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U.S. Navy admiral makes unannounced visit to Taiwan, sources say

23 Nov 2020

TAIPEI/WASHINGTON A two-star Navy admiral overseeing U.S. military intelligence in the Asia-Pacific region has made an unannounced visit to Taiwan, two sources told Reuters on Sunday, in a high-level trip that could vex China. | Video

Taiwan says Trump cabinet member to visit, angering China

20 Nov 2020

TAIPEI The cabinet-level head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, will visit Taiwan, the island's premier said on Friday, in what will be the third visit by a senior U.S. official since August, drawing anger from Beijing.

Taiwan grounds F-16s after second fighter accident in less than a month

18 Nov 2020

TAIPEI Taiwan's air force has grounded its F-16 fleet after losing a plane on a training mission, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday, the second loss of a fighter jet in less than a month at a time of increased missions to intercept Chinese aircraft.

Taiwan grounds F-16s after second fighter accident in less than a month

18 Nov 2020

TAIPEI, Nov 18 Taiwan's air force has grounded its F-16 fleet after losing a plane on a training mission, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday, the second loss of a fighter jet in less than a month at a time of increased missions to intercept Chinese aircraft.

Foxconn sees strong iPhone 12 demand, reiterates U.S. investment

12 Nov 2020

TAIPEI Apple supplier Foxconn forecast strong demand for the new iPhone 12 in the holiday quarter and stressed that it would continue investing in the United States as scheduled and is looking at making new products there.

Apple puts Taiwanese supplier Pegatron on probation over student workers

09 Nov 2020

SHANGHAI/TAIPEI Apple said on Monday it has put its Taiwanese supplier Pegatron on probation after finding that the company violated Apple's supplier code of conduct by asking student employees to work night shifts or overtime. | Video

Taiwan October exports beat expectations on surging work-from-home demand

09 Nov 2020

TAIPEI Taiwan's exports rose in October for the fourth consecutive month and at an expectation-beating pace, boosted by surging demand for the island's electronic goods as people work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

'Don't worry' - pro-Trump Taiwan seeks to reassure over Biden

09 Nov 2020

TAIPEI Taiwan's top China policy maker on Monday sought to reassure nervous lawmakers that Democrat Joe Biden will continue U.S. support for the Chinese-claimed island, which has benefited from strong backing by the outgoing administration of Donald Trump.

Taiwanese indigenous drag queens fight stigma one wig at a time

30 Oct 2020

TAIPEI At a rowdy gay bar in Taipei, 28-year old Vilian ends a Friday night drag show by putting on a traditional tribal tunic over his white silk negligee and dancing to an aboriginal song that has become a rallying call for Taiwan's indigenous minority. | Video

Apple supplier Luxshare unnerves Foxconn as U.S.-China feud speeds supply chain shift

26 Oct 2020

TAIPEI/SHANGHAI Apple's top iPhone assembler, Taiwan-based Foxconn, has set up a task force to fend off the growing clout of Chinese electronics manufacturer Luxshare, which it believes poses a serious threat to its dominance, three sources with knowledge of the matter said.

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