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Updated : 2018-03-22 00:45 GMT+08:00

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Society 

Taipei, Mar. 20 (CNA) by Liang Pei-chi and Ko Lin

Taipei YouBike service offers users special prize draw

Focus Taiwan  — A special prize draw is being offered to users of the public bicycle rental service YouBike in Taipei from March 20 to the end of May, the city’s Department of Transportation announced Tuesday.

For every 10 rides paid for with Easy Card before May 31 users will automatically be entered in a prize draw, with gifts ranging from Apple’s iPhone X to free souvenir Easy Cards with a stored value of NT$500, it said. […]

  • 2018/03/20 21:35

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Economics 

Taipei, Mar. 20 (CNA) by Liao Yu-yang and Frances Huang

Approved foreign investment soars in February on Taipei 101 deal

Focus Taiwan — The value of approved foreign investment in Taiwan in February soared more than 300 percent from a year earlier after Japan-based Itochu Corp. agreed to buy a stake in Taiwan’s tallest building Taipei 101, the Investment Commission said Tuesday.

The commission said it approved 208 foreign investment applications (excluding those from China) to pump US$905 million into Taiwan, up 342 percent from a year earlier. […]

  • 2018/03/20 17:11

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Politics 

Taipei, Mar. 17 (Taiwan English News) by Phillip Charlier

Taiwan Thanks President Trump for Signing Taiwan Travel Act

Taiwan English News  — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Office of the President thanked the US President for signing the Taiwan Travel Act, putting into law the encouragement of high-level visits between officials of the two countries.

President Trump signed the Taiwan Travel Act Friday evening, March 16. The act was passed unanimously by the US Congress January 9, 2018. […]

  • 2018/03/17 14:23

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Society 

Taipei, mar. 13 (CNA) by Lee Hsin-Yin

Taiwan to launch online realtime multi-language travel assistance

Focus Taiwan  — The Tourism Bureau said Tuesday that it is working with a private company to launch a mobile app next month, featuring real-time interaction between foreign tourists and an online travel assistant who can speak their language.

The app, called TourTalk, will provide real people who can communicate with tourists online during their stay in Taiwan, giving them language assistance, making travel recommendations and fixing problems. […]

  • 2018/03/13 21:50

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Economics 

Taipei, Mar. 13 (CNA) by Chiu Po-sheng and Evelyn Kao

Official uniform invoice app to be launched in 2019

Focus Taiwan  — The Ministry of Finance will launch an official mobile app next year that will allow winners of the bi-monthly uniform invoice lottery managed by the ministry to claim their prizes through electronic transactions and have their prize money remitted into their bank accounts, according to a ministry report.

According to the report to be delivered by Finance Minister Sheu Yu-jer (許虞哲) to the Legislative Yuan Wednesday, the app will be launched next year and the number of outlets in which winners of prizes of NT$1,000 (US$34) or below can claim their prize money will increase from about 1,000 at present to 12,968, including the four major convenience store chains in Taiwan and several financial institutions. […]

  • 2018/03/13 19:29

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Society 

Taipei, Mar. 10, by the Central News Agency.

Migrant workers in Taiwan plan flash mob dance to demand better rights

Eye on Taiwan  — Migrant worker rights groups in Taiwan are set to hold a flash mob dance at Taipei Main Station on Sunday to call for better rights for foreign migrant workers, especially female caregivers, in the country.

The event, now in its fifth year, is to show solidarity with the One Billion Rising campaign, a global campaign launched by playwright and activist Eve Ensler in 2012 to highlight violence against women, said Gilda Banugan, chairperson of Migrante International’s Taiwan Chapter, an organization that fights for the rights of Filipino migrant workers. […]

  • 2018/03/10 17:20

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Society 

Taipei, Mar. 8 (CNA) by Keoni Everington (Image: Pixabay)