Day: February 2, 2018

Taiwanese man given 25 years for trying to smuggle drugs to Japan

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Taipei, A Taiwanese man was given a 25-year sentence and fined 10 million yen Thursday by the Naha district court on the charge of masterminding the attempted smuggling of illicit drugs into Japan.The 45-year-old Taiwanese man, whose identity was not r…

Taiwan ranked 13th globally in economic freedom

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Taipei, Taiwan was listed 13th in the 2018 global rankings for economic freedom, a fall of two places from last year due mainly to a lower score in investment freedom, according to the U.S. Heritage Foundation, which released the index Friday.A year af…

First section of improved Suhua Highway to open Feb. 5

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Taipei, The first section of the Suhua Highway improvement project, a road that cuts through the mountains along Taiwan’s east coast, will open Feb. 5, in time for surging travel demand around the Lunar New Year holiday, the Directorate General of High…

U.S. dollar closes higher on Taipei forex market

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Taipei, The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.028 to close at NT$29.235.Turnover totaled US$950 million during the trading session.The greenback opened at NT$29.210, and moved between NT$29.171 and NT$29.242 before the clo…

China Bitcoin mining firm eyes Taiwan IC design talent: report

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Taipei, Bitmain Technologies, a China-based Bitcoin mining device supplier, is eyeing integrated circuit design talent in Taiwan and recruiting Taiwanese tech specialists, Economic Daily News reported Friday.In its top story that day, the Taiwanese bus…

McDonald’s Taiwan to accept credit card, mobile payments

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Taipei, A total of 103 McDonald’s outlets in northern Taiwan will accept credit card and mobile payments starting next week, the fast-food chain announced Friday.These outlets, including 60 in Taipei, 38 in New Taipei, four in Keelung and one in Taoyua…

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