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 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

Forming a ‘Tsai Ing-wen’ doctrine ...

President Tsai Ing-wen's () Double Ten National Day address has attracted a great deal of analysis and many different interpretations. One core question is why Tsai chose this occasion to discuss Taiwan's national status. What was her main motive ...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

COVID-19: Project targets cheap pills for poorer nations ...

A WHO-led program to ensure poorer countries have fair access to COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments aims to secure antiviral drugs for patients with mild symptoms for as little as US$10 per course, a draft document seen by Reuters says.Merck & Co'...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

COVID-19: Airport restaurants still suffering ...

The Central Epidemic Command Center's lifting of the dine-in restriction at restaurants for outbound travelers at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport would only slightly help them recover their business, as the number of passengers accessing the airp...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Fireflies to get conservation area on Matsu Islands ...

Nearly 13 hectares of land in the Matsu Islands are to be set aside for firefly conservation, becoming the first habitat to be preserved for an island insect species.The decision comes a decade after two new species of firefly were identified by researche...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

Acer’s Taiwan, India units hacked by Desorden: report ...

PC vendor Acer Inc () yesterday confirmed that it was hacked twice in one week — once in Taiwan and once in India — but denied any damage or leak of customer data.Acer spokesperson Steven Chung () said that the customers in India whose data we...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

NDC rubber-stamps NT$53.3bn KMRT line in Kaohsiung ...

The National Development Council (NDC) on Monday approved a project to build a Siaogang-Linyuan line on the Kaohisung Mass Rapid Transit (KMRT) system and said services on the line would be scheduled to begin in 2030.The NDC, the nation's top economic...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Military monitoring Chinese advances ...

Taiwan is closely monitoring China's latest advanced weapons development, a military spokesman said yesterday, in response to media reports that Beijing tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile earlier this year."It is the armed forces' job...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Group advocates courts update to deal with spying ...

A dedicated legal system and enhanced training for judges are needed to deal with Chinese espionage and other cases that threaten to subvert Taiwan's national security, World United Formosans for Independence chairman Chen Nan-tien () said in a news b...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Poll shows most support Tsai’s stance ...

Most people supported President Tsai Ing-wen's () stance on cross-strait affairs in her speech on Double Ten National Day, the results of an Asia-Pacific Elite Interchange Association survey released on Monday showed.The random survey of 1,081 people ...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

Understanding Chinese colonialism ...

Oppression is painful, and not being able to express it increases the pain 10-fold. This level of pain is something that Uighurs, Tibetans and Mongolians understand all too well.A question often posed to Uighurs in the international arena is: "You say...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

Titans’ Henry scores treble in thrilling win over Bills ...

Derrick Henry on Monday rushed for three touchdowns and the Tennessee Titans staged a nail-biting late defensive stand to score a 34-31 victory over the Buffalo Bills.Titans running back Henry produced a trademark barnstorming performance to help the Tita...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

FSC unveils new fundraising rules ...

Relaxed rules would permit listed companies with paid-in capital of more than NT$2 billion (US$71.59 million) to shorten their fundraising by offering new shares in the first quarter of next year at the earliest, the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC)...

 2021-10-19 15:53 

China Post

J&J hikes 2021 profit forecast, COVID-19 vaccine sales grow...

Sales of the cancer treatment Darzalex helped Johnson & Johnson deliver better-than-expected third-quarter earnings, while COVID-19 fueled vaccine revenue and had more customers reaching for Tylenol. The world's biggest maker of health care products h...

 2021-10-19 15:53 

China Post

Mtley Cre's Nikki Sixx looks back at lean, driving years...

NEW YORK (AP) — Before he was a heavy metal icon, he sold lightbulbs. Before he shouted at the devil, he shouted at his mom. Before he was Nikki Sixx, he was Franklin Feranna. The Mtley Cre co-founder and bassist looks back at his formative years in...

 2021-10-19 15:53 

China Post

Crowds outside Myanmar's prisons greet freed detainees...

BANGKOK (AP) — Crowds gathered Tuesday outside prisons around Myanmar, waiting for at least a glimpse of friends and relatives who were being freed under an amnesty for people arrested for protesting against military rule. The head of the army-insta...

 2021-10-19 15:52 

China Post

Villanova tabbed to win Big East by conference coaches...

NEW YORK (AP) — Villanova has dominated the Big East over the last decade under the guidance of coach Jay Wright. The fourth-ranked Wildcats were the unanimous choice to win the conference in a preseason coaches poll released Tuesday. The team, whic...

 2021-10-19 15:49 

Nikkei Asian Review

China's recovery from swine fever pushes corn prices higher...

TOKYO -- Corn prices have risen substantially over the past year as China's pork industry rebounds from an outbreak of African swine fever that had fo...

 2021-10-19 15:49 

Nikkei Asian Review

Kishida orders Japan NSC to weigh strike capability after North Korean launch...

TOKYO -- Japan's National Security Council will consider having the country secure the capability to strike enemy missile bases in response to an...

 2021-10-19 15:33 

China Post

Stocks rise broadly; J&J leads gains for health care sector...

Stocks rose broadly in morning trading on Wall Street Tuesday as corporate earnings reporting gets into full swing. The S&P 500 rose 0.5% as of 10:18 a.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 138 points, or 0.4%, to 35,396 and the Nasdaq rose 0....

 2021-10-19 15:32 

China Post

US Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska expects to be indicted...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska expects to be charged with lying to the FBI while federal agents were investigating campaign contributions funneled to him from a Nigerian billionaire, the nine-term Republican said as he pro...

 2021-10-19 15:32 

China Post

Portugal honors diplomat who saved thousands from Nazis...

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal paid official homage Tuesday to Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a Portuguese diplomat who during World War II helped save thousands of people from Nazi persecution, by placing a tomb with his name in the country's Nat...

 2021-10-19 15:32 

China Post

COVID-19 and pregnancy: Women regret not getting the vaccine...

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — Sometimes when she's feeding her infant daughter, Amanda Harrison is overcome with emotion and has to wipe away tears of gratitude. She is lucky to be here, holding her baby. Harrison was 29 weeks pregnant and unvaccinat...

 2021-10-19 15:31 

China Post

Jury selection resumes slowly in Ahmaud Arbery slaying trial...

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Attorneys resumed questioning potential jurors Tuesday in the trial of three white men charged with chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery following a slow start and some admonishment from the judge to speed things along. The fatal ...

 2021-10-19 15:31 

China Post

Alex Murdaugh is denied bond on $3M theft charges...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge in South Carolina denied bond Tuesday for attorney Alex Murdaugh on the second set of charges he has faced since finding his wife and son dead last June. Circuit Judge Clifton Newman issued the decision after hearing at...

 2021-10-19 15:31 

China Post

As Bitcoin goes mainstream, Wall Street looks to cash in...

NEW YORK (AP) — Love cryptocurrencies or hate the very idea of them, they're becoming more mainstream by the day. Cryptocurrencies have surged so much that their total value has reached nearly $2.5 trillion, rivaling the size of G7 economies lik...

 2021-10-19 15:25 

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong's Legislative Council delivers best-ever performance, passes record number of bills after opposition exodus, senior lawmaker says...

Hong Kong's legislature has delivered its best-ever performance and passed a record number of bills since the opposition camp resigned en masse nearly a year ago, according to the chairman of its powerful House Committee.Starry Lee Wai-king on Tuesday...

 2021-10-19 15:14 

Ecns.cn

CSTO holds military drills near Afghan-Tajik border...

The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) on Monday held its joint military drills at Kharbmaidon training ground in Tajikistan near the border with Afghanistan....

 2021-10-19 15:14 

Ecns.cn

Chinese draft law says no to tiger parents...

Chinese lawmakers are mulling over a draft law banning parents from placing an excessive academic burden on children....

 2021-10-19 15:11 

Ecns.cn

2021 Global Industrial Internet Conference opens in NE China's Shenyang...

Themed "Empowering High Quality, Generate New Momentum", the 2021 Global Industrial Internet Conference opened in Shenyang on Monday. The conference aims to promote the integration of industrialization and informatization in a wider scope, in grea...

 2021-10-19 15:11 

Ecns.cn

Aussie researcher discovers way to 3D print sustainable shock absorbing material...

A researcher from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has discovered a way to 3D print a shock absorbing material that could protect buildings from car crashes and other sources of damage....

 2021-10-19 15:00 

South China Morning Post

China test fires 'world's largest, most hi-tech solid-fuel rocket engine'...

China says it fired up the world's largest, most technically advanced solid-fuel rocket engine for the first time at an unspecified ground testing facility on Tuesday.The rocket's 3.5-metre wide engine can generate 500 tonnes of thrust, according ...

 2021-10-19 14:57 

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong to host 7 trade fairs simultaneously, with hybrid platform aimed at taking advantage of peak sourcing season...

Seven autumn trade fairs will be held simultaneously for the first time ever on a single hybrid platform offering both online and offline events later this month, as the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) seeks to tap into "peak sourcing seas...

 2021-10-19 14:53 

China Post

Spanish court throws out lawsuit against US treasure hunters...

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has shelved a lawsuit against American treasure hunters that accused them of having destroyed an underwater archaeological site when they looted a sunken galleon for tons of precious coins over a decade ago. In 2007, th...

 2021-10-19 14:52 

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus Hong Kong: more than 110 gym-goers accuse officials of botching quarantine process after customer tested positive...

More than 110 gym-goers were ordered into quarantine in Hong Kong nearly two weeks after a customer of the same fitness studio tested positive for Covid-19 in Britain shortly after arriving earlier this month, sparking complaints about conflicting and del...

 2021-10-19 14:52 

China Post

MacKinnon clears COVID protocols, could play for Avs at Caps...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon has cleared NHL coronavirus protocols and could make his season debut Tuesday night against the Washington Capitals. MacKinnon tested positive for the coronavirus last week and had been in t...

 2021-10-19 14:42 

Ecns.cn

China's top legislature starts standing committee session...

The Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress, China's top legislature, started its 31st session Tuesday to review multiple draft laws and law amendments....

 2021-10-19 14:39 

Taiwan News

Exposed: How big farm lobbies undermine EU's green agriculture plan...

Exposed: How big farm lobbies undermine EU's green agriculture plan | 2021-10-19 10:39:00...

 2021-10-19 14:33 

Ecns.cn

U.S. restrictions on Chinese students hurting bilateral exchanges...

The United States should stop using excuses to restrict Chinese students going to the country, which interferes with normal people-to-people exchanges....

 2021-10-19 14:33 

China Post

Stocks start higher; J&J leads gains for health care sector...

Stocks are moving modestly higher on Wall Street in early trading Tuesday as corporate earnings reporting gets into full swing. The benchmark S&P 500 was up 0.3% in the first few minutes of trading, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.2%. Health...

 2021-10-19 14:32 

China Post

Report: Haiti gang seeks $17M for kidnapped US missionaries...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A gang that kidnapped 17 members of a U,S.-based missionary group has demanded a $17 million ransom for them, according to Haiti's justice minister, as quoted by the Wall Street Journal. Justice Minister Liszt Quitel...

 2021-10-19 14:32 

China Post

UK terror-prevention program questioned after lawmaker slain...

LONDON (AP) — The killing of British lawmaker David Amess is once again fueling concern about a government program aimed at preventing at-risk young people from becoming radicalized, with critics saying change is urgently needed to ensure it works. ...

 2021-10-19 14:32 

South China Morning Post

'Misguided compassion': Hong Kong couple plead for mercy over death of friend's baby girl...

A Hong Kong couple who abused a friend's baby daughter before her death have asked the court for mercy, asking for their childcare difficulties and a failure by authorities to intervene despite "red flags" in the girl's home life to be tak...

 2021-10-19 14:32 

China Post

Malta vows better journalist protections, reforms...

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The Maltese government on Tuesday responded to a critical European human rights evaluation by vowing to soon propose new legislation to better protect journalists in the wake of the 2017 assassination of investigative reporter...

 2021-10-19 14:31 

China Post

Heavy rains trigger floods in northern India, killing 22...

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — At least 22 people have died and others are missing in floods triggered by heavy rains in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, officials said Tuesday. The Indian Meteorological Department predicted that heavy to very heavy...

 2021-10-19 14:30 

RTHK News

HKJA told most of its police complaints not pursuable...

The Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) on Tuesday said it has been informed by the police that all but one of 27 complaints it filed against officers during the 2019 unrest have been classified as "not pursuable".The HKJA filed the complaint...

 2021-10-19 14:22 

Ecns.cn

Yuanmingyuan Ruins Park opens for free on its 161st anniversary of destruction...

Yuanmingyuan Ruins Park, or the Old Summer Palace, opened to the public for free on Monday to commemorate its 161st anniversary of destruction. On Oct. 18, 1860, Anglo-French forces invaded Beijing and burned down the Old Summer Palace during the Second O...

 2021-10-19 14:19 

South China Morning Post

COP26: wait for decision on Xi Jinping's summit appearance, Chinese envoy says...

China attaches great importance to tackling climate change but an announcement has yet to be made on whether President Xi Jinping will attend the COP26 summit, China's special climate envoy, Xie Zhenhua, said on Tuesday.Asked if Xi would attend the CO...

 2021-10-19 14:16 

NHK

Japan: N.Korea launched ballistic missiles...

Pacific nations are looking into North Korea's missile launch on Tuesday morning, the latest in a series of recent weapon tests....

 2021-10-19 14:15 

South China Morning Post

China's property and construction sectors contract in third quarter as Evergrande crisis and tougher regulation hit home...

China's property and construction sectors contracted in the third quarter for the first time since the start of the pandemic, hurt by a slump in real estate as the Evergrande debt crisis and the effects of Beijing's tougher property market regulat...

 2021-10-19 14:15 

The Asahi Shimbun

Energy crunch hits global recovery as winter approaches | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Power shortages are turning out streetlights and shutting down factories in China. The poor in Brazil are choosing between paying for food or electricity. German corn and wheat farmers can't find fertilizer, made using natural gas. And fears are risin...

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