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Taiwan News Morning Briefing – May 06

Taiwan News Morning Briefing – May 06

Taiwan News Morning Briefing – May 06 Market & Commodity ■ The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) main index opened 44.29 points lower to 9,777.13 on Tuesday, with turnover reaching NT$1.83 billion. (Taiwan News) ■ (AP) World News ■ The Obama administration approved the first ferry service in decades between the United States and Cuba on Tuesday, potentially opening a new path for the hundreds of thousands of people and hundreds of millions of dollars in goods that travel between Florida and Havana each year. (AP) ■ When an outspoken opponent of radical Islam sought to mock Muhammad in Texas, one of the nation's largest Islamic communities, local Muslims were encouraged to ignore her, and they did. (AP) ■ Young men piled over each other, some shimmying up ropes dangling from the towering rescue ship and others falling into the churning sea. Women and children were the last off the stricken dinghy during a chaotic Mediterranean rescue in which at least five migrants were crushed to death and more were feared drowned. (AP) ■ Shanghai officials implement China's toughest ban on the business activities of government officials by prohibiting their spouses, children or children's spouses from running private businesses in the city. (AP) ■ Rescuers dig through thousands of tons of earth from a quake-triggered mudslide in Nepal that wiped out an entire village along a popular Himalayan trekking route and killed at least 60 people. Nine of the victims recovered in the Langtang Valley since the April 25 earthquake and mudslide were foreign trekkers. (AP) ■ Police find two more camps believed to have held human trafficking victims in southern Thailand — one recently abandoned and the other containing a buried skeleton — days after the grim discovery of 26 bodies at a separate location exposed a thriving human smuggling network in the country. (AP) Local News ■ Taiwan would like to see its businesspeople invest in China's "one belt, one road" strategy as long as China does not attach any political conditions to their participation, a leading China policy official said Tuesday. (CNA) ■ A local youth rights advocacy group accused the Taiwanese and Australian governments Tuesday of failing to deal properly with reported exploitation of young Taiwanese workers on working holiday visas in Australia's hypermarkets and supermarkets. (CNA) ■ The 1991 Guidelines for National Unification, which provide steps Taiwan should take to achieve the ultimate unification of Taiwan and China, were meant to appease the old guard of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) of that time, ex-President Lee Teng-hui said Tuesday. (CNA) ■ The Chu-Xi meeting in Beijing on Monday failed to exceed any expectations. Both leaders chose to play it safe by placing their good “Samaritan” cards on the table to achieve one common goal: a toned-down discussion on politics. It was obviously not the day for fiery political rhetoric or tit for tat deals. (Taiwan News) ■ Labor minister Chen Hsiung-wen has announced that the ban on the import of more Vietnamese caregivers and fisheries labor will be lifted after he attended the Taiwan-Vietnam labor minister meeting and signed a draft agreement with the Vietnamese government. (Taiwan News) ■ According to the Asian Correspondent, the U.N. human rights office has criticized Indonesia’s decision to execute eight people convicted of drug smuggling. (Taiwan News) ■ Health inspectors found excessive levels of pesticides in a black tea supplied by popular chain Ten Ren Tea but imported from Vietnam, reports said Tuesday. (Taiwan News) ■ A district in Indonesia's Aceh has passed legislation banning unmarried men and women from riding together on motorbikes, a lawmaker said Monday, the latest new Islamic regulation in the conservative province, according to the Jakarta Post. (Taiwan News)


Updated : 2021-09-20 22:02 GMT+08:00