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NDC minister Kuan confirms resignat...

NDC minister Kuan confirms resignation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) ? After a day of media rumors, National Development Council Minister Kuan Chung-ming confirmed Thursday evening that he had tendered his resignation
'Blue highway' boat service launche...

'Blue highway' boat service launched between Kaohsiung, Tainan

Kaohsiung, Feb. 1 (CNA) A tourism-oriented miniature cruise launched between the two major cities of southern Taiwan Sunday, carrying
KMT accuses Taipei mayor of hiring ...

KMT accuses Taipei mayor of hiring political hitman

Taipei, Feb. 1 (CNA) The ruling Kuomintang (KMT) on Sunday issued a statement accusing independent Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (???)
Taipei book fair to offer free admi...

Taipei book fair to offer free admission to visitors under 18

Taipei, Feb. 1 (CNA) The Taipei International Book Exhibition will offer free admission to visitors under the age of 18
Jackie Chan awarded by Malaysia wit...

Jackie Chan awarded by Malaysia with honorary title 'Datuk'

Kuala Lumpur, Feb. 1 (CNA) Hong Kong-born movie star Jackie Chan (??) has been given the honorary title of Datuk
Taiwan's mobile game output could r...

Taiwan's mobile game output could rise 70 percent in 2015: show head

Taipei, Feb. 1 (CNA) The output value of Taiwan's mobile game industry could increase by 70 percent this year as

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ASIA-PACIFIC: Japan's disaster a re...

ASIA-PACIFIC: Japan's disaster a regional concern

Japan Self Defence Force members prepare to transfer to hospital workers who were exposed to radiation
Reuters

Japan's earthquake and tsunami dominate regional headlines as concerns grow over the humanitarian situation, and workers continue the struggle to control radiation leaks at the damaged fukushima plant.

 

ASIA-PACIFIC: Horror in Japan, US-P...

ASIA-PACIFIC: Horror in Japan, US-Pakistan relations

A man outside an identification center near a mortuary in Miyagi, northern Japan, 19 March 2011
Reuters/Yuriko Nakao

This week, a Japanese horror story, and Pakistan-US relations move one step forward, several steps back.

ASIA-PACIFIC: Tragedy in Japan, Pak...

ASIA-PACIFIC: Tragedy in Japan, Pakistan, Bangladesh

A man is saved from the wreckage caused by Japan's earthquake
Reuters/Kyodo

Japan is struck by earth and sea quake; Pakistan's internal strife and confusing poverty alleviation, politics and justice in Bangladesh with the case of Grameen bank founder Muhammad Yunus.

ASIA-PACIFIC: Grameen sacking, Indi...

ASIA-PACIFIC: Grameen sacking, India, Pakistan,

Grameen Bank's Mohammad Yunus in Milan in 2011
Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

A hazy outlook for the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, allegations of corruption directed at an anti-corruption boss in India, heavy sentences in 2002 Gujarat train-fire case and killing religious understanding in Pakistan.

ASIA-PACIFIC: New Zealand quake, Fr...

ASIA-PACIFIC: New Zealand quake, Franco-Malaysian business

A family watches as their earquake-damaged home in Christchurch is demolished, 26 February 2011
Reuters/Tim Wimborne

The effects of the big eartquake in New Zealand this week; asking why rebels in Afghanistan choose Kunduz province; and looking at what makes Franco-Malaysian business turnouver.

ASIA-PACIFIC: Musharraf arrest warr...

ASIA-PACIFIC: Musharraf arrest warrant, Philippines peace talks, and China, the pouncing tiger

A man holding a portrait of Benazir Bhutto at a makeshift memorial in Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi on 31 March
Reuters

Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf says he will not comply with a warrant for his arrest over alleged links to the murder of Benezir Bhutto; the Philippino government resumes peace talks with communist-led rebels after six years, while China becomes the world's second largest economy, overtaking its Asian neighbour Japan.

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Ko blasted for touting merits of co...

Ko blasted for touting merits of colonialism

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je's (???) remarks that longer periods of colonialism produce more advanced cultures drew wide criticism in Taiwan yesterday.
Cherry blossom viewing hotspots in ...

Cherry blossom viewing hotspots in Greater Taipei

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - It's cherry blossom season in Northern Taiwan. Yangmingshan (???), reliably a favorite spot each year, is already playing host to crowds attracted by the sight of the first cream and pink blossoms.
Taichung Fire Dept. OKs sleep on ni...

Taichung Fire Dept. OKs sleep on night shift

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Starting today, the Taichung Fire Department is changing its policy of ?late-night duty? to ?sleeping on duty.? If the policy receives good feedback, it will be expanded, according to Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung.
People most concerned about justice...

People most concerned about justice, says the Control Yuan

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Legal cases were the number one concern in terms of complaints that the Control Yuan received in 2014, the nation's highest government watchdog has revealed.
New gov't plans could lift real est...

New gov't plans could lift real estate tax reform worries

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - The government's indication it would tone down its push for tax reform on real estate is expected to help the property market return to a market mechanism without worries over the expected higher tax payments, analysts said Saturday.
Ex-convict wins stone monkey carvin...

Ex-convict wins stone monkey carving contest

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - A former convict is turning over a new rock with a love of stone carving, the skill that won him the top prize in an annual competition to carve statues of monkeys in Chiayi City.

Taiwansnews.net

Taiwan Elections to Test Improved R...

Taiwan Elections to Test Improved Relations with China

TAIPEI - Taiwan voters will pick city and county leaders in elections this Saturday. If the ruling Nationalist Party (KMT) loses seats, that outcome would signal that voters want change, including ...
Taiwan shares close up 0.47

Taiwan shares close up 0.47

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 42.92 points, or 0.47 percent, at 9,165.31 Thursday on turnover of NT$82.71 billion (US$2.69 billion). (By Frances ...
Formosa Group chairman Wang Yung-ts...

Formosa Group chairman Wang Yung-tsai dies aged 93

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Wang Yung-tsai, head of Formosa Plastics Group, died "of old age" Thursday, the company said. He was 93. Wang, also known as Y.T. Wang, took over as head of one of ...
Over 60 of OTC-listed firms profita...

Over 60 of OTC-listed firms profitable in Q3

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) More than 60 percent of the companies listed on the local over-the-counter (OTC) market were profitable in the third quarter of this year, the GreTai Securities Market (GTSM), ...
2 South Korean hospitals offer chea...

2 South Korean hospitals offer cheaper services for Taiwanese

South Korea n hospitals have signed contracts with Taiwan's representative office in Seoul to make medical services there more affordable for Taiwanese travelers ...
MediaTek shares boosted by foreign ...

MediaTek shares boosted by foreign brokerage optimism

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Shares of MediaTek Inc., one of Taiwan's leading integrated circuit (IC) designers, got a boost Thursday morning from upbeat assessments by foreign brokerages toward its ...

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Taiwan's economy slows in fourt...

Taiwan's economy slows in fourth quarter 2014

Taiwan's economic growth slowed in the three months to December in 2014 due to lower-than-expected overseas demand for goods and weaker domestic spending, government estimates showed on Friday. The Taiwanese economy grew 3.17 percent in the fourth quarter year-on-year, lower than the previous three quarters but better than a forecast of 2.83 percent made in November, said the Directorate General ...
Research and Markets: Taiwan Mobile...

Research and Markets: Taiwan Mobile and Fixed Telecommunications and Mobile Markets 2015: Higher Mobile ...

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Taiwan: Higher Mobile Interconnection Charges and Falling
2015 Taiwan Automobile & Motorcycle...

2015 Taiwan Automobile & Motorcycle Parts Exhibition Unveils With 3,800 Booths

As the only professional platform for two-wheel and four-wheel vehicles to be held in Asia, the 2015 Taipei Int'l Auto Parts and Accessories Show, Taipei Int'l Automobile Electronics Show, Taiwan Int'l ...
A new sex park for Taiwan?

A new sex park for Taiwan?

Not everyone loves the idea of a new sex theme park in southwestern Taiwan, though this installation, set up in Beimen for wedding photos, suggests a local appetite for romance.
Taipei's maverick mayor sparks ...

Taipei's maverick mayor sparks backlash over China comments

Taipei's maverick mayor Ko Wen-je, one of Taiwan's most senior and popular politicians, sparked heavy criticism Sunday after saying China should recognise the island as an independent democracy. Taiwan split from the mainland in 1949 after a civil war but China still considers the island part of its territory. Fears over warming ties with China have sparked mass protests in Taiwan and led to the ...
Worker dies on Taiwan film lot to b...

Worker dies on Taiwan film lot to be used for Scorsese movie

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) ? A worker was killed in an accident Thursday at a Taiwanese film lot during preparations for the shooting of a new Martin Scorsese movie, media reports said.

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