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China's economy grows still-weak 4.8% in January-March

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leaders face pressure to shore up sinking economic growth after Shanghai and other cities shut down to fight coronavirus outbreaks, threatening to disrupt global trade and manuf...

China's economy grows still-weak 4.8% in January-March

BEIJING (AP) — China’s economic growth edged up to a still-weak 4.8% over a year earlier in the first three months of 2022 as industrial cities shut down to fight coronavirus outbreaks, threatening to...

Taiwan workers paid average year-end bonus of NT$71,968

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Employees received an average year-end bonus of over NT$70,000 (US$2,400) for their work in 2021, with those working in shipping receiving the biggest payout, according to...

Hang Lung Properties Launches "hello Anniversary Reward" Campaign to Celebrate the First Anniversary of "hello Hang Lung Malls Reward Program" in Conjunction with the Consumption Voucher Scheme

Customers can receive up to HK$600 Shopping and Dining e-Coupons upon spending of designated amount every weekHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 7 April 2022 - Hang Lung Properties Limited (stock code:...

Taiwan’s February unemployment rate rises to 3.65%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s unemployment rate rose slightly in February to reach 3.65% due to the annual phenomenon of employees looking for a new job around the Lunar New Year period,...

Taiwan Feb export orders surge, but war clouds outlook

TAIPEI, March 21 (Reuters) - Taiwan’s export orders grew much faster than expected in February to a record high for the month bolstered by sustained technology demand, but the government warned ...

Taiwan’s TSMC reports record February revenue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) on Thursday (March 10) reported a revenue of NT$146.93 billion (US$5.18 billion) for February, a record for that month. W...

China's trade up in Jan-Feb, before Russia invaded Ukraine

BEIJING (AP) — China’s exports rose by double digits in January and February before Russia's attack on Ukraine roiled the global economy. Exports grew by 16.3% over a year earlier to...

China's export growth slows, Ukraine crisis poses risk

China's export growth slowed in the January-February period due to the week-long Lunar New Year holiday and though the data beat expectations, Russia's invasion of Ukraine has heightened uncer...

Quarantine taxis in Taiwan can now pick up ordinary passengers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Quarantine taxis are again allowed to carry ordinary passengers after proper disinfection starting Monday (March 7). In March last year, the country dedicated a cab fle...

Gogoro leads charge as e-scooter sales surge by 132% in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sales of electric scooters in Taiwan surged dramatically in the first two months of the year, exceeding 7,000 units, while sales of traditional scooters fell. There wer...

Photo of the Day: Lantern-lit alley in Taiwan's Tainan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American photographer captured this lantern scene in Tainan over the Lunar New Year holiday. Tim Colyer, an English and art teacher at National Zhonghe Senior High S...

Air Force detects Chinese weather balloons flying over Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Multiple Chinese weather balloons have been detected over Taiwan since the Lunar New Year, the military said on Sunday (Feb. 27). The Taiwan Air Force said the balloons...

China's investigation confirms chained woman was trafficked

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese authorities have detained six people and fired eight lower-level Communist Party officials in a provincial-level investigation of the case of a trafficked woman that caus...

5-story-tall light installation featured in Taiwan's Taoyuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To celebrate the Lunar New Year, the Taoyuan Lantern Festival 2022 is showcasing a five-story-tall light installation that was co-created by Irish chandelier designer Bill...