Taiwan, Japan, South Korea to be hardest hit amid global trade slowdown: Moody's economist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Export-reliant economies such as Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan are likely to be the hardest-hit by the escalating trade war between China and the U.S., according to an ec...

China drops WTO case asking to be granted ‘market economy’ status

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China is reported to have dropped the case at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over its claim to be recognized as a market economy, which means it will have to accept co...

New safety fears for Boeing with Dreamliner

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Boeing B787 Dreamliner may pose a safety threat, according to a new report, as the aerospace giant struggles to restore consumer trust in its troubled 737 Max. The ...

Taiwan’s StarLux Airlines to launch first flights January 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei-headquartered StarLux Airlines (星宇航空) announced plans to operate its first flights in January 2020, with tickets available as early as December. The company is w...

Taiwan refuses extradition cooperation with Hong Kong over human rights issues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s judicial authorities have made it clear that any extradition cooperation between the country and Hong Kong will not materialize before human rights concerns...

Taiwan’s gay film streaming service GagaOOLala makes foray into India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – GagaOOLala, the first Taiwan-based LGBT film streaming platform in Asia, announced plans to establish a presence in India this month, following its launch of services in H...

Former Taiwan President Chen skeptical of DPP primary polls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) lashed out against the presidential primary polling results of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), which were released on Thursda...

Huawei cancels laptop launch due to US ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese tech behemoth Huawei is beginning to feel the pinch by Washington’s move to ban American firms from doing business with it as it announced cancellation of th...

Google shifts hardware manufacturing from China to Taiwan to avoid tariffs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tech giant Google is reportedly moving its hardware production from China to Taiwan amid an escalating trade conflict that will see Chinese exports to the U.S. hit with ta...

Taipei embarks on rabies inoculation tour in mountainous areas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Animal Protection Office (APO) of Taipei will conduct a rabies vaccination tour around the city’s mountainous areas from June 13 through September to prevent the...

Foxconn’s blanket pay rise plan raises ‘vote buying’ speculation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn Technology Group is reportedly implementing across-the-board pay increases, a move that some speculate is a way for ...

Taiwan people facing ‘day of awakening’: Yang Sen-hong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In times of political turmoil, Taiwanese human rights activist and commentator Yang Sen-hong (楊憲宏) urges the public to break free from “constrained cognitive space&r...

Taipei joins China Airlines to promote city tourism in South Korea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Department of Information and Tourism of Taipei City is taking part in the Hana Tour International Travel Show at KINTEX in Gyeonggi Province of South Korea between Ju...

Taiwan’s DPP rules out foul play for presidential primary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 25 polling algorithms were selected for the presidential primary survey slated for next week, witnessed and agreed to by representatives from the camps of Presi...

Taiwan praised, China to blame for ‘downward spiral’ of media freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S.-based Freedom House expressed concerns about the world’s deteriorating media freedom situation in a report published on Wednesday (June 5), and says China h...