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  • Over 72% of new naturalized Taiwanese hail from Vietnam: MOI - Taipei, Vietnam remains the major source of foreign spouses in Taiwan, with 3,907 Vietnamese becoming naturalized citizens last year alone, according to the Ministry of the Interior (MOI).The ministry said Vietnamese accounted for 72.8 percent of the t...
  • Australia sent refugees to Taiwan for urgent medical care: MOFA - Taipei, Taiwan has provided medical treatment for more than 10 seriously ill refugees, who were being held on Nauru and were sent by Australia under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Taiwan to provide medical treatment for such asylum seekers, t...
  • MND declines to comment on reported medical aid drill with U.S. - Taipei, The Ministry of National Defense on Sunday declined to comment on a news report that Taiwan's military will join the United States in an exercise that will focus on medical emergencies at sea.According to the Liberty Times report, a team of Tai...
  • Taiwan’s jobless rate in May dips to new low in 3 years - Taipei, Taiwan's jobless rate for May fell to a new low in three years due to a continued economic recovery, which has helped the local job market improve further, according to the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).In Ma...
  • Cathay Financial maintains 2.3% growth forecast for Taiwan’s 2018 GDP - Taipei, Cathay Financial Holding Co. has left its forecast for Taiwan's 2018 gross domestic product (GDP) growth unchanged at 2.3 percent, expressing caution due to growing trade tensions between the United States and China.However, the Taiwan company...

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U.S. dollar hits over 8-month high on Taipei forex market

Taipei, The U.S. dollar rose to its highest level against the Taiwan dollar in more than eight months, at the end of this week, after rising by more than 1 percent during the week.The strong gains posted by the U.S. dol...

President Tsai vows continued cooperation with U.S.

Taipei, President Tsai Ing-wen (???) vowed Friday to continue working with the United States to contribute to peace and prosperity in the region amid the growing threat posed by China."China's bullying will not alter Tai...

Taiwan shares close up 0.12%

Taipei, Taiwan shares closed up 13.63 points, or 0.12 percent, at 10,941.07 Thursday on turnover of NT$136.86 billion (US$4.53 billion). Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan shares stage mild rebound

Taipei, Shares in Taiwan staged a technical rebound Wednesday from a plunge seen a session earlier as select large-cap stocks in both the electronics and non-high-tech sectors attracted bargain hunting, dealers said.The ...

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MND declines to comment on reported medical aid drill with...

Taipei, The Ministry of National Defense on Sunday declined to comment on a news report that Taiwan's military will join the United States in an exercise that will focus on medical emergencies at sea.According to the Lib...

Australia sent refugees to Taiwan for urgent medical care: MOFA

Taipei, Taiwan has provided medical treatment for more than 10 seriously ill refugees, who were being held on Nauru and were sent by Australia under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Taiwan to provide medical trea...

Taiwan’s jobless rate in May dips to new low in...

Taipei, Taiwan's jobless rate for May fell to a new low in three years due to a continued economic recovery, which has helped the local job market improve further, according to the Directorate General of Budget, Account...

New Mainland Affairs Council deputy ministers named

Taipei, Chen Ming-chi (???), chairman of the Institute of Sociology at National Tsing Hua University, is to assume the position of deputy minister of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), the council announced Friday.Also ...

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MND declines to comment on reported medical aid drill with...

Taipei, The Ministry of National Defense on Sunday declined to comment on a news report that Taiwan's military will join the United States in an exercise that will focus on medical emergencies at sea.According to the Lib...

Taiwan’s jobless rate in May dips to new low in...

Taipei, Taiwan's jobless rate for May fell to a new low in three years due to a continued economic recovery, which has helped the local job market improve further, according to the Directorate General of Budget, Account...

Rule of law bedrock of every stable society: Tang Prize...

London, Rule of law provides a bedrock of stability indispensable to every society, said Joseph Raz, a leading legal, moral and political philosopher who was named winner of the third Tang Prize in rule of law Thursday.P...

U.S. dollar ends above NT$30 mark on Taipei forex market

Taipei, The U.S. dollar closed higher to breach the NT$30 mark Friday after the U.S. dollar index, which tracks the currencies of Washington's six major trading partners, moved up overnight, dealers said.The U.S. dollar ...

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New AIT deputy director assumes office

Taipei, Raymond Greene, a career diplomat who is highly familiar with East Asia, has taken over as the deputy director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT).According to an AIT statement, Greene, who has spent his en...

Owners protest restrictions on two-stroke vehicles

Taipei, Over 1,000 owners of two-stroke scooters rallied on Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei on Sunday to protest the government's plan to ban such vehicles on certain designated roads.A draft amendment to the Air Pollution...

Taiwan monitoring visit by Solomon Islands officials to Beijing

Taipei, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) is closely monitoring what it said is a "private" visit by a group of Solomon Islands government officials and parliamentarians to Beijing, a ministry spokesman said Saturda...

Taiwan shares close up 0.26%

Taipei, Taiwan shares closed up 28.42 points, or 0.26 percent, at 11,173.21 Wednesday on turnover of NT$176.35 billion (US$5.90 billion).Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel