Facebook Inc. opened its new Taiwan headquarters April 11 at the Nan Shan Plaza skyscraper in Taipei City, underscoring the U.S.-based social media giant’s confidence in the local economy. The 2,658-square-meter office will enable the company to expand its workforce, Facebook said. It also houses a training center designed to facilitate a joint talent … Continue reading “Facebook opens new Taiwan headquarters in Taipei”
The Taiwan Relations Act is an enduring statement of the core interests shared by Taiwan and the U.S., and one of the reasons for the country’s emergence as a global bastion of freedom, democracy and human rights, according to Minister of Foreign Affairs Jaushieh Joseph Wu. In addition to serving as a blueprint for … Continue reading “Foreign Minister Wu lauds robust Taiwan-US ties in TRA40”
Apr 11, 2019 Picture: TAIPEI – 2019.4.11 –( ASIA TODAY )– To revitalize local blocks during spring break in Taipei, General Association of Chinese Culture (GACC) organized an outdoor fair on Guling Street with indie publishers, specialized bookstores, and table games. Along with South Taipei Melodies and Fountain Bar cocktails, everyone could enjoy a relaxing … Continue reading “Markets, Table Games and Music Energize Guling Book Street and Nanhai Academy in South Taipei in Spring”
President Tsai Ing-wen said April 10 that Taiwan’s economy is on the growth track and there are many potential-laden areas for Taiwan and like-minded partners such as the U.S to cultivate mutually beneficial opportunities. Taiwan’s gross domestic product growth will top 2 percent this year, Tsai said. Salaries are rising, more than 76,000 jobs … Continue reading “Tsai touts Taiwan’s economic prowess at AmCham business banquet”
A short film highlighting how Taiwan Can Help achieve the World Health Organization’s major objective of Health For All was released April 9 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The eight-minute video documents the good work of Taiwan-trained Dr. Paul Bosawai Popora in Pacific ally the Solomon Islands. Shot entirely on location, the eye-catching … Continue reading “MOFA short shows how Taiwan Can Help achieve WHO’s Health For All”
Taiwan Day was staged April 7 in cities across the U.S. to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA40) and celebrate the enduring partnership between the two sides. Organized by Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the U.S., the event in Washington comprised a cleanup conducted in cooperation with the … Continue reading “Taiwan’s offices in US stage activities to mark TRA40”
Taiwan ranks eighth globally and first in Asia based on data used to compile the latest U.N. Gender Inequality Index, according to the Cabinet-level Department of Gender Equality. Scoring 0.056 out of 1, with the higher value indicating greater inequalities, Taiwan trails Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway and Slovenia in that order. … Continue reading “DGE sees Taiwan making headway on gender equality”
President Tsai Ing-wen addressed a conference marking the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA40) staged April 9 by U.S.-based think tanks Center for Strategic and International Studies, Brookings Institution and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Moderated by Richard L. Armitage, CSIS trustee and former U.S. deputy secretary of state, the special … Continue reading “President Tsai delivers special address at CSIS TRA40 conference”
The right of Taiwan journalists and other members of the country’s media to cover the activities and events of U.N.-affiliated organizations was strongly supported by Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) April 7. Taiwan journalists should be allowed to cover the 72nd World Health Assembly May 20-28 in Geneva, the 74th U.N. General Assembly Sept. … Continue reading “Taiwan journalists get UN backing by Reporters Without Borders”
When news first broke last summer that the US was weighing the use of US Marines as guards at the new AIT building, as it uses them for security at other, more formal embassies, the People’s Republic of China let Washington know in no uncertain terms exactly what it thought of the move. “Severe subversion,” a July 2018 op-ed in the Chinese Communist Party-owned Global … Continue reading “US De Facto Embassy in Taiwan Admits US Troops Guarded Facility Since 2005”
Apr 05, 2019 Original Stitch is expanding its line of Pokémon Shirts from Japan to online shoppers in Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Available for both men and women in three styles and six different sizes; Hawaiian, Casual and Dress, XS-XXL. Design your Pokémon Shirts now! April 05, 2019 01:25 AM Hong Kong Time – … Continue reading “Original Stitch Expands Pokémon Shirts, for Both Men and Women, to Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong!”
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen slammed a “provocative” encroachment of Chinese aircraft.
Two Chinese J-11 fighter jets crossed the Taiwan Strait’s “median line” on 31 March, prompting Taipei to scramble several aircraft in order to intercept the warplanes, according to Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defence (MND). Following the incident, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing Wen vowed that Taipei would conduct a “forceful expulsion” of any Chinese aircraft violating the “median line”. For its part, the … Continue reading “China’s J-11 Fighters Over Taiwan Strait Sent Clear Message to Trump – Scholar”
It wouldn’t change the military balance across the Taiwan Strait, but would signal a shift in U.S. support for Taipei.
How would the PLA use its air power in a Taiwan invasion in a late 2019 time frame?
President Tsai Ing-wen said April 1 that the government is fully committed to safeguarding Taiwan’s sovereignty and ensuring its 23 million people remain free and continue enjoying a democratic way of life. The nation’s armed forces are on the front line in defending peace and the well-being of the people, Tsai said. Despite rapidly … Continue reading “President Tsai vows to safeguard Taiwan’s sovereignty, democratic way of life”
Apr 02, 2019 Picture: Mega 3-In-1 International Sourcing Fair: 3 International Sourcing Fairs, 1 Location @ Home World Expo – Future Living India Consumer Electronics & Home Appliances Exhibition The 16th China Products (Mumbai India) Exhibition The Mega 3-In-1 International Sourcing Fair will take place at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Goregaon East, Mumbai, from … Continue reading “The Mega 3-In-1 International Sourcing Fair”
Apr 02, 2019 April 03, 2019 01:00 AM Hong Kong Time – TAIPEI, Taiwan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wiwynn®, an innovative cloud IT infrastructure provider of high quality computing and storage products, announced the upgrade of its 19”, OCP (Open Compute Project) and Project Olympus servers to the 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors for exceptional performance and flexibility … Continue reading “Wiwynn Boosts 19” and 21” Servers with New 2nd-Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors”