Arrests of foreign English teachers surge by tenfold in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The number of arrests and deportations of foreign English teachers has exploded by as much as tenfold this year as Beijing began launching a crackdown to create a "cleaner...

Have Three Million People in Taiwan Joined a Business Cult?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For job seekers today, opportunities seem to be drying up. Headlines offer hope for future job growth, but many feel as though their skills do not match these jobs of tomorrow....

Bankruptcy judge gives Sears another chance

NEW YORK (AP) — A bankruptcy judge has blessed a $5.2 billion plan by Sears chairman and biggest shareholder Eddie Lampert to keep the iconic business going. The approval means rough...

Sears creditors challenge hedge fund chairman's winning bid

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of Sears creditors are challenging Chairman Eddie Lampert's hedge fund's winning $5.2 billion bid to buy the business in a bankruptcy auction and wants to air their grievances ...

The Latest: Sears creditors challenge ESL's winning bid

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Sears bankruptcy auction (all times local): 5 p.m. A group of Sears creditors are challenging Chairman Eddie Lampert's hedge fund's wi...

Sears staves off liquidation, stores to remain open

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears may have won a reprieve in a desperate attempt to stave off its own demise. Multiple media outlets reported early Wednesday that billionaire Eddie Lampert has w...

Win or lose, Sears' chairman may still come out on top

NEW YORK (AP) — As Sears teeters on the brink of collapse, one man stands at the center of the fight for the future of the iconic retailer. Eddie Lampert plays several often-conflict...

Sears gets another reprieve from liquidation

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears is getting another reprieve from liquidation after its chairman and largest shareholder revised his bid to save the iconic brand. The Hoffman Estates, Illinois-...

SadStory: booted from 'E. Asia' subregion, Taiwan Counter-Strike team must play under 'Greater China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Earlier this week, on Nov. 7, it was reported that a Taiwanese team of Esports competitors who had qualified for a regional Counter Strike: global Offensive (CS:GO) tourna...

Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses. Sears once dominated the American retail landscape. But the b...

Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses. Sears once dominated the American retail landscape. ...

Taiwan to increase hours of English taught in schools, 4,600 new foreign teachers needed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Education (MOE) last week announced plans to both increase the number of hours of English taught starting in third grade, raise the number of bilingual classes...

Next steps to make English 2nd official language in works: spokesperson

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke yesterday that Taiwan Premier William Lai (賴清德) is spearheading a plan to make English the second official language in Taiwan next year, making it a "bili...

Sears to close another 46 unprofitable stores in November

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears Holdings Corp. is closing another 13 Kmart stores and 33 Sears stores as sales shrink and losses grow. The ailing company said liquidation sales at...

ETS kowtows to Beijing by posting 'Taiwan, China' on TOEFL site

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese students preparing to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) became incensed when they discovered Educational Testing Service (ETS) had kowtowed to Be...