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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 said Wednesday. Tsai was sworn in for her...
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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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Violence Continues in Mali Despite Negotiation Efforts

WASHINGTON Attacks carried out by Islamist militants against military personnel in central Mali could hamper government efforts to start a dialogue process with jihadist groups in the country, experts say.On Sunday, at least six Malian soldiers were ...
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Soldiers Occupy Guinea Bissau Supreme Court Grounds, Judges Say

BISSAU, GUINEA BISSAU A dozen soldiers have occupied the grounds of Guinea Bissau's Supreme Court, the court said Tuesday, deepening a post election crisis that has resulted in the appointment of rival presidents and the silencing of state media. The...
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Taiwan tech startups shine at CES 2020

A delegation of 82 Taiwan-based tech startups is attending the Taipei Tech Arena Pavilion at the Consumer Electronics Show Jan. 7-10 in Las Vegas, underscoring the country's key role in the global information and communication technology sector. Organi...
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President Tsai meets delegation from American Enterprise Institute

On the morning of January 13, President Tsai Ing-wen met with a delegation focusing on democracy and Indo-Pacific strategy from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a Washington-based think tank. She thanked her visitors for their interest in and g...
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Coworking space makes waves in Taipei

The number of people in Taiwan who work remotely for major employers is minuscule compared to the U.S. or the U.K., but the country does have a growing cohort of freelancers and self-employed specialists who see no reason to rent or equip a conventiona...
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