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  1. Greenback closes higher at NT$31.682 on Taipei forexRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The China Post

    The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.081 to close at NT$31.682 as weaker-than-expected gross domestic product growth hurt demand for the local currency, dealers said. Foreign institutional buying in the local equity market helped the Taiwan dollar fend off downward pressure to some extent, but Taiwan's central bank kept buying into the U.S. dollar in the latter part of the trading session to maintain the strength of the U.S. currency, the dealers said.

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  2. Fashion retailer Zalora, with a new vision, returns to TaiwanRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The China Post

    Asian online fashion retailer Zalora announced its return to Taiwan on Thursday, with company executives saying they are ready to make their mark in the country's multibillion-U.S.-dollar e-commerce arena. In an interview with CNA in Taipei Thursday, Zalora Group Managing Director Michele Ferrario said that while Taiwan's e-commerce market is highly developed, many fashion brands remain unavailable online, leaving consumers underserved for certain types of products.

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  3. Tall Ferns end losing streak at William Jones CupRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

    Forward Lisa Wallbutton had 12 points and 13 rebounds in the Tall Ferns' 79-54 win over an American Select team at the William Jones Cup. The Tall Ferns ended their William Jones Cup campaign in Taiwan with a 79-54 win over an American Select team on Friday .

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  4. Whatever its color, rare 'blue moon' catches the gaze of astronomy buffsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The China Post

    Astronomy buffs in Taiwan yesterday observed a rare "blue moon," which refers to the appearance of a second full moon in a calendar month and a saying that dates back to the American Farmers' Almanac, rather than referring to the color, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said. Just don't expect it to be "blue," museum researcher Chang Kuei-lan had said, noting that it would look like any other full moon.

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  5. Middle school student drowns in Taichung riverRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The China Post

    TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A middle school student drowned yesterday while playing with companions in a river in Greater Taichung's Taiping The Fire Bureau of Taichung City Government said that at 12:45 p.m. it was notified of a student who had not come ashore after playing with his peers in a local river. Although the firefighters immediately performed resuscitation and sent the boy, surnamed Lai, to Taichung Armed Forces General Hospital, he was pronounced dead after receiving care.

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  6. Turn pain into hope for gas explosion victims: ChenRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The China Post

    Kaohsiung City Mayor Chen Chu yesterday led local officials at a press conference, where she gave an update on victims and the progress of reconstruction efforts on this one-year anniversary of the Kaohsiung gas explosions. "We will wipe away tears and transform the wounded's pain into energy to change the tragic destiny of Kaohsiung," she stressed at the press conference.

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  7. Farglory 'concedes' to City on construction of Taipei DomeRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The China Post

    ... agree on the security assessment standard, the latter requested that a third-party agency be enlisted to arbitrate. Taiwan Architecture & Building Center (TABC, a c a oc TABC held a preparatory meeting on July 20 and decided that Farglory should ...

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  8. Int'l theater network to keep HQ in TaiwanRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The China Post

    The International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians , one of the world's largest networks for theater professionals, will keep its headquarters in Taiwan until at least 2020, the Ministry of Culture announced Friday. Culture Minister Hung Meng-chi and OISTAT president Louis Janssen inked a cooperation agreement at a ceremony in Taipei that day, allowing OISTAT to continue its stay in the country until 2020.

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  9. Exploring Taichung, Taiwan- a foodie wonderlandRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    In all my travels Taiwan has some of the eating-ist bunch of people I've ever encountered, which may account for their extraordinary warm hospitality. The bulk of these friendly foodie folks seem to be concentrated in Taichung, located in Central Taiwan.

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  10. Curriculum debate may see extra legislative hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The China Post

    ... Kuomintang (KMT) has stated it plans to hold a party meeting to discuss holding an extra legislative sessions Aug. 3. Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU, a c aoe c e c>Y) caucus whip Lai Zhen-chang (e3 ae ae ) said that Minister Wu expressed concerns ...

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  11. Economic growth in Q2 slows to 0.64%Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The China Post

    Taiwan's economy grew at its slowest pace in three years in April-June, data showed yesterday, hammered by a plunge in its key export sector and falling demand in China. The results underscore the challenge Taipei faces in diversifying from its traditional mainstays of electronics and hardware exports, as it tries to encourage tech innovation from smaller homegrown businesses as a way to boost the economy.

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  12. Twins add to bullpen by getting Jepsen from RaysRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Minnesota Twins

    ... Fort Myers and Triple-A Rochester. He was signed by the Twins as an amateur free agent in 2012 from Taichung, Taiwan. Tapia, 19, posted a 3.82 ERA with 33 strikeouts and seven walks in 33 innings with Rookie-level Elizabethton this season. He also ...

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  13. Sneaky panda fakes pregnancy to get better treatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | SFGate

    This undated handout photograph released by the Taipei City Zoo on August 15, 2013 shows giant panda Yuan Yuan hugging her baby while sleeping at the Taipei Zoo. Taiwan's first new-born panda stayed overnight for the first time with her doting mother, zoo-keepers said on August 15, 2013, following a heartwarming reunion that took place in the international limelight.

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  14. Africa: Chinese Workers a Sign of GlobalizationRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

    What exactly are we referring to when we talk about Chinese labour in Africa? Are we discussing the Asian men in overalls standing on the side of freshly paved roads in the continent's remotest crannies? Are we musing about the men and women who sell cigarettes and laundry soap to villagers in those same forgotten places? Or are we talking about the "old Chinese" executives who run logistics companies or restaurants or nail bars in South Africa's big cities? The category is too broad to be considered as a piece, but nonetheless too many editorials and op-eds insist on jamming all Chinese working in Africa into the same taxonomic box.

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  15. Anti-Curriculum Change Movement Spokesman's apparent suicide sparks more public outcry in TaiwanRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | CNN

    Shocked and angered by the apparent suicide of the spokesman for the Anti-Curriculum Change Movement, hundreds of protesters are gathering in front of Legislative Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan. They are demanding immediate investigation over Ministry of Education to stop the implantation of what has come to know as the 101 High School Curriculum.

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  16. Primary prevention of atrial fibrillation with angiotensin-converting ...Read the original story

    16 hrs ago | Kidney International

    Correspondence: Lian-Yu Lin, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine and Hospital, No. 7, Chung-Shan South Road, Taipei 100, Taiwan.

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  17. General Mills goes global with newest plant closuresRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Business Journal

    The Golden Valley-based food giant said Friday it closed the frozen dough manufacturing facility in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, that it has operated since 2006. General Mills said it will offer severance to the the plant's 78 laid-off employees.

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  18. Protesters mass at the Education Ministry in Taipei on Friday. Photo: AFPRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

    ... against the curriculum changes. The changes, set to take effect today, include a reference in history textbooks to Taiwan being "recovered by China" instead of "given to China" after the end of Japanese occupation in 1945. The 50-year period of ...

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  19. Panda 'Fakes Pregnancy' To Get Special Privileges At ZooRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | CBS Local

    ... pregnancy in order to secure special privileges for the summer, as reported by China Daily . Yuan Yuan was given to Taiwan as a gift in December 2008 by the Chinese mainland. She had been showing symptoms including loss of appetite, thickening of ...

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  20. Taiwan's students storm education ministry in Taipei in protest...Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Independent

    ... will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies Hundreds of students in Taiwan have stormed the education ministry's walls as they continue to protest against the country's links with China, according to ...

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