Taiwan prisoners turn artisan chefs as 'jail food' takes off

They are part of a burgeoning food industry in Taiwan (Taiwan OTC: 6549.TWO - news) -- artisan snacks, made behind bars. The additive-free delicacies made by prison inmates have gained a loyal public following, and generate hundreds of millions of dollars ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan won't cave to Beijing threats, says president

Taiwan will not bend to pressure despite China returning to its "old ways" of intimidation, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Saturday, following Beijing's protests over her call to US President-elect Donald Trump. China has stepped up military drills near ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd.’s Best Moves in 2016

Contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE ... TSMC is planning to begin generating revenue from its 10-nanometer chip-manufacturing technology in the first half of 2017, but that technology is expected to be short-lived and ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan announces U.S. itinerary for president, upsetting China

TAIPEI Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will transit through Houston and San Francisco during her January visit to allies in Latin America, her office said Friday, prompting China to repeat a call for the U.S. to block any such stopover. Tsai's office ... ( read original story ...)

Property market hits record low: real estate firm

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan's real estate market hit a 26-year low in ... The real estate company estimated the number of property transactions for 2017 to be between 249,000 units and 253,000 units. Other Positive Signs Other than the bias ratio exceeding ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan's glorious Oolong tea merchants aim for mainland

[Photo/Xinhua] Around 200 years ago, Hsu Chien-fu's ancestors from Hsinchu in northwest Taiwan were among the first to plant tea in the island's fertile soil. Now the family business sells tea to most of Taiwan and half of the mainland. Hsu recently ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan stocks fall on profit-taking, tracking regional markets

Friday will be this year's last trading session and Taiwan's financial markets will be shut for a three-day holiday weekend, resuming trade on Tuesday. The main TAIEX index fell 0.2 percent to 9,186.47 points as of 0426 GMT, after closing up 1 percent at a ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan leader urges reflection over Nazi parade row

Taiwan's president on Thursday urged educators to reflect deeply on human rights and pass on those lessons to young people after a Nazi-themed parade held by Taiwanese students before Christmas sparked international furore. The principal of Kuang Fu High ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan's Tsai to transit in U.S. in move bound to anger China

TAIPEI Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will pass through the United States when she visits Latin America next month, the foreign ministry said Thursday, a move bound to infuriate China which had urged the United States to block a transit stopover. China is ... ( read original story ...)

New shops in short supply in Taipei property market: analyst

Taipei, Dec. 29 (CNA) New shops in the Taipei property market are in short supply, as developers are tending to hold on to these properties in the hope that the scarce supply will continue to boost their pricing power, according to an analyst. Ho Shih ... ( read original story ...)

Mr. Chi-Mau Sheih Appointed President of Chunghwa Telecom

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Dec. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. ("CHT", "Chunghwa Telecom" or the "Company", TAIEX: 2412, NYSE: CHT) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Chi-Mau Sheih as its President effective January 4 ... ( read original story ...)