Hong Kong immigration to Taiwan soars by 28%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the anti-extradition bill protests rage on in Hong Kong, the number of Hong Kong citizens immigrating to Taiwan has surged by 28 percent this year. As clashes between Hon...

Philippines yet to verify any cases of African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Although Taiwan has taken the precautionary measure of inspecting carry-on baggage of all travelers from the Philippines, there have yet to be any confirmed cases of African sw...

Trump OK's F-16V fighter deal to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- U.S. President Trump has confirmed that he has approved the sale of F-16V fighters to Taiwan and that the arms deal will be approved by Congress. According to information p...

Sex abuse exposed at Taiwan company making jeans in Lesotho

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A number of Lesotho-based factories owned by a Taiwan jeans manufacturer have allegedly seen female workers forced to have sex to keep their jobs. Three prominent U.S....

Hong Kong crackdown concerns Trump

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. President Donald Trump has expressed his concern over a potentially violent crackdown on Hong Kong protesters, as Beijing on Thursday (Aug. 15) warned it would not &l...

Asian stocks lower after US indexes tumble on recession fear

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower on Thursday after the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged on mounting fears of a possible recession. Market benchmarks in Shangh...

Taiwan president pledges government support for aerospace and drone industries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said that her government remains committed to developing Taiwan’s national defense and aerospace industries at a pair of exhibitions on ...

LA Opera to investigate Placido Domingo over accusations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two music companies canceled appearances by Placido Domingo and the Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday it would launch an investigation in response to an Associated Press story ...

Women: Opera’s Domingo sexually harassed them, hurt careers

For decades, Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated and powerful men in opera, has tried to pressure women into sexual relationships by dangling jobs and then sometimes punishing the women profes...

Taiwan's Quanta plans to move part of its production from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Notebook manufacturer Quanta Computer is planning to move part of its production from China to Southeast Asia to avoid U.S. tariffs targeting goods exported from China. ...

China waiting out Hong Kong protests, but backlash may come

BEIJING (AP) — China’s central government has dismissed Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters as clowns and criminals while bemoaning growing violence surrounding the months long demonstratio...

Changes in Kashmir will free it from ‘terrorism’ says Indian Prime Minister

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the nation Thursday night that he stripped the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir of its statehood and special constitutional status t...

China imports from US fall 19% in July amid trade war

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese imports of American goods plunged in July as a tariff war with Washington intensified. Imports of U.S. goods fell 19% from a year earlier to $10.9 billion, customs data...

Many working dads in Taiwan feel alienated from their children: survey

Taipei, Aug. 6 (CNA) Balancing career and family has become a huge concern for working fathers as many of them feel alienated from their children, a recent survey has found. According to the result...

Ministry of Labor sets up AI training center in Southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Labor (MOL) officially launched its artificial intelligence (AI) training center for Southern Taiwan in Tainan Monday (August 5). The new center is the ...