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Cold front to bring mercury down

Cold front to bring mercury down

A cold air mass from China could send temperatures down to around 11 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan starting late Sunday to early Monday, the
15 artworks stolen from Chinese Mus...

15 artworks stolen from Chinese Museum in France

French cultural officials said that 15 art works were stolen from a Chinese museum south of Paris, including a replica crown of the King of
Professor: Tzuchi?s books should be...

Professor: Tzuchi?s books should be open to the public

Tzu Chi has responded by saying info on its finances is available on the organization's website
EPA tightening rules on air polluti...

EPA tightening rules on air pollution

Taipei, March 2 (CNA) Environmental regulations on the country's emissions of air pollutants will be stricter in light of deteriorating
U.S. dollar closes higher in Taipei...

U.S. dollar closes higher in Taipei forex

Taipei, March 2 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Monday, gaining NT$0.065 to close at NT$31.568.
Opposition leery of negative voting...

Opposition leery of negative voting in elections

Skeptics say negative voting could lead to situations in which a candidate gets the most positive votes but loses the election

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ASIA-PACIFIC: Japan's disaster a re...

ASIA-PACIFIC: Japan's disaster a regional concern

Japan Self Defence Force members prepare to transfer to hospital workers who were exposed to radiation
Reuters

Japan's earthquake and tsunami dominate regional headlines as concerns grow over the humanitarian situation, and workers continue the struggle to control radiation leaks at the damaged fukushima plant.

 

ASIA-PACIFIC: Horror in Japan, US-P...

ASIA-PACIFIC: Horror in Japan, US-Pakistan relations

A man outside an identification center near a mortuary in Miyagi, northern Japan, 19 March 2011
Reuters/Yuriko Nakao

This week, a Japanese horror story, and Pakistan-US relations move one step forward, several steps back.

ASIA-PACIFIC: Tragedy in Japan, Pak...

ASIA-PACIFIC: Tragedy in Japan, Pakistan, Bangladesh

A man is saved from the wreckage caused by Japan's earthquake
Reuters/Kyodo

Japan is struck by earth and sea quake; Pakistan's internal strife and confusing poverty alleviation, politics and justice in Bangladesh with the case of Grameen bank founder Muhammad Yunus.

ASIA-PACIFIC: Grameen sacking, Indi...

ASIA-PACIFIC: Grameen sacking, India, Pakistan,

Grameen Bank's Mohammad Yunus in Milan in 2011
Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

A hazy outlook for the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, allegations of corruption directed at an anti-corruption boss in India, heavy sentences in 2002 Gujarat train-fire case and killing religious understanding in Pakistan.

ASIA-PACIFIC: New Zealand quake, Fr...

ASIA-PACIFIC: New Zealand quake, Franco-Malaysian business

A family watches as their earquake-damaged home in Christchurch is demolished, 26 February 2011
Reuters/Tim Wimborne

The effects of the big eartquake in New Zealand this week; asking why rebels in Afghanistan choose Kunduz province; and looking at what makes Franco-Malaysian business turnouver.

ASIA-PACIFIC: Musharraf arrest warr...

ASIA-PACIFIC: Musharraf arrest warrant, Philippines peace talks, and China, the pouncing tiger

A man holding a portrait of Benazir Bhutto at a makeshift memorial in Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi on 31 March
Reuters

Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf says he will not comply with a warrant for his arrest over alleged links to the murder of Benezir Bhutto; the Philippino government resumes peace talks with communist-led rebels after six years, while China becomes the world's second largest economy, overtaking its Asian neighbour Japan.

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Ko takes questions on cab fares at ...

Ko takes questions on cab fares at school gathering

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (???) yesterday attended an alumni gathering at his alma mater, the National HsinChu Senior High School (NCHS), where he answered questions regarding various future policies.
Competition for migrant literature ...

Competition for migrant literature awards kicks off

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Competition for the second annual Taiwan Literature Award for Migrants (??????) opened Sunday with the organizer calling for submissions.
Rules for hiring migrant workers as...

Rules for hiring migrant workers as caregivers set to be loosened

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - The Labor Ministry has decided to allow people who already employ a foreign national as a caregiver to hire additional migrant workers as substitutes when the need arises.
Regulations on indigenous rights ta...

Regulations on indigenous rights take effect

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Regulations allowing Taiwan's indigenous peoples to apply for exclusive intellectual property rights over cultural creations, such as traditional religious ceremonies, music and dance, came into force on Sunday in a...............
Six black-faced spoonbills die from...

Six black-faced spoonbills die from bacteria infection

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - The Tainan City Animal Health Inspection and Protection Office Chief Lee Chao-chuan (???) yesterday said that many black-faced spoonbills have died from suspected bacteria infection in a park in Tainan.
Former DPP chairman calls for 'no' ...

Former DPP chairman calls for 'no' vote option

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Several political heavyweights are now calling for a reform to Taiwan's electoral system so that voters can express their disapproval of candidates by marking a ?no? on ballots.

Taiwansnews.net

Taiwan Elections to Test Improved R...

Taiwan Elections to Test Improved Relations with China

TAIPEI - Taiwan voters will pick city and county leaders in elections this Saturday. If the ruling Nationalist Party (KMT) loses seats, that outcome would signal that voters want change, including ...
Taiwan shares close up 0.47

Taiwan shares close up 0.47

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 42.92 points, or 0.47 percent, at 9,165.31 Thursday on turnover of NT$82.71 billion (US$2.69 billion). (By Frances ...
Formosa Group chairman Wang Yung-ts...

Formosa Group chairman Wang Yung-tsai dies aged 93

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Wang Yung-tsai, head of Formosa Plastics Group, died "of old age" Thursday, the company said. He was 93. Wang, also known as Y.T. Wang, took over as head of one of ...
Over 60 of OTC-listed firms profita...

Over 60 of OTC-listed firms profitable in Q3

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) More than 60 percent of the companies listed on the local over-the-counter (OTC) market were profitable in the third quarter of this year, the GreTai Securities Market (GTSM), ...
2 South Korean hospitals offer chea...

2 South Korean hospitals offer cheaper services for Taiwanese

South Korea n hospitals have signed contracts with Taiwan's representative office in Seoul to make medical services there more affordable for Taiwanese travelers ...
MediaTek shares boosted by foreign ...

MediaTek shares boosted by foreign brokerage optimism

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Shares of MediaTek Inc., one of Taiwan's leading integrated circuit (IC) designers, got a boost Thursday morning from upbeat assessments by foreign brokerages toward its ...

Yahoo

US lawmaker urges Taiwan entry to c...

US lawmaker urges Taiwan entry to crime-fighting Interpol

WASHINGTON (AP) ? A Republican lawmaker who oversees U.S. policy toward Asia wants Taiwan to be admitted into international organizations such as Interpol.
Research and Markets: 2015 Employee...

Research and Markets: 2015 Employee Benefits in Taiwan

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Employee Benefits in Taiwan" report to their offering.
Beheading of statue is latest symbo...

Beheading of statue is latest symbol of Chiang Kai-shek?s fall from grace in Taiwan

TAIPEI ? A statue of Taiwan?s former leader Chiang Kai-shek was beheaded in a Taiwanese city as the island marked the anniversary of a 1947 massacre that left thousands dead, reports said Sunday.
Taiwan Star Telecom Signs Multi-Yea...

Taiwan Star Telecom Signs Multi-Year Agreement for NetCracker Revenue Management Solution and Managed Services

BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NetCracker Technology announced today that Taiwan Star Telecom has agreed to a multi-year extension of NetCracker?s Remote Managed Services for its billing operations. Taiwan Star Telecom is a 4G mobile operator based in Taipei, Taiwan. In June 2014, Taiwan Star acquired 3G operator Vibo, making it one of the leading mobile operators in the Taiwanese market ...
Taiwan opposition leader Tsai aims ...

Taiwan opposition leader Tsai aims to contest 2016 presidential poll

Taiwan opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen has registered as a candidate for the island's presidential primary in March, promising "a new beginning" amid a wave of popular discontent with the China-friendly ruling Kuomintang (KMT). The ruling party says recent deals with largest trading partner China will help Taiwan's economy, but it took a drubbing in elections in November because of unease over ...
Taiwan's opposition leader lodg...

Taiwan's opposition leader lodges presidential bid

The leader of Taiwan's Beijing-sceptic main opposition party, Tsai Ing-wen, on Sunday lodged her bid to stand in a 2016 presidential vote she is tipped to win after a landslide victory in November. Tsai called for Taiwan to "consolidate its sovereignty" as she formally registered to become the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) candidate for next year's vote, for which she is likely to stand ...

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