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Vietnamese migrant workers who overstayed their visas repatriated

Taipei,  A total of 289 Vietnamese migrant workers who overstayed their visas were repatriated on Monday after being stranded for months in Taiwan due to travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The flight, which was arranged by the Vietnamese...
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Chinese media draws KMT protest over ‘suing-for-peace’ allegation

Taipei,  Taiwan’s main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) on Friday denounced the Chinese state-owned broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) for tagging a planned visit to China for a cross-Taiwan Strait forum later this month as a move to “sue for ...
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Czech T-shirt store discussing partnership with Taiwanese company

Taipei,  An online T-shirt business based in the Czech Republic is discussing partnering with a Taiwanese company to produce shirts that say “I am Taiwanese” in Czech, as they have been overwhelmed with interest over the product, the business told...
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High court upholds Filipino man’s 4 year sentence for sexual assault

Taipei,  The Taiwan High Court on Thursday upheld a lower court’s ruling sentencing a Filipino man to four years in jail for sexually assaulting an American woman while she was on a flight from the United States to Taiwan last...
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Kaohsiung Film Festival announces 20th anniversary offerings

Taipei,  The Kaohsiung Film Festival released the first group of films for it’s 20th anniversary edition on Monday, focusing on horror and thrillers. Among the four feature films announced is actor-turned-writer/ director Brea Grant’s “12 Ho...
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Prague Philharmonia to perform in Taiwan in 2021: culture minister

Taipei,  The Prague Philharmonia will perform in Taiwan next year, Culture Minister Lee Yung-te (李永得) announced Monday after meeting with members of a visiting delegation from the Czech Republic. The orchestra will come to Taiwan from September to Octob...
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Kaohsiung mayor-elect names three deputies

Kaohsiung,  Kaohsiung mayor-elect Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) has chosen his three future deputies, namely, former Taipei Deputy Mayor Lin Chin-rong (林欽榮), former Kaohsiung Deputy Mayor Shih Che (史哲), and head of Ministry of Economic Affairs’ (MO...
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Taiwan-funded civic space in Turkish border town nears completion

Construction of a Taiwan-funded civic center in a town on Turkey’s Syrian border is expected to be completed within a month, capping nearly four years of work by the project’s leaders to bring aid to the war-scarred region. The Taiwan-Reyhanli...
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Former NBA star Jeremy Lin obtains Taiwanese passport: city councilor

Taipei,  Former National Basketball Association (NBA) player Jeremy Lin (林書豪), who is of Taiwanese descent, has recently obtained a Republic of China (Taiwan) passport, independent Taipei City Councilor Chung Hsiao-ping (鍾小平) said Wednesday. Chung...
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