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 2021-09-18 08:51 

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Taiwanese artists named winners of Kyoto manga anime awards - Focus Taiwan...

Tokyo, Sept. 18 (CNA) Three Taiwanese artists have been named winners of 2021 Kyoto International Manga Anime Awards, one of the largest comics and animation events in western Japan....

 2021-09-18 08:38 

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New sierra blue, pink iPhones sell out quickly: PChome - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 18 (CNA) Apple's strategy to add new colors to its latest iPhone lineup got off to a good start when preorders began in Taiwan on Friday, as the sierra blue iPhone 13 Pro and the pink iPhone 13 sold out in just two minutes, according to ...

 2021-09-18 08:28 

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COVID-positive pilot fined NT$400,000 for violating quarantine rules - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 18 (CNA) A pilot who was recently confirmed with the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus and dismissed by EVA Airways has been slapped with a fine of NT$400,000 (US$14,440) for violating quarantine rules....

 2021-09-18 08:02 

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EVA Air, preschool COVID-19 clusters nearly at an end: CECC - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 18 (CNA) The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has determined that a small cluster of COVID-19 infections involving EVA Airways pilots is under control, while another cluster linked to a preschool has likely also run its course....

 2021-09-18 05:37 

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Taiwan reported 6 new COVID-19 cases, all imported - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 18 (CNA) Taiwan reported six new COVID-19 cases -- all patients who contracted the virus overseas -- and no deaths from the disease on Saturday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-09-18 03:29 

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U.S. Navy ship sails through Taiwan Strait, 9th transit so far this year - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 18 (CNA) A U.S. Navy ship sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Friday, marking the ninth time an American military vessel has transited through the strait after President Joe Biden took office in January....

 2021-09-18 03:07 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 18 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Saturday are as follows:...

 2021-09-17 13:51 

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KMT boycotts premier's report on first day of legislative session - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 17 (CNA) The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) boycotted much of the opening day of a new legislative session Friday, demanding that Premier Su Tseng-chang () apologize for the government's COVID-19 policy before presenting a report and fieldi...

 2021-09-17 12:05 

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EVA Air named 3rd best international airline in 2021 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 17 (CNA) EVA Airways, one of the leading international carriers in Taiwan, was named the 3rd best airline in the world in 2021, according to the New York-based Travel + Leisure magazine....

 2021-09-17 11:50 

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Sunny weather forecast for Mid-Autumn Festival - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 17 (CNA) Mostly sunny weather is forecast for most parts of Taiwan during the Sept. 18-21 Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, and clear skies on Tuesday night will make it easy to spot the full moon, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday....

 2021-09-17 11:30 

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10 Chinese planes enter Taiwan's ADIZ as Han Kuang drills conclude - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 17 (CNA) Ten Chinese military planes flew into Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Friday as Taiwan concluded its annual Han Kuang wargames held this week, according to the Ministry of National Defense....

 2021-09-17 11:23 

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Taiwan-made fighter jet drill marks the end of five-day wargames - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 17 (CNA) A drill to test the counterstrike capabilities of the domestically-built Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF) was held in Taichung Friday, marking the end of the five-day live-fire component of the Han Kuang exercises....

 2021-09-17 10:56 

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Louisa café chain soars over 70% in debut on emerging market - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 17 (CNA) Shares of Louisa Professional Coffee Ltd., the largest coffee shop chain in Taiwan, jumped more than 70 percent at one point Friday, the first day of its listing on the Emerging Stock Market....

 2021-09-17 10:32 

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Taiwan shares end flat after volatile trading - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 17 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan closed little changed Friday after a volatile session, with contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) coming off its earlier high as a result of an FTSE index adjustment which went into effect...

 2021-09-17 09:56 

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Weiwuying arts center to hold special events for 3rd anniversary - Focus Taiwan...

Kaohsiung, Sept. 17 (CNA) The National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, also known as Weiwuying, will present both free and ticketed events for three days on the Oct. 10 National Day long weekend to celebrate its third anniversary, it said Friday....

 2021-09-17 09:44 

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Taiwan photographer wins gold prize at PX3 photography competition - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 17 (CNA) Tzeng Chin-fa (), a photographer from Miaoli County, won one gold and eight bronze prizes at the 2021 Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3), considered to be one of Europe's most prestigious photography competitions....

 2021-09-17 09:36 

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Taiwan to continue strengthening relations with Belize: President Tsai - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 17 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () said the partnership between Taiwan and its diplomatic ally Belize will grow stronger over time at a virtual ceremony on Friday held to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Caribbean nation's indepen...

 2021-09-17 08:55 

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Court ruling does not affect mining operations in Hualien: Asia Cement - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 17 (CNA) Asia Cement Corp. said on Friday that a court ruling revoking the extension of the company's mining rights in Xincheng Township, Hualien will not impact its operations in the town....

 2021-09-17 07:41 

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Taiwan reports two new domestic COVID-19 cases, both in Taipei - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 17 (CNA) The two new domestic COVID-19 cases reported on Friday were in Taipei but their sources of infection have not yet been identified, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-09-17 07:23 

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

Taipei, Sept. 17 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.021 to close at NT$27.736....

 2021-09-17 06:45 

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Foodpanda fined NT$2 million for alleged anti-competitive practices - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 17 (CNA) The online food delivery platform foodpanda has been fined NT$2 million (US$72,150) in Taiwan for allegedly imposing inappropriate restrictions on affiliated restaurants and hurting fair market competition, the country's Fair Tr...

 2021-09-17 05:34 

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

Taipei, Sept. 17 (CNA) Taiwan reported eight new COVID-19 cases -- two transmitted domestically and six contracted overseas -- and no deaths from the disease on Friday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-09-17 05:00 

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Taiwan shares close down 0.01% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 17 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed down 1.91 points, or 0.01 percent, at 17,276.79 Friday on turnover of NT$310.74 billion (US$11.21 billion)....

 2021-09-17 03:37 

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Australia, U.S. express intention to enhance ties with Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, Sept. 16 (CNA) The American and Australian governments on Thursday expressed support for Taiwan's participation in international organizations and said their countries intended to strengthen ties with Taiwan....

 2021-09-17 02:26 

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Taiwan urges EU to start preparations for possible trade agreement - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 17 (CNA) The Taiwan government urged the European Union Friday to begin preparations for the possible signing of a Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA), following the EU's pledge the previous day to seek a trade deal with Taiwan as part ...

 2021-09-17 01:22 

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

Taipei, Sept. 17 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$27.717 at 10 a.m. Friday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, up NT$0.002 from the previous close....

 2021-09-17 01:10 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 17 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Friday are as follows:...

 2021-09-17 00:11 

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Taiwan shares open little changed - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 17 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened up 0.59 points at 17,279.29 Friday on turnover of NT$2.22 billion (US$81.4 million)....

 2021-09-16 13:53 

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Taiwan to donate COVID-19 medical devices to Japan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 16 (CNA) Taiwan will donate medical equipment to Japan in return for the COVID-19 vaccine donations Tokyo has sent to Taipei since early June, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said in a press statement Thursday....

 2021-09-16 12:43 

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Airline cabin cleaner infected with COVID-19 visited Xinzhuang Costco - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 16 (CNA) An airline cabin cleaner at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport who was recently confirmed as having COVID-19 visited a Costco store in New Taipei's Xinzhuang District before being found to have the virus, the city's Depart...

 2021-09-16 12:38 

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European Parliament voices support for EU-Taiwan investment agreement - Focus Taiwan...

Brussels, Sept. 16 (CNA) The European Parliament adopted a resolution during a plenary session on Thursday in which it urged the European Union to negotiate a bilateral investment agreement (BIA) with Taiwan....

 2021-09-16 12:24 

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Taiwan electric scooter maker Gogoro to go public on Nasdaq via SPAC merger - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 16 (CNA) Taiwan's electric smart scooter maker Gogoro Inc. plans to list on the Nasdaq Stock Market in the United States in the first quarter of 2022 through a merger with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Poema Global Holdings ...

 2021-09-16 11:29 

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Barbecues banned in Taipei riverside parks during Mid-Autumn holiday - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 16 (CNA) People in Taipei face a fine of up to NT$6,000 (US$214) if they are caught having a barbecue in a riverside park during the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, the city's Public Works Department said in a statement Thursday....

 2021-09-16 10:07 

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Taiwan to receive 1.7 million Moderna, AZ vaccine doses Friday: CECC - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 16 (CNA) Taiwan on Friday will take delivery of 1.08 million doses of Moderna and 640,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines purchased directly from the two manufacturers, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-09-16 09:41 

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Nationwide anti-landing drills held on Day 4 of annual wargames - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 16 (CNA) Anti-landing drills were held at beaches across the country on Thursday during day four of the live-fire component of the Han Kuang exercises, to test the ability of local armed forces to repel an enemy invading by sea....

 2021-09-16 09:37 

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New Taipei COVID-19 Delta cluster grows to 33 cases - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 16 (CNA) Taiwan on Thursday confirmed two new domestic COVID-19 cases, one of which was linked to a cluster in New Taipei's Banqiao District, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-09-16 08:23 

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

Taipei, Sept. 16 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Thursday, gaining NT$0.007 to close at NT$27.715....

 2021-09-16 07:45 

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Cabinet approves special bill for domestic arms procurement - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 16 (CNA) Taiwan's Cabinet on Thursday approved a draft defense bill that would authorize a special allocation of up to NT$240 billion (US$8.66 billion) for the purchase of indigenous weapons over a five-year period....

 2021-09-16 06:47 

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Czech Republic hosts first GCTF seminar held in Europe: MOFA - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 16 (CNA) An international workshop initiated by Taiwan and the United States was held in Europe for the first time Monday, with the Czech Republic hosting the seminar on global supply, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thursday....

 2021-09-16 05:34 

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Taiwan reports 12 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 16 (CNA) Taiwan reported 12 new COVID-19 cases -- two transmitted domestically and 10 contracted overseas -- and no deaths from the disease on Thursday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-09-16 04:55 

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Taiwan shares close down 0.43% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 16 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed down 75.30 points, or 0.43 percent, at 17,278.70 Thursday on turnover of NT$238.52 billion (US$8.62 billion)....

 2021-09-16 03:46 

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U.S. stands with Lithuania against Chinese coercion: Blinken tells Lithuanian FM - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, Sept. 15 (CNA) The United States stands together with Lithuania against economic coercion from China, Secretary of State Antony Blinken told visiting Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis in Washington on Wednesday....

 2021-09-16 03:24 

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Respected Jewish religious leader in Taiwan dies aged 103 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 16 (CNA) Ephraim Ferdinand Einhorn, a local Jewish religious leader, died at National Taiwan University Hospital in Taipei on Wednesday after succumbing to a long illness, according to the Taiwan Jewish Community (TJC)....

 2021-09-16 02:47 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 16 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Thursday are as follows:...

 2021-09-16 02:35 

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

Taipei, Sept. 16 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$27.684 at 11 a.m. Thursday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.024 from the previous close....

 2021-09-16 00:13 

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Taiwan shares open lower - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 16 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened down 21.66 points at 17,332.34 Thursday on turnover of NT$3.34 billion (US$120.71 million)....

 2021-09-15 15:28 

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Taiwan township chief detained over alleged corruption - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 15 (CNA) Chen Han-chih (), head of Tongxiao Township in Miaoli County, was detained and held incommunicado on Wednesday over allegations of his taking kickbacks from an optoelectronics business....

 2021-09-15 14:03 

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Slovenian prime minister calls for support for Lithuania over China spat - Focus Taiwan...

Brussels, Sept. 15 (CNA) Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa on Monday urged European Union nations to show support for Lithuania, which has reportedly faced retaliation from the Chinese government for its decision to deepen ties with Taiwan....

 2021-09-15 13:45 

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Taiwan eyeing expanded trade with Lithuania amid growing ties: TAITRA - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 15 (CNA) Taiwan is looking to step up its trade relations with Lithuania, particularly in the fields of agriculture and technology, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) said Wednesday....

 2021-09-15 13:19 

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Last suspect in NT$77 million cash heist in Tainan arrested - Focus Taiwan...

Tainan, Sept. 15 (CNA) A man wanted by police for his alleged involvement in a 2009 robbery that saw NT$77.36 million (US$2.80 million) in cash was stolen, and in a 2014 kidnap case, was arrested in Tainan on Wednesday, the city's police department sa...

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