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Industrial groups express regret re...

Industrial groups express regret regarding Chang?s resignation attempt

Chang Chia-juch walked away from his position as Minister of Economic Affairs Thursday outraged by a wave of severe criticism waged by opposition legislators against
On the lighter side: Ghosts on trai...

On the lighter side: Ghosts on trains, pigs on freeways (Aug. 2-8)

Not all news is bad news. The following is a look at some of the softer stories in Taiwan over
Sterling appeals ruling that OK'd C...

Sterling appeals ruling that OK'd Clippers sale

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers may not be a done deal yet, with current owner Donald Sterling

US judge rules against NCAA in anti...

US judge rules against NCAA in antitrust case

A federal judge ruled in a landmark decision that collegiate football and basketball players can sell the rights to their names and likenesses, opening the

Prop Tony Woodcock sidelined with s...

Prop Tony Woodcock sidelined with shoulder injury

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- New Zealand prop Tony Woodcock requires shoulder surgery and will be out of rugby until next year.

The 110-test veteran suffered

Russian accused of hacking arraigne...

Russian accused of hacking arraigned in US

SEATTLE (AP) -- A Russian lawmaker's son accused of hacking computers at hundreds of U.S. businesses and stealing credit card information pleaded not guilty Friday

RFI

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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LCY ordered to cease operations

LCY ordered to cease operations

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - The Kaohsiung City Government yesterday ordered LCY Chemical Corp. (???????) to halt all operations until its plan to boost pipeline safety is reviewed by the government.
Gov't pledges NT$1.6 billion to reb...

Gov't pledges NT$1.6 billion to rebuild Kaohsiung

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - The Executive Yuan yesterday announced that the central government will give NT$1.6 billion to the Kaohsiung City Government for reconstruction efforts in the city.
Kaohsiung's mayor should resign: KM...

Kaohsiung's mayor should resign: KMT

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - The Kuomintang (KMT) legislative caucus yesterday urged Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (??) to take responsibility for the fatal gas explosions in her city and resign.
Investigation needed to establish f...

Investigation needed to establish fault: VP

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Vice President Wu Den-yih (???) said yesterday that determining who is responsible for the Kaohsiung gas explosions depends on determining whether the pipeline or the culvert beneath the intersection of Ersheng Rd. (???) and Kaixuan Rd. (???) was built first.
Industry leaders want economics min...

Industry leaders want economics minister to remain in his position

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Chinese National Federation of Industries (CNFI) President Hsu Rock (???) and Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce (CNAIC) Chairman Lin Por-fong (???) expressed their regrets at Economics Minister Chang Chia-juch's (???) wish to resign.
Tourism Bureau has no intention to ...

Tourism Bureau has no intention to raise quota for China tour groups

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Transportation Minister Yeh Kuang-shih (???) said yesterday that the Tourism Bureau will not lift the daily quota for mainland Chinese group tourists, which is currently 5,000 individuals, to visit Taiwan each day since it is more important to advance the quality of tourism at the present stage.

Taiwansnews.net

Taiwan might raise ceiling on indep...

Taiwan might raise ceiling on independent Chinese travelers

China later this year. The daily limit on the number of independent Chinese travelers allowed into Taiwan, which is currently set at 4,000, could be increased to 5,000 by the end of this year if ...
Taiwan enhances disease control eff...

Taiwan enhances disease control efforts amid Ebola scare

Taipei, Aug. 8 (CNA) Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Friday it has assigned a special unit to stay on top of the development of the Ebola epidemic, after the World Health ...
Chen Chu approves resignation of fo...

Chen Chu approves resignation of four high-level officials

Chen Chu has approved the resignations of these four officials Friday after a local newspaper's disclosure of the municipality knowing of the existence of the underground pipelines in the blast ...
Number of typhoons in Western Pacif...

Number of typhoons in Western Pacific hits 17-year high

Taipei, Aug. 8 (CNA) The Western Pacific Ocean produced 12 typhoons in the first seven months of this year, a 17-year high, according to WeatherRisk Explore Inc., but only one has hit Taiwan ...
Foreign visitor arrivals soar in fi...

Foreign visitor arrivals soar in first half of 2014

Taipei, Aug. 8 (CNA) Foreign visitor arrivals to Taiwan surged 26 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2014 to 4.82 million, the Tourism Bureau said Friday, putting the country on pace to meet ...
Ranting bus passenger apologizes to...

Ranting bus passenger apologizes to bus driver amid public outcry

Taipei, Aug. 8 (CNA) A Taiwanese American man who recently threw a tantrum on a bus and burst out with an expletive-laden tirade for several minutes against the driver made an open apology to the ...

Yahoo

Taiwan city evacuates residents fro...

Taiwan city evacuates residents from fatal gas blast site

Authorities in Taiwan's second largest city on Friday temporarily sealed off two streets and evacuated residents over reports of a fresh leak at the site of last week's fatal gas explosions. The massive blasts in the southern city of Kaohsiung last Thursday left 30 dead and more than 300 injured -- the most deadly of their kind in Taiwan's history. Chen Chin-der, head of Kaohsiung city's ...
The Allure of the Taiwan ETF

The Allure of the Taiwan ETF

Taiwan is not a giant on par with Asian rivals, such as China and South Korea, but the country?s equity market and the relevant exchange traded funds offer opportunity for the conservative global investor. ...
Taiwan's Acer profit sharply up...

Taiwan's Acer profit sharply up in second quarter

Taiwan's struggling personal computer maker Acer said Thursday its net profit rose sharply in the second quarter on better sales and cost control following a series of internal reforms. Acer posted a net profit of Tw$485 million ($16.2 million) in the three months to June, up from Tw$1 million in the first quarter and compared with a net loss of Tw$343 million in the same period last year, it ...
Billionaire's Media Push Tests ...

Billionaire's Media Push Tests The Toughness Of A Taiwan "Strawberry"

In Taiwan and other parts of Asia, ?Strawberry Generation? usually refers to children born in the 1980s and beyond that are seen as unable to take pressure as well as their parents who grew up in a tougher post-World War II era.  Among other perceived weaknesses, strawberries have thin skin and bruise easily.   
Taiwan economic minister submits re...

Taiwan economic minister submits resignation over gas blast: ministry

Taiwan's Economics Minister Chang Chia-juch submitted his resignation on Thursday over an Aug. 1 gas explosion that killed 25 people, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said in a statement. The series of blasts caused by a gas leak in Taiwan's second city of Kaohsiung injured 267 people. It was not clear if Chang's resignation had been accepted and an official in the office of the spokesman for ...
Taiwan, China to restart talks on g...

Taiwan, China to restart talks on goods free-trade agreement

Representatives from China and Taiwan have reached an agreement to restart formal negotiations on a free-trade pact that would eliminate tax on the vast majority of goods flowing between the two, Taiwan officials said Tuesday. The negotiations, which have been underway for years, will resume at the end of the month, according to representatives from the Straits Exchange Foundation, which ...

TaipeiTimes

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Kazakh athlete turns down ad contra...

Kazakh athlete turns down ad contracts




Puyuma train fare to rise: official

Puyuma train fare to rise: official




No Taipei visit for Mariah Carey, a...

No Taipei visit for Mariah Carey, as Celine Dion in first




UK scholarship applications now ope...

UK scholarship applications now open: trade office




Tiny new land crab spotted after mi...

Tiny new land crab spotted after misidentification




TaiwanHeadlines

Group from Yilan County submits nuc...

Group from Yilan County submits nuclear petition

Mother honored for overcoming adver...

Mother honored for overcoming adversity

Two model mothers pass away before ...

Two model mothers pass away before award

Chinese spouses must be treated equ...

Chinese spouses must be treated equally: minister

Poultry vendors warned to cooperate...

Poultry vendors warned to cooperate on slaughter ban

Nurses often not paid for overtime,...

Nurses often not paid for overtime, survey shows

BigNewsNetwork

Chunghwa Telecom inks near field co...

Chunghwa Telecom inks near field communication deals

Taipei, June 26 (CNA) Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom on Wednesday signed memorandums of understanding covering cooperation on near field communication (NFC) services with two mobile network operators ...
Taipei holds international food sho...

Taipei holds international food show

Taipei, June 26 (CNA) An international food show kicked off Wednesday in Taipei with the participation of Taiwan's major trade partners, Taiwan's top trade promotion body said. The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is the organizer of the four-day exhibition on food, food technology, pharmaceutical technology, packaging, international hotels, restaurants, catering and ...
Spokeswoman elaborates on mainland-...

Spokeswoman elaborates on mainland-Taiwan ties roadmap

A Chinese mainland spokeswoman on Wednesday said the mainland and Taiwan should formulate plans and related measures for promoting the comprehensive development of their ties.Fan Liqing, a spokeswoman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, made the remarks at a press conference when asked to elaborate on the mainland-Taiwan ties "roadmap," a concept raised by Xi Jinping, ...
Taipei-Urumqi direct flights open

Taipei-Urumqi direct flights open

A direct flight route between Taipei and the mainland city of Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, was launched by Taiwan-based China Airlines on ...
Taiwan Cuts Capital Gains Tax on Sh...

Taiwan Cuts Capital Gains Tax on Shares Sales Rid Threshold

Taiwan lawmakers voted to roll back provisions of a capital gains tax on stock sales of more than NT$1 billion ($33 million) and removed an index price threshold that depressed shares. Tax on capital gains from transactions of more than NT$1 billion was reduced to 0.1 percent from 2.25 percent under the original law. Lawmakers also removed a 8,500-point close threshold for ...
China dissident Chen Guangcheng wan...

China dissident Chen Guangcheng wants to split up country

China split up along preferences for democracy or for authoritarian rule. The blind lawyer visited the DPP at the invitation of opposition leader Su Tseng-chang. During an exchange about human rights, Chen said he approved of Beijing's 'One Country, Two Systems' formula, but not of its application ...

Etaiwannews

Chinese activist warns Beijing agai...

Chinese activist warns Beijing against suppression

The Chinese activist who fled to America after taking refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing last year said Monday that China's relentless efforts to
China dissident Chen Guangcheng wan...

China dissident Chen Guangcheng wants to split up country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) ? Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng told the opposition Democratic Progressive Party Wednesday he wanted to see China split up along
DPP to open local offices for advic...

DPP to open local offices for advice on Taiwan-China service trade deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) ? The opposition Democratic Progressive Party announced Wednesday it would establish local offices to give advice to small companies and individuals about
Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou sole ...

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou sole candidate for KMT chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) ? President Ma Ying-jeou will be the sole candidate for chairman of the Kuomintang in the July 20 election because his only
Taiwan lawmakers approve changes to...

Taiwan lawmakers approve changes to capital gains tax

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) ? After a morning filled with scuffles followed by negotiations, the Legislative Yuan approved a simplification of the capital gains tax on
Taiwan public television forms boar...

Taiwan public television forms board after 30-month hiatus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) ? The Public Television Service Foundation on Tuesday finally saw four new members elected to its board, ending a legal hiatus which
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