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Taiwan manufacturing, service sector confidence cools in October
TAIPEI -- Taiwan's manufacturing and service sectors are less confident of future growth due to downward performances, a report showed Friday. The confidence index for manufacturing edged down by 0.97 points to stand at 100.69 points in October, while the service and construction sectors also dropped, according to a report released by the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER). The island's exports grew 3 percent year on year in October, a sharp drop from the record 28   Read More ...
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Tags: Sectors |  Manufacturing | 
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Taiwanese teen star on stratospheric movie rise
Taipei (AFP) - Vicky Chen is a laid-back 14-year-old with an easy smile, but the Taiwanese actress is already a force to be reckoned with, nominated for two major awards at the Chinese-language equivalent of the Oscars. Chen could make history on Saturday as the youngest ever contender to be crowned best actress at the Golden Horse film awards in Taipei   Read More ...
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Tags: Plays |  Actresses | 
Places: Asia |  E. Asia |  Taiwan |  Malaysia | 
Taiwanese teen star on stratospheric movie rise
TAIPEI: Vicky Chen is a laid-back 14-year-old with an easy smile, but the Taiwanese actress is already a force to be reckoned with, nominated for two major awards at the Chinese-language equivalent of the Oscars. Chen could make history on Saturday as the youngest ever contender to be crowned best actress at the Golden Horse film awards in Taipei. Local media have dubbed her a "prodigy" able to play complex characters in movies that tackle a range of difficult subjects   Read More ...
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Tags: Plays |  Actresses | 
Places: Asia |  E. Asia |  Taiwan |  Singapore | 
Taiwanese teen star on stratospheric movie rise
TAIPEI: Vicky Chen is a laid-back 14-year-old with an easy smile, but the Taiwanese actress is already a force to be reckoned with, nominated for two major awards at the Chinese-language equivalent of the Oscars. Chen could make history on Saturday as the youngest ever contender to be crowned best actress at the Golden Horse film awards in Taipei. Local media have dubbed her a "prodigy" able to play complex characters in movies that tackle a range of difficult subjects   Read More ...
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Tags: Plays |  Actresses | 
Places: Asia |  E. Asia |  Taiwan |  Malaysia | 
China air force again flies round Taiwan, over South China Sea
BEIJING--China's air force has again flown bombers and other warplanes through two strategic channels near Taiwan and also over the disputed South China Sea during training drills, state media said on Thursday. Numerous H-6K bombers and other jets recently flew through the Bashi Channel between Taiwan and the Philippines and the Miyako Strait in Japan's south, and also over the South China Sea on a "combat patrol," the official Xinhua news agency said, citing Air Force spokesman Shen Jinke   Read More ...
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Tags: Military |  Air Force |  Weapons |  Bombers | 
Places: Asia |  N.E. Asia |  Japan |  E. Asia |  China |  Taiwan |  South China | 
Jacky Wu denies ulterior motives to Jerry-Lin reconciliation
Taiwanese entertainer Jacky Wu recently defended good friend Jerry Yan, following reports that the actor is using Lin Chi-ling to gain publicity for his upcoming project. As reported on China Times, recently, amid reports of reconciliation between the former couple, another rumour sparked that Jerry is set to make a debut as a filmmaker, and that his recent rendezvous with Lin was just a ploy to attract attention to his new project   Read More ...
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China's air force again flies round Taiwan, over South China Sea
BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's air force has again flown bombers and other warplanes through two strategic channels near Taiwan and also over the disputed South China Sea during training drills, state media said on Thursday (Nov 23). Numerous H-6K bombers and other jets recently flew through the Bashi Channel between Taiwan and the Philippines and the Miyako Strait in Japan's south, and also over the South China Sea on a "combat patrol", the official Xinhua news agency said, citing Air Force spokesman Shen Jinke   Read More ...
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Places: E. Asia |  China |  Taiwan |  Singapore |  South China | 
China air force again flies round Taiwan, over South China Sea
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's air force has again flown bombers and other warplanes through two strategic channels near Taiwan and also over the disputed South China Sea during training drills, state media said on Thursday. Numerous H-6K bombers and other jets recently flew through the Bashi Channel between Taiwan and the Philippines and the Miyako Strait in Japan's south, and also over the South China Sea on a "combat patrol", the official Xinhua news agency said, citing Air Force spokesman Shen Jinke   Read More ...
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Tags: Military |  Air Force |  Weapons |  Bombers | 
Places: Asia |  E. Asia |  China |  Taiwan |  Malaysia |  South China | 
Nine killed in apartment blaze in north Taiwan
TAIPEI -- Nine people were killed and two others slightly injured in a blaze Wednesday night in a rental apartment in north Taiwan's New Taipei City, local police said. The fire was said to start on the fourth floor of the building in the city's Zhonghe District at around 8:00 p.m. and quickly spread to rooms on the fifth floor before being put down an hour later, according to local fire department   Read More ...
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Nine killed in apartment blaze in north Taiwan
Nine people were killed and two others slightly injured in a blaze Wednesday night in a rental apartment in north Taiwan's New Taipei City, local police said. The fire was said to start on the fourth floor of the building in the city's Zhonghe District at around 8:00 p.m. and quickly spread to rooms on the fifth floor before being put down an hour later, according to local fire department   Read More ...
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Katy Perry, en medio de la lucha de banderas entre Taiwán y China
20 de noviembre de 2017 09:16 Katy Perry, en medio de la lucha de banderas entre Taiwán y China La lucha de banderas entre Taiwán y China no sólo ha causado violentos enfrentamientos entre unionistas y estudiantes independentistas en Taiwán, sino que es utilizada en China para bloquear a artistas, incluida la estadounidense. La prensa taiwanesa debate este 20 de noviembre del 2017 el rechazo a la solicitud de visa de la famosa cantante para participar en un desfile de la empresa de lencería Victoria's Secret en Shanghái, por enarbolar la bandera nacional de Taiwán en un concierto en Taipei hace dos años   Read More ...
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Taiwanese willingness to study, work in mainland hits eight-year high: survey
TAIPEI -- The willingness of Taiwanese to work and let their children study in the Chinese mainland has reached the highest level since 2010 amid their growing favorable perceptions of people from the mainland, a survey showed Monday. About 40 percent of the 1,017 Taiwanese respondents said they are willing to work in the Chinese mainland, up 9 percentage points year on year while the share of parents who would agree to let their children study there grew from 32 percent last year to 38 percent this year, both setting an eight-year high, according to the annual survey on cross-Strait relations released by Taiwanese newspaper United Daily News   Read More ...
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Taiwanese willingness to study, work in mainland hits eight-year high: survey
The willingness of Taiwanese to work and let their children study in the Chinese mainland has reached the highest level since 2010 amid their growing favorable perceptions of people from the mainland, a survey showed Monday. About 40 percent of the 1,017 Taiwanese respondents said they are willing to work in the Chinese mainland, up 9 percentage points year on year while the share of parents who would agree to let their children study there grew from 32 percent last year to 38 percent this year, both setting an eight-year high, according to the annual survey on cross-Strait relations released by Taiwanese newspaper United Daily News   Read More ...
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Xiaomi opens two more offline stores in Taiwan
Chinese mainland tech giant Xiaomi opened two more brick-and-mortar stores in central and southern Taiwan over the weekend. A Mi Home showroom opened in Taichung Saturday while a direct-sales store opened in Tainan Sunday, bringing the company's offline stores to four in Taiwan, following a Mi Home showroom in Taipei and a direct-sales store in Kaohsiung. The leading smartphone maker entered the Taiwan market in 2013 and mainly sells products through e-commerce platforms and its online store on the island   Read More ...
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All at Sea: Sailing along the Taiwan coast and angling for tangerine sunsets
As I look at the unending expanse of a sparkling blue ocean, I imagine myself on a century-old, sailing expedition, out to discover new lands. Ferdinand Magellan might have proved that the earth is round, but right now, at this moment, I feel like I might have found the end of the world. I am spending a morning with a batch of writers and photography geeks, learning to fish, in the deep Pacific waters that run along the western coast of Taiwan or Ilha Formosa — a moniker, bestowed upon it by its Dutch colonisers   Read More ...
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Gilas confident of chances vs Japan, Taiwan
National team coach Chot Reyes is confident about Gilas Pilipinas’ chances heading into its Fiba World Cup qualifying matches against Japan and Chinese Taipei later this month. The Philippines, which is aiming to book a return trip to the World Cup after its historic stint three years ago in Spain, faces Japan on Nov. 24 in Tokyo before hosting Taipei three days later at Smart Araneta Coliseum   Read More ...
Places: Japan |  Taiwan |  Philippines | 
Taiwan's manufacturing sector output hits two-year high in Q3
The output value of Taiwan's manufacturing sector in the third quarter hit a two-year high on the back of stable global economic recovery, according to the local economic affairs authority. The island's manufacturing production value grew 6.43 percent year on year in Q3 to reach 3.3 trillion new Taiwan dollars (109.8 billion U.S. dollars), the highest level since the third quarter of 2015   Read More ...
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Tags: Economy |  Manufacturing |  Economics | 
Places: Asia |  E. Asia |  China |  Taiwan | 
Bencic in Taiwan nun gegen Golubic
Nach ihrem Sieg gegen Jil Teichmann trifft Belinda Bencic in den Halbfinals des Challenger-Series-Turniers in Taipeh mit Viktorija Golubic auf eine weitere Schweizerin. Tennis. Bencic (WTA 120 ) setzte sich am Freitag gegen die in der Weltrangliste um 26 Positionen schlechter klassierte Bielerin Teichmann in knapp eineinhalb Stunden Spielzeit mit 6:4, 7:5 durch. Viktorija Golubic (WTA 116) erreichte die Halbfinals beim mit 125'000 Dollar dotierten Hallenturnier in Taiwan mit einem Dreisatzsieg über die Thailänderin Luksika Kumkhum   Read More ...
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Tags: Tennis | 
Places: Asia |  E. Asia |  Taiwan |  Liechtenstein | 
China asks U.S. to properly handle issues regarding Taiwan
China Friday urged the United States to properly handle issues regarding Taiwan, and not to have any official and military contact in any form with the island. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang made the remarks in response to a question regarding remarks from Randall Schriver, nominee to be Assistant U.S. Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Affairs. In his nomination hearing Thursday, Schriver expressed support for exchanges of navy ship visits between the United States and Taiwan, adding such port calls were consistent with the one-China policy as the United States defines it   Read More ...
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Panama eyes trade deal with China after ditching Taiwan
BEIJING: Panama and China agreed Friday to study the possibility of reaching a free trade agreement after the Central American nation ditched Taiwan and recognised Beijing.   Read More ...
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Tags: Trade |  Trade deals | 
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Bencic und Golubic in Taiwan in den Halbfinals
Bencic (WTA 120 ) setzte sich am Freitag gegen die in der Weltrangliste um 26 Positionen schlechter klassierte Bielerin Teichmann in knapp eineinhalb Stunden Spielzeit mit 6:4, 7:5 durch. Viktorija Golubic (WTA 116) erreichte die Halbfinals beim mit 125'000 Dollar dotierten Hallenturnier in Taiwan mit einem Dreisatzsieg über die Thailänderin Luksika Kumkhum. Die Zürcherin traf auf WTA-Stufe bereits einmal Bencic, welche sich 2016 beim Rasenturnier in 's-Hertogenbosch mit 7:6, 7:6 durchsetzte   Read More ...
Places: Taiwan |  Liechtenstein | 
Panama’s president visits China following break with Taiwan
Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela is making his first state visit to Beijing after breaking off relations with Taiwan and establishing formal ties with China five months ago. Varela was to meet Friday with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People after officially opening the Panamanian Embassy in Beijing a day earlier. Panama’s break with Taiwan left the self-governing democracy with just 20 diplomatic allies   Read More ...
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Panama's president visits China following break with Taiwan
BEIJING (AP) — Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela is making his first state visit to Beijing after breaking off relations with Taiwan and establishing formal ties with China five months ago. Varela was to meet Friday with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People after officially opening the Panamanian Embassy in Beijing a day earlier. Panama's break with Taiwan left the self-governing democracy with just 20 diplomatic allies   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Panama |  China |  Taiwan | 
Taiwan's foodie cred given Michelin boost - Capital Lifestyle
From streetside stalls dishing out one dollar bowls of braised pork rice to upscale eateries tucked away in quiet alleyways, Michelin inspectors are scouring the Taiwanese capital selecting restaurants for its first ever guide. The island’s reputation among in-the-know travellers as a foodie paradise will be further burnished when Taipei becomes the latest Asian city to have its own Michelin guide in the first quarter of 2018   Read More ...
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Panama's president visits China following break with Taiwan
BEIJING – Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela is making his first state visit to Beijing after breaking off relations with Taiwan and establishing formal ties with China five months ago. Varela was to meet Friday with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People after officially opening the Panamanian Embassy in Beijing a day earlier. Panama's break with Taiwan left the self-governing democracy with just 20 diplomatic allies   Read More ...
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Taiwan delegate to national congress: 'I just told the truth'
Lu Li-an was confronted with a pointed question during last month's 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China: "Now you have become a Party delegate, you won't love Taiwan anymore, will you?" Among the 10 members representing Taiwan, Lu was the only one born and raised on the island. "I found the logic of this question laughable. I'm also a delegate for women   Read More ...
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Taiwan delegate to national congress: 'I just told the truth'
Lu Li-an was confronted with a pointed question during last month's 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China: "Now you have become a Party delegate, you won't love Taiwan anymore, will you?" Among the 10 members representing Taiwan, Lu was the only one born and raised on the island. "I found the logic of this question laughable. I'm also a delegate for women   Read More ...
Places: China |  Taiwan | 
Panama opens embassy in China after cutting Taiwan ties
BEIJING: Panama opened its first embassy in China on Thursday five months after cutting ties with Taiwan, which has seen its allies dwindle against the mainland's growing influence.   Read More ...
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New measures introduced to attract Taiwan students
Mainland increases scholarships, lowers entrance requirements for universities The Chinese mainland is continuing to introduce beneficial policies to attract students from Taiwan to study and work on the mainland, a spokesman for the State Council's Taiwan Affairs Office said on Wednesday. Three measures were issued recently to encourage more students from Taiwan to study and work on the mainland, said Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for the office, at a news conference   Read More ...
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Tags: Students | 
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Taiwan authorities should abandon hostile mentality: mainland spokesman
Taiwan authorities should abandon their hostile mentality and respect the choice of its residents, a Chinese mainland spokesperson said Wednesday. Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, made the remarks when answering a question about a Shanghai-based Taiwan native who was elected delegate to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Lu Li-an, an English literature professor from Fudan University who was born and raised in Taiwan, was deprived of her household status by Taiwan authorities after she attended the CPC National Congress as a CPC member in October   Read More ...
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Taiwan told to abandon hostile mentality
TAIWAN authorities should abandon their hostile mentality and respect the choice of its residents, a Chinese mainland spokesman said yesterday. Ma Xiaoguang, of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, was answering a question about a Shanghai-based Taiwan native who was elected a delegate to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. Lu Li-an, an English literature professor from Fudan University who was born and raised in Taiwan, was deprived of her household status by Taiwan authorities after she attended the congress as a Party member in October   Read More ...
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Mainland to introduce more equality for Taiwan compatriots: spokesperson
The Chinese mainland will continue to enable Taiwan compatriots on the mainland to enjoy equal treatment in terms of study, businesses and earnings as mainland residents, a spokesperson said Wednesday. This would be done in accordance with the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, which was convened last month, said Ma Xiaoguang with the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office at a press conference   Read More ...
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Taiwan's foodie cred given Michelin boost
TAIPEI (AFP) - From streetside stalls dishing out one dollar bowls of braised pork rice to upscale eateries tucked away in quiet alleyways, Michelin inspectors are scouring the Taiwanese capital selecting restaurants for its first ever guide. The island's reputation among in-the-know travellers as a foodie paradise will be further burnished when Taipei becomes the latest Asian city to have its own Michelin guide in the first quarter of 2018   Read More ...
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Universidad Nacional de Chengchi de Taiwán y Universidad de El Salvador firman Memorándum de Entendimiento
La Universidad Nacional Chengchi (NCCU) de la República de China (Taiwán) y la Universidad de El Salvador (UES) realizaron la firma de un Memorándum de Entendimiento a través del cual acordaron facilitar el intercambio académico, estudiantil y cultural entre ambas instituciones. La firma fue atestiguada por la Embajadora de la República de China (Taiwán) en El Salvador, Florencia Miao-hung Hsie, quien fungió como testigo de honor   Read More ...
Places: El Salvador |  Taiwan | 
La Embajada de la República de China (Taiwán) invita a la presentación del Festival de la Lengua China Tradicional
que tiene como objetivo dar a conocer los logros alcanzados tras 3 años de enseñanza del idioma Mandarín en El Salvador, impartido por dos profesoras especialistas en la Asociación Chino Salvadoreña de Santa Ana, Universidad de El Salvador, Universidad Católica de El Salvador (UNICAES), la Universidad Nueva San Salvador (UNSSA), así como en instituciones gubernamentales. Mediante la enseñanza de este importante idioma se ha logrado desarrollar clases en diferentes niveles, capacitando hasta el momento a 586 alumnos, quienes han mostrado el interés y entusiasmo en aprender el idioma   Read More ...
Places: El Salvador |  China |  Taiwan | 
China says Catalonia situation shows Taiwan independence effort doomed to fail
The failure of Catalonia’s effort to declare independence shows that Taiwan independence is also doomed to fail as national unity is paramount for all countries, a Chinese official said on Wednesday. China takes a dim view of independence or secessionist movements around the world, while saying it adheres to a policy of non-interference in other nations’ internal affairs. Beijing has said it opposes any actions to split Spain   Read More ...
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Tags: Social Issues |  Freedom | 
Places: Asia |  E. Asia |  China |  Taiwan |  India |  Spain |  Catalunya | 
Taiwan has itself to blame for failing to attend int'l events: spokesperson
BEIJING -- A Chinese mainland spokesperson said Wednesday that Taiwan's refusal to adhere to the 1992 Consensus is the crucial reason for its problems in participating in international affairs. Ma Xiaoguang, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, made the remarks at a regular press conference when answering a question about Taiwan's failure to participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Germany   Read More ...
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Taiwan has itself to blame for failing to attend int'l events: spokesperson
A Chinese mainland spokesperson said Wednesday that Taiwan's refusal to adhere to the 1992 Consensus is the crucial reason for its problems in participating in international affairs. Ma Xiaoguang, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, made the remarks at a regular press conference when answering a question about Taiwan's failure to participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Germany   Read More ...
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China says Catalonia situation shows Taiwan independence effort doomed to fail
BEIJING (Reuters) - The failure of Catalonia's effort to declare independence shows that Taiwan independence is also doomed to fail as national unity is paramount for all countries, a Chinese official said on Wednesday (Nov 15). China takes a dim view of independence or secessionist movements around the world, while saying it adheres to a policy of non-interference in other nations' internal affairs   Read More ...
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Tags: Social Issues |  Freedom | 
Places: E. Asia |  China |  Taiwan |  Singapore | 
China says Catalonia situation shows Taiwan independence effort doomed to fail
BEIJING: The failure of Catalonia's effort to declare independence shows that Taiwan independence is also doomed to fail as national unity is paramount for all countries, a Chinese official said on Wednesday. China takes a dim view of independence or secessionist movements around the world, while saying it adheres to a policy of non-interference in other nations' internal affairs. Beijing has said it opposes any actions to split Spain   Read More ...
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Tags: Social Issues |  Freedom | 
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