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 2021-09-10 10:38 

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No new COVID-19 cases linked to preschool, EVA Air clusters - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 10 (CNA) No new COVID-19 cases linked to a preschool cluster in New Taipei or cluster infection involving three EVA Airways pilots and one family member were reported Friday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-09-10 10:14 

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Brutal cat killing reveals Taiwan's struggles in animal protection - Focus Taiwan...

After 11 days of intensive care, Tea Tea (), a white tabby cat in New Taipei City, finally succumbed to his injuries on Aug. 28. He endured 13 hours of hell on Aug. 17 when his owner repeatedly doused him with boiling water and beat him so hard with an um...

 2021-09-10 09:15 

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U.S. Representatives call for Taiwan membership of U.N. - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, Sept. 9 (CNA) Two members of the United States House of Representatives on Thursday urged the U.S. government to support Taiwan's membership of the United Nations....

 2021-09-10 09:15 

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Land warning issued for Super Typhoon Chanthu - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 10 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a land warning Friday evening for Super Typhoon Chanthu, which continues to strengthen as it approaches waters southeast of Taiwan....

 2021-09-10 08:59 

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Taiwan shares end sharply higher, but turnover remains thin - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 10 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan moved sharply higher Friday as the bellwether electronics sector recouped earlier losses and pushed the broader market back into positive territory by the end of the session, dealers said....

 2021-09-10 07:32 

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Hon Hai says uses TSMC technology for electric vehicle chips - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 10 (CNA) Taiwan-based manufacturing giant Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. is using Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.'s technology to roll out its electronic control units (ECUs), as part of its foray into electric vehicle development...

 2021-09-10 07:20 

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Taiwan receives 458,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 10 (CNA) Taiwan received 458,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from the manufacturer Friday, its eighth delivery after having signed a deal for 10 million doses, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-09-10 07:20 

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

Taipei, Sept. 10 (CNA) The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Friday, shedding NT$0.062 to close at NT$27.690....

 2021-09-10 07:00 

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Ang Lee among this year's Presidential Culture Awards winners - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 10 (CNA) Taiwanese film director Ang Lee () is one of the five individual and group winners of this year's 11th Presidential Culture Awards, award organizer General Association of Chinese Culture announced Friday....

 2021-09-10 05:25 

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Taiwan reports seven new COVID-19 cases, one death - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 10 (CNA) Taiwan reported seven new COVID-19 cases -- two transmitted domestically and five contracted overseas -- and one death from the disease on Friday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-09-10 04:52 

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Taiwan shares close up 0.98% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 10 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 170.24 points, or 0.98 percent, at 17,474.57 Friday on turnover of NT$265.18 billion (US$9.59 billion)....

 2021-09-10 02:43 

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

Taipei, Sept. 10 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$27.684 at 11 a.m. Friday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.068 from the previous close....

 2021-09-10 01:52 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 10 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Friday are as follows:...

 2021-09-10 00:09 

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Taiwan shares open lower - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 10 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened down 34.05 points at 17,270.28 Friday on turnover of NT$2.76 billion (US$99.42 million)....

 2021-09-09 23:44 

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Taiwan issues sea warning for Typhoon Chanthu - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 10 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a sea warning for Typhoon Chanthu Friday morning as it approached waters southeast of Taiwan....

 2021-09-09 14:24 

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Conservationist works to save endangered freshwater fish in Kinmen - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) In a recent interview with CNA, a Kinmen-based conservationist detailed his ongoing work to save a species of small freshwater fish endemic to the county whose habitat is under constant threat from drought and could become extinct....

 2021-09-09 13:48 

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Tax revenue nears NT$2 trillion in first eight months of 2021: MOF - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) Taiwan's tax revenue in the first eight months of 2021 reached nearly NT$2 trillion, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Thursday in a press statement....

 2021-09-09 13:32 

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Typhoon Chanthu nears Taiwan, landfall possible: CWB - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) Typhoon Chanthu's trajectory shifted east on Thursday, and it could become the first typhoon to make landfall in Taiwan since July 2017, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB)....

 2021-09-09 09:58 

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Taiwan Navy commissions new Tuo Chiang-class warship - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) Taiwan on Thursday commissioned a Tuo Chiang-class stealth multi-mission corvette, a new domestically built naval vessel equipped with modern weaponry and capable of making rapid strikes....

 2021-09-09 09:47 

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Slovakia joins Taiwan, U.S. and Japan to host international workshop - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) Slovakia on Thursday joined Taiwan, the United States and Japan to co-host an international workshop under the Global Cooperation Training Framework (GCTF) initiative for the first time, according to Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign ...

 2021-09-09 09:38 

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Taiwan Cabinet approves NT$160 billion COVID-19 relief budget plan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) A government proposal to allocate an additional NT$160 billion (US$5.78 billion) in funding for COVID-19 relief and prevention in Taiwan was approved by the Cabinet on Thursday....

 2021-09-09 09:07 

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Preschool cluster grows to 27 cases, infection source still unknown - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) Four more COVID-19 cases linked to a preschool and an apartment complex in New Taipei were reported Thursday, bringing the number of cases in the cluster to 27, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-09-09 08:35 

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Taiwan's annual LGBTQ pride parade to be held virtually in 2021 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) The Taiwan Rainbow Civil Action Association (TWRCAA) said on Thursday that Taiwan Pride, the nation's annual LGBTQ pride parade, will be held online this year, in response to current COVID-19 restrictions....

 2021-09-09 07:14 

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

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Thursday, gaining NT$0.006 to close at NT$27.752....

 2021-09-09 06:46 

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Taiwan to distribute stimulus vouchers starting Oct. 8 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) A new round of government-issued stimulus vouchers, valued at NT$5,000 (US$179.56) each, will be released to the public as a way of stimulating the nation's economy hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, starting Oct. 8, Premier Su Tseng-...

 2021-09-09 05:43 

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Taiwan's Hsieh, Mertens defeated in quarterfinals at U.S. Open - Focus Taiwan...

New York, Sept. 8 (CNA) Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei () and partner Elise Mertens of Belgium on Wednesday ended their U.S. Open women's doubles journey, after losing to 11th-seeded Americans Coco Gauff and Catherine McNally in the quarterfinals....

 2021-09-09 05:21 

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Taiwan reports six new COVID-19 cases, one death - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) Taiwan on Thursday reported six new COVID-19 cases -- four transmitted domestically and two contracted overseas -- and one death from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-09-09 04:57 

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Taiwan shares close up 0.2% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 33.84 points, or 0.2 percent, at 17,304.33 Thursday on turnover of NT$243.97 billion (US$8.79 billion)....

 2021-09-09 04:49 

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Former Academia Sinica President Wong Chi-huey receives Welch Award in Chemistry - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, Sept. 8 (CNA) The U.S.-based Welch Foundation on Wednesday announced Wong Chi-huey ( ), the former president of Taiwan's leading think tank Academia Sinica, as the 2021 recipient of the Robert A. Welch Award in Chemistry....

 2021-09-09 03:14 

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Second batch of BNT vaccine arrives in Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) The second batch of some 910,000 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Taiwan early Thursday, after the delivery of the first batch of some 930,000 doses last week....

 2021-09-09 01:34 

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

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$27.720 at 10 a.m. Thursday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.026 from the previous close....

 2021-09-09 01:31 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Thursday are as follows:...

 2021-09-09 00:26 

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Taiwan shares open lower - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened down 95.45 points at 17,175.04 Thursday on turnover of NT$3.49 billion (US$125.72 million)....

 2021-09-08 13:54 

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Patients in COVID cluster took Taipei MRT, visited Miaoli and Hualien - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 8 (CNA) Taiwan local governments said Wednesday that some of the COVID-19 patients in a preschool cluster had traveled on the Taipei MRT and visited popular scenic spots in Hualien and Miaoli before they tested positive for the virus....

 2021-09-08 12:36 

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Taiwan to scale down 2021 National Day celebrations - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 8 (CNA) Taiwan's National Day celebrations next month will have fewer participants than last year and may not include a large live audience, Deputy Interior Minister Chen Tsung-yen () said Wednesday....

 2021-09-08 12:25 

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Education ministry aims to boost English-only instruction by 2024 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 8 (CNA) The Ministry of Education (MOE) unveiled on Wednesday English teaching guidelines for high schools and below in Taiwan with a goal of having 60 percent of schools use only English to teach English courses by 2024....

 2021-09-08 11:36 

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Taiwan loses right to host Asian Cup qualifiers due to COVID-19 rules - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 8 (CNA) Taiwan will not be able to host three Asian Cup football qualifying games over the next few weeks, as had been scheduled, because some of the participating teams are unwilling to quarantine on arrival, the national football associati...

 2021-09-08 09:53 

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Taiwan has no immediate plans to raise COVID-19 alert: health minister - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 8 (CNA) The Taiwan government does not plan to elevate the nationwide Level 2 COVID-19 alert at this time, despite a growing cluster of domestic infections in New Taipei, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung () said Wednesday....

 2021-09-08 09:14 

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Preschool cluster grows to 23 cases, 10 confirmed with Delta variant - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 8 (CNA) Seven new COVID-19 cases related to a preschool in New Taipei were reported Wednesday, bringing the number of cases in the cluster to 23, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said, adding that 10 of these cases have been confir...

 2021-09-08 08:59 

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Taiwan shares drop amid growing concerns over domestic COVID-19 cases - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 8 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan came under pressure Wednesday, as worry escalated over a cluster of domestic COVID-19 cases at a preschool in New Taipei, dealers said....

 2021-09-08 08:25 

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Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall transformation outline plan unveiled - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 8 (CNA) The Transitional Justice Commission on Wednesday announced the outline of a plan for the transformation of National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, including a proposal that a bronze statue of Chiang be removed from the main...

 2021-09-08 08:16 

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New Taipei to ban on-site dining starting Thursday - Focus Taiwan...

New Taipei, Sept. 8 (CNA) New Taipei is banning all on-site dining from Thursday for a week after genome sequencing for a preschool cluster infection in the northern city determined several of the cases were infected with the Delta variant of COVID-19, Ne...

 2021-09-08 07:58 

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Taiwan's first indigenous rocket set for Friday liftoff: report - Focus Taiwan...

Sydney, Sept. 8 (CNA) Taiwan's first domestically made research rocket Hapith I will lift off from a site in southern Australia on Friday, according to Australian Broadcasting Corp (ABC)....

 2021-09-08 07:13 

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

Taipei, Sept. 8 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, gaining NT$0.073 to close at NT$27.746. Turnover totaled US$998 million during the trading session. The greenback opened at NT$27.650, and moved between NT$27.635 and NT$27.75...

 2021-09-08 07:11 

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Taiwan ranks world's No. 3 semiconductor equipment spender in Q2 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 8 (CNA) Taiwan remained the third largest semiconductor equipment spender in the second quarter of this year, the global semiconductor trade association SEMI said Wednesday....

 2021-09-08 06:47 

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High court upholds life sentence on Huashan Grassland murderer - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 8 (CNA) The Taiwan High Court on Wednesday upheld its previous ruling in sentencing a man found guilty of raping, killing and dismembering a woman in downtown Taipei's Huashan Grassland near the Huashan 1914 Creative Park in 2018 during ...

 2021-09-08 05:51 

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New voucher program to proceed as planned despite COVID cluster - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 8 (CNA) The government is set to go ahead with its plan to launch a new stimulus voucher program later this year despite a cluster of COVID-19 infections reported recently at a preschool in Banqiao District, New Taipei, Economics Minister Wa...

 2021-09-08 05:34 

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

Taipei, Sept. 8 (CNA) Taiwan on Wednesday reported nine new COVID-19 cases -- seven transmitted domestically and two contracted overseas -- and zero deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-09-08 05:05 

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Taiwan shares close down 0.91% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed down 158.38 points, or 0.91 percent, at 17,270.49 Wednesday on turnover of NT$321.087 billion (US$11.59 billion)....

 2021-09-08 03:30 

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CWB mulls sea warning for Typhoon Chanthu - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 8 (CNA) Typhoon Chanthu has picked up a significant amount of speed and a sea warning could be issued as early as Thursday night, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Wednesday....

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