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Taiwan export orders grow at fastest pace in over two-and-a-half years

FILE PHOTO: Shipping containers are seen at Keelung port, northern Taiwan, March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone SiuTAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan’s export orders grew at their fastest pace in more than two-and-a-half years in August, surging on strong global demand for its telecommuting products, as the coronavirus pandemic forces millions of people around the world to work…

Taiwan president praises ‘heroic’ pilots who intercepted Chinese jets

PENGHU, Taiwan (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen praised on Tuesday the “heroic performance” of air force pilots who have been intercepting Chinese jets that have approached the island, as its armed forces held drills to simulate repulsing an attack.Tension between China and the democratic island Beijing claims as sovereign Chinese territory have spiked to…

Taiwan travellers take sightseeing ‘flight to nowhere’ By

3/3 © . Passengers are seen before boarding a Tigerair Taiwan flight that will circle over South Korea’s Jeju Island and then return to Taoyuan 2/3TAIPEI () – A Taiwanese airline carried around 120 passengers on a “flight to nowhere” on Saturday to view the South Korean resort island of Jeju, before flying straight back…

U.S. Set to Offer Taiwan $7 Billion in Arms

The Trump administration is poised to make a $7 billion arms deal with Taiwan, part of an effort to draw closer to Taipei as the administration ratchets up the political and military pressure against China. The complement of American weaponry to be sold to Taiwan includes cruise missiles, mines and other hardware, two officials said,…

Taiwan probes foreign banks over grain firms’ arbitrage

FILE PHOTO: A man is seen reflected next of the Taiwan's Central Bank logo in Taipei, Taiwan March 24, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone SiuTAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan’s central bank is investigating the actions of five foreign banks for their involvement in some $8 billion in net trading positions on the deliverable forwards market, four sources with knowledge…

Taiwan says determined to help people from Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan opened an office on Wednesday to help people fleeing Hong Kong after China imposed new national security laws in the city, with a senior minister saying Taiwan would continue to support freedom and democracy in the Hong Kong. Chen Ming-tong (L), the head of Taiwan's China-policy making Mainland Affairs Council, and…

Taiwan warns citizens of Hong Kong risk after China law passed

Taiwan has shown its support for the protesters in Hong Kong and the government is due to announce new measures to help Hong Kong people who move to the island [File: Tyrone Siu/Reuters] Taiwan has warned its citizens they could be at risk if they visited Hong Kong and President Tsai Ing-wen expressed disappointment after…

Taiwan promises ‘assistance’ for Hong Kong’s individuals as China tightens up grip

President Tsai Ing-wen pledges ‘necessary assistance’ after a resurgence in protests against newly proposed security legislation from Beijing Hong Kong police fired teargas and pepper spray at demonstrators after thousands took to the streets to oppose Beijing’s declaration that it intends to impose security laws. Photograph: Ivan Abreu/SOPA Images/REX/Shutterstock Taiwan will provide the people of…

Taiwan ‘disappointed and angry’ about being left out from WHO meeting, states it is establishing its own coronavirus vaccine

Taiwan on Tuesday said it was "disappointed and angry" with the World Health Organization (WHO) for not inviting Taipei to join this year's World Health Assembly (WHA) which kicked off Monday.Taiwan has been lobbying hard to join this year's meeting as an observer after its success with containing the coronavirus outbreak. But it faced strong opposition from…

Taiwan baseball fans permitted inside arena however sit apart

There were fans in the stands for baseball in Taiwan on Friday, albeit spaced far apart as a safeguard against the spread of the coronavirus.Up to 1,000 spectators are now allowed at each ballpark in Taiwan, but they are still barred from bringing in food and concession stands are still closed.MLB PLAYERS 'WANT TO PLAY,'…

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Myanmar orders Yangon stay at home from Monday

FILE PHOTO: People walk past a makeshift barricade blocking off a street to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Yangon, Myanmar, September 12, 2020. REUTERS/Shwe Paw Mya TinYANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar announced a stay-at-home order for its biggest city Yangon after reporting a record daily increase in new cases of COVID-19 on…

Trump and team reversed course on the dispute expectations video game

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and his campaign have spent nearly a year lowering the bar for Democratic nominee Joe Biden's debate performance — and the past few weeks trying to reverse that narrative.In the days going into the first debate Tuesday — one of Trump's final chances to shift the momentum of the race…

If Democrats want to lose the election, calling for court-packing is a great strategy

At a time of economic crisis, when our basic sense of security has been erased and the American social fabric is fraying, Democrats have increasingly harked back to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as a model for relief and regeneration. Heading into the 2020 election, there are echoes of FDR in both the call for an…

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The Soundtrack for Fargo Season 4 Is a Perfect Match

Season 4 of FX's smash anthology series Fargo, based loosely on Joel and Ethan Coen's 1996 classic film of the same name, is primarily centered on a 1950 battle between crime syndicates. Given that setting, the season is full of era-appropriate music, featuring some classic jazz from Duke Ellington and others. We'll track every song…

Here’s What We Know About Season 2 of Utopia

If, a year ago, a television series suggested that somehow the SARS virus was introduced to China by a rogue American scientist—and that covert biological warfare raged between the superpowers—we all might have shrugged it off as good fictional fun. Amazon’s Utopia, based on the British Channel 4 series of the same name, turns epidemiological…

Here’s What Might Have actually Occurred if Darth Vader In Fact Got the Death Star Plans

The book has officially closed on the most recent Star Wars trilogy and the long-running Skywalker Saga, with fan opinion pretty divided on how it all ended. But certain corners of the fandom are still focused on Rogue One, the 2016 prequel to the very first Star Wars movie, and one of the only films…