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___ S&P 500 hits all-time high as market extends recent gains NEW YORK (AP) — The S&P 500 index closed at an all-time high Monday, extending a recent string...

US travel industry to Chinese tourists: What trade war?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., has dangled hotel discounts tied to the Chinese Lunar New Year. Arizona has promoted its outdoor attractions to draw visitors during another popular Chines...

Taiwan government official puts Han Kuo-yu in his place

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A high-ranking Ministry of Transportation and Communications official delivered a stinging rebuke on Monday (Oct. 28) to KMT candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), who recently comme...

France's LVMH confirms it wants to buy jeweler Tiffany

PARIS (AP) — French luxury group LVMH has confirmed that it has held preliminary discussions to purchase U.S. jeweler Tiffany & Co. In a statement released Monday, LVMH said "the...

US travel industry to Chinese tourists: What trade war?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., has dangled hotel discounts tied to the Chinese Lunar New Year. Arizona has promoted its outdoor attractions to draw visitors during another popul...

Reports: LVMH seeking to buy luxury jeweler Tiffany's

WASHINGTON (AP) — Luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has made an offer to purchase U.S. jeweler Tiffany & Co., according to news reports. LVMH has offered $120 ...

Hilarious Han is taking Taiwan’s voters for fools once more

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) - Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) is on holiday. Lucky Han Kuo-yu. He has awarded himself three months’ holiday from his full-time job as mayor of Kaohsiung City despite having taken...

Han claims he can bring 20 million tourists to Taiwan through closer China ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Sunday (Oct. 20) pledged to increase the number of foreign tourists to Taiwan to 20 million by 2028 by establishing c...

Tourism from China falls 68% year-on-year in September

Around 44,000 Chinese tourists visited Taiwan in September, constituting a year-on-year decline of 68 percent, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) announced on Thursday. The decline follows Beijing ...

Chinese snooping tech spreads to nations vulnerable to abuse

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — When hundreds of video cameras with the power to identify and track individuals started appearing in the streets of Belgrade as part of a major surveillance project, some prote...

Taipei 101 cuts admission prices for Taiwanese citizens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The price for a ticket to visit the observation deck on the 89th floor of Taipei 101 is set to drop to NT$101 (US$3.27) from NT$600 for the period of October 10 to Decembe...

Video shows Chinese tourist rip down National Taiwan University Lennon Wall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese tourist was arrested on Monday morning (Oct. 7) after he was captured on video ripping down a Lennon Wall at National Taiwan University (NTU). On its Facebook...

NIA: Chinese who destroy Lennon Walls will not be allowed back into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese citizens who destroy or damage “Lennon Walls” supporting Hong Kong will not be allowed to return to Taiwan, the chief of the National Immigration Agenc...

Taiwan will lose one or two more allies to China by 2020: NSC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China will interfere with the campaign for the January 2020 elections by luring away one or two more of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies by the end of the year, according ...

The Latest: 3 Chinese tourists still critical from bus crash

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a deadly tour bus crash in Utah that left four Chinese tourists dead (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Hospital officials say three C...