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To Spanish-speaking allies China-Taiwan means ROC-Taiwan: MOFA

| August 16, 2018 | | 0

Taipei, Spanish-speaking diplomatic allies frequently refer to Taiwan as “China-Taiwan,” a designation that does not refer to Taiwan as part of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thursday.MOFA’s clarificat…

Taiwan still pushing Japan on ‘comfort women’ issue: MOFA

| August 15, 2018 | | 0

Taipei, Taiwan is still pushing Japan to face the “comfort women” issue, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Wednesday, although it said that the unveiling of the country’s first “comfort women” statue in Tainan a day earlier has nothing to do …

Generator at Mailiao power plant to be back online Wednesday

| August 14, 2018 | | 0

Taipei, The No. 3 generator of the coal-fired Mailiao Power Plant in Yunlin County will resume operations by Wednesday after it was shut down due to a pipe failure on Aug. 1, state-run utility Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) said Tuesday.The No. 3 unit has…

Taiwan shares stage rebound as large cap stocks gain

| August 14, 2018 | | 0

Taipei, Shares in Taiwan staged a technical rebound Tuesday, pushing the local main board above the 10,800 point mark by the end of trading, as large cap stocks mainly bounced back after the slump seen the previous session, dealers said.Although share …

‘Crystal Church’ in Tainan to be made available for weddings

| August 13, 2018 | | 0

Taipei, A popular tourist attraction in Tainan known as the “Crystal Church” will soon be made available for couples to hold wedding ceremonies, the Southwest Coast National Scenic Area Administration announced Monday.According to the administration, t…

MOHW hospital fire caused by short circuit in ward: fire department

| August 13, 2018 | | 0

Taipei, A short circuit in a wire connected to a mattress in a long-term care ward at the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) Taipei Hospital is believed to be the cause of a deadly fire at the hospital early Monday morning, according to an initial i…

President Tsai leaves on trip to Paraguay, Belize

| August 12, 2018 | | 0

Taipei, Aug. 12 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (???) departed Sunday on a nine-day overseas trip that will take her to two of Taiwan’s 18 diplomatic allies, Paraguay and Belize, with stopovers in the United States.Tsai will arrive in Los Angeles around n…

Labor participation for 45-64 age group up slightly in 2017: MOL

| August 10, 2018 | | 0

Taipei, The labor force participation rate in Taiwan for people aged 45-64 in 2017 was 62.82 percent, up 0.4 percent from the previous year, according to data from the Ministry of Labor (MOL).In 2017, about 6.95 million people in Taiwan were between th…

Taiwan shares close down 0.43%

| August 9, 2018 | | 0

Taipei, Taiwan shares closed down 47.18 points, or 0.43 percent, at 11,028.07 Thursday on turnover of NT$124.12 billion (US$4.06 billion). Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

Martial Law Keeping Calm in Restive Philippine South

| August 9, 2018 | | 0

MARAWI CITY, PHILIPPINES A second year of martial law in parts of the Philippines is squelching any comeback by violent Muslim insurgents after a civil war, despite earlier fears that the order would also curb common people’s freedoms, witnesses say…

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