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Defense ministry denies report of military downsizing

<p>The Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Monday denied a media report that the government is planning to streamline the military by cutting 30,000 troops.</p><p></p><p>The ministry said the size of Taiwan's military is decided based on regional factors, enemy …</p>
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Central bank to hold policymaking meeting Sept. 29

<p>The Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has scheduled a quarterly policymaking meeting for Sept. 29 to decide whether it will continue to cut its key interest rates.</p><p></p><p>Since September 2015, the central bank has launched a rate …...
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42% of emotionally disturbed people consider suicide: study

<p>Nearly 42 percent, or 520,000 out of the 1.23 million people with emotional disturbance in Taiwan have had serious thoughts of killing themselves, but only about 30 percent of them have sought medical assistance, according to a study released Sunday &hellip...
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Taiwan shares fall after Wall Street’s losses

<p>Shares in Taiwan moved lower Thursday as investors here took cues from a drop on Wall Street to cut their holdings in local equities but the weighted index managed to close above the 9,000 point mark, dealers said.</p><p></p><p>While most …</p>
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James Huang reportedly to be named representative to Singapore

<p>The Presidential Office on Thursday declined to confirm a media report that former Foreign Minister James Huang (???) will be named Taiwan's new representative to Singapore.</p><p></p><p>The selection of representative office personnel is still being planne...
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Husehshan Tunnel (I): Pinglin fading into obscurity

<p>A decade after the Hsuehshan Tunnel has been opened to the public, Pinglin, a rural mountainous district in New Taipei City and once a boisterous stop in the Pei-Yi Freeway (Taipei-Yilan Freeway), feels forgotten by the outside world.</p><p></p><p>The one-k...
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Mainland China going West strategically with ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative

<p>In 2013, during mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping's visit to Kazakhstan and Indonesia, he put forward the initiative of building a Silk Road economic belt and a 21st-century maritime Silk Road. Xi pointed out that the 'One Belt, One Road' …</p>
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NTU expels student cat killer, urges psychiatric treatment

<p>National Taiwan University (NTU) announced Tuesday it has decided to expel one of its students, Chan Ho-yeung (???), because of his abuse and killing of cats, and the school urged Chan to seek psychiatric treatment.</p><p></p><p>The decision to expel Chan, ...
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Taiwan issues travel alert for Singapore amid Zika threat

<p>Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Monday issued a travel alert for Singapore based on the latest reports on the transmission of the Zika virus there.</p><p></p><p>As of Aug. 28, the number of confirmed infections of the mosquito-borne Zika &hell...
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