Taiwan's 'holy pig' festival cruel, says rights group

SANXIA, Taiwan The winner of Taiwan's "holy pig" ceremony on Thursday defended the lunar new year tradition against critics who argue the fattened animals are raised under cruel conditions. The ceremony harkens back to a time when early Chinese settlers to ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan stocks flat after regional peers wilt on China tightening

TAIPEI, Feb 3 Taiwan stocks were mostly flat on Friday after early gains were eroded when regional and China markets fell after Beijing unexpectedly hiked short-term rates. China's central bank surprised financial markets by raising short-term interest ... ( read original story ...)

Chunghwa Telecom Climbs 1.50% Thursday’s Premarket

Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. (NYSE:CHT) reported fourth-quarter profit of $242.6 million. On a per-share basis, the Taipei, Taiwan-based company said it had profit of 31 cents. The telecommunications company posted revenue of $1.83 billion in the period. ( read original story ...)

Apple Pay m-payment service to go live in Taiwan

Apple will soon launch its Apple Pay mobile payment service in Taiwan. On its website in Taiwan, Apple says Taiwan customer will be able to use mobile devices, including iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and MacBook, equipped with Touch ID sensors to make payments ... ( read original story ...)