COMPUTEX 2019 Microsoft Keynote Forum Ushers in a New Era of Smart IoT

May 24, 2019 Picture:  Microsoft Corporate VP Addresses Innovation and Opportunity on the Intelligent Edge The rapid development of novel technologies such as cloud and intelligent edge computing, has propelled the application of AI and data analysis in various industries. These technologies have improved efficiency and enhanced corporate competitiveness in the digital realm. This year … Continue reading “COMPUTEX 2019 Microsoft Keynote Forum Ushers in a New Era of Smart IoT”

The Posiflex Group Showcases an Ecosystem of Connected Solution Endpoints with IoT Remote Monitoring at Computex 2019

May 24, 2019 TAIPEI, Taiwan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the Computex 2019 show, The Posiflex Group is featuring leading solution technology from the family of brands as a fully Serviced IoT Ecosystem. Solution end points include: Connected Modular Kiosks, POS Terminals, and Digital Signage solutions from Posiflex and KIOSK Information Systems Smart Medical Displays with gesture controls from … Continue reading “The Posiflex Group Showcases an Ecosystem of Connected Solution Endpoints with IoT Remote Monitoring at Computex 2019”

President Tsai praises Taiwan’s wind power development

President Tsai Ing-wen said May 23 that wind power development in Taiwan is driving growth of related sectors while promoting industrial upgrades and transformation.   Wind power is sailing ahead at a rate of knots following commencement of work on the country’s first offshore generation facility earlier this month off the coast of Miaoli County … Continue reading “President Tsai praises Taiwan’s wind power development”

ITRI, Malaysia company team up on biofuel project

The Industrial Technology Research Institute in northern Taiwan’s Hsinchu County is partnering with Malaysia-based All Cosmos Bio-Tech Holding Corp. (ACBT) on a biofuel and sugar production project in the Southeast Asian nation, according to the state-backed R&D agency May 22.   Under a cooperation agreement inked the same day, ITRI will share its advances in … Continue reading “ITRI, Malaysia company team up on biofuel project”

CyberLink to Showcase FaceMe® AI Facial Recognition Engine at Computex 2019

May 23, 2019 Picture:  TAIPEI, Taiwan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a pioneer of AI and facial recognition technologies, will once again be at Computex 2019 from May 28th to June 1st. CyberLink will showcase the latest enhancements to FaceMe®, the leading AI facial recognition engine, and one of the world’s top solutions. The company will demonstrate … Continue reading “CyberLink to Showcase FaceMe® AI Facial Recognition Engine at Computex 2019”

TaiwanICDF, World Farmers’ Organization ink cooperation pact

Taipei City-based International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) and Rome-headquartered World Farmers’ Organization concluded a cooperative memorandum of understanding May 20 in Luxembourg.   Signed by TaiwanICDF Secretary-General Timothy T. Y. Hsiang and WFO President Theo De Jager on the sidelines of the WFO General Assembly, the pact calls for the two sides to jointly … Continue reading “TaiwanICDF, World Farmers’ Organization ink cooperation pact”

La stratégie chinoise pour l’Amérique Centrale commence à craquer de toutes parts

Par Andrew Korybko – Le 6 mai 2019 – Source eurasiafuture.com Deux pays d’Amérique centrale ont connu récemment des changements de régime par les urnes ; cela pose de gros défis à la stratégie déployée par la Chine dans cette région : les prochains dirigeants du Salvador et du Panama se sont chacun engagé à durcir la … Continue reading “La stratégie chinoise pour l’Amérique Centrale commence à craquer de toutes parts”

Big Blow for Huawei as Japanese, Korean, British Firms Reconsider or Suspend Cooperation as Well

Huaweis’s suppliers in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan (ROC), and Britain are examining if they can continue to make business with Huawei, while some have already declared a suspension in cooperation. The issue is that these non-American companies nonetheless use some American components of technology, and if they proceed they will be sanctioned by the US … Continue reading “Big Blow for Huawei as Japanese, Korean, British Firms Reconsider or Suspend Cooperation as Well”

NIPPON Platform Has Established the Ninth Overseas Branch “NIPPON Platform OÜ” in Estonia

May 22, 2019 TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NIPPON Platform Co., Ltd. (CEO: Jun Takagi, Tokyo, Japan) established the subsidiary “NIPPON Platform OÜ” in Estonia on 8 May 2019. This is the ninth overseas branch for NIPPON Platform. “Making Japan into a cashless society” and “Revitalizing local societies and rural development with small and medium-sized retailers” are the motto … Continue reading “NIPPON Platform Has Established the Ninth Overseas Branch “NIPPON Platform OÜ” in Estonia”

MOFA thanks allies for supporting Taiwan at WHA

Four diplomatic allies spoke up for Taiwan during the two-on-two debates held during the General Committee and plenary session on Day 1 of the World Health Assembly in Geneva, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs May 21.   The people and government deeply appreciate the backing of Honduras, Kingdom of Eswatini, Marshall Islands and … Continue reading “MOFA thanks allies for supporting Taiwan at WHA”

Xi Was Ready for a Deal With Trump, But the Party and the Politburo Overruled Him

Early this month, the Chinese government sent the U.S. a trade deal draft that had been slashed from 150 pages — painstakingly assembled by both sides over five months of negotiations — to 105. The move riled U.S. President Donald Trump and brought progress on the trade talks to a screeching halt, as Beijing surely … Continue reading “Xi Was Ready for a Deal With Trump, But the Party and the Politburo Overruled Him”

Announcing the startup finalists for the 2019 edition of the Future Food Asia Award and the Startup SG winners ahead of the Future Food Asia Conference

May 21, 2019 Picture:  SINGAPORE –( ASIA TODAY )– Future Food Asia announced the 10 finalists that will vie for a US$ 100,000 grand prize at the upcoming Future Food Asia Conference taking place in Singapore 3-4 June 2019 – AgNet, Biotelliga, Inong Agriculture, Jai Kisan, MPT AgTech, RapidAIM, SaliCrop, SatSure, The Wave Talk and … Continue reading “Announcing the startup finalists for the 2019 edition of the Future Food Asia Award and the Startup SG winners ahead of the Future Food Asia Conference”

Diplomatic allies urge WHA observer status for Taiwan

A proposal urging Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Assembly as an observer was submitted by 14 of the country’s diplomatic allies to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs May 20.   The government and people of Taiwan sincerely appreciate the backing of Belize, … Continue reading “Diplomatic allies urge WHA observer status for Taiwan”

UHPD(TM), a disruptive display technology to fuel the next wave of AR smart glasses

May 19, 2019 Picture:  HSINCHU, Taiwan, May 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — INT Tech Co. Ltd., a start-up from Taiwan, is bringing its latest technology — UHPD™ (Ultra high pixel density) — and AR display prototypes to AWE 2019 (May 29-31) in Santa Clara, CA. Digi Capital, a market research firm estimates that the global smart … Continue reading “UHPD(TM), a disruptive display technology to fuel the next wave of AR smart glasses”

Desmond Wang Appointed Managing Director For Nielsen Hong Kong & Macau

May 20, 2019 Hong Kong, May 20, 2019 –( ASIA TODAY )– Nielsen, a global measurement and data analytics company announced that Desmond Wang is appointed to expand his leadership role as Managing Director, Nielsen Hong Kong & Macau in addition to Taiwan, with responsibility for all of Nielsen’s business activities in Hong Kong, Macau … Continue reading “Desmond Wang Appointed Managing Director For Nielsen Hong Kong & Macau”

Geneva reception promotes need for Taiwan to participate in activities, mechanisms, meetings of WHO

A reception was hosted May 19 by Taiwan’s representative office in Geneva to promote the need for the country to participate in the activities, mechanisms and meetings of the World Health Organization.   Attended by Health Minister Chen Shih-chung and the visiting Taiwan delegation, the event also involved counterparts and officials from allies Belize, Guatemala, … Continue reading “Geneva reception promotes need for Taiwan to participate in activities, mechanisms, meetings of WHO”

MOC crafts exhibition deepens cultural exchanges with Southeast Asia

An exhibition highlighting Southeast Asian crafts kicked off May 17 at the National Tainan Living Art Center in southern Taiwan, underscoring government efforts to deepen cultural and people-to-people exchanges with the region.   Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, the Southeast Asia Aesthetics Living Exhibition spotlights bamboo weaving, fabric dyeing and traditional musical instruments from … Continue reading “MOC crafts exhibition deepens cultural exchanges with Southeast Asia”

InnoVEX Returns in 2019 for New Thinking, New Engineering, and New Future

May 19, 2019 Picture:  TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 17, 2019 –( ASIA TODAY )– InnoVEX is the startup focused special exhibition of COMPUTEX. Started in 2016, the event has continued to see significant growth every year. InnoVEX saw a 20% growth between 2018 and 2019; with current exhibitors numbering 467 startup teams from 24 countries & … Continue reading “InnoVEX Returns in 2019 for New Thinking, New Engineering, and New Future”

POURQUOI L’AMERIQUE S’ATTAQUE À L’IRAN ?

Attention. D. Trump n’est un clown, ni un demeuré. Il sait parfaitement ce qu’il fait pourquoi il le fait et au service de qui il le fait. POURQUOI L’AMERIQUE S’ATTAQUE À L’IRAN ? Abdelhak Benelhadj, Le Quotidien d’Oran, J. 16 mai 2019 L’histoire bégaye. * Prenant prétexte de l’« attaque » de deux de ses … Continue reading “POURQUOI L’AMERIQUE S’ATTAQUE À L’IRAN ?”

MAC poll shows majority in Taiwan disapprove of China’s threats

The overwhelming majority of people in Taiwan oppose China’s military threats and ongoing efforts to suppress the country’s international space, according to a poll released May 16 by the Cabinet-level Mainland Affairs Council.   Around 82 percent of respondents said such actions undermine the cross-strait status quo, as well as regional peace and stability. A … Continue reading “MAC poll shows majority in Taiwan disapprove of China’s threats”

More than 12,000 buyers visit 2019 Medical and Healthcare Fair

May 15, 2019 Picture:  16 May 2019 – The 10th HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical and Healthcare Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and co-organised by the Hong Kong Medical and Healthcare Device Industries Association (HKMHDIA), finished its three-day run (14 to 16 May) today. The fair welcomed more than 12,000 … Continue reading “More than 12,000 buyers visit 2019 Medical and Healthcare Fair”

Tsai vows to strengthen Taiwan-EU ties for future success at Europe Day banquet

President Tsai Ing-wen said May 15 that Taiwan is committed to working even closer with the EU in strengthening exchanges and creating more opportunities for the people of both sides and throughout the Indo-Pacific.   Taiwan and the EU are natural partners and share synergies in potential-laden sectors such as digital economy, energy and transportation, … Continue reading “Tsai vows to strengthen Taiwan-EU ties for future success at Europe Day banquet”

Are Trump Tariffs the Wake Up Call China Needs to Stop Subsidizing the US, Unchain the Yuan, and Bury the Dollar?

For decades now China has kept its currency undervalued to the dollar and the US and China have both acted as if this was a boon to China. It is anything but. Yes, by keeping the yuan low China makes it easier for its good to compete on the American market, but only at the … Continue reading “Are Trump Tariffs the Wake Up Call China Needs to Stop Subsidizing the US, Unchain the Yuan, and Bury the Dollar?”

Heartwarming short shows how Taiwan Can Help advance global health

A heartwarming short showing how Taiwan Can Help change lives for the better was jointly released May 14 by Taipei City-based Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Titled “Plant Love,” the 13-minute film documents how three medical professionals from the Vietnam National Children’s Hospital are working wonders for cleft lip and palate … Continue reading “Heartwarming short shows how Taiwan Can Help advance global health”

10 Taiwan startups to showcase products at VivaTech in Paris

A delegation of 10 Taiwan enterprises is set to showcase their innovative products and solutions at Viva Technology, one of Europe’s leading startup events, May 16-18 in Paris.   The country’s pavilion at VivaTech is organized by Taiwan Tech Arena, a Taipei City-based incubation hub supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology. It will … Continue reading “10 Taiwan startups to showcase products at VivaTech in Paris”

Iran and the U.S.: Still Possible to Escape the Worst and Work for the Best

by Francois Nicoullaud The U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal—the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)— could be an ill-advised, even absurd decision. Like it or not, however, it’s not a violation of international law. Let’s remember the care taken by the American negotiators in Vienna to avoid giving the JCPOA any formal attributes … Continue reading “Iran and the U.S.: Still Possible to Escape the Worst and Work for the Best”

CPC, Japan’s JERA sign deal to co-purchase LNG from Mozambique

CPC Corporation, Taiwan, is partnering with Japan’s JERA Co. Inc. on a long-term agreement to procure liquefied natural gas from Mozambique, the state-run energy supplier announced May 13.   Under the accord inked with Mozambique LNG1 Company Pte. Ltd., CPC and JERA will co-purchase 1.6 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) for a base term of … Continue reading “CPC, Japan’s JERA sign deal to co-purchase LNG from Mozambique”

Taiwan stages TB prevention workshop for Vietnam officials

A workshop on the control and prevention of tuberculosis for health care professionals from Vietnam kicked off May 13 in Taipei City.   Organized by the Centers for Disease Control under the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the 12-day event features discussions and seminars on topics such as clinical treatment, disease screening, and public health … Continue reading “Taiwan stages TB prevention workshop for Vietnam officials”

Indigenous group flies flag for Taiwan at Moscow a cappella festival

Taiwan’s O-Kai Singers won third in the small group category at the Moscow Spring A Cappella Festival, spotlighting the rich artistic and performing heritage of the country’s indigenous peoples.   The four-member group, based in Taipei City, beat out 31 other groups to finish in the top three and claim prize money of 600,000 rubles … Continue reading “Indigenous group flies flag for Taiwan at Moscow a cappella festival”

Taiwan pavilion opens at Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition

The Taiwan pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale opened May 11, showcasing works by local talent Cheang Shu-lea that explore such themes as gender, sexuality and surveillance.   Organized by Taipei Fine Arts Museum, the Taiwan event is running at the 17th-century Palazzo delle Prigioni prison through Nov. 24. It … Continue reading “Taiwan pavilion opens at Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition”

MOFA thanks like-minded partners for backing Taiwan’s WHO participation

The staunch support of like-minded partners for Taiwan’s participation in the activities, mechanisms and meetings of the World Health Organization is deeply appreciated by the people and government, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs May 11.   One day before, the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei posted a message on its official Facebook account … Continue reading “MOFA thanks like-minded partners for backing Taiwan’s WHO participation”

Papercraft Artist Johan Cheng Cuts a Slice of Life’s Most Beautiful Moments

May 11, 2019 Picture:  “Papercraft has been by my side through many important moments in my life. I can even make a chronicle of life with papercraft works. It is always there for me, giving me the ingredients to survive and memories to cherish. It pushes me forward.” Papercraft artist Johan Cheng has been in … Continue reading “Papercraft Artist Johan Cheng Cuts a Slice of Life’s Most Beautiful Moments”

China International Cartoon & Animation Festival Held in Hangzhou Has All Eyes from the Global Cartoon & Animation Community

May 11, 2019 Picture:  HANGZHOU, China, May 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The 15th China International Cartoon & Animation Festival was held in Hangzhou from April 30 to May 5. The city, dedicated to creating “an international capital of cartoon & animation”, has entered a city-wide carnival mode for cartoon & animation. Subway stations, special subway … Continue reading “China International Cartoon & Animation Festival Held in Hangzhou Has All Eyes from the Global Cartoon & Animation Community”

China’s Vast Fleet Is Tipping the Balance in the Pacific: A US Carrier Hasn’t Sailed the Taiwan Strait in 11 Years

Washington now displays the kind of caution around Chinese shores that would be unheard of 20 years ago. It still loves to provoke, but not so much it would risk a clash A generation ago, from mid-1995 into early 1996, China lobbed missiles in the waters around Taiwan as the self-governing island prepared to hold … Continue reading “China’s Vast Fleet Is Tipping the Balance in the Pacific: A US Carrier Hasn’t Sailed the Taiwan Strait in 11 Years”

Trump’s Base in Panic Over 25% Tariffs on China Goods

60,000 jobs in Pennsylvania and Ohio at risk Tonight’s the night. And in Trump’s baseland — the farm belt and the small to mid-sized business owner — everything is not all right. Suffice it to say, they are in panic mode. Tariffs of 10% on some $200 billion worth of Made in China goods will … Continue reading “Trump’s Base in Panic Over 25% Tariffs on China Goods”

2019 Aquaculture Taiwan Expo Gearing up for Smart Market

May 09, 2019 Picture:  TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — One of Taiwan’s most representative B2B tradeshow, the Aquaculture Taiwan Expo & Forum, is slated to be held at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1 from Oct 31 to Nov 2. Featuring fish-farming technologies and diverse solutions, the organiser Informa Markets Taiwan and Malaysia … Continue reading “2019 Aquaculture Taiwan Expo Gearing up for Smart Market”

INFICON Recognized with Supplier Excellence Award from ON Semiconductor

May 10, 2019 FabGuard Software Brings Efficiency and Cost Savings to ON Semiconductor Processes EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–INFICON Inc., a leading supplier of vacuum instrumentation and process control software to the semiconductor manufacturing industry, has been recognized by ON Semiconductor as their 2018 Front End Site Supplier of the Year. Jeffrey P. Wincel, Vice President … Continue reading “INFICON Recognized with Supplier Excellence Award from ON Semiconductor”

F-35 Deja Vu: The US Air Force Promised the F-4 Would Never Dogfight

Don’t worry, this time it’s different The aerial dogfight was not supposed to happen. On May 20, 1967, eight U.S. Air Force F-4C fighters were patrolling over North Vietnam when they spotted as many as 15 enemy MiG-17 fighters a short distance away. Fog and the MiGs’ low altitude had prevented the F-4s from detecting … Continue reading “F-35 Deja Vu: The US Air Force Promised the F-4 Would Never Dogfight”

China Running Out of Provincial Capitals to Name Its Warships For

Destroyers are traditionally named for provincial capitals but only 2 are still without a namesake in the navy. China has the 2nd largest destroyer fleet in the world China is running out of provincial capitals to name new destroyers, and it might have to turn to other big domestic cities, which reflects the country’s rapid … Continue reading “China Running Out of Provincial Capitals to Name Its Warships For”

Taiwan orchid exhibition kicks off in Paraguay

The Taiwan orchid exhibition kicked off May 10 in Paraguay, spotlighting the nation’s expertise in flower cultivation and strengthening agricultural and business exchanges with the South American ally.   Sponsored by the Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture and organized by state-run Taiwan Sugar Corp., the six-day event is showcasing more than 60 varieties of Phalaenopsis orchids, … Continue reading “Taiwan orchid exhibition kicks off in Paraguay”

Tsai breaks ground on indigenous submarine facility in Kaohsiung

President Tsai Ing-wen broke ground May 9 on an indigenous submarine production facility in Kaohsiung City, southern Taiwan.   The government is beefing up national defense capabilities to safeguard cross-strait and regional peace and stability, Tsai said. Development of homegrown weapons systems is a core component of this undertaking, she added.   According to Tsai, … Continue reading “Tsai breaks ground on indigenous submarine facility in Kaohsiung”

MOFA thanks Japan, Germany, Australia for backing Taiwan’s WHO participation

The support of Japan, Germany and Australia for Taiwan’s participation in the activities, mechanisms and meetings of the World Health Organization is sincerely appreciated, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs May 9.   It is heartening to know the three like-minded countries stand with Canada, the EU, U.K. and U.S. in recognizing the need … Continue reading “MOFA thanks Japan, Germany, Australia for backing Taiwan’s WHO participation”