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Trial service for driverless buses to start in Taipei

MIDNIGHT RESEARCH: The autonomous shuttle service would take 15 passengers, who must register ahead of time for a short trip on Xinyi Road Taipei Times Date: Sep 27, 2020 By: Staff writer, with CNA Taipei residents starting on Wednesday next week can ride a driverless bus during a midnight trial service on Xinyi Road, officials said yesterday. Passengers must…

RTI program tracking down long-lost Indonesian caregiver

Radio Taiwan International Date: 26 September, 2020 By: John Van Trieste The “Search for Your Second Mother” project, headed by Radio Taiwan International and sponsored by some 30 civic groups, has taken on a new mission. It is helping a Taiwanese family track down an Indonesian caregiver whom they have lost touch with for 17 years. That’s after RTI…

China vs. Taiwan: Is a War in the Taiwan Strait Possible?

Now is the time for sober minds in Washington, Beijing, and Taipei to assert themselves. The Natiopnal Interest Date: September 26, 2020 By: David M. Lampton The probability of war, or something like it, is growing in the Taiwan Strait. The effects of such conflict would not remain geographically or functionally confined. Convinced of its power and its…

Stunning looks on the red carpet at Taiwan’s Golden Bell Awards

Taiwan News Date: 2020/09/26 By:  Central News Agency Stunning gowns and head-turning looks made their way down the red carpet Saturday evening at the 55th Golden Bell Awards being held at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei. The event, Taiwan's equivalent of the Emmy Awards, saw a wave of expensive designer-made suits, sparkling cocktail dresses, and elegant…

MAC warns Taiwan entertainers to avoid China National Day event

Focus Taiwan Date: 09/26/2020 By: Lai Yen-hsi and Lee Hsin-Yin Taipei, Sept. 26 (CNA) Taiwanese entertainers interested in performing at China's National Day celebration event should stay away to avoid being exploited for political propaganda, Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said in a statement Saturday. The MAC voiced its concerns amid media reports that Ouyang Nana (歐陽娜娜) would…

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China uses Web stars for infiltration

‘UNITED FRONT’ WORK: Beijing is using Internet celebrities to circumvent regulations and attack certain targets on social media, 1MAC Advisory Committee members said Taipei Times Date: Sep 27, 2020 By: Chung Li-hua / Staff reporters China’s “united front” efforts targeting Taiwan…

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Photo of the Day: Taiwan encapsulated in one photo

Foreign netizens get a kick out of photo that includes scooter, bubble tea, and Taiwan dog Taiwan News Date: 2020/09/26 By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Last week, foreign residents of Taiwan discovered the ultimate photograph…

Four workers injured in tire factory fire

Focus Taiwan Date: 09/26/2020 By: Wu Che-hao, Tsai Peng-min and Kay Liu Taipei, Sept. 26 (CNA) Four workers of Cheng Hsin Rubber Industry Co., Taiwan's largest tire maker, suffered minor injuries in a fire at the company's factory in Changhua County…

Tsai tours Kaohsiung bases, thanking troops

‘UNSUNG HEROES’: The president said that her goal is to improve soldiers’ dignity so that military service can increasingly become a career path for young people Taipei Times Date: Sep 27, 2020 By: Staff writer, with CNA and Reuters President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文)…