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Thousands rally in Taiwan, call for referendum on independence from China

20 Oct 2018

TAIPEI Several thousand pro-independence demonstrators rallied in Taiwan's capital on Saturday to protest against Beijing's "bullying" and called for a referendum on whether the self-ruled island should formally declare independence from China.

TSMC sees modest fourth-quarter revenue growth, shrugs off trade war impact

18 Oct 2018

TAIPEI Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) offered a modest fourth-quarter revenue growth outlook, predicting weaker sales of high-performance computers for cryptocurrency mining will partially offset solid demand for chips from smartphones.

Taiwan pledges to boost national security amid Chinese pressure

11 Oct 2018

TAIPEI Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen vowed on Wednesday to boost national security, saying her government would not submit to Chinese suppression as Beijing ramps up pressure to assert its sovereignty over the self-ruled island.

REFILE-Taiwan pledges to enhance national security amid China pressure

11 Oct 2018

TAIPEI, Oct 10 Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen vowed on Wednesday to boost national security, saying her government would not submit to Chinese suppression as Beijing ramps up pressure to assert its sovereignty over the self-ruled island.

Taiwan courts security ties with bigger friends as Beijing snatches allies

14 Sep 2018

HONG KONG/TAIPEI As Beijing intensifies its effort to further isolate Taiwan diplomatically, Taipei is actively but discreetly broadening security ties with regional powers beyond its long-standing relationship with the United States. | Video

Smartphone slowdown tests new leadership at Taiwan's chip champion

05 Sep 2018

HSINCHU, Taiwan In late August, the new chairman of chip-making titan Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, Mark Liu, got the sort of news that would make any boss smile: his biggest competitor was throwing in the towel.

Foxconn profit below forecast on soaring operating costs, shares fall

14 Aug 2018

TAIPEI Foxconn posted second-quarter net profit well below expectations as a rise in component costs and unsold inventory weighed on the performance of the Apple supplier and world's top contract electronics maker, analysts said.

No one can 'obliterate' Taiwan's existence, president says on departure for U.S.

13 Aug 2018

TAIPEI Vowing that "no one can obliterate Taiwan's existence," President Tsai Ing-wen left on Sunday for the United States and two of Taipei's remaining diplomatic allies, amid pressure from China to try to stamp out references to the island internationally. 

Chipmaker TSMC cuts revenue outlook again on cryptocurrency gloom

19 Jul 2018

TAIPEI Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, trimmed its annual revenue and capital spending estimates on bleak demand from smartphone and cryptocurrency mining industries.

Flights cancelled as Taiwan battens down for powerful typhoon

10 Jul 2018

TAIPEI Taiwan braced for Typhoon Maria on Tuesday, prompting school closures and the cancellations of hundreds of flights amid warnings of landslides and floods on the island.

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