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Taiwan-China relations could improve in 2021: China experts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Relations between Taiwan and China have a chance of improvement in 2021, though without any major breakthroughs, Chinese experts said Friday (Feb. 26) on the eve of the co...

Taipei department store customer buys NT$54 pen, wins NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Thursday (Feb. 4), the Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced the complete list of winners of the November-December edition of the Taiwan receipt lottery, which included a...

HK gov't defends Beijing's decision to disqualify pro-democracy legislators

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hong Kong government backed Beijing's decision to remove four pro-democracy legislators from the Legislative Council on Saturday (Nov. 14), further amplifying the ...

Opinion: Hong Kong's rule of law is at its end

Hong Kong's tentative hold on democracy is in trouble. On Wednesday, four pro-democracy lawmakers — two elected directly by voters and two by unions — were disqualified from the city&#...

Restaurant chains hit by virus file for bankruptcy

The coronavirus pandemic was the final blow for many restaurant chains, which were already struggling with growth in third-party delivery and consumers’ migration away from shopping malls. On Sunday, ...

China preparing new export control law in response to US entity list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing is preparing a new export control law that would prohibit Chinese companies from doing business with foreign firms on national security grounds. According to Ni...

Fall could bring chill to dining out

U.S. restaurants are moving warily into fall, hoping their slow recovery persists despite the new challenge of chilly weather and a pandemic that's expected to claim even more lives. ...

Business Highlights

___ US approves oil, gas leasing plan for Alaska Wildlife refuge ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Department of the Interior has approved an oil and gas leasing program...

300 Pizza Huts, mostly dine-in locations, to close

Up to 300 Pizza Hut restaurants will be closed, most of them dine-in locations not well suited for carryout and delivery at a time when millions of people are sheltering and eating at home. ...

Suncity Group Strongly Condemns Unverified Rumours

Advise not to spread any misleading messages and make decision rationally MACAU, CHINA - Media OutReach - 13 July 2020 - In response to the recent rumours circulating on the Internet, Alvin Chau, Chie...

Countries eager for tourists, Tokyo Disneyland reopens

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to the national and global response, the work place and t...

Taiwan releases video of fierce live-fire drill as tensions with China rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As tensions with China continue to ratchet up, Taiwan's military on Wednesday (June 3) released footage of machine guns blazing during a night exercise off the coast o...

China still has a wealth gap problem: Economist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese state-run media outlet Economic Daily on Monday (June 1) published an interview with economist Li Shi (李實) in which he addressed Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's (...

Jackie Chan backs China's draconian security law for HK

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Friday (May 29), Jackie Chan (成龍), the "Clown Prince of Kung fu," joined over 2,000 performing artists in supporting China's new repressive security law f...

Breaking News: China passes draconian Hong Kong security law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's rubber-stamp legislature the National People's Congress (NPC) on Thursday afternoon (May 28) passed a new heavy-handed security law to crush dissent in Hon...