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Taiwan developing software against ‘deepfakes’ ahead of key elections

Taiwan's Investigation Bureau said Wednesday it is developing software to identify so-called "deepfakes," as part of its efforts to prevent the dissemination of false information by hostile foreign forces ahead of the local government elections later i...
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Taiwan, Belgium’s Flanders sign MOU on governmental cooperation

Taiwan and the Flanders region in Belgium on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to enhance intergovernmental exchanges, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).The MOU was signed virtually by Deputy Foreign Minister Harry ...
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White House Urges Continued Mitigation Efforts Amid Omicron Surge

The White House COVID-19 response team on Wednesday reminded Americans of the continued need to slow the omicron variant’s spread despite its decreased severity and announced new efforts to help keep schools open.As the omicron variant sweeps across th...
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Legislature approves special budget for weapons purchases

The Legislative Yuan has passed a special budget that will provide NT$236.95 billion (US$8.55 billion) in funding over the next five years to buy weapons aimed at improving Taiwan's defensive capabilities.The legislation was approved Tuesday morning af...
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Independent Legislator Freddy Lim survives recall vote (update)

Independent Legislator Freddy Lim (???) survived a recall election in Taipei's fifth electoral district Sunday after the number of votes in favor of the recall fell just short of the required threshold.There were 235,024 eligible voters in Sunday's vot...
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Isolated incidents take place during Taichung legislative by-election

A number of suspected breaches of election rules were reported Sunday during a by-election to fill a vacant legislative seat in Taichung, including several people who allegedly took pictures of passers-by or placed cameras near polling stations.It was ...
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DPP’s Lin Ching-yi wins Taichung legislative by-election

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) Lin Ching-yi (???) won Sunday's legislative by-election in Taichung's second district, defeating the Kuomintang's Yen Kuan-heng (???) and three other candidates.Lin received 88,752 votes, or about 52.3 pe...
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Independent Legislator Freddy Lim survives recall vote

Independent Legislator Freddy Lim (???) survived a recall election in Taipei's fifth electoral district Sunday after the number of votes in favor of the recall fell just short of the required threshold.There were 235,024 eligible voters in Sunday's vot...
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Raft of new government regulations to take effect in 2022

Taiwan's government will implement a series of new regulations in 2022, some of which will target the local workforce. The following are some of the major changes:Pay increasesThe Executive Yuan has approved a 4-percent pay raise for public sector work...
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