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President Tsai pledges 120,000 social housing units by 2024

Taipei,  President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has said the government will promote 50 social housing construction projects next year as part of an effort by the central and local governments to build 120,000 social housing units by 2024. Speaking at a...
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Exhibition opens in Taiwan to mark Human Rights Day

Taipei,  An exhibition shedding light on the evolution of human rights in Taiwan opened at the Control Yuan in Taipei on Friday ahead of Human Rights Day, which is observed every year on Dec. 10. Organized by the newly-launched National...
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Incumbent lawmaker suspected of corruption released on bail

Taipei,  Incumbent Legislator Chen Chao-ming (陳超明), who was being detained on suspicion of corruption, has been released on NT$5 million (US$177,302) bail on Friday but is subject to residence restrictions and barred from leaving the country. When leavi...
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European Parliament vice president hoping to visit Taiwan

Brussels,  European Parliament Vice President Nicola Beer has expressed an interest in visiting Taiwan as soon as travel conditions permit to show support for Taiwan at a time when China’s threat against it is growing. Beer made her interest known...
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COVID-19-related clip tops YouTube’s 2020 most-viewed chart in Taiwan

Taipei,  A COVID-19 prevention video released by Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control is the most-viewed YouTube video in the “popular clip” category of the year in Taiwan, according to information released by the online video-sharing platfo...
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18 F-16A/B jet fighter upgrades completed

Taipei,  Eighteen 16A/B jet fighters belonging to Taiwan’s Air Force had been upgraded in the first 11 months of the year, under a joint Taiwan-United States program to help Taiwan boost its air defense capabilities and meet the needs of...
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Children’s book accused of ‘Chinese propaganda’ banned in Taiwan

Taipei,  A children’s book that local politicians have said glorifies China’s COVID-19 response has been banned in Taiwan, after its publisher was found to have not applied for permission for it to be distributed, the Ministry of Culture (MOC) sai...
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A-mei to perform at 9:30 p.m. at free New Year’s Eve concert

Taipei,  Singer A-mei (張惠妹) will take the stage at 9:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve during her free hometown concert, after performances by several other artistes, according to the Taitung County Cultural Affairs Department website on Wednesday. The sh...
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Indonesia to impose strict penalty for forging COVID-19 test results

Jakarta,  The Indonesian government said Wednesday it will revoke the license of the manpower agencies found forging negative COVID-19 tests for Indonesians hired to work overseas, after Taiwan temporarily suspended the entry of migrant workers from that coun...
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