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EPA responds to Taiwan’s Climate Change Performance Index ranking

Taiwan's third-last finish in the 2020 Climate Change Performance Index results from faulty carbon emissions data and ignores progress in related policy measures, according to the Cabinet-level Environmental Protection Administration Dec. 10. The 58-ec...
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Taiwan, US stage Digital Economy Forum

Taiwan and the U.S. staged the third Digital Economy Forum Dec. 10-11 in Taipei City, bringing together academics, business representatives and officials to examine new ways of utilizing information and communication technology in promoting sustainable...
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VP Chen touts Taiwan’s indigenous languages development efforts

Taiwan's tribal languages are being preserved and promoted as part of government efforts to further safeguard the ethnic diversity of the country, Vice President Chen Chien-jen said Dec. 9. Language is the foundation of cultural identity, Chen said. As...
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Tsai reaffirms commitment to deepening Taiwan-US trade ties

President Tsai Ing-wen said Dec. 9 that Taiwan is committed to starting negotiations with the U.S. on a bilateral trade agreement and expanding related exchanges across the board to boost economic growth. Taiwan is a reliable commercial partner for the...
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Taipei hosts APEC roundtable on promoting marine sustainability

An Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation roundtable on spurring private sector involvement in advancing marine sustainability wrapped up Dec. 3 in Taipei City. Hosted by the Cabinet-level Environmental Protection Administration, the two-day meeting involve...
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NTHU student volunteer group wins at Belize Youth Awards

The International Volunteer Society of Hsinchu City-based National Tsinghua University was honored at the Belize Youth Awards held in Belize City Nov. 29, spotlighting its work improving educational standards in Taiwan's Central American ally. Organize...
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GDP growth hits 2.99 percent in Q3 for Taiwan

Taiwan's gross domestic product grew 2.99 percent in the third quarter of the year, 0.32 of a percentage point above the August forecast, according to the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics Nov. 29. The better-than-expected perfor...
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Taiwan homebound investment tops US$23 billion year to date

A total of NT$703.4 billion (US$23.06 billion) in homebound investment has been pledged year to date by 156 Taiwan-owned companies operating in China, according to InvesTaiwan Nov. 28. This commitment is forecast to create 56,000-plus new jobs in manuf...
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Taiwan partners with NGO consortium to help displaced people in western Thailand

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Thailand signed a memorandum of understanding for a donation of US$100,000 with Bangkok-based nongovernmental organization The Border Consortium Oct. 30 in the country's Mae Sot district, reaffirming Taiwan's long...
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