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President extends sympathy over ear...

President extends sympathy over earthquake in southern Japan

Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has sent a letter to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the name of President Ma Ying-jeou to extend
Tsai announces China, foreign affai...

Tsai announces China, foreign affairs and defense team

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) ? President-elect Tsai Ing-wen on Friday announced the choices for ministers of the Mainland Affairs Council, Foreign Affairs, and National Defense. Both Tsai
Next week talks in China about Keny...

Next week talks in China about Kenya crisis: MAC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) ? A Taiwanese delegation will travel to China next week to discuss the deportation of Taiwanese citizens from Kenya to Beijing, the
Academia Sinica president returns

Academia Sinica president returns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) ? Academia Sinica President Wong Chi-huey returned to Taiwan Friday and met with President Ma Ying-jeou while still pleading innocent to allegations
Human rights report reveals Taiwan?...

Human rights report reveals Taiwan?s twisted overtime work

The United States Department of State announced the yearly report on global human rights Thursday which revealed that Taiwanese employers usually assign jobs after working
CTBC buys RBS Malaysia

CTBC buys RBS Malaysia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) ? CTBC Financial Holding Co., Ltd. announced Friday it had bought a stake of 100 percent in the Malaysian operations of the

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Despite nuclear tests, North Korea ...

Despite nuclear tests, North Korea makes capitalist-style reforms

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un this weekend praised the "perfect success" of the country's sixth and largest nuclear test during a massive banquet and display of pageantry to celebrate the 69th anniversary of the country?s founding. Unknown to many, and parallel to its nuclear development, North Korea is also reforming its economy using capitalist techniques.
Murder in India, closure in Cambodi...

Murder in India, closure in Cambodia

In this week?s International Media, we go to India, where activists, politicians and journalists demanded a full investigation into the murder of Gauri Lankesh, a newspaper editor and outspoken critic of the ruling Hindu nationalist party whose death has sparked an outpouring of anger.
Coming out as an atheist in multi-f...

Coming out as an atheist in multi-faith India

In a country like India, a mosaic of religions and cultures, passions are easily ignited when it comes to religious belief. Violence can even be an option. Is there a place for atheists in such a society? For people who do not subscribe to a particular dogma? Mumbai resident Rohan Joshi talks about being an atheist in India.
China says 'non' to French finest c...

China says 'non' to French finest cheeses

Fans of French cheeses in China have received news they may find hard to digest: the country's food hygiene authorities have turned their noses up at some people's favourite fare, blocking imports of Camembert, Brie and Roquefort.
Azerbaijan sues French journalists ...

Azerbaijan sues French journalists for libel over 'dictator' claims

The government of Azerbaijan has sued two French journalists and a French public broadcaster for calling it a "dictatorship". The case went to court on the day several newspapers published detailed claims that the oil-rich country's elite runs a 2.5-billion-euro slush fund to buy influence abroad and launder money.
France condemns N Korea H-bomb test

France condemns N Korea H-bomb test

French President Emmanuel Macron called on world powers to react speedily and firmly to North Korea's H-bomb test on Sunday, adding that there should be a "clear and united" response from the European Union.

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Gov't picks Kaohsiung as site for i...

Gov't picks Kaohsiung as site for indigenous peoples museum

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Council of Indigenous Peoples Minister Icyang Parod announced Thursday that Taiwan's first national indigenous peoples museum will be built in Kaohisung's Chengcing Lake area.
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Festival featuring Cross-Strait You...

Festival featuring Cross-Strait Youth Short Firm Competition winners to open on Sept. 25

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - The opening ceremony of a film festival featuring winners and finalists of the 2017 Cross-Strait Youth Short Firm Competition (We?and#8226;????????) and a post-event forum will be held at Taiwan's Chinese Culture University on Sept. 25.
If you did not get the earthquake d...

If you did not get the earthquake drill text message today, you are not alone

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - It happens to all of us. Your friend sends a group text message to everyone but just seems to have forgotten you. But what if you are left out of a group message sent to the entire nation?
HTC sells smartphone team to Google...

HTC sells smartphone team to Google for US$1.1 billion

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Taiwan-based tech company HTC announced Thursday that it has sold part of its mobile division team and related patents to Google for US$1.1 billion.

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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 rejected as founding member ...

Taiwan rejected as founding member of AIIB: Beijing

Taiwan's bid to become a founding member of China's new regional development bank has been rejected, Beijing said Monday, dashing the island's hopes of having a platform in the institution from the start. Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for the Beijing-based State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, said in a statement that a Hong Kong report the island had failed to become a founding member of the Asian ...
Taiwan rejected as founding member ...

Taiwan rejected as founding member of Beijing-led multilateral bank

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan expressed regret on Monday after China rejected its bid to become a founding member of the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), though China said Taiwan is welcome to join as an ordinary member in the future. In a statement carried by the official Xinhua news agency, China's Taiwan Affairs Office said it confirmed what it said was a Hong Kong ...
China says no to Taiwan on AIIB: Wh...

China says no to Taiwan on AIIB: What it means

The Beijing-led Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) may be more China-focused than initially thought, analysts say, after Taiwan's bid to become a founding member was denied.
Taiwan rejected from Asia bank

Taiwan rejected from Asia bank

China says Taiwan will not be a member of a new regional bank, but would be welcome in the future under a different name.
China says Taiwan won't be amon...

China says Taiwan won't be among charter members of new bank

BEIJING (AP) ? Cross-strait frictions remerged Monday as China said Taiwan won't be among the charter members of the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, apparently because of a dispute over what name the island should use in the institution.
Taiwan to further curb Japan foods

Taiwan to further curb Japan foods

TAIPEI - Taiwan authorities Monday announced a new restriction beginning in mid-May on the import of Japanese foods, requiring exporters to attach certification of the origins of the products by prefecture. They also will likely require radiation checks on some Japanese foods, including those for babies and young children. Taiwan prohibited the import of foods from Fukushima, Ibaraki, Chiba ...

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Caucuses list their legislative pri...

Caucuses list their legislative priorities

KMT caucus agrees to starting date ...

KMT caucus agrees to starting date for legislative session, Lai to delay report

Ko skips inauguration of new police...

Ko skips inauguration of new police chief

Group demands change, threatens to ...

Group demands change, threatens to block mountains

Military hopeful over cooperation w...

Military hopeful over cooperation with US: sources

Earthquake PWS test failed to reach...

Earthquake PWS test failed to reach some cellphones

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U.S., Philippines ramp up joint pa...

U.S., Philippines ramp up joint patrols in the disputed South China Sea

MANILA, Philippines - U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter and Philippine Defence Minister Voltaire Gazmin addressed a joint news conference in Manila, announcing plans to increase security cooperation i
Taiwan accuses Kenya of illegal de...

Taiwan accuses Kenya of illegal deportations under Chinese influence

NAIROBI, Kenya - Taiwan has accused Kenya of violating international law and claimed that the African nation deported 45 of its nationals to China in recent days.

Speaking at a press conference, T

Taiwan Lawmakers Hit Out at Deport...

Taiwan Lawmakers Hit Out at Deportation of Island's Residents to China

Taiwan officials and lawmakers on Tuesday hit out at the forced deportation of dozens of the island's residents to mainland China, whose communist government has never ruled the island.

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US forces to gain access to more P...

US forces to gain access to more Philippine bases - Carter

Manila - US forces will gain access to more military bases in the Philippines than the five already announced, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said on Wednesday as he began a visit to the longstand
Top Houston IP law firm opens firs...

Top Houston IP law firm opens first international office

Houston-based Patterson Sheridan LLP has opened an office in a Tokyo suburb that will help the firm's current international clients, as well as act as a springboard for future client growth.

The new

Asian indices gain, as Indian mark...

Asian indices gain, as Indian markets remain closed

Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Asian markets made gains on Thursday, even as the Indian equity markets remained closed on account of Ambedkar Jayanti.

According to market analysts, the uptrend witnessed in

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President extends sympathy over ear...

President extends sympathy over earthquake in southern Japan

Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has sent a letter to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the name of President Ma Ying-jeou to extend
Tsai announces China, foreign affai...

Tsai announces China, foreign affairs and defense team

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) ? President-elect Tsai Ing-wen on Friday announced the choices for ministers of the Mainland Affairs Council, Foreign Affairs, and National Defense. Both Tsai
Next week talks in China about Keny...

Next week talks in China about Kenya crisis: MAC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) ? A Taiwanese delegation will travel to China next week to discuss the deportation of Taiwanese citizens from Kenya to Beijing, the
Academia Sinica president returns

Academia Sinica president returns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) ? Academia Sinica President Wong Chi-huey returned to Taiwan Friday and met with President Ma Ying-jeou while still pleading innocent to allegations
Human rights report reveals Taiwan?...

Human rights report reveals Taiwan?s twisted overtime work

The United States Department of State announced the yearly report on global human rights Thursday which revealed that Taiwanese employers usually assign jobs after working
CTBC buys RBS Malaysia

CTBC buys RBS Malaysia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) ? CTBC Financial Holding Co., Ltd. announced Friday it had bought a stake of 100 percent in the Malaysian operations of the
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