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  • Taiwan protests Malaysia's deportation of 32 Taiwanese to China

    TAIPEI (Kyodo) -- Taiwan protested Saturday after Malaysia deported 32 Taiwanese telecommunication fraud suspects to China, in an incident that mirrors Kenya's deportation of dozens of Taiwanese to China earlier this month that also sparked outrage.

    May 1, 2016 12:27 am JST
  • US puts countries with big surpluses on monitoring list

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The United States on Friday flagged concerns over economic policies in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Germany and put them on a new monitoring list, mostly due to their large surpluses.It is the first time the U.S. Treasury

    April 30, 2016 07:10 pm JST
  • Taiwan's economy shrinks amid mainland competition, tech slump

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan's gross domestic product contracted on the year for a third straight quarter in the January-March period as competition from mainland China and a soft smartphone market buffeted the technology sector.Real GDP fell 0.84% from a year

    April 30, 2016 05:00 am JST
  • Taiwan economy shrinks for third consecutive quarter on weak exports

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan's economy contracted for the third straight quarter in the January-March period, as the island continues to feel the pinch of weakening global demand for electronics and smartphones.The island's gross domestic product shrank 0.84%.

    April 29, 2016 02:55 pm JST
  • Taiwan chipmakers worried about brain drain

    HSINCHU, Taiwan -- Leading Taiwanese chipmakers on Thursday voiced concerns that the industry was facing a brain drain at a time when local companies were feeling increasingly squeezed by their Chinese competitors."The most pressing threats Taiwan'

    April 29, 2016 12:00 am JST
  • Tsinghua Unigroup-SPIL deal axed on policy worries

    TAIPEI -- Chip assembler Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) said Thursday that Beijing-backed tech conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup had withdrawn its offer to acquire a 25% stake in the Taiwanese company."The incoming government's policy remains

    April 28, 2016 10:52 pm JST
  • Taiwan exchange tapping local interest in foreign shares

    TAIPEI -- Taiwanese investors looking for high returns from stocks have for some years shopped anywhere but at home, even for shares of strong local companies. Acknowledging this appetite for overseas shares, the Taiwan Stock Exchange is intensifyin

    April 28, 2016 08:20 pm JST
  • Team Tsai takes shape in Taiwan

    TAIPEI -- Taiwanese President-elect Tsai Ing-wen has announced a string of appointments she hopes will help her navigate cross-strait relations and stimulate the economy. Tsai won the Jan. 16 election, in part, on a promise to protect Taiwan's s

    April 28, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Team Tsai takes shape in Taiwan

    TAIPEI Taiwanese President-elect Tsai Ing-wen has announced a string of appointments she hopes will help her navigate cross-strait relations and stimulate the economy. Tsai won the Jan. 16 election, in part, on a promise to protect Taiwan's so

    April 28, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • First death in suspected Formosa Plastics toxic leak

    HO CHI MINH CITY -- Authorities have finally begun to deliberate on the apparent mass poisoning of sea life in open waters and fish farms along Vietnam's coast -- as well as the possibility of the related death of a diver. Evidence of poisoning

    April 28, 2016 07:00 am JST
  • Taiwan's godfather of retail eyes supermarket revolution

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan's Hsu Chung-jen, credited with bringing convenience stores to the island, now seeks to remake the supermarket industry there, using his deep retail expertise and hints from Japan. The father of Taiwan's retail industry in 2014 b

    April 28, 2016 06:00 am JST
  • Foxconn, Sharp focus on robotics and China sales

    TAIPEI -- Hon Hai Precision Industry, the world's largest electronics contract manufacturer, said on Wednesday that it was focusing on robotics technology to help turn around the embattled Japanese conglomerate Sharp Corporation and to boost the sal

    April 27, 2016 11:30 pm JST
  • Weak Apple earnings hit suppliers' shares

    TAIPEI -- Shares in key Apple suppliers slid Wednesday after the U.S. tech giant announced its first quarterly revenue decline in 13 years. Shares in key iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry closed 0.87% lower at 79.5 New Taiwan dollars (

    April 27, 2016 09:45 pm JST
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    Taiwan won't collude with China on East China Sea: DPP heavyweight

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan's incoming Democratic Progressive Party-led government would never align with Beijing against Japan in their dispute over the East China Sea islands that all three sides lay claim to, says former Premier Frank Hsieh, who is slated t

    April 27, 2016 05:00 pm JST
  • Apple's earnings bombshell sends shares of Asian suppliers tumbling

    HONG KONG/TOKYO -- After U.S. tech giant Apple's surprise announcement Tuesday that its revenue had dropped for the first time in 13 years in the first quarter of 2016, shares of Asian suppliers for Apple tumbled. On the Taiwanese market, the st

    April 27, 2016 12:50 pm JST
  • Formosa Plastics suspected of toxic leak in Vietnam

    HO CHI MINH CITY/TAIPEI -- A steel unit of Taiwanese conglomerate Formosa Plastics Group has been accused of causing serious pollution that has blighted fisheries off north-central Vietnamese provinces by releasing untreated wastewater into a nearby

    April 27, 2016 01:07 am JST
  • LG Display faces pressure of Foxconn-Sharp alliance

    TAIPEI -- Hon Hai Precision Industry's aim to snatch more Apple orders with its $3.5 billion takeover of embattled Japanese electronics giant Sharp could turn the key iPhone assembler into a force to be reckoned with in the panel sector, said LG Dis

    April 26, 2016 11:00 pm JST
  • Taiwan's top academic offers to step down amid insider trading probe

    TAIPEI -- The president of Taiwan's top research agency, Academia Sinica, on Monday offered to step down before his term is up in October amid an ongoing probe into his role in an insider trading scandal that also involves a brother of Taiwanese Pre

    April 25, 2016 10:50 pm JST
  • MediaTek says so far so good, but warns of second half

    HSINCHU, Taiwan -- MediaTek, the biggest mobile chip supplier to China, is hopeful for a solid first-half due to strong appetite for low-end and mid-range smartphones in emerging markets, but remains cautious for the latter half of the year. "W

    April 25, 2016 09:00 pm JST
  • Taiwan, China to jointly investigate cross-border fraud cases

    TAIPEI(Kyodo) -- China has agreed to let Taiwan join the investigation of fraud cases involving 45 Taiwanese suspects who were deported by the Kenyan and Malaysian governments, Taiwanese authorities said Friday. Chen Wen-chi, director of the Min

    April 22, 2016 07:53 pm JST