Chinese leaders divided on releasing entity list of US companies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has been compiling an entity list of U.S. technology companies in response to Washington’s recent treatment of Chinese companies like Huawei Technologies Co. a...

China holds military drills during US official’s Taiwan visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China began military drills near the Taiwan Strait on Friday (Sept. 18) as a senior U.S. official began high-level meetings in Taiwan, according to Reuters. Chinese Def...

Trump administration preparing for Taiwan arms sale

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. is expected to approve a large weapons package to Taiwan, according to congressional and administration sources. A congressional aide told CNN the Trump admini...

China’s third aircraft carrier could be combat ready by 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Construction on China’s third aircraft carrier appears to be progressing, according to new commercial satellite photos. The images, released by Washington think t...

Taiwan says Chinese anti-submarine aircraft entered ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Chinese anti-submarine aircraft flew into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Wednesday (Sept. 16) and were warned to leave by the country’s...

Taiwan’s Asus ROG partners with Ikea to make gaming furniture

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Asus’ Republic of Gamers (ROG) division is teaming up with Ikea to make “affordable gaming furniture and accessories” with a new line of around 30 produc...

New chip from Taiwan's TSMC boosts Apple iPad Air performance by 40%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Apple’s iPad Air tablets will come equipped with the company’s new A14 Bionic processor produced by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), giving t...

Chinese tech firm collected data on millions of people worldwide

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese tech company with alleged connections to the country’s military and intelligence arms has been collecting data on millions of people around the world. A...

EU presses China on trade, human rights during virtual summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — EU leaders and Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping (習近平) held a virtual summit on Monday (Sept. 14) that touched upon trade and human rights issues. European Council P...

US Huawei ban set to take effect

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The world’s largest smartphone and telecom equipment maker, Huawei Technologies, could find doing business a bit more difficult starting on Tuesday (Sept. 15). Af...

India, Japan sign military pact as China tensions rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan and India have signed a military pact that allows them to exchange supplies and logistical support amid growing tensions with China. The Acquisition and Cross-Ser...

Marco Rubio urges US official to open free trade talks with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday (Sept. 10) urging him to send Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, an...

Timing key in beginning US-Taiwan trade talks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Washington public policy think tank has suggested the Trump administration notify Congress that it plans to start negotiations with Taiwan for a bilateral free trade agr...

Taiwan envoy, US health secretary discuss health cooperation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar tweeted out on Thursday (Sept. 10) that he had talked to Taiwanese ambassador Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) about his recent tr...

‘I am Taiwanese’ Czech T-shirt store may partner with company in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An online store based in the Czech Republic is in talks with a Taiwanese company to partner up to make shirts that say “I am Taiwanese” in Czech. Politikuna...