Day: May 17, 2019

Referendum revision bill sneaks through to second reading

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Taipei, The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus has sent a controversial bill that restricts when national referendums can be held directly to the full Legislature while opposition Kuomintang (KMT) lawmakers were holding a press …

MAC poll shows majority in Taiwan disapprove of China’s threats

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The overwhelming majority of people in Taiwan oppose China's military threats and ongoing efforts to suppress the country's international space, according to a poll released May 16 by the Cabinet-level Mainland Affairs Council.

Around 82 …

Taiwan unveils early warning detection system for leopard cats

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Taipei, A provincial highway in northern Taiwan introduced on Friday a first-of-its-kind smart roadside detection system that can help prevent roadkill incidents involving Taiwan's leopard cats, an endangered endemic wild cat species.

Developed in collaboration …

DPP to include cellphone respondents in presidential primary

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Taipei, Cellphone interviews will be included in polls to be conducted that will determine the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) nominee in Taiwan's 2020 presidential election, the party said Friday.

The agreement was reached after …

TSMC remains No. 3 IC supplier worldwide in Q1

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Taipei, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest contract chipmaker, remained the third largest integrated circuit supplier in the world in the first quarter of this year, according to market advisory firm IC Insights.

Data …

Taipei to bid for 2030 Asiad: mayor

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Taipei, Taipei is planning to launch a bid for the 2030 Asian Games and may seek Beijing's "understanding" of Taipei's intentions, Mayor Ko Wen-j said Friday.

Taipei has the ability to host the Asiad following …

U.S. dollar hits 28-month high on Taipei forex market

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Taipei, The U.S. dollar hit its highest level in more than two years against the Taiwan dollar Friday as traders acted on the continued weakness of other regional currencies, in particular the Chinese yuan and …

City god parade highlights annual cultural festival in Kinmen

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Taipei, Large number of worshippers and temple workers took part in a procession through the streets of Kinmen on Thursday as part of an annual religious cultural festival to celebrate the traditional Chinese deity of …

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