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Costco gains complete control over Taiwan branch

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Costco Wholesale Corp. has bought the 45% stake in Costco Taiwan it did not already own, reports said Friday (July 1). The US$1.05 billion (NT$31.29 billion) transactio...

Over 1,000 visitors flood water park in east Taiwan on opening day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cikasuan Riverside Park in Hualien County on Friday (July 1) morning attracted over a thousand visitors craving a dip in the pool amid the scorching heat. After a one-y...

Taiwan’s TSMC urges customers to move from older nodes to 28nm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has recently been suggesting to customers of its oldest nodes to move their designs over to its 28nm process technologies. ...

Taiwan reports 35,699 local COVID cases, 121 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 35,699 local COVID cases on Friday (July 1), an 8% decrease from the previous day. Philip Lo (羅一鈞), deputy head of...

Taiwan questions Macau report of COVID on mangoes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There is no scientific evidence that people can be infected by traces of COVID-19 found on fruit, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said after reports in Macau said Friday ...

New York attorney set to run in Taipei mayoral race as independent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Media personality and New York attorney Tung Wen-hsun (童文薰) announced her Taipei mayoral bid on Friday (July 1) as an independent candidate, unveiling at the same time a p...

Kaohsiung police chief sworn in as head of Taiwan National Police Agency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Outgoing Kaohsiung City police chief Huang Ming-chao (黃明昭) was sworn in as director-general of the National Police Agency (NPA) on Thursday (June 30), with his predecessor...

Taiwan shares disaster prevention stories at European forum for first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan was for the first time invited to the European Civil Protection Forum, held June 28-29 in Brussels, to share its disaster prevention experience — an indicator...

Samsung starts 3nm chip production ahead of Taiwan’s TSMC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Samsung Electronics Co. has beat rival Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) by being the first chipmaker to enter initial production of 3-nanometer chips. Sams...

Former US advisor urges Taiwan’s inclusion in regional security talks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton called on Washington to abandon the long-standing policy of “strategic ambiguity” and include Taiwan in Indo-...

Taiwan university causes stir by seeking Chinese department professor who teaches in English

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Taiwan Normal University’s (NTNU) Department of Chinese has sparked debate by seeking to hire a professor who can conduct classes in English. The job pos...

Sailors on Taiwanese fishing boat detained by Indonesia safe

Taipei (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said it has confirmed all crew members aboard the fishing boat Chiao Ho (喬和) are safe after the vessel was detained by the Indonesia...

Taiwan CDC imposes monkeypox travel alert for 44 countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced that it has raised its travel health notice to a Level 2 alert for 44 countries that pose a monkeypox community spread risk...

Manicurist admits to being drug ringleader in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A young woman who lived a lavish lifestyle and posed as a manicurist has confessed to being the head of a drug trafficking ring in central Taiwan. In January of this ye...

NATO chief accuses China of bullying Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has been expanding its military capabilities and nuclear arsenal while bullying Taiwan and other neighboring countries, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said ...