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 2021-10-09 09:02 

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Acer Q3 sales hit 7-year high; Asustek smashes quarterly record - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 9 (CNA) After experiencing higher global demand than supply, Taiwan-based Acer Inc., one of the leading PC brands in the world, saw sales for the third quarter hit a seven-year high....

 2021-10-09 08:50 

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National Day fireworks show in Kaohsiung to be aired live - Focus Taiwan...

Kaohsiung, Oct. 9 (CNA) The National Day fireworks show, which is to be held in Kaohsiung on Sunday, will be aired live on cable TV and various online platforms, according to the city's Information Bureau....

 2021-10-09 08:19 

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DBS raises Taiwan 2021 GDP growth forecast to 5.5% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 9 (CNA) Singapore-based DBS Bank earlier this week raised its forecast for growth in Taiwan's gross domestic product (GDP) for 2021 to 5.5 percent, largely on the back of an increase in capital investment....

 2021-10-09 07:40 

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Exiled Tibetan government chief hopes to deepen ties with Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

New Delhi, Oct. 9 (CNA) The head of the Tibetan government in exile, Penpa Tsering, has expressed hope that Tibetans and Taiwanese can strengthen mutual ties....

 2021-10-09 06:56 

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Taiwan reports 4 new COVID-19 cases, one death - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 9 (CNA) Taiwan reported four new COVID-19 cases, consisting of three patients infected abroad and the first locally infected patient recorded in October, and one death from the disease on Saturday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Ce...

 2021-10-09 05:43 

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TSMC's investor conference could focus on U.S. call for information - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 9 (CNA) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has scheduled an investor conference for next Thursday Oct. 14, and the closely watched event by investors around the world is expected to touch on the U.S. request for chipmakers to share...

 2021-10-09 04:45 

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Taiwan receives 1.13 million doses of Moderna vaccine - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 9 (CNA) The eighth batch of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine purchased from the American vaccine maker arrived in Taiwan early Saturday, comprising 1.13 million doses, and comes at a time when many people who received their first dose of the bran...

 2021-10-09 03:06 

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Tropical storm forecast to come closest to Taiwan Monday to Tuesday - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 9 (CNA) Tropical Storm Kompasu is forecast to come closest to Taiwan Monday to Tuesday and is expected to bring rain and send temperatures lower, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB)....

 2021-10-09 00:40 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

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

 2021-10-08 13:36 

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Taiwan eases restrictions for cram schools, after-school childcare centers - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) The Ministry of Education (MOE) on Friday said it was easing some of the COVID-19 restrictions pertaining to cram schools and after-school childcare centers in Taiwan, in view of the improving COVID-19 situation in the country....

 2021-10-08 13:28 

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Twitter introduces self-harm prevention feature in Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) Social media site Twitter on Friday introduced in Taiwan a mental health feature that seeks to prevent self-harm or suicide, with the help of the Taiwan Lifeline International, the tech company said in a statement....

 2021-10-08 13:22 

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Minister conveys concerns to AIT about information disclosure - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) Taiwan has conveyed the concerns of Taiwanese semiconductor suppliers to the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) over U.S. Department of Commerce requests for these companies to share information....

 2021-10-08 13:13 

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Number of furloughed workers plunge as COVID-19 restrictions eased - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) The number of workers on formal furlough programs in Taiwan as of Thursday was down sharply from a week earlier as a local COVID-19 outbreak came under control and restrictions were eased, helping boost economic activity....

 2021-10-08 12:54 

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Taiwanese co-pilot fined NT$600,000 for violating quarantine rules - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) A China Airlines co-pilot, who went out while he was supposed to be in quarantine in August, has been fined NT$600,000 (US$21,370) for violating quarantine rules....

 2021-10-08 12:44 

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Taiwan's exports up for 15th straight month in September - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) Taiwan's exports rose for a 15th consecutive month in September compared to a year earlier as global demand for tech gadgets and industrial items remained strong, Ministry of Finance (MOF) data showed Friday....

 2021-10-08 12:27 

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Business and labor groups divided over minimum wage increase - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) Business groups have panned the minimum wage hike for 2022 proposed by a Ministry of Labor (MOL) committee on Friday, worried that it will hurt service sector companies hit hard by COVID-19, while labor groups generally supported it....

 2021-10-08 11:36 

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Health minister gives no date for ending of COVID-19 border restrictions - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) Health Minister Chen Shih-chung () gave no definitive timeline for ending COVID-19 border restrictions when quizzed by lawmakers Friday, stating vaccination rates and medical preparedness would play a decisive role....

 2021-10-08 11:23 

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Disney+ announces subscriber access to 1,200 movies ahead of Taiwan launch - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) The Walt Disney Company has revealed Disney+ subscribers in Taiwan will have access to 1,200 movies and 16,000 TV episodes, ahead of the service's local launch on Nov. 12....

 2021-10-08 10:49 

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Tropical storm to approach Taiwan early next week - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) A tropical depression near the Philippines has developed into a tropical storm that will likely approach Taiwan early next week, the Central Weather Bureau reported on Friday....

 2021-10-08 10:42 

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More Moderna vaccines to arrive; BNT vaccine eligibility expanded - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) Another shipment of 1.13 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is due to arrive in Taiwan by early Saturday, while the next round of administering Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) vaccines will be expanded to include people aged 45 and o...

 2021-10-08 10:29 

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Japanese groups express support for Taiwan's CPTPP bid - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) Keiji Furuya, a Japanese lawmaker who leads a parliamentary caucus promoting ties with Taiwan, expressed support for Taiwan's application to join a Tokyo-led trade bloc on Friday and said his group will offer its help....

 2021-10-08 09:39 

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TSMC's sales top NT$150 billion in September for 1st time - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) posted sales of more than NT$150 billion (US$5.36 billion) in September for the first time in its history, a milestone that analysts attributed to the debut of the latest iPhone 13 lineup....

 2021-10-08 09:17 

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Charges dropped against Sunflower Movement protesters; case closed - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) The Taiwan High Court said Friday that it has revoked its guilty verdict against seven Sunflower Movement protesters over the occupation of the Executive Yuan complex in 2014, as the charges have been dropped, and the case has been cl...

 2021-10-08 08:40 

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Taiwan reports 12 new imported COVID-19 cases, one death - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) Taiwan recorded 12 new imported COVID-19 cases and one death Friday, with zero new domestic cases for the ninth consecutive day....

 2021-10-08 07:44 

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Taiwan shares end down ahead of long weekend - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan closed lower Friday as investors acted cautiously ahead of a long weekend and sold shares to profit from early gains, dealers said....

 2021-10-08 07:24 

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

Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.094 to close at NT$28.046....

 2021-10-08 06:40 

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Palau gives green light to Medigen-vaccinated travelers - Focus Taiwan...

Singapore, Oct. 7 (CNA) Travelers that have received two shots of the Medigen COVID-19 vaccine will now be able to enter Palau, the Pacific island nation announced Thursday....

 2021-10-08 06:30 

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U.S. State Department reiterates basis of 'One China' policy - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, Oct. 7 (CNA) The United States reiterated Thursday that its...

 2021-10-08 05:47 

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Taiwan shares close down 0.44% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed down 73.43 points, or 0.44 percent, at 16640.43 Friday on turnover of NT$2710.3 billion (US$9.66 billion).(By Christie Chen)Enditem...

 2021-10-08 05:33 

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Minimum monthly wage hike set at 5% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) A Ministry of Labor (MOL) committee decided on Friday to raise Taiwan's minimum monthly and hourly wage by 5 percent, effective Jan. 1, 2022....

 2021-10-08 04:33 

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Australia, U.S. should not allow China to engulf Taiwan: Tony Abbott - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) Australia and the United States should not stand by and watch Taiwan being...

 2021-10-08 03:18 

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U.S. defense link with Taiwan aligned against China threat: Pentagon - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, Oct. 7 (CNA) The Pentagon said Thursday that the United States' defense relationship with Taiwan is guided by the island's defense needs and the threat posed by China....

 2021-10-08 01:29 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Friday are as follows:...

 2021-10-08 01:18 

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

Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$27.980 at 10 a.m. Friday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, up NT$0.028 from the previous close.(By Elizabeth Hsu)Enditem...

 2021-10-08 00:13 

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Taiwan shares open higher - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened up 28.49 points at 16,742.35 Friday on turnover of NT$3.95 billion (US$141.13 million)....

 2021-10-07 13:30 

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Taiwan envoy thanks U.S. for support at National Day reception in Washington - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, Oct. 6 (CNA) Taiwan's Representative to the United States Hsiao Bi-khim () on Wednesday said Washington's support for Taipei remains...

 2021-10-07 12:57 

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Registration for digital stimulus vouchers by Oct. 29 to get bonus - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 7 (CNA) People who have registered or register for the government-issued NT$5,000 digital stimulus vouchers by Oct. 29 will receive a separate NT$500 (US$17.87) Foodlover voucher and be entered into a drawing to win prizes, Economic Affairs M...

 2021-10-07 12:05 

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'The Falls' to represent Taiwan at 2022 Oscars - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 7 (CNA) Taiwanese director Chung Mong-hong's () feature film,...

 2021-10-07 10:47 

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Taiwan musicians celebrate late Anita Mui at biopic exhibition - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 7 (CNA) Four Taiwanese artists paid tribute to the career and cultural impact of late Hong Kong superstar Anita Mui () at the official opening ceremony of an exhibition featuring costumes from an upcoming biopic of the singer and actress in T...

 2021-10-07 10:21 

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Taiwan mulls lifting migrant worker entry ban to ease labor shortage - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 7 (CNA) Taiwan is considering lifting the entry ban on migrant workers first put in place in late 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to address the country's dire labor shortage....

 2021-10-07 10:10 

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Labor minister touts minimum wage hike of at least 3% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 7 (CNA) Labor Minister Hsu Ming-chun () told lawmakers on Thursday that the ministry's Minimum Wage Review Committee is likely to agree to raise the minimum wage by at least 3 percent when it meets on Friday....

 2021-10-07 09:09 

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Former Australian PM Abbott pitches for Taiwan's inclusion in CPTPP - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 7 (CNA) Visiting former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Thursday that other democracies should stand with Taiwan in its bid to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)....

 2021-10-07 08:46 

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More Pfizer-BNT doses arrive; two vaccine shipments to come Friday - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 7 (CNA) Taiwan received a sixth shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, with another shipment of the same brand, as well as a batch of the Moderna vaccine, scheduled to arrive on Friday, according to the Central Ep...

 2021-10-07 08:31 

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Chinese-language learning centers planned for U.S. after universities deal inked - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 7 (CNA) Plans are being laid out to establish on-campus Chinese-language learning centers in the United States, following the signing of a cooperation memorandum between 12 universities last month, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said Thursda...

 2021-10-07 07:57 

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Taiwanese co-pilot confirmed to have Delta variant - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 7 (CNA) A co-pilot at a Taiwanese airline who had spent two days with her family before testing positive for COVID-19 has been confirmed to be infected with the Delta variant of the coronavirus....

 2021-10-07 07:52 

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President Tsai confers medal on visiting French Senator Alain Richard - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 7 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () on Thursday decorated French Senator Alain Richard with a national medal, in recognition of his contribution to the development of relations between his country and Taiwan....

 2021-10-07 06:16 

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Two Taiwan soldiers injured during infantry training - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 7 (CNA) Two infantry soldiers in Kaohsiung were injured Thursday, when an explosion occurred at a site where they were engaged in rifle training, according to an army education and training unit....

 2021-10-07 06:06 

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Taiwan reports 4 new COVID-19 cases, all imported - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 7 (CNA) Taiwan recorded four new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all of which were imported, with no new deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-10-07 05:22 

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U.S. Secretary of State urges China to stop coercion aimed at Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, Oct. 6 (CNA) U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has urged Beijing to cease pressure and coercion toward Taiwan, following record numbers of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) military sorties near the island....

 2021-10-07 04:48 

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Taiwan shares close up 1.96% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 7 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 320.70 points, or 1.96 percent, at 16,713.86 Thursday on turnover of NT$293.64 billion (US$10.49 billion).(By Christie Chen)Enditem...

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