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Taiwan lantern makers go green for festival of lights

Lantern-maker Lin Chow-chin is part of a growing movement on the island to make the celebrations greener, creating sustainable lights.

12 Feb 2017 12:00 PM

Taiwan bans euthanasia of stray animals

The law came into effect Saturday, two years after it was passed by parliament -- a period meant to prepare shelters for the ban.

05 Feb 2017 4:06 PM

Beijing back to old ways of threatening Taiwan: Tsai Ing-wen

China maintains a standing threat to use force to achieve its goal of absorbing Taiwan.

01 Jan 2017 7:17 AM

Taiwan's TransAsia closes down after fatal air crashes

TransAsia incurred losses of Tw$2.2 billion in the first three quarters of this year, and in October its budget airline V Air folded.

22 Nov 2016 1:14 PM

Taiwan to remove statues donated by Jackie Chan

Taiwan’s leading museum said on Thursday it will remove statues donated by actor Jackie Chan that were attacked by anti-China protesters late last year as relations sour between the island and Beijing

23 Sep 2016 2:40 AM


Taiwan all set to order Uber to exit market

Taiwan’s Investment Commission said on Wednesday it is set to order Uber Technologies Inc to exit the domestic market, saying the global ride-hailing giant misrepresented its business as an Internet-b

04 Aug 2016 7:10 AM

Bus with Chinese tourists catches fire in Taiwan, killing 26

Video from the scene showed both of the bus's doors were pressed up against the highway's guard rail, making them impossible to open.

19 Jul 2016 3:53 PM

Over 15,000 evacuated in Taiwan as typhoon heads to China

Ferocious winds battered the island at close to 200 kilometres per hour with Taitung recording the strongest gusts since 1901.

08 Jul 2016 2:54 PM

Sexist remarks on President anger public in Taiwan

Outraged Taiwanese took to the Internet Thursday to slam sexist comments by a Chinese analyst who said the island’s new President practises “emotional” politics because she is a single woman.

27 May 2016 4:26 AM

Foxconn agrees to buy Sharp after slashing original offer

Foxconnwill pay about $3.5 billion for a two-thirds stake,cutting its initial offer by nearly $900 million.

31 Mar 2016 12:02 PM


Taiwan technology giant Foxconn seals dharp takeover for $3.5 billion

Foxconn spokesman Simon Hsing (right) announces the approval of the purchase of a controlling stake in Japan’s Sharp Corp. in Taipei, Taiwan, on Wednesday. (Photo: AP)

31 Mar 2016 1:47 AM

Taiwan gives press tour of disputed island

Taiwan on Wednesday gave its first ever international press tour of a disputed island in the South China Sea to boost its claim, less than two months after a visit by its leader sparked protests from

24 Mar 2016 6:43 AM

Taiwan earthquake death toll rises to 59; 76 still missing

Govt prosecutors detained 3 construction company executives on suspicion of professional negligence resulting in death of people.

11 Feb 2016 1:50 PM

Taiwan earthquake: Child pulled out alive from rubble

8-year-old girl, three others rescued 2 days after earthquake

09 Feb 2016 6:11 AM

Foxconn: Sharp takeover almost final

Taiwan’s Foxconn is aiming to finalise a deal to acquire Japan’s Sharp Corp by the end of the month, after the two firms reached a consensus on most points, Foxconn Chief Executive Officer Terry Gou s

08 Feb 2016 10:56 PM


Taiwan rescuers pull out survivors from earthquake rubble

The emergency center in Tainan, the worst-hit city, said that 171 people had been rescued from the building.

07 Feb 2016 3:40 PM

Man pulled out alive after Taiwan quake, more than 130 people still trapped

Firefighters, police, soldiers and volunteers combed through the ruins, some using their hands, as temperatures dropped.

07 Feb 2016 9:34 AM

14 killed in Taiwan earthquake

Rescuers were searching on Saturday for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn and caused a high-rise residential building to collap

07 Feb 2016 5:23 AM

Foxconn, Sharp to sign takeover deal by February-end

Taiwan’s Foxconn is aiming to finalize a deal to acquire Japan’s Sharp Corp (6753.T) by the end of the month, after the two firms reached a consensus on most points, Foxconn chief executive officer Te

05 Feb 2016 10:32 PM

Taiwan approves TSMC’s plan for $3 billion China plant

Taiwan on Wednesday approved a plan by its leading chipmaker to build a $3 billion plant in China using state-of-the-art technology, after easing curbs on high-tech investment in the mainland.

04 Feb 2016 11:16 PM