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 2019-10-14 04:11 

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President Tsai expresses concern for Japan in wake of typhoon...

Taipei, Oct. 14 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () expressed concern for Japan on Monday in the wake of record-breaking rainfall from Typhoon Hagibis, and said Taiwan is willing to help with the aftermath....

 2019-10-14 03:16 

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Morris Chang again named Taiwan envoy to APEC summit...

Taipei, Oct. 14 (CNA) Retired entrepreneur Morris Chang ( ) was named Monday as Taiwan's representative to the leaders' meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in mid-November, the second year in a row Chang has represented the nat...

 2019-10-14 01:26 

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Taiwan shares open higher...

Taipei, Oct. 14 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened up 114.78 points at 11,004.74 Monday on turnover of NT$4.81 billion (US$156.71 million)....

 2019-10-13 13:30 

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Vice President Chen attends canonization ceremony in Vatican...

Vatican City, Oct. 13 (CNA) Taiwan's Vice President Chen Chien-jen () on Sunday attended the canonization of late British Cardinal John Henry Newman and four others in Vatican City....

 2019-10-13 13:30 

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Vice President Chen attends canonization ceremony in Vatican (update)...

Vatican City, Oct. 13 (CNA) Taiwan's Vice President Chen Chien-jen () on Sunday attended the canonization of late British Cardinal John Henry Newman and four others in Vatican City....

 2019-10-13 13:29 

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Taichung's first case of dengue this year confirmed...

Taipei, Oct. 13 (CNA) The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Sunday confirmed the first case of dengue fever in Taichung City this year, warning of an outbreak of the disease in the area if mosquito breeding grounds are not quickly eliminated....

 2019-10-13 13:29 

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Filipino community in New Taipei celebrates women over 40...

Taipei, Oct. 12 CNA Hundreds of Filipinos gathered in New Taipei for a beauty pageant that featured women of Ilocano lineage, over the age of 40....

 2019-10-13 12:34 

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Cooler weather forecast for Taiwan this week...

Taipei, Oct. 13 (CNA) Temperatures across Taiwan are expected to drop this week, due to the effects of strengthening northeasterly winds, the Central Weather Bureau (CBW) said Sunday....

 2019-10-13 12:34 

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Taiwanese boxer wins gold at world championships...

Taipei, Oct. 13 (CNA) Taiwanese boxer Huang Hsiao-wen () won a gold medal at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in Russia on Sunday....

 2019-10-13 12:34 

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TSMC revenues, market cap hit record highs...

Taipei, Oct. 13 (CNA) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) on Sunday reported its highest ever monthly revenue and market capitalization, following a prediction last year by its founder Morris Chang's ( ) that it would create another business...

 2019-10-13 11:39 

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Sweden to continue developing relations with Taiwan: MOFA...

Taipei, Oct. 13 (CNA) Sweden's government has stressed the importance of continuing to develop relations with Taiwan, and the two countries should seek to build cooperation in several areas to help safeguard democracy, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign...

 2019-10-13 11:39 

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Petition calling for U.S. to recognize Taiwan passes threshold...

Washington, Oct. 13 (CNA) A petition submitted to a special American White House website, calling for the United States to recognize Taiwan as an independent country, passed the required threshold on Sunday, which means it now warrants an official respons...

 2019-10-13 10:44 

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Taiwan beach trash'never-ending': Indonesian environmental enthusiast...

Taipei, Oct. 13 (CNA) An Indonesian migrant worker, who has been organizing cleanups around Taiwan for almost three years, said Sunday that the garbage on one of the country's beaches is a never-ending problem, and it requires the help of everyone to ...

 2019-10-13 08:55 

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Taiwan, U.S. mulling sharing healthcare big data: official...

Washington, Oct. 12 (CNA) Taiwan and the United States are considering sharing big data related to healthcare, to help facilitate medical research on both sides, Lee Po-chang (), the head of Taiwan's health insurance administration, said in Washington...

 2019-10-13 07:59 

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Fuel prices in Taiwan to fall by NT$0.1 this week...

Taipei, Oct. 13 (CNA) Taiwan's two major fuel suppliers on Sunday announced price cuts of NT$0.1 per liter for gasoline and diesel this week, citing a drop in international crude oil prices....

 2019-10-13 07:04 

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Taiwan gymnast wins pommel horse silver at world championships...

Taipei, Oct. 13 (CNA) Taiwanese gymnast Lee Chih-kai () bagged a silver medal Saturday in the pommel horse event at the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, becoming the first Taiwanese athlete to win a medal two years in a row at the sports comp...

 2019-10-12 13:34 

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St. Vincent to become stronger advocate for Taiwan at U.N.: ambassador...

Taipei, Oct. 12 (CNA) St. Vincent and the Grenadines will have an opportunity to advocate more strongly for Taiwan to be recognized, when the Caribbean country takes its seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) early next year, its Ambassador to...

 2019-10-12 11:44 

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Taiwan completes first pin piles assembly for offshore wind turbines...

Taipei, Oct. 12 (CNA) A ceremony to mark the completion of Taiwan's first underwater pin piles assembly for its offshore wind turbines was held at the port in Bali District, New Taipei, on Saturday....

 2019-10-12 10:49 

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Europe brokerage hikes MediaTek target price, citing China demand...

Taipei, Oct. 12 (CNA) A European brokerage has raised its target price on shares of MediaTek Inc., the largest integrated circuit designer in Taiwan, citing strong demand from China....

 2019-10-12 09:54 

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Cool, wet weather forecast for Taiwan next week...

Taipei, Oct. 12 (CNA) The weather in Taiwan will turn cooler and rainy next week, due to strengthening northeasterly winds, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Saturday....

 2019-10-12 09:54 

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U.K., Italy lawmakers push for Taiwan's participation in Interpol...

London and Rome, Oct. 11 (CNA) Parliamentarians in the United Kingdom and Italy recently called on the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) to invite Taiwan to attend its General Assembly as an observer so that Taiwan cam make concrete co...

 2019-10-12 08:04 

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Northern Taiwan's property market sluggish for 7th straight month...

Taipei, Oct. 12 (CNA) The property market in northern Taiwan remained sluggish for a seventh consecutive month in September, but an index gauging the market conditions improved slightly due to an increase in new listings of presale residential housing and...

 2019-10-12 07:09 

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Taiwan's 1st offshore wind farm to begin operations at year-end...

Taipei, Oct. 12 (CNA) Formosa I, Taiwan's first offshore wind power plant, is scheduled to begin commercial operations by the end of this year, according to Swancor Holding Co., one of the shareholders of the wind farm project....

 2019-10-12 06:14 

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Holy See values relations with Taiwan: Vice President Chen...

Vatican City, Oct. 11 (CNA) The Holy See attaches importance to its relations with Taiwan and the recent agreement reached between the Vatican and China on the appointment of bishops merely shows Pope Francis' efforts to improve religious freedom in C...

 2019-10-12 05:19 

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Petition solicits support for U.S. recognition of Taiwan...

Washington, Oct. 11 (CNA) A petition submitted to a White House petition network is gathering signatures to urge the U.S. government to recognize Taiwan as an independent country....

 2019-10-12 01:37 

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Lennon Wall incidents reflect anxiety of Chinese people: scholar...

Taipei, Oct. 11 (CNA) A string of recent incidents in Taiwan involving Chinese students and tourists destroying Lennon Walls supporting Hong Kong demonstrators is a reflection of a collective anxiety among Chinese people, a scholar said Friday....

 2019-10-11 15:30 

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Taiwanese teams into semis at German table tennis tournament...

Taipei, Oct. 11 (CNA) Three Taiwanese teams reached the semifinals of the 2019 ITTF World Tour Platinum German Open table tennis event on Friday, but the men's doubles duo was later narrowly ousted by a German duo, leaving two teams left to vie for sp...

 2019-10-11 14:35 

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Japanese brokerage expects TSMC's sales to grow 14%-16% in 2020...

Taipei, Oct. 11 (CNA) A Japanese brokerage has forecast that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, will post a 14 to 16 percent increase in sales from a year earlier in 2020 due to high demand from its ...

 2019-10-11 14:35 

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Lennon Wall incidents reflect anxiety of Chinese people: scholar...

Taipei, Oct. 11 (CNA) A string of recent incidents in Taiwan involving Chinese students and tourists destroying Lennon Walls supporting Hong Kong demonstrators is a reflection of a collective anxiety among Chinese people, a scholar said Friday....

 2019-10-11 14:35 

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Number of big stock market players in Taiwan rises further in Q3...

Taipei, Oct. 11 (CNA) The number of major retail investors who traded more than NT$500 million (US$16.13 million) in shares on Taiwan's stock market continued to rise in the third quarter, in part because of eased concerns in September over a global t...

 2019-10-11 13:40 

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Most Taiwan-Japan flights for Saturday disrupted due to typhoon...

Taipei, Oct. 11 (CNA) Most flights between Taiwan and Japan for Saturday will be disrupted due to Typhoon Hagibis, which is set to hit eastern Japan and forecast to bring record strong winds and heavy rain in recent years, airlines announced Friday....

 2019-10-11 13:40 

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Fubon top earner among financial holding companies in Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 11 (CNA) Fubon Financial Holding Co. ranked at the top of Taiwan's 15 listed financial holding companies in both net profit and earnings per share (EPS) in the first nine months of 2019, according to the companies' financial statement...

 2019-10-11 12:45 

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Han recall petition reaches legal threshold: campaign leader...

Taipei, Oct. 11 (CNA) A petition to recall Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu () has reached 300,000 signatures, surpassing the estimated legal threshold, recall movement leader Aaron Yin () told CNA Friday....

 2019-10-11 11:50 

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German teen could face big fine for touching protected sea turtle...

Taipei, Oct. 11 (CNA) People who touch protected sea turtles without permission could be fined up to NT$300,000 (US$9,790), Taiwan's Coast Guard Administration (CGA) warned Friday, after a German teenager was caught in the act in waters off Pingtung C...

 2019-10-11 11:50 

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Acer ranks No. 5 PC vendor, Asustek No. 6 worldwide in Q3: Gartner...

Taipei, Oct. 11 (CNA) Acer Inc. and Asustek Computer Inc. retained their titles as the fifth- and sixth-largest global PC suppliers, respectively, in the third quarter of this year, according to global market information advisory firm Gartner Inc....

 2019-10-11 10:55 

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Chinese students mum on Hong Kong, but some willing to speak out...

Taipei, Oct. 11 (CNA) Following a series of conflicts between Chinese and Hong Kong students on Taiwanese campuses over the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, many Chinese students here who support the protests are keeping quiet, fearing the consequence...

 2019-10-11 09:05 

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Ground broken for Taoyuan Metro green line...

Taipei, Oct. 11 (CNA) The green line of the Taoyuan mass rapid transit (MRT) system broke ground Friday, with its operations scheduled to start in 2026 aimed at linking the current Airport Metro, or purple line....

 2019-10-11 08:10 

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Two scenic areas in Taiwan ranked among top 100 green destinations...

Taipei, Oct. 11 (CNA) Two scenic areas in Taiwan -- Sun Moon Lake and the Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area -- were named among the world's top 100 green destinations of 2019 on Thursday....

 2019-10-11 08:10 

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U.S. congressmen congratulate Taiwan on National Day...

Washington, Oct. 10 (CNA) Several members of the United States Congress on Thursday issued congratulatory messages to Taiwan in celebration of the 108th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of China, lauding the U.S.-Taiwan friendship....

 2019-10-11 05:24 

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Typhoon Hagibis causes Taiwan-Japan flight disruptions...

Taipei, Oct. 11 (CNA) Airlines operating flights between Taiwan and Japan announced service disruptions Friday due to Typhoon Hagibis, which is heading towards eastern Japan....

 2019-10-11 04:30 

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Vice president to again invite Pope Francis to visit Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 11 (CNA) Vice President Chen Chien-jen () said he will again invite Pope Francis to visit Taiwan when he attends the canonization of late British Cardinal John Henry Newman and four others on Oct. 13 in Vatican City....

 2019-10-10 15:39 

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Tsai urges Taiwan's inclusion in CPTPP trade agreement...

Taipei, Oct. 10 (CNA) At a meeting with a visiting Japanese delegation Thursday, President Tsai Ing-wen () said she hopes Japan will support Taiwan's admission into the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)....

 2019-10-10 13:49 

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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz attends National Day events, meets with Tsai...

Taipei, Oct. 10 (CNA) American Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday attended Taiwan's Double Ten National Day celebrations in Taipei and later met with President Tsai Ing-wen () for one-on-one discussions....

 2019-10-10 13:49 

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Netherlands No.1 foreign investor in Taiwan this year: MOEA...

Taipei, Oct. 10 (CNA) In addition to consistently supporting Taiwan on the political front internationally, the Netherlands has also been the largest foreign investor in the country for the first eight months of this year, the Ministry of Economic Affairs...

 2019-10-10 13:48 

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Taiwan table tennis duo reaches quarterfinals at Platinum German Open...

Taipei, Oct. 10 (CNA) Taiwanese table tennis players Lin Yun-ju () and Cheng I-ching () advanced to the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles competition at the Seamaster 2019 ITTF World Tour Platinum German Open on Thursday....

 2019-10-10 12:52 

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Number of expatriates attending National Day events hits new high...

Taipei, Oct. 10 (CNA) More than 6,000 Taiwanese expatriates living overseas returned home to take part in this year's Double Ten National Day celebrations, the highest in three years, the Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) said Thursday....

 2019-10-10 12:52 

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CDC reports all-time high levels for three imported diseases...

Taipei, Oct. 10 (CNA) As people take advantage of the extended National Day holiday to travel, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) urged Taiwan nationals to remain vigilant, adding that the threat of imported dengue fever, chikungunya fever and measles ...

 2019-10-10 11:59 

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Tsai's address draws mixed responses from legislative caucuses...

Taipei, Oct. 10 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen's () National Day address drew different reactions from the ruling and opposition legislative caucuses Thursday....

 2019-10-10 11:03 

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Arches of collapsed Yilan bridge removed, port operations resume...

Taipei, Oct. 10 (CNA) Most of the arches from the collapsed Nanfang'ao Bridge in Yilan were removed from the port area Thursday, allowing fishing boats to freely come and go, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) said that day....

 2019-10-10 11:03 

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Vietnamese fishing boat fined NT$1 million for poaching...

Taipei, Oct. 10 (CNA) A Vietnamese fishing ship caught poaching in Taiwan's exclusive economic zone was fined NT$1 million (US$32,530) before being expelled from the country's waters, the Fisheries Agency (FA) said Thursday....

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