Thailand sends 13 fraud suspects back to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Police detained 13 Taiwanese fraud suspects in a suburb of the Thai capital Bangkok and decided to deport them to Taiwan, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said Wedn...

Bangladesh's leading cellphone companies in legal tussle

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's two leading cellphone companies are negotiating with a regulator over claims of more than $1.5 billion in unpaid taxes as they face threats of losing their licens...

Hong Kong refuses visa extension for Taiwan Investigation Bureau official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An official of the Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau (MJIB) was forced to return home Wednesday (September 18) after Hong Kong refused to extend his working visa. ...

Philippines official raises alarm over military's deal with China Telecom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An anonymous cyberintelligence official in the Philippines government has come forward to tell the media that a pending agreement between a Chinese telecom company and the...

Taiwan’s HTC appoints France’s Yves Maitre as CEO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan electronics brand HTC Corporation has appointed Frenchman Yves Maitre as its new CEO, though his predecessor Cher Wang (王雪紅) will stay on as chairwoman of the compa...

Facing US ban, Huawei emerging as stronger tech competitor

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Long before President Donald Trump threatened to cut off Huawei's access to U.S. technology, the Chinese telecom equipment maker was pouring money into research that reduces its...

A look at the corruption scandals facing Israel's Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking to hold on to power in Tuesday's historic repeat election as the shadow of various corruption charges loom over his future. ...

Estonia plans to restrict govt use of Huawei 5G technology

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia, which is among Europe's most wired and technologically advanced nations, is set to restrict the use of equipment and technology from Chinese telecom giant Huawei in its govern...

Chinese buyers asking about US soy, pork before trade talks

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese importers are asking U.S. suppliers for prices of soybeans, pork and other farm goods, the Commerce Ministry said Thursday, in a possible goodwill gesture ahead of talks aimed a...

Registration for 2019 NASA Hackathon in Taiwan now open: AIT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This year's NASA Space Apps Challenge Hackathon, which will be held in Taipei in October, is now open for registration. “The NASA Hackathon is one of NASA...

Huawei accuses US of cyberattacks, coercing employees

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei accused U.S. authorities on Wednesday of attempting to break into its information systems and of trying to coerce its employees to gather in...

Australian academic arrested in China could face death penalty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Chinese-born Australian academic apprehended while transiting in Guangzhou in January is pleading for Australian authorities to help secure his release after being charg...

China lets currency sink

BEIJING (AP) — China allowed its yuan to sink Monday and U.S. President Donald Trump said the two sides will talk "very seriously" about a war over trade and technology following tit-f...

Taiwanese fraud ring nabbed in Portugal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cooperation between Taiwan and Portugal resulted in the arrest of 19 fraud suspects in the Portuguese holiday resort of Cascais and their two suspected backers in Hsin...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower before US Fed release

BEIJING (AP) — Asia stock markets followed Wall Street lower Wednesday as investors looked ahead to a speech by the Federal Reserve chairman for signs of possible plans for more U.S. interest ra...