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 2021-09-30 12:44 

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LUCfest to rock Tainan as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 30 (CNA) As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, the 2021 edition of Taiwanese showcase music festival LUCfest is set to rock Tainan with over 60 domestic and international acts from Nov. 25-28, according to the organizers....

 2021-09-30 12:16 

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People aged 49 and over to be eligible for Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in October - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 30 (CNA) Individuals aged 49 years old and over will be able to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in mid-October, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Thursday....

 2021-09-30 11:18 

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Taiwan receives 540,000 doses of BNT vaccine with customized labels - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 30 (CNA) A shipment of 540,000 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Taiwan on Thursday, the first batch to be delivered with customized labels, after the labeling of the previous shipments caused political controversy....

 2021-09-30 08:31 

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

Taipei, Sept. 30 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Thursday, gaining NT$0.046 to close at NT$27.866....

 2021-09-30 08:17 

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Cabinet approves draft bill to allow absentee voting for referendums - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 30 (CNA) Taiwan's Cabinet on Thursday passed a draft bill that is aimed at allowing citizens in the country to vote outside their constituencies during national referendums....

 2021-09-30 08:09 

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Japan's hawkish China policy seen unlikely to change under next PM - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, Sept. 29 (CNA) Incoming Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is unlikely to soften his country's foreign policy toward Beijing, despite his leanings on the dovish side of his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on China issues, a Japanese scho...

 2021-09-30 07:53 

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Taiwan receives 656,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 30 (CNA) Taiwan took delivery of 656,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine purchased from the vaccine maker on Thursday afternoon, the second batch of vaccines it received that day....

 2021-09-30 06:17 

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

Taipei, Sept. 30 (CNA) Taiwan reported seven new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all contracted overseas, and zero deaths from the disease for the third consecutive day, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-09-30 04:51 

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Taiwan shares close up 0.47% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 30 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 79.31 points, or 0.47 percent, at 16,934.77 Thursday on turnover of NT$269.46 billion (US$9.67 billion)....

 2021-09-30 03:10 

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Taiwan president, vice president receive second local COVID-19 vaccine shots - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 30 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () and Vice President Lai Ching-te () both received a second shot of the domestically produced Medigen COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday morning, as part of the government's efforts to encourage people to take ...

 2021-09-30 02:40 

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Taiwan reaches FIBA Women's Asia Cup playoffs - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 30 (CNA) The Taiwan women's national basketball team advanced to the playoffs after dealing a knockout blow to the Philippines on Wednesday in the critical final game of the group phase of Division A in the FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2021...

 2021-09-30 02:14 

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

Taipei, Sept. 30 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$27.864 at 11 a.m. Thursday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, up NT$0.044 from the previous close....

 2021-09-30 02:10 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 30 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Thursday are as follows:...

 2021-09-30 00:21 

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Taiwan shares open higher - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 30 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened up 31.11 points at 16,886.57 Thursday on turnover of NT$3.25 billion (US$116.86 million)....

 2021-09-29 14:33 

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Endcast for today's CEP - Focus Taiwan...
 2021-09-29 14:32 

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President Tsai congratulates Japan's Fumio Kishida on winning party vote - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (), who also chairs the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), on Wednesday offered congratulations to Japan's former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on winning his party's presidency, according to ...

 2021-09-29 14:24 

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Eric Chu to take up KMT chairmanship Oct. 5 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman-elect Eric Chu () will assume leadership of the opposition party at a ceremony on Oct. 5, a KMT official said Wednesday....

 2021-09-29 14:20 

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Taiwan facing 'political problems' in CPTPP bid: President Tsai - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () said Wednesday that Taiwan will have to overcome some...

 2021-09-29 13:07 

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Taiwan ranks No. 8 on IMD World Digital Competitive list, up 3 places - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) Taiwan improved three places from last year to take eighth place among the 64 economies on the 2021 IMD World Digital Competitive rankings, after improving in all of the three indicators: Knowledge, Technology and Future Readiness....

 2021-09-29 13:00 

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Supreme Court upholds film director's 4-year sentence for rape - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) Film director Doze Niu () was sentenced to four years in prison for rape after his appeal was rejected by the Supreme Court on Wednesday. The ruling is final....

 2021-09-29 11:59 

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Experts working to resolve COVID-19 vaccine overdose issue: CECC - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) A national committee on immunization practices will decide how to handle the issue of COVID-19 vaccine overdose, which occurred Monday when a Taiwan hospital inadvertently administered undiluted shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine ...

 2021-09-29 11:49 

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EVA Air ranked world's 7th best carrier in 2021 by Skytrax - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) Taipei-based EVA Air, one of Taiwan's largest airlines, has been ranked the world's seventh best airline for 2021 in a survey released Tuesday by Skytrax, the United Kingdom's leading aviation service research agency....

 2021-09-29 11:25 

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KYMCO to increase e-scooter battery swap stations to 1,000 by year-end - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) Kwang Yang Motor Co., also known by its brand name KYMCO, one of the leading motorcycle brands in Taiwan, said on Wednesday that it aims to increase its number of battery swap stations nationwide to 1,000 by the end of this year....

 2021-09-29 10:14 

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Taipei travel fair to feature domestic cycling tours - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) Taiwan's cycling tourism will take center stage at the 2021 Taipei International Summer and Autumn Travel Expo next month, when 16 of the country's major bike trails will be highlighted, the organizers said Wednesday....

 2021-09-29 09:40 

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Labor minister supports minimum wage increase - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) Labor Minister Hsu Ming-chun () told lawmakers on Wednesday that she supported an increase in the minimum wage, about one week before the Minimum Wage Review Committee convenes to decide on the matter....

 2021-09-29 08:13 

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Taiwan shares tumble on U.S. heavy losses - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan took a beating, falling more than 300 points Wednesday following a plunge on U.S. markets overnight caused by a spike in the benchmark 10-year U.S. treasury yield, dealers said....

 2021-09-29 07:46 

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Taiwan reports 11 new COVID-19 cases, zero deaths - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) Taiwan on Wednesday reported 11 new COVID-19 cases, including an Indonesian national who has received over a dozen tests since May, and zero deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-09-29 07:39 

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Agency alliance formed to develop integrated biodiversity database - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) An alliance comprising six government agencies was formed Wednesday to share biodiversity information by building an integrated platform to facilitate conservation efforts and raise environmental awareness....

 2021-09-29 07:20 

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

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, gaining NT$0.035 to close at NT$27.820. Turnover totaled US$1.483 billion during the trading session. The greenback opened at NT$27.801, and moved between NT$27.776 and NT$27...

 2021-09-29 06:49 

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Think tank raises Taiwan's 2021 GDP growth forecast to 6% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) The Yuanta-Polaris Research Institute, one of Taiwan's leading economic think tanks, is now the most bullish of any domestic institution after it raised its forecast of the country's 2021 gross domestic product (GDP) growth ...

 2021-09-29 06:00 

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Taiwan reports 11 new COVID-19 cases, including one new domestic infection - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) Taiwan reported 11 new COVID-19 cases, all but one contracted overseas, and no deaths from the disease on Wednesday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-09-29 05:03 

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25 recipients of undiluted COVID-19 jabs in good health: New Taipei - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) Twenty-five people inoculated with undiluted doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID-19 vaccine in New Taipei on Monday are in good health, the city's health department said Wednesday....

 2021-09-29 04:53 

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Taiwan shares close down 1.9% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed down 325.98 points, or 1.9 percent, at 16,855.46 Wednesday on turnover of NT$323.42 billion (US$11.55 billion)....

 2021-09-29 02:47 

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Taiwan reaches U-23 Baseball World Cup super round after Cuba wins - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) Taiwan's men's national baseball team has clinched a spot in the next round of the U-23 Baseball World Cup, along with Mexico and Cuba after Cuba beat the Dominican Republic on Tuesday afternoon....

 2021-09-29 01:17 

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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Wednesday are as follows:...

 2021-09-29 00:18 

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Taiwan shares open lower - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened down 53.58 points at 17,127.86 Wednesday on turnover of NT$3.566 billion (US$128.27 million)....

 2021-09-28 13:55 

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MRT worker dies after construction accident in Taipei - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) A worker in his 60s died following an accident at an MRT station under construction in Wanhua District Tuesday afternoon, Taipei's Department of Rapid Transit Systems (DORTS) confirmed later the same day....

 2021-09-28 13:49 

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Taiwan to ease certain residency rules for people from Hong Kong, Macau - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) Taiwan plans to ease certain restrictions on residence permit extensions for people from Hong Kong and Macau, and make it easier for those with master's and doctoral degrees from the two territories to qualify for registered per...

 2021-09-28 12:42 

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Google to help fund Taiwan FactCheck Center - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) American tech giant Google Inc. announced Tuesday that it will provide financial support of US$1 million to the Taiwan FactCheck Center, to help fund the center's digital education and media literacy initiatives....

 2021-09-28 12:18 

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Vietnamese filmmaker wins new talent award at Taipei Film Festival - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) Vietnamese filmmaker L Bo won the grand prize at this year's International New Talent Competition for his directorial debut...

 2021-09-28 12:01 

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Taiwan to introduce 'one-stop' service for new migrant workers - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Tuesday said it is drafting a plan to provide newly arrived migrant workers in Taiwan with a...

 2021-09-28 10:38 

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Industrial production rises for 19th straight month in August - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) Industrial production in Taiwan rose more than 13 percent from a year earlier in August on the back of solid global demand for both tech and old economy items, marking the 19th consecutive month of year-on-year increases, according ...

 2021-09-28 09:54 

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Taiwan shares drop amid worry over power rationing in China - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan came under pressure Tuesday, as market sentiment was affected the recent power rationing in some Chinese provinces where Taiwan companies have factories, dealers said....

 2021-09-28 09:33 

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Hospital's right to administer COVID vaccine halted after mishap - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) En Chu Kong Hospital in New Taipei has been ordered to stop administering COVID-19 vaccines after its staff was found to have mistakenly given undiluted Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) vaccine doses to 25 people, according to the city's D...

 2021-09-28 08:32 

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New round of AstraZeneca, Medigen vaccination to start Oct. 6 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) A new round of COVID-19 vaccination during which people can receive their second shot of either the AstraZeneca or locally developed Medigen vaccine will begin on Oct. 6, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Tuesday....

 2021-09-28 07:14 

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

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Tuesday, gaining NT$0.063 to close at NT$27.785....

 2021-09-28 06:46 

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Yungtay shares surge on Hitachi acquisition - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) Yungtay Engineering Co. moved sharply higher Tuesday after Hitachi Ltd. offered to bring the Taiwanese elevator brand fully under its ownership at a more than 12 percent premium over Monday's closing price, dealers said....

 2021-09-28 05:32 

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

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) Taiwan reported seven new COVID-19 cases, all but one of them contracted overseas, and no deaths from the disease on Tuesday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-09-28 04:55 

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Taiwan shares close down 0.76% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed down 132.33 points, or 0.76 percent, at 17,181.44 Tuesday on turnover of NT$255.19 billion (US$9.2 billion)....

 2021-09-28 03:59 

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Premier delivers token address in Legislature amid KMT boycott - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) Premier Su Tseng-chang () spoke briefly at the Legislative Yuan on Tuesday to conclude his first policy address in the body's new session amid a boycott by the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) over the ruling administration's han...

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