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Taiwan shares close up 2.4%

Taiwan shares closed up 393.91 points, or 2.40 percent, at 16,781.19 Friday on turnover of NT$283.98 billion (US$10.13 billion).Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan shares open higher

The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened up 18.14 points at 16,480.98 Wednesday on turnover of NT$4.03 billion (US$143.03 million).Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan minimum monthly wage hike set at 5.21%

A Ministry of Labor (MOL) committee decided on Friday to raise Taiwan's minimum monthly and hourly wage by roughly 5 percent, effective Jan. 1, 2022.The 5.21 percent increase will raise the minimum monthly wage...

Taiwan shares close up 0.32%

Taiwan shares closed up 52.40 points, or 0.32 percent, at 16,460.75 Tuesday on turnover of NT$328.18 billion (US$11.75 billion).Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan to raise trade concerns with WTO over China import...

The Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture (COA) on Friday sent documents to Taiwan's World Trade Organization (WTO) mission as it prepares to file "specific trade concerns" in November over China's move to suspe...

General

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Lithuanian lawmaker looks for win-win scenarios in Taiwan trip

The head of a Taiwan friendship group in the Lithuanian parliament said he plans to organize a "strong delegation" made up of ruling and opposition parliamentarians to visit Taiwan and learn how the two countri...

Guide of fatal Beishi River outing released on bail

A woman surnamed Su (?) who led an outing Saturday on which at least four people died and two remain missing after being swept into New Taipei's Beishi River has been questioned and released on bail, according ...

Air Force to start annual defense drills Monday

The Air Force will hold its annual Tien Lung drills from Monday until Oct. 29, with the bulk of the exercises taking place in Jiadong, Pingtung County, according to military sources.The source told CNA that Air...

Air Force to start annual defense drills Monday

The Air Force will hold its annual Tien Lung drills from Monday until Oct. 29, with the bulk of the exercises taking place in Jiadong, Pingtung County, according to military sources.The source told CNA that Air...

Air Force to start annual defense drills Monday

The Air Force will hold its annual Tien Lung drills from Monday until Oct. 29, with the bulk of the exercises taking place in Jiadong, Pingtung County, according to military sources.The source told CNA that Air...

Education News

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Premier orders comprehensive inspection of IT protocols at schools

Premier Su Tseng-chang (???) has ordered comprehensive inspection of IT protocols at the Ministry of Education (MOE) and schools around Taiwan following the accidental deletion of student data from the "Study H...

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...

Health & Safety

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CORONAVIRUS/Mask mandate relaxed again under extended Level 2 COVID-19 alert

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday extended the currently Level 2 COVID-19 alert for another two weeks to Nov. 1, but announced more, if somewhat vague, exceptions to face mask-wearing require...

CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan eases quarantine rules for arrivals from Israel and Indonesia

Passengers arriving in Taiwan from Israel and Indonesia will not be required to quarantine at a government facility starting Oct. 17, and can instead choose to stay at a quarantine hotel, the Central Epidemic C...

CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan to ink deal soon to purchase COVID-19 pill

Taiwan will soon sign a contract to purchase the drug molnupiravir, which its makers say significantly reduces the risk of hospitalization or death from COVID-19, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (???) disclosed...

CORONAVIRUS/New batch of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrives in Taiwan

Taiwan on Thursday received a new shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID-19 vaccine, comprising 827,000 doses, from the manufacturer in Germany.The Pfizer-BNT vaccine shipment arrived at Taiwan Taoyuan Int...

CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan receives 1.13 million doses of Moderna vaccine

The eighth batch of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine purchased from the American vaccine maker arrived in Taiwan early Saturday, comprising 1.13 million doses, and comes at a time when many people who received thei...