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 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....

 2021-09-08 03:17 

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NTU team competes in Hult Prize Challenge for startup fund prize - Focus Taiwan...

San Francisco, Sept. 7 (CNA) A team from National Taiwan University (NTU) is among 30 teams around the world currently competing in this year's Hult Prize Challenge in the United Kingdom, with the possibility of winning a startup fund of US$1 million....

 2021-09-08 02:14 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

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

 2021-09-08 00:20 

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Taiwan shares open lower - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 8 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened down 17.34 points at 17,411.53 Wednesday on turnover of NT$4.695 billion (US$169.8 million)....

 2021-09-07 14:01 

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4,800 students affected by class suspensions in Taipei, New Taipei - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 7 (CNA) COVID-19 cases reported at a preschool and an elementary school have resulted in 4,800 students in Taipei and New Taipei being affected by class suspensions, according to officials in the two cities....

 2021-09-07 12:35 

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Taiwan consumer prices soar 2.36% in August - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 7 (CNA) Consumer prices in Taiwan rose more than 2 percent in August, driven mainly by an increase in food and fuel prices, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said Tuesday....

 2021-09-07 12:22 

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Human fossils excavated in Chiayi, moved to Tainan museum - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 7 (CNA) The excavation of two ancient human skeletons, which were discovered earlier this year at a railway construction site in southwestern Taiwan, was completed Tuesday, and they were moved to a museum for research purposes, an anthropolo...

 2021-09-07 11:52 

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South Korea's Coupang expands grocery delivery service in Taipei - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 7 (CNA) South Korean e-commerce operator Coupang Inc., which launched a grocery delivery service in Taiwan in July, expanded its service area in Taipei Tuesday, the company said in a statement....

 2021-09-07 11:21 

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Taiwan exports grow for 14th straight month in August to record high - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 7 (CNA) Taiwan's exports hit a new monthly high in August, marking the 14th consecutive month of year-on-year growth, driven by solid demand for tech items and raw materials, the Ministry of Finance said (MOF) Tuesday....

 2021-09-07 10:50 

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Smartphone chip designer MediaTek to hire over 2,000 new employees - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 7 (CNA) Taiwan's largest integrated circuit (IC) designer MediaTek Inc. announced Tuesday that the company plans to hire over 2,000 new employees by the end of the year, with some positions offering master's degree holders an annual ...

 2021-09-07 10:20 

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Taiwan shares end down as tech stocks retreat - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 7 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan moved lower on Tuesday after reversing earlier gains as the bellwether electronics sector faced profit taking that pushed the broader market into negative territory, dealers said....

 2021-09-07 10:06 

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Taiwan reports 12 new COVID cases; preschool cluster grows to 15 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 7 (CNA) Taiwan on Tuesday reported 12 new COVID-19 cases -- eight transmitted domestically and four contracted overseas -- and zero deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-09-07 09:12 

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Chou to lead Taiwan badminton teams at Sudirman, Thomas cups - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 7 (CNA) Taiwan's top male badminton player Chou Tien-chen () will lead the national team at two upcoming major international events to be held in late September and October, namely the Sudirman Cup and Thomas & Uber Cup, the nation's...

 2021-09-07 09:11 

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Taiwan FDA sees 'difficulties' with UBI Asia's new EUA review request - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 7 (CNA) Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has voiced its doubts over a bid by Taiwan-based United Biomedical Inc. (UBI) Asia to reapply for emergency use authorization (EUA) for its COVID-19 vaccine....

 2021-09-07 07:18 

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

Taipei, Sept. 7 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Tuesday, gaining NT$0.010 to close at the day's high of NT$27.673....

 2021-09-07 07:05 

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Taiwan's forex reserves hit new high at end of August - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 7 (CNA) Taiwan's foreign exchange reserves rose to a record high at the end of August, on increased returns from the central bank's portfolio management, according to the bank....

 2021-09-07 06:36 

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7nm process hub in Kaohsiung? TSMC does not rule it out - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 7 (CNA) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) said it was not ruling out any possibility after local media reported that the world's largest contract chipmaker is planning to build a new 7-nanometer hub in Kaohsiung....

 2021-09-07 05:32 

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Taiwan reports 12 new COVID-19 cases, zero deaths - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 7 (CNA) Taiwan on Tuesday reported 12 new COVID-19 cases -- eight transmitted domestically and four contracted overseas -- and zero deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-09-07 05:19 

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Fourth batch of Japan-donated COVID-19 vaccines arrives in Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taoyuan, Sept. 7 (CNA) A total of 64,000 doses of the AstraZeneca (AZ) COVID-19 vaccine donated by Japan arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday afternoon, the fourth such donation made by Tokyo to Taipei so far....

 2021-09-07 04:57 

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Taiwan shares close down 0.38% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 7 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed down 66.43 points, or 0.38 percent, at 17,428.87 Tuesday on turnover of NT$334.39 billion (US$12.12 billion)....

 2021-09-07 04:53 

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Tropical Storm Chanthu formed, could affect Taiwan on weekend - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 7 (CNA) A tropical depression located in the southern Pacific Ocean has developed into a tropical storm and could affect Taiwan over the weekend, the Central Whether Bureau (CWB) said Tuesday morning....

 2021-09-07 03:53 

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More cases of children COVID-19 cases reported in New Taipei - Focus Taiwan...

New Taipei, Sept. 7 (CNA) Two more children and three parents have been confirmed to have contracted the COVID-19 virus from the preschool cluster reported on Monday, New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih () said Tuesday....

 2021-09-07 02:09 

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Taiwan's Hsieh, Mertens advance to U.S. Open quarterfinals - Focus Taiwan...

New York, Sept. 6 (CNA) Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei () and partner Elise Mertens of Belgium have advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open women's doubles with another straight sets win....

 2021-09-07 01:33 

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

Taipei, Sept. 7 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$27.575 at 10 a.m. Tuesday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.088 from the previous close....

 2021-09-07 01:24 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 7 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Tuesday are as follows:...

 2021-09-07 00:15 

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Taiwan shares open higher - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 7 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened up 39.08 points at 17,534.38 Tuesday on turnover of NT$4.69 billion (US$169.49 million)....

 2021-09-06 14:00 

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With new data, UBI Asia hoping for review of vaccine EUA application - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 6 (CNA) Taiwan-based United Biomedical Inc. (UBI) Asia is planning to reapply for emergency use authorization (EUA) for its COVID-19 vaccine based on what it described as very strong data after giving clinical trial subjects a third dose of ...

 2021-09-06 13:35 

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Magnitude 5.9 earthquake rocks eastern Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 6 (CNA) A magnitude 5.9 earthquake jolted Hualien County in eastern Taiwan at 10 p.m. Monday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB)....

 2021-09-06 13:12 

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Annual nuclear safety drill to be held in New Taipei Sept. 9-10 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 6 (CNA) Taiwan's annual nuclear emergency exercise will take place on Thursday and Friday at the First Nuclear Power Plant in Shihmen District, New Taipei, and its surrounding areas, the Atomic Energy Council (AEC) said Monday....

 2021-09-06 12:24 

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Cinematographer, director to receive Golden Horse lifetime awards - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 6 (CNA) Taiwanese cinematographer Lin Tsan-ting () and director Tsai Yang-ming () will each receive a Golden Horse lifetime achievement award this year, the festival's executive committee announced Monday....

 2021-09-06 11:57 

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Hon Hai's sales down slightly in August - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 6 (CNA) Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the world's largest contract electronics maker, reported a decline in sales in August compared to the previous month, which analysts said largely reflected a vacuum in newly launched smartphone mod...

 2021-09-06 11:50 

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HTC Vive launches virtual concert platform - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 6 (CNA) Taiwan-based HTC Vive Originals on Monday launched a concert platform that allows for recorded performances to be projected into a live virtual venue and accessed by audiences around the world....

 2021-09-06 10:48 

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Taiwan eyeing Honduras election amid potential shift in formal ties - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 6 (CNA) Taiwan is closely watching the situation in Honduras, one of its diplomatic allies in Central America, after one of the candidates in November's presidential election pledged to recognize Beijing if elected....

 2021-09-06 10:29 

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Eight children at New Taipei pre-school contract COVID-19: CECC - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 6 (CNA) All of but one of the nine domestic cases of COVID-19 reported in Taiwan on Monday were children under the age of 5 years at the same pre-school, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-09-06 10:01 

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Taiwan shares end down amid global economic concerns - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 6 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan closed lower Monday, hurt by disappointing job data released in the United States on Friday that raised concerns over the global economic recovery, dealers said....

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