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Taipei Chinese Orchestra to open season honoring two Taiwan composers

Taipei,  The Taipei Chinese Orchestra (TCO) will start its upcoming season honoring the legacy of two late Taiwanese composers, performing their music at the season’s opening music concert this week. At a press conference, TCO General Director Cheng Li-pin (鄭立彬)...
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U.S. dollar closes lower on Taipei forex market

Taipei,  The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Monday, shedding NT$0.013 to close at NT$29.524. Turnover totaled US$677 million during trading session. The greenback opened at the day’s high of NT$29.540, and moved to a low of NT$29.314 before....
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4 anglers dead, 1 critical after being swept out to sea in Yilan

Taipei,  Rogue waves, known locally as “mad dog waves,” swept 10 anglers out to sea on the northeastern coast of Yilan County on Monday, resulting in four deaths and one in critical condition, according to local firefighters. Yilan firefighters in...
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Taiwan to discuss strategic capability development with U.S.

Taipei,  Taiwan defense officials are scheduled to visit the United States next year to discuss closer cooperation in the development of strategic capabilities with the Pentagon, according to Taiwan’s 2021 defense budget proposal. Three defense official...
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Taiwan’s exports hit single-month high in August

Taipei,  Taiwan’s exports in August hit a single-month high of US$31.17 billion thanks to peak season sales, booming business in emerging technologies and increased stay-at-home orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Finance said Monda...
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Subway car ad promoting Taiwan tourism wins U.S. advertising award

Singapore,  A subway car advertisement that resembles an old-style Taiwanese bathroom recently won a U.S.-based advertising award, the Singapore branch office of Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau, which commissioned the ad, said on Monday. The ad was featured in ...
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Control Yuan to investigate safety, rights of migrant caregivers

Taipei,  Two members of the Control Yuan, the watchdog branch of the government, said Monday they will launch an investigation into whether government agencies are doing enough to guarantee the safety and rights of migrant caregivers in Taiwan, especially wit...
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