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US, Taiwan join forces to launch education project

Taipei Times Date: Dec 04, 2020 By:  Sherry Hsiao / Staff reporter The US and Taiwan yesterday launched a new bilateral education initiative that American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Brent Christensen said was aimed at expanding access to Mandarin and English-language instruction and safeguarding academic freedom. At a ceremony at the Ministry of…

Foreign ministry thanks US Congress for supporting Taiwan

Radio Taiwan International Date: 03 December, 2020 By: Paula Chao The foreign ministry has expressed its appreciation to the US Congress for its support of Taiwan. That was the word from Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Joanne Ou on Thursday. In its 2020 Annual Report to Congress, the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC), suggested…

Novel “multitope” vaccine shows promise in the fight against COVID-19

News Medical Date: Dec 3 2020 By: Sally Robertson Researchers in the United States and Taiwan have demonstrated the potential of a novel protein-peptide vaccine to protect against infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Chang Yi Wang from United Biomedical Inc…

Historic pastry shop burns down in central Taiwan

Taichung's 92-year-old IF House pastry shop destroyed by blaze Taiwan News Date: 2020/12/03 By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fire destroyed a historic pastry shop dating back to the Japanese colonial era and damaged six nearby homes in central Taiwan on Thursday morning (Dec. 3). At 10:54…

Children’s book accused of ‘Chinese propaganda’ banned in Taiwan

Focus Taiwan Date: 12/03/2020 By:  Chang Jung-hsiang, Hao Hsueh-chin, Wang Yang-yu and Chiang Yi-ching Taipei, Dec. 3 (CNA) A children's book that local politicians have said glorifies China's COVID-19 response has been banned in Taiwan, after its publisher was found to have not applied for permission for it to be distributed, the Ministry…

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Retrial gives man life in shooting death of taxi driver

Taipei Times Date: Dec 04, 2020 By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter The High Court’s Kaohsiung branch yesterday sentenced Lin Chin-kui (林金貴) to life in prison for killing a taxi driver in the city 13 years ago. The retrial was a dramatic reversal of August 2018, when Lin…

WATCH: Taiwan Insider, Dec 3, 2020

Radio Taiwan International Date: 03 December, 2020 By: Paula Chao [Local beer reigns supreme in Taiwan][/caption] Find out what makes Taiwanese beer so distinct in this episode. This week we visit the Taipei Brewery to taste beer made from 100-year-old yeast! And then off to Penghu to try…

18 F-16A/B jet fighter upgrades completed

Focus Taiwan Date: 12/03/2020 By: Flor Wang and Matt You Taipei, Dec. 3 (CNA) Eighteen 16A/B jet fighters belonging to Taiwan's Air Force had been upgraded in the first 11 months of the year, under a joint Taiwan-United States program to help Taiwan boost its air defense…

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Virus Outbreak: Skipped quarantine sees EVA crew axed

RULES IGNORED: CDC Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang said that crew members who break the rules would be required to complete the full 14-day quarantine Taipei Times Date: Dec 04, 2020 By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter Three EVA Airways flight attendants were fired last…

Gov’t urged to upgrade its mechanism for supporting HK citizens

Radio Taiwan International Date: 03 December, 2020 By: Paula Chao The ruling Democratic Progressive Party says Taiwan should consider upgrading its mechanism for supporting Hong Kong citizens. That was the word from the party Deputy Secretary-General Lin Fei-fan on Thursday. Lin’s comments came a…