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TRA tests Taiwan-made safety system to spot alien objects on tracks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first made-in-Taiwan safety system to detect alien objects on rail tracks and slow down the speed of oncoming trains has been tested successfully, the Taiwan Railways ...

US secretary of commerce warns of recession if Taiwan chips cut off

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo on Wednesday (July 20) warned that the US economy could tip into a deep recession if the supply of chips from Taiwan were to be cu...

Taiwan successfully test launches domestically-made hybrid rocket

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday (July 10) praised the successful launch of Taiwan's first indigenously designed double-stage autonomous sounding rocket as a sig...

Swiss study finds Taiwan's Medigen 84% effective against COVID, China's jabs only 65%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Swiss study has found that Taiwan's Medigen COVID vaccine (MVC-COV1901) has an efficacy level of 84%, far higher than China's jabs, which were rated at 65% effec...

Video shows French senators praise Taiwanese whisky

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Sunday (June 12) uploaded a video showing visiting French senators enjoying Taiwanese-made whisky. On Wednesday (June 8), a de...

Taiwan bans exports of all modern chips to Russia, Belarus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has imposed a ban on the sale of modern chips to Russia and Belarus in response to the invasion of Ukraine. This week, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs ...

Taiwan’s new XT112 assault rifle to complete tests in August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military hopes to complete initial testing on its new XT112 assault rifle by the end of August, reports said Tuesday (May 24). The gun is scheduled to gradually rep...

Photo shows Ukrainian soldier with Taiwanese gear and supplies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photo shared by the Ukraine+Taiwan Forum Twitter account on Thursday (May 12) shows a Ukrainian soldier in a Taiwan-made tactical vest standing before several boxes of s...

Taiwan tightens restrictions on military-use tech exports to Russia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Wednesday (April 6) it was tightening exports to Russia of products that could be used for military purposes. The MOEA has ...

Loss of Taiwan tech will hinder Russia's war in Ukraine: Analyst

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A ex-Soviet officer and military analyst on Saturday (March 19) predicted that Russia will begin to feel a major impact in the coming weeks from the loss of Taiwan-made te...

Photo of the Day: Made-in-Taiwan Winnie Xi toy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Netizens have taken notice of a Taiwan-made figurine that mocks Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping (習近平) by merging him with Winnie the Pooh. Earlier this week, a Reddit user ...

Peloton gives up plan to open Ohio factory with 2,000 jobs

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Peloton has abandoned plans to open its first U.S. factory, which would have employed 2,000 workers in Ohio, the home fitness equipment maker said Tuesday as it announced a major ...

MOFA pays respects to Estonian parliamentarian Milling who visited Taiwan last year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has offered its condolences to the family of Madis Milling, an Estonian parliamentarian who perished in a fire on Thursda...

Taiwan's TSMC surpasses China's Tencent to become most valuable firm in Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has topped China's Tencent to become the most valuable company in Asia. On Tuesday (Jan. 25), The Wall Street Journal ...

Taiwan chipmaker TSMC says quarterly profit $6 billion

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the biggest contract manufacturer of processor chips, reported Thursday its quarterly profit rose 16.4% over a year earlier to $6 billion ...