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  • Taiwan’s average house loan hits record NT$9.7M in Q4 2023

    Discover the latest on Taiwan’s housing market: The average mortgage loan for home purchases hit a record NT$9.705 million in Q4 2023, reflecting the ongoing challenge of high housing prices despite government efforts. Learn more about the impact and responses.
    2024/05/21 15:49
  • Apple joins forces with TSMC to develop AI chips: WSJ

    Apple Inc. collaborates with TSMC on AI chips for data centers, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. The project, years in development, aims to enhance server capabilities for AI model execution. With speculation around the iPad Pro featuring the M4 chip for AI tasks, Apple’s AI advancements are anticipated to be highlighted at the upcoming iPhone launch and possibly at the Worldwide Developers Conference.
    2024/05/07 15:59
  • Former Taiwan president confident in public support for Lai

    Explore the latest on former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian’s confidence in the people’s support for the government, amid speculation of a pardon before Tsai Ing-wen’s term ends. Learn about the challenges facing the new administration with a divided legislature.
    2024/05/07 13:30
  • Ma’s China visit: Meeting with Xi unconfirmed

    Former Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou’s 11-day visit to China sparks speculation of a meeting with Xi Jinping, as TAO announces arrangements but remains non-committal. Zhu Fenglian praises Ma’s adherence to the "One China policy" and his efforts in promoting cross-strait youth exchanges, criticizing Taiwan’s DPP for hindering these interactions.
    2024/04/10 13:21
  • Ma Ying-jeou leads youth in cross-strait friendship bid

    Former Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou embarks on a peace mission to China, aiming to ease cross-strait tensions and promote youth exchanges. Speculation surrounds a potential meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
    2024/04/01 16:33
  • Tsai stands by defense minister despite resignation offer

    Presidential Office Spokesperson Olivia Lin confirms Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng’s apology to President Tsai Ing-wen over a family-related issue and his verbal resignation offer. Tsai opts for Chiu to stay due to regional security concerns. Chiu’s son’s sex scandal triggers a National Security Bureau investigation. Speculation arises over Chiu’s resignation after missing a key event. Defense Ministry remains silent on the matter. Chiu’s absence from a legislative meeting fuels rumors of his potential leave.
    2024/03/29 16:22
  • Hsiao Bi-khim’s U.S. visit signals trust: KMT legislator

    Kuomintang Legislator Lai Shyh-bao questions the significance of Hsiao Bi-khim’s diplomatic role following her visits to the U.S. and Europe, hinting at potential delegation of foreign affairs tasks by President-elect Lai Ching-te.
    2024/03/27 17:17
  • Speculation grows over a possible Ma-Xi meeting in Beijing

    Former President Ma Ying-jeou’s upcoming visit to China from April 1-11 sparks discussions on cross-strait relations and a possible meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping amid Taiwan’s push for sovereignty.
    2024/03/26 17:51
  • Ko Wen-je supports Ma Ying-jeou’s China trip with conditions

    Taiwan People’s Party Chairman Ko Wen-je expresses openness to former President Ma Ying-jeou’s visit to China, emphasizing the importance of mutual respect and dignity. Speculation arises over a potential meeting between Ma and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, their first in nearly nine years. Ko has no plans for his own visit to China, stressing the need for a clear purpose. Hsiao Hsu-tsen of the Ma Ying-jeou Foundation comments on the possibility of a second "Ma-Xi meeting," emphasizing respect for mainland arrangements.
    2024/03/26 14:12
  • Taiping Island Pier revamp fuels President visit speculation

    The newly renovated pier at Taiping Island sparks speculation about President Tsai Ing-wen’s potential visit, highlighting the Republic of China’s sovereignty in the South China Sea. The renovation, costing NT$1.7 billion, aims to enhance the island’s humanitarian, military, and research capabilities. Former president Ma Ying-jeou supports the visit as a symbol of national sovereignty and peace in the region.
    2024/03/18 18:43
  • Jackie Chan’s new look shocks fans ahead of 70th birthday

    Internationally acclaimed action star Jackie Chan’s shocking appearance as he approaches his 70th birthday has fans abuzz. Recent photos reveal Chan sporting white hair and visible signs of aging, sparking speculation about his upcoming role in the film ’Mo Sheng Jia Ting’ (陌生家庭), where he portrays a man with Alzheimer’s. Despite his aging appearance, Chan’s professionalism and vibrant spirit remain intact as he continues his illustrious career spanning over six decades.
    2024/03/14 16:22
  • Taiwan’s military refutes rumors amid sea rescue

    The Army Kinmen Defense Command responds to a Chinese fishing vessel incident near Dongding Island, with crew members in critical condition. Online speculation about the cause is refuted, emphasizing the commitment to humanitarian rescue efforts.
    2024/03/14 15:17
  • Taiwan rejects cash handouts despite tax surplus

    The Minister of the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics in Taiwan clarifies that there will be no general cash distribution from tax surplus this year, despite speculation. The surplus, amounting to NT$386 billion, will not lead to a repeat of last year’s NT$6,000 distribution due to financial considerations and the need for special legislation.
    2024/03/13 18:35
  • VP-elect Hsiao Bi-khim’s US trip: Personal, not political

    Learn about the clarification made by the DPP regarding Vice President-elect Hsiao Bi-khim’s upcoming personal trip to the U.S., emphasizing it is not for diplomatic purposes but for personal matters such as house moving and visiting friends. Speculations suggesting involvement in diplomatic affairs ahead of the inauguration on May 20 are refuted. Compare the trip to President-Elect Lai Ching-te’s visit to the U.S. before his inauguration four years ago, highlighting the differences in purpose and official engagements.
    2024/03/11 18:14
  • Audrey Tang highlights Ministry of Digital Affairs success

    Taiwan’s Minister of Digital Affairs, Audrey Tang, awaits final decision on her future position amidst speculation over President-elect Lai Ching-te’s new cabinet. Tang emphasizes Ministry’s role in preventing digital fraud and highlights E-commerce success in anti-fraud efforts. As transition to new government approaches, Tang notes caretaker phase and defers to higher authorities for official decisions on her tenure.
    2024/03/07 14:17
  • China targets 5% GDP growth in Premier Li Qiang’s report

    The second session of the 14th National People’s Congress in China opened with Premier Li Qiang setting a GDP growth target of around 5%. Last year’s GDP growth was 5.2%, ranking among the top of the world’s major economies. Li outlined key development goals, including job creation and environmental improvements. The premier acknowledged challenges in China’s economic recovery, emphasizing the need for effective demand. The decision to discontinue post-congress press conferences by the premier has raised speculation about policy transparency.
    2024/03/05 16:05
  • Taiwan Defense Minister comments on Chinese rocket launch

    Taiwan’s Minister of National Defense, Chiu Kuo-cheng, addresses a Chinese rocket launch, emphasizing its non-threatening trajectory. The launch from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center traversed central Taiwan towards the Western Pacific, prompting no alert in Taiwan. Chiu reaffirms the importance of the "median line" in the Taiwan Strait for regional stability amid tensions with China. Speculation on potential conflict escalation between China and Taiwan is tempered by Chiu’s call for observation of further actions or signs.
    2024/03/01 16:06
  • Premier Chen to step down, eyes return to academia

    Premier Chen Chien-jen announces his term conclusion on May 20 as agreed with President Tsai Ing-wen. Amid speculation of an extended tenure, Chen expresses his intent to return to Academia Sinica.
    2024/02/27 16:57
  • BLACKPINK’s Jisoo launches BLISSOO, surprising global fans

    BLACKPINK’s Jisoo surprises fans with the launch of her personal brand BLISSOO, signaling a focus on acting. The official website garners high traffic as Jisoo’s solo activities are confirmed, sparking speculation on her future in the K-POP industry.
    2024/02/21 15:56
  • TPP Chairman Ko Wen-je calls 2026 election talk premature

    Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) chairman Ko Wen-je dismisses talk of a blue-white coalition for the 2026 local elections as premature. Speculation suggests that TPP may field eight legislators at-large in the 2026 local government elections. There are rumblings within political circles that TPP’s legislator Huang Shan-shan may run for Taipei mayor, Legislator Huang Kuo-chang for the New Taipei City chief, Legislator Chang Chi-kai for Chiayi City mayor, and Legislator Lin Kuo-cheng for the Pingtung County magistrate race. Ko emphasizes that discussing matters for 2026 is premature in 2024, as there are 22 counties and cities in Taiwan, and the scenario is subject to potential changes. When asked about a possible blue-white collaboration in 2026, Ko deems it too early to discuss.
    2024/02/15 12:13
  • Taiwan monitors Tuvalu elections amid diplomatic tensions

    Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) will closely monitor developments in Tuvalu post-election, as most elected officials have established frequent interactions and friendly stances with Taiwan, ensuring solid diplomatic ties. MOFA condemns China’s attempt to influence the election by buying off local media in Tuvalu. The loss of Tuvalu’s pro-Taiwan Prime Minister has sparked speculation about a potential shift in foreign policy and diplomatic alliance with Beijing. However, MOFA notes that the majority of elected Tuvalu officials maintain good relations with Taiwan and support upholding the amicable relations between the two countries. MOFA urges the international community to pay attention and counter autocratic dictatorial countries that manipulate elections in democratic states. This development reflects the ongoing competition between China and Taiwan for diplomatic allegiances in the Pacific region, with countries sometimes switching allegiances for economic or political support.
    2024/01/30 17:44
  • Surplus tax revenue in Taiwan opens debate on spending

    Taiwan’s government confirms budget surplus, prioritizes debt repayment and infrastructure investments. Cabinet spokesman Lin Tze-luen expresses gratitude for joint efforts leading to economic growth. Taiwan’s annual tax revenue exceeds target, reaching NT$367.1 billion in fiscal year 2023, marking the third-highest record. Speculation arises on possible cash rebate as government distributed NT$6,000 to citizens in 2022 surplus. Lin Tze-luen declares government will consider public opinion on surplus utilization. Surplus will be applied with fiscal discipline, focusing on debt repayment and infrastructure investments. Efforts will be made to meet national and individual needs for sustainable development.
    2024/01/25 15:15
  • Ko Wen-je criticizes DPP’s online campaign tactics

    Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je criticized the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) cyber warriors for their lack of professionalism in response to a campaign video. Ko emphasized the need for the DPP’s online campaign team to take their role more seriously. The video featured President Tsai Ing-wen passing the baton to Lai Ching-te and Hsiao Bi-Khim, but Ko questioned the selection process for Lai as a running mate. The video’s imagery, including blue and white cars, raised speculation about deviation from the DPP’s established path. Ko stated that the correct direction remains to be determined.
    2024/01/03 18:03
  • Education Dept. confirms death of stabbed student

    A junior high school student in New Taipei City has tragically died after being stabbed by another student. The victim suffered five knife wounds to his neck and lungs, despite receiving emergency treatment at the hospital. The incident occurred after a female student, who felt rebuked by the victim, recruited a male student to retaliate. The victim was stabbed twice in the lungs and neck, resulting in significant blood loss. Speculation of his death was confirmed by the Education Department. Following this incident, the department has pledged to strengthen measures to ensure student safety, including dispatching counselors and social workers for follow-up guidance and collaboration with police agencies. The Education Department is also providing support to the victim’s family through legal consultation and coordination with relevant departments. Additionally, efforts will be made to enhance teachers’ campus security capabilities.
    2023/12/27 10:45
  • Taiwan Railways mulls fare adjustments amid transition

    The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) is facing concerns over potential fare hikes as it transitions to a state-owned enterprise on its 137th anniversary. The TRA has not made any fare adjustments in the past 28 years, leading to speculation about its next move. While fare reviews are mandated every two years, public sentiment has prevented changes since 1995. Experts argue that fare scales should reflect the true cost. Hochen Tan, the former Minister of Transportation and Communications, supports the TRA’s corporatization and calls for an overhaul of its financial structure and gradual fare adjustments. Tu Wei, the current TRA Director-General and future chairman of the new corporation, mentioned plans to propose a fare adjustment scheme in Q1 2024. However, a subsequent press statement clarified that these were Tu’s preliminary thoughts, leaving the question of fare adjustments unanswered for now.
    2023/12/26 21:38
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