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Taiwan shares close up 0.34%

Taiwan shares ended up 50.75 points, or 0.34 percent, at 14,802.96 Tuesday on turnover of NT$177.4 billion (US$5.83 billion).Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel
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Court approves detention of suspect in deadly Taichung fire

The Taichung District Court on Saturday approved the detention of a 66-year-old man suspected of setting fire to his home, killing five members of his family, in Taichung's Dali District the previous day.Taichung prosecutors filed the request late Frid...
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Tainan City Council speaker, deputy released on bail in vote-buying probe

Tainan City Council Speaker Chiu Li-li (???) and Deputy Speaker Lin Chih-chan (???) were released on bail early Wednesday after being charged with vote-buying offenses along with nine others.Prosecutors brought the suspects in for questioning Tuesday a...
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Attack on Taiwan by China a political, strategic mistake: Top U.S. general

An attack on Taiwan by the Chinese military would be a political and strategic mistake, Chairman of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley said Wednesday. “Most of Taiwan is a mountainous island. So it’s a very, very...
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Taiwan thanks Biden for support in meeting with Xi

Taiwan’s government on Monday thanked United States President Joe Biden for reiterating Washington’s commitment to Taipei in a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) on the island of Bali ahead of a G20 summit. Taiwan’s Preside...
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2nd German parliamentary group to arrive in Taiwan Oct. 23: MOFA

Members of the Bundestag’s Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid will visit Taiwan from Oct. 23 to 26, the second group of German parliamentarians to visit the country this month, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced on Thursday....
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Taiwan Says War With China ‘Absolutely’ Not an Option, But Bolstering Defenses

TAIPEI — War between Taiwan and China is “absolutely not an option,” Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Monday, as she reiterated her willingness to talk to Beijing and also pledged to boost the island’s defenses, including with precisio...
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Taiwan President to Pledge to Bolster Combat Power as China Tensions Rise

TAIPEI — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will pledge to bolster the island’s combat power and determination to improve its defenses in a major speech on Monday, at a time when tensions with China have risen dramatically.   Democratic Taiwan, claimed...
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