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 2017-01-18 17:35 

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Taiwan President's US stopovers may become 'visits'... +

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen has just concluded a visit to Central America as well as stopovers in the U.S. Beijing was worried that Tsai would use the trip to promote Taiwan's international profile and build relations with U.S. President-elect...

 2017-01-18 17:07 

Formosa News

Taipei begins double-deck tour bus service with free WiFi onboard... +
 2017-01-18 17:07 

Formosa News

Taiwan Railway Staffing Concerns... +
 2017-01-18 17:07 

Formosa News

Taiwan's delegation to Trump inauguration holds press conference after arriving in New York... +
 2017-01-18 17:07 

Formosa News

Pension reform protestors infuriated over date and location change of upcoming pension conference... +
 2017-01-18 17:07 

Formosa News

2017 Yuejin Lantern Festival... +
 2017-01-18 17:07 

Formosa News

SEF Chairman Tien Hung-mao hosts media event inviting Chinese counterpart to Kinmen... +
 2017-01-18 17:07 

Formosa News

Government regulations punish Uber and Airbnb also hurting new start-ups... +
 2017-01-18 16:14 

Taipei Times

ASML first-quarter sales forecast tops analysts' estimates... +

ASML Holding NV forecast first-quarter sales topping analysts estimates, as Europes largest semiconductor-equipment maker won orders for six more of its newest lithography machines in the fourth quarter....

 2017-01-18 16:14 

Taipei Times

UK leads in nuclear management... +

Over many years, the UK has benefited from strong energy security through a combination of liberalized energy markets, diversity of energy sources and firm regulation....

 2017-01-18 16:14 

Taipei Times

Beijing tells local bureaus to cease issuing smog alerts... +

China is suspending local meteorological bureaus from issuing smog alerts, media reported yesterday, raising suspicions the government is attempting to suppress information about the nations air pollution as public anger over the issue grows....

 2017-01-18 16:14 

Taipei Times

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Double-decker bus service for tourists debuts... +

A hop-on, hop-off double-decker bus service, the first of its kind in Taiwan, hit the road in Taipei yesterday, allowing tourists to visit major attractions in the capital in four hours for NT$300....

 2017-01-18 16:14 

Taipei Times

Porte wins second stage of Tour Down Under... +

Tasmanian Richie Porte yesterday buried his demons from two years ago by demolishing his rivals to clinch the second stage of the Tour Down Under in Adelaide....

 2017-01-18 16:14 

Taipei Times

Field to factory: Vietnamese lives transformed... +

Nguyen Thi Thanh Loan grew up on a small plot of land in rural Vietnam, with just enough food to eat, few new clothes and no disposable income....

 2017-01-18 16:13 

Taipei Times

Zuckerberg questioned at trial over VR tech... +

Facebook Inc chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday took the witness stand in Dallas federal court and denied an allegation by a rival company that the virtual-reality (VR) technology of Facebooks Oculus unit was stolen....

 2017-01-18 16:13 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

White Terror era inspires horror game 'Detention'... +

White Terror era-inspired, Taiwanese-made survival horror video game Detention has achieved best-seller status for the Taiwan region on Steam an online gaming platform and received plaudits from critics....

 2017-01-18 16:13 

Taipei Times

Airstrike on displaced camp in Nigeria 'kills 52'... +

At least 52 aid workers and civilians were killed on Tuesday when an air force jet accidentally bombed a camp in northeast Nigeria instead of Boko Haram militants, the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said....

 2017-01-18 16:13 

Taipei Times

Pound fuels carry trades in emerging economies... +

There is life in the great emerging market carry trade yet, although now it comes with a twist....

 2017-01-18 16:13 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Wu Den-yih evasive over Ma's support... +

Former vice president Wu Den-yih () yesterday gave ambiguous answers about whether he has former president Ma Ying-jeous () endorsement for his bid to become Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) chairperson....

 2017-01-18 16:13 

Taipei Times

White House aides pack up; turn in badges, phones... +

They line up near the Oval Office, down the hallway toward the Cabinet Room, with their spouses and young kids in tow. When it is their turn, the White House staffers enter for a few private moments with US President Barack Obama, a photograph and a farew...

 2017-01-18 16:13 

Taipei Times

Ghana top Group D with win, Egypt falter... +

Runners-up in 2015, Ghana on Tuesday started their latest Africa Cup of Nations bid with a victory over Uganda thanks to a Andre Ayew penalty, while Egypt drew 0-0 with Mali on their long-awaited return to the tournament....

 2017-01-18 16:13 

Taipei Times

AirAsia could use income from sale to pay dividend... +

AirAsia Bhd, the Asia-Pacific regions biggest budget airline, is likely to use most of the proceeds from a proposed sale of its aircraft leasing arm to pay a dividend, AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandessaid in an interview....

 2017-01-18 16:13 

Taipei Times

World needs stable China-US relations, Xi tells Biden... +

The world needs China and the US to have a stable and cooperative relationship, Chinese President Xi Jinping () told US Vice President Joe Biden, just days before new uncertainty looms with US president-elect Donald Trump taking office....

 2017-01-18 16:13 

Taipei Times

Ken Wyatt named Australia's first Aboriginal minister... +

Australia yesterday appointed its first Aboriginal minister, a former laborer who has credited education for his rise from humble beginnings in a country where Aborigines remain among the most disadvantaged....

 2017-01-18 16:13 

Taipei Times

HK chief pans independence movement... +

Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying () faced protests yesterday as he spoke out against the territorys independence movement in his final policy address....

 2017-01-18 16:13 

Taipei Times

Obama commutes Manning's jail sentence... +

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday slashed the sentence of transgender army private Chelsea Manning, who had been sentenced to 35 years behind bars for handing classified US documents to WikiLeaks....

 2017-01-18 16:13 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

NCC readies media funding bill... +

The National Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday said that it is preparing a draft of the media monopolization prevention and diversity preservation bill, but that it would not relax restrictions on the funding of media outlets by the government, po...

 2017-01-18 16:13 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Group demands fisheries law changes... +

Members of the Taiwan International Workers Association protested in front of the Ministry of Labor in Taipei on Tuesday, demanding that fishery workers hired overseas be protected by the Labor Standards Act ()....

 2017-01-18 16:13 

Taipei Times

Auto parts maker Iron Force upbeat on sales demand... +

Auto parts maker Iron Force Industrial Co Ltd () yesterday voiced optimism about the business outlook for the current quarter, buoyed by increasing global demand for seatbelt pretensioners....

 2017-01-18 16:13 

Taipei Times

Sale suspend Arscott over purported leak to Bristol... +

Sale wing Tom Arscott has been suspended by his club over an alleged leak of information to English Premiership rivals Bristol that is now being investigated by the Rugby Football Union (RFU)....

 2017-01-18 16:13 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Taipei hospital lauds work of lunch delivery service... +

Taipei Medical University Hospital yesterday said its lunch delivery service for elderly people who live alone or have mobility problems has been feeding people for more than 10 years, and has served more than 110,000 meals....

 2017-01-18 16:13 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

SDP criticizes plan to cut workers' tax-funded pensions... +

Workers pensions should not be cut as part of pension reform, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) said yesterday, criticizing a government-provided pension reform framework for cutting the baseline used for calculating workers pensions....

 2017-01-18 16:13 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

No urgent need for vehicle collision data: ministry... +

There is no urgent need to require local automakers to disclose results of vehicle collision tests for new cars conducted by the Automotive Research and Testing Center before they are sold, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications said, adding th...

 2017-01-18 16:13 

Taipei Times

Economy to rise 2% this year: S&P... +

Taiwans GDP should grow by 2 percent this year, as the export-oriented economy should benefit from a continued recovery in the US and a gradual stabilization in emerging markets, S&P Global Ratings said yesterday....

 2017-01-18 16:13 

Taipei Times

Fire could cost Federal NT$500m... +

Federal Corp (), the nations fifth-largest tire manufacturer, yesterday said a fire on Tuesday at its plant in Taoyuans Jhongli District () could cost it more than NT$500 million (US$15.83 million)....

 2017-01-18 16:13 

Taipei Times

FocalTech forecasts 30% sales growth... +

Touchpanel controller supplier FocalTech Systems Co Ltd () yesterday said it expects revenue to grow at an annual rate of 30 percent this year, driven by robust demand for its new integrated driver and controller (IDC) chip for smartphones....

 2017-01-18 16:12 

Taipei Times

Creativity key to growth: TLDC... +

Taiwan Land Development Corp (TLDC, ) is seeking to transform its business model by expanding into the creative industry, as land development is likely to see another tough year, chairman Chiu Fu-sheng () said yesterday....

 2017-01-18 16:12 

Taipei Times

Finance firms seek exit after May's Brexit speech... +

Britains financial services sector will accelerate plans to move some business overseas after British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday said that the nation would quit the EUs single market....

 2017-01-18 16:12 

Taipei Times

Cathay Pacific plans job cuts in business revamp... +

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd (), Asias biggest international airline, said it would eliminate some positions after conducting a critical review of its business in a bid to arrest a decline in earnings....

 2017-01-18 16:12 

Taipei Times

In Obama, a president who charmed the young... +

Michelle Yemba, who is six, often tells strangers about the time two years ago that she met US President Barack Obama....

 2017-01-18 16:12 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

KMT staff storm Executive Yuan Building... +

Several Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) employees yesterday stormed into the Executive Yuan in Taipei as part of a protest against , as party staff face mass layoffs as a result of the government freezing KMT assets....

 2017-01-18 16:12 

Taipei Times

Beijing approves in principle IPOs by foreign firms... +

China might allow foreign companies to launch initial public offerings (IPOs) on its stock exchanges and issue corporate bonds, the government said, after Chinese President Xi Jinping () promised the world that his country was committed to opening its mar...

 2017-01-18 16:12 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

SEF invites ARATS to Kinmen Island... +

Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) Chairman Tien Hung-mao () yesterday said he would like to invite Chinas Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) Chairman Chen Deming () for talks at an opportune time, preferably on Kinmen....

 2017-01-18 16:12 

Taipei Times

'Apprentice' contestant sues Trump for defamation over claims of misconduct... +

US president-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday was hit with a defamation lawsuit by a former contestant on his reality television show The Apprentice, who had previously accused him of sexual misconduct....

 2017-01-18 16:12 

Taipei Times

Court rules that Kuo Kuan-ying can retire... +

Former Taiwan Provincial Government secretary for foreign affairs Kuo Kuan-yings () legal case took a surprising turn yesterday when the Taipei High Administrative Court repealed the Ministry of Civil Services decision to reject his application to retire ...

 2017-01-18 16:12 

Taipei Times

Putin mocks claims that Kremlin spied on Trump... +

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday cracked raunchy jokes as he poked fun at claims that Russian secret services filmed US president-elect Donald Trump with prostitutes....

 2017-01-18 16:12 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Scandal-hit Jerry Taxi Tour folds... +

Taipei-based Jerry Taxi Tour company yesterday said it was ceasing operations after a rash of bad publicity after one of its drivers was accused of sexually assaulting a South Korean tourist....

 2017-01-18 16:12 

Taipei Times

Heat beat Rockets 109-103, despite Harden's heroics... +

The Miami Heat on Tuesday withstood Houston star James Hardens 40-point triple-double to upend the Rockets 109-103 and snap a four-game losing streak....

 2017-01-18 16:12 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: Video game can teach crucial lessons... +

A video game made by an independent Taiwanese studio has grabbed the attention of Taiwanese and foreign players alike. It is a reminder that storytelling techniques and aesthetics can be influential in terms of a nations soft power, and that Taiwan can sp...

 2017-01-18 16:12 

Taipei Times

Singapore's GIC said to hit snag in Vietcombank deal... +

Singaporean sovereign fund GIC Pte has hit a snag as it seeks government approval for its planned investment in Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank), the nations biggest lender by market value, people with knowledge of th...

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