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Presidential Office: Trips to be announced when plans final

The presidential office said on Monday that if the president and vice president have any planned overseas trips, they will be announced once the plans are final. The office was responding to reports that President Tsai Ing-wen will visit Taiwan's South...
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Taitung records magnitude 6 earthquake

A magnitude 6 earthquake occurred off the coast of Taitung County in southeastern Taiwan at 9:57 am on Sunday. The Central Weather Bureau says the temblor struck at a depth of 96 kilometers, and was located 163.7 km southeast of the Taitung County gove...
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Lawmakers, refugee advocates call for refugee act

Lawmakers and leading advocates for refugees have called on Taiwan to adopt a proposed law protecting refugees. Leaders from refugee organizations in New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Thailand attended the Refugee Roundtable Taiwan on Tues...
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Taipei’s firefly conservation efforts star at international symposium

<p>Taipei City Government's success in transforming the northern Taiwan metropolis into a global capital for firefly conservation is taking center stage at the first locally staged International Firefly Symposium running April 24-26 at Taipei Zoo.</p><p> </p><...
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Unemployment in March at 3.78%

Taipei--Taiwan's rate of unemployment in March fell 0.07 percentage points to 3.78 percent compared with the figure in February, according to government date released Monday. It was down by 0.11 points from March 2016.After seasonal adjustments, unempl...
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ITRI takes home silver at Edison Awards

<p>The state-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute, in recognition of its ultrafast rechargeable aluminum battery (URABat), was named the Silver Winner in the Power Source subsection of the Energy and Sustainability category at the prestigious Edison...
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New Study Published in PLOS ONE Advances Science Around VTS-270 for Treatment of Niemann-Pick Disease Type C1

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Sucampo) (NASDAQ:SCMP), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced the publication of a new study in an independent scientific journal that confirms the unique comp...
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Taiwan to review Chinese activist’s request for asylum

Taipei--Taiwan has received an application for asylum from Chinese civil rights activist Zhang Xiangzhong (???) and will review his case to see if he meets the requirements, the head of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Tuesday.Zhang is curr...
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MAC lodges protest against CCTV reference to Taiwan

Taiwan's top China policy-making body, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), has lodged a strong protest against a move by China's state-owned TV station to belittle Taiwan. MAC Minister Katherine Chang on Monday spoke out against CCTV's reference to Tai...
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