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Yimou Lee

Taiwan's December export orders shrink the most since April 2016

Jan 21 2019

TAIPEI Taiwan's export orders in December suffered their steepest fall in more than two and a half years, increasing concern about global demand for the electronic gadgets pivotal for the island's export-reliant economy.

Taiwan steps up probe into surveillance by pro-China media on island

Jan 18 2019

TAIPEI/HONGKONG Taiwan will step up its investigation of pro-Beijing newspapers accused by politicians on the self-ruled island of spreading fake news and surveillance activities that infringe national security, a security official said on Friday.

TSMC offers gloomy revenue forecast, slams chipmaker shares

Jan 17 2019

TAIPEI Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) cut full-year investment and forecast its sharpest quarterly revenue fall in a decade, joining a string of tech companies warning of a slowdown in global smartphone demand.

Apple, Amazon called out for 'incorrect' Taiwan, Hong Kong references

Jan 17 2019

TAIPEI/SHANGHAI One of China's top government-linked think tanks has called out Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc and other foreign companies for not referring to Hong Kong and Taiwan as part of China in a report that provoked a stern reaction from Taipei.

Taiwan appoints new premier after resignations over poll defeats

Jan 10 2019

TAIPEI Taiwan on Friday appointed the former chairman of its ruling pro-independence party as premier, after the incumbent resigned along with the entire cabinet, in response to local election defeats.

China's Xi threatens Taiwan with force but also seeks peaceful 'reunification'

Jan 02 2019

BEIJING/TAIPEI China reserves the right to use force to bring Taiwan under its control but will strive to achieve peaceful "reunification" with the self-ruled island that has a bright future under any future Chinese rule, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday. | Video

Taiwan tells China to use peaceful means to resolve differences

Jan 01 2019

TAIPEI China must use peaceful means to resolve its differences with Taiwan and respect its democratic values, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday, ahead of a major speech about the island by Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing.

China heaps pressure on Taiwan president after poll defeat

Nov 26 2018

TAIPEI Chinese state media heaped pressure on Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday after her ruling pro-independence party suffered heavy defeats in local elections at the weekend, as party officials sought to work out what went wrong. | Video

Taiwan rebukes ruling party, emboldens China-friendly opposition

Nov 25 2018

TAIPEI Voters in Taiwan have delivered a strong rebuke to the island's pro-independence ruling party in local elections, emboldening the China-friendly opposition, one of whose main figures says he will now reach out to Beijing to forge more friendly ties.

Taiwan voters set to block same-sex marriage in referendum

Nov 24 2018

TAIPEI Taiwan voters were set to back a referendum that defines marriage as between a man and a woman, dealing a blow to the self-ruled island's reputation for liberalism in Asia amid a heated debate over marriage equality. | Video

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