China poaches 3,000 chip engineers, but Taiwan winning from trade war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has lured away 3,000 chip engineers from Taiwan as part of its "Made in China 2025" plan to complete a "red supply chain" with all foreign compet...

Vietnam, Taiwan reap biggest benefits from US-China trade war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vietnam and Taiwan have seen the largest surges in exports to the U.S. as its trade war with China rages on, according to data from Statista. On Monday (Nov. 18), Germa...

2 Taiwan companies win Apple orders due to defects in China's red supply chain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to production issues and a high defect rate with a key cog in China's "red supply chain," Apple has transferred orders to Taiwanese manufacturers as it r...

UN recognizes Taiwan as biggest winner from US-China trade war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A report by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released on Tuesday (Nov. 5) concludes that Taiwan is the biggest beneficiary of the U.S.-China trade war, ...

TSMC will keep roots in Taiwan despite China supply chain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The biggest contract chipmaker in the world, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TSMC, 台積電), will keep its roots in Taiwan even though it wants to become part of...

Pilots are the highest paid workers in Taiwan

Taipei (Taiwan News)—Pilots turned out to be the highest paying job in Taiwan, outshining earnings from occupations in the medical field in a poll conducted in 2016 by 1111 Job Bank. Results ...

Tsai to turn Central Taiwan into smart machinery hub

President-elect Tsai Ing-wen on Saturday lauded Central Taiwan as a crucial place for the development of Taiwan’s next generation, and vowed to turn the Greater Taichung area into a smart machinery in...

Semiconductor sector needs better integration: Tsai

President-elect Tsai Ing-wen said Thursday that Taiwan's semiconductor sector must be better integrated to compete in the global market. The sector is one of the pillars of Taiwan's economy a...

ASE tender offer harmful to Taiwan: Siliconware Precision

Siliconware Precision Industries Co. (SPIL) has branded a second tender offer to buy its shares by bigger rival Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE) as a move that will hurt Taiwan and its ...

Taiwan's economic growth in 2015 lowest in six years

Taiwan's economy grew at its slowest pace in 2015 since the global financial crisis battered the country in 2009, according to figures released by the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and ...

Taiwan’s competitiveness drops for four consecutive years: survey

According to a report released by the Importers and Exporters Association of Taipei (IEAT) Thursday, Taiwan’s overall ranking in trade competitiveness dropped from 14th in 2015 to 15th in 2016, markin...

DPP's Tsai seeks to maintain status quo in cross-strait ties

Many political observers believe Tsai Ing-wen, the presidential candidate of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), was defeated in the 2012 presidential race in large part because of voters' misgivi...

Taiwan sees exports slide for 11th consecutive month

Taiwan reported Friday a decline in exports for the 11th consecutive month in December, as well as a 10.6 percent annual decline in exports for 2015 as a whole amid weak market demand. Exports for ...

Taiwan introduces world's first unidirectional wet coating technique

Backed by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), the National Taipei University of Technology (Taipei Tech) unveiled Wednesday new breakthrough in “unidirectional” wet coating technique, a fir...

First presidential debate revolves around 92 Consensus, economy

The election debate on Sunday continued to revolve around the “1992 Consensus” and cross-strait relations as Kuomintang presidential candidate Eric Chu repeatedly attacked his contender over the subje...