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  • With Wisconsin plant, Foxconn envisions US as its next China

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry, known as Foxconn, is positioning the U.S. as an electronic parts production hub next in importance to its massive presence in China, starting with a $10 billion LCD panel plant in Wisconsin, announced W

    July 28, 2017 02:03 am JST
  • Japan needs to be more aggressive in brain gain game

    TOKYO -- Japan's government might want to try a little harder to lure foreign talent. Especially now.In the U.S., perhaps the world's dominant player in the brain gain game, President Donald Trump's protectionist bent has given rise to tougher visa

    July 27, 2017 01:54 pm JST
  • Taiwan marks the 30th anniversary of the end of martial law

    Center stage and donning his trademark dreadlocked pig mask, Gigo Pro, lead singer of Flesh Juicer, dedicated the metal band's next song to Taiwanese free-speech activist Deng Nan-jung. Hundreds of mostly black-clad 20-somethings screamed in approva

    July 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
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    Martial law to mosh pit: Taiwan's path to freedom

    Center stage and donning his trademark dreadlocked pig mask, Gigo Pro, lead singer of Flesh Juicer, dedicated the metal band's next song to Taiwanese free-speech activist Deng Nan-jung. Hundreds of mostly black-clad 20-somethings screamed in approva

    July 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Foxconn to build $10bn plant in US, hire 3,000 people

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Wednesday that electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin that's expected to initially create 3,000 jobs, the largest economic development project in state history.The annou

    July 27, 2017 08:36 am JST
  • Foxconn unit Innolux aims to become TV assembler amid potential panel supply glut

    TAIPEI -- Major Taiwanese panel maker Innolux, a subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology Group, said on Wednesday it aimed to expand its television assembly business amid concerns about the falling price of panels

    July 26, 2017 11:51 pm JST
  • Foxconn to double server output in China's Guizhou

    CHONGQING -- Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry, the contract manufacturing titan also known as Foxconn Technology Group, will double its production of servers in the inland Chinese province of Guizhou to meet growing domestic demand driven by the

    July 25, 2017 09:51 am JST
  • Qualcomm accuses tech group of 'misdirecting' trade regulators

    Qualcomm Inc fired back in its case against Apple Inc on Monday, accusing its critics of waging a "coordinated effort aimed at misdirecting" trade regulators.Earlier this month, Qualcomm filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission

    July 25, 2017 09:36 am JST
  • Robert Wu: Bibliophile who created cultural landmark in Chinese-speaking world

    TAIPEI -- The Eslite Bookstore located on the Dunhua South Road in downtown Taipei, open 24 hours a day, has long been considered a must-visit spot for Chinese-speaking bibliophiles.The Founding Chairman Robert Wu, who passed away on July 18, was a

    July 25, 2017 09:35 am JST
  • Protesters dig in against Taiwan mining rules

    TAIPEI -- Outside a metro station in Taiwan's capital, musician Nabu Husungan Istanda sits shirtless in his wheelchair, smoking a cigarette while chewing betel nut. The evening traffic zips by, while young Taiwanese of both indigenous and Chinese an

    July 25, 2017 09:01 am JST
  • Macronix climbed into black for April-June

    TAIPEI -- Taiwanese chipmaker Macronix International has logged a group net profit of 616 million New Taiwan dollars ($20.4 million) for the second quarter ended June 30, thanks to higher flash memory prices.The unaudited result, reported Monday, ma

    July 25, 2017 12:42 am JST
  • Rakuten enlisting Chinese help to challenge Airbnb

    TOKYO -- Fresh from announcing its entry into Japan's home-sharing market, e-commerce giant Rakuten plans to join forces with China's Tujia in hopes of winning more customers.Chinese, who constitute around a quarter of all foreign visitors to Japan,

    July 23, 2017 05:00 pm JST
  • Pro-China groups could undermine Japan-Taiwan ties

    TAIPEI -- An unsettling scene unfolded on the streets of Taipei during a rally commemorating the 80th anniversary of the event that triggered the Second Sino-Japanese War, the infamous Marco Polo Bridge Incident of July 7, 1937. Without warning, a

    July 23, 2017 04:00 pm JST
  • Japan's foreign workers want faster promotions, pay raises

    TOKYO -- Foreign workers in Japan now total more than 1 million, and they form an indispensable part of the country's labor force. The government and business see them as not just a workforce to compensate for worker shortages, but as a force to rev

    July 22, 2017 03:00 pm JST
  • Japan, Taiwan and China enter choppy waters on fishing limits

    TOKYO -- Adding to the tangle of disputes in East Asian seas is another controversy for Japan, Taiwan and mainland China: fishing.The North Pacific Fisheries Commission held its annual meeting earlier this month to discuss an international framework

    July 22, 2017 02:32 am JST
  • Samsung turns to LG as supplier of LCD panels

    SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics will procure liquid crystal display panels from LG Group, the first full-fledged partnership between the two longtime South Korean rivals.LG Display will soon begin supplying panels 40 inches and larger to Samsung, a sou

    July 21, 2017 03:45 am JST
  • Apple suppliers TSMC, lens maker Largan feeling earnings heat

    TAIPEI Closely watched barometer of global electronics demand Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest contract chipmaker and a key Apple supplier, has warned that its third quarter is not turning out to be as strong as expected.

    July 20, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • The shipping industry turns to megamergers to stay afloat

    TOKYO Less than a year after South Korea's Hanjin Shipping went bankrupt, consolidation among Asian marine shippers is gathering pace as business conditions continue to deteriorate.On July 9, Cosco Shipping Holdings, parent of the world's fourth-lar

    July 20, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • 30 years after martial law, a Taiwan transformed

    TAIPEI Two recent events have thrown the differences between Taiwan and China into especially sharp relief: the 30th anniversary of the end of martial law on the island, and the death of Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo, China's most p

    July 20, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Taiwan's bubble tea is finding a second home in New York

    NEW YORK Emily Walsh had never heard of bubble tea until she was introduced to the drink five years ago by a blogger friend. Now the New York University graduate student buys a cup two or three times a week."I like that it's sweet, but not a juice,

    July 20, 2017 10:00 am JST