Taiwan's PSYOPS unit weaponizes snacks for fight against China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As China continuously tries to promote "unification" through the internet and other channels, Taiwan's Psychological Operations (PSYOPS) Center is not only using ...

60% of Chinese tourists steal items from Japanese hotel rooms: Fuji Television

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A survey carried out by Fuji Television found that over 60 percent of Chinese questioned admitted to taking articles from hotels home, and Japanese hotels said that they lost a...

Mineral water sold at Taiwan Muji stores found to contain carcinogens 4 times safe limit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Mineral water sold at outlets of the Japanese retail chain Muji in Taiwan have been found to contain excessive levels of carcinogens, and customers have until May to return the...

Lithuania makes record hashish seizure, bound for Russia

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Authorities in Lithuania have confiscated 1.5 tons of hashish with an estimated street value of 20 million euros ($23 million), the largest seizure ever made in the small Bal...

China seeks to rebrand global image with import expo

BEIJING (AP) — Facing a blizzard of trade complaints, China is throwing an "open for business" import fair hosted by President Xi Jinping to rebrand itself as a welcoming market and positive global fo...

Moroccans rattle leaders with mass boycott over high prices

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Buying yogurt in a small grocery store in Rabat, Morocco, 24-year-old Chaima Lahsini has a request: "Nothing from Central Danone please," she asks the clerk, who looks back mourn...

China cuts import duties on some consumer goods

BEIJING (AP) — China is reducing import duties on washing machines, cosmetics and some other consumer goods amid U.S. pressure to narrow its multibillion-dollar trade surplus. The Ca...

The Coca-Cola Company Reports Solid Operating Results and a Positive Start to 2018

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 24, 2018--The Coca-Cola Company’s start to 2018 built on prior momentum, with strong financial performance in the first quarter. While reported net revenues continued to ...

Bogus bottled water sold in southern Taiwan for 10 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Kaohsiung Prosecutors Office is charging a man on multiple counts for selling bogus bottled water over the course of 10 years, reported Liberty Times.  On Marc...

Finally on court in Lithuania, Ball brothers eager to play

PRIENAI, Lithuania (AP) — Flying into a frenzy of camera flashes, cheering fans and funk music, the Ball family discovered in an instant just how much Lithuania has been anticipating its arrival. ...

China cuts import tariffs on some consumer goods

BEIJING (AP) — China is cutting import tariffs on a range of consumer goods amid pressure from the United States, Europe and other governments for better access to its growing domestic market. ...

Egyptian star singer banned for disparaging Nile comment

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials say star singer Sherine Abdel-Wahab has been banned from performing in the country following what they say was her inappropriate remark during a recent concert in Leban...

FamilyMart customer buys NT$20 bottle of water, wins NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- One lucky customer who purchased a bottle of mineral water at the Fuxiang branch of the FamilyMart convenience chain (全家便利商店) in New Taipei and ended up win...

TASTE OF THE TOUR: Frog thighs and gray wine in Lorraine

It's a tale of two spa towns in Stage 4 of the Tour de France, which travels from Mondorf-Les-Bains, Luxembourg, to Vittel in the Lorraine region of northeastern France on Tuesday. L...

Taiwan’s opportunities and challenges in Southeast Asia's halal market:PwC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Southeast Asian market's large Muslim population and demand for halal products that meet Islamic law requirements present huge market opportunities for Taiwane...