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Co-pilot deliberately slams plane i...

Co-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps; families ask why

Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and
KMT wants confidence vote for premi...

KMT wants confidence vote for premier back

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) ? Confidence votes by lawmakers for a new premier should be reintroduced into the Constitution, Kuomintang lawmakers said Friday. The suggestion was one
FDA official demoted over Fukushima...

FDA official demoted over Fukushima food

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) ? A Food and Drug Administration official at a customs office in Keelung was the only person demoted to take responsibility for
Farglory fined over Taipei Dome thr...

Farglory fined over Taipei Dome threat to chimney

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) ? After a chimney at the nearby Songshan Tobacco Factory was found close to collapse, the Taipei City Government nevertheless decided against
Co-pilot deliberately slams plane i...

Co-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps; families ask why

Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and
Students enter Legislative Yuan in ...

Students enter Legislative Yuan in protest against China routes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) ? Police removed students from the Legislative Yuan Friday morning after a protest against the launch by China of a new air

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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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Taiwan should take part in AIIB: pr...

Taiwan should take part in AIIB: president

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Taipe - Taiwan "should actively take part instead of staying on the sidelines" of the ongoing initiative to set up the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), an international financial institution proposed by China, President Ma Ying-jeou said in an interview published Friday.
Phase-3 water rationing to go ahead...

Phase-3 water rationing to go ahead as scheduled

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Premier Mao Chi-kuo (???) announced yesterday that despite the rainfall that many believe has helped alleviate the drought this past week, the phase-three water restriction project will be carried out on April 1 as it was scheduled to.
Food products from radiation-hit re...

Food products from radiation-hit regions 'safe': AEC

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Out of the 365 food products from radiation stricken regions in Japan, at least 333 items were pronounced radiation-safe by the Atomic Energy Council (AEC) after a detailed examination yesterday.
Advisor will face punishment if bri...

Advisor will face punishment if bribe allegations prove true: Ko

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (???) yesterday responded to allegations that one of his municipal advisors has sought bribes from construction consortium Farglory Group (??), saying that the individual will be punished should evidence proving his guilt come to light.
Hackers not involved in new Interne...

Hackers not involved in new Internet safety department: NSB head

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - National Security Bureau (NSB, ?????) Director-General Lee Shying-jow (???) yesterday said that the bureau is hiring Internet safety experts and not hackers for its soon-to-be established Internet safety department, ..............
FSC chairman supports Taiwan's part...

FSC chairman supports Taiwan's participation in AIIB

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Tseng Ming-chung (???), chairman of the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, ???), said on Thursday that he supports the idea of Taiwan joining the proposed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

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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Yelp expands Asian presence with Ta...

Yelp expands Asian presence with Taiwan launch

Yelp launched Wednesday in Taiwan, in an expansion of the Asian presence of the popular consumer business review service. "Beginning today, people throughout Taiwan are able to create accounts on Yelp.com.tw to share their opinions about great local businesses," the San Francisco company said in a statement. Yelp also launched its iPhone and Android applications for Taiwan and tools for business ...
Taiwan activists fan China fears as...

Taiwan activists fan China fears as protest trial opens

By Michael Gold TAIPEI (Reuters) - Anti-China activists told a court in Taiwan that their weeks-long protest campaign last year saved the island from further economic colonization by Beijing, in defense statements given at the start of their trial on Wednesday. The protests, dubbed the "Sunflower Movement", marked the largest display of anti-China sentiment seen in Taiwan for years and followed ...
Taiwan leader backs joining China-l...

Taiwan leader backs joining China-led infrastructure bank

Taipei, Taiwan ? Taiwan?s leader said he is in favour of joining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in comments published Friday, making it the latest economy to express interest in joining the Beijing-backed institution. It was not immediately clear if the island could actually join the AIIB, as the mainland has long opposed allowing Taiwan to join [?]
Protesters, police scuffle in Taiwa...

Protesters, police scuffle in Taiwan over China flight route

Taiwanese protesters scuffled with police for the second day in a row on Friday ahead of China's planned launch of a controversial new flight route which has sparked security concerns. The route over the Taiwan Strait is due to be inaugurated on Sunday, despite a backlash over security fears. Dozens of demonstrators tussled with police as they tried to enter the parliament in Taipei and then sat ...
What's behind Taiwan Semi puts

What's behind Taiwan Semi puts

Taiwan Semiconductor is drawing bearish option activity for the second time in less than a week. More than 12,000 May 23 puts traded in a strong buying pattern for $0.55 to $1.10 yesterday, including a ...
EU slaps anti-dumping duties on Chi...

EU slaps anti-dumping duties on China, Taiwan steel

The EU announced Wednesday it will impose anti-dumping duties for six months on some steel imports from China and Taiwan as a new trade row erupted between Brussels and Beijing. The tariffs will affect imports of flat-rolled stainless steel used to make products like washing machines, dishwashers, medical tools and automobiles. The European Union and China have already clashed over the alleged ...

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