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25 illegal immigrants arrested in Tainan

Taipei, Twenty-five illegal immigrants were recently arrested in Tainan, southern Taiwan, and are now awaiting deportation, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) said Tuesday. Acting on a tip-off, NIA officers raided three locations in the city’s Jiangjun District in the early...
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Taiwan Star, Asia Pacific Telecom obtain 5G licenses

Taipei,  Another two domestic telecommunications companies — Taiwan Star Telecom Corp. and Asia Pacific Telecom Co. — have been issued 5G licenses, bringing the total number to five, the National Communications Commission (NCC) said Wednesday. The...
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Taiwan to build cancer genome database, focus on precision medicine

Taipei,  The National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) said Wednesday it will spend NT$800 million (US$27.19 million) next year to build a 10,000-genome cancer database and will work with international pharmaceutical firms to promote a precision medicine ini...
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Taiwan takes delivery of third indigenous ocean research ship

Taipei,  Taiwan’s newest ocean research vessel was delivered Tuesday, marking a milestone in domestic shipbuilding and putting the country on track to improve its marine, climate and oceanographic research. The “New R/V Ocean Researcher 1” i...
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EU urges Taiwan to abolish death penalty in human rights talks

Brussels,  The European Union (EU) reiterated its strong opposition to the death penalty in annual human rights talks with Taiwan on Wednesday, as part of an agenda that also included LGBT issues, migrant workers and the rights of Taiwanese arrested...
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US to increasingly highlight Taiwan’s national identity: analysts

Taipei,  The United States is expected to help Taiwan highlight its national identity more actively during President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) second four-year term but “dramatic breakthroughs” are unlikely, political analysts in Taiwan sai...
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Lawmaker Fu Kun-chi convicted of stock price manipulation

Taipei,  The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a ruling by a lower court against independent lawmaker Fu Kun-chi (傅崐萁), confirming his conviction for manipulating stock prices in the late 1990s. Rejecting Fu’s appeal, the Supreme Court upheld the j...
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Chopin Competition revises Taiwan’s designation to ‘Chinese Taipei’

Taipei, The designation of Taiwan on the website of the International Chopin Piano Competition has been changed to "Chinese Taipei," after Taiwan protested the previous use of two other names, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Sunday.Last we...
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Close to 15% of Taiwan’s children suffer verbal sexual abuse

Taipei, Nearly 15 percent of elementary and junior high school students in Taiwan have endured verbal sexual abuse, with nearly a quarter of victims choosing to remain silent, according to the results of a survey released Tuesday.In the survey conduct...
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