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 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...

 2021-10-21 08:59 

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Border controls to remain until 7 million fully vaccinated: official - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) Taiwan's COVID-19 border control measures will remain unchanged until at least 30 percent of the population have been fully vaccinated, Deputy Minister of Health and Welfare Shih Chung-liang () said Thursday....

 2021-10-21 08:49 

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Last person missing from Beishi River outing found dead - Focus Taiwan...

New Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) A young girl who was the last person still missing after six people were swept into New Taipei's Beishi River during a group outing on Oct. 16 was found dead Thursday....

 2021-10-21 08:36 

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142 fall ill with suspected food poisoning at New Taipei school - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) A total of 142 students and faculty members at Sacred Heart Girls High School in New Taipei were taken to hospitals early Thursday after coming down with stomach pain and diarrhea, in what is believed to be a case of mass food poison...

 2021-10-21 08:04 

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U.S.' China envoy pick decries 'unjust' bullying of Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, Oct. 20 (CNA) The U.S.' presumptive ambassador to China said his government has...

 2021-10-21 07:52 

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Taiwan reports two imported COVID-19 cases, zero local ones - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported on Thursday two new imported COVID-19 cases and zero local infections and deaths from the disease....

 2021-10-21 06:24 

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Taiwan's foreign minister to visit Slovakia, Czech Republic - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) Foreign Minister Joseph Wu () will visit the Slovak Republic and Czech Republic next week to enhance closer ties with the two Central European countries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced Thursday....

 2021-10-21 06:08 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Thursday are as follows:...

 2021-10-21 04:51 

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Breaking online Chinese nationalist hearts, 'Fragile' goes viral in Taiwan, HK - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) Days after it was banned in China, a Mandarin ballad satirizing nationalistic Chinese Internet users is trending at No. 1 on YouTube in Taiwan and Hong Kong....

 2021-10-21 03:55 

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Rain forecast for northern, northeastern Taiwan as temperatures dip - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) Northern and northeastern parts of Taiwan are expected to receive occasional rain throughout Thursday amid increasing northeasterly wind and falling temperatures, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB)....

 2021-10-21 01:30 

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

Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$27.875 at 10 a.m. Thursday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.036 from the previous close.(By Christie Chen)Enditem/...

 2021-10-21 00:27 

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Taiwan shares open higher - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened up 16.64 points at 16,904.46 Thursday on turnover of NT$3.23 billion (US$115.67 million).(By Christie Chen)Enditem...

 2021-10-20 12:58 

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Medigen expects results from Phase 3 vaccine trial in Paraguay in Q4 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) Taiwan's Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. is accelerating a Phase 3 clinical trial in Paraguay for its COVID-19 vaccine, with the trial expected to produce key safety and efficacy data during the fourth quarter of this year, the c...

 2021-10-20 12:28 

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Badminton: Taiwan's Wang and Lee score first-round win at Denmark Open - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) Tokyo 2020 gold medalists Wang Chi-lin () and Lee Yang () are into the second round of badminton's Denmark Open after defeating Malaysia's Goh V Shem () and Low Juan Shen () 21-14, 21-18 Wednesday....

 2021-10-20 12:14 

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Taiwan delegation to hold investment forum, talks during Europe trip - Focus Taiwan...

London, Oct. 19 (CNA) A Taiwan trade delegation led by National Development Council (NDC) chief Kung Ming-hsin () will be holding high-level economic consultations in the Czech Republic and a trade and investment forum in Lithuania when it visits those tw...

 2021-10-20 11:18 

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September export orders hit record high - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) The value of export orders placed by foreign companies with Taiwanese businesses in September reached US$62.9 billion, the first time US$60 billion has been exceeded this year and a historic high, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MO...

 2021-10-20 10:52 

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Taiwanese education kit for migrant workers wins Japan design award - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) Taiwanese nonprofit organization One-Forty, which is devoted to migrant workers' rights, won a Good Design Gold Award Wednesday for its education kit, which was praised for its contribution to facilitating networking among migran...

 2021-10-20 10:35 

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Acer announces plan for cybersecurity school - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) After confirming Tuesday it had fallen victim to hackers for the second time recently, Acer has announced a plan to open a school aimed at cultivating Taiwan's next generation of cybersecurity talent....

 2021-10-20 10:11 

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MIH Consortium unveils open electronic vehicle software platform - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) The MIH Consortium -- an alliance initiated by Hon Hai Group last year to promote open standards for electric vehicles (EV) -- unveiled its Open EV Software Platform in partnership with major tech firms Arm Ltd., Microsoft Corp. and ...

 2021-10-20 08:57 

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CHEM officials receive jail terms for armored vehicle procurement fraud - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) Taiwan Taichung District Court sentenced the chairman, president, vice president and other officials from Chung-Hsin Electric and Machinery Manufacturing Corp. (CHEM), a contractor for the domestically produced CM-32...

 2021-10-20 08:37 

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Think tank raises Taiwan 2021 GDP growth forecast to 5.84 percent - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) The Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) has raised its forecast for Taiwan's economic growth for 2021 to 5.84 percent, the highest estimate it has made in a decade....

 2021-10-20 08:24 

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National Symphony Orchestra to premiere second '1-minute' piece - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) The National Symphony Orchestra will premiere the second piece in its...

 2021-10-20 07:47 

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Taiwan shares end lower on profit taking - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan closed lower Wednesday as investors took advantage of the initial upturn to lock in profits, sending the main board lower ahead of stiff technical resistance at around 17,000 points, dealers said....

 2021-10-20 07:23 

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4 new imported COVID cases Wednesday include 3 breakthrough infections - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) Taiwan on Wednesday reported four new cases of COVID-19, all contracted abroad, including three breakthrough infections, and zero deaths from the disease, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said in a statement....

 2021-10-20 07:13 

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

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, shedding NT$0.024 to close at NT$27.911....

 2021-10-20 07:03 

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Hon Hai gears up to tap overseas electric vehicle market - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) Hon Hai Group Chairman Liu Young-way () said on Wednesday that the group expects to build electric vehicles (EV) in several key overseas markets by 2024 by which time the global EV market is forecast to have increased dramatically wo...

 2021-10-20 06:08 

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Google unveils new smartphones; preorders begin in Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) Google unveiled the newest editions of its Pixel smartphone line, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, on Wednesday (Taiwan time) and opened the phones to preorders in Taiwan....

 2021-10-20 05:23 

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One of two missing from Beishi River outing found dead - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) A teenage girl who remained missing after six people were swept into New Taipei's Beishi River on an outing on Oct. 16 was found dead Wednesday, bringing the death toll in the tragedy to five with one girl still missing....

 2021-10-20 05:07 

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Taiwan shares close lower 0.08% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed down 12.85 points, or 0.08 percent, at 16,887.82 Wednesday on turnover of NT$265.24 billion (US$9.52 billion)....

 2021-10-20 04:33 

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EU to engage with Taiwan despite China's pressure: European official - Focus Taiwan...

Brussels, Oct. 19 (CNA) The European Union will further its engagement with Taipei at a time when China is ramping up its pressure on Taiwan and the island's partners, European Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager said Tuesday....

 2021-10-20 04:05 

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Taiwan, Taiwan businesses seen positively by Thai executives: survey - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) Taiwan and Taiwanese businesses in Thailand have among the most positive images of any of the country's top 11 foreign investors, along with Japan and the United States, according to the results of a survey released Wednesday....

 2021-10-20 04:05 

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Taiwan, Taiwan businesses seen positively by Thai executives: survey - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) Taiwan and Taiwanese businesses in Thailand have among the most positive images of any of the country's top 11 foreign investors, along with Japan and the United States, according to the results of a survey released Wednesday....

 2021-10-20 02:42 

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Fubon Financial confirms chairman infected by COVID-19 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) Fubon Financial Holding Co. confirmed Wednesday that its chairman Richard Tsai () tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from overseas, but said he was in good condition and that the company's operations remained normal....

 2021-10-20 01:37 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Wednesday are as follows:...

 2021-10-20 01:21 

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

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$27.873 at 10 a.m. Wednesday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.062 from the previous close....

 2021-10-20 00:23 

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Taiwan shares open higher - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened up 35.53 points at 16,936.20 Wednesday on turnover of NT$3.46 billion (US$124.13 million)....

 2021-10-19 13:08 

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Conservation group urges action against marine trash - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 19 (CNA) A Taipei-based ocean conservation group urged the government on Tuesday to take swift action and come up with a set of measures to address the deteriorating problem of marine trash....

 2021-10-19 12:25 

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Passengers at Taoyuan Airport could drop to below 1 million in 2021 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 19 (CNA) Due to tight border controls amid COVID-19, the number of passengers handled by Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is likely to be less than 1 million in 2021, Taoyuan International Airport Corp. (TIAC) said Tuesday....

 2021-10-19 11:56 

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NIIS registration available for recipients of COVID-19 vaccine abroad - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 19 (CNA) People who received a COVID-19 vaccine jab abroad can register their vaccination through a dedicated online digital immunization database after returning to Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Tuesday....

 2021-10-19 11:39 

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Taipei's LGBT Pride parade goes online for 2021 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 19 (CNA) The 19th edition of Taiwan LGBT Pride will be held online on Oct. 30, organizer Taiwan Rainbow Civil Action Association (TWRCAA) announced Tuesday....

 2021-10-19 10:51 

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Acer confirms hacker attacks on systems - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 19 (CNA) Acer Inc., one of the leading PC brands in Taiwan, confirmed Tuesday that its systems were attacked twice by the same group of hackers recently: the first time in India and the second in Taiwan....

 2021-10-19 10:09 

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Chinese yuan deposits fall to 10-month low at end of September - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 19 (CNA) Chinese yuan deposits held by banks in Taiwan at the end of September fell to their lowest in 10 months, largely because institutional investors cut their holdings in the Chinese currency, according to the central bank....

 2021-10-19 09:50 

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Wimbledon champ Hsieh qualifies for WTA Finals - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 19 (CNA) World No. 2 women's doubles player Hsieh Su-wei () has secured a spot at the Women's Tennis Association's (WTA) Finals following victory alongside Elise Mertens at the BNP Paribas Open this weekend....

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