China says US has apologized for Taiwan name gaffe

BEIJING – The United States has apologized for mistakenly describing Chinese President Xi Jinping as the leader of Taiwan, China said Monday. Chinese scholars said the error shows a lack of competence in the White House that is not conducive to healthy U ... ( read original story ...)

Visa QR codes rolled out in Taiwan smartphone payments system

The quick response codes are used to make the transactions fast and easy to complete. The largest credit card company in the world will be launching a mobile payments system in Taiwan based on Visa QR codes. Local media reports have stated that the quick ... ( read original story ...)

Lonely Giant of the Taipei Skyline Is About to Get Some Company

TAIPEI — The Taipei 101 building, which was for five years the world’s tallest, has towered over the Taiwanese capital for more than a decade. Very much a build-it-and-they-will-come venture, the 1,666.7-foot tower was erected in one of the city’s ... ( read original story ...)

The Canary in the Coal Mine for World Trade Is Taiwan Exports

Global demand for new smartphone models is driving Taiwan’s trade surplus and corporate revenues to record highs, underlining the strength of Asian trade even in the face of geopolitical jitters and rumors of protectionism. Exports account for about two ... ( read original story ...)