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  • Lawmakers, rights groups offer mixed message on Olympic boycott - Opposition lawmakers and human rights groups talked tough Wednesday about Taiwan boycotting the 2022 Winter Olympics in China, but the legislative resolution they proposed on the issue falls short of that goal.The New Power Party (NPP) and the groups s...
  • Taiwan shares stage rebound Tuesday morning after U.S. rally - Taiwan shares staged a technical rebound Tuesday morning after a rally on U.S. markets overnight as concerns over the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus eased, dealers said.The bellwether electronics sector led the gains as contract chipmaker Taiwan...
  • CORONAVIRUS/Health minister details initial COVID-19 vaccine booster shot rules - Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (???) on Tuesday provided more details on COVID-19 booster vaccine shots after the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced a day earlier the rollout could start as early as Jan. 1, 2022.Chen said that while the ...
  • Taiwan shares close down 0.24% - Taiwan shares closed down 41.30 points, or 0.24 percent, at 17,328.09 Monday on turnover of NT$318.17 billion (US$11.44 billion).Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel
  • Taiwan shares down on U.S. plunge but losses capped - Taiwan shares came under pressure on Monday morning, falling more than 200 points at one point with investor sentiment hurt by the plunge on U.S. markets at the end of last week amid rising concerns over the newly detected Omicron COVID-19 variant, dea...

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Taiwan shares down on U.S. plunge but losses capped

Taiwan shares came under pressure on Monday morning, falling more than 200 points at one point with investor sentiment hurt by the plunge on U.S. markets at the end of last week amid rising concerns over the ne...

Taiwan shares close down 0.24%

Taiwan shares closed down 41.30 points, or 0.24 percent, at 17,328.09 Monday on turnover of NT$318.17 billion (US$11.44 billion).Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

UMC settles with Micron in trade secret theft dispute

Taiwan-based contract chipmaker United Microelectronics Corp. (TSMC) announced Friday that it has reached a settlement with American dynamic random access memory (DRAM) supplier Micron Technology Inc. to end th...

U.S. dollar lower in Taipei trading

The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$27.794 at 10 a.m. Wednesday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.015 from the previous close.   Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan shares open up

The Taiwan Stock Exchange’s main index opened up 14.04 points at 17,680.16 Wednesday on turnover of NT$2.37 billion (US$85.25 million). Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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Lawmakers, rights groups offer mixed message on Olympic boycott

Opposition lawmakers and human rights groups talked tough Wednesday about Taiwan boycotting the 2022 Winter Olympics in China, but the legislative resolution they proposed on the issue falls short of that goal....

Taiwan shares stage rebound Tuesday morning after U.S. rally

Taiwan shares staged a technical rebound Tuesday morning after a rally on U.S. markets overnight as concerns over the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus eased, dealers said.The bellwether electronics sector ...

Prime property prices in Taipei rise to 7th highest worldwide

The price of prime residential properties in Taipei climbed almost 19 percent in the third quarter of the year, putting the city in 7th place globally, according to the latest Prime Global Cities Index publishe...

27 Chinese military planes enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

Twenty-seven Chinese military aircraft flew into the southwestern and southeastern parts of Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Sunday, including the aerial refueling version of a transport plane...

Taiwan places 15th in business bribery risk ranking, best in...

Taiwan ranked 15th globally in a business bribery risk matrix published this month, topping all countries and territories in Asia while improving four places from its placing in the 2020 edition of the matrix.I...

Education News

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Student beaten in road rage incident discharged from hospital

Taipei, Nov. 25 (CNA) An 18-year-old Taichung student who was brutally assaulted after a minor traffic accident earlier this month and hospitalized in critical condition was discharged on Thursday. After being ...

Overdose Deaths in US Top 100,000, CDC Says

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects that 100,000 Americans died of drug overdose between May 2020 and April 2021 — a nearly 30% increase over the previous year.While not an official c...

Cross-strait education exchanges must adhere to Taiwan law: MOE

Minister of Education Pan Wen-chung (???) on Tuesday warned all Taiwan-based colleges and universities that they are not permitted to engage in activities with Chinese individuals, groups or agencies outside th...

French office, Taiwan university sign MOU on scholarship program

Kaohsiung, The French Office in Taipei and Kaohsiung-based National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Thursday on setting up a scholarship program to encourage student...

Taiwanese education kit for migrant workers wins Japan design award

Taiwanese nonprofit organization One-Forty, which is devoted to migrant workers' rights, won a Good Design Gold Award Wednesday for its education kit, which was praised for its contribution to facilitating netw...

Health & Safety

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CORONAVIRUS/Health minister details initial COVID-19 vaccine booster shot rules

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (???) on Tuesday provided more details on COVID-19 booster vaccine shots after the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced a day earlier the rollout could start as early...

CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 12 new imported COVID-19 cases, no deaths

Taiwan reported 12 new imported cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths from the disease on Friday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).The new cases are four Taiwanese and eight foreign nationa...

CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan first-dose vaccination rate hits 77%: CECC

Taiwan’s first-dose vaccination rate has passed 77 percent, while almost half of the population have received two doses, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported Wednesday.   As of Tuesday...

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

Taiwan on Sunday reported nine new cases of COVID-19, all contracted overseas, and no new deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).The new cases were five Taiwanese and f...

CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 4 imported COVID-19 cases, no deaths

Taiwan reported on Saturday four new cases of COVID-19, all contracted overseas, and no new deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).The cases involved two Taiwanese and ...