J.R. Wu

Foxconn plans U.S. display making plant for over $10 billion, scouting for location

Jun 22 2017

TAIPEI Foxconn , the world's largest contract electronics maker and a major Apple Inc supplier, plans to invest more than $10 billion in a display-making factory in the United States and will decide on the location of the plant next month. | Video

Exclusive - Foxconn says Apple, Dell join its bid for Toshiba chip business

Jun 12 2017

TAIPEI Apple Inc and computing giant Dell Inc will join a Foxconn-led consortium bidding for Toshiba Corp's highly prized chip unit, the CEO of the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer told Reuters on Monday.

TSMC will consider Taiwan sites ahead of offshore ones for new foundry

Jun 08 2017

TAIPEI Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's largest contract chipmaker, said on Thursday it will consider sites in Taiwan before offshore options when it decides the location of a multi-billion dollar foundry early next year.

Thousands join Hong Kong vigil for Tiananmen Square anniversary

Jun 04 2017

TAIPEI/HONG KONG Tens of thousands of people gathered in Hong Kong on Sunday for a candlelight vigil to mark the 28th anniversary of China's crackdown on pro-democracy protests in and around Beijing's Tianamen Square, while Taiwan urged China to make a transition to full democracy.

Chipmakers at Taiwan's biggest tech fair look beyond crowded smartphone market

Jun 01 2017

TAIPEI Chipmakers switched focus at Taiwan's top tech fair this week with bets on new areas such as driverless cars, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, shifting away from smartphones where intense competition has pushed down components prices.

Taiwan lodges complaint with carrier Emirates over flag pin email

May 31 2017

SHANGHAI/TAIPEI Taiwan's foreign ministry said on Wednesday it had protested to Dubai-based airline Emirates over reports that the carrier asked Taiwanese cabin crew to stop wearing the flag of the self-ruled island on their uniforms, under pressure from Beijing.

China says Taiwan activist confesses to harming state security, Taiwan says charges vague

May 26 2017

BEIJING/TAIPEI China said on Friday that a Taiwan rights activist has been arrested on suspicion of subversion and has confessed to harming state security, as Taiwan said the charges were vague and unconvincing.

Taiwan raises 2017 economic outlook to three-year high, but warns of risks ahead

May 26 2017

TAIPEI Trade-reliant Taiwan raised its 2017 economic growth outlook to a three-year high on Friday as exports improve, driven by strong global demand for smartphones and other hi-tech electronic gadgets.

Taiwan court rules in favor of same-sex marriage, first in Asia

May 24 2017

TAIPEI Taiwan's constitutional court declared on Wednesday that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry, the first such ruling in Asia, sparking celebration by activists who have been campaigning for the right for years. | Video

Taiwan activists hope same-sex marriage ruling will be trailblazer in Asia

May 23 2017

TAIPEI Taiwan same-sex couple Daphne Chiang and Kenny Jhuang are getting married at the end of the year - even if the government won't legalize their union.

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