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 2021-10-23 13:58 

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Recalled Legislator Chen vows to win in 'next election' - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) Legislator Chen Po-wei () of the pro-independence Taiwan Statebuilding Party (TSP), who lost an unprecedented recall vote Saturday, vowed to make a comeback by winning...

 2021-10-23 13:32 

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Chen Po-wei becomes first legislator in Taiwan to lose recall vote (update) - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) Legislator Chen Po-wei () of the Taiwan Statebuilding Party will be removed from office after losing an unprecedented recall election in Taichung's second electoral constituency Saturday....

 2021-10-23 12:19 

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First-ever Taipei Buskers Festival showcases street performers - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) The first-ever Taipei Buskers Festival kicked off Saturday in the city with over 90 performance groups and artists, enabling them to show off their talents to the general public....

 2021-10-23 12:12 

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Indonesia courts Hon Hai, Gogoro EV investment - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. and Gogoro Inc. have been invited to develop Indonesia's electric vehicle (EV) industry following talks with Jakarta's minister of investment Friday....

 2021-10-23 11:57 

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Former lawmaker Ju Gau-jeng dies at 67 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) Former lawmaker Ju Gau-jeng (), who was known for taking the first swing at a legislative speaker in 1988 and his aggressive ways while serving in the Legislature between 1987 and 1999, died at the age of 67 on Friday, according to h...

 2021-10-23 10:00 

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Jane Goodall to give Tang Prize lecture Nov. 20 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) Renowned primatologist Jane Goodall will give a Tang Prize lecture Nov. 20, part of a two-day online program featuring expert talks on law, science and Sinology....

 2021-10-23 09:33 

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PX Mart's acquisition of RT-Mart could worry Carrefour: economist - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) A deal for Taiwanese supermarket chain PX Mart to acquire hypermarket operator RT-Mart could pose big challenges for Carrefour as the acquisition will help PX Mart extend its reach to the hypermarket business, according to an economi...

 2021-10-23 09:21 

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Chen Po-wei becomes first legislator in Taiwan to lose recall vote - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) Legislator Chen Po-wei () of the pro-independence Taiwan Statebuilding Party lost a recall election in Taichung's second district Saturday....

 2021-10-23 08:49 

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World Cup Taiwan kicks off to strengthen sports diplomacy - Focus Taiwan...

New Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) A football festival aimed at strengthening Taiwan's relationship with countries around the world kicked off Saturday in New Taipei with 18 teams and a special exhibition match between Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) offici...

 2021-10-23 08:22 

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U.S. senators introduce bill to 'avoid miscalculation' in the Taiwan Strait - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, Oct. 22 (CNA) Two U.S. senators on Wednesday introduced a bipartisan legislation which they say is aimed at lowering tensions and reducing the risk of conflict in the Taiwan Strait....

 2021-10-23 08:19 

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Mercury dips to 17 degrees, cold and humid weekend forecast for Northern Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) Northeasterly winds brought lows of 17 degrees Celsius to New Taipei early Saturday, with the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecasting cold and humid weekend weather for northern Taiwan until seasonal winds weaken on Monday....

 2021-10-23 07:05 

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Tallying the votes for Legislator Chen Po-wei recall - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) Election officials in Taichung began counting votes in a special referendum held in the second electoral constituency of Taichung to recall Legislator Chen Po-wei () of the Taiwan Statebuilding Party after the poll stations closed at...

 2021-10-23 06:56 

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Taiwan reports 7 imported COVID-19 cases and no deaths - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) Taiwan reported seven new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, all of which were contracted overseas, and zero deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-10-23 04:43 

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Taiwan and Slovakia ink 7 MOUs, pave way for closer ties - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) The Taiwanese delegation visiting Europe has signed seven Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with Slovak officials and scientists that aim to increase bilateral collaboration on trade and technology, according to Taiwan's National...

 2021-10-23 04:16 

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Taiwan's Chou Tien-chen suffers quarterfinal defeat at Denmark Open - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) Taiwan's World No. 4 badminton ace and tournament fourth seed Chou Tien-chen () suffered an upset defeat at the hands of unseeded Lee Cheuk Yiu of Hong Kong in the quarterfinals of the Denmark Open in Odense on Friday....

 2021-10-23 03:45 

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Magnitude 5.3 earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck off the coast of Hualien in eastern Taiwan at 11:16 a.m. Saturday, according to the Central Weather Bureau....

 2021-10-23 01:14 

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Plague-expelling religious festival to be held on schedule - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) The Wangye Worshipping Ceremony () in Pingtung County will still take place from Oct. 24 to 31 but on a smaller scale than originally planned as precaution against the spread of COVID-19....

 2021-10-22 14:50 

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Taiwan expands quarantine compensation coverage for COVID-19 patients - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) on Friday said it has expanded the scope of its NT$1,000-(US$35.87)-per-day compensation provided to people who had to undergo quarantine, to include those who have been required to ...

 2021-10-22 14:15 

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TSMC to submit comments to the U.S. on microchip supply chain - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) The world's largest contract chipmaker, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), will submit its comments to the United States in response to Washington's request for chipmakers to provide information on the semiconduct...

 2021-10-22 14:08 

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Voters to vote in recall election of pro-independence lawmaker - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) A special election will be held on Saturday for voters in a district of Taichung City to decide whether to recall Legislator Chen Po-wei () of the pro-independence Taiwan Statebuilding Party, with the main opposition party Kuomintang...

 2021-10-22 13:17 

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PX Mart to acquire RT-Mart; deal set to be completed in mid-2022 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) PX Mart, one of the leading supermarket chains in Taiwan, will acquire Taiwanese hyper market chain RT-Mart, and the acquisition should be completed in mid-2022....

 2021-10-22 12:59 

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Jobless rate down in Taiwan as COVID-19 under control - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) Taiwan's jobless rate fell for a third straight month in September to 3.96 percent as locally transmitted COVID-19 cases have been brought under control, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said F...

 2021-10-22 11:53 

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Taiwan to open mix-and-match COVID-19 vaccine approach to public - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) Taiwan will soon allow the general public to mix-and-match COVID-19 vaccines for the first time, starting as early as the first half of November, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Friday....

 2021-10-22 11:29 

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TSMC denies reported delay in Arizona plan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, denied a report Friday that there has been a delay in its Arizona investment project, saying the plan is on schedule....

 2021-10-22 10:13 

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Resolution 'misused' by Beijing to block Taiwan at U.N.: U.S. official - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, Oct. 21 (CNA) Beijing has inaccurately interpreted a United Nations resolution adopted in 1971 to exclude Taiwan from playing a role in the international organization and its affiliates, an official with the United States Department of State s...

 2021-10-22 09:36 

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Taiwan Mobile first carrier in Taiwan to receive 5G SA certification - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) Taiwan Mobile Co. has became Taiwan's first telecom operator to receive 5G SA (standalone access) system certification from the National Communications Commission, which will enable it to provide advanced SA services....

 2021-10-22 08:33 

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New COVID cases suggest hidden community infection: Health minister - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) The two new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases reported on Friday indicate there are likely more unidentified community infections in Taiwan, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung () said....

 2021-10-22 08:33 

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Nine individuals indicted for smuggling 154 cats from China - Focus Taiwan...

Kaohsiung , Oct. 22 (CNA) Nine men were indicted by prosecutors in Kaohsiung on Friday for smuggling 154 pet cats from China, with some of those charged potentially subject to sentences of up to seven years in jail....

 2021-10-22 08:11 

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New plume thistle species found in national park, named after Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) Two Taiwanese botanists recently identified a new alpine plume thistle species in Shei-pa National Park and named it after Taiwan in the hope that it will no longer be confused with another more well-known species, park officials sai...

 2021-10-22 07:54 

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Taiwan shares end flat; tech gains offset old economy stocks - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan closed little changed Friday as large cap tech stocks moved higher while old economy shares lost ground....

 2021-10-22 07:46 

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Taiwan graduates experience longest job-hunting wait in 9 years: survey - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) Graduates fresh out of college in Taiwan recorded the longest wait between graduation and employment in nine years in 2021, according to the results of a survey released Friday....

 2021-10-22 07:16 

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

Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Friday, shedding NT$0.010 to close at NT$27.902....

 2021-10-22 05:54 

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Taiwan reports 8 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) Taiwan reported eight new COVID-19 cases on Friday -- two of them contracted domestically and the rest overseas -- and no deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-10-22 05:10 

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Taiwan shares close 0.77 points lower - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed down 0.77 points at 16,888.74 Friday on turnover of NT$281.57 billion (US$10.09 billion)....

 2021-10-22 02:44 

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Biden affirms U.S. would defend Taiwan if China attacks - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, Oct. 21 (CNA) The United States would come to Taiwan's defense in the event of an attack by China, U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday during a CNN town hall in Baltimore....

 2021-10-22 02:30 

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Rain forecast for northern Taiwan throughout Friday - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) Northern Taiwan could see rain throughout Friday due to seasonal winds and moisture moving in from China, with temperatures ranging from 18-21 degrees Celsius, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB)....

 2021-10-22 02:12 

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Taiwan's Chou Tien-chen reaches quarterfinals at Odense - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) Taiwan badminton ace Chou Tien-chen () progressed into the quarterfinals of the Denmark Open by sweeping his Chinese opponent in straight games in the men's singles Thursday....

 2021-10-22 01:44 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

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

 2021-10-22 01:13 

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

Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$27.895 at 10 a.m. Friday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.017 from the previous close....

 2021-10-22 00:13 

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Taiwan shares open higher - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened up 10.81 points at 16,900.32 Friday on turnover of NT$2.69 billion (US$96.45 million)....

 2021-10-21 14:31 

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Taiwan's Wang and Lee eliminated from Denmark Open - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) Taiwan badminton men's doubles duo Wang Chi-lin () and Lee Yang () suffered a formidable defeat against Japan to crash out of the Denmark Open Thursday....

 2021-10-21 14:20 

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About half of Taiwan's people satisfied with its democracy: U.S. survey - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, Oct. 21 (CNA) A survey released by the nonpartisan American think tank Pew Research Center on Thursday showed that 57 percent of Taiwanese people were satisfied with Taiwan's democracy, far lower than that of other countries, including Sin...

 2021-10-21 13:30 

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French office, Taiwan university sign MOU on scholarship program - Focus Taiwan...

Kaohsiung, Oct. 21 (CNA) The French Office in Taipei and Kaohsiung-based National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Thursday on setting up a scholarship program to encourage students from the university to pursue...

 2021-10-21 12:19 

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Interior Ministry introduces draft bill to improve building fire safety - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) The Ministry of the Interior Thursday approved a draft amendment to the Condominium Administration Act, which, if passed by the Legislative Yuan, will mandate the creation of management committees for unsafe and old buildings built b...

 2021-10-21 11:48 

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First indigenous trainer jet to roll off production line makes debut test flight - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) The first indigenous advanced jet trainer (AJT) to roll off the production line took to the skies at Ching Chuan Kang Air Base in Taichung on Thursday....

 2021-10-21 10:57 

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Record-high gray-faced buzzards seen in Kenting in annual migration - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) A record high of over 110,000 gray-faced buzzards have been seen in Taiwan during their annual migration to the south, the Kenting National Park Administration reported on Thursday....

 2021-10-21 10:26 

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Taiwan plans to allow mixing of AZ-BNT vaccines - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) The government plans to authorize further COVID-19 vaccine mix-and-matching, by allowing those who received an AstraZeneca shot at least 10 weeks ago to choose the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) for their second dose during the next round of ...

 2021-10-21 10:11 

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Indonesia looks to strengthen trade with Taiwan at virtual expo - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) Indonesia's representative office in Taipei was looking to strengthen bilateral trade with Taiwan by inviting local businesses to attend the online opening ceremony of the country's largest annual trade event on Thursday....

 2021-10-21 10:00 

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

Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Thursday, gaining NT$0.001 to close at NT$27.912....

 2021-10-21 09:33 

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European Parliament passes report on enhancing Taiwan-EU relations - Focus Taiwan...

Brussels, Oct. 21 (CNA) The European Parliament passed a report Wednesday on enhancing European Union-Taiwan relations, including calling on the EU to begin preparing for the possible signing of a Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with Taiwan and to ch...

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