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China's ties with Taiwan chip firms under scrutiny as U.S. trade war heats up

Nov 06 2018

TAIPEI Washington's decision to cut off U.S. supplies to a Chinese chip-maker spotlights mounting tensions over China's drive to be a global player in computer chips and the ways in which Taiwan companies are helping it get there.

For Taiwan youth, military service is a hard sell despite China tension

Oct 30 2018

TAIPEI Taiwan Air Force Staff Sergeant Jiang Pin-shiuan's pitch to freshmen at Taipei's Tamkang University seemed compelling: join the island's armed forces and get a state-sponsored degree, 110 days of leave each year and annual savings of T$312,500 ($10,200). | Video

U.S. warships pass through Taiwan Strait amid China tensions

Oct 23 2018

TAIPEI/WASHINGTON The United States sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait on Monday in the second such operation this year, as the U.S. military increases the frequency of transits through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China. | Video

'Why?' asks Taiwan mourner after 18 killed in crash of speeding train

Oct 22 2018

YILAN, Taiwan Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen offered words of consolation on Monday as she met relatives of 18 people killed and 187 injured when a train derailed in the island's northeast, its worst rail disaster in more than three decades. | Video

Taiwan's president meets relatives of 18 killed in worst rail tragedy in decades

Oct 21 2018

YILAN, Taiwan, Oct 22 Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen offered words of comfort and encouragement on Monday as she met relatives of the 18 dead and 187 injured after a train derailed in the island's northeast, its worst such disaster in more than three decades.

Taiwan train crash kills 18 in deadliest rail tragedy in decades

Oct 21 2018

TAIPEI Eighteen people died and 175 were injured when a train derailed in northeastern Taiwan on Sunday, authorities said, in the island's worst rail disaster in more than three decades. | Video

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

Oct 18 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.

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

Oct 18 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.

UPDATE 2-TSMC sees modest Q4 revenue growth, shrugs off trade war impact

Oct 18 2018

* Q3 net profit in line with estimates, Q3 revenue up 1.9 pct

Taiwan pledges to boost national security amid Chinese pressure

Oct 10 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.

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