Young DPP member’s appointment to CSBC subsidiary slammed as nepotism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The decision by a subsidiary of a shipbuilding company in Taiwan to appoint a young member of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party to its board of directors has sparked...

Taiwan unveils driverless WinBus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan unveiled an autonomous electric mini-bus on Monday (Aug. 26), which has an optimized positioning system and will undergo testing later this year before entering mas...

First offshore wind farm in Taiwan to be fully operational by end of year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Minister of Economic Affairs Shen Jong-chin (沈榮津), announced on Tuesday (Aug. 20) that 20 more wind turbines will be implemented at the Formosa 1 offshore wind farm (FOWI)...

Institute for Information Industry celebrates 40th Anniversary

The Institute for Information Industry (III) held its 40th Anniversary Reception on July 24. Distinguished guests in attendance included Executive Yuan’s Minister Without Portfolio, Kung Ming-hs...

ITRI celebrates 46th year as driver of Taiwan tech innovation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s economic minister hailed Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) as a force that is spearheading the development of Taiwan's tech industry in a ...

Taiwan Economic Minister questions US charge of 'washing' steel in Vietnam to avoid duties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On July 2, the U.S. Commerce Department announced that it would begin implementing tariffs on certain Vietnamese steel products with duties of up to 456 percent. The U....

Japan’s export ban on South Korea to have limited impact on Taiwan: Economic Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japan’s move to tighten controls on exports to South Korea should have only a limited impact on Taiwan, said the island’s Economic Minister on Wednesday (July ...

US announces tariffs up to 456% on Taiwanese and South Korean steel products 'washed' in Vietnam

TAIPEI -- (Taiwan News) U.S. authorities have announced tariffs on steel products originating in Taiwan and South Korea and exported from Vietnam. The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has announce...

Four firms boost total Taiwan investment pledges to over NT$400 billion

Taipei (CNA) - Another four Taiwanese companies have pledged to boost investments in Taiwan, raising the total pledges to more than NT$400 billion (US$12.90 billion) so far this year under the governm...

Investment pledges by overseas Taiwan firms top NT$375 billion

Another four Taiwanese companies have gained approval to return home under a government incentive program, bringing the total investments pledged by such firms to over NT$375 billion (US$11.90 billion...

3 additional Taiwan firms pledge to invest NT$37.6 billion at home

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Three additional Taiwanese companies operating overseas have pledged to invest a total of NT$37.6 billion (US$1.20 billion) in Taiwan to avoid the possible impact from rising trade ten...

Taiwan, EU to cooperate on smart factory, unmanned aerial vehicles in 5G era

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A joint program between Taiwan and the European Union on 5G technology development will enter a new phase in 2019, with planned experiments on unmanned aerial vehicles and...

Taiwan eyes business opportunities as Trump's Huawei ban goes into effect

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday (May 17) in the United States, a ban on U.S. firms dealing with Chinese telecom and smart phone manufacturing giant, Huawei, along with 70 related business entit...

Taiwan sets new goal for overseas Taiwanese firms' investments

A government goal to attract NT$250 billion of investment from overseas Taiwanese firms returning to the country in one year has been doubled to NT$500 billion, after nearly NT$280 billion of investme...

Escalating US-China trade conflict an opportunity for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump on May 5 (Sunday) to raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods presents a perfect opportunity for Taiwanese businesses...