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 2021-10-18 05:33 

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Magnitude 5.2 earthquake shakes eastern Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 18 (CNA) A magnitude 5.2 earthquake occurred off the coast of eastern Taiwan at 1:49 p.m. Monday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB)....

 2021-10-18 05:03 

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Taiwan shares close down 0.45% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 18 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed down 75.73 points, or 0.45 percent, at 16,705.46 Monday on turnover of NT$269.38 billion (US$9.61 billion)....

 2021-10-18 04:17 

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Lithuanian lawmaker looks for win-win scenarios in Taiwan trip - Focus Taiwan...

London, Oct. 18 (CNA) The head of a Taiwan friendship group in the Lithuanian parliament said he plans to organize a...

 2021-10-18 02:28 

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Guide of fatal Beishi River outing released on bail - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 18 (CNA) A woman surnamed Su () who led an outing Saturday on which at least four people died and two remain missing after being swept into New Taipei's Beishi River has been questioned and released on bail, according to the Keelung Distr...

 2021-10-18 01:37 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

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

 2021-10-18 01:12 

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

Taipei, Oct. 18 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$27.994 at 10 a.m. Monday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.033 from the previous close.(By Elizabeth Hsu)Enditem...

 2021-10-18 00:13 

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Taiwan shares open higher - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 18 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened up 35.75 points at 16,816.94 Monday on turnover of NT$5.34 billion (US$190.61 million).(By Elizabeth Hsu)Enditem...

 2021-10-17 12:18 

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Air Force to start annual defense drills Monday - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 17 (CNA) The Air Force will hold its annual Tien Lung drills from Monday until Oct. 29, with the bulk of the exercises taking place in Jiadong, Pingtung County, according to military sources....

 2021-10-17 10:58 

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U.S. FDA approves Taiwan-made generic leukemia drug - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 17 (CNA) The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a generic drug developed by Taiwan-based TTY Biopharm to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), the company said Sunday....

 2021-10-17 09:40 

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Mask mandate relaxed again under extended Level 2 COVID-19 alert - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 17 (CNA) The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday extended the currently Level 2 COVID-19 alert for another two weeks to Nov. 1, but announced more, if somewhat vague, exceptions to face mask-wearing requirements....

 2021-10-17 09:19 

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Taipei seeks to freeze assets of fatal Beishi River outing organizers - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 17 (CNA) The Taipei City government will seek to freeze the assets of the organizers of an outing on which at least four people died after being swept into New Taipei's Beishi River Saturday....

 2021-10-17 08:30 

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DPP lawmaker admits being former KMT informant, leaves party - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 17 (CNA) Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Huang Kuo-shu () announced Sunday he was leaving the party and will not seek re-election following a report that he was an informant for the Kuomintang (KMT) as a university studen...

 2021-10-17 06:39 

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Foreign missions urge Taiwan to ease COVID-19 border restrictions - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 17 (CNA) Several foreign missions in Taiwan are urging the government to ease its strict COVID-19 border control measures that they say are hurting people-to-people exchanges and the running of businesses....

 2021-10-17 06:28 

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Level 2 alert extended to Nov. 1, one new imported COVID-19 case reported - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 17 (CNA) The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has extended Taiwan's Level 2 COVID-19 alert to Nov. 1, after reporting one imported case, no new domestic infections, and no deaths from the disease Sunday....

 2021-10-17 05:03 

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Northeasterly winds bring temperatures down around Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 17 (CNA) Northeasterly winds brought rain and lower temperatures to northern and eastern Taiwan on Sunday morning, but the weather is expected to warm up as the seasonal winds weaken on Monday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB)....

 2021-10-17 03:57 

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1 found dead, 3 others without vital signs after falling into stream - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 17 (CNA) One man was found dead Sunday morning and three others, including two children, have been found without vital signs after they and two other kids fell into a river in New Taipei's Shuangxi District a day earlier, according to loc...

 2021-10-17 02:31 

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Taiwan's Hsieh, Belgian partner win doubles trophy at Indian Wells Open - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 17 (CNA) Taiwanese tennis ace Hsieh Su-wei () and her Belgian partner Elise Mertens took home the women's doubles trophy at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California on Saturday, after beating Veronika Kudermetova of Russia and Ele...

 2021-10-17 02:01 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

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

 2021-10-17 00:59 

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One found dead, one without vital signs after falling into stream - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 17 (CNA) One man was found dead Sunday morning and a 9-year-old girl found without vital signs after they and four others, including three children, fell into a river in New Taipei's Shuangxi District a day earlier, according to local aut...

 2021-10-16 14:52 

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Search continues for 6 missing hikers in New Taipei (update) - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 16 (CNA) Authorities were still searching on Saturday night for six hikers who fell into a stream in New Taipei's Shuangxi District....

 2021-10-16 13:39 

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Taiwanese writer surprised by success of newly translated work - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 16 (CNA) Taiwanese writer Chi Ta-wei () has expressed surprise at the success his visionary 25-year-old novel with LGBTQ themes has had in the West after being published in translation for the first time in July....

 2021-10-16 13:22 

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WMA approves resolution to support Taiwan's participation in WHA - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 16 (CNA) The World Medical Association (WMA) has passed a resolution supporting Taiwan's participation in the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Health Assembly (WHA) while rejecting a counter motion proposed by China....

 2021-10-16 13:09 

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Search continues for 6 missing hikers in New Taipei - Focus Taiwan...

New Taipei, Oct. 16 (CNA) Authorities were still searching for six people lost on the Hubaotan Historic Trail in New Taipei's Shuangxi District on Saturday night after rescuing several others earlier in the day....

 2021-10-16 12:30 

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'76 Monks' convener detained on suspicion of murder - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 16 (CNA) Changhua prosecutors have detained the convener of the...

 2021-10-16 11:37 

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Taiwan's IC strength could spur Chinese takeover: IC Insights - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 16 (CNA) Taiwan has more semiconductor capacity than any other economy in the world, and that strength could prompt China to take it over amid growing tensions between Beijing and Washington, according to U.S.-based market information advisor...

 2021-10-16 10:44 

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Analysts tip Taiex to move higher on foreign institutional buying - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 16 (CNA) After a strong showing Friday, analysts have tipped the benchmark Taiex, the Taiwan Stock Exchange's (TWSE) weighted index, to move higher on the back of sustained foreign institutional buying....

 2021-10-16 09:10 

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President admits regulations lax after 46 die in building fire - Focus Taiwan...

Kaohsiung, Oct. 16 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () Saturday pledged to reform Taiwan's current building regulations, two days after a fire in Kaohsiung killed 46 people....

 2021-10-16 08:53 

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Taiwan reports 11 new COVID-19 cases, zero deaths - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 16 (CNA) Taiwan on Saturday reported 11 new COVID-19 cases, including the first locally infected patient in the last five days....

 2021-10-16 07:30 

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Taiwan ranked 4th in the world in hours worked - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 16 (CNA) Taiwanese workers toiled more hours than their counterparts in all but three other countries in the world in 2020, according to the latest international labor statistics published by the Ministry of Labor....

 2021-10-16 07:22 

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Temperatures to plunge Saturday night - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 16 (CNA) Approaching northeasterly winds will send temperatures down to 22 degrees Celsius and bring rain to northern Taiwan starting Saturday night, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has forecast....

 2021-10-16 04:44 

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Taiwan pharmaceutical company executive released on bail in insider trading probe - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 16 (CNA) The general manager of TTY Biopharm Co. Ltd, Robbin Shih (), who is alleged to have been involved in insider trading of his company's shares late last year, was released on a NT$3 million (US$107,142) bond early Saturday....

 2021-10-16 03:16 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

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

 2021-10-15 14:53 

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Suspect in deadly Kaohsiung fire detained - Focus Taiwan...

Kaohsiung, Oct. 15 (CNA) The Kaohsiung District Court on Friday issued an order for the detention of a woman on suspicion of negligence homicide after a fire in a building in the city's Yancheng District claimed 46 lives and injured dozens of others t...

 2021-10-15 14:26 

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Prosecutors ask to detain Kaohsiung fire suspect - Focus Taiwan...

Kaohsiung, Oct. 15 (CNA) Kaohsiung prosecutors filed a motion Friday to detain a female suspect on suspicion of negligent homicide and jeopardizing public safety after a fire in a building in the city's Yancheng District on Thursday claimed 46 lives a...

 2021-10-15 13:41 

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Taiwanese runner in second place in world's longest road race - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 15 (CNA) Taiwanese ultra-marathon runner Lo Wei-ming () started Friday in New York in second place among seven runners in a 52-day road race, having already covered 4,106 kilometers in 40 days....

 2021-10-15 13:24 

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Yogurt with special bacteria helping fish and farmers in Kaohsiung - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 15 (CNA) A yogurt created by the Fisheries Research Institute (FRI) is strengthening the immune systems and growth of shrimp and fish, helping them fight off diseases that have been eroding their farmers' profits, the FRI said Friday....

 2021-10-15 12:45 

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26 summoned on alleged insider trading of TTY Biopharm shares - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 15 (CNA) Twenty-six people have been summoned by prosecutors for questioning as part of a probe into alleged insider trading of TTY Biopharm Co. Ltd shares, involving a failed deal to import COVID-19 vaccines from Germany last year, Shilin Di...

 2021-10-15 11:50 

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Government to assist families of deceased Chinese in Kaohsiung fire - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 15 (CNA) Taiwan's government will provide assistance to relatives in China, who lost loved ones in the fire that took 46 lives and injured 41 in Kaohsiung Thursday, including helping with travel arrangements to come to Taiwan, according t...

 2021-10-15 11:25 

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Local authorities to conduct fire safety checks of old buildings - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 15 (CNA) A deadly fire in a 40-year-old building in Kaohsiung in the early hours of Thursday has left local authorities across Taiwan scrambling to conduct fire safety inspections of buildings that pose a potential public safety risk....

 2021-10-15 10:32 

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Mercury to drop with arrival of season's first weather front - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 15 (CNA) The first autumn weather front this year is expected to bring daytime highs in northern Taiwan down by 10 degrees Celsius this weekend from current levels, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday....

 2021-10-15 10:23 

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Long-lost Huang Tu-shui sculpture to be displayed in Taipei - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 15 (CNA) Late Taiwanese sculptor Huang Tu-shui's (, 1895-1930) groundbreaking work,...

 2021-10-15 09:42 

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Ex-president's in-laws to do jail time for insider trading - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 15 (CNA) Former President Chen Shui-bian's () son-in-law Chao Chien-ming () and Chao's father Chao Yu-chu () will be going to jail after the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected their final appeals in a drawn-out insider trading case....

 2021-10-15 08:37 

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Taiwan shares rally, led by TSMC - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 15 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan moved sharply higher Friday, closing above the 16,700-point mark, led by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker....

 2021-10-15 08:07 

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Taiwan eases quarantine rules for arrivals from Israel and Indonesia - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 15 (CNA) Passengers arriving in Taiwan from Israel and Indonesia will not be required to quarantine at a government facility starting Oct. 17, and can instead choose to stay at a quarantine hotel, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) sa...

 2021-10-15 07:17 

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Two people under investigation for Kaohsiung building fire - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 15 (CNA) Two people are being investigated as suspects in a building fire in Kaohsiung that claimed 46 lives and injured dozens of others, according to the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office....

 2021-10-15 06:02 

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Taiwan's Hsieh, Belgium's Mertens reach Indian Wells doubles final - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 15 (CNA) Taiwanese tennis ace Hsieh Su-wei () and Belgian partner Elise Mertens cruised into the women's doubles finals at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California on Friday....

 2021-10-15 05:45 

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Taiwan reports 4 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 15 (CNA) Taiwan on Friday reported four new imported cases of COVID-19 but no new domestic infections or deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-10-15 05:29 

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Taipei decides on separate sites for 3 different COVID vaccine brands - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 15 (CNA) The Taipei City government has designated three different types of facilities for the administration of COVID-19 jabs in the upcoming round of vaccination, which involves three brands, Deputy Mayor Tsai Ping-kun () said Friday....

 2021-10-15 05:01 

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Taiwan shares close up 2.4% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 15 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 393.91 points, or 2.40 percent, at 16,781.19 Friday on turnover of NT$283.98 billion (US$10.13 billion)....

 2021-10-15 03:42 

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HTC launches portable Vive Flow immersive glasses - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 15 (CNA) Taiwanese consumer electronics company HTC Corp. made a leap Thursday in its development of virtual reality devices when it unveiled its Vive Flow immersive glasses....

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