EVA strike in Taiwan slammed for compromising consumer rights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With Taiwan's aviation industry currently undergoing its third strike this year, the island’s non-profit consumer rights organization warned industry players on ...

Hong Kong police use tougher tactics against protesters

Hong Kong police resorted to harsher-than-usual tactics to suppress protesters this week in the city's most violent turmoil in decades. Police fired rubber bullets and beanbag rounds...

Taiwan Government: 115 days off in 2020, including 7 days for the Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwanese will have 115 days off next year, including seven consecutive days for the Lunar New Year, and four days each for the Dragon Boat Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival, an...

Asian stocks mixed after new Wall Street high

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street hit a new high and Chinese factory activity grew in April but below the previous month's pace. Benchmarks in H...

At least 7 days off for Lunar New Year beginning in 2020: Taiwan Premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Beginning next year, each Lunar New Year holiday period will last at least seven days, with one within the next decade even lasting 10 days, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Fr...

Sentiment improves in manufacturing sector in February

Business sentiment in the local manufacturing sector improved in February for the third consecutive month, amid growing optimism that the United States and China will resolve their trade disputes, acc...

Chinese-American man shouts 'Trump save me' after tossing wife off Taiwan airport stairway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a Chinese-American man Wan (萬) was arrested for shoving his wife off the fourth-floor staircase in the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, he was overheard shouting &qu...

Taiwan to elect president and Legislative Yuan on January 11, 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The next presidential and legislative elections will take place next January 11, the Central Election Commission (CEC) announced Tuesday. It was already known a Saturday in J...

Asian stocks mixed after Chinese industrial data disappoints

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Thursday after China said its industrial output slowed in January and February, leaving traders waiting for assurances from Beijing. Japa...

Chinese exports fall amid weak demand, US tariffs

While Chinese export figures were up for January, they fell sharply in February, according to official data. They increased 9.1 percent in January, but fell 20.7 percent in February, compared with the...

Chinese exports fall amid US tariffs, weak global demand

BEIJING (AP) — China's exports to the United States fell 14.1 percent from a year earlier in the first two months of 2019 as President Donald Trump's punitive tariffs chilled demand, while sales to th...

Facebook's vision of future? Looks like Chinese app WeChat

LONDON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is taking the social media company in a new direction by focusing on messaging. Chinese tech giant Tencent got there years ago with its app WeChat. ...

Taiwan CDC confirms 4 new measles cases, making total 27 so far in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Center for Disease Control on Monday, March 4 stated that four more cases of measles have been confirmed in the country, bringing the total to 27 cases so f...

Taiwanese student tests positive for Zika virus after a trip to Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese man has been diagnosed with Zika virus after his trip to Vietnam, announced the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and it becomes the first confirmed case of the dis...

CAL considers cutting routes in aftermath of pilot strike

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s China Airlines (CAL) is reportedly considering the discontinuation of a number of flight routes to reduce operating costs set to rise following the week-lon...