Over 6 million packs of smuggled cigarettes seized in 6 months

Taipei, May 29 (CNA) The government's efforts to step up a clampdown on tobacco smuggling have borne fruit over the past six months, resulting in the seizure of over 6.22 million packs of smuggled cigarettes during the period, Minister of Finance Sheu Yu ... ( read original story ...)

Computex Taipei to feature AI, robotics, IoT

Computex 2017 positions itself as "Building Global Technology Ecosystems," focusing on such themes as AI and Robotics, IoT Applications, Innovations and Startups, Business Solutions, and Gaming and VR (virtual reality), said the Taipei Computer Association ... ( read original story ...)

Discover Future from Asia at InnoVEX of COMPUTEX TAIPEI

Taipei, Taiwan, May 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- COMPUTEX TAIPEI, the largest B2B ICT tradeshow in Asia, established a new exhibit area for startups last year called InnoVEX, creating a platform for tech startups to network with global buyers, investors ... ( read original story ...)

3 Days in Taipei, Taiwan – Itinerary, Travel Costs & Tips

Charming and delicious, Taipei is a place of impressive cityscapes, amazing food, and interesting tourist attractions. I did not find it hard to fall in love with this city as it is clean, safe, and well-organized. In the past, it is often ignored in the ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan same-sex marriage protests

In Taiwan tens of thousands of people have been protesting against the government's decision to look into the possibility of legalising gay marriage. Another, much smaller, protest nearby was attended by people supporting the bill's approval. The bill ... ( read original story ...)

Cathay Financial to acquire bank in Malaysia

Taipei, May 27 (CNA) Cathay Financial Holding Co. (國泰金), one of the largest financial holding firms in Taiwan, has agreed to acquire the Canada-based Bank of Nova Scotia's banking assets in Malaysia as part of the Taiwanese banking group's efforts to ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan’s ‘forest bus’ charms passengers

The ordinary single-deck city bus has been converted into a travelling green house decorated with orchids, ginger lilies and a variety of ferns is running on a special route through Taipei, with stops including an art museum, a popular temple and a night ... ( read original story ...)

Appetite for iPhone parts spurs Taiwan economic growth

Taipei: The seemingly insatiable global demand for smart phones and other high-tech products gave Taiwan's economy a welcome boost in the January to March period, official data showed Friday. The island is home to several key suppliers for Apple's iPhone ... ( read original story ...)

From Heavy Metal Frontman to Taiwan’s Parliament

TAIPEI, Taiwan — In a land renowned for its singalong pop songs and bubble milk tea, Freddy Lim has always been something of a black sheep. A prominent figure in Taiwan’s underground music circles, Mr. Lim, 41, was until recently best known as the head ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan market: Smartphone shipments decline sharply in April

Shipments of smartphones in the Taiwan market totaled 543,000 units in April, down nearly 10% from the previous month and 20% from a year earlier period, according to data compiled by local retail channels. Driven by brisk sales of the Galaxy S8 devices as ... ( read original story ...)

Chunghwa Telecom : Announces Senior Management Changes

TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. ("CHT", "Chunghwa Telecom" or the "Company", TAIEX: 2412, NYSE: CHT) today announced that Mr. Bo Yung Chen, the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer will resign ... ( read original story ...)