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Typhoon warning lifted, repair work underway

Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau (CWB) lifted its warning for Typhoon Malakas Sunday as the storm was moving in a northeasterly direction away from Taiwan and toward Japan.At 8 a.m. Sunday, Malakas -- the second typhoon to have affected Taiwan within a ...
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Taiwan extends funding for scholarship program in Pacific countries

The Taiwanese government donated US$500,000 to the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) in Fiji Monday to fund a joint scholarship program for higher education for citizens in the region.The new fund to the Taiwan/Republic of China-PIF Scholarship is an example...
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Over 51 tonnes of expired, unlabeled food seized in Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung authorities have seized more than 51 tonnes of expired and unlabeled food from two food companies in the city during a food safety operation carried out ahead of the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Wed...
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Heavy rain forecast for 15 cities, counties across Taiwan

A strong convective system is expected to bring heavy rain to 15 cities and counties across Taiwan Saturday afternoon, the Central Weather Bureau said.The areas are Keelung City, Taipei City, New Taipei City, Yilan County, Hualien County, Taoyuan City,...
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Taiwan shares close down 1.06%

Taiwan shares closed down 98.01 points, or 1.06 percent, at 9,164.88 Friday on turnover of NT$66.75 billion (US$2.13 billion).Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel
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Kaohsiung aiming to serve as base for Taiwan’s southbound policy

Kaohsiung, the second largest city in Taiwan, is positioning itself as a base for Taiwan's "New Southbound Policy," a central government initiative to build new partnerships with South and Southeast Asian nations, city officials said Wednesday.With its...
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Cabinet launches plan to promote ‘New Southbound Policy’

The Cabinet announced Monday that it has officially launched a plan to promote its "New Southbound Policy" that is aimed at enhancing trade and economic ties with countries in South Asia, Southeast Asia and the South Pacific.The plan targets the market...
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Car market affected by ‘ghost month’; sales down nearly 50%

The local car market has felt the pinch of the impact resulting from "ghost month" and has witnessed sales falling almost 50 percent month-on-month in August, according to market statistics.Ghost month, the seventh month of the Lunar calendar, started ...
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President Tsai says she won’t wink at ‘stigmatization’ of military

President Tsai Ing-wen (???) pledged Friday that in the government's efforts to reform the country's retirement pension system, it will give special consideration to military personnel and will not wink at any attempts to stigmatize the military.Speaki...
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