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Taiwan dollar new favorite carry trade currency for forex traders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new Taiwan dollar is becoming a new favorite low-yielding currency for forex traders amid fluctuating rates of larger currencies like the U.S. dollar, euro, and Japane...

Europe Festival opens at Taipei's Huashan with focus on Ukrainian solidarity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese leaders and EU officials showed support for Ukraine at the opening ceremony of the annual Europe Festival at Taipei’s Huashan 1914 Creative Park at noon Sa...

Taiwan's athletes take silver and bronze at the Deaflympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan took a silver and a bronze medal at the 24th Summer Deaflympics in Caxias do Sul, Brazil, on Friday (May 6). Taiwan’s men's billiards team won silver, ...

KMT Legislator Chiang Wan-an diagnosed with COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Opposition Kuomintang (KMT) Legislator Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安) has tested positive for COVID-19. Chiang announced the news on Facebook late Friday evening (May 6). He said ...

CCP's 'historical claim' over Taiwan refuted by Mao Zedong, says Dutch ex-diplomat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to recent statements by Chinese officials, a former Dutch diplomat has published a commentary pointing out the glaring historical inconsistencies in the Chines...

Taiwan's defense minister says Omicron will not interrupt reservist retraining

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Minister for Defense Chiu Kuo-zheng (邱國正) said he will not suspend military retraining programs for reservists due to the Omicron outbreak, but will adjust ...

Woman dies after dumbwaiter accident in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman has died after being fatally wounded in a dumbwaiter accident at a rice cake store in Kaohsiung. The incident occurred on the second floor of a store in the cit...

US sanctions on China's HikVision will hit over 180 countries, including Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. is preparing to place sanctions on the world's largest surveillance equipment maker, Hikvision, in a move that would impact more than 180 countries that use t...

Taiwan's TSMC back above NT$14 trillion market cap after stock rally

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The market value of Taiwan’s leading chipmaker, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has surpassed the NT$14 trillion (US$474.99 billion) mark in market cap...

Four tactical lessons Xi has learned from Putin for Taiwan: Rogin

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American columnist has discussed several key lessons China is learning from Russia’s war in Ukraine and proposed how the West should adjust its plan to defend Tai...

Former National Assembly member talks de-Sinicization and Taiwan for May Fourth Movement anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former National Assembly member Huang Peng-hsiao (黃澎孝) released a statement on Facebook to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the May Fourth Movement (五四運動), linking its...

Foreign minister explains US' upgraded travel warning for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Responding to the news that the U.S. had raised its travel warning for Taiwan to Level 2, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said Wednesday (May 4) that every country has it...

China censors prominent economist who warned of economic slowdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Social media platforms in China have silenced prominent market analyst Hong Hao (洪灝), who had been continually warning of an impending slowdown in the world’s second...

China adds geolocation tracking to social media for 'healthy online environment'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese social media platforms began rolling out geolocation features in late April, triggering heated discussion among the country’s netizens. Using their IP add...

Adverse weather delays rocket test launch in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology and Hsinchu-based Advanced Rocket Research Center (ARRC) have postponed a rocket test that had been planned for Tuesday (...