Green Energy Technology to lay off employees, cites poor solar market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Green Energy Technology Inc. (綠能科技股份有限公司) employees told the media today that the company was laying off 20-30 workers due to the poor solar market. In addition to laying of...

Foreign-owned factories in Taiwan to benefit from Apple supply chain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Following the release of Apple Inc.’s list of suppliers for 2017, not only were Taiwanese companies included as major suppliers for the tech giant but foreign-owned and f...

Brexit to have little impact on Taiwan-UK trade relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the UK begins the process of exiting the EU, which some expect may be completed within two years, the country believes that triggering Article 50 will have little impact on ...

New Taipei 'Dragon King,' wife sentenced for sexually assaulting followers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The man who claimed to be a “Dragon King” and used his self-proclaimed spiritual authority to sexually assault his female followers was sentenced to 19 and a half y...

Chinese tourists in Bangkok press Taipei mayor on reunification

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) was in Bangkok, Thailand today, as part of his three-nation tourism promotion tour, but he found himself in an uncomfortable situation am...

Taiwan's AUO omitted from list of Apple suppliers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Apple released its newest list of suppliers for this year, which included more than 200 companies, but TFT-LCD manufacturer AU Optronics (AUO) was left off the supply chain lis...

‘Taiwan’ passport stickers pass Japan immigration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Chinese media reported that Taiwanese visitors to Japan were allowed to pass through immigration at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport with “Republic of Taiwan” (台灣國) sti...

HTC Vive inks agreement for Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ as it expands market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- HTC Vive (宏達電) and Warner Bros. Studios signed a strategic cooperation agreement on Monday with China’s largest home appliance retailer Gome (國美) through which HTC Vive w...

Online retailers seek to capitalize on family pet market for Tomb Sweeping Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- This year for Tomb Sweeping Day, or Qingming Festival (清明節), some residents of Taiwan may honor more than their ancestors as entrepreneurs look to capitalize on the pet market ...

NT$440 mn Keelung road project suspended after platform collapse kills migrant worker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Keelung’s Yuemei Road improvement project was ordered to suspend operations Monday morning following the collapse of a steel platform that killed one migrant worker and l...

After brawl, legislators seek to confront treatment of Taiwan teams & fans at competitions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Following an incident in which a brawl broke out between teams representing China and Taiwan during the U18 World Hockey Championship and a Chinese player began waving a Chines...

While police were distracted by crowds, man illegally cuts trees in Alishan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Police on Saturday caught a man illegally logging in Alishan National Scenic Area while he thought the police would be too busy controlling traffic with the influx of visitors ...

Motivational teacher in Taipei accused of sexual assault

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei City police have detained motivational teacher Wu Tung-jung (吳東融) for allegedly sexually assaulting five female students who had enrolled in his spiritual motivation cla...

Chiang Kai-shek Mausoleum suffers declining tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As some sectors of the tourism industry have been hit by declining Chinese tourists numbers since the election of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), vendors at Taoyuan’s Cihu ...

Events and activities in Taiwan for March 24-30

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- The following is a list of notable events and activities taking place in Taiwan from March 24 to March 30: Sports The Tour de Taiwan returns with the first stage in Taipe...