US lists all 5 Taiwanese telecom companies as ‘Clean 5G’ networks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All five telecom service providers in Taiwan have now been listed as “Clean 5G” networks by the United States, reports said Wednesday (July 29). Chunghwa Te...

Taiwan’s Smart City Summit, Expo 2020 to go online

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Smart City Summit & Expo (SCSE) 2020 will take place virtually this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, featuring 1,000 smart city solutions by 450 companies from ...

US-China spats rattle world, prompting calls for unity

BEIJING (AP) — Antagonisms between the U.S. and China are rattling governments around the world, prompting a German official to warn of “Cold War 2.0” and Kenya’s president to appeal for unity to figh...

Somalia sees internet blackout after prime minister ousted

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An internet blackout across large parts of southern and central Somalia ended Monday after what critics called an attempt by the government to control information amid fears of p...

Trade, technology and security at risk in US-China feud

BEIJING (AP) — They have the largest economies in the world. They spend more than anyone else on their militaries. From high-tech chips to control of the high seas, their interests are closely intertw...

Always rocky, China-US relations appear at a turning point

BEIJING (AP) — Four decades after the U.S. established diplomatic ties with communist China, the relationship between the two is at a turning point. Tensions have reached new heights...

China's state TV pulls UK soccer broadcasts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's state broadcaster CCTV has removed coverage of English Premier League soccer matches due to political clashes between Beijing and the U.K. On Thursday (July...

No end in sight to the US-China confrontation

After the US ordered China to close its consulate in Houston, Beijing retaliated by ordering Washington to close its consulate in Chengdu, in Sichuan province. In a speech on Thursday, US Secretary o...

Coronavirus impact saps AT&T revenue; 3M sign-ups at HBO Max

AT&T Inc. on Thursday said the coronavirus sapped $2.8 billion from its revenue, mostly in its WarnerMedia TV and film division. Its satellite TV business, DirecTV, continued to bleed customers. ...

Taiwan ranks 13th in 2020 autonomous vehicle readiness index: KPMG

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan ranked 13th out of 30 countries surveyed in KPMG International’s 2020 Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index. The Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index (AVRI) i...

3 companies buy high-speed frequencies in Dutch auction

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch government auction of frequencies that can be used by mobile telecom companies to provide new, high-speed 5G communications raised 1.23 billion euros ($1.4 billio...

China threatens UK with 'consequences' over Hong Kong

China on Tuesday warned the UK of "consequences" a day after the British government suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, in response to Beijing's controversial new security l...

UK set to suspend extradition treaty with Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.K. is expected to announce the suspension of its extradition treaty with Hong Kong on Monday (July 20) amid worsening relations with China. Foreign Secretary Domi...

Taiwan passes draft bill to cut out Chinese media service providers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Communications Commission (NCC) on Thursday (July 16) passed a draft bill to manage audiovisual services on the internet, including foreign over-the-top (OTT)...

Taiwan’s telecom development ahead of US: Far EasTone president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's smartphone telecom development and environment both rank far ahead of the United States, Far EasTone Telecommunications Co. (遠傳電信股份有限公司) President Chee Ching ...