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On November 11, 2021, 04:05 PM UTC, http://www.taipeitimes.com/ presented signs of HTTP blocking (a blockpage might be served) on AS133384 in Myanmar.

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                    <h1 class="bf">Blinken vows ‘action’ if China attacks</h1>
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                        <font class="red ">‘NOT ALONE’:</font>
                        There are many countries that share the US’ ‘determination to make sure that we preserve peace and stability in that part of the world,’ Blinken said                    </h2>
                    <p class="bsp">The US and its allies would take unspecified “action” if China were to use force to alter the “status quo” over Taiwan, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday.
Blinken was asked at a forum hosted by the New York Times whether the US would step in to defend Taiwan in the event of an attack by China. He repeated regular US statements that Washington’s role is to make sure the island has the means to defend Taiwan, as is required under US law.
“At the same time, I think it’s fair to say that we’re not alone in this determination to make sure that we preserve peace and stability in that part of the world,” Blinken said.
“There are many countries, both in the region and beyond, that would see any unilateral action to use force to disrupt the status quo as a significant threat to peace and security, and they too would take action in the event that that happens,” he added.
Blinken did not say what sort of action he was referring to.
US President Joe Biden caused a stir last month when he said the US would come to Taiwan’s defense if China attacked.
Those remarks appeared to depart from a long-held policy of “strategic ambiguity,” not making clear how the US would respond. The White House quickly said Biden was not signaling a change in policy, and some analysts dismissed his comments as a gaffe.
US Representative Adam Schiff, the Democratic chairman of the influential US House Intelligence Committee, last week urged the Biden administration to be less ambiguous about what he called a US obligation to defend Taiwan from attack by China.
Blinken’s remarks came ahead of a virtual meeting between Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平), which a source briefed on the matter said would be held as</p>
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                                                        <h1 class="bf2">COVID-19: CECC extends alert 2 more weeks</h1>
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                                <font class="red ">HOME FOR HOLIDAYS:</font>
                                Fully vaccinated travelers arriving during the Lunar New Year holiday can spend seven days in a quarantine hotel and the rest at home, the CECC said                                A nationwide level 2 COVID-19 alert would be extended two more weeks until Nov. 29, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said yesterday, as it relaxed measures governing hostess services.
Licensed adult entertainment venues with hosts or hostesses, such as nightclubs, disco halls, bars and massage parlors, would be conditionally allowed to open from Tuesday next week, said Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who heads the center.
Employees must receive their first COVID-19 vaccination two full weeks before starting work, and provide a negative COVID-19 test result, either from a rapid screening or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, within three days, he said, adding that workers who are not fully vaccinated must test negative for the virus weekly.
Customers would also be required to have had at least one COVID-19 shot two weeks before visiting such venues, he said.
While mask rules would remain the same until Nov. 29, people can remove them while exercising, singing, taking photographs, giving speeches or teaching a class indoors, the center said.
People in the agriculture, forestry, fishery and husbandry industries are also exempt from wearing masks while working in open areas, it said, adding that people can remove their masks while visiting saunas, hot or cold springs, spa facilities or steam rooms.
The center also finalized quarantine rules for people returning for the Lunar New Year holiday, which it called “7+7.”
From Dec. 14 to Feb. 14 next year, people arriving fully vaccinated with vaccines approved for emergency use by Taiwan or the WHO can choose to stay in a quarantine hotel or self-paid centralized quarantine facility for seven days, and then spend the next seven days quarantining at home.
Travelers using this new policy must undergo three PCR tests, including one upon arrival, another before they return home to continue their quarantine and one more at the                            </p>
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                                                        <h1 class="bf2">Ministry, Taipower hit with censure over plant</h1>
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                                                                The Control Yuan yesterday censured the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Taiwan Power Co (Taipower, 台電) for misleading the public about the safety of the mothballed Fourth Nuclear Power Plant in New Taipei City’s Gongliao District (貢寮).
At a news conference in Taipei, Control Yuan members Tien Chiu-chin (田秋堇), Tsai Chung-yi (蔡崇義) and Lai Cheng-chang (賴振昌) disclosed the findings of a two-year investigation into a legal dispute between Taipower and the plant’s builder, GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy International.
While critics said the report was publicized to sway public opinion about a referendum in favor of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party, which opposes activation of the nuclear power plant, Tien said that the timing of the release of the report had nothing to do with a referendum on Dec. 18 about the plant.
The report had to be published, as it had already passed the deadline for the investigation set by the Control Yuan, she said.
The report addresses the nuclear power plant’s safety issues, not its political implications, Tsai said.
“We were scheduled to release the findings last month. However, each committee at the Control Yuan convenes only once a month and the Finance Committee did not approve the report until Wednesday last week. As such, we decided to hold a media briefing on the report this week, and we would be accused of politicking if we did not,” he said.
The report said that on July 30, 2014, then-minister of economic affairs Chang Chia-juch (張家祝) told the public that the nuclear power plant was safe and ready for installation of fuel rods, although the Atomic Energy Council had yet to approve the results of a trial at the plant.
The distributed control information system (DCIS), which is considered the nervous system of the plant, had plenty of problems as well, the Control Yuan members said, adding that                            </p>
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                                                        <h1 class="bf2">Xi warns against new ‘cold war’ in Asia-Pacific region</h1>
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                                                                Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) yesterday warned against letting tensions in the Asia-Pacific region cause a relapse into a “cold war” mentality.
His remarks on the sidelines of the annual summit of the APEC forum came weeks after Australia, the UK and the US announced a new security alliance in the region that would see Australia build nuclear submarines. China has harshly criticized the deal.
In a separate illustration of strains within APEC, one Southeast Asian delegate said that the group had so far failed to reach agreement on a US bid to host the 2023 summit due to unmet demands from Russia.
Xi spoke in a pre-recorded video to a CEO Summit at APEC, which is being hosted by New Zealand in a virtual format. Xi is scheduled to participate in an online meeting with other Pacific Rim leaders, including US President Joe Biden, tomorrow.
In his speech, Xi said attempts to draw boundaries in the region along ideological or geopolitical lines would fail. His reference to the Cold War echoes Beijing’s oft-stated position that the US should abandon that way of thinking in dealing with China.
“The Asia-Pacific region cannot and should not relapse into the confrontation and division of the Cold War era,” Xi said.
Xi also said the region should make sure to keep supply lines functioning and to continue liberalizing trade and investment.
“China will remain firm in advancing reform and opening up so as to add impetus to economic development,” he said.
Later in the day, top Chinese Communist Party leaders passed a resolution on the party’s past, which is expected to cement Xi’s legacy in Chinese history books.
About 400 members of the powerful Central Committee passed China’s resolution on “Major Achievements and Historical Experience of the Party’s Centennial Struggle,” the third ever such resolution in its 100-year history.
The lengthy report, which                            </p>
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                                                        <h1 class="bf2">Surprise US-China deal spurs hopes for climate talks</h1>
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                                                                A surprise deal between the US and China, the world’s two biggest greenhouse gas emitters, has boosted the COP26 UN climate summit as it enters the final days of hard bargaining to try to stop global warming becoming catastrophic.
US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and Chinese Special Envoy on Climate Change Xie Zhenhua (解振華) late on Wednesday unveiled an outline in which China, the biggest producer and user of coal, promised to accelerate its transition from the dirtiest fossil fuel.
The deal by the global powers, which have been divided by a raft of diplomatic disputes on other issues, sends a powerful message to delegations at the COP26, including producers of the fossil fuels that are the main cause of human-made global warming.
“Together we set out our support for a successful COP26, including certain elements which will promote ambition,” Kerry told a news conference. “Every step matters right now, and we have a long journey ahead of us.”
Speaking through an interpreter, Xie told reporters that China would bolster its emissions-cutting targets.
“Both sides will work jointly and with other parties to ensure a successful COP26 and to facilitate an outcome that is both ambitious and balanced,” Xie said.
The joint declaration said China, home to half the world’s coal-fired plants, would begin phasing out its coal consumption from 2026 to 2030 and also cut its emissions of methane.
Observers at the climate talks in Glasgow had been worried before the announcement that Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) was not attending and Beijing had made no substantial new pledges to achieve carbon neutrality before 2060.
China’s climate plan had also not addressed its methane emissions, linked largely to its sprawling coal industry.
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                                The source said that if the US military airplane stays for three days, that would show Washington’s trust in Taiwan, despite the lack of formal ties                                A delegation of US lawmakers visiting Taiwan has signaled the “strategic clarity” of Washington’s policy toward Taiwan, and they might visit Japan or South Korea next to promote the US’ Pacific Deterrence Initiative, a military affairs expert said yesterday.
A US Navy C-40A aircraft, reportedly carrying six US lawmakers, on Tuesday afternoon departed from Manila and landed at Taipei International Airport (Songshan airport) later in the day.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs later on Tuesday confirmed that a group of US lawmakers had arrived in Taiwan, while the American Institute in Taiwan referred reporters to the office of US Senator John Cornyn.
Cornyn is one of the US senators who is sponsoring a draft Taiwan Deterrence Act introduced at the US Senate last week.
His office had yet to respond to Taipei Times’ questions about the visit as of press time last night.
Chinese-language media yesterday reported that the delegation met with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) in the morning and visited the Ministry of National Defense to be briefed on the threat to Taiwan from China.
The ministries had no comment on the delegation’s itinerary.
The US military aircraft did not refrain from letting China know it was flying from Manila to Taipei, as it had its flight radar on throughout the flight, the Institute for National Defense and Security Research’s Su Tzu-yun (蘇紫雲) told the Taipei Times by telephone.
Su — who is director of the institute’s Division of Defense Strategy and Resources — was a speaker at a defense ministry news conference on Tuesday, at which it released a national defense report.
He said that he did not meet the US visitors.
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                                A new platform is to allow people traveling to Taiwan to check the availability of quarantine rooms over the Lunar New Year period                                A modified plan for Lunar New Year holiday quarantine measures that offers an additional option for inbound travelers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is being discussed, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said yesterday.
The center on Monday last week announced that inbound travelers can quarantine at home for the final four days of their mandatory 14-day quarantine after completing the first 10 days in a quarantine hotel or self-paid centralized quarantine facility, if they have tested negative for the virus before going home.
As all inbound travelers were previously required to stay at a quarantine hotel for 14 days, the policy was intended to free up more hotel rooms for the expected surge in returning Taiwanese in January next year, the center said, adding that it would run from Dec. 14 to Feb. 14.
However, many overseas Taiwanese have said that they have been unable to book a quarantine room for the Lunar New Year holiday.
Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who heads the CECC, yesterday told lawmakers at the legislature in Taipei that the center is discussing a policy to allow fully vaccinated people to quarantine at a hotel or a self-paid centralized quarantine facility for the first seven days, followed by seven days at home.
The modified plan needs supporting measures, which are also being discussed, Chen said, adding that the center would announce a decision this week.
At the CECC’s daily news conference, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥), the CECC’s spokesman, said that the vaccine brands that are recognized for people to be classified as fully vaccinated include those on the WHO’s emergency use listing — AstraZeneca (including Covishield), Covaxin, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm and Sinovac — as well as the Taiwan-made Medigen vaccine, which gained emergency use authorization                            </p>
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                                            The efforts of the airport operator include monthly activity forecasts and measures to divert birds from areas where they might get struck                                            Big data is helping Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport lower the risk of bird strike, adding to patrols and barriers set up to protect airplanes from dangerous collisions with animals.
Birds and other flying creatures pose a significant danger to aircraft, particularly during takeoff and landing, as they are more likely to encounter animals at lower altitudes.
Damage caused by bird strikes varies depending on the size of the aircraft and location of impact, but can lead to fatal consequences.
The airport has over the past few years adopted a number of strategies to secure its airspace to great effect.
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Co on Tuesday said that air traffic has decreased significantly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the airport seeing nearly 300 arrivals and departures per day.
The number of bird strikes has dropped accordingly, extending its downward trend from 39 strikes in 2018 and 23 in 2019 to only five last year, company data showed.
The firm had received an award for excellence in preventing bird strikes, as it had recorded a lower strike rate than targeted from 2017 to last year.
However, the trend seems to be reversing.
Although the number of flights over the first nine months was down 16 percent from the same period last year, the number of bird strikes was up slightly from the average, the company said.
This is due mainly to the area around the airport being a breeding and roosting ground for birds, it said, adding that the breeding season of many local species fell within the first half of the year.
To better understand their habits, the airport operator said it has been working with the Wild Bird Society of Taoyuan to set up a database with observations and other records.
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                                            Taichung city councilors decried that police initially let the three leave the scene of a crash that preceded the attack, which left a student in a coma                                            Three men were detained in Taichung yesterday after their vehicle was hit and they allegedly assaulted the other driver with a baseball bat, resulting in a serious head injury.
Chang Tun-liang (張敦量), 23, Chen Ching-hao (陳勁豪), 19, and Lee Wei-lin (李韋霖), 25, might be charged with attempted homicide, illegal confinement causing injury to the victim and “interference with public order,” the Taichung District Prosecutors’ Office said.
The other driver — a 19-year-old student, surnamed Sung (宋), who is enrolled at Feng Chia University in Taichung — remains in a coma.
A report by Sixth Police Precinct officers said that Sung was driving a Volkswagen with four friends in the early hours of Sunday morning when the vehicle sideswiped a Maserati sports car on Taiwan Boulevard, the city’s main thoroughfare.
According to a witness and video footage, Chang, Chen and Lee were yelling as they exited the Maserati and soon began punching and kicking Sung. 
Lee, who had been driving, allegedly hit Sung with a baseball bat multiple times on the head, despite Sung’s apologies, police said.
After they arrived, police took the trio’s statements and let them leave the scene, the report said, adding that officers saw no reason to detain the trio, as the fighting had ended.
The three were questioned a second time by police, but were again sent home, the report said.
Later, after Sung’s mother took a copy of his medical report to the police precinct, prosecutors began to investigate. Summonses were served to the three on Wednesday.
News of the assault and the handling of the case resulted in a public outcry, while media reports saying that the trio came from wealthy families and had criminal records brought more condemnation.
At the hospital on Wednesday, Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕), accompanied by city officials, offered her apologies to the family and promised to take                                        </p>
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                                                                                        The National Union of Chinese Medical Doctors Association on Sunday launched an online traditional Chinese medicine map, through which especially elderly people who have difficulty leaving their home can access at-home services.
The association said that Taiwan’s rapidly aging society would have a large effect on the nation’s healthcare environment.
Taiwan has been classified as an aged society — with people aged 65 or older accounting for more than 14 percent of the population — and is predicted to become a super-aged society — with that demographic accounting for more than 20 percent by 2025, it said.
Association secretary-general Ko Fu-yang (柯富揚) said that the trend would mainly affect the healthcare system in three ways: increased medical expenses, increased risk of drug misuse and increased risk of hospitalization among elderly people.
People aged 65 or older on average seek outpatient care 26.7 times per year, and 37.2 percent of them have a prescription for at least one drug against a chronic condition, with the average number of drug prescription per person being 4.59, Ko said, adding that 8.39 percent of people of that age are prescribed 10 or more drugs.
The demographic accounts for 35.16 percent of annual National Health Insurance expenditure, he added.
As elderly people are at higher risk of many diseases and take more prescription drugs, they are also at higher risk of accidental drug misuse, Ko said.
People aged 65 or older are on average hospitalized 0.38 times per year, which is about three times the average of the rest of the population, Ko said.
Common reasons for hospitalization include cancer, urinary tract infection, cerebrovascular disease and cardiovascular disease, he said, adding that traditional Chinese medicine can help relieve some symptoms of these diseases.
Traditional Chinese medicine, as well as traditional techniques such as acupuncture and naprapathy, can also improve the health of elderly people                                        </p>
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                                                                                        President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday commended traditional Chinese medicine doctors who took part in the National Research Institute of Chinese Medicine-led development of the herbal formula NRICM101, which is used to treat COVID-19.
Tsai told a meeting with representatives of the National Union of Chinese Medical Doctors Association at the Presidential Office that the practitioners should be recognized for their contributions in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
A study published in the Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy journal in January showed that the treatment was efficient against the virus.
NRICM101 shows that combining traditional Chinese medicine with scientific methods can lead to new therapeutic possibilities, she said.
The formula’s manufacturers have been awarded licenses to export the drug, which would help the global effort to treat COVID-19 patients, she said, adding that an improved formula is being tested in clinical trials.
Tsai thanked union secretary-general Ko Fu-yang (柯富揚), saying that he has played an important role in guiding and organizing the effort.
The government has over the past few years sought to expand medical services that utilize traditional Chinese medicine, she said.
These efforts include pilot programs that extend National Health Insurance coverage to traditional Chinese medicine treatments for cancer and other acute conditions, as well as its use in home-based care, she said.
The government would continue to work with traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and researchers to develop the field and combat the pandemic, she said.
“Only when working together will the country be able to go forward and surmount the many challenges ahead,” she said.                                        </p>
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                                                                                        The Flora Expo opened in Taipei yesterday, showcasing more than 1,000 types of flowers, including 800 patented plants cultivated by Taiwanese farmers.
Taiwan’s flower industry is valued at NT$17.6 billion (US$632.2 million), with exports totaling about NT$5.7 billion per year, Agriculture and Food Agency Director-General Hu Jong-i (胡忠一) said.
The country’s Phalaenopsis aphrodite and Oncidium flexuosum orchids, as well as domestically bred Guiana chestnuts, have reached iconic status in the global flower market thanks to the efforts of the nation’s farmers, he said.
Many flowers featured at the three-day fair at the Nangang Exhibition Center have been created by researchers at the Council of Agriculture, including a new painter’s-palette flower cultivated by the Agricultural Improvement Station in Kaohsiung, he said.
The cultivar, named Kaohsiung No. 3, is resistant to disease and insects, and grows at a steady pace, which makes harvesting times easier to predict, he said.
The cultivar accounts for 8 percent of the wholesale market in Taiwan and has the potential to replace imported painter’s-palette flowers, he added.
Taiwanese entities hold 1,387 plant patents, including 864 domestic developments, Hu said.
About 80 percent of the patents have been bred for producing beautiful flowers, he added.
The flower industry is incessantly developing new cultivars, which makes the protection of intellectual property a regulatory challenge, he said.
Mutual recognition agreements with other countries are one of the most effective solutions for protecting the interests of patent holders, he said.
Taiwan has mutual recognition agreements with Australia, the EU, Indonesia, Israel, New Zealand, Thailand and Vietnam — the most recent of which was signed on Friday last week, he said.
The agreements protect the right of breeders in signatory countries or regions, and save businesses the time they would otherwise spend on filing applications in multiple jurisdictions, he said.
Officials are working with lawmakers to strengthen intellectual property protections stipulated in the Plant                                        </p>
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                                            Withdrawal from the Climate Change Performance Index is a possibility after it refused to fix mistakes, but advice on how the EPA should proceed was mixed                                            Concerns over the use of incorrect data in the Climate Change Performance Index prompted the government to say yesterday that it would consider withdrawing from its rankings.
The annual index compiled by Germany-based groups Germanwatch, the NewClimate Institute and Climate Action Network International ranks the climate performance of the world’s top emitters based on greenhouse gas emissions, power generated from renewable sources, energy use and climate policy.
Results from this year’s CCPI released on Tuesday placed Taiwan fifth from the bottom among 64 countries and regions, down three places from last year and among the “very low” ratings.
Speaking on the sidelines of a hearing at the legislature in Taipei, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) Minister Chang Tzi-chin (張子敬) said that he would accept the results if they were not based on flawed data.
The most obvious flaw was an underestimation of the nation’s population by 3 million, which greatly affects the nation’s ranking, as half of the indicators are based on per capita calculations, Chang said.
As Taiwan is not a UN member, the compilers referenced inaccurate online data, Chang said.
As this issue has persisted from previous rankings, the government offered to provide official data, but was turned down, he said.
Officials noticed the error a few days before the index was published and voiced their concern, he said.
Although Germanwatch acknowledged the mistake, it did not correct the report before publication, he said.
The results have already inflicted damage, exposing the groups’ failure to offer a fair comparison, while also heaping further trouble on Taiwan’s carbon reduction efforts, Chang said.
The government is considering withdrawing from inclusion in the rankings, he added.
However, lawmakers from across party lines said that Taiwan “should not give up so easily” if it wants to participate in global affairs.
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Jessica Chen(陳玉珍) said that the EPA should work through diplomatic                                        </p>
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                                                                                        A global-scale climate model developed in Taiwan suggests that climate change might have a significant effect on the nation if mitigating policy measures are not implemented, researchers said on Wednesday.
Hsu Huang-hsiung (許晃雄), a researcher at Academia Sinica’s Research Center for Environmental Changes, said that the model forecasts more extreme weather in Taiwan by the end of the century if global warming continues at its current pace.
For instance, the number of tropical storms that make landfall in Taiwan could drop by 40 percent from about 30 per year currently, but their intensity will increase, Hsu told a news conference at the Ministry of Science and Technology in Taipei.
In addition, a reduction in the number of weather fronts bringing rain to Taiwan in spring could cause a substantial decline in water supplies, he said.
The average daily maximum temperatures recorded by weather stations in low-lying areas of Taiwan reaches at least 36°C less than one day per year on average, but that could reach 48 days by the end of the century, he said.
Given these possible changes, Taiwan needs to be prepared to cope with a wide range of issues, from public health to energy supply, he said.
For example, the dengue fever season could start earlier each year, while state-run Taiwan Power Co might need to adjust its facility maintenance schedule to meet more frequent hikes in demand during summers, Hsu said.
Hsu’s Taiwan Earth System Model (TaiESM), which he started developing in 2011 with funding from the World Climate Research Programme, can also conduct long-term global climate simulations.
For example, it can model the effect of climate change on monsoons in East Asia, Hsu said.
This is the first time that Taiwan has contributed a climate model adopting environmental variables such as ocean currents, vegetation, pollution and even the activity of the sun to the                                        </p>
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                                                                                        A stalking and harassment prevention draft act might be passed on Friday next week after negotiations at the Legislative Yuan on Wednesday night.
The draft act proposed by the Executive Yuan defines stalking as behavior in which a person “repeatedly and consistently” follows someone against their will, including by their presence or in a vehicle, via electronic devices, the Internet or other means.
The reasons for the activity must be related to sex or gender-specific purposes, the draft act says.
If promulgated, the proposed law would require police to immediately launch a criminal investigation once they receive such a report and they can issue written warnings to suspects.
Targets of stalkers would be eligible to seek a restraining order if a suspect contravenes the act again within two years after receiving a written warning, it says.
Prosecutors can seek a preventive detention if they deem it necessary, it says.
People convicted under the proposed rules could be sentenced to up to one year in prison or a detention facility, or fined up to NT$100,000, the draft act says.
Lawmakers on Wednesday reached a consensus on a Ministry of Justice proposal to permit preventive detention of suspects only if they had a weapon or other dangerous items, and the judge deems that they would continue illegal activities.
Articles on which lawmakers did not reach consensus — including definitions of stalking, as well as procedures that police and targets of stalking should follow to issue warnings and seek restraining orders — are to be reviewed at plenary sessions, Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) said.
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Lin Wei-chou (林為洲) told a news conference yesterday that the act would not protect all targets of stalking if it narrowly defines stalking as behavior based on a sexual or gender-specific agenda.
This would not prevent tragedies from happening again, Lin said.
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                                                                                        Organizers of the annual “Autumn Struggle” yesterday said that protesters would walk from Pingtung County to the Presidential Office Building in Taipei to highlight their opposition to “ractopamine pork, double standards and one-party rule.”
Event convener Huang Te-pei (黃德北) said that organizers hope to garner support for a “yes” vote in two of the national referendums scheduled for Dec. 18.
One of the four referendum questions calls for a ban on pork imports containing traces of the leanness-enhancing additive ractopamine, while another seeks to block a liquefied natural gas terminal from being built near algal reefs off Datan Borough (大潭) in Taoyuan’s Guanyin District (觀音).
“On the walk, we hope to talk with civil organizations and groups in the hope of gathering support to voice our displeasure on Dec. 18,” Huang told a news conference in Taipei.
Lin Tzu-wen (林子文), one of the leaders of the group, said that they would start the walk from Pingtung tomorrow and aim to reach Yunlin County in 12 days.
The planned route is to take them through 13 municipalities and counties before arriving on Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei on Dec. 12, Lin said.
They are to hold talks in front of train stations, temples and other public places at 7:30am each morning as the walk progresses, he said.
People are welcome to listen to the talks or walk with the group to learn more about the issues that those on the march advocate, he said.
Environmentalist Pan Chong-cheng (潘忠政), who initiated the referendum seeking to block the building of Taiwan’s third liquefied natural gas terminal at its proposed site off Taoyuan, said he was touched that the organizers were willing to support reef protection.
Su Wei-shuo (蘇偉碩), a clinical psychologist who attended last year’s protests and who is to participate again this year, said that none of the demands regarding banning pork                                        </p>
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                            The continent presents an excellent opportunity to tap into a new and predictable market for highly in-demand electric vehicles, the CEO said                            Pegatron Corp (和碩) yesterday said that its board of directors has approved an investment of US$164 million for manufacturing equipment and facilities in North America to handle a growing demand from electric vehicle (EV) makers in the US.
The company made the announcement during an investors’ conference call yesterday.
Although it has been reported for months that the Apple supply-chain manufacturer would expand its automotive business to a US-based facility to better serve Tesla Inc, the announcement was Pegatron’s first official confirmation of such an investment.
Pegatron chief executive officer Liao Syh-jang (廖賜政) said that the new facilities are to serve three customers, and that a “second phase of expansion” is in the plannng stages, to be announced next year pending approval by the company’s board.
“Automotive electronics is an important business for Pegatron going forward,” Liao said. “We have listened to our customers and brought production closer to where they are. Hopefully, as EV makers ramp up production, our significant investment will help us build trust with our customers.” 
Liao declined to specify the location of the planned expansion, saying only that the “new facilities will be somewhere that can reach every part of the US in a day.”
The new plants are to manufacture EV control unit-related components, Liao said.
“We will not be making motors or drive-train-related products, but control unit-related products, which is among the most critical and highly proprietary parts of an EV,” Liao said.
The size and stability of the EV market in North America convinced Pegatron to make the investment, Liao added.
“The US public sector will be buying a lot of EVs. It’s a good opportunity for Pegatron,” Liao said. “The market will be large and it is predictable.”
In addition to EV components, Liao said that the facilities could be used to manufacture other products for the US market.
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                            Disease prevention measures put a big dent in eatery profits, but the industry on the whole survived the worst of the COVID-19 outbreak                            Domestic restaurant chains last quarter managed to stay in the black despite lingering effects of the disease prevention measures that followed a local COVID-19 outbreak.
Gourmet Master Co (美食達人), the operator of cafe and bakery chain 85°C (85度C), posted NT$270 million (US$9.7 million) in net profit for the period from July to September, translating to earnings per share (EPS) of NT$1.48.
The lackluster results represented a 14 percent retreat from the period in 2019 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and came after the chain shut five outlets and two food factories in China. The company posted NT$32 million in asset impairments and another NT$13 million in foreign-exchange losses, company data showed.
In the first three quarters, Gourmet Master accumulated NT$14.8 billion in revenue and NT$910 million in net income, or EPS of NT$5.08.
Revenue last month shrank 3.9 percent year-on-year to NT$1.68 billion, although sales in the first 10 months inched up 2.01 percent to NT$16.5 billion, as the chain tightened operational efficiency during the recovery from the outbreak.
Tofu Restaurant Co (豆府), which operates Korean eateries under multiple brands, reported NT$370 million in revenue for last quarter and NT$180,000 in net profit, or slim EPS of NT$0.03.
Many Taiwanese are continuing to avoid dining activity after authorities lifted bans in late July while extending a level 2 alert through this month.
Cumulative revenues at Tofu stood at NT$1.19 billion, with earnings of NT$66.32 million in the first three quarters, or EPS of NT$2.93, due to a strong market before the level 3 alert in May.
The restaurant trade gained traction last month, as evidenced by a record revenue of NT$207 million, a gain of 20.57 percent from one year earlier, company data showed.
La Kaffa International Co (六角國際), which operates restaurant and beverage chains locally and abroad, said its revenue last quarter was NT$981 million and net income                        </p>
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                                                        Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp (陽明海運) yesterday reported net profit of NT$50.83 billion (US$1.83 billion) for last quarter — a company record — as high freight rates boosted revenue and gross margin.
In the third quarter, the container shipper posted revenue of NT$95.4 billion, up 145 percent from a year earlier, while gross profit totaled NT$64.77 billion, 10 times higher than a year earlier.
Yang Ming’s gross margin rose to 67.8 percent, up 60 percent from the second quarter and up 14.6 percent from a year earlier, although it was still less than Evergreen Marine Corp’s (長榮海運) 69 percent, the companies’ data showed.
For the first three quarters, Yang Ming reported cumulative net profit of NT$109.88 billion and earnings per share (EPS) of NT$32.73, the highest among all shippers, followed by Evergreen’s EPS of NT$30.27 and Wan Hai Lines Ltd’s (萬海航運) NT$28.37, the companies’ data showed.
Yang Ming expects to reduce its debt-to-asset ratio, which totaled about 58 percent at the end of June, to below 50 percent by the end of this year, chairmen Cheng Chen-mount (鄭貞茂) told an event in Taipei on Wednesday.
Last year, routes to the US were the most profitable, but routes to Europe have been the most profitable this year due to congestion at US ports, Cheng said.
Given its record profits this year, the company plans to distribute dividends next year, but the amount has not yet been determined, he added.
Cheng said he remains upbeat about the outlook for the shipping business over the next two years, adding that the company would take delivery of new vessels over the next three years.
In related news, freight forwarder T3EX Global Holdings Corp (台驊國際投資控股) yesterday said that most shippers have forecast that sea cargo would increase in the first half of next year, despite risks such as port congestion and contract negotiations                        </p>
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                                                        The Ministry of National Defense on Tuesday published its biannual defense report, which provides a detailed assessment of the threat posed by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA), its current and future capabilities, and Taiwan’s defensive strategy. 
As is the norm with such reports, it was peppered with impenetrable military jargon: “defense-in-depth,” “strategic endurance,” “composite backup,” and so on. However, amid the esoteric argot, a stark warning leaped from the pages: “At present, the PLA is capable of performing [a] local joint blockade against our critical harbors, airports and outbound flight routes, to cut off our air and sea lines of communication and impact the flow of our military supplies and logistic resources.”
For seven decades Taiwan has held out against a near-constant threat of invasion from the People’s Republic of China. This is in no small part thanks to geographical happenstance: As an island nation, Taiwan is a fortress in the sea, surrounded by the vast natural moats of the Taiwan Strait, South China Sea and Pacific Ocean. 
Only 14 of Taiwan’s beaches are suitable for conducting amphibious landings, and all of them are small and overlooked by towering cliffs or high ground, significantly complicating matters for an invading force. Additionally, the tempestuous nature of the Taiwan Strait provides only two narrow windows per year to mount an amphibious operation from China’s east coast, significantly eliminating the element of surprise.
The flip side of Taiwan’s geography is that it is particularly vulnerable to a maritime blockade or a “customs quarantine.” The threat of a blockade is greater than ever before, as China’s navy has the numbers to pull off such a feat. China’s navy is on a par with the US Navy in terms of raw hull numbers — and it is growing. China’s paramilitary coast guard and sizable “fishing vessel militia”                        </p>
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                                                        On Dec. 18, Taiwanese can vote on four referendum questions — whether they agree that a ban on pork imports containing traces of the feed additive ractopamine should be reinstated, whether a liquefied natural gas terminal project should be relocated to protect algal reefs off Taoyuan’s Guanyin District (觀音), whether referendums should be held alongside national elections and whether the construction of the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant in New Taipei City’s Gongliao District (貢寮) should resume.
The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) is sharpening the knives, trying to persuade Taiwanese to vote “yes” on all four, with KMT Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) saying that the referendums are an opportunity for a vote of no confidence in Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) and the government led by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). 
On Oct. 27, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) told a meeting of the DPP Central Executive Committee that she supports voting “no” on all four items, and that she believes the referendums have become bad-faith tools to oppose rival political parties and are an impediment to national development.
The pan-blue and pan-green camps are taking the discussion to the voters to drum up support for their positions, as the outcome of the referendums could decide the direction of the country. 
The 2018 nine-in-one election debacle is still fresh in the nation’s mind. The chaos at the time was the reason for decoupling referendums from elections. Now Taiwan is to hold a referendum to reinstate the practice, leaving many people scratching their heads. 
While the question about saving the algal reefs appeals to environmental protection concerns, the one calling on the government to restart construction of the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant has the potential to lead to an ecological disaster. Not only are the two proposals mutually incompatible, they elicit support from different groups. 
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                                                        The international democratic community is worried about China’s “wolf warrior” role, which has been condemned by many countries. The US, which used to think that appeasing China through engagement could guarantee stability and peace, finally started to change its tune during the administration of former US president Donald Trump. 
Japan, which has always patiently complied with China’s demands, also began to change while former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe was at the helm. 
Italy, which was the first G7 member state to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative, seems to have woken up from its China dream. 
Former communist bloc members the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia have also made about-faces and are saying “no” to China.
By comparison, Germany might be the biggest and most confusing anomaly.
Communist China under President Xi Jinping (習近平) is throwing its growing military weight around. As well as having a dictatorial personality cult around Xi, it is lighting fires everywhere in the region, be it the Taiwan Strait, the Diaoyutai Islands (釣魚台) or the India-China border. 
Today’s China is coming to resemble Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime, which gave Germany a short-lived glimpse of glory before dragging it into long years of war, ruin and collapse. 
How paradoxical it is that the country under the leadership of former German chancellor Angela Merkel, who was born and grew up in communist East Germany, on the one hand treated the country’s Nazi past as a painful memory, but on the other walked arm in arm with Xi’s communist China for the sake of profit.
In the international arena, any talk of keeping politics separate from economics is mere self-deception. 
Hungarian-American investor and philanthropist George Soros wrote: “I consider Xi Jinping the most dangerous enemy of open societies in the world.” 
At a time when the US, Australia and                        </p>
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                            New Zealand batting coach Luke Ronchi said that it is nice to win semi-finals and get into finals, but that means ‘you have another game left’                            As New Zealand celebrated wildly upon beating England in the ICC men’s Twenty20 World Cup semi-final on Wednesday, all-rounder James Neesham gave a quiet reminder of the side’s determination to erase past heartbreaks by winning the decider.
Neesham, who thrashed 27 runs off 11 balls to help them reach their first world T20 final, sat with arms crossed and a sphinx-like expression as teammates leaped to their feet and punched the air after the five-wicket win was sealed.
A photograph of the moment went viral on social media and Neesham retweeted it with the caption: “Job finished? I don’t think so.”
Long after players and officials walked off the turf at Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Neesham was still sitting on the sidelines, staring out into space.
New Zealand batting coach Luke Ronchi was impressed with his reserve.
“It’s always nice winning semi-finals and getting into finals, isn’t it?” he told reporters. “But all that means is you have another game left.”
New Zealand next faces either Australia or Pakistan, who played later yesterday, in Sunday’s final.
For a country of 5 million people, the “Black Caps” have long punched above their weight in cricket and captured the inaugural World Test Championship in June by beating Virat Kohli’s India.
However, success in the biggest showpieces of short format cricket has proved elusive.
New Zealand reached the final of the last two 50-over World Cups, losing to England by a technicality in the 2019 classic, four years after being well-beaten by Australia in the 2015 decider.
After losing the 2019 final on boundary-count, the since abandoned method of determining the champion after a tied “Super Over,” Neesham captured New Zealand’s 2019 heartbreak on Twitter, saying: “Kids, don’t take up sport. Take up baking or something. Die at 60 really fat and happy.”
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                                                                                Aminata Diallo, a player on the Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) women’s team, was on Wednesday detained by police in connection with a vicious street assault on a teammate and fellow French national player last week, her club said.
Diallo was returning with fellow midfielder Kheira Hamraoui from a Paris dinner organized by PSG on Thursday last week when armed men held up their car and dragged out Hamraoui, who was then hit on the legs with an iron bar, L’Equipe newspaper reported.
Hamraoui, who required stitches in hospital afterward, was notably absent from the PSG team on Tuesday evening for a UEFA Champions League match against Real Madrid at home, with Diallo playing in her place in central midfield.
PSG said that they were working with police “to shed light on the facts.”
Since the attack, the club said that they “had taken all the necessary measures to ensure the health, well-being and security of our players.”
Diallo, 26, was briefly held by the balaclava-wearing attackers during the assault near Hamraoui’s home, but was not injured, a source at the club said.
The Grenoble-born player could not be reached for comment, and neither police nor prosecutors gave any reason for her detention.
Diallo was detained by police specialized in organized crime at her home in Marly-le-Roi, a suburb west of Paris.
On Wednesday afternoon, her detention was extended by 24 hours, Versailles Prosecutor Maryvonne Caillibotte said.
Diallo could be detained in a Versailles police station until this morning.
A man “who could be linked to the attack,” but is not related to Diallo, was also taken into police custody in the central city of Lyon, Caillibotte said, adding that Diallo had spoken while in police custody, but had not called a lawyer.
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                                                                                Argentines on Wednesday lined the streets of Juan Manuel Fangio’s birthplace to applaud as the remains of the 1950s Formula One great went on one last lap to a new resting place in the museum housing his cars.
Triple world champion Jackie Stewart joined the locals in Balcarce, about 415km south of Buenos Aires, in paying tribute to the man that he still considers to be the greatest racing driver of all time.
This year is the 70th anniversary of the first of Fangio’s five world championships won between 1951 and 1957 with four constructors.
He died in 1995 at the age of 84, with Stewart now the last survivor of the six pallbearers — who included Fangio’s former teammate, Stirling Moss, and Argentine racers Carlos Reutemann and Jose Froilan Gonzalez — at the funeral.
Wednesday’s tribute saw the remains moved in a hearse, with ceremonial honors and draped in the national flag, from the city cemetery through the streets to the museum dedicated to Fangio, near the house where he was born in 1911.
People stood and applauded as the procession went by.
“For me, there can be no other racing driver who is more justified in having all of this occurring,” Stewart, who arrived from attending the Mexican Grand Prix, had told reporters in Mar del Plata on Tuesday.
“The fact that he is now going to be by his cars, in his museum, I think is a great, great honor to him,” Stewart added. “To be able to go into the same room that the great man is going to be in, whatever the difference of time and all that has gone with it. The spirit is still as strong as ever.”                                    </p>
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Earlier this month, the Foreign Correspondents Club of China (FCCC) accused Chinese authorities of “continuously stymying” attempts by foreign media to cover the Winter Olympics due to begin near the Chinese capital in February.
In a scathing statement, the FCCC alleged a pattern of authorities denying or ignoring requests for access, and following, harassing and abusing journalists.
The statement contained several accounts of specific instances from foreign journalists, including the verbal abuse and freezing-out of a journalist who mentioned human rights boycotts in a report.
“Our members’ repeated inquiries toward the Beijing Winter Olympics organizing committee [BOCOG] on how international media can report on the Games have been met with conflicting answers or neglected completely,” the FCCC said. “FCCC members report spending weeks trying to obtain contact details for BOCOG media facilitators, only to receive dismissive or inaccurate information from them.”
In response, the BOCOG said that China “has never recognized the organization.”
“What this organization said is inconsistent with the facts and cannot represent the true voice of foreign journalists in China,” it said in a lengthy statement.
The BOCOG said that it “guaranteed the freedom of reporting” by international media on the Games in accordance with “relevant Chinese policies” and on the proviso that journalists abided by “relevant Chinese laws, regulations and anti-epidemic policies.”
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However, the statement also made several pledges that appeared to answer calls made by the FCCC, including for a dedicated media liaison desk during the Games and for foreign media to be invited to domestic media events.
It said that depending on the epidemic situation, there would be three news conferences for foreign media, organized with the speed skating stadium, the Olympic village and the sports center.
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                        Pakistan’s foreign minister called on the international community to step up humanitarian assistance to the Taliban to stabilize the Afghan economy                        Afghanistan is “at the brink of economic collapse” and the international community must urgently resume funding and provide humanitarian assistance, Pakistani Minister of Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi told a meeting yesterday with US, Chinese, Russian and Taliban diplomats in Islamabad.
Qureshi spoke at the opening of the so-called “troika plus” meeting, which included new US special envoy to Afghanistan Thomas West. 
The delegates were also expected to meet later yesterday with Taliban foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi.
“Today, Afghanistan stands at the brink of an economic collapse,” Qureshi said in remarks opening the meeting, adding that any further downward slide would “severely limit” the new Taliban government’s ability to run the country.
“It is, therefore, imperative for the international community to buttress provision of humanitarian assistance on an urgent basis,” he said.
That included enabling Afghanistan to access funds frozen by Western donors since the Taliban took control of the country in August, he said.
Resuming the flow of funding “will dovetail into our efforts to regenerate economic activities and move the Afghan economy towards stability and sustainability,” Qureshi said.
Doing so would also benefit Western countries, he said later in comments to state media.
“If you think that you are far, Europe is safe and those areas you imagine will not be affected by terrorism, don’t forget the history,” he said. “We have learned from the history and we don’t want to repeat those mistakes made in the past.”
The UN has repeatedly said that Afghanistan is on the brink of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with more than half the country facing “acute” food shortages and winter forcing millions to choose between migration and starvation.
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                                                Australia’s conservative leaders have defied calls for urgent climate action, boasting they will sell coal for as long as anyone is buying. However, in the country’s carbon heartland, locals are already preparing for life beyond fossil fuels.
Two-hundred-and-thirty years ago, among the verdant outcrops that flank the southeastern coastal town of Newcastle, a band of escaped convicts made the first recorded discovery of coal on the Australian continent.
It would begin Australia’s long love affair with the sooty fuel that now nets the country tens of billions of US dollars a year and has made Newcastle the world’s largest coal-exporting port.
Nathan Clements was born and raised in the nearby town of Singleton, which he described as “very much the heartland of coal mining here.”
“I don’t want to say coal is everything, but it’s a lot,” he said.
“My older brother worked in a coal mine, my dad worked in a mine and still does to this day. When it was my turn, it was the norm to walk into that industry,” said the 26-year-old, who for the past seven years has worked as an electrical fitter fixing mine equipment.
Around Singleton and the broader Hunter region, evidence of the vast scale of the coal industry is obvious. Coal trains rumble through the countryside, each engine dragging a writhing column of rusty wagons from far into the distance. From the air, open cast mines pock the bush with jet-black scars. Off the coast, an armada of vessels waits, ready to load up and return to China, India, Japan or South Korea with mountains of millennia-old rock.
And the Australian government would like to keep it that way.
When dozens of countries, meeting at COP26 talks in Glasgow, Scotland, recently agreed to phase out coal, Australia balked. 
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                                                US comedian Stephen Colbert yesterday addressed world leaders at a virtual meeting on the Asia-Pacific’s future, after New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern invited him to bring some levity to an event dominated by COVID-19 pandemic responses and climate change.
Ardern is hosting this year’s APEC summit online, and lined up leaders, including Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, to talk to business executives.
She also asked Colbert, who is a renowned Kiwi-phile and fan of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies, to inject some humor into the meeting.
“I’m a big fan of this beautiful country at the bottom of the Pacific,” Colbert said, going on to address the online delegates in New Zealand slang accompanied by subtitles.
“I was stoked (thrilled) when Jacinda, the head sheila (prime minister), called me on the blower (phone),” he said. “I thought: sweet as (great). That would be pretty choice (excellent). Then nek minnit (next minute), here I am.”
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                                                        Syuhai (旭海) is a small hot spring and fishing village at the end of the road on the Pacific coast of Pingtung County. Just beyond lies a section of wild coastline stretching north to Taitung County, now designated as the Alangyi Historic Trail (阿塱壹古道). Hikers ply this route daily, leaving nothing but footprints, just as people have done here for centuries. Now protected as a nature reserve, this is a wonderful chance to see why this island earned itself the name of Formosa. 
Our guided hike began at the trail’s south end in Syuhai. Stepping out onto the rocky beach, we were greeted with a big open sky, the sound of the crashing waves, the rattling of beach rocks being dragged down into the water by the retreating waves, and a long expanse of grey, green and blue ahead of us, unmarred by road, power line or structure. Just a few steps in, it already felt like we had left the civilized world behind.
After passing a checkpoint where our permits for the day were cross-checked against our IDs, we continued on. The area around the trail is now protected as the Xuhai-Guanyinbi Nature Reserve, so all visitors to this trail require a difficult-to-obtain permit (more on that later) and must be accompanied by a guide. This is a fairly recent development in the long history of this trail.
LONG HISTORY OF HUMAN USE
Before the reserve was established in 2012, the coastline was uncontrolled and tourists were free to explore it on their own terms. In fact, there has been foot traffic here for centuries. The Alangyi is actually just a small section of a longer historical trail, the Langciao–Beinan Trail (琅嶠–卑南道). Those who have seen the recent Netflix special Seqalu: Formosa 1867 will recognize the name Langciao, which is an older                        </p>
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                                                        I’m not too sure what to expect when I enter the “wormhole” to the Metaverse Playground. 
I’ve done my homework on the event, and I’ve tried my hand in VR games and I’ve attended one virtual art opening (due to the pandemic), but I’m still unsure of the loaded word “metaverse” — especially in light of Facebook’s recent, much-maligned embracement of the term, which was first coined in a 1992 dystopian novel.
The Metaverse Playground is the Expo portion of this year’s Taiwan Creative Content Fest, featuring a diverse array of immersive events and other showcases and live activities. The festival, which runs until Sunday, also features livestreamed forums, a Next Academy side-exhibition on the future of content creation and Garden Mingle, an interactive, futuristic outdoor performance and a concert that begins tonight.
Expo curator Samuel Wang (王騰崇) says that the metaverse is more than just cold digital technology and applications. There’s no need to be nervous, as people were averse to smartphones when they first came out, too, he argues.
“I see the metaverse as a way for people to examine the universe within themselves. Since VR content moves between reality and virtuality, I think this exhibition shows how one’s avatar can journey between the two realms and find a balance.” 
Just like how our dreams can be used to deal with our real lives, the metaverse can also be a chance to look within and redefine the way we live. “It doesn’t need to be like the nihilism of cyberpunk. It’s something that can be faced positively,” he says.
ENJOYING THE PLAYGROUND
The show’s first half mostly features VR and other types of cutting-edge visual entertainment, from 360 movies to interactive, immersive experiences as well as more art-oriented projects, which are becoming increasingly dynamic.
For example, Huang Hsin-chien’s (黃心健) latest project Samara Ep 1                        </p>
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                                                        The mental and emotional strain of families being cooped up together due to the COVID-19 pandemic will resonate with anyone in the world today. Weaving a compelling, unique story out of it is a different challenge. 
Building on the acclaim of the multiple-Golden Horse winning A Sun (陽光普照), Chung Mong-hong (鍾孟宏) delivers another slow-burning yet poignant and intense family drama that’s beautifully shot with masterful use of lighting and color. The building that the protagonists live in stands out from the cityscape as it’s covered with a blue construction tarp for most of the movie, bathing the living room in a dark, cold tone that contrasts with the otherwise warm lighting. Perhaps it represents the facemasks that they have to wear even indoors, both literally and figuratively.
A Sun mainly dealt with father-and-son relationships, while The Falls features single mother and office executive Pin-wen (Alyssa Chia, 賈靜雯) and her high school age daughter Xiao Jing (Gingle Wang, 王淨) who are forced to stay at home together after Xiao Jing’s classmate catches the virus. Chung’s films are usually male-heavy, dealing with their feelings of isolation and insecurity, and this is the first time he’s headlining female characters — although it still feels like it’s being portrayed from a male perspective.
The Falls lacks the suffocating tension that almost brings time to a halt in A Sun, which flows more smoothly and feels more suspenseful as the audience is constantly wondering when the characters will reach their limits and snap. In both films, repressed family members who are incapable of expressing themselves are forced to open up to each other, and for better or for worse it makes their relationships tighter.
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                                                        A:  I just went upstairs to ask the neighbors in the apartment above us to keep the noise down.
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A:  That’s funny. I knocked, but nobody answered. I didn’t even get the chance to complain to them.
B:  Do they have a security peephole in the door?
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我去找專業的來看一下(四)                            A:  Are you any good at unblocking drains? The kitchen sink is draining really slowly.
B:  I’m an expert in unblocking drains. You have a few choices, depending on how stubborn the blockage is.
A:  I’ve already tried pouring boiling water down there and using a plunger. Neither has worked.
B:  I have a flexible drain rod with a brush at the end somewhere at home. I’ll bring it over.
A:  你會通水管嗎?廚房水槽排水的速度好慢喔!
B:  我是通水管專家。依堵塞的嚴重程度,你有幾種選擇。
A:  我已經倒熱水進去,而且還用吸把疏通過了,結果都沒有用。
B:  家裡有一支通水管條,可以彎曲,末端還有一支刷子,我去拿過來。
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我去找專業的來看一下(三)                            A:  I like your kitchen. It’s nice and modern. But why is there an advertisement for eggs stuck to the wall here?
B:  Oh, I think that was put there to cover up a crack in the tile.
A:  That’s a bit of a temporary measure, isn’t it? Why not buy some epoxy and paint and fix it properly?
B:  I’ve been meaning to get around to it. It’s just not high on my list of priorities at the moment. And I kind of like the ad.
A:  我喜歡你的廚房,很棒而且很現代化。可是為什麼那邊的牆上要貼一張蛋的廣告啊?
B:  喔,這應該是要遮住壁磚上的裂縫。
A:  這個方法是很暫時的吧?為什麼不去買點樹脂和油漆,來好好修補一下呢?
B:  我是想這樣做沒錯。可是它現在不是我要優先處理的事。而且我還蠻喜歡那張廣告的。
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        document.getElementById(cityName).style.display = "block";
        evt.currentTarget.className += " active";
    }
</script>


<script>
    function openCity2(evt, cityName2) {
        var i2, tabcontent2, tablinks2;
        tabcontent2 = document.getElementsByClassName("tabcontent1");
        for (i = 0; i < tabcontent2.length; i++) {
            tabcontent2[i].style.display = "none";
        }
        tablinks2 = document.getElementsByClassName("tablinks1");
        for (i = 0; i < tablinks2.length; i++) {
            tablinks2[i].className = tablinks2[i].className.replace(" active", "");
        }
        document.getElementById(cityName2).style.display = "block";
        evt.currentTarget.className += " active";
    }
</script>

<!-- 浮水印廣告 -->
        <!-- /21202031/TT-mobile-home-I1-bottom -->
        <div id="ad-I1-bottom"
         class="boxTitle ad m mob door-bottom door-bottom-head"
         data-desc="廣告ad-I1-bottom"
         style="text-align: center; display:none;">
        <script> displayDFP('ad-I1-bottom', 'm'); </script>
    </div>
    <div class="door-bottom door-bottom-space" style="display: none;"></div>
<script src="https://www.taipeitimes.com/log/tt.js"></script>
<!-- Global site tag (gtag.js) - Google Analytics -->
<script async src="https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtag/js?id=UA-2887146-31"></script>
<script>
    window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || [];
    function gtag(){
        dataLayer.push(arguments);
    }
    gtag('js', new Date());
    gtag('config', 'UA-2887146-31');

    window.onload = function ()
    {
        $('#rtad ins').css("margin-bottom","5px");
        $('#rad ins').css("margin-top","5px");
    }

    $( function() {
        // TT GA
        ga_tt_event();

        // TT大數據
        var tt_url = 'www.taipeitimes.com';
        var tt_type = 'home';
        var tt_group = '';
        var tt_ano = '';
        getScrNews(tt_url, tt_type, tt_group, tt_ano);
    });
    // GA 點擊事件統計
    function ga_tt_event()
    {
        var base_root_org = 'https://www.taipeitimes.com/';

        var deviceDesc = $("meta[name='ltn:device']").attr('content') || 'U';
        /*取頁面說明*/
        var _pageDesc = $('.page-name').attr('data-desc');

        var pageDesc =deviceDesc+':'+_pageDesc;

        $(document.body).on('click.ga', '.boxInput', function(){
            var obj = $(this);
            var objDesc = obj.attr('data-desc');

            var par = obj.parents('.boxTitle');
            var boxDesc = par.attr('data-desc');

            var category = pageDesc;
            var action = boxDesc;
            var label = objDesc || ''; /*使用自定義說明*/

            ga_send_event(category,action,label);

        });

        $('.boxTitle').on('click.count', 'a', function(e){
            if(e.button!=0){return;}
            if(getinfo($(this), false)) {
                if (!staticSlot) {
                    e.preventDefault();
                }
            }
        }).on('mouseup.count', 'a', function(e){
            if(e.button!=1){return;}
            getinfo($(this), true);
            if (!staticSlot) {
                e.preventDefault();
            }
        });

        function getinfo(obj, SendOnly){

            var objText = obj.text();
            var objDesc = obj.attr('data-desc');

            var par = obj.parents('.boxTitle');
            /*取區塊說明*/
            var boxDesc = par.attr('data-desc');
            /*是否用連結文字*/
            var useText = par.hasClass('boxText');

            var category = pageDesc;
            var action = boxDesc;
            var label = objDesc || ''; /*使用自定義說明*/
            if(useText && label==''){
                label = objText || ''; /*使用連結文字*/
            }

            var labelA = label;
            var idx = $('a', par).index(obj);
            if(label==''){
                /*記錄該區塊第幾則*/
                var idx = $('a', par).index(obj);
                label = '第'+idx+'則';
            }

            var target = obj.attr('target');
            var href = '';
            var _href = obj.attr('href');

            if(_href){
                href = check_url(_href);
            }

            var send_type = 'send';

            if(!target && href!=''){
                send_type = 'redirect';
            }

            if(SendOnly) send_type = 'send';

            if (staticSlot) {
                send_type = 'send';
            }

            setltncookies(action, idx, labelA);

            if(send_type=='send'){
                ga_send_event(category,action,label);
                return false;
            }else{
                send2ga2page(category,action,label,href);
                return true;
            }

            function setltncookies(area, item, elem){
                var ov_sec = 30;
                ltncookies_news("ltn_device", deviceDesc, ov_sec);
                ltncookies_news("ltn_page", _pageDesc, ov_sec);
                ltncookies_news("ltn_area", area, ov_sec);
                ltncookies_news("ltn_item", item, ov_sec);
                ltncookies_news("ltn_elem", elem, ov_sec);
            }

            function ltncookies_news(key, value, time_sec) {
                var fn = ltncookies || function () {};
                fn(key, value, time_sec);
            }
        }

        function check_url(_url){
            if((/^http:/).test(_url)){
                return _url;
            }else if((/^https:/).test(_url)){
                return _url;
            }else if((/^javascript/).test(_url)){
                return '';
            }else if((/^#/).test(_url)){
                return '';
            }else{
                var base_root = $('base').attr('href') || base_root_org;
                return base_root+_url;
            }
        }

        /*GA事件追蹤:頁面不轉換*/
        function ga_send_event(category, title, label){
            ga_send_event_callback(category, title, label, function(){});
        }

        /*GA事件追蹤:頁面轉換*/
        function ga_send_event_callback(category, title, label, fn_callback){
            //return fn_callback();
            gtag('event', title, {
                    'event_category' : category,
                    'event_label' : l

Resolver

Resolver ASN
AS15169
Resolver IP
172.217.43.136
Resolver Network Name
Google LLC
Report ID
20211111T160130Z_webconnectivity_MM_133384_n1_E8gEWRDIV3cqyvtm
Platform
windows
Software Name
ooniprobe-desktop-unattended (3.10.0-beta.3)
Measurement Engine
ooniprobe-engine (3.10.0-beta.3)

Raw Measurement Data

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