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Hengchun Airport to remain open, hoping for charter flights

| May 20, 2019 | | 0

Taipei, Hengchun Airport in Pingtung County will continue to stay open on a trial basis as it still hopes to serve international charter flights, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said Monday.

Chu Kuanwen director of …

City god parade highlights annual cultural festival in Kinmen

| May 17, 2019 | | 0

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 …

Referendum revision bill sneaks through to second reading

| May 17, 2019 | | 0

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 …

Japanese yen available from CTBC ATMs at 10 7-Eleven stores

| May 16, 2019 | | 0

Taipei, CTBC Bank, one of the largest privately owned banks in Taiwan, said Thursday that as of May Japanese yen can be withdrawn from CTBC ATMs at 10 7-Eleven stores across the country, citing growing …

President Tsai thanks EU for supporting Taiwan’s WHA bid

| May 15, 2019 | | 0

Taipei, President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday thanked the European Union for its support for Taiwan's efforts to attend the World Health Assembly (WHA), the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO).

"Although in the …

Nanotech vaccine sheds light in fight against lethal virus

| May 14, 2019 | | 0

Taipei, A research team comprising scientists from Taiwan and the United States may have found an effective vaccine for the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), a highly lethal emerging disease with a mortality rate …

10 more foreign professionals become naturalized citizens in Taiwan

| May 14, 2019 | | 0

Taipei, Another 10 foreign professionals, including a university professor and an agricultural machinery technician, have been approved for naturalization in Taiwan without surrendering their original citizenship, the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) said Tuesday.

The …

Controversial weedkiller restricted to farming use in Taiwan

| May 14, 2019 | | 0

Taipei, The weedkiller at the center of a lawsuit in the United States, in which a couple who claimed that Bayer AG's glyphosate-based Roundup weedicide caused their cancer was awarded US$2 billion in damages, is …

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