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Taiwan challenge ends at Denmark Open as Chou knocked out

Taipei,  Taiwan’s campaign in the 2020 Danisa Denmark Open came to an end on Saturday after World No. 2 Chou Tien-chen (周天成) crashed out of the men’s semi-finals by losing two straight games 17-21, 15-21 to World No. 3 Anders...
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Restaurant helping Hong Kongers suspends operations after attack

Taipei,  A Taipei restaurant that offers work opportunities to young Hong Kongers seeking shelter in Taiwan will continue to suspend its operations this coming week as the staff deals with the aftermath of an attack in which the attacker poured...
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Filipino winter basketball league launched in Taiwan

Taoyuan,  A winter basketball tournament for 16 Filipino teams was launched in Taoyuan on Sunday, with hundreds of people gathering at a community center complex for the opening. The opening ceremony of the CIASI Nankan 2020 Linkou Winter Basketball League...
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Kaohsiung circular light rail line facing more delays: official

Kaohsiung,  The completion of a circular light rail line in Kaohsiung is likely to be pushed back again, this time for three years, because of controversy over its construction, a city official said Sunday. The Kaohsiung City Mass Rapid Transit...
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Taichung’s decades-old Central Bookstore reopens

Taipei,  Central Bookstore in Taichung, which is almost 100 years old, formally reopened Sunday, with several literary figures attending the ceremony to get a glimpse of the store’s former glory. Culture Minister Lee Yung-te (李永得) said at the open...
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China beefing up coastal missile deployment to target Taiwan: report

Taipei,  China has been building up its coastal missile deployment in preparation for a possible invasion of Taiwan, Hong Kong media reported Sunday. Quoting an unnamed military source, the South China Morning Post said the missile bases on the coasts...
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Water shortage eases in northern Taiwan after days of rain: agency

Taipei,  At least one reservoir in northern Taiwan is now over 60 percent full, following days of rain in the region, but central and southern parts of the country are still under water conservation measures as the rainfall there has...
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EPA, EU mission in Taiwan collect 400kg of trash in beach cleanup

Taipei,  Over 400 kilograms of trash and 36 kg of recyclable waste was picked up by volunteers at a New Taipei beach Saturday, in a cleanup organized by the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) and the European Economic and Trade Office...
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Taipei, A Taipei restaurant that offers work opportunities to young Hong Kongers seeking shelter in Taiwan will continue to suspend its operations this coming week as the staff deals with the aftermath of an attack in which the attacker poured chicken feces on the premises, the restaurant said Saturday. The attack on the restaurant Aegis occurred at noon on Friday, when an individual dressed in all black entered the restaurant and threw what appeared to be chicken feces at the counter, according to surveillance footage. Aegis has been closed since, and the restaurant said Saturday that its operations will continue to be suspended for about a week. A staff member’s eyes had been splashed with the foul matter and had to receive medical treatment, the restaurant said in a Facebook post. Most of the kitchen equipment was contaminated and will need to be replaced, it said. Also on Saturday, police announced that they had arrested a suspect in the attack, a 25-year-old man surnamed Mo (莫). Items such as buckets with fecal matter, and a hat and shoes resembling those worn by the offender were found at Mo’s residence in New Taipei, police said. Although Mo initially told police during an interrogation that he decided to carry out the attack because he had suffered a bad stomachache after dining at the restaurant, he later said that he had been offered NT$15,000 (US$517) by three men to carry out the crime. To prevent Mo from colluding with any possible accomplices, the Taipei District Prosecutors Office applied to have him detained and held incommunicado, which was granted by the Taipei District Court later Saturday. Prosecutors on Saturday also arrested three suspected accomplices to the attack — two men in their 20s surnamed Li (李), who are cousins, and a 25-year-old man surnamed Chiang (江), who is a high school classmate of Mo’s. Police found the three men lurking outside the Taipei District Court in the evening, and immediately arrested them. Aegis, which is located in an alley on Taipei’s Xinsheng South Road, was opened on April 19 by Hong Kong lawyer Daniel Wong Kwok-tung (黃國桐). The restaurant provides employment, one of the means for foreigners to legally stay in Taiwan, for Hong Kong protesters and others who fled to Taiwan after the 2019 anti-extradition law protests in Hong Kong. Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taipei,  Taiwan has donated 100,000 surgical masks to the Yazidi people in Sinjar, northern Iraq, through an international nonprofit organization, to help with the COVID-19 response there, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Sunday. The masks were sen...
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