Month: December 2019

Party people flock to Taipei New Year’s Eve countdown party

| December 31, 2019 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

Taipei-A large crowd of party people flocked to Taipei City Hall Square Tuesday evening to dance the night away while waiting for the fireworks display at Taipei 101, as celebrations got underway across Taiwan to welcome 2020.This year’s Taipei 101 dis…

Central, southern Taiwan best areas for watching first sunrise of 2020

| December 31, 2019 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

Taipei-People who are planning to view the first sunrise of the New Year should consider the mountains in central and southern Taiwan, such as Alishan and Hehuanshan, which are some of the best locations for that type of activity, the Central Weather B…

Business group, opposition blast DPP over anti-infiltration bill

| December 31, 2019 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

Taipei-A business group and opposition parties blasted the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government Tuesday for pushing through an anti-infiltration bill earlier in the day which they fear could be used by the government to suppress those who hold…

Taiwan shares end down Tuesday, but soar 23% over 2019

| December 31, 2019 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

Taipei-Shares in Taiwan moved lower to close slightly below 12,000 points Tuesday, the last trading session of 2019, as investors continued to pocket their gains built up in recent sessions, dealers said.Selling focused on large tech stocks led by cont…

U.S. dollar closes down on Taipei forex market

| December 31, 2019 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

Taipei-The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Tuesday, shedding NT$0.029 to close at NT$30.106.Turnover totaled US$833 million during the trading session.The greenback opened at the day’s high of NT$30.150, and moved to a low of NT$29.965 befor…

Taiwan shares close down 0.47%

| December 31, 2019 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

Taipei-Taiwan shares closed down 56.23 points, or 0.47 percent, at 11,997.14 Tuesday on turnover of NT$117.41 billion (US$3.91 billion).Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

Drone intrusion at Taoyuan airport causes flight disruption

| December 31, 2019 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

Taipei-A drone intrusion was reported at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Tuesday, leading to its temporary closure, the airport management company said.Flight arrivals were suspended immediately after a pilot reported at 7 p.m. seeing a drone abou…

Express train derails, affecting more than 16,000 travelers

| December 31, 2019 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

Taipei-A Tze-chiang limited express train rammed a forklift when running northbound in Changhua County Tuesday, causing its locomotive to derail and suffer severe damage, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said.Although no injuries were reported …

In legislative race, polls unclear on whether DPP can keep majority

| December 31, 2019 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

Taipei-The final polls released in Taiwan ahead of its Jan. 11 presidential and legislative elections indicate that President Tsai Ing-wen (???) will easily win re-election, but they offer few clues on whether her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) can…

Taiwan to start Public Lending Right program for local authors Jan. 1

| December 31, 2019 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

Taipei-On Jan. 1, Taiwan will become the first country in East Asia to adopt a Public Lending Right (PLR) program, under which writers will receive compensation for free public access to their books at two national libraries, the Ministry of Culture sa…

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