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Chipmaker TSMC boosts capex by up to $5 billion, sees fourth-quarter sales jump on smartphones

17 Oct 2019

TAIPEI Apple Inc supplier TSMC raised its 2019 capital spending plan by up to $5 billion on Thursday and forecast a nearly 10% rise in fourth-quarter revenue on strong demand for faster mobile chips and new high-end smartphones.

Taiwan leader rejects China's 'one country, two systems' offer

10 Oct 2019

TAIPEI Taiwan's president rejected on Thursday a "one country, two systems" formula that Beijing has suggested could be used to unify the island and the mainland, saying such an arrangement had set Hong Kong "on the edge of disorder".

Taiwan says China lures Kiribati with airplanes after losing another ally

20 Sep 2019

TAIPEI China offered airplanes and ferries to lure the Pacific island nation of Kiribati into switching diplomatic relations, Taiwan said on Friday, as the self-ruled island lost a second ally to Chinese pressure in less than a week.

Taiwan says China meddling with elections after Solomon Islands cuts ties

17 Sep 2019

TAIPEI Taiwan accused China on Monday of trying to influence its presidential and legislative elections after the Solomon Islands cut off ties with Taipei.

UPDATE 1-Taiwan August exports rise unexpectedly on strong smartphone demand

09 Sep 2019

TAIPEI, Sept 9 Taiwan's exports surprisingly expanded in August, confounding expectations for a fall, as strong demand for smartphones countered the effects of the prolonged U.S.-China trade war.

Taiwan warns Solomon Islands of China 'debt trap' in diplomatic switch

06 Sep 2019

TAIPEI Taiwan on Friday warned the Solomon Islands could fall into a debt trap if the Pacific nation switched diplomatic ties to China and accepted its development aid.

Taiwan raises 2019 growth outlook, sees faster pace next year

16 Aug 2019

TAIPEI Taiwan raised its 2019 economic growth forecast on Friday, with prospects lifted by more factories moving production to the island from China despite worries about slowing technology demand and the Sino-U.S. trade war.

UPDATE 1-Taiwan raises 2019 growth outlook, sees faster pace next year

16 Aug 2019

TAIPEI, Aug 16 Taiwan raised its 2019 economic growth forecast on Friday, with prospects lifted by more factories moving production to the island from China despite worries about slowing technology demand and the Sino-U.S. trade war.

Taiwan urges citizens to stay on alert for China-backed media 'infiltration'

10 Aug 2019

TAIPEI Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen urged citizens to stay on alert for Chinese-financed media "infiltration" after a Reuters report of a Beijing-backed media campaign in the self-ruled island which China considers its own.

Paid 'news': China using Taiwan media to win hearts and minds on island - sources

09 Aug 2019

TAIPEI The articles on the website of the leading Taiwan newspaper were gushing about a new Chinese government programme to lure Taiwanese entrepreneurs to the mainland.

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