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Acquittal verdicts overturned for 7 Sunflower Movement protesters

Taipei,  The Taiwan High Court on Tuesday sentenced seven Sunflower Movement activists to 2-4 months in prison for inciting others to commit crimes related to the occupation of the Executive Yuan complex during a 24-day student-led protest in 2014, overturning...
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Cashbox KTV to pay each fire victim NT$1 million in compensation

Taipei,  Cashbox Partyworld KTV, one of Taiwan’s largest karaoke chains, has halted operations of all its 17 branches around the nation for one week after a fire killed five people at its Linsen Road outlet in Taipei Sunday, and will...
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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan’s COVID-19 infection rate does not justify mass testing: CECC

Taipei,  The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Tuesday there is no need for mass testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus in Taiwan, as the rate of infection so far has been quite low. Over the past 100 days, some 4.8...
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Academia Sinica member elected to prestigious American body

Taipei,  Chinese literature scholar and Academia Sinica member David Der-wei Wang (王德威) has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in recognition of his decades-long contributions in his field, Academia Sinica, Taiwan’s top ...
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Taiwan could boost daily mask output to 19 million by mid-May

Taipei,  Taiwan could see its surgical face mask production top 19 million per day by mid-May after 22 additional production lines went into operation, Economic Affairs Minister Shen Jong-chin (沈榮津) said Tuesday. Speaking during a radio interview, h...
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National Performing Arts Center launches NT$13 million aid package

Taipei,  The National Performing Arts Center (NPAC), which operates Taiwan’s top arts venues, announced Monday an updated aid package of NT$13 million (US$433,465) to help local groups and workers in the industry at a time when most performances hav...
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MOI to order National Women’s League dissolved

Taipei,  Deputy Interior Minister Hua Ching-chun (花敬群) said he will sign an official document later Monday which marks the official dissolution of the National Women’s League (NWL) once received by the 70-year-old group. The dissolution is bei...
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Netherlands rep office changes name to ‘Netherlands Office Taipei’

Taipei,  The Netherlands’ de facto embassy in Taiwan has officially changed its name from the “Netherlands Trade and Investment Office” to the “Netherlands Office Taipei” as of Monday, to be “more inclusive” in te...
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Alishan park area to impose crowd control during Labor Day holiday

Chiayi,  Crowd control measures will be enforced at the Alishan Forest Recreation Area in southern Taiwan during the three-day Labor Day holiday starting Friday, in an effort to prevent cluster infections of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Chiayi Forest Distric...
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