous peoples in Taiwan to specific privile...

 2022-06-29 09:01 

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Council opposes official Indigenous status for Pingpu people - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 29 (CNA) The Council of Indigenous Peoples (CIP) has opposed granting the Siraya and other Pingpu tribes constitutionally-protected Indigenous status which entitles the 16 officially recognized Indigenous peoples in Taiwan to specific privile...

 2022-06-29 08:18 

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KMT picks ex-Legislator Ko Chih-en for Kaohsiung mayoral race - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 29 (CNA) Taiwan's main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday selected former Legislator Ko Chih-en () as the party's candidate for Nov. 26's Kaohsiung mayoral election....

 2022-06-29 08:09 

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HTC unveils new metaverse smartphone - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 29 (CNA) Taiwan smartphone brand HTC Corp. released its latest handset with metaverse features at a news conference Tuesday....

 2022-06-29 07:56 

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Taiwan shares fall by almost 200 points after big U.S. losses - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 29 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan took a beating, plunging by almost 200 points Wednesday, as investors took cues from heavy losses suffered by the U.S. markets in the wake of weaker than expected economic data, dealers said....

 2022-06-29 07:30 

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Taiwan to take delivery of Novavax vaccine shipment Thursday - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 29 (CNA) Taiwan will receive its first shipment of the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine Thursday morning, and roll-out of the 504,000 doses will begin July 8, at the earliest, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday....

 2022-06-29 07:29 

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Judo coach gets 9 years for death of 7-year-old student - Focus Taiwan...

Taichung, June 29 (CNA) An unlicensed judo coach who caused the death of his 7-year-old student after slamming him into the ground more than a dozen times was sentenced to nine years in prison by the Taichung District Court Wednesday....

 2022-06-29 07:13 

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

Taipei, June 29 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, gaining NT$0.042 to close at NT$29.682....

 2022-06-29 06:20 

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Taiwan to maintain mask mandate through July - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 29 (CNA) Taiwan will maintain its mask mandate through the month of July, in light of the current domestic COVID-19 situation and the rising number of imported cases of the newest Omicron subvariants, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC...

 2022-06-29 06:14 

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New Taipei fire kills 2, critically injures 1 - Focus Taiwan...

New Taipei, June 29 (CNA) Two people were killed and one woman seriously injured in an early morning fire that broke out at a three-story private residence in New Taipei, police said Wednesday....

 2022-06-29 05:31 

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Taiwan reports 42,204 new COVID-19 cases, 85 deaths - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 29 (CNA) Taiwan reported 42,204 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, all but 92 of which were domestic infections, and 85 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2022-06-29 05:15 

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Taiwan shares close down 1.29% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 29 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed down 199.79 points, or 1.29 percent, at 15,240.13 Wednesday on turnover of NT$243.47 billion (US$8.2 billion)....

 2022-06-29 05:08 

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U.S. eyes 'high-standard' trade commitments with Taiwan: Katherine Tai - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, June 28 (CNA) United States Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai told an investment summit on Tuesday that the U.S. would aim to reach...

 2022-06-29 04:21 

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Taiwan parliamentary delegation holds meetings in Washington - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, June 28 (CNA) A parliamentary delegation to the United States led by Johnny Chiang (), former chair of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) and convener of the Legislature's Diplomacy and National Defense Committee, kicked off three days of mee...

 2022-06-29 03:31 

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Taiwan stands firm on Taiping drills despite Manila protests - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 29 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Wednesday asserted Taiwan's right to conduct live-fire drills on Taiping Island, following protests from the Philippines, which claims the South China Sea territory as its own....

 2022-06-29 03:10 

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Taiwan not invited to Marcos Jr. inauguration: MOFA - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 29 (CNA) Taiwan has not been invited to attend the upcoming inauguration of Philippine President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr., a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) spokesman said Wednesday....

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