Wives of Taiwanese business people returning from China boost retail sector

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Business at a major department store in Taipei could surge by 20 percent this year due to the wives of businessmen returning from China to invest on the island, reports sa...

Stunning wealth, poor services behind massive Chile protests

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — It's not about a 4-cent hike in subway prices. The decision to add 30 pesos to the cost of a ticket on Latin America's most modern public transportation system...

Hudson's Bay being taken private by shareholder group

NEW YORK (AP) — The owner of Saks Fifth Avenue is being taken private by a group of its shareholders. Hudson's Bay said Monday that its common shares will be purchased for 10.30 Cana...

Heavy rain, winds lash Tokyo as powerful typhoon hits Japan

FUJISAWA, Japan (AP) — A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan’s worst in six decades made landfall sou...

International legal battle brewing over SOGO management in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the purchase of shareholder rights of SOGO department store locations in Taiwan by a Singaporean company, a dispute over store management rights may be brewing. ...

Retail, wholesale revenue hit all-time highs for July

Taipei (CNA) Taiwan's retail and wholesale sectors reported July sales that where the highest ever for the month as retailers benefited from promotional campaigns and wholesale operators saw sales...

NDC works to make Taiwan a bilingual nation

Taipei, Aug. 19 (CNA) A series of activities that encourage members of the public to speak English are being held across Taiwan, as part of the National Development Council's (NDC's) efforts ...

Kuai Kuai EasyCards go on sale for Ghost Month in Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Starting today (Aug. 14), limited edition EasyCards will be available which are shaped like a lucky Kuai Kuai (乖乖) snack bag to keep gremlins away from computers during Ghost M...

Video shows man use Poké Ball to travel around Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American blogger has posted a video of his adventures using a limited edition Poké Ball-themed electronic stored-value card in Taipei. Daniel Arreola, 34, who runs...

7-Eleven, FamilyMart to stop offering plastic straws in Taiwan on Sept. 11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In keeping with Taiwan's ban on single-use plastic straws, the country's largest convenience store chains 7-Eleven and FamilyMart are going to phase out plastic straws ...

Taiwan expands restrictions on single-use cutlery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will impose tougher restrictions on the use of single-use cutlery at department stores, shopping malls, and retailers, announced the Environmental Protection Admini...

Poké Ball EasyCards go on sale in Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To join in on the Pokémon Go craze, Taipei’s EasyCard Corporation has teamed up with Niantic, Inc. to offer limited edition Poké Ball-themed electronic stor...

Tasty Taiwan food expo kicks off in Malaysia

Tasty Taiwan, a fair spotlighting the nation’s produce and halal food products, kicked off June 28 in Kuala Lumpur as part of government efforts to expand trade with emerging Muslim markets. ...

Taiwan's ban on plastic straws kicks in today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's ban on the use of single-use plastic straws goes into effect today (July 1), although those who order take-out or delivery will receive a reprieve, for now. In ...

Government to roll out new regulations nationwide July 1

A series of new regulations will come into force across Taiwan on July 1, including a ban on single-use plastic straws, more stringent rules on traffic violations, free hepatitis B vaccines for newbor...