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 2021-10-04 00:28 

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Taiwan shares open higher - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 4 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened up 29.63 points at 16,600.52 Monday on turnover of NT$3.84 billion (US$137.97 million).(By Elizabeth Hsu)Enditem...

 2021-10-03 12:32 

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Businesses to seek Vietnam's support for Taiwan's CPTPP bid - Focus Taiwan...

Hanoi, Oct. 3 (CNA) A Taiwanese business association in Vietnam is planning to submit a document to the Vietnamese government Monday, seeking its support for Taiwan's effort to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partner...

 2021-10-03 12:12 

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CECC mulls purchase of antiviral COVID-19 pill - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 3 (CNA) The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said on Sunday it is considering purchasing an experimental pill that, according to its makers, significantly reduces the risk of hospitalization or death from COVID-19....

 2021-10-03 10:24 

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Taiwan's Indonesian community celebrates Batik Day in Taipei - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 3 (CNA) Colorful costumes and cheerful music flowed from a museum in downtown Taipei Sunday at a festival honoring the art of batik, a traditional wax-resist dyeing technique from Indonesia....

 2021-10-03 10:01 

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Taiwan's Chen Yu-hung named best starter at U-23 Baseball World Cup - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 3 (CNA) Taiwanese player Chen Yu-hung () was named the best starting pitcher at the 2021 U-23 Baseball World Cup in Mexico on Saturday, while his team finished sixth in the standings....

 2021-10-03 09:33 

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Taiwan tops medal count at international invention contest - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 3 (CNA) Taiwan topped the medal table at a global invention competition last week, finishing with a total count of 45, the country's invention society said Sunday....

 2021-10-03 08:54 

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Opposition poll shows opinions divided over President Tsai, Premier Su - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 3 (CNA) The opposition New Power Party (NPP) on Sunday said the government has...

 2021-10-03 08:17 

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China's latest incursions a show of joint combat capabilities: experts - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 3 (CNA) China's deployment of a record number of military aircraft to Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) for two consecutive days was a display of its joint combat capabilities, defense experts said Sunday....

 2021-10-03 06:56 

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Taiwan set to make World Ballet Day debut with Cloud Gate performance - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 3 (CNA) The Cloud Gate Dance Theatre will become the first group from Taiwan to take part in World Ballet Day, a series of live online events from the world's leading dance companies, on Oct. 19....

 2021-10-03 06:49 

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Taiwan reports zero new domestic cases, relaxes mask mandate - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 3 (CNA) The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday reported zero new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases, adding that Taiwan's outdoor face mask mandate would be partially relaxed....

 2021-10-03 05:55 

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Taiwan to limit incoming express air cargo in ASF prevention effort - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 3 (CNA) Taiwan will soon impose a cap on weekly air express shipments, to allow for more rigorous inspections, as the part of its African swine fever (ASF) prevention efforts, according to the Customs Administration (CA)....

 2021-10-03 05:16 

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Taiwanese traditional rush weaving featured at London Craft Week - Focus Taiwan...

London, Oct. 2 (CNA) An exhibition of Taiwanese rush weaving is currently being held in London, allowing visitors to learn more about the centuries-old craft and try it themselves....

 2021-10-03 05:08 

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Taiwan exonerates 5 executed White Terror-era political prisoners - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 3 (CNA) Taiwan's Transitional Justice Commission on Saturday exonerated five political prisoners from the charge of overthrowing the government, 51 years after they were executed in 1970 following the Taiyuan Prison Insurrection during th...

 2021-10-03 02:38 

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Tsai pledges support for showcasing Taiwanese TV dramas on global stage - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 3 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () on Sunday pledged that her administration will continue to protect the free creative environment in Taiwan and provide resources to help local television dramas make it to the international stage....

 2021-10-03 01:26 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 3 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Sunday are as follows:...

 2021-10-03 00:14 

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39 Chinese military planes enter Taiwan's ADIZ, setting a record - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 3 (CNA) The single-day number of Chinese military aircraft that flew into Taiwan's southwestern air defense identification zone (ADIZ) continued to rise, with 39 recorded on Saturday, the highest since Taiwan began issuing a tally of such...

 2021-10-02 16:34 

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Hip-hop star clinches two acting honors at Golden Bells - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 2 (CNA) Local actor and hip-hop star Hsueh Shih-ling () took home two individual honors at the television industry's 56th Golden Bell Awards Saturday....

 2021-10-02 13:48 

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'Mister Weather' receives Golden Bell accolade - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 2 (CNA) Recently retired weather presenter Jen Li-yu () was honored with a special contribution award at the 56th Golden Bell Awards (GBAs) Saturday, in recognition of his prolific near three-decade television career....

 2021-10-02 13:20 

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Chinese military planes enter Taiwan's ADIZ for 11th consecutive day - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 2 (CNA) A fleet of 20 Chinese military aircraft flew into Taiwan's southwestern air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Saturday, marking the 11th consecutive day of such intrusions since Sept. 22, according to the Ministry of National ...

 2021-10-02 12:06 

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Lithuanian lawmaker says he 'will be happy' to visit Taiwan this year - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 2 (CNA) The head of a Taiwan friendship group in the Lithuania parliament said this week that he and several other lawmakers will be pleased to visit Taiwan in early December, in response to an invitation from a Democratic Progressive Party (...

 2021-10-02 10:42 

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U.S. stays top debtor to Taiwan's banks for 24th consecutive quarter - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 2 (CNA) The United States remains Taiwan banks' largest debtor, with local exposure reaching a record high US$113.28 billion in the second quarter of 2021....

 2021-10-02 09:34 

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Taiwan out of U-23 Baseball World Cup after defeat against Venezuela - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 2 (CNA) The Taiwan men's national baseball team lost to Venezuela 2-5 to finish sixth in the super round of the U-23 Baseball World Cup on Friday, thereby failing to advance to the medal game of the biennial tournament in Mexico....

 2021-10-02 09:33 

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Petr Novotny: The Czech man, the Taiwan rescuer, the running beast - Focus Taiwan...

However, the images were a normal sight for Lobo whenever her husband is gone on rescue missions to help locate individuals missing in mountains. This time, he was in the Gaotaishan mountain range in Hsinchu County....

 2021-10-02 09:09 

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Demolition contractor questioned over accidental collapse of building - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 2 (CNA) Prosecutors on Friday launched an investigation into the collapse of a seven-story building in Hualien County earlier in the day, questioning the contractor on a demolition project that was not scheduled to be completed until the end ...

 2021-10-02 07:57 

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The 2021 Golden Bell Awards for television - Focus Taiwan...

The 56th edition of the Golden Bell Awards ceremony for television will be held Saturday at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei....

 2021-10-02 07:53 

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Taiwan-listed BizLink to acquire assets from Leoni for 450 million euros - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 2 (CNA) BizLink Holding Inc., an interconnect electronics component supplier listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange, has agreed to acquire the industrial solution assets from Germany's Leoni AG for 450 million euros or about NT$14.51 billion...

 2021-10-02 07:26 

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Taiwan reports 10 new COVID-19 cases, all imported - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 2 (CNA) Taiwan recorded 10 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, all of which were imported, and they included two breakthrough infections, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-10-02 07:02 

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Taiwan men's team bags silver at Asian Table Tennis Championships - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 2 (CNA) Taiwan finished second in the men's portion of the Asian Table Tennis Championships on Friday after losing to South Korea, 1-3, which also tied its own best record in that category....

 2021-10-02 06:01 

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Taiwan reports 10 new COVID-19 cases Saturday - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 2 (CNA) Taiwan reported 10 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, all of which were contracted overseas, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-10-02 05:51 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 2 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Saturday are as follows:...

 2021-10-02 04:41 

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U.S. capable of 'tamping down' potential China invasion of Taiwan: U.S. official - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, Oct. 1 (CNA) Kathleen Hicks, Deputy Defense Secretary of the United States, said on Friday that her country has the capability of...

 2021-10-02 03:52 

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38 Chinese military planes enter Taiwan's ADIZ Friday, setting a record - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 2 (CNA) A total of 38 Chinese military aircraft flew into Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Friday, the highest-number in a single day since Taiwan began issuing a tally of such actions in September 2020, according to the...

 2021-10-01 13:55 

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Building that used to be a hotel in eastern Taiwan collapses during demolition - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 1 (CNA) A seven-story building that used to be a hotel in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan collapsed on Friday during demolition work, resulting in damage to three vehicles parked nearby, according to the county's fire department....

 2021-10-01 13:38 

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Taiwan starts requiring paper tableware recycling to reduce waste - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 1 (CNA) Food vendors offering on-site dining in Taiwan will have to set up facilities to recycle used paper tableware, promote the measure to customers and hand over the collected items to recyclers starting Friday, the Environmental Protecti...

 2021-10-01 13:03 

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TSMC to pay Sports Day bonus despite event cancellation - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 1 (CNA) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, will cancel its annual Sports Day amid COVID-19 concerns but will still pay a special bonus of NT$16,000 (US$571) to its non-manager employees ...

 2021-10-01 12:38 

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Lithuania passes law, giving green light to open Taiwan office - Focus Taiwan...

London, Oct. 1 (CNA) Lithuania's parliament on Thursday passed a legal revision that gave the green light to the country to open a representative office in a country like Taiwan with which the Baltic state does not have formal diplomatic relations....

 2021-10-01 12:00 

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Flu vaccination program begins; more slots for COVID-19 jabs open up - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 1 (CNA) More people in Taiwan will soon be able to book their first COVID-19 jab, and those eligible for free seasonal flu shots can now begin to get their shots, which became available Friday, said Health Minister Chen Shih-chung ()....

 2021-10-01 11:45 

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Manufacturing sector sees fast growth but uncertainty increases - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 1 (CNA) Taiwan's manufacturing sector remained in fast growth mode in August as an index gauging the sector's business climate flashed a...

 2021-10-01 10:36 

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25 Chinese military planes enter Taiwan's ADIZ - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 1 (CNA) As many as 25 Chinese military aircraft flew into the southwestern part of Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) Friday, according to the Ministry of National Defense....

 2021-10-01 09:51 

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Taiwan plans to relax face mask rules; Level 2 alert to be kept - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 1 (CNA) Taiwan will announce Sunday a relaxation of the mandatory wearing of face masks because of the low number of domestic cases, but the ongoing Level 2 COVID-19 alert will be extended, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung () said Friday....

 2021-10-01 09:21 

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Deadly fires claim lives of Hong Kong student and woman - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 1 (CNA) Deadly fires broke out early Friday morning at residences in central Taiwan's Nantou County and Taichung, killing a Hong Kong student and a woman respectively....

 2021-10-01 09:11 

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Furloughed workers up as COVID-19 continues to hit travel agencies - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 1 (CNA) The number of workers on formal furlough programs in Taiwan as of the end of September rose from a week earlier as COVID-19 concerns continued to hit the support service sector, especially travel agencies, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) ...

 2021-10-01 08:27 

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Hon Hai looking to build first EV plant in U.S. through acquisition - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 1 (CNA) Taiwan manufacturing giant Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. is working to establish its first electric vehicle (EV) plant through acquiring the assets of American automaker Lordstown Motors Corp. in Ohio, the company said in a statement...

 2021-10-01 08:04 

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Taiwan shares tumble after heavy losses in U.S. markets - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 1 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan moved sharply lower Friday as investors reacted to plunges on U.S. markets and rushed to cut their holdings in large cap stocks, dealers said....

 2021-10-01 07:43 

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Taiwan to raise trade concerns with WTO over China import suspension - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 1 (CNA) The Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture (COA) on Friday sent documents to Taiwan's World Trade Organization (WTO) mission as it prepares to file...

 2021-10-01 07:28 

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Red carpet to roll out for Golden Bell Awards Saturday - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 1 (CNA) The 2021 Golden Bell Awards for the television industry will be held Saturday in Taipei, with 192 nominees vying for 39 awards....

 2021-10-01 07:20 

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

Taipei, Oct. 1 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.016 to close at NT$27.882....

 2021-10-01 06:29 

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Taiwan reports 11 new COVID-19 cases, one death - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 1 (CNA) Taiwan reported 11 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, all contracted overseas, and one death from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-10-01 05:00 

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Taiwan shares close down 2.15% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 1 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed down 363.88 points, or 2.15 percent, at 16,570.89 Friday on turnover of NT$339.63 billion (US$12.18 billion)....

 2021-10-01 04:30 

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AIDA International apologizes to Taiwan over flag removal - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 1 (CNA) The International Association for the Development of Apnea (AIDA), the world's largest organizer of free-diving competitions, apologized to Taiwan Thursday over its unilateral decision to remove the country's flag during a liv...

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