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Taiwan News Morning Briefing – January 13

 The founder and chief executive officer of fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. arrived in Taiwan on Monday to attend the cross-Taiwan ...
The government is monitoring the possible impact of the latest bird flu outbreaks on the stock market and consumer prices, officials said Monday.

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Top Taiwanese men's tennis player Lu Yen-hsun has won his second men's doubles title at the Aircel Chennai Open after three attempts.

In the final ...

The founder and chief executive officer of fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. arrived in Taiwan on Monday to attend the cross-Taiwan ...

The government is monitoring the possible impact of the latest bird flu outbreaks on the stock market and consumer prices, officials said Monday. A...

Top Taiwanese men's tennis player Lu Yen-hsun has won his second men's doubles title at the Aircel Chennai Open after three attempts. In the final ...

Market & Commodity ■ The Taiwan Stock Exchange’s (TWSE) main index opened 16.95 points lower to 9,161.71 on Tuesday, with turnover reaching NT$1.26 billion. (Taiwan News) ■ U.S stocks finished lower on Monday. Energy companies led a decline on the stock market as crude oil continues to tumble. The price of oil dropped another 5 percent Monday to $46 a barrel. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 96.53 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,640.84. The Standard & Poor's 500 index shed 16.55 points, or 0.8 percent, to 2,028.26. The Nasdaq composite lost 39.36 points, or 0.8 percent, to 4,664.71. (AP) World News ■ Divers retrieve one black box and locate the other from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, key developments that should help investigators unravel what caused the aircraft to plummet into the Java Sea. The cockpit voice recorder was found hours after officials announced that the flight data recorder had been pulled from beneath a piece of the aircraft's wing and brought to the sea's surface. (AP) ■ Pakistani children return to the school where Taliban gunmen killed 150 of their classmates and teachers last month, clutching their parents' hands tightly in a poignant symbol of perseverance despite the horrors they had endured. (AP) ■ Hong Kong police are investigating after small firebombs were thrown at the home and business of a pro-democracy media magnate in an apparent intimidation attempt. Surveillance video showed a car backing up to the gates of Jimmy Lai's home and a masked attacker getting out and throwing what looks to be a Molotov cocktail before driving off. (AP) ■ As many as six members of a terrorist cell involved in the Paris attacks may still be at large, including a man who was seen driving a car registered to the widow of one of the gunmen, French police said Monday. The disclosure came as France deployed 10,000 troops to protect sensitive sites. (AP) Local News ■ The Council of Agriculture (COA) said Monday that it has expanded its focus on poultry farms to include Changhwa County in a continuing outbreak of avian flu in southern Taiwan. That brings the number of affected counties to five including the previously-disclosed Pingtung, Tainan, Yunlin and Chiayi counties, with the COA noting that it has conducted tests on samples from 38 poultry farms with some 141,500 birds to date. (Taiwan News) ■ New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu said Monday that the city government is well aware of the need to make good use of facilities that will be used in the Taipei World Universiade 2017. Chu was responding to questions raised by Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je Sunday during an inspection tour of the construction site in Linkou for the athletes village for the event. Ko expressed his concern that some of the building in the complex will be used during the 12 days of the Universiade but then will simply be torn down once it is over. (Taiwan News) ■ DPP Legislator Chen Ting-fei questioned Monday whether New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu’s claim that he would "destroy" the Ting Hsin Group was a ruse, charging Chu and the New Taipei City Government with ‘match-fixing’ in handling Ting Hsin’s attempts to develop a large tract of land in Sanchong. (Taiwan News) ■ Geese at three more fowl farms in Chiayi County were found Monday to be infected with a subtype H5N8 virus which will lead to avian flu, according to the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine under the Council of Agriculture Monday. (CNA) ■ Hong Kong is banning eggs from Taiwan, effective immediately, following the recent discovery of a new H5N2 avian influenza strain and the H5N8 flu virus at goose and duck farms in southern Taiwan, Hong Kong authorities announced Monday. (CNA)


Updated : 2021-09-20 08:27 GMT+08:00