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New Mainland Affairs Council deputy ministers named

<p>Taipei, Chen Ming-chi (???), chairman of the Institute of Sociology at National Tsing Hua University, is to assume the position of deputy minister of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), the council announced Friday.</p><p></p><p>Also assuming the post of deputy minister …</p>
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NT$600 million worth of smuggled cigarettes seized in 5 months

<p>Taipei, Taiwan seized an estimated NT$596 million (US$19.68 million) worth of cigarettes being smuggled into the country in the first five months of the year, the National Treasury Administration (NTA) said Friday.</p><p></p><p>A total of 9,303,665 packs of...
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Leading thinker honored with 2018 Tang Prize in rule of law

<p>Taipei, Joseph Raz, a leading thinker, was named recipient of the 2018 Tang Prize in rule of law for his groundbreaking contributions to the field that have helped to deepen people's understanding of the nature of law, legal reasoning and …</p>
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Taiwan’s new envoy to Philippines hoping for closer exchanges

<p>Taipei, Taiwan's new top envoy to the Philippines pledged Thursday to continue to promote closer bilateral exchanges on all fronts with the neighboring country once he officially assumes the post later this month.</p><p></p><p>Currently head of the foreign ...
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U.S. congressman submits resolution for formal ties with Taiwan

<p></p><p>U.S. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher submitted a resolution to the House Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday that included urging the United States to resume formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan.</p><p></p><p>Expressing the sense of Congress as to why the...
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Rule of law bedrock of every stable society: Tang Prize winner

<p>London, Rule of law provides a bedrock of stability indispensable to every society, said Joseph Raz, a leading legal, moral and political philosopher who was named winner of the third Tang Prize in rule of law Thursday.</p><p></p><p>People are born …...
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Japanese PM thanks Taiwan for concern over Osaka earthquake

<p>Taipei, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed gratitude in Chinese on Twitter Wednesday for the sympathy and support extended by Taiwan to Japan after a strong earthquake rocked Osaka and and neighboring prefectures in the western part of the country...
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Action on China airline pressure needs more discussion: lawmaker

<p></p><p>Taipei, Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Lo Chih-cheng (???) on Wednesday urged the government to think long and hard before pursuing legal action to counter Beijing's pressure on airlines that designate Taiwan part of China or su...
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Taiwan slips to 16th place in IMD digital competitiveness ranking

<p>Taipei, Taiwan was ranked 16th out of 63 countries in global digital competitiveness by the Swiss-based International Institute for Management Development (IMD) for 2018, a fall of four places from last year.</p><p></p><p>Taiwan was fifth among Asia-Pacific...
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