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‘Boycott China’: Indian Americans, Taiwanese, Tibetans protest at Times Square

LiveMint Date:  04 Jul 2020 Despite the impact of coronavirus in New York, the demonstration saw dozens of Indian origin Americans standing in solidarity with members of the Tibetan community and Taiwanese Americans. Indian Americans have called for 'Boycott China', a protest demonstration against China at the iconic Times Square in New York. This protest comes in the…

US Navy deploys 2 carrier groups to South China Sea

War Is Boring Date: July 4, 2020 By: Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi The US Navy is deploying its two nuclear-powered aircraft carriers – USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan – to conduct exercises in the South China Sea, piling pressure on an ambitious Beijing that has opened multiple fronts including one with India along the Line of Actual Control in…

67% of people in Taiwan self-identify as Taiwanese

Result indicates highest proportion since poll first conducted, only 17.6 percent self-identified as Taiwanese in 1992 Taiwan News Date: 2020/07/04 By: Huang Tzu-ti, Taiwan News, Staff Writer TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Around 67 percent of people in Taiwan identify as Taiwanese, the highest figure since the poll began in 1992, according to National Chengchi University's Election Study Center. The…

Government receives over 4.7 million pre-orders for stimulus vouchers

Focus Taiwan Date: 07/04/2020 By: Wu Po-wei and Ko Lin Taipei, July 4 (CNA) More than 4.7 million people in Taiwan have applied for the government-issued stimulus vouchers, since pre-ordering opened Wednesday, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Saturday. As of 4 p.m. Saturday, some 4.77 million people had placed pre-orders for the NT$3,000 vouchers, either online or…

Record number identify as ‘Taiwanese,’ poll finds

Taipei Times Date: Jul 05, 2020 By: Wu Po-hsuan and William Hetherington / Staff reporter, with staff writer A record number of people in the nation now regard themselves as “Taiwanese,” rather than “Chinese,” a survey released on Friday by National Chengchi University’s Election Study Center showed. A record 67 percent of the population identify as “Taiwanese,” while only…

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KMT lacks message appealing to young voters

Taipei Times Date: Jul 05, 2020 By: Chang Huey-por 張惠博 On June 22, the Taiwan Public Opinion Foundation released the results of its latest poll on political party approval ratings, which showed that support for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was…

Taiwan postpones electronic ID card until 2021

Project needs equipment and sample from Europe, but impossible at present due to coronavirus pandemic: MOI Taiwan News Date: 2020/07/04 By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer\ TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Interior (MOI) is postponing the introduction of…

More alcohol prevention needed for teens: doctors

DOING ENOUGH? The HPA budgets NT$1.3 billion to prevent the health hazards of tobacco, but has no separate budget to fight teen drinking, a doctor said Taipei Times Date: Jul 05, 2020 By: Yang Yuan-ting and Dennis Xie / Staff reporter, with…

Taiwan to reopen representative office in Guam

Radio Taiwan International Date: 03 July, 2020 By: Leslie Liao The foreign ministry has announced that Taiwan will reopen its representative office in Guam. The move comes three years after Taiwan temporarily shut down the office for financial reasons and because office…

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New Taipei City inmate probed over drugs in food

Taipei Times Date: Jul 05, 2020 By: Chien Li-chung and William Hetherington / Staff reporter, with staff writer Police in New Taipei City are reconsidering charging an inmate at the Taipei Detention Center after he was brought food containing narcotics during visiting hours early last month. Police said…

Multi-loss of flight control system on CAL A330 jet under probe

Focus Taiwan Date: 07/04/2020 By Yu Hsiao-han and Lee Hsin-Yin Taipei, July 4 (CNA) A major aviation safety incident involving loss of all three primary flight computers and other flight control systems on a China Airlines (CAL) A330 aircraft after its landing last month is currently under investigation,…

Taiwan first in Asia to enact public health expert certification law

Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung lauds country’s effort to legalize public health expertise Taiwan News Dte: 2020/07/04 By: Huang Tzu-ti, Taiwan News, Staff Writer TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of Taiwan’s coronavirus task force on Saturday (July 4) described “public health” as an indicator of national…

Yilan village chief recalled over support for mining project

Focus Taiwan Date: 07/04/2020 Taipei, July 4 (CNA) A village chief in Yilan County was recalled Saturday, as the majority of residents voted against him because he had backed a mining project in the area. According to the county's Election Commission, turnout at the polls was 67.75…

Cannabis use a hidden issue: ex-prosecutor

Taipei Times Date: Jul 05, 2020 By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter Taiwan averages about 10 cannabis possession cases per month, although the real figure of those using is certainly much higher, according to Wang Chieh-to (王捷拓), a former prosecutor turned lawyer. “Most people in Taiwan who smoke…