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Taiwan posts record exports for December and 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Orders for Taiwanese exports totaled US$67.9 billion in December, the highest of any month, while total exports for 2021 also hit a record high. The December figure rep...

Taiwan working on temporary measures to protect business interests in Nicaragua

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is currently working on a stopgap to ensure the rights and interests of Taiwanese businesses in Nicaragua, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thursday (Jan...

Taiwan bans frozen sugar apples from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has extended a ban on the import of fresh sugar apples from China to cover the fruit in frozen form, reports said Tuesday (Jan. 18). China slapped a ban on pinea...

Giving thanks for the past year in Taiwan and best wishes for the new year

Global problems persist… As we enter a new year, it is easy to be grim about the future. The continuing COVID-19 plague, ongoing PRC belligerence toward Taiwan and others, the Russian threat...

Extra gas extraction angers Dutch region hit by earthquakes

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The government of the Netherlands has sparked anger by announcing it may have to double the amount of gas it pumps this year from a northern province that experienced a s...

3 more active faults found in Taiwan, raising total to 36

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid two major earthquakes on Monday and Tuesday (Jan. 3-4), the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on Tuesday announced that three more active faults have been discovere...

Taiwan’s semiconductors in the crosshairs amid US-China competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has become important to both the U.S. and China as it has come to dominate the production of the world’s most advanced semiconductors. The chips being prod...

‘I hope Taiwan can have its own Paypal Mafia’: thingnario co-founder

As a world-class academic and researcher in the fields of engineering, machine intelligence, and large-scale visual recognition, Professor Winston Hsu wears many hats. On top of his day job as a profe...

Taiwan Design Expo turns historic jail into 'hostel'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2021 Taiwan Design Expo will open in Chiayi City on Friday (Dec. 24). Hosted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Taiwan Design Research Institute, the 19th edit...

Taiwan green lights TSMC facility in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.’s (TSMC) investment plan to set up a chip plant in Japan was given the okay by Taiwan’s Investment Commission on Monday ...

Taiwan's November exports grow for 21st consecutive month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s exports rose for the 21st straight month in November to a new high of US$65.5 billion, up 13.4% annually due to sustained demand for electronics. Orders ...

Taiwan moves to limit tech companies selling assets in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s authorities will increase oversight on the flow of strategic technology to China by acquiring new powers that prevent Taiwan companies from selling off cert...

Post-pandemic Era - Efforts to Promote Taiwanese Cuisine and Hand-shaken Drinks

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 17 December 2021 - Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the government imposed a number of control measures such as lockdowns and home-isolation. These measures have sparke...

Taiwan to encourage platform for exchanges with Japan’s manufacturing sector

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) will intensify its support for the launch of a platform for exchanges between the manufacturing sectors of Taiwan and Japan, report...

Brazil and Taiwan hold seminar to discuss 5G business opportunities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Officials representing Taiwan and Brazil held a seminar on Thursday (Dec. 9) to discuss prospective business opportunities for the two countries in the 5G sector. Repre...