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Friday, 17 September 2021

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  • Taiwan shares open slightly lower - The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened down 0.88 points at 17,434.02 Wednesday on turnover of NT$1.861 billion (US$67.18 million).Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel
  • Taiwan warplanes conduct first landing drill on provincial highway - A military aircraft emergency landing and take-off drill was held on a standard highway for the first time early Wednesday as part of Taiwan's major annual war games to test the ability of pilots and aircraft to land on the narrow road in the event air...
  • Wanan air defense drill conducted nationwide - The annual Wanan air defense drill was held across Taiwan on Wednesday, with civilians not required to shelter in place.The 30-minute drill, designated No. 44 this year, took place at 1:30 p.m. with air raid sirens going off across the country.Accordin...
  • CORONAVIRUS/Dine-in services to resume in New Taipei Thursday - Restaurants in New Taipei will be allowed to resume dine-in services from Thursday, while public sports and amusement venues in the city will also be permitted to reopen that day, the city government announced Wednesday.New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih (???)...
  • CORONAVIRUS/Japan pledges 5th batch of vaccine donation to Taiwan — 500,000 doses of AZ - The Japanese government on Tuesday pledged to donate another batch of 500,000 AstraZeneca brand of COVID-19 vaccine to Taiwan, bringing the total doses it has donated to nearly 4 million.Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi made the announcement...

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Taiwan shares open slightly lower

The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened down 0.88 points at 17,434.02 Wednesday on turnover of NT$1.861 billion (US$67.18 million).Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan shares close down 0.07%

Taiwan shares closed down 11.41 points, or 0.07 percent, at 17,434.90 Tuesday on turnover of NT$257.23 billion (US$9.29 billion).Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan shares close down 0.16%

Taiwan shares closed down 28.26 points, or 0.16 percent, at 17,446.31 Monday on turnover of NT$252.69 billion (US$9.12 billion). Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan shares close up 0.98%

Taiwan shares closed up 170.24 points, or 0.98 percent, at 17,474.57 Friday on turnover of NT$265.18 billion (US$9.59 billion).Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan shares close up 0.2%

Taiwan shares closed up 33.84 points, or 0.2 percent, at 17,304.33 Thursday on turnover of NT$243.97 billion (US$8.79 billion).Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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Wanan air defense drill conducted nationwide

The annual Wanan air defense drill was held across Taiwan on Wednesday, with civilians not required to shelter in place.The 30-minute drill, designated No. 44 this year, took place at 1:30 p.m. with air raid si...

Taiwan warplanes conduct first landing drill on provincial highway

A military aircraft emergency landing and take-off drill was held on a standard highway for the first time early Wednesday as part of Taiwan's major annual war games to test the ability of pilots and aircraft t...

Blinken reiterates U.S. commitment to Taiwan in Afghanistan withdrawal hearing

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday reiterated Washington's commitment to Taipei during a congressional hearing on the withdrawal from Afghanistan, amid concerns that the U.S. might not co...

Typhoon Chanthu causes traffic disruptions in Taiwan

Heavy rainfall and strong gusts brought by Typhoon Chanthu have caused air, rail and marine traffic disruptions across Taiwan on Sunday, according to transportation authorities.As of 10 a.m., 141 domestic fligh...

Typhoon Chanthu, Sunday morning

Typhoon Chanthu moved from southeast of Taiwan to northeast of the island Sunday, and a land warning for the storm that covers all areas in Taiwan remains in place, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB)...

Education News

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140 Students Abducted in Northwestern Nigeria?

Armed kidnappers have taken 140 students from their boarding school in northwestern Nigeria, local officials announced Monday. Attackers opened fire on the Bethel Baptist High School in Kaduna state early Monda...

Education Ministry expands recruitment of foreign English teachers

Taipei-As part of the campaign to turn Taiwan into a bilingual nation by 2030, the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Saturday said it is subsidizing the hiring of more foreign English-language teachers for local p...

Taiwan allows entry of more international students

Taipei-The Ministry of Education (MOE) said Thursday that more categories of international students will be allowed to enter Taiwan, effective immediately, three months after an entry ban was introduced due to ...

MOE to launch bilingual education center in Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung-A bilingual education center will be established in National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) in Kaohsiung, as part of the U.S.-Taiwan Education Initiative launched in December 2020, the Ministry of Edu...

Taiwan, U.K. sign MOU on education cooperation

Taipei, Taiwan and the United Kingdom on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding to advance cooperation in English learning and education. The agreement was signed remotely and witnessed by Greg Hands, U...

Health & Safety

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CORONAVIRUS/Dine-in services to resume in New Taipei Thursday

Restaurants in New Taipei will be allowed to resume dine-in services from Thursday, while public sports and amusement venues in the city will also be permitted to reopen that day, the city government announced ...

CORONAVIRUS/Japan pledges 5th batch of vaccine donation to Taiwan —...

The Japanese government on Tuesday pledged to donate another batch of 500,000 AstraZeneca brand of COVID-19 vaccine to Taiwan, bringing the total doses it has donated to nearly 4 million.Japanese Foreign Minist...

CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports five new COVID-19 cases, zero deaths

Taiwan reported five new COVID-19 cases -- two transmitted domestically and three contracted overseas -- and no deaths from the disease on Monday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).One of ...

CORONAVIRUS/Indonesia allows Taiwan’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate to conduct clinical trial

Taiwanese vaccine producer Adimmune Corp. said on Monday that it has gained approval from the Indonesian government to conduct Phase 2 clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, with results expected t...

CORONAVIRUS/Latest cases in COVID-19 cluster took Taipei MRT, traveled to...

Two people confirmed to have COVID-19 Sunday as the latest cases of a cluster in New Taipei had traveled on the Taipei MRT and had been to a clinic in Taoyuan and restaurants in Taipei's Beitou District prior t...