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The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) said that of the US$188 million Taiwanese flower exports last year, orchids made up US$173 million.
Taiwan led all regions in wafer capacity with 21.3% share, a slight decrease from 21.7% in 2015 when the country first became the global wafer capacity lea.
Returning to his quiet hometown is a significant change from Taiwan. "Taipei was really busy, it was full of skyrises. No matter what time it was it would still be wide awake, with hundreds of people everywhere, all the time.
Expecting an approaching cold air mass to bring snow, Taiwan's highway maintenance authority got snow removal vehicles ready on Thursday at the Song Syue Lodge, a mountain hotel on Hehuanshan (Hehuan Mountain).
The Taiwanese tourist who was left fighting for her life after a firebomb attack on a local train about two weeks ago has shown progress in her recovery and was ...
Taiwanese lawmakers on Thursday called for tougher penalties for drug abuse within the military after revelations of major use of illicit substances in the defence forces.
"With the goal of strengthening the prevention and control of money laundering, Taiwan's Ministry of Justice plans to promote large-scale transactions without cash.
Recent developments in relations between Taiwan and China should bolster the confidence of Chinese leaders that Taiwan under President Tsai Ing-wen will eschew provocation in favor of pragmatism and accommodation with Beijing. Indeed, Tsai's ...
A mainland official on Wednesday accused "Taiwan independence" secessionist forces of twisting the Feb. 28 uprising for their own gain.
Taiwan could become a positive regional influence in Asia if the push to make marriage equality becomes a reality. LGBTI organisations in Taiwan have come together to influence policy makers to amend the country's Civil Code to allow same-sex marriage.
A mainland official on Wednesday said that mainland inspection and quarantine departments were paying close attention to the outbreak of bird flu in Taiwan. At present, the mainland does not import live poultry from Taiwan, said An Fengshan ...
(RTTNews.com) - The Taiwan stock market has finished higher in back-to-back sessions, gathering more than 25 points or 0.3 percent along the way.
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Good morning, here are the top stories from around Taiwan for Thursday, February 23, 2017. United Daily News: 11 million illegal immigrants may be deported under Trump administration's new order.
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The air quality was moderate to good around the country Thursday with the exception of parts of central Taiwan and the southern regions of Yunlin, Chiayi and Tainan, according to the Environmental Protection Administration's Taiwan ...
TAIPEI, Feb 23 (Reuters) - The table below shows the daily net trading in Taiwan stocks by major categories of institutional investors.
Vertically-integrated solar PV manufacturer Au Optronics (AUO) has completed a 3.87MW rooftop solar plant in Taiwan, the largest on a high-tech fab in the southwest city of Tainan.
Taiwan has ordered local tour agencies to suspend day-long bus tours from Taipei unless two people share the driving duties, in the wake of the island's worst tour bus crash in 30 years.
Jonah Min Hwang, the 8-year-old who was killed in a Pomona shooting Monday evening, was a playful brother whose family adopted him from Taiwan. "We welcomed Jonah into our family less than three years ago, after adopting him from an orphanage in ...
[TAIPEI] Taiwan stocks edged lower on Thursday, tracking weak regional stocks after the US Federal Reserve minutes indicated caution on further interest rate hikes.
The Taiwan International Orchid Show 2017 (TIOS 2017), one of the three main international orchid shows, will introduce VR technology to turn visitors' mobile phones into virtual dream orchid breeding machines.
22 (CNA) The smart systems that offer convenience to residents in Taiwan such as the electronic toll collection (ETC) system used on local freeways, could provide an excellent opportunity for Taiwan to develop contracts with foreign countries ...
President C. L. Max Nikias recently concluded a week of outreach in Taiwan, which culminated in a reception hosted by USC on Monday that included close to 400 alumni and individuals from the local community.
[TAIPEI] Taiwan stocks rose on Wednesday, tracking regional markets, to retest the key 9,800 level with tech shares leading the gains.
Since discovering its first case of H5N6 in Hualien County on February 2, the H5N2, H5N6 and H5N8 strains of bird flu have spread to six cities and counties in Taiwan, prompting the killing of 210,000 chickens. In a case of H7N9 avian infection ...
TAIPEI (AFP) - A Taiwanese man was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Wednesday (Feb 22) for detonating a pipe bomb on a busy Taipei train that injured more than two dozen people last year.
Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn is expanding its operation eastward, having signed a distribution deal with Dxcel International to export its beers to China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Dougal Gunn Sharp, founder and master brewer at Innis & Gunn.
A 39-year-old employee of Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten Inc. has been arrested on charges of attempting to smuggle into Japan a stimulant drug from Taiwan, police said Tuesday. Kunio Hatanaka was arrested on Sunday following his arrival at ...
TAIPEI, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Taiwan stocks fell on Tuesday, reversing early gains on profit-taking although losses were checked by data showing export orders in January grew for a sixth consecutive month.
Indonesian girls sit on a motorcycle at a flooded neighborhood in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Torrential rains in the I. The reflection of a girl is seen on a mirror of a motorcycle left at a flooded neighborhood in Jakarta, Indonesia ...
Calling it as a path to multicultural understanding, officials from Kutztown University and Ming Chuan University of Taiwan signed a student and faculty exchange agreement Monday at ceremonies in Kutztown. "I am happy we can be a beacon to show how ...
Moscow (AP) - Ukraine's president has called for new sanctions against Russia over its decision to recognize passports issued by separatist authorities in Eastern Ukraine.
army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster listens as President Donald Trump makes the announcement at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla.
Taipei, Feb. 21 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan were in consolidation mode on Tuesday, edging higher after trading in a narrow range, dealers said.
"We are developing a new concept to be mounted on the next units of the Tuo Jiang missile corvettes," Dr Harry Hung, programme manager at Taiwan's National Chung Shan Institute of science and technology (NCSIST) told Jane's at the IDEX 2017 defence ...
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Limited water rationing is to be introduced on March 1 in parts of New Taipei City as well as in Taoyuan and the Hsinchu area, the government announced Tuesday.
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Certain long-distance one-day bus trips will be subject to new restrictions following the death of 33 people in the crash of a tour bus on February 13, the government announced Tuesday.
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Japan has been the top trading partner for Taiwan in terms of food products and the main buyer for Taiwan's high-end agricultural produce. To expand the market, five branded meat product manufacturers will participate in Foodex ...
This picture taken on February 16, 2017 shows Yao Shuen-ting (top 2nd R), a co-founder of game developer Red Candle Games, and his colleagues displaying a poster of the video game "Detention" during an interview in Taipei.
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan is the seventh most favorite country among Americans, according to a survey by the Gallup polling organization.
The skyscraper, with its characteristic bamboo shoot design, was the tallest building in the world until 2009 and is a must-see for every tourist visiting Taiwan. As a group of young Korean women try to take a selfie with the iconic 500-meter-tall high ...
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's export orders increased year-on-year for the sixth consecutive month in January, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) announced Monday.
Nine days after the call, Trump told The Wall Street Journal, "Everything is under negotiation including one China," a stunning reference to a loose doctrine under which Washington can regard Taiwan as an ally and maintain unofficial diplomatic ...
The scientists say they want President Donald Trump's administration to recognize evidence of climate change and take action on various environmental issues.
Celebrated on the first full-moon night of the Lunar Year, the Lantern Festival is regarded as one of Taiwan's biggest festivals.
Beijing (AP) - China on Sunday began a suspension of all coal imports from North Korea for the rest of the year as it increases pressure on its communist neighbor to give up its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
Taiwan has started to levy water and sewage charges from January 1, 2017. The NAIF has obtained permission from the Environmental Protection Administration of the Republic of China (EPA) to conduct testing for sewage treatment from a business ...
(RTTNews.com) - The Taiwan stock market on Saturday snapped the two-day slide in which it had slipped 40 points or 0.4 percent.
[TAIPEI] Taiwan stocks were largely unchanged in cautious trade on Monday ahead of exports-related data even as the index continued to test the key 9,800 level.
Taiwan's foreign ministry has protested Spain's decision to deport more than 200 Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects to China, in the latest instance of a government moving to deport citizens of the self-governing island to its rival.
The weather in Taiwan was expected to be warm Sunday and Monday before temperatures beginning to dip in the next few days due to the expected arrival of a cold front on Thursday that could send temperatures down to as low as 12 degrees Celsius in ...


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