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  • Hong Kong shares sink amid tech sell-off

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares slid the most in two weeks on Friday morning as a selloff in U.S. technology stocks dragged down companies including Tencent Holdings and AAC Technologies Holdings.The Hang Seng Index had fallen 0.8% to

    June 30, 2017 02:43 pm JST
  • US plans to sell Taiwan about $1.42bn in arms

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The United States plans to sell Taiwan $1.42 billion in arms, the first such sale under the administration of Donald Trump and a move sure to anger China, whose help the president has been seeking to rein in North Korea.U.S.

    June 30, 2017 07:30 am JST
  • Trump to press South Korea leader on trade as North Korea looms

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- U.S. President Donald Trump will press South Korean President Moon Jae-in to solve trade differences over cars and steel during meetings on Thursday and Friday that will focus on the nuclear threat from North Korea.Concerns a

    June 30, 2017 06:33 am JST
  • US approves first arms sale to Taiwan under Trump: official

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department has approved arms sales to Taiwan worth a total of $1.4 billion, the first such deal with the self-governing island since President Donald Trump took office, officials said Thursday.The sale will anger China,

    June 30, 2017 06:10 am JST
  • Beijing's crackdown on Hong Kong is alienating Taiwan

    HONG KONG/TAIPEI The governing principle of Hong Kong, "one country, two systems," was originally proposed by China to persuade Taiwan to accept rule by the mainland. Hong Kong was supposed to show how this creative principle would work in practice.

    June 29, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Kid gloves come off 20 years after Hong Kong handover

    Over a century and a half of British rule, Hong Kong developed into a critical gateway between China and the world. Now, two decades after the territory was handed back to China, the gateway is not nearly as essential -- at least from Beijing's pers

    June 29, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Isolating Taiwan will backfire on China, island's premier says

    TAIPEI China's efforts to steal Taiwan's diplomatic allies will only hurt cross-strait relations, Taiwanese Premier Lin Chuan told the Nikkei Asian Review in an exclusive interview.Lin's comments come after Panama cut ties with Taiwan in mid-June an

    June 29, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Foxconn unit sets sight on North America after Hong Kong IPO

    HONG KONG -- FIT Hon Teng, an electronic connector and cable maker controlled by Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry, said on Wednesday that it hoped to raise $2.7 billion Hong Kong dollars ($350 million) from an initial public offering in Hong

    June 28, 2017 11:30 pm JST
  • Taiwan's ASE urges China to approve its bid to buy rival

    KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan -- Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, the world's largest chip assembler, on Wednesday said it was urging the Chinese government to approve its takeover bid for smaller rival Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) amid increasing

    June 28, 2017 09:53 pm JST
  • Taiwan's Eclat Textile soars on strong orders, Nike news

    HONG KONG -- Shares in Taiwan's Eclat Textile surged to a year-to-date high on Wednesday, as investors bet that strong orders at the apparel maker and a policy shift at client Nike would further lift its performance.The stock price at one point rose

    June 28, 2017 05:03 pm JST
  • Taiwan welcomes investment in offshore wind power: premier

    TAIPEI -- The Taiwan Strait will likely generate an annual 3 million kilowatts to 5 million kilowatts from wind power, Premier Lin Chuan said Monday, implying an upgrade to the previously targeted 3 million kilowatts in 2025, thanks to investment ap

    June 27, 2017 02:33 am JST
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    Snatching Taiwan's allies will backfire on China, says Premier Lin

    TAIPEI -- China's efforts to steal Taiwan's diplomatic allies and its claim over the island will only hurt relations between the two sides, Taiwanese Premier Lin Chuan told the Nikkei Asian Review in an exclusive interview on Friday.Lin's comment

    June 24, 2017 01:00 am JST
  • Qualcomm eyes China's entry-level smartphone market

    TAIPEI -- Qualcomm, the world's largest mobile chip provider, is seeking further growth in China by tapping into the entry-level smartphone market through a joint venture with a local partner, company president Derek Aberle said on Friday.Qualcomm w

    June 23, 2017 10:31 pm JST
  • Foxconn's Gou vows to invest more than $10bn in US, create jobs

    TAIPEI -- Chairman Terry Gou of key iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology Group, said on Thursday that his business empire would invest more than $10 billion and create employment in the U.S., focusing on Repu

    June 23, 2017 12:38 am JST
  • Taiwan sags under unrelenting Chinese diplomatic pressure

    TAIPEI -- China is on a relentless drive in ramping up diplomatic pressure on Taiwan by chipping away at the island's small remaining network of allies. China's latest move in a strategic soft power offensive against what it sees as a renegade provi

    June 22, 2017 07:32 pm JST
  • Wisconsin one of six states Foxconn, Sharp considering for display plant

    TAIPEI (Reuters) -- Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics maker, is looking at six U.S. states including Wisconsin as locations for a display-making plant, a top executive said on Thursday."It is one of the six we are considering," Tai J

    June 22, 2017 01:59 pm JST
  • Beijing looks to throw Taiwan's leadership off balance

    XIAMEN, China/TAIPEI Leading economic and cultural figures from China and Taiwan recently gathered in Xiamen, Fujian Province, to discuss expanding cross-strait exchanges. But for Beijing, the ninth Straits Forum, which kicked off on June 17, was le

    June 22, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • The Nikkei Asian Review scoops three SOPA prizes

    HONG KONG The Nikkei Asian Review won three prizes at the Society of Publishers in Asia Awards for Editorial Excellence, regarded as a benchmark for world-class journalism from the region.The cover package "Overworked" won the award for excellence i

    June 22, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Tokyo bourse lifts Sharp out of pre-delisting status

    TOKYO -- The Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday removed Sharp from a delisting grace period as the Japanese electronics maker worked to return to the bourse's first section.Sharp booked a net loss of 255.9 billion yen ($2.29 million) for the fiscal y

    June 22, 2017 06:19 am JST
  • Is Sharp's recovery for real?

    OSAKA -- Sharp's recovery has been swift since it was acquired by Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry last August; the company is already posting its first pretax profit in three years and preparing a return to the first section of the Tokyo Stock E

    June 21, 2017 05:16 am JST