Taiwan's AI guru: 'I don't use Chinese-made apps and devices'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese AI guru Ethan Tu (杜奕瑾), a former Principal Software Engineering Manager at Microsoft in the U.S., says he would avoid Chinese-made apps and devices out of cybersecuri...

TV dramas in China could be further spurring endangered pangolin trade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Demand for byproducts made from one of the most trafficked animals in the world has been piqued in China due to the growing popularity of an originally rather niche intere...

Jack Ma confirmed to be member of Chinese Communist Party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Jack Ma, China's richest man and owner of Alibaba and South China Morning Post, was confirmed to be a member of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) by China's state-run m...

Report: Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma to retire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The New York Times is reporting that Jack Ma, the co-founder and executive chairman of Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba Group, is retiring. The Times said tha...

Taiwanese netizen declares artist 'pro-Taiwan independence' to get pirated works off Taobao

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To help out a frustrated Taiwanese artist whose pirated works were being sold on Taobao despite his requests to have his artwork taken down, a Taiwanese netizen decla...

Christian heartland opens window into fight for China's soul

NANYANG, China (AP) — The 62-year-old Chinese shopkeeper had waited nearly his entire adult life to see his dream of building a church come true — a brick house with a sunny courtyard and spacious hal...

Starbucks and Alibaba Group Form Strategic Partnership to Transform the Customer Experience in the Coffee Industry in China

SHANGHAI & HANGZHOU, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 1, 2018--Starbucks Coffee Company (“Starbucks”) (NASDAQ: SBUX) and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (“Alibaba”) (NYSE: BABA) today announced a deep, stra...

Video shows Chinese-made electric scooter explode in ball of fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Video surfaced on July 29 showing a father and daughter narrowly avoiding severe injury or death seconds before their electric scooter explodes into a ball of fire in their hou...

GUESS?, Inc. Collaborates with Alibaba to Bring Artificial Intelligence to Fashion

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 9, 2018--GUESS?, Inc. (“GUESS”) (NYSE: GES) has reached another major milestone in its partnership with Alibaba Group (“Alibaba”) (NYSE: BABA) to bring artificial int...

AlipayHK and GCash Launch Cross-Border Remittance Service Powered by Alipay’s Blockchain Technology

HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 25, 2018--AlipayHK and GCash today announced the launch of a cross-border remittance service through their e-wallet platforms, powered by cutting-edge blockchain techno...

China criticizes US moves on intellectual property, telecoms

BEIJING (AP) — China is criticizing recent moves by the U.S. government and Congress targeting the sale of fake goods and Chinese telecoms equipment. Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao ...

Taiwanese woman accuses Taobao of selling clay model without permission

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese gamer accused Chinese online shopping websites Taobao of selling clay models that superficially resembled her without her acknowledgment. On Tuesday, an onl...

Chinese ads featuring African kids raise concerns of exploitation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- China's recent promotional videos displaying Zambian kids shouting messages in Chinese have become popular on the country's social media, but have also raised eyebrows...

Chinese parents alarmed by miniature crossbow craze

BEIJING (AP) — Powerful mini-crossbows that shoot toothpicks and needles are the new must-have toy for schoolkids across China — and a nightmare for concerned parents and school officials. ...

Taiwan’s e-commerce sites losing ground to overseas competitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- 40 percent of online purchases made in Taiwan are from overseas sellers, and 84.3 percent of online shoppers said they would be willing to buy from foreign vendors, according t...