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China post-COVID export growth sets new record

China has reported the highest jump in export growth in over two decades, a year on from the coronavirus outbreak that brought economic activity to a near halt worldwide. Exports spiked a huge 60.6% ...

China steps up Internet sector scrutiny, fines deals involving Alibaba, Tencent

China warned its Internet giants on Monday (Dec. 14) that it would not tolerate monopolistic practices and to brace for increased scrutiny, as it slapped fines and announced probes into deals involvin...

China's Alibaba, Tencent unit fined under anti-monopoly law

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s market regulator on Monday said it fined Alibaba Group and a Tencent Holdings-backed company for failing to seek approval before proceeding with some acquisitions. ...

Taiwan president pledges to counter China's military threats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In her key address at the National Day event Saturday (Oct. 10), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) stressed her administration’s determination to further improve the coun...

China still mostly closed down as virus deaths pass 1,000

BEIJING (AP) — The daily death toll in China from a new virus topped 100 for the first time, pushing the total fatalities above 1,000 Tuesday as the World Health Organization announced a new nam...

China's virus crisis hits global flows of letters, parcels

PARIS (AP) — Postal operators in the United States, China and elsewhere say the suspension of flights to slow the spread of a deadly new virus is having a major impact on global flows of letters and p...

S. Taiwan ice cream shop enjoying brisker business after bashing Han

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The business of an ice cream parlor in Cishah District (旗山), Kaohsiung was brisker than ever on Sunday (March 31) after the shop posted a statement on Facebook bashing Kaohsiun...

Uighurs to China: Post a video of my missing relatives, too

BEIJING (AP) — Members of the Uighur Muslim ethnic group are calling on China to post videos of their relatives who have disappeared into a vast system of internment camps. The socia...

Why Western Government’s must call out China’s human rights abuses

Last week, the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, paid a visit to China. The visit took place at a time when Brexit continues to dominate British politics and was intended to provide a positive view...

Taiwan to host philately exhibition to mark 30 years of ties with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – To commemorate 30 years of exchanges between China and Taiwan, a stamp exhibition will showcase letters that were sent between Taiwan and China in Taipei from October 11 t...

Taiwanese scientist discovers mushrooms could help fight greenhouse gasses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – When one thinks of mushrooms, the many types of delicious dishes made from the flavorful fungus come to mind, but a scientist who was born in Taiwan now working in the U.S...

You know you've been a foreigner in Taiwan too long when...

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Facebook user in the group Foreigners in Taiwan (外國人在台灣) yesterday posted a document which was dated 2000 listing the many humorous ways a foreigner knows they have lived in ...

Emirates nixes communist flag pin requirement for Taiwanese crew

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to a backlash from Taiwanese crew, netizens, and a formal protest by Taiwan's foreign ministry, Dubai-based airline Emirates on Wednesday backtracked on its ord...

Taiwan News wins second place at Business Next Editors Lab hackathon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan News clinched second place among nine international media teams that competed at the Business Next Editors Lab hackathon that took place at the media company Business...

China Post ceases printing of newspaper today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Another English-language print media outlet in Taiwan follows the footsteps of Taiwan News to cease printing daily newspapers and switch to an all-digital format. The Chin...