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Final preparations underway for launch of Taiwan’s Formosat-5

Focus Taiwan Date: 2017/08/19 By: Tsao Yu-fan and Y.F. Low Los Angeles, Aug. 18 (CNA) Final preparations are underway for the launch of Formosat-5, Taiwan’s first domestically developed satellite, from a U.S. air base next week, a Taiwanese official said Friday. The satellite, which arrived at…

Taipei Universiade: Universiade starts with local color

’DEEPEST DISCONTENT’:Some participating nations’ flagbearers marched alone after their teams were blocked by people protesting pension reforms outside the venue Taipei Times Date: Aug 20, 2017 By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter The Summer Universiade last night opened with a ceremony at the Taipei Municipal Stadium…

Protesters create awkward moment at the Taipei Universiade

The China Post Date: August 19, 2017 By: The China Post In the wake of an unexpected disruption in the opening ceremony of the Taipei Universiade, Taipei’s mayor Ko Wen-je and International University Sports Federation (FISU) President Oleg Matytsin expressed regret about what had happened, but…

Taipei Universiade is ready to roll tonight!

A quick preview of the opening ceremony for the 2017 Taipei Universiade Taiwan News Date: 2017/08/19 By: Rana Yeh, Taiwan News, Staff Writer TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade kicks off officially on Saturday as the opening ceremony starts at 7 pm at…

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Aerospace and defense are benchmark industries: VP

Radio Taiwan International Date: 2017-08-17 Vice President Chen Chien-jen said the government will continue to boost national defense and the aerospace industry. He was speaking on Thursday at the opening of the 2017 Taipei Aerospace and Defense Technology Exhibition. Chen said that the aerospace and defense industries are the benchmark when…

Premier to report to Legislature on power outage

Focus Taiwan Date: 2017/08/17 By Huang Li-yun and Y.F. Low Taipei, Aug. 17 (CNA) Premier Lin Chuan (林全) will deliver a report on the Aug. 15 power outage to the Legislative Yuan on Monday, Cabinet spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said Thursday. Lin has also instructed Acting Economics Minister Shen Jong-chin (沈榮津)…

Tsai energy pledge ‘bombast’: KMT think tank head

Taipei Times Date: Aug 18, 2017 By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) was resorting to bombast when she pledged to develop independent power grids to provide the nation with stable “green” energy, National Policy Foundation chief executive officer Sun Lih-chyun (孫立群) said on Wednesday. The head of…

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Science minister highlights artificial intelligence plans

Radio Taiwan International Date: 2017-08-17 Chen Liang-gee, head of the Ministry of Science and Technology, highlighted on Thursday five strategies for expanding Taiwan’s artificial intelligence industry. These include building an AI supercomputer, setting up an AI research center, and building a park for intelligent robots. Chen said…

A Japanese gives up nationality to become Taiwanese

Nakajima decided to repay Taiwan after the massive earthquake struck Japan in 2011 Taiwan News Date: 2017/08/17 By: Rana Yeh, Taiwan News, Staff Writer TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Japanese man posted his Taiwan ID card on his 30- year-old birthday on Thursday, announcing that he has…

Time not right to discuss exchanging offices with Panama: MOFA

Focus Taiwan Date: 2017/08/17 By: Elaine Hou and Y.F. Low Taipei, Aug. 17 (CNA) The Republic of China (Taiwan) and Panama have not discussed establishing official representative offices since the severing of diplomatic relations in June, a Taiwan official said Thursday. Following the closure of the two…

DPP caucus objects to calls for investigative committee

Taipei Times Date: Aug 18, 2017 By: Sean Lin and Abraham Gerber / Staff reporters Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus whip Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘) yesterday voiced objections to separate motions filed by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and New Power Party (NPP) caucuses to form a cross-caucus…

Taiwan lays out NT$16 billion development plan for AI

The China Post Date: August 18, 2017 By: The China Post Taiwan’s technology minister on Thursday laid out an ambitious plan to spend NT$16 billion to beef up the domestic artificial intelligence (AI) industry. In a news conference, Minister of Science and Technology Chen Liang-gee (陳良基) said…