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Taiwan chipmaker UMC to spend $3.6 billion to expand capacity

Taiwan chipmaker United Microelectronics Corp 2303.TW said on Wednesday (April 28) it will spend NT$100 billion ($3.59 billion) over the next three years to expand capacity at a plant in southern Taiw...

COVID-19: Why is China's vaccination rate so low?

As countries around the world try to combat the latest wave of coronavirus infections by expanding vaccine access, China is trying to boost its vaccination rate through a combination of rewards and pu...

Slain spa workers and customers mourned by families

ATLANTA (AP) — Mothers, grandmothers, brothers. They loved to cook, dance, sing and travel. They worked long hours, sometimes in settings their children little understood. These are the eight people k...

Taiwanese travel agencies continue focusing on domestic business after 2020 revenue drop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese travel agencies will continue to focus on domestic travel this year, as some major agencies suffered a 70 to 80 percent decrease in annual revenue last year due ...

Taiwan needs to lead world in opening up after coronavirus: CNN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan set an example on how to respond to the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, and now it wants to do the same with the recovery, CNN wrote Tuesday (Sept. 22). Entering Tai...

Taiwan teams up with Stanford to design protocols for travel resumption

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is joining hands with Stanford University in the U.S. to design a mechanism for effective testing and quarantine as the island country prepares to relax travel rest...

Taiwan's NCKU holds online summit for world education and medical advancement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) on Tuesday (April 21) held a 12-hour-long online meeting attended by over 150 university presidents, scholars, experts, and medical p...

CNN lists Taiwan among 4 'places' that flattened coronavirus curve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Out of apparent fear of offending China, CNN has listed Taiwan among four "places," not countries, that have set a model example of how to flatten the Wuhan coro...

Barbra Streisand lauds Taiwan's coronavirus fighting tactics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Renowned American singer and actress Barbra Streisand on Sunday (April 5) praised Taiwan for its handling of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In a tweet poste...

Journal of the American Medical Association lauds Taiwan’s coronavirus efforts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s efforts in fighting the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) have won praise from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), reports said Wednesday (Ma...

ID theft stings, but it's hard to pin on specific data hacks

NEW YORK (AP) — Equifax 2017 . Marriott 2018 . Capital One 2019 . Data breaches through hacking attacks are distressingly common these days, and personal details about you can lead t...

HBO Asia to film original sci-fi series in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – HBO Asia recently announced a new sci-fi original series that will be shot completely in Taiwan. The show will be entitled “Dream Raiders” (獵夢特工), and the c...

Photo of the Day: Sunset in Pingtung,Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese student captured this stunning sunset with silhouettes of coconut trees in southern Taiwan's Pingtung in August. An 18-year-old Taiwanese student named Jason...

China tried to spy on German parliament — report

Chinese spies attempted to bribe members of Germany's Bundestag for information in the form of "analyses," German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Friday. The newspaper suggest...

Gordon Ramsay praises Taiwanese-American contestant Jason Wang in Masterchef

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)- In the latest episode of Masterchef Season 8, Taiwanese-American contestant Jason Wang used onion, ginger, basil and clams to cook a famous local dish - clam soup. This dish earn...