ASEAN Basketball League to tip off with two teams from Taiwan

The ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) will tip off this season with the participation of two teams from Taiwan, one of them being the Fubon Braves that won the national Super Basketball League (SBL) earli...

Hong Kong protests delay bank deal for Taiwan’s Fubon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The months of confrontation in Hong Kong have delayed plans for Fubon Financial Holding Co. (富邦金控) to sell its banking business in the territory, though interest from Chin...

Taiwan shares soar over 130 points, led by 'Apple concept' stocks

Shares in Taiwan moved sharply higher Tuesday, jumping more than 130 points as major suppliers to Apple Inc. received a significant boost from the strong showing of shares in the U.S. consumer electro...

Taiwan approves three online banks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) on Tuesday (July 30) unexpectedly approved all three applications it had received for Web-only banks. Previously, the governm...

Jeremy Lin's biggest dream is to play with brother on same team

Taipei (CNA)-- Taiwanese-American point guard Jeremy Lin (林書豪), who won his first NBA title last month with the Toronto Raptors, said Wednesday that his biggest dream right now is to play on the same ...

Taiwan’s financial sector catches global ‘open banking’ wave

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A number of Taiwan banks are adapting to the “Open Banking” trend by incorporating big data and artificial intelligence (AI) in their banking services. Open...

Taiwan to ring in new era of mobile music streaming via Line Music

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The subscription-based music streaming service Line Music, slated to launch in Taiwan on Wednesday (July 10), is expected to unnerve both local and foreign competitors, i...

Six-time Taiwan pro baseball league champion team up for sale

Taipei (CNA) - Six-time Taiwan professional baseball league championship team the Lamigo Monkeys created a bombshell Wednesday when its owner announced that the team is being put up for sale. The d...

Taiwan's central bank expected to keep rates steady for 12th straight quarter

The central bank in Taiwan is unlikely to adjust its key interest rates at its quarterly policymaking meeting on Thursday, according to economists. Talking with CNA over the weekend, the economists...

Video shows Taiwanese baseball player accept getting tagged out with Mother's Day hug

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Apparently feeling the spirit of Mother's Day, a Taiwanese baseball player bizarrely accepted getting tagged out at home plate during a game on Sunday (May 12). During a...

LINE to invest additional US$100 million in Taiwan

LINE Corp., the mobile messaging and communication services supplier, said Wednesday that it will invest an additional US$100 million in Taiwan after an earlier investment in the local Internet-only b...

Sense Innovation wins APISPA award by meeting needs of children with disabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Sense Innovation has won the 2019 Asia Pacific Social Innovation Partnership Award (APSIPA) for providing the latest medical technologies and working with two charities to meet...

Taiwan Council of Agriculture partners with Fubon for banana crop insurance scheme

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fubon Property and Casualty Insurance has launched a “banana plant crop” insurance scheme in cooperation with the Executive Yuan’s Council of Agriculture...

Control Yuan impeaches National Taiwan University president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Control Yuan on Tuesday impeached National Taiwan University President Kuan Chung-ming (管中閔) in a vote of seven to four over his combination of a paid function with a ...

Cabinet accepts education minister's resignation over National Taiwan University appointment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government approved the resignation of Education Minister Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) on Tuesday, just a day after he made public a controversial decision to accept the appoi...