No extra cross-strait flights for Taiwanese heading home for Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There will be no additional cross-strait flights for the Lunar New Year holiday this year, the first since Taiwan and China launched direct flights 12 years ago. Air tr...

Taiwan resumes passenger flights to Vietnam after 7-month hiatus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese airplane carrying 280 passengers landed at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on Wednesday (Nov. 25), the first such flight since Vietnam halted inbound pa...

Taiwan business group donates masks to Torrance, California

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the United States looks to be worsening, a group of Taiwanese businesspeople donated masks to the Los Angeles County town o...

Taiwan tycoon sentenced to 8 years and 6 months for illegal loans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former SinoPac Financial Holdings Co. (永豐金控) Chairman Ho Shou-chuan (何壽川) was sentenced to eight years and six months in prison for illegal loans Friday (Nov. 20), but his...

Passengers allowed to pay for COVID-19 test upon arriving in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Passengers who fail to produce a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test (NAT) report upon arrival can now pay for a test at the airport before entering the country, according...

UAE national carrier to start flying to Tel Aviv next spring

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, announced Monday it would start operating daily nonstop flights to Tel Aviv next spring, a move tha...

Taiwan business groups call on government to set up travel bubbles to revive economy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is mulling looser travel restrictions for businesspeople from countries that successfully managed the coronavirus. Government of...

China's Xi promises changes to promote tech center Shenzhen

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping promised Wednesday new steps to back development of China's biggest tech center, Shenzhen, amid a feud with Washington that has disrupted access to U.S. technology ...

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___ A lesson from Trump taxes: An underfunded IRS is outmatched WASHINGTON (AP) — Revelations of President Donald Trump’s near-zero federal income tax payments have...

Trump went even further than other uber-rich to shrink taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tax-avoidance strategies that President Donald Trump capitalized on to shrink his tax bill to essentially zero are surprisingly common among major real estate developers and othe...

The Russian oligarchs of the FinCEN Files

Secret activities of Russian oligarchs, rich businesspeople with connections to the Kremlin, play a role in the so-called Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) that form the basis of the FinCEN Files. The...

Social Enterprise Summit 2020 theme "new normal · collective power"

Free public registration to e-meet 70+ social innovators HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 16 September 2020 - The 13th Social Enterprise Summit ("SES 2020") will be held from 19 to 21 November with...

Taiwan upgrades Hong Kong to medium risk, Vietnam to low-risk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As new cases of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) have started to ebb in Hong Kong and Vietnam, Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Sept. 9) a...

China's Xi promises more market opening at trade fair

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping pledged to open China’s service industries wider to foreign competitors as its first in-person trade fair since the coronavirus outbreak opened under intensive anti...

From Dhaka to Düren: How political refugee Munshi built a new life in Germany

The fingers are made of black plastic and they hum like a bee. At the touch of a button, they wrap themselves around a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. Mahmudul Haque Munshi smiles and looks in...