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FDI hits 15-year high of US$13.3bn

FDI hits 15-year high of US$13.3bn The Investment Commission approved a 15-year-high US$13.3 billion of foreign direct investment (FDI) last year, it said in a statement yesterday. The value of FDI projects approved last year was the third-highest on record,…

New mask rules set to be unveiled

New mask rules set to be unveiled INCREASED RISK: The Omicron BA.2.75 subvariant has higher immune evasive capacity, but the CECC is more concerned about newer subvariants such as XBB and BQ.1 With the peak season for infectious respiratory diseases…

Taiwan ‘trustworthy partner,’ Pavel tells Tsai

Taiwan ‘trustworthy partner,’ Pavel tells Tsai DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM: Czech president-elect Petr Pavel said his nation stands firmly on the side of democracy and would boost cooperation with Taipei in all aspects Czech president-elect Petr Pavel spoke by telephone with President…

Biden rejects F-16s for Kyiv as Russia claims advances

Biden rejects F-16s for Kyiv as Russia claims advances US President Joe Biden on Monday said that Washington would not provide F-16 jets to Ukraine, as Kyiv expands the list of weaponry it needs to be better able to drive…

‘Security lapse’ led to Pakistan blast that killed 100

‘Security lapse’ led to Pakistan blast that killed 100 A suicide bombing on Monday that struck inside a mosque at a police and government compound in northwest Pakistan reflects “security lapses,” officials said as the death toll from the devastating…

China lifts kaoliang ban after meeting

China lifts kaoliang ban after meeting The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) yesterday said it hopes Beijing will stop imposing nontariff trade barriers under the pretext of food safety, after the Kinmen County Government announced that China lifted its import ban…

Top ministers to stay on under new premier

Top ministers to stay on under new premier FAMILIAR FACES: Much of the Cabinet would remain, a CNA report said, while the names of new deputies and a full list of officials are to be released later today The foreign…

Tsai congratulates Czech president-elect

Tsai congratulates Czech president-elect SHARED VALUES: Prague and Taipei cooperated on the settlement of Ukrainian refugees last year, and the Czech government said it seeks to deepen its cooperation with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has extended her congratulations to…

Blinken urges calm as Israel-Palestine violence escalates

Blinken urges calm as Israel-Palestine violence escalates US Secretary of State Antony Blinken yesterday urged “calm” and “de-escalation” after violence flared between Israel and the Palestinians, as he began a Middle East tour in Cairo. Washington’s top diplomat, after meeting…

NATO chief asks S Korea to up support for Ukraine

NATO chief asks S Korea to up support for Ukraine NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg yesterday asked South Korea to “step up” military support for Ukraine, suggesting it reconsider its policy of not exporting weapons to nations in conflict. Stoltenberg is…