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Taiwan raids 10 Chinese firms poaching chip engineers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ten Chinese companies suspected of illegally poaching chip engineers were raided this week in an effort to protect Taiwan's vital semiconductor industry. The Minist...

Economics minister praises Taiwan semiconductor makers for their security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan companies pay attention to the security of their technology, Economic Affairs Minister Wang Mei-hua (王美花) said Wednesday (May 25). Her comments followed the Quad...

Taiwan lawmakers approve 12-year prison term for economic espionage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Citizens who pass on vital technology to foreign agents will face a maximum of 12 years in prison, according to amendments to the National Security Act approved at a first...

Taiwan, with eye on China, to boost protection for its semiconductor secrets

Taiwan's government proposed on Thursday a new law to prevent China from stealing its chip technology, amid rising concern in Taipei that Beijing is stepping up its economic espionage. Tech pow...

French police arrest suspect in 2012 Alps killing of British family

French police have arrested a man over the 2012 murder of a British-Iraqi family and a cyclist in the remote Alpine region, prosecutors said on Wednesday. The arrest marks the first real progress in ...

Taiwan's 'alliance of shared values' and Nicaragua

In President Tsai’s first inaugural speech in 2016 she stated: “Taiwan has been a model citizen in global civil society. Since our democratization, we have persisted in upholding the un...

Taiwan proposes tightening law to prevent China stealing technology

TAIPEI, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Taiwan's government on Wednesday proposed tightening a law to prevent China from stealing key technology, reflecting concerns in Taipei that Beijing is stepping up espi...

Ex-staffers of Taiwan’s Gogoro charged with spying for Vietnam rival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nine former employees of electric scooter producer Gogoro Taiwan Ltd., including managers and engineers, were charged with industrial espionage linked to a Vietnamese comp...

Congress overrides Trump's veto of defense bill with pro-Taiwan provisions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Congress on Friday (Jan. 1) overrode U.S. President Donald Trump's veto of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which contains two provisions supportive...

S&P Dow Jones Indices to remove 21 Chinese companies from equities, bond indices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — S&P Dow Jones Indices (DJI) announced on Thursday (Dec. 10) that it would remove 21 Chinese firms from its equities and bond indices in response to a Trump administrat...

US blacklists Chinese chipmaker SMIC and oil producer CNOOC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Trump administration on Thursday (Dec. 3) added China’s largest semiconductor firm, SMIC, and oil company CNOOC to a blacklist of alleged Chinese military compan...

US defense bill reaffirms support for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. lawmakers on Thursday (Dec. 3) unveiled a compromise defense bill, which includes reaffirmed support for Taiwan. The US$740 billion, 4,500-page 2021 National Defen...

Samsung reports record sales amid questions about future

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The flood of obituaries for Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-Hee since his death over the weekend have mostly shared his most defining quote: “Change everything except fo...

Pompeo warns of China influence in state, local governments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Wednesday that China was aggressively attempting to influence state and local governments, including through seemingly innocuous sister-...

Australian lawmaker says he isn't a suspect in China probe

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state lawmaker said Monday that he was not a suspect in a police investigation into unnamed people advancing China’s goals in Australia, days after his home an...