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Employment in Taiwan improves in October amid eased COVID-19 concerns


Taipei, Dec. 11 (CNA) The number of people employed in the local industrial and service sectors increased in October as business activities picked up amid eased concerns over COVID-19, according to the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).

Employment, regular wages rise in September as COVID-19 concerns ease


Taipei, Nov. 13 (CNA) With concerns over domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases easing, the number of people in employment and the average regular wage both moved higher for the third consecutive month in September, according to the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).

Minimum wage in Taiwan set to increase starting 2022


TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Thursday (Oct. 14) is set to approve the Ministry of Labor’s (MOL) proposal to raise the minimum wage from NT$24,000 (US$ 854.31) a month to NT$25,250, while hourly pay is set to increase from NT$160 up to NT$168, with the hikes set to take effect starting Jan. 1, 2022.

Fee-charging standards unveiled for extending Employment Gold Cards


Taipei, Aug. 15 (CNA) The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) recently rolled out new fee-charging standards for foreign professionals to extend the validity of Taiwan's Employment Gold Cards a maximum of three years each time in line with a law amendment to boost the employment of foreign talent.

Taiwan to offer subsidies to unemployed workers who find jobs


Taipei, July 6 (CNA) Taiwan's Ministry of Labor (MOL) will soon begin offering subsidies of up to NT$20,000 (US$715.81) to unemployed workers who find a new job, as the country battles rising unemployment brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Retailers announce cold delivery service suspensions amid high demand


Taipei, June 2 (CNA) Some of Taiwan's biggest-name supermarket and convenience store chains this week temporarily suspended deliveries of frozen and chilled parcels, as couriers face skyrocketing demand caused by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

Taiwan's manufacturing activity expands, non-manufacturing shrinks


Taipei, June 1 (CNA) Taiwan's manufacturing activity continued to expand in May, but the non-manufacturing sector turned to contraction, as domestic demand fell due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) said Tuesday.

Confidence in local economy weakens amid COVID-19 worries: poll


Taipei, May 22 (CNA) Confidence in Taiwan's economy weakened in May as the country reported a spike in domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases, according to a survey conducted by Cathay Financial Holding Co.

Taiwan's consumer prices hit 3-year high in April


Taipei, May 6 (CNA) Taiwan's consumer prices in April registered the biggest year-on-year increase in three years, due mainly to a spike in oil prices, a government agency reported Thursday.

Hackers attacked 10 listed companies in Taiwan during pandemic


With more employees working from home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, hackers have stepped up their attacks, targeting at least 10 listed companies in Taiwan, reports said Wednesday (Dec. 9).

The revelations followed the confirmation by Foxconn Technology Group that one of its factories in Mexico had been targeted with a ransom demand by a group known as “DoppelPaymer.”

Compal Electronics (仁寶電腦), the second-largest contract computer manufacturer in the world, and Advantech Co., Ltd. (研華科技), among other Taiwanese corporations, faced total combined ransom demands of up to NT$1 billion (US$35.48 million), news website CTWANT reported.


Taiwan's TSMC set to issue its first-ever green bond


Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the world’s largest contract chipmaker, is for the first time slated to issue a green bond worth NT$12 billion (US$400 million) in order to finance investments in sustainable architecture and eco-friendly manufacturing.

The green bond is expected to go public in December, with Capital Securities Corp. to serve as the underwriter.


Microsoft announces biggest investment in Taiwan in 31 years worth NT$300 billion


Microsoft on Monday (Oct. 26) announced that it is going to invest in four new digital projects for Taiwan, the company's largest investment in the country in 31 years.

During a press conference on Monday, Microsoft Taiwan CEO Ken Sun (孫基康) announced four new digital investment projects in Taiwan, including building an in-house data center, adding a cloud hardware team, launching an industrial ecosystem, and injecting international security resources, reported CNA. It is estimated that this will bring hundreds of billions in economic output and tens of thousands of job opportunities to Taiwan.

Asian markets start on firm footing on vaccine, U.S. aid hopes


Asian markets started higher on Monday, buoyed by hopes of a U.S fiscal package before the U.S. presidential elections next month and expectations of a coronavirus vaccine by the end of this year, though the mood was still cautious as infections jump.

United Airlines to resume Taiwan flights


Though the carrier had planned to resume flights after April 30, the decision has been repeatedly postponed, per CNA. Flights to Taipei have been suspended since March 19 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Virus Outbreak: Exports hit record on seasonal demand


Exports last month surged 8.3 percent year-on-year to a record US$31.17 billion, driven by seasonal demand for electronics and frontloading by China’s Huawei Technologies Co (華為) ahead of sales bans, the Ministry of Finance said yesterday.

The ministry painted the data as “surprisingly strong” and said it expects outbound shipments to expand by another 1.5 to 4.5 percent this month due to more working days and continued demand for electronic components.


Taiwan, Czech Republic ink three MoUs to promote technology cooperation


In a move intended to advance bilateral collaborations on technology and trade, Taiwan and the Czech Republic signed three Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) on Monday (Aug. 31) at a trade forum.

The Economic, Trade, and Investment Forum kicked off Monday morning, the second day of Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil's visit to Taiwan with his large delegation. Three MoUs were signed between Taiwanese authorities and private sector representatives and their Czech counterparts.


Twenty 5G-compatible phones approved for Taiwan market: NCC


The National Communications Commission (NCC) said Saturday that it has given approval for the sale of 20 5G-compatible phone models in Taiwan, nine of which have not yet been released on the market.


Taiwan president promises 3rd relief package to boost economy


President Tsai encourages domestic travel and spending in order to mitigate economic hit from coronavirus.

A third phase of relief measures with a budget of NT$210 billion (US$7.13 billion) and added investment totaling NT$6 trillion should help Taiwan recover from the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Thursday (Aug. 20).


Virus Outbreak: Top industrialists call for more relief


Leading industrialists yesterday called on the government to keep relief and stimulus measures alive, saying that tough times lie ahead as local tech firms would be digesting rush orders toward the end of this quarter, because of remote working and telecommuting trends.


Taiwan opens to short-term business travelers from 11 countries, regions


Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is now allowing short-term business travelers from 11 countries and regions to enter the nation starting Monday (June 22), with the option of applying for shortened quarantine periods if they meet certain conditions.

Domestic tourism sees boost as pandemic eases in Taiwan


People in Taiwan are eager to travel again as COVID-19 fears ease, but with overseas travel restrictions still in place, domestic tourism has been the big winner, with hotels, travel agencies and amusement parks seeing vigorous demand.

Malaysians second most numerous foreign professionals in Taiwan


The latest statistics of foreign professionals in Taiwan released on Thursday (April 30) by the Ministry of Labor (MOL) showed that Malaysians have overtaken Americans as the second most numerous foreign professionals in Taiwan.

Fuel prices in Taiwan fall to lowest point in 20 years


Taiwan's two major fuel suppliers announced cuts Sunday to their diesel and gasoline prices this week, dropping domestic fuel prices to their lowest level in 20 years.

Effective from midnight Sunday, the state-run petroleum refiner CPC Corp., Taiwan will cut its retail gasoline prices per liter by NT$0.9 (US$0.03) and NT$1.0 per liter for diesel, it said.

First voice-operated ticketing machine begins service at Zhongshan MRT Station


 From now on, passengers can purchase single-journey MRT tickets from a voice-operated ticketing machine at Zhongshan MRT Station.

“Passengers only need to follow on-screen instructions and say the Chinese name of the station they wish to travel to or the station’s code in English to purchase the ticket,”

Number of passengers at Taiwan’s Taoyuan airport drops 70-80% during 228 holiday


Taoyuan International Airport served only about 20 – 30 percent of the number of passengers during the 228 holiday compared to the same period last year, affecting not only airlines but also duty-free stores, restaurants, and taxis, according to a CNA report released today (March 1).

The Border Affairs Corps of the National Immigration Agency (NIA) issued a statement that Taoyuan International Airport served about 34,000 passengers today, compared to 119,000 on the same day last year.

Coronavirus presents opportunity for Taiwan's smart manufacturing


 Taiwan should leverage its strengths in the manufacturing and ICT industries to promote smart manufacturing in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, according to a government-sponsored defense think tank on Sunday (Feb. 23).

China has failed to prevent the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from spreading despite holding a competitive edge in artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and supercomputing among other high-tech technologies, reckoned the Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR) in a report.

Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology and Yulon to develop electric cars together


Apple Inc. supplier Foxconn Technology and local carmaker Yulon Group have formed a joint venture to manufacture vehicles together, CommonWealth Magazine reported.

Taiwan exports down over 7% year-on-year in January due to holiday


Taiwan's exports fell more than 7 percent from a year earlier in January, stopping a two-month rising streak, as the country's outbound sales were affected by a reduced number of working days due to the long Lunar New Year holiday that month, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Friday.

Listed companies in Taiwan required to disclose info in English starting July


Publicly listed and over-the-counter companies in Taiwan will be required to provide relevant company information from July onwards, said the country’s financial regulator.

Taiwan targets China's fake 'Made in Taiwan' products


Taiwan will impose heavier penalties on businesses that fake the origin of their products, after an amendment to the Foreign Trade Act was passed at the first reading in the Legislative Yuan on Monday (Nov. 18).

Taiwan has enough oil to survive Iran crisis


Despite the confrontation between the United States and Iran, Taiwan has enough oil to last for 128 days, so there is no need for a panic, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Thursday (Jan. 9).

Taiwan launches first international e-commerce incubation center


Taiwan’s foreign trade is about to receive a major boost after Taipei witnessed the launch of the Taiwan Cross-border eCommerce Incubator (TCEI) on Wednesday (Jan. 8).

Taiwan's Gogoro sees sales more than double in 2019


Sales of Gogoro Inc., a Taiwan-based electric scooter maker, saw sales more than double in 2019 to become the second- largest motorcycle brand in Taiwan, after its December sales hit a new monthly high, according to the company.

Flight Attendants’ Union willing to negotiate, EVA pushes back


TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the EVA flight attendant strike rages on without an agreement reached by either party, the Taoyuan Flight Attendant’s Union (TFAU) has offered to soften their demands on three major issues.

Revenues in retail and food sectors hit record May highs: MOEA


Retail sales rose 3 percent year-on-year to NT$319.5 billion (US$10 billion) in May, while revenues in the food and beverage industry registered 5.2 percent growth to NT$67.9 billion, according to a report released by the MOEA on Monday.

Taiwan's central bank expected to keep rates steady for 12th straight quarter


The central bank in Taiwan is unlikely to adjust its key interest rates at its quarterly policymaking meeting on Thursday, according to economists.

Talking with CNA over the weekend, the economists said that while the central bank is expected to maintain its interest rates at the same level for the 12th consecutive quarter this time, it may come under pressure to cut interest rates in the second half of the year.

Taiwan Research Institute sees 2.08 % GDP growth for 2019


TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Amid the uncertainty caused by the trade war between the United States and China, the Taiwan Research Institute (TRI, 台綜院) is putting the country’s economic growth at 2.08 percent for this year.

Taiwan 16th most competitive country in world: IMD


TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan ranked as the 16th most competitive economy in the world this year, based on an annual report by Swiss-based International Institute for Management Development (IMD) released on Tuesday (May 28).

Taiwan gasoline prices rolled back after eight consecutive rises


Taiwan's two major fuel suppliers announced reductions in fuel prices for the coming week after eight consecutive weeks of price hikes because of a fall in international crude oil prices driven by trade friction between the United States and China.

Taiwan government prepares for trade escalation between US and China


President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has ordered government departments and institutions to prepare for an escalation of the trade war between the United States and China.

Delta Electronics to return home to invest in Taiwan


Delta Electronics, a supplier of power components to Apple Inc., has become the latest company to heed the government’s call to return home with an investment plan worth NT$13.2 billion (US$426 million), reports said Thursday (May 9).

LINE to invest additional US$100 million in Taiwan


LINE Corp., the mobile messaging and communication services supplier, said Wednesday that it will invest an additional US$100 million in Taiwan after an earlier investment in the local Internet-only banking business.

Phase of legal battle ends for Taipei Dome construction project


The Supreme Administrative Court ruled Tuesday (April 30) that the city government’s decision to halt Taipei Dome’s construction was legal, rejecting Farglory Group’s appeal over the legality of the suspension order.

Taiwan uses US-China trade war to bring 40 companies back home


Taiwan has been making the most of the U.S.-China trade war by successfully luring back 40 Taiwanese companies and is on a pace to quickly surpass its year-end a goal of 50 firms and NT$250 billion (US$8 billion).

Taiwan's HTC to roll out second-generation blockchain phone in 2019


Taiwan-headquartered electronics manufacturer HTC is set to release a second-generation blockchain phone in the second half of the year to increase its presence in the global blockchain market.

Taiwan’s GDP in 2019 to remain at 2.12%


The Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) reports that Taiwan’s predicted 2019 GDP growth rate is unchanged at 2.12 percent, as forecast in January, but cautioned against three risks that could affect the island’s economic outlook.

Microsoft holds AI education summit in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung


Educators from all over Taiwan discussed the rising importance of artificial intelligence at an education summit organized by Microsoft and by the city government in Kaohsiung Friday (April 26).

COMPUTEX returns to Taipei, brings attention to 5G, AI, IoT development


COMPUTEX Taipei 2019 is taking place at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall and Taipei World Trade Center between May 28 and June 1, presenting a platform to showcase the latest tech trends.

30 Taiwanese companies return home to invest total of more than NT$120 billion


 A total of 30 Taiwanese companies were planning to return to their home country and invest more than a combined total of NT$120 billion (US$3.89 billion), the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) announced Friday.

Taiwan's regular wages up 1.86% in February


The average regular wages in Taiwan rose 1.86 percent from a year earlier in February, but the latest growth stopped a 14-month rising streak that amounted to a more than 2 percent increase, according to the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).

IMF forecasts Taiwan GDP growth at 2.5% for 2019, 2020


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast that Taiwan's gross domestic product (GDP) will grow 2.5 percent in 2019 and 2020 in its latest World Economic Outlook report released Tuesday.

Taiwan ranked 18th-largest exporter of goods in 2018


Taiwan's exports accounted for 1.7 percent of the entire globe's exports in 2018, making the nation the 18th- largest exporter, the same place it held the previous year, according to global commodity statistics released by the World Trade Organization (WTO) Tuesday.

Taiwan ranks No.1 in IC material market for 9th straight year


Taiwan ranked as the largest semiconductor material market in the world for the ninth consecutive year in 2018, according to data released Wednesday by the global industry association SEMI.

Rental companies protest against Taiwan measures targeting Uber


Representatives of rental companies walked out of a hearing in Taipei Tuesday to protest against government measures designed to regulate the activities of United States ride-hailing company Uber Technologies.

Taiwan ranked 18th-largest exporter of goods in 2018


Taiwan's exports accounted for 1.7 percent of the entire globe's exports in 2018, making the nation the 18th- largest exporter, the same place it held the previous year, according to global commodity statistics released by the World Trade Organization (WTO) Tuesday.

Taiwan's FTV elects new chairperson after ousting of Formosa Alliance founder


Formosa TV (FTV) General Manager Wang Ming-yu (王明玉) was elected as the TV station’s chairman in an interim shareholders’ meeting on Tuesday (April 2) to end a month-long quarrel with the ousted and politically outspoken chairman George P. Kuo (郭倍宏).

US replaces China to become Taiwan's largest debtor


The United States overtook China to become Taiwan's largest debtor at the end of 2018 on an ultimate risk basis, according to the local central bank.

New Economic Immigration Act in Taiwan will boost domestic economy: CIER


A draft bill aimed at attracting foreign nationals to fill the workforce gap in Taiwan is likely to create more job opportunities, raise real wages and boost the domestic GDP, research by a local think tank indicated Saturday.

Total of 24 Taiwanese companies returning home to invest


Another six Taiwanese companies decided to return to the island to invest, bringing the total this year up to 24 for a combined value of NT$91 billion (US$2.95 billion), the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) announced Friday.

Taiwan industry calls for increased investment in bridging AI skills gap


A Taiwan-based AI-driven marketing company on Wednesday warned about a widening skills gap in Taiwan in the age of digital transformation, and urged the corporate world to adapt to the challenge.

Taiwan Family Mart introduces cashless 'My Famipay' app


The Family Mart convenience store chain in Taiwan has announced the launch of “My Famipay” a cashless payment service app that can be downloaded on any smart phone.

2019 Taipei Cycle opens March 27, expanding to Nangang Exhib. Center, Hall 2


The 2019 Taipei Cycle showcase, with 1,139 exhibitors, will open at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center on March 27 and run through March 30.

Taiwan’s Yunlin petitions to authorities to permit migrants to work as agricultural helpers


Yunlin County Magistrate Chang Li-shan (張麗善) petitioned Taiwan’s agriculture and labor authorities to introduce migrant workers to solve the problem of labor shortages in Taiwan’s agricultural sector, Central News Agency (CNA) reported on Friday.

Confidence in Taiwan economy improves in March


Local confidence in Taiwan's economy improved for a second consecutive month in March as optimism over a possible resolution of the U.S.-China trade war offset concerns over disappointing economic data.

Fifth annual Taiwan Sustainability Reporting Conference held in Taipei


The Fifth annual “Taiwan Sustainability Reporting" conference was held in Taipei on March 22, with the head of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Timothy Mohin, along with over 200 other experts in sustainability reporting in attendance.

Taiwan to overtake South Korea and become global No.2 for semiconductors


Taiwan is likely to overtake South Korea and return to its position as the global No.2 for the production of semiconductors, the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) said Thursday.

Taiwan’s agricultural institute signs MoU with Thailand to cooperate in startups


Taiwan’s Agricultural Technology Research Institute (ATRI) and Thailand’s Kasetsart University signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) last week to help advance each other’s agricultural startup work, ATRI said in a news release on March 18.

World's top AI startups gear up for Taiwan's Smart City Summit & Expo


The 2019 Smart City Summit & Expo (SCSE), which includes four sub-expos, will take place at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center from March 26 to March 29, and is set to bring together some 36 artificial intelligence (AI) startups from around the world to showcase their latest technologies.

400 7-Elevens in Taiwan stop running 24 hours


Huang Jui-tien (黃瑞典), the general manager of the operator of 7-Eleven Taiwan, President Chain Store Corp. (統一超, PCSC), announced on Tuesday (March 19) that 400 of Taiwan 7-Eleven stores no longer operate for 24 hours a day.

StarLux to sign Taiwan’s largest ever single Airbus purchase agreement


Taiwan’s StarLux Airlines Co. (星宇航空), which plans to start operating flights early next year, will sign an agreement with Airbus in Taipei on Tuesday to purchase 17 A350 wide-body aircraft, Central News Agency (CNA) reported on Monday.

Taiwan's bilingual IR Platform kicks off to better serve global investors


To improve corporate governance and investor relations, Taiwan's financial authorities are demanding that listed companies publish English-language financial reports, annual reports, and shareholders meeting agendas, while a bilingual investor relations platform was recently kicked off to complement the efforts.

McDonald’s Taiwan starts accepting EasyCard payment


People in Taiwan can now pay for their meals with EasyCard at the country’s McDonald’s outlets, the fast food chain giant announced Friday.

Taiwan's Hung Hua Construction signs MOU with Dutch shipbuilder to expand offshore wind support vessels


Taiwanese marine construction company Hung Hua Construction (HHC) signed a purchase agreement, followed by another MOU with Dutch shipbuilding company Damen for further joint cooperation, at one of the region's largest wind energy expos, in support of the government's renewable energy policy to move away from nuclear and coal-fired power generation.

Taiwan removed from EU tax haven greylist


The European Union has removed Taiwan from the bloc's greylist of tax havens, acknowledging the nation's efforts at implementing anti-tax avoidance measures, Taiwan's Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Thursday.

EU lauds Taiwan's efforts to push for talks on data transfer deal


The European Union has praised Taiwan's efforts to bring its data protection laws more into line with EU standards to facilitate talks on bilateral data transfers, according to a letter issued earlier this month to Taiwan's Cabinet-level National Development Council (NDC).

Taiwan, Singapore team up on smart technology development


Tainan City-based National Cheng Kung University and Singapore Technologies Engineering Electronics Ltd. concluded a memorandum of understanding on smart technology development March 7 in southern Taiwan.

RISC-V Taiwan established to herald era of AIoT, 5G networks


Spearheaded by Powerchip Semiconductor Chairman Frank Huang (黃崇仁), RISC-V Taiwan was established March 7, paving the way for the next generation of computing design and innovation as the country ushers in an era of the artificial intelligence of things (AIoT).

Taiwan Power Corp. to pay GE US$158 million over 4th nuclear plant


According to an arbitration ruling, the Taiwan Power Corporation will have to pay General Electric Co. (GE) US$158 million (NT$4.8 billion) over the closure of the fourth nuclear plant, reports said Tuesday.

Taiwan's Minister of Economic Affairs opposes increase in electricity prices


Minister of Economic Affairs Shen Jong-chin (沈榮津) said Monday he is not inclined to advise increasing current electricity prices, but the ministry will respect the final decision made by a review committee later this month.

US fashion retailer Forever 21 to pull out of Taiwan: reports


United States-based fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 will close its last remaining store in Taiwan before the end of the month, reports said Friday.

Taiwan’s StarLux Airlines buys 17 Airbus A350 aircraft


Recently established StarLux Airlines (星宇航空) will sign a contract this month to buy 17 Airbus A350 passenger aircraft, reports said Friday.

Elon Musk's Starlink project 'a good opportunity for Taiwanese businesses'


Taiwanese technology businesses ought to be clambering to be a part of Elon Musk’s ambitious new Starlink program, Business Next claims.

Singapore supermarket signs exclusive deal to stock Taiwanese produce from Kaohsiung


Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu’s recent trip to Singapore has successfully expanded markets for Kaohsiung farmers, by signing a deal with a Singapore supermarket.

'Team Taiwan' prepares for Foodex Japan, aims to expand market for country's products


Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture, External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), along with food industry representatives are gearing up for the largest agri-food fair in Asia-Pacific, Foodex Japan, which will be held in Tokyo, March 5-8.

Taipei's export orders down year-on-year for 3rd straight month in January


Taiwan continued to feel the pinch of weakening global demand, reporting the third consecutive month of year-on-year decline in export orders in January, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Friday.

Taiwan to face new tariffs on steel exports to S. Korea


The South Korean Trade Commission is preparing to impose new anti-dumping tariffs on Taiwanese steel bars, according to a report from Yonhap News Agency.

Taiwan agricultural exports hit record high in 2018


Taiwan saw its agricultural exports soar to US$5.47 billion in 2018, marking the highest in two decades, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) announced Thursday after receiving a briefing on the country’s policy to promote agricultural produce.

Vietnam's Bamboo Airways to open Taiwan routes in 2019


Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways has announced plans to launch 37 flight routes by the end of 2019 connecting major cities of the Southeast Asian nation to international destinations.

Taiwan maintains global leadership in IC wafer fab capacity


Taiwan maintained its global leadership in integrated circuit 200mm-equivalent wafer fab capacity for the fourth consecutive year, according to U.S.-based IC Insights Inc.

AIT: Taiwan is a 'super-innovator' in technology, digital economy


The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) published a Facebook post Thursday describing Taiwan as a “fellow super-innovator.”

Japan open to Taiwan's CPTPP bid, urges it to solicit more support


The Japanese government welcomes all countries that can accept the principles and standards of a Japan-led international economic bloc, Taiwan included, and has called on Taipei to solicit support from other economic bloc members, a Taiwanese diplomat said Thursday.

Tsai: government will undertake 3 key tasks to bolster Taiwan's SMEs


President Tsai Ing-wen attended a New Year gathering of national small and medium enterprises (SMEs) Tuesday, where she said the government is to undertake three key industry-bolstering tasks.

Taiwan to launch one satellite a year over the next decade


Over the next decade, Taiwan will launch at least one satellite a year under a NT$25.1 billion (US$814.5 million) government plan, Minister of Science and Technology Chen Liang-gee (陳良基) said Wednesday.

Taiwan’s south bound tourism policy attracts rising numbers of visitors from Australia


Taiwan’s south bound tourism policy has seen good results in 2018 as more than 100,000 people from Australia visited Taiwan last year, Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau said.

Taiwan President calls for support to polish ‘Made in Taiwan’ brand


The government of Taiwan will seek to provide assistance to Taiwanese businesses relocating back home in a bid to promote the “Made in Taiwan” label, amid turbulent times marked by trade conflict, President Tsai Ing-wen pledged Monday.

Taiwan ranks 20th in 2018 International IP Index


Taiwan ranked 20th in the international intellectual property (IP) index issued Thursday by the Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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