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  • Tax revenues collected in 2018 up 6 percent year-on-year: MOF - Taipei, Taiwan collected tax revenues totaling NT$2.39 trillion (US$77.39 billion) in 2018, up over NT$100 billion from 2017, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Monday.According to the MOF, the figure was up 6 percent...
  • Environmentalists angered by plan to install generators on wetland - Kaohsiung, Members of several environmental protection groups and a wild bird association staged a protest in front of Kaohsiung City Hall Monday over a plan to install natural gas-fired power generators in a wetland area that is a winter habitat and ...
  • Ferret-badger in Hualien tests positive for rabies - Taipei, A ferret-badger caught in eastern Hualien County last month tested positive for rabies, the county's Animal Health Inspection and Prevention Office said recently.Hsu Chen-Hsiung Da-an village chief under Guangfu Township, told CNA Sunday that ...
  • Gasoline prices to fall, diesel prices to rise this week - Taipei, Domestic gasoline prices will fall by NT$0.1 (US$0.03) per liter and diesel prices rise by NT$0.4 per liter this week, Taiwan's two major suppliers announced Sunday.State-owned oil refiner CPC Corp., Taiwan said that after the adjustments, whi...
  • Foreign brokerage cuts target price on Catcher shares after sales data - Taipei, A Hong Kong-based brokerage has cut its target prices on shares in Taiwan-based Catcher Technology Co., a metal casing supplier to Apple, after the manufacturer reported disappointing sales for January, pointing to a 40 percent year-on-year dr...

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Taiwan set to offer cell therapies to treat cancers, joint...

Six cell therapies recently approved by the government to treat medical issues including cancer, degenerative joint disease and skin wounds are expected to be available at permitted medical centers by the end o...

Vast majority in Taiwan support government’s cross-strait policy, disapprove of...

The overwhelming majority of people in Taiwan support the government's policy of maintaining cross-strait peace and defending national sovereignty, but disapprove of military and political threats by China, acc...

Taiwan tennis duo wins Launceston title in Australia

Taipei, Taiwan's Chang Kai-chen and Hsu Ching-wen emerged as champions in the women's doubles competition at the Launceston Tennis International in Australia on Saturday.The pair beat Australians Alexandra Boz...

Hon Hai to include R&D in Wisconsin project

Taipei, Taiwan-based manufacturing giant Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. said Friday that some of its investment in the U.S. state of Wisconsin will focus on research and technology development.In the company's...

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Ferret-badger in Hualien tests positive for rabies

Taipei, A ferret-badger caught in eastern Hualien County last month tested positive for rabies, the county's Animal Health Inspection and Prevention Office said recently.Hsu Chen-Hsiung Da-an village chief und...

Gou’s Guangzhou LCD plant to start production in October

Taipei, A liquid-crystal display (LCD) plant in Guangzhou, in which Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Chairman Terry Gou has invested, is slated to start mass production in October, according to the company.An ad...

Taiwan finds niche in Chinese teaching

Taiwan's democracy and its open and diverse environments are the main draws for foreign nationals who want to master their Chinese language skills, despite keen competition from China, according to local schola...

Outdoor activities popular as Chinese New Year holiday sees warm...

Many people enjoyed cycling and other outdoor activities on the third day of the Year of the Pig. That's as Taiwan saw sunny and partly cloudy skies throughout the island that day. The weather will change thoug...

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Gou’s Guangzhou LCD plant to start production in October

Taipei, A liquid-crystal display (LCD) plant in Guangzhou, in which Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Chairman Terry Gou has invested, is slated to start mass production in October, according to the company.An ad...

Inventec solar energy unit denies major layoffs report

Taipei, Inventec Solar Energy Corp., a solar cell production subsidiary of Taiwan-based notebook computer maker Inventec Corp., denied Friday that it has laid off more than 100 employees.In a statement, Invent...

Kaohsiung’s world-class Weiwuying arts center profiled by NY Times

National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, also known as Weiwuying, has raised the cultural prestige of the southern Taiwan city and given local people a community-friendly space, according to an article published...

Taiwan to start trial run of virtual prison visits soon

Taipei, The relatives of inmates at some prisons in Taiwan will be able to make virtual visits soon, as the government is about to roll out the system on a trial basis, the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) said Wedne...

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Most new job seekers treated inappropriately in interviews: poll

Taipei, More than 80 percent of new graduates revealed they were asked inappropriate questions while more than 20 percent said they were sexually harassed during one-on-one job interviews, according to a survey...

HTC flagship U12+ phone to have VR and blockchain technology

Taipei, Taiwan-based smartphone HTC Corp. is planning to incorporate virtual reality and blockchain technology into its latest flagship smartphone model, the HTC U12+.Darren Chen (???), head of HTC Taiwan, said...

DPP lawmaker thanks U.S. congressmen for support of Taiwan

Taipei, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator Yu Wan-ju (???), part of a delegation of Taiwanese lawmakers visiting the United States, thanked her U.S. counterparts for supporting Taiwan Friday."Many th...

Report: Asia-Pacific Factories Lead in Using Digital Technology

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM She may not be the warmest waitress, but she serves a nice, hot cup of Joe at a cafe on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City.Though this robotic barista is still getting help from her h...