Taiwan stocks rise to near 3-week high; techs up

TAIPEI Nov 29 Taiwan stocks rose for a third straight session on Tuesday and hit an almost three-week high, helped by technology heavyweights such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) and Hon Hai Precision Industry . As of 0410 GMT, the main ... ( read original story ...)

Malaysia deports 74 telecom fraud suspects to China

BEIJING — Malaysia deported 74 telecom fraud suspects — including 21 from Taiwan — to China on Tuesday, in the latest instance of Southeast Asian countries deferring to China's claim to sovereignty over the self-governing island. The suspects arrived ... ( read original story ...)

The young Taiwan fraudsters targeted by Beijing

Taiwanese fraud rings based all over the world have for years swindled billions of dollars from members of the public through phone scams -- now they are the target of an angry China. As relations sour between Taipei and Beijing, China has insisted that ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan holds rescue exercise in disputed South China Sea

TAIPING ISLAND (AP) — Taiwan held a search-and-rescue exercise in the South China Sea on Tuesday as part of efforts to cement its hold over a key island in the strategically vital waterbody. Eight vessels and three aircraft took part in the drill ... ( read original story ...)

AdAsia Enters Greater China Market with Expansion into Taiwan

SINGAPORE, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AdAsia Holdings, an advertising technology company and creator of the AdAsia Digital Platform, has announced today the launch of its office in Taipei, Taiwan. After successful entries into Southeast Asian markets ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing untypically quiet on Taiwan drills in South China Sea

ITU ABA, South China Sea Taiwan held rescue drills on Tuesday off the coast of its sole outpost in the Spratly Islands of the South China Sea, but the biggest claimant in the disputed area kept uncharacteristically quiet. China and self-governed Taiwan ... ( read original story ...)

How Taipei made city cycling safe and easy

TAIPEI: Bicycles that cost half the fare of a subway ride to rent. A 300-km cycling network and wider shared pavements. That’s how Taipei revolutionised its cycling culture in just eight years, cutting pollution and congestion in the city. These days ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan as a Same-Sex Marriage Pioneer

As same-sex marriage laws have expanded in the past decade in Europe and the Western Hemisphere, the movement to legalize such unions has faced staunch resistance in Asia. Early next year, Taiwan could become a pioneer in the region if one of several bills ... ( read original story ...)

China protests to Singapore over troop carriers in Taiwan

BEIJING, Nov 28 (Reuters) - China said on Monday it had lodged a protest with Singapore after Singaporean armoured troop carriers were seized by Hong Kong customs en route back from Taiwan, as a state-owned newspaper warned against Singapore's "hypocrisy". ( read original story ...)

Taiwan stocks hit near three-week high; tech, financials lead

TAIPEI Nov 28 Taiwan stocks rose to a near three-week high on Monday as Wall Street's record-closing highs bolstered market sentiment, paced by gains in techs and financial shares. Wall Street's three main indexes closed at record highs on Friday ... ( read original story ...)