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Taiwan News Morning Briefing – June 18

Taiwan News Morning Briefing – June 18

Market & Commodity ■ The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) main index opened 5.82 points lower to 9,195.65 Friday, with turnover reaching NT$ 1.22 billion. (Taiwan News) World News ■ Hong Kong braces for a critical vote by lawmakers on Beijing-backed election reforms that sparked huge street protests last year, with the outcome likely to throw its political future into further uncertainty. (AP) ■ Chinese police say they fatally shot a man from the country's Uighur ethnic group after he tried to attack travelers at a train station with a cement block, reviving memories of recent violence between the ethnic minority and China's majority Han. (AP) ■ Two migrants who were on a people-smuggling boat at the center of claims Australia's navy paid the crew to turn back to Indonesia say they saw the money handed over. (AP) ■ Muslims around the world to mark the start of Ramadan, a month of prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts. (AP) ■ North Korea says it has been hit by its worst drought in a century, resulting in extensive damage to agriculture. (AP) ■ Saudi-led airstrikes hit a convoy of civilians fleeing the fighting in southern Yemen, killing at least 31 people, medical officials say, making it among the deadliest single attacks since the air campaign against Shiite rebels and their allies began nearly three months ago. (AP) Local News ■ A Vietnamese official has accused China of attacking its fishermen in three separate incidents over the past week in the disputed South China Sea (Taiwan News) ■ A private island resort in Palawan is in hot water after provincial authorities rescued 525 Hawkbill sea turtles Wednesday inside the resort's compound (Taiwan News) ■ Amos Yee, the Youtube personality and blogger who was arrested because he openly criticized Lee Kuan Yew on Youtube, is currently imprisoned at a psychiatric ward and mentally tortured by the institution (Taiwan News) ■ The Kuomintang on Wednesday confirmed the eventual nomination of Legislative Vice Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu as its presidential candidate (Taiwan News) ■ The Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) revealed Wednesday 56 different types of tainted food items, of which 21 of those are varieties of dried shrimps that contain sulphur dioxide and formaldehyde, including the banned substance borax (Taiwan News) ■ A Democratic Progressive Party member of the Taipei City Council expressed concern Wednesday about the party’s alleged willingness to cooperate with the People First Party in next year’s legislative elections. (Taiwan News) ■ I-Mei Food Co., one of Taiwan's biggest and most reputable food companies, on Wednesday demanded local health authorities to re-examine the wrap of its zongzi after it had been found to contain more sulfur dioxide (SO2) than allowed (CNA) ■ hina's offer of visa-free treatment for Taiwanese travelers is not yet clear and more time is needed to assess the matter. (CNA)


Updated : 2021-09-24 05:40 GMT+08:00