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Romantic comedy, veteran actress win big at Chinese-language 'Oscars'

21 Nov 2020

TAIPEI A veteran actress and a romantic comedy stole the limelight at this year's Golden Horse Awards, the Chinese-speaking world's version of the Oscars, in Taiwan on Saturday, with China largely absent for a second year following a dispute over politics.

Taiwan grounds F-16s after second fighter accident in less than a month

18 Nov 2020

TAIPEI Taiwan's air force has grounded its F-16 fleet after losing a plane on a training mission, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday, the second loss of a fighter jet in less than a month at a time of increased missions to intercept Chinese aircraft.

Foxconn sees strong iPhone 12 demand, reiterates U.S. investment

12 Nov 2020

TAIPEI Apple supplier Foxconn forecast strong demand for the new iPhone 12 in the holiday quarter and stressed that it would continue investing in the United States as scheduled and is looking at making new products there.

China threatens retaliation over new U.S. arms sales to Taiwan

22 Oct 2020

BEIJING/TAIPEI China threatened on Thursday to retaliate against the latest U.S. arms sale to Chinese-claimed Taiwan, as the island welcomed the weapons package but said it was not looking to get into an arms race with Beijing. | Video

UPDATE 1-Taiwan Sept export orders top forecast as new iPhone launched

20 Oct 2020

TAIPEI, Oct 20 Taiwan's export orders rose for the seventh consecutive month in September, helped by strong global demand for the island's tech products, with Apple Inc rolling out a new iPhone.

Taiwan says Hong Kong warned of ongoing danger after S.China Sea flight blocked

16 Oct 2020

TAIPEI Hong Kong air traffic controllers told Taiwan there was danger until further notice on a flight path to Taiwanese-controlled islands in the South China Sea, Taipei said on Friday, a case that has raised fears Beijing may try and blockade the islets.

Taiwan says HK warned of ongoing danger after S.China Sea flight blocked

16 Oct 2020

TAIPEI, Oct 16 Hong Kong air traffic controllers told Taiwan there was danger until further notice on a flight path to Taiwanese-controlled islands in the South China Sea, Taipei said on Friday, a case that has raised fears Beijing may try and blockade the islets.

A bullish TSMC lifts revenue estimate as COVID transforms digital demand

15 Oct 2020

TAIPEI Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) hiked its revenue outlook after logging record quarterly profit, and painted a bullish picture of demand picking up over the next two years as advanced technologies are adopted more widely.

UPDATE 3-A bullish TSMC lifts revenue estimate as COVID transforms digital demand

15 Oct 2020

* Q3 net profit surges 36% to record, well ahead of forecasts

China uses new tactic in campaign against Taiwan with spy accusations

14 Oct 2020

TAIPEI China has opened a new front in its pressure campaign against Taiwan with a series of spying allegations and confessions aired on state television, denounced on the democratic island as entrapment and another reason for people to fear visiting China.

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