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  • Jaw Shaw-kong takes unique stance to win over young voters

    Kuomintang vice presidential candidate Jaw Shaw-kong, in a recent university Q&A session, stressed his individual stance separate from the KMT, aiming to attract young voters and promote reform within the party as Taiwan’s elections approach.
    2024/01/06 17:12
  • Tsai Ing-wen expresses solidarity with Japan after quake

    Following Japan’s recent earthquake, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has expressed solidarity and established a relief fund to aid the Japanese government’s rescue and reconstruction efforts in Ishikawa Prefecture.
    2024/01/05 22:28
  • Lai Ching-te remains silent on death penalty controversy

    In the wake of a junior high student’s murder in New Taipei, Lai Ching-te remains silent on the death penalty, focusing on his election campaign and avoiding the controversial topic despite Hou Yu-i’s questioning.
    2024/01/05 22:24
  • Ko Wen-je responds to DPP scrutiny over U.S.-China dynamics

    In Taiwan’s heated presidential race, TPP candidate Ko Wen-je responds to DPP’s scrutiny, emphasizing the need for a pragmatic approach in managing Taiwan’s role amid U.S.-China relations.
    2024/01/05 18:52
  • Taiwan’s stock market climbs despite TSMC share dip

    Taiwan’s stock market rose to 17,595.01 on Friday morning, despite Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) shares falling to NT$578. This contrasts with major U.S. stock indices, as the Dow Jones rose by 10.15 points while the Nasdaq fell by 81.91 points. TSMC’s American Depositary Receipt (ADR) price also dropped below US$100 to US$99.13, causing a decline of around 1.04%. This decrease in TSMC’s value affected the main index by approximately 16 points, and its market capitalization dipped below NT$15 trillion. Meanwhile, Asus Chairman Jonney Shih announced the company’s intensified efforts in artificial intelligence (A.I.) development, resulting in Asus shares rising by 6 points to open at NT$460.
    2024/01/05 18:32
  • Japan limits earthquake aid: only U.S. rescue team accepted

    2024/01/05 16:45
  • Tsai Ing-wen upholds status quo across Taiwan Strait: MOFA

    Taiwan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Joseph Wu, emphasized in an exclusive interview with CNN that Taiwan is a democratic nation and that the majority of its people wish to maintain the status quo across the Taiwan Strait. Wu discussed various topics, including the significance of Taiwan’s presidential elections for its democratic growth, national defense, Indo-Pacific conditions, and Taiwan-India relations. He highlighted President Tsai Ing-wen’s commitment to upholding the political status quo, which has gained international recognition. Wu also emphasized the importance of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, as Taiwan produces 90% of the world’s semiconductor chips. He addressed the military threats from mainland China, stating that Taiwan is striving to enhance its defense capacities to deter aggression. Additionally, Wu expressed hopes to strengthen the connection between Taiwan and India in integrating their semiconductor supply chains through talent cultivation.
    2024/01/05 16:14
  • Lai prioritizes election trail over death penalty quiz

    In the heat of Taiwan’s presidential election, DPP candidate Lai Ching-te avoids commenting on the contentious issue of death penalty abolition, further ignited by a recent high school tragedy in New Taipei and a revealing public opinion survey.
    2024/01/05 12:33
  • KMT unveils secret weapon to win voters’ hearts

    As Taiwan’s 2024 elections near, the Kuomintang (KMT) introduces the "KMT girls" campaign group, spearheaded by Chairman Eric Chu. This strategic move, focusing on women’s empowerment and targeting diverse voter groups, signifies a fresh approach in the party’s bid for electoral success.
    2024/01/04 20:10
  • Cynthia Wu dismisses challenges in debate performance

    Taipei’s 2024 vice presidential debate concluded with Taiwan’s People Party (TPP) candidate Cynthia Wu claiming that she successfully addressed all topics discussed during the heated exchange. However, Wu expressed feeling overlooked by her opponents, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Hsiao Bi-khim and Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Jaw Shaw-kong, as Jaw did not include her in two of his inquiries. Despite receiving a 7 percent rating for her performance, Wu dismissed it and criticized her fellow candidates for not adequately addressing her repeated questions on pension issues. She emphasized the TPP’s commitment to realistic and practical national policies, urging the public to impartially assess their achievable initiatives.
    2024/01/02 16:22
  • Overseas community emphasizes voting’s role in democracy

    The San Francisco overseas Chinese community hosted a New Year flag-raising ceremony, with Fremont Mayor Lily Mei encouraging the next generation to run for office and speak out for Asians. Mei also urged the community to vote robustly in the upcoming T U.S.-Taiwan relations and reminded them not to underestimate individual power. Director-General Scott Lai of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco reviewed Taiwan’s accomplishments last year, highlighting its rise in various indices, ranking second in freedom in Asia and sixth in global competitiveness. Lai also noted the meeting between Morris Chang, founder of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), and key U.S. officials at the 2023 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, praising it as a symbol of U.S. executive branch support for Taiwan. However, Lai acknowledged challenges lie ahead for Taiwan, particularly in its tourism, sightseeing, and restaurant industries’ recovery, as well as social issues such as declining birthrates and wealth disparity. Lai assured that the government would take a more proactive and responsible stance to make positive changes felt by the public.
    2024/01/02 16:00
  • Taipei Mayor revives hopes for Taylor Swift concert

    Taipei Mayor Chiang Wan-an discusses efforts to bring Taylor Swift to Taipei for a concert, following last year’s failed plans due to geopolitical tensions. Negotiations are underway for a possible concert at Taipei Dome as part of Taylor Swift’s Asian Tour this year. Chiang emphasizes the city government’s commitment to making this happen and promises to announce further developments. He also criticizes the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and highlights the need for a peaceful and prosperous environment. Despite challenges, Chiang’s team prioritizes the interests and rights of the public and welcomes the economic benefits of hosting the concert.
    2024/01/02 15:56
  • Taiwan’s democracy gains global recognition, says James Lee

    James Lee, Director of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, stresses the importance of democracy for Taiwan during a New Year’s celebration. Learn how Taiwan’s democracy plays a crucial global role.
    2024/01/02 15:09
  • CDC new receives batch of Novavax XBB vaccines

    Taiwan has received 462,800 doses of Novavax’s XBB vaccine, with distribution starting on January 9, 2023, according to the Taiwan Centers for Diseases Control (CDC). In May of this year, Taiwan categorized Covid-19 as a class 4 endemic disease, similar to seasonal flu. The decision was based on clinical trial reports and immunization recommendations from the U.S., the European Union (EU), and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW). Unvaccinated individuals are advised to receive two doses of 0.5mL each, administered at least four weeks apart. Those who have already received a COVID-19 vaccine should receive a single dose of 0.5mL, provided at least three months have passed since their last dose. The domestically available XBB vaccine includes those produced by Moderna and Novavax, and recipients can choose either brand for vaccination.
    2023/12/30 21:19
  • President Tsai touts Taiwan’s indispensable global role

    President Tsai Ing-wen highlights Taiwan’s growing global relevance and indispensability, as she reflects on the substantial changes during her seven-year presidency. Taiwan’s GDP has risen from NT$17.5 trillion to an impressive NT$23 trillion under her administration, thanks to initiatives aimed at investment and infrastructure development. Advanced semiconductor chip production has thrived, contributing to Taiwan’s economic stability and rapid advancement, surpassing the progress of the Four Asian Tigers. Tsai attributes this success to the unity and resilience of the Taiwanese people. She hopes that her administration’s efforts will have a lasting impact, sustaining Taiwan’s forward momentum for future leaders.
    2023/12/30 21:04
  • Traffic plans unveiled for Kaohsiung’s New Year’s Eve party

    Get ready for the annual New Year’s Eve party in Kaohsiung and the 999-second firework display at E-DA Theme Park. Traffic restrictions and temporary parking bans will be in effect, with a sweeping ban on automobiles and motorcycles entering the city. The Kaohsiung City Government has increased bus, metro, light rail, and railway services to accommodate the festivities.
    2023/12/30 21:01
  • Kaohsiung mayor Chen urges economic independence from China

    Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai declares that Taiwan should not rely on China’s market, as it hampers Taiwan’s economy. He expresses regret that the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) did not establish a factory in Taoyuan and that the Asia Silicon Valley Innovation and Development Center in Taoyuan has been halted. Chen highlights that TSMC’s 2-nanometer site in Kaohsiung is already operational. He points out that Kaohsiung’s 5G internet innovation park, modeled after Taoyuan’s success, is thriving, while Taoyuan’s center has been halted. Chen emphasizes Taiwan’s dominance in the global semiconductor industry, with TSMC controlling 92 percent of advanced manufacturing processes and 62 percent of global production value, and advocates for the development of Asia Silicon Valley as the correct path.
    2023/12/30 20:54
  • President Tsai stresses Taiwan’s economic significance

    President Tsai Ing-wen asserts that Taiwan is globally significant economically and does not rely on China as a conduit to the world. Tsai emphasizes the importance of Taichung in the upcoming elections, stating that over 50 percent of presidential and vice presidential votes will come from the city. She acknowledges that inadequate infrastructure has hindered economic growth during her presidency, leading to an investment of NT$4 trillion in public infrastructure. Tsai also highlights her significant investments in social welfare, including elderly care aids, subsidies for children, and income tax exemptions for 47 percent of the Taiwanese population. She urges support for Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Lai Ching-te in the 2024 election to continue her approach of incorporating economics, defense, and democracy to protect Taiwan.
    2023/12/30 20:50
  • Taipei railway dorm redevelopment on TRA agenda

    The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) plans to repurpose an old railway dormitory in Taipei’s central area, marking its first land development project. The TRA intends to construct a hotel and residential tower on the 1.2-hectare site, with development expected to begin in the third quarter of 2024. The estimated development scale is NT$6.23 billion, with residential tower prices potentially exceeding NT$2 million per ping. The TRA is considering different development methods, weighing the benefits and drawbacks of lengthy renovation processes for greater volume rewards versus faster construction with commercial developers but less building area. The final decision on the development method will be made by the TRA’s board of directors, while the allocation of renovations or joint construction may be outsourced or managed under a lease agreement.
    2023/12/30 20:44
  • Taiwan shifts investment focus from China to U.S., Germany

    Taiwan’s investment in China has reached its lowest point in a decade, making up just over 10% of the island’s total overseas direct investment, according to a report by Nikkei Asia. Recent official data from Taiwan reveals that foreign direct investments surged by 87% to reach $257 billion through November this year. However, investments in China plummeted by 34% to only $29 billion, representing a mere 12% of the total. Since 2010, Taiwanese investments in China have been steadily declining and are projected to drop below the lowest point recorded since 1999. In contrast, investments in the United States have increased ninefold to $96 billion, accounting for around 37% of the total outbound direct investment. Additionally, Taiwan’s direct investment in Germany has soared 25-fold to $39 billion, largely driven by the operations of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. Sun Ming-te, Director of the Business Development and Research Center at the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER), predicts that if tensions between the United States and China persist, Taiwan’s investment in China will continue to decline.
    2023/12/30 20:15
  • Tsai Ing-wen defends economic policy against debt criticisms

    President Tsai Ing-wen defends her economic policies against accusations of creating future debt burdens, emphasizing that her administration’s actions are investments for the future. She asserts that her government has maintained fiscal discipline and reduced the country’s debt ratio, ultimately alleviating any excessive burden on future generations.
    2023/12/30 20:09
  • KMT and DPP fined for billboard breaches in Taipei

    The Taipei City Construction Management Office has fined the campaign headquarters of Kuomintang (KMT) legislative candidate Wang Hung-wei NT$10,000 for a billboard violation. The office has also requested rectifications. Additionally, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Lai Ching-te has been found to be in violation of size regulations for two campaign materials, and a notice for a fine will be issued to Lai’s campaign soon. These actions come after Taipei updated regulations for managing campaign material in preparation for the 2024 presidential and legislative elections. This is the first enforcement of the revised regulations. So far, the office has received 34 reports of campaign advertisement violations, with 11 cases from the KMT and 19 from the DPP. The office is urging all candidates to adhere to the regulations to ensure a clean election in the city.
    2023/12/30 18:44
  • MOFA counters criticism on Taiwan’s stalled FTAs

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has stated that Beijing is working to isolate Taiwan globally in response to criticisms made by Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih regarding Taiwan’s stagnant free trade agreements (FTA). During a presidential policy presentation, Hou criticized the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for its unsatisfactory economic performance and the lack of progress in bilateral and multilateral trade agreements. MOFA emphasized Taiwan’s commitment to global economic integration and bilateral economic cooperation, but highlighted the interference from China. MOFA believes that Taiwan’s ability to participate effectively in economic integration depends on its strength and global connections, especially as countries like the U.S. and European nations reassess their economic risks with China. MOFA urges all Taiwanese, regardless of political affiliation, to unite and enhance cooperation with like-minded nations in the face of external challenges.
    2023/12/30 17:19
  • Police urges New Year’s Eve safety with anti-trampling teams

    The Xinyi Precinct of the Taipei City Police Department has established an anti-trampling team in high-density areas around the Taipei 101 fireworks display to ensure safety during New Year’s Eve celebrations. Drone interceptors will be used to force unauthorized drones to land. Mobile police stations will be set up at five major venues, providing services such as traffic control and lost and found handling. Anti-trampling teams will be organized in key areas, and LED signs, megaphones, whistles, and strong lighting equipment will be used for emergency evacuations. Prompt intervention and contact with on-site paramedics will occur in cases of overcrowding or falling incidents.
    2023/12/30 16:50
  • TSMC sets date for new Japan factory launch in Kumamoto

    Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) plans to open a factory in Japan’s Kumamoto precinct on Feb. 24, 2023, according to Japanese daily newspaper Kumamoto Nichinichi Shimbun. Construction of the plant began in April 2022, with mass production expected by the end of 2024. The office building at the Kumamoto site has already started operations, and manufacturing equipment installation began in October 2021. TSMC has previously expressed Kumamoto as the preferred location for a second factory in Japan, likely adjacent to the original plant. The factory is expected to employ approximately 1,700 people, and staff recruitment efforts are progressing smoothly.
    2023/12/30 16:44
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