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MAC urges HK protestors to abide by laws when entering Taiwan

Radio Taiwan International Date: 09 December By: Natalie Tso The Mainland Affairs Council is urging people from Hong Kong to follow the law when entering Taiwan. The comments followed a story in the New York Times on Sunday which said that over 200 Hong Kong protestors have fled to Taiwan for safety. The council said Taiwan has a legal framework in place to enable people from Hong Kong and Macau to enter…

Lunar New Year a challenge in swine fever fight: COA

Taipei Times Date: Dec 10, 2019 By: Hsiao Yu-hsin  /  Staff reporter Government efforts to prevent African swine fever from spreading to Taiwan during the Lunar New Year holiday next year would be more challenging than this year, as the virus has infected more nations, Council of Agriculture (COA) Minister Chen Chi-chung (陳吉仲) said yesterday. This year, Taiwan only had to guard against the outbreak in China, but since then, the…

An Uneasy Partnership: Pan-Green Competition and Cooperation in Taiwan’s 2020 Elections

The News Lens Date: 2019/12/09 By: Milo Hsieh As the election date is quickly approaching, many are turning their attention to the legislative race. What does the competition ⁠— or cooperation ⁠— look like in the pan-Green coalition? Taiwan’s 2020 election campaigns are in full swing. Although the presidential race has grabbed much media attention, intra-coalition and intra-party intrigues are characterizing the legislative race. Numerous political parties in both the pan-Green and pan-Blue coalition…

Hong Kong protesters warned against fleeing to Taiwan illegally

The New York Times says over 200 Hongkongers have sneaked into Taiwan to avoid persecution Taiwan News Date: .2019/12/09 By: Huang Tzu-ti, Taiwan News, Staff Writer\ TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong residents have been cautioned against illegally entering Taiwan, as reports circulate that more than 200 pro-democracy protesters have fled to the island country. The New York Times reported on Sunday (Dec. 8) the young protesters have escaped to Taiwan in…

Hsinchu records season’s lowest temperature of 7.9 degrees

Focus Taiwan Date: 2019/12/09 By: Wang Shu-fen and Evelyn Kao Taipei, Dec. 9 (CNA) A continental cold front and radiative cooling effects sent temperatures in low-lying areas around Taiwan to their lowest level this season early Monday morning, Central Weather Bureau (CWB) data showed. The overnight low, recorded in Baoshan in Hsinchu County at 3:30 a.m., was 7.9 degrees Celsius, the lowest of any low-lying part of Taiwan this winter season,…

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CAA favors building new Kaohsiung airport terminal

Taipei Times Date: Dec 10, 2019 By: Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) yesterday said it is leaning toward a plan to demolish the two terminals at Kaohsiung International Airport and build a new one that can accommodate both domestic and international passengers. The domestic and international terminals are…

Newly revamped zoo in N. Taiwan to open Dec. 28

Renovated Hsinchu Zoo has no cages, includes new facilities housing insect exhibits Taiwan News Date: 2019/12/08 By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer\ TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The newly revamped Hsinchu Zoo will open on Dec. 28 after being closed for refurbishment for more than two years. The Hsinchu City Government announced the…

KMT shows unity in New Taipei as Han names Chu chief campaign manager

Focus Taiwan Date:\ 2019/12/08 By: Yu Hsiang and Joseph Yeh Taipei, Dec. 8 (CNA) Opposition Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Sunday named former New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) as his chief campaign manager, before Chu and a number of KMT heavyweights jointly backed Han in a New Taipei campaign…

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‘We Are Fleeing the Law’: Hong Kong Protesters Escape to Taiwan

Worried they won’t be treated fairly in court, some demonstrators are seeking refuge on the self-ruled island, where they live in a legal limbo. The New York Times Date: Dec. 8, 2019 Video by Cora Engelbrecht, Caroline Kim, Vivien Wong and Orlando de Guzman Text by Cora Engelbrecht TAIPEI, Taiwan — Sporting…

Study finished for Freeway No. 1 extension

Taipei Times Date: Dec 09, 2019 By: Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter The Freeway Bureau has finished a feasibility study for extending the freeway overpass connecting New Taipei City’s Wugu District (五股) and Taoyuan’s Yangmei District (楊梅) to Miaoli County. The feasibility study for constructing an…