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Taiwan's migrant workers can begin switching worksites today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (July 19) announced that the ban on migrant workers changing worksites under the same employer would be lifted the fol...

US STOCKS-Wall Street ends sharply lower as Delta variant sparks new lockdown fears

A surge in Delta variant infections sparked a broad sell-off on Wall Street on Monday as investors feared renewed COVID-19 shutdowns and a protracted economic recovery. All three major U.S. stock i...

Censorship circumvention tool helps 1.4 million Cubans get internet access

Psiphon Inc's freely available internet censorship circumvention tool has about helped nearly 1.4 million Cubans this week gain access to websites, the company said on Friday, after Cuba's gov...

Asian shares slip as investors look past upbeat tech earnings

TOKYO, July 16 (Reuters) - Asian shares headed lower on Friday as profit-taking in Taiwanese chip giant TSMC, despite record profits, weighed on other tech firms and broader risk sentiment, while a mo...

Surgeon general urges US fight against COVID misinformation

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Thursday called for a national effort to fight misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines, urging tech companies, health care workers, journalists and everyday Ame...

Politics, health collided in Taiwan's tortured BioNTech vaccine talks

As talks for Taiwan to access BioNTech SE's COVID-19 vaccine via two major Taiwanese companies reached a head last week, the German firm's Chinese sales agent put forward a template contract s...

China boasts about providing 'Taiwan region' with COVID-19 vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese state-run media was quick to brag about providing COVID-19 vaccines to the "Taiwan region" after two Taiwanese tech firms signed a deal with a Chinese dr...

China steps up supervision of overseas-listed firms after Didi IPO drama

BEIJING, July 6 (Reuters) - China will step up supervision of Chinese firms listed offshore, its cabinet said on Tuesday, days after Beijing launched a cybersecurity investigation into ride-hailing gi...

EXPLAINER: Why China is investigating tech firms like Didi

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese regulators have clamped down on the country’s largest ride-hailing app, Didi Global Inc., days after its shares began trading in New York. Authorities told Didi to stop new re...

EXPLAINER: Why China is investigating tech firms like Didi

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese regulators have clamped down on the country’s largest ride-hailing app, Didi Global Inc., days after its shares began trading in New York. Authorities told Didi to stop new re...

Asian stocks stumble on China tech worries

TOKYO, July 5 (Reuters) - Asian stocks were mixed on Monday amid growing worries about China's crackdown on local tech companies, paring earlier gains made after a welcome U.S. jobs report drove g...

China watchdog launches review of Didi Global days after IPO

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s internet watchdog said Friday that it has launched an investigation into ride-hailing company Didi Global Inc. to protect national security and public interest, days after the...

130 countries back global minimum corporate tax of 15%

PARIS, July 1 (Reuters) - Most of the countries negotiating a global overhaul of cross-border taxation of multinationals have backed plans for new rules on where companies are taxed and a tax rate of ...

Taiwan hopes to establish secure supply chains with US, EU, Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the COVID-19 pandemic has made the world realize the importance of secure supply chains, Taiwan is determined to continue establishing them with the United States, the ...

Hard lesson learned from migrant worker clusters: Taiwan premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The COVID-19 outbreaks among migrant workers at tech factories have taught the country a hard lesson, said Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Saturday (June 19). In an ins...