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Unemployment rises to 4.08% in August (update)

<p>Taiwan's unemployment rate stood at 4.08 percent in August, up 0.06 percentage points from the previous month and up 0.18 percentage points from the year-earlier level, according to government statistics released Thursday.</p><p></p><p>The number of unemployed increased by 8,000 from …</p>
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Taiwan shares close up 0.73%

<p>Investors in Taiwan's stock market largely stayed on the sidelines Wednesday as they awaited decisions by central banks in Japan and the United States on whether they would adjust interest rates.</p><p></p><p>The market's weighted index fluctuated early in ...
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Historic tea shop in Taipei reopens

<p>An 80-year-old tea shop in Taipei City's Datong District, which was designated a historic site by the city government in 2009, was reopened Tuesday with a new look.</p><p></p><p>Shin Hong Choon Tea Shop, which was established in 1934 by a …</p>
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Most Taiwan workers clueless about retirement needs: poll

<p>Forty percent of employees in Taiwan who have a retirement plan would like to retire at the age of 58, but 90 percent have no idea how much money they would need for retirement, according to a recent poll published …</p>
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Taiwan to add food items to compulsory self-inspection program

<p>Taiwan will expand a program of compulsory self-inspection to include more food categories, including noodles and edible vinegar, in its bid to ensure food safety, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Monday.</p><p></p><p>The FDA said registered...
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Taiwan’s city, county chiefs from blue camp visiting Beijing

<p>A Taiwanese delegation comprised of eight local government chiefs or their deputies arrived in Beijing Saturday to discuss tourism with China, a spokesman of the Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) under China's State Council confirmed Saturday.</p><p></p><p>Ma Xia...
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U.S. lawmakers propose allowing high-level visits from Taiwan

<p>Members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a Taiwan Travel Act on Thursday that seeks to lift restrictions and allow all high-level officials of Taiwan, including its president, to visit the United States.</p><p></p><p>The bill, introduced by r...
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Rising Japanese politician asks Taiwanese to root for her

<p>Renho Murata, a half-Taiwanese, half-Japanese journalist-turned-leader of the opposition, told CNA Thursday that she hopes Taiwanese will lend moral support to her endeavors in Japan.</p><p></p><p>Under pressure for holding Taiwanese-Japanese dual nationali...
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Cabinet to help operators hit hard by declining Chinese tourist numbers

<p>The Executive Yuan said Monday that it will pool resources to help operators and areas seriously affected by the rapid decline in Chinese tourist numbers in recent months.</p><p></p><p>In response to a massive march by tourism workers calling for "survival ...
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