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Agencies step up cooperation and communication for TPP bid
Taiwan  must  accelerate  the  work  of  reviewing  domestic  laws  and  amending  outdated  regulations  if  it  is  to  join  the &n...
[News] Three New High Speed Rail Stations
For the past nine years the Taiwan High Speed Rail service has been shuttling travelers between Taipei in the north and Kaohsiung in the south, providing a fast and convenient connection between Taiwan’s two most important cities and points in between. At the end of last year, three statio...
Taipei ranks as 11th best travel destination in Asia: survey
Taipei, Feb. 1 (CNA) Taipei ranked as the 11th best travel destination in Asia last year among 167 cities rated in a MasterCard survey about, with visitor spending in the city totaling US$9.5 billion, the credit card company said Monday.In the first MasterCard survey of its kind, Taipei registered 6...
Taiwanese go star Shei Imin retains women's Kisei title
Taipei, Feb. 1 (CNA) Taiwanese go star Shei Imin retained the prestigious women's Kisei title Monday by beating Japan's Yukali Yoshihala for the second consecutive time in a best-of-three series held in Japan.Shei has won this title six times. She obtained it for the first time in 2010, successfully...
Holy See delegation visits Taiwan to promote cultural exchanges
Taipei, Feb. 3 (CNA) Archbishop Piero Marini, president of the Holy See's Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses, arrived in Taiwan Wednesday on a visit to promote cultural exchanges, according to Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.The archbishop and his delegation will atte...
Taiwan retains 14th place in world economic freedom rankings
Washington, Feb. 1 (CNA) Taiwan was ranked at the 14th place in the Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom for 2016, the same position as it was placed in the previous year.In the rankings released by the Heritage Foundation Monday, Taiwan scored 74.7 points in the 2016 index, down 0.4 from...
Taiwan, Turkey agree to reciprocal free e-visas
Taipei, Feb. 2 (CNA) Taiwanese and Turkish passport holders will soon be able to obtain free e-visas to each other's country, which is expected to spur an increase in the annual number of Taiwanese visitors to Turkey, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday.The reciprocal measure will take...
Madonna greets Taipei fans on Facebook, Twitter
Taipei, Feb. 2 (CNA) American pop diva Madonna greeted her fans in Taiwan on Facebook and Twitter on Tuesday, after her arrival in Taipei the previous night for her 10th worldwide concert tour."We are coming to get you TAI-PEI!!," Madonna posted, drawing warm responses from fans across Taiwan.One of...
'The Assassin' tops Asian Film Award nominations
Taipei, Feb. 3 (CNA) The martial arts movie "The Assassin" received nine nominations, including best film, best director, best actress and best supporting actress, for the 2016 Asian Film Awards on Wednesday.The film was also nominated for best cinematography, best original music, best production de...
Premier pays visits to angel center and veterans’ home
In  advance  of  the  Lunar  New  Year,  Premier  Chang  San-cheng  today  visited  the  Angel  Development  Center  for  Mental  Handicap...
Looking for fantastic MIT games? Visit 2016 Taipei Game Show NOW!
To promote the development of MIT games and to stay ahead of world products, the Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) of Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) sets up a “Fantastic MIT Games” pavilion at the Taipei Game Show for January 29 to February 2. A total of 15 award-winning MIT games are on disp...
Archbishop Piero Marini leads delegation to Taiwan for inauguration of Holy See artifacts exhibition
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Passenger volume at Taiwan's largest airport sets new high
Taipei, Jan. 28 (CNA) Passenger volume last year at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, the country's main gateway, reached 38.47 million, an all-time high and representing a 7.45 percent annual growth, the Taoyuan International Airport Corp. (TIAC) said Thursday.Contributors to the increase inclu...
Ma reiterates Taiping Island is an 'island,' not a 'rock'
Taipei, Jan. 28 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou on Thursday reiterated that Taiping Island in the disputed South China Sea is an "island," not a "rock", as he sought to solidify Taiwan's sovereignty claim over the island, after he visited it earlier in the day.Ma's description about Taiping Island came...
Taiwan secures 4 slots in the 2016 Summer Olympics shooting events
Taipei, Jan. 28 (CNA) Taiwanese shooter Yang kun-pi won a silver medal on Thursday in men's double trap event of the 2016 Asian Olympic Shooting Qualifying Tournament being held in New Delhi, India, securing one more slot for Taiwan in the Rio Olympics, according to the Chinese Taipei Shooting Assoc...
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