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Taiwan’s TSMC launches Japan chip foundry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chip giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) launched its first factory in Japan Saturday (Feb. 24) near the city of Kumamoto. The project will be managed b...

Taiwan's looming demographic disaster

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — News reports and commentators use polite terms like “demographic decline” and “low birthrate” to describe what would be more accurately described...

Taiwan government introduces platform for public opinion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Development Council (NDC) announced its new “Public Policy Online Participation Platform” to solicit policy suggestions from citizens in a press r...

Taiwan sees steady economic growth over past four years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) released economic statistics on Wednesday (Jan. 31). The National Development Council (NDC)...

Lithuania parliament delegation visits Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A delegation from Lithuania’s parliament will visit Taiwan from Sunday (Jan. 21) to Friday (Jan. 26). Head of the Lithuanian Parliamentary Group for Relations wit...

Average year-end bonus for Taiwan office workers is 1.32 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan companies will hand out an average of 1.32 months of wages to office workers for their year-end bonus. With less than a month to go before the Lunar New Year, in...

Taiwan’s NDC says export reliance on China market down to 35.4%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over the past seven years, Taiwan has varied its export markets and cut its reliance on the Chinese economy, the National Development Council (NDC) said Tuesday (Jan. 2). ...

Volunteers clip toenails for 600 of Taiwan's elderly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hundreds of elderly people have benefited from a program backed by Chiayi County government that trains volunteers to help senior citizens clip their toenails. Wasting ...

Taiwan’s economy best performance since 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The economic outlook for Taiwan is the best it has been for a year, with the main economic indicator turning to yellow-blue in November for only the second time in 2023, t...

The sweet taste of premium coffee: Making the Rounds of Taiwan’s coffee estates

Chiayi’s Alishan is famous for its sunrises, sunsets, and “sea of clouds,” and for its world-renowned “high mountain” teas. Now coffee shrubs are starting to appear as we...

Taiwan eager to sign economic cooperation deal with Australia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan looks forward to signing an economic cooperation agreement with Australia to promote industrial development, National Development Council Minister Kung Ming-hsin (龔...

Price tag for Terminal 3 at Taiwan’s main airport surges by third

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The price tag for Taoyuan International Airport’s Terminal 3 will surge by a third to NT$130 billion (US$4.15 billion), reports said Saturday (Dec. 2). The comple...

Taiwan NDC plans innovation offices in Silicon Valley, Tokyo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To promote the internationalization of Taiwan’s innovation efforts, the National Development Council (NDC) will open offices in Silicon Valley in the United States, ...

National Taiwan University to open semiconductor program to foreign students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Taiwan University (NTU) will begin accepting foreign students into a newly created undergraduate semiconductor program in 2024, the university’s president s...

Talent Taiwan Office launched to help foreign professionals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The International Talent Taiwan Office was launched on Wednesday (Nov. 1) to encourage more international talent to come to the country. In a press release, the Nationa...