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 2021-09-02 13:30 

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Seven-day interval recommended between flu, COVID-19 vaccines: CECC - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) People should wait at least seven days between getting the seasonal influenza vaccine and a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to better facilitate the monitoring of side effects, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Thursday....

 2021-09-02 12:50 

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Oppressed Tibetans are warning to Taiwan: Tibetan representative - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) The decades-long Chinese oppression of Tibetans should serve as a warning to Taiwanese, Kelsang Gyaltsen Bawa, representative of the Tibetan government-in-exile to Taiwan, said Thursday during a book launch event at the Legislative Y...

 2021-09-02 12:19 

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Cabinet approves draft bill to set up bilingual development center - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) The Executive Yuan (Cabinet) approved a draft bill on Thursday to establish a national development center to advance the government's plan to develop Taiwan into a bilingual Chinese and English-speaking nation by 2030....

 2021-09-02 09:14 

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Military conscripts to receive mandatory COVID-19 test: CECC - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) Military conscripts will have to take a COVID-19 test before reporting for duty, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Thursday....

 2021-09-02 09:03 

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Government to ask allies to voice support for Taiwan's U.N. inclusion - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) Taiwan's government will again ask its diplomatic allies to voice support for the inclusion of Taiwan in the United Nations, either by speaking up during the upcoming General Assembly or by sending letters to U.N. Secretary-Gener...

 2021-09-02 08:43 

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Taiwan reports 5 new COVID-19 cases and 1 uncounted death - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday said Taiwan saw five new COVID-19 cases and one death from the disease involving a man in his 60s who died in late June but had not previously been included in the fatality....

 2021-09-02 07:31 

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

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Thursday, shedding NT$0.010 to close at the day's high of NT$27.732....

 2021-09-02 06:54 

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Taiwan congratulates Belize on 40th anniversary of independence - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) Foreign Minister Joseph Wu () on Thursday congratulated Belize on its 40th anniversary of independence and thanked the Caribbean ally for its consistent support for Taiwan in the international community over the years....

 2021-09-02 05:23 

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Taiwan reports 5 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) Taiwan on Thursday reported five new COVID-19 cases -- all but one contracted overseas -- and one death from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-09-02 04:54 

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Taiwan shares close down 0.88% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed down 154.23 points, or 0.88 percent, at 17,319.76 Thursday on turnover of NT$347.36 billion (US$12.54 billion)....

 2021-09-02 04:04 

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European Parliament passes report on enhancing Taiwan-EU relations - Focus Taiwan...

Brussels, Sept. 1 (CNA) The European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday passed a report and related amendments to enhance European Union-Taiwan relations, including a call on the EU to begin preparing for the possible signing of a Bil...

 2021-09-02 03:24 

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Taiwan receives first batch of BNT vaccines - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) Taiwan received its first batch of 930,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, with a planned rollout to begin as early as mid-September....

 2021-09-02 01:37 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

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

 2021-09-02 01:35 

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

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$27.719 at 10 a.m. Thursday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.023 from the previous close....

 2021-09-02 00:14 

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Taiwan shares open lower - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened down 18.07 points at 17,455.92 Thursday on turnover of NT$4.74 billion (US$170.99 million)....

 2021-09-01 13:45 

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President Tsai pledges more support for Taiwanese athletes - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () said during a meeting with Taiwan's national Olympic team on Wednesday that the government will provide more funding to support Taiwanese athletes....

 2021-09-01 13:32 

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Taiwan students start new school year on campus after 3 months at home - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) High schools and elementary school students in Taiwan returned to the classroom Wednesday at the start of the new academic year, after more than three months of online classes and an extended summer break due an earlier spike in dome...

 2021-09-01 13:29 

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Soreness at injection area most common COVID vaccine side effect in Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) Pain at the injection site has been the most common side effect among COVID-19 vaccine recipients in Taiwan, while 10 cases of breakthrough infections have been recorded, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday....

 2021-09-01 11:50 

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Taiwan's manufacturing activity remained in expansion in August - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) Taiwan's manufacturing activity remained in expansion mode in August on the back of solid global demand, but the Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), which gauges the overall situation in the sector, fell from a month earlier, t...

 2021-09-01 10:53 

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Furloughed worker numbers hit new high since local COVID surge in May - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) The number of workers on formal furlough programs in Taiwan as of the end of August hit a new high of more than 58,000 since a surge in domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases in mid-May, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) said Wednesday....

 2021-09-01 10:43 

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Taiwan launches new platform to promote tourism - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) The Tourism Bureau on Wednesday launched a new website aimed at providing potential visitors with images, videos and information on Taiwan's attractions, as the country's borders remain closed to most foreign travelers due to...

 2021-09-01 10:13 

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Taiwan plans to start BioNTech vaccine rollout in mid-September - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) The rollout of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Taiwan can begin as early as mid-September, after the first shipment arrives in the country on Thursday, said Health Minister Chen Shih-chung ()....

 2021-09-01 10:07 

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Taiwan reports six new COVID-19 cases; AZ appointment period extended - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday said that Taiwan reported six new cases of COVID-19, and that the period over which people aged 23-28 can receive the AstraZeneca vaccine will be extended....

 2021-09-01 09:36 

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Taiwan shares edge down off high on tech stock gains - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan moved slightly lower Wednesday, with the bellwether electronics sector serving as an anchor helping the broader market recover most of its earlier losses, dealers said....

 2021-09-01 08:45 

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Thousands of machine guns, mortars to be bought for reserve force - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) The proposed budget of Taiwan's military has allocated funds to buy thousands of new machine guns and mortars to be deployed by the nation's reserve force in coming years to boost its defense capabilities....

 2021-09-01 08:16 

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Taiwan's Hsieh advances to 2nd round at US Open - Focus Taiwan...

New York, Aug. 31 (CNA) Taiwanese tennis ace Hsieh Su-wei () advanced to the second round of the women's singles at the United States Open Tennis Championships Tuesday with a straight sets win over Claire Liu of the U.S....

 2021-09-01 07:37 

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Three indicted over sending women to serve as prostitutes overseas - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) Taipei prosecutors indicted three Taiwanese on Wednesday for allegedly recruiting and sending women from Taiwan to the United States and other countries to engage in prostitution....

 2021-09-01 07:13 

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

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, shedding NT$0.030 to close at NT$27.742....

 2021-09-01 07:02 

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Taiwan's working age population falls for first time - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) The working age population in Taiwan shrank for the first time since the country started conducting regular population censuses seven decades ago, indicating the impact of an aging society, according to statistics released by the Dir...

 2021-09-01 05:59 

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Taiwan reports 6 new COVID-19 cases, one death - Focus Taiwan...

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

 2021-09-01 05:44 

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Groups, businesses in Taiwan donate oxygen devices to Indonesia - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) A group of Indonesian, Indian, and Taiwanese businesses and organizations in Taiwan have donated 41 oxygen concentrators and 14,000 medical masks to hospitals in Indonesia treating severe COVID-19 patients....

 2021-09-01 04:51 

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Taiwan shares close down 0.09% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed down 16.3 points, or 0.09 percent, at 17,473.99 Wednesday on turnover of NT$360.213 billion (US$13 billion)....

 2021-09-01 02:37 

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U.S. senator thanks Lithuanian leader for decision on Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, Aug. 31 (CNA) U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has expressed his support for Lithuania's decision to open reciprocal representative offices with Taiwan and allow the Taipei's office in Vilnius to bear the name Taiwan, despite strong protests l...

 2021-09-01 01:50 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Wednesday are as follows: @United Daily News: China poses great military threat to Taiwan @China Times: U.S. troops pull out of Afghanistan after 20 years of war @Liberty Times: 18-22 liste...

 2021-09-01 00:13 

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Taiwan shares open lower - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened down 26.49 points at 17,463.8 Wednesday on turnover of NT$5.722 billion (US$206.57 million)....

 2021-08-31 13:46 

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Autopsies show Medigen recipients died of aortic dissection, heart disease - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 31 (CNA) The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday said three people who reportedly died after receiving a locally produced COVID-19 vaccine died either of an aortic dissection or heart disease, citing autopsy results....

 2021-08-31 12:49 

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Taiwan ranks joint first with Australia in Earth Science Olympiad - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 31 (CNA) Taiwan's team of five high school students shared first place with Australia, winning four gold medals and one silver at the 2021 International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO), which took place online from Aug. 25-30, the Ministry ...

 2021-08-31 12:02 

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Taiwan's defense ministry submits NT$471.7 billion budget proposal for 2022 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 31 (CNA) The Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Tuesday submitted a budget proposal of NT$471.7 billion (US$17.05 billion) to the Legislature for arms purchases and other defense needs, including jet fighter precision guided missiles and l...

 2021-08-31 11:48 

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BioNTech vaccines to arrive Wednesday; people 12-22 to be prioritized - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 31 (CNA) Taiwan is expected to receive its first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday, and they will be administered first to people between 12 and 22 years of age, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung () said Tuesday....

 2021-08-31 09:15 

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Dietary supplements from U.S. seized for excessive preservatives - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 31 (CNA) A shipment of a dietary supplement imported from the United States was recently seized at Taiwan's border by the authorities after it was found to contain an excessive level of combined food preservatives, Taiwan's Food and D...

 2021-08-31 09:10 

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Chinese man indicted after sailing illegally to Taiwan on dingy - Focus Taiwan...

Taichung, Aug. 31 (CNA) Prosecutors on Tuesday indicted a Chinese man who had illegally entered Taichung Harbor on a rubber dingy in April, claiming to have sailed from China's west coast in pursuit of...

 2021-08-31 08:43 

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Taiwan shares end up after recouping earlier losses in late session - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 31 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan closed higher Tuesday after recovering earlier losses due to late session buying amid eased concerns over the possibility of an immediate rate hike cycle by the U.S. Federal Reserve, dealers said....

 2021-08-31 08:05 

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AstraZeneca vaccine shipment arrives ahead of new vaccination round - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 31 (CNA) Around 595,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday, as the government plans to administer around 1 million doses of the brand's vaccines starting on Sept. 3....

 2021-08-31 07:55 

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Three new domestic cases with unknown source of infection: CECC - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 31 (CNA) Taiwan on Tuesday reported four new COVID-19 cases -- three transmitted domestically and one contracted overseas -- and one death from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-08-31 07:29 

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Taiwan to stage Wanan air defense drill Sept. 15 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 31 (CNA) The annual Wanan air defense exercise is scheduled to be held all across Taiwan on Sept. 15, but civilians will not be required to shelter in place, Han Gan-ming (), chief of the All-out Defense Mobilization Office, said Tuesday....

 2021-08-31 07:16 

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

Taipei, Aug. 31 (CNA) The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Tuesday, shedding NT$0.041 to close at NT$27.772....

 2021-08-31 05:54 

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F-16 fighter jet overruns Pingtung runway (update) - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 31 (CNA) An F-16 fighter jet overran a runway while attempting to land at an airbase in southern Taiwan on Tuesday, according to the Air Force Command Headquarters....

 2021-08-31 05:44 

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China's Afghanistan propaganda 'shameful': ex-U.S. ambassador to U.N. - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 31 (CNA) Kelly Craft, former United States' ambassador to the United Nations, said Tuesday that it was...

 2021-08-31 05:21 

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

Taipei, Aug. 31 (CNA) Taiwan on Tuesday reported four new COVID-19 cases -- three transmitted domestically and one contracted overseas -- and one death from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-08-31 05:01 

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Taiwan shares close up 0.54% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 31 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 93.77 points, or 0.54 percent, at 17,490.29 Tuesday on turnover of NT$335.3 billion (US$12.07 billion)....

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