3 million Taiwanese engage in multi-level marketing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The number of Taiwanese engaging in multi-level marketing crossed the 3-million mark by the end of last year, according to data from the Fair Trade Commission (FTC). Fl...

Qualcomm 5G center breaks ground in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A groundbreaking ceremony was held at Hsinchu Science Park on Thursday (June 27) for a new building complex for Qualcomm, an American semiconductor multinational. The c...

TFTC looks at competition law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The conference “Challenges of Competition Law Enforcement in Digital Era” (CCLEDE), featuring 15 delegations from abroad, got underway at Taipei Grand Hotel on...

Taiwan's Control Yuan passes corrective measure on FTC-Qualcomm settlement

The Control Yuan said Tuesday it has approved a proposed corrective measure on a settlement agreement reached by the Fair Trade Commission (FTC) and U.S.-based chip designer Qualcomm Inc., saying the ...

Buxiban wars: 16 English cram schools strike back at TutorABC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Sixteen English cram schools, known in Taiwan as "buxiban" (補習班, supplementary learning classes), held a joint press conference yesterday (March 13) to counter rival ...

Taiwanese fear Holiday KTV-Cashbox merger could lead to higher prices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Taiwanese KTV (Karaoke club) rivals Holiday KTV and Cashbox Partyworld announced they would merge on Thursday (Feb. 21), Taiwanese netizens questioned if the tie-up of su...

Qualcomm promises to play fair, investment in Taiwan will boost 5G development

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The IC chip manufacturer Qualcomm announced earlier this year that they would be opening a research and development center and tech hub in Taiwan in the Hsinchu Science an...

Qualcomm reaches settlement with Taiwan’s FTC over anti-trust dispute

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A settlement has been reached between the Fair Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm over a lawsuit involving a record amount of fines slapped on the comp...

Taiwan fines RT-Mart supermarket NT$3.5 million for causing toilet paper panic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Fair Trade Commission (FTC, 公平會) said Wednesday it was fining supermarket chain RT-Mart (大潤發) NT$3.5 million (US$119,800) for the false announcement of price hikes for...

Taiwan Executive Yuan reveals cause of TPapocalypse: 'Out of control marketing'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Executive Yuan has gotten to the bottom of last week's hysteria over toilet paper and it believes that "out of control marketing" is to blame for the...

Photo of the Day: End of the roll for Taiwan toilet paper panic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Cyclist Joshua Samuel Brown (葉家喜), author of four books on Taiwan including two Taiwan guidebooks for Lonely Planet, poses with a photo of stacks of toilet paper packages to sh...

Video shows Taiwan Costco customers bum-rush pallet of toilet paper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As fear of a shortage toilet paper continues to spook Taiwanese consumers, panic buying has continued, and video has surfaced of a crowd clambering for some fresh rolls after a...

Taiwan government to hold meeting with 8 companies over toilet paper panic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) is holding a meeting with eight major toilet paper manufacturers and retailers to get to the bottom of the sudden craze over toilet pap...

TPapocalypse: The great Taiwan toilet paper panic of 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Panic buying of toilet paper broke out over the weekend in Taiwan as word spread of a steep hike in the price of the toilet tissue due to a drastic rise in global pulp prices. ...

Taiwan's govt to act if collusion proven in toilet paper price hikes

Taipei, Feb. 24 (CNA) Taiwan's cabinet, the Executive Yuan, has vowed to act if it finds local toilet paper vendors have colluded to raise prices without good reason. In a statement released on...