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Number of transnational marriages drops by half in 2020

Taipei,  The number of marriages between Taiwanese and foreigners registered in 2020 in Taiwan fell by half to 11,000, possibly because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said Wednesday. The transnational marriage figure...
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CORONAVIRUS/Travelers allowed to book rooms at government quarantine centers

Taipei,  Travelers to Taiwan who wish to stay at government centers during their 14-day mandatory quarantine will be able to book a room in one of them beginning Jan. 8 and stay in one starting Jan. 11, the Central Epidemic...
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Taiwan ranks No. 6 in world for gender equality: GEC

Taipei,  Taiwan ranks first in Asia and sixth worldwide in terms of gender equality, according to a self-assessment published on Tuesday by the Executive Yuan’s Gender Equality Committee (GEC). The GEC said its rankings were based on the Gender Inequali...
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Four Chinese military planes enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

Taipei,  Four Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s southwest air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Monday, the third consecutive day on which such an incursion has occurred, according to Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND). The p...
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Local governments push back as new ractopamine policy takes effect

Taipei,  Several local government heads in Taiwan have announced measures to oversee pork containing the livestock drug ractopamine, as a new central government policy lifting restrictions on imports of such meat went into effect on Friday, against objections...
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Three former daycare workers sentenced to prison for child abuse

Taipei,  The former manager of a daycare center in New Taipei and two caregivers on Wednesday were given prison sentences ranging from eight to 16 months, after they were found guilty of abusing six toddlers two years ago. In the...
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Taiwan recalls diabetes medication alleged to contain extra material

Taipei,  A total of 1 million diabetes drugs manufactured by Taiwan’s pharmaceutical company Standard Chem. & Pharm. CO., LTD are being recalled because they are alleged to contain extraneous material, according to the Taiwan Food and Drug Administr...
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Google fixes crash of Gmail, YouTube

Taipei,  Internet giant Google Inc. said Monday night that it had restored services that went down earlier in the day, including Gmail and YouTube. “The problem with Gmail should be resolved for the vast majority of affected users,” Google said...
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Migrant workers in Taiwan rally for better pay, more time off

Taipei,  Migrant domestic workers took to the streets of Taipei on Sunday, calling for better legal protections, such as inclusion in Taiwan’s minimum wage regulations and two days off per week. At the rally held ahead of International Migrants Day...
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