Taiwan's GDP growth rate leaped to top of Asia's 4 tigers in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan roared ahead of the rest of Asia's four tigers in 2019 with a growth rate of 2.73 percent. On Tuesday (Jan. 21), the Directorate General of Budget, Accountin...

'We would not be the US if we don't defend Taiwan': Stanton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an interview with China Uncensored, Former Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) William A. Stanton said that the U.S. would be turning its back on its cor...

Taiwan economy can keep growing without China: Wall Street Journal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The landslide victory for President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) may not matter as much to the economy as some investors might think, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday (Jan. 1...

Enoch Wu says Taiwan can develop without China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Enoch Wu (吳怡農) said that Taiwanese oppose the "one country, two systems" framework and that the country can develop successfully without Communist China, at a pr...

Taiwan's vice president greets third largest semiconductor producer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) welcomed representatives from Lam Research Corporation to the Presidential Office Building on Tuesday (Dec. 3) and encouraged the semic...

Vietnam, Taiwan reap biggest benefits from US-China trade war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vietnam and Taiwan have seen the largest surges in exports to the U.S. as its trade war with China rages on, according to data from Statista. On Monday (Nov. 18), Germa...

Taiwan discusses US-China trade war with Switzerland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Switzerland's World Trade Institute (WTI) held a seminar titled "Trade Wars and their Impact on Global Trade and Small Economics" with the Chung-Hua Institut...

Singapore PM: Taiwan citizens peaceful but pessimistic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (李顯龍) on Sunday (Nov. 10) said at the People's Action Party Assembly that Taiwanese are losing faith in the idea that "...

Taiwan small and medium enterprises see steady growth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a document disclosed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs on Tuesday (Nov. 5), small and medium enterprises in Taiwan are said to have shown steady growth in 2019, while...

Taiwan's economic growth surges past Japan, S. Korea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's economic growth exceeded that of regional rivals Japan and South Korea in the first nine months of this year, thanks to relatively stronger export numbers and...

Taiwan's average regular wage rises 2.22% in August

The average regular wage in Taiwan rose 2.22 percent from a year earlier in August, after a revised 2.49 percent year-on-year increase in July, indicating the local labor market has seen some impact f...

Taiwan’s economic outlook may not be so rosy in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A sluggish economy can be expected for Taiwan in the coming year, said the island’s leading business tycoons on Monday (Oct. 7). Wang Wen-yuan (王文淵), president of...

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020 (127 days left):Tidbits from Aug. 26 to Sept. 4, 2019

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020 (127 days left):Tidbits from Aug. 26 to Sept. 4, 2019 Last updated: (GMT+8) 19:50 Sept. 5, 2019 Election Tidbits about Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu, Ko Wen-je, and ...

How the Hong Kong crisis could boost Taiwan’s economy

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – Here in Kaohsiung, most people are spending the weekend sheltering indoors from the torrential rain that has deluged the city for most of the past week. In Hong Kong...

Taiwan economy tops Four Asian Tigers despite lowered forecast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Goldman Sachs has lowered its GDP growth forecast for the “Four Asian Tigers,” namely Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, and Hong Kong, according to Bloomberg. ...