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Committee proposes two options for raising NHI premiums

Taipei,  The governing committee of Taiwan’s National Health Insurance (NHI) program on Friday submitted two proposals to the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) to raise premiums from the current 4.69 percent to 4.97 percent or 5.47-5.52 percent at the...
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Beijing confirms jail sentence for Taiwanese professor

Beijing,  A retired university professor who was arrested shortly after visiting China in August 2018 has been sentenced to four years in prison on national security charges, China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) said Wednesday. Retired National Taiwan No...
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MOTC launches Lunar New Year campaign to boost travel, ease congestion

Taipei,  The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) on Wednesday announced a travel stimulus package for the Feb. 10-16 Lunar New Year holiday that will not only encourage travel by providing hotel subsidies, but also seek to address traffic con...
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Police arrest suspects in gruesome murder cases

Taipei,  Seven suspects have been arrested in Taichung and Hualien in connection with the murders in the past three years of a man and a girl whose bodies were stuffed into concrete-filled plastic drums, police in Taichung reported Monday. The...
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Doctor, researcher of endemic blackfoot disease dies at 98

Taipei,  Tseng Wen-ping (曾文賓), a Taiwanese doctor whose research into blackfoot disease helped eliminate the disease in Taiwan, passed away at home on Sunday aged 98, Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital said Monday. The hospital, which Tseng headed for 10 years,.....
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Taiwan donates US$200,000 to the Philippines for typhoon relief

Manila,  The Manila Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei (MECO) thanked Taiwan on Friday for donating US$200,000 to disaster relief efforts in the Philippines, as the country works to rebuild from damage caused by three major typhoons in recent weeks....
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Man catches toddler after third floor fall in Tainan

Tainan,  An electrician in Tainan Wednesday caught a three-year-old girl who fell from the third floor window of an apartment after earlier noticing her sitting on the windowsill. “All I was thinking was I must catch her,” said Lin Feng-tian...
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12 tonnes of ketamine seized in Taiwan, Thailand in joint action

Taipei,  Nearly 12 metric tons of contraband ketamine were seized in Taiwan and Thailand during joint raids by drug enforcement personnel that begun in mid-September, the Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau (MJIB) said on Friday. The quantity of ketamine...
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Chair cuts short speeches from allies supporting Taiwan’s WHA bid

Brussels and Taipei, The chair of a World Health Assembly (WHA) session meeting on Tuesday cut short speeches by two of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies that support the nation’s participation in the WHA as the assembly went into its second day....
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