Taiwan stocks rise; local dollar at 18-month high

TAIPEI, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Taiwan stocks rose on Thursday after the Lunar New Year ... The electronics subindex rose 0.4 percent, while the financials subindex lost 0.4 percent. Hon Hai Precision was up 0.6 percent, after rallying as much as 2.4 percent ... ( read original story ...)

Taipei offers schools subsides for adopting stray dogs, cats

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taipei has allocated a budget to subsidize schools in the city that adopt stray dogs or cats, as part of an animal protection program, according to a city government official. Starting this year, the city government will provide an annual ... ( read original story ...)

Uber suspends operation in Taiwan after fine hike

Taipei (AFP) - Uber announced on Thursday it is halting operations in Taiwan, saying it is at an "impasse" with authorities which deem the ride-hailing app as illegal. The US firm has racked up fines since it entered the Taiwan market in 2013 for running a ... ( read original story ...)

Review: EVA Business Class Royal Laurel TPE-SGN

This means, all in, Dave and I flew from Indianapolis to Saigon in Business Class, with a 2 night stopover in Taipei at a 5 star hotel, AND THEN to Saigon in EVA Royal Laurel for ~$30 out of pocket and points. On top of that, we caught up with our buddy ... ( read ...

HTC hands global smartphone brief to Forever Beta

Taiwan-based HTC has awarded London agency Forever Beta to lead the advertising brief on its global smartphone business. The first task for the agency will be to reposition the brand around its smartphone offering, which has already launched. The creative ... ( read original story ...)

48 Hours in Taipei with Kids

We recently visited Taipei for the first time and although we only had 48 hours in Taipei, we were really taken by this cool city. The streets are wide and would be easily navigable with a buggy, people are friendly and there are plenty of things to do in ... ( read original story ...)