Articles about Taiwan
13 Jun 2021
US earmarks billions for chip production as COVID-19 hits Taiwan
The US Senate passed the Endless Frontier Act, funneling billions to bolster local chip manufacturing and technology sectors. The legislation aims to keep the US competitive with China, which is also pumping billions into its semiconductor research and manufacturing.
15 May 2021
#NewsBytes Explainer: The real reasons behind the global chip shortage
Today, manufacturing industries around the world are braving an acute shortage of chips essential for practically every modern equipment.
04 Apr 2021
TSMC's silicon wafer price hike could affect Apple's iPhone 13
Apple's longstanding primary source for silicon, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), was expected to hike prices by 15% for its silicon wafers when the auto industry was facing a chip crunch.
03 Apr 2021
Taiwan prosecutors probe train crash that killed 51
Prosecutors in Taiwan said on Saturday that they have questioned the owner of an unmanned truck that rolled onto a rail track and caused the country's worst train disaster in decades that killed 51 people and injured 146, though no charges have been filed.
02 Apr 2021
Taiwan train derails in tunnel, reportedly killing 36 people
A passenger train carrying an estimated 350 people derailed in eastern Taiwan on Friday morning, killing at least 36 people and injuring dozens more, the authorities said, marking the island's deadliest rail accident in decades.
24 Mar 2021
Here's why Intel's Foundry Services is a brilliant strategic gambit
It's no secret that Intel is in dire straits after being bested by AMD and recently losing its chip contract for Apple's Mac range. It will now focus on making chips for other companies.
30 Sep 2020
Vivo X50e 5G, with Snapdragon 765G chipset, goes official
As the latest addition to its X50 line-up, Vivo has launched the X50e 5G in Taiwan. The handset joins the X50, X50 5G, X50 Pro, X50 Pro+ and X50 Lite models that are available in various regions.
23 Sep 2020
Chinese soldiers seen crying on way to Indian border
A viral video showing crying soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has given quite the opportunity to Taiwanese media to mock China.
19 Aug 2020
Unable to fly, travelers hop on flights to reach nowhere
With the coronavirus pandemic putting brakes on flying worldwide, frequent fliers are trying different styles to satisfy their "wanderlust".
05 Nov 2019
Chou Tien-chen becomes his own coach for Olympics: Here's why
Taiwanese shuttler Chou Tien-chen, who is currently ranked number two in the world among singles players, has taken a bold decision to become his own coach, as he eyes his maiden Olympic gold.
13 Aug 2019
HTC teases launch of a new smartphone: Details here
HTC is all set to make a comeback in the Indian smartphone market with its new handset.
24 May 2019
Hundreds of same-sex couples get married in Taiwan: Details here
Taiwan, which made history by becoming the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage last week, held another proud moment for the queer community this week.
04 May 2019
Taiwan: Man eats AirPod 'accidentally', finds it working inside stomach
A few days back, we reported about an iPhone that worked perfectly well after being bitten by a shark.
11 Apr 2019
Doctors discover four live bees inside Taiwanese woman's eye
Dubbed as the "world's first" such incident, doctors at the Fooyin University Hospital in Taiwan were horrified when they found four live bees inside a 29-year-old woman's eyes.
03 Apr 2019
Nokia X71, with punch hole display, launched at Rs. 26,500
Expanding its portfolio of Nokia smartphones, brand-licensee HMD Global has launched the X71 model at a price tag of TWD 11,900 (approximately Rs. 26,500) in Taiwan.
02 Apr 2019
Nokia X71 aka Nokia 6.2's specifications leaked ahead of launch
As the latest addition to its portfolio of Nokia smartphones, brand-licensee HMD Global will launch the X71 model in Taiwan on April 2.
23 Feb 2019
Video shows pilot taking a nap while flying Boeing 747
In an incident of major violation of rules, a pilot of China Airlines (the national carrier of Taiwan) was found sleeping in the cockpit while flying a Boeing 747.
22 Jan 2019
Taiwanese 'Bikini Climber' freezes to death after falling into gorge
In a tragic incident, a social media adventure star was found frozen to death at National Park in Taiwan yesterday.
03 Jan 2019
Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen rejects Xi Jinping's call for unification
Taiwan's leader has rejected the Chinese president's call for unification under a "one country, two systems" approach.
26 Dec 2018
Taiwan: 152 Vietnamese tourists 'disappear' during holiday; search is on
Taiwanese authorities have commenced a search for 152 Vietnamese tourists who arrived with tourist visas last week, and have since gone missing.
22 Aug 2018
Creepy or Cute? Internet can't stop talking about puppy-shaped desserts
Internet is a divided space: it can't decide whether these desserts are creepy or cute.
06 Jul 2018
India justifies Air India changing Taiwan to "Chinese Taipei"
A day after Air India, on Beijing's demand, made a change on its website to refer to Taiwan as "Chinese Taipei", the Indian government has justified its action.
05 Jul 2018
Taiwan' is now 'Chinese Taipei' on Air India website
National carrier Air India changed the name of Taiwan to Chinese Taipei on its website, following instructions from the government.
05 Jul 2018
Air India follows other airlines to call Taiwan 'Chinese Taipei'
Prodded by Beijing, and following on the footsteps of several major airlines, Air India has now modified its website to show Taiwan as "Taipei, Taoyuan International Airport, TPE, Chinese Taipei".
04 May 2018
Samsung Galaxy S10 is codenamed "Beyond"
Samsung's next Galaxy S series flagship smartphone Galaxy S10, which will launch in 2019, is codenamed "Beyond," according to reports.
26 Mar 2018
SpaceX's Falcon 9 created a giant hole in the ionosphere
A group of researchers have determined that SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, launched in August 2017 (the Formosat-5 mission), created a gigantic circular shock wave, carving a nearly 900-km-wide hole into the plasma of the ionosphere.
07 Feb 2018
Two dead in powerful Taiwan quake, 150 missing
A 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook Taiwan's tourist city of Hualien just before midnight, leaving at least two dead, 200 injured and buildings and roads damaged.
20 Oct 2017
HTC U11 Plus, Lite to release on November 2?
As HTC announced an event it has planned in Taiwan on November 2, rumors are rife that the company will launch the successor to the six-month-old U11 on that day.
01 Oct 2017
Apple investigating splitting open of iPhone 8 Pluses
Apple is currently investigating reports of its iPhone 8 Plus splitting open, the reasons for which remain unclear.
06 Sep 2017
ASUS to launch Zenfone 4 series in India in September
Post the launch of ASUS Zenfone 4 series, an upgrade over the Zenfone 3 series, in Taiwan, the company is likely to bring its camera-centric series to India on September 14, two days after the much-touted iPhone 8 launch.
31 Aug 2017
JioPhone may get delivered in these places, first
If you have pre-booked a JioPhone, this news is going to go either way for you.
07 Aug 2017
South China Sea: Beijing diplomatically scores over ASEAN
In a new development, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed to China's terms for negotiations and refrained from insisting the legal bindingness of the South China Sea (SCS) Code of Conduct.
30 Jun 2017
US' planned $1.4bn arms sale to Taiwan irks China
The US is planning to sell around $1.4 billion in arms to Taiwan, the first such sale under the Trump administration.
17 Jun 2017
Japanese start-up makes papers from stones, and not trees
Tablets made of stone were one of the earliest tools used for writing before invention of paper.
24 May 2017
Taiwan becomes first Asian country to legalize gay marriage
In a landmark judgement, judges from Taiwan's highest court ruled in favour of gay marriage, making the small island nation the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.
29 Apr 2017
US-China bonhomie: Trump rejects Taiwanese president's suggestion of phone call
US President Donald Trump has rejected Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's suggestion that the two leaders speak again on the phone.
27 Apr 2017
Missing Taiwanese trekker found alive after 47 days in Himalayas
Liang Sheng Yuehm, a 21-year-old Taiwanese trekker has been rescued, 47 days after he and his girlfriend went missing in the Himalayas.
19 Jan 2017
China against Taiwan delegation at Trump's inauguration
China urged USA to disallow a delegation from Taiwan to attend the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Donald Trump.
11 Jan 2017
Taiwan on alert as China's carrier enters strait
The Taiwanese government scrambled jets and navy ships as Chinese warships accompanied by the country's only aircraft carrier sailed through the Taiwan Strait.
09 Jan 2017
Taiwanese President heads for US enroute to South America
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen departed for her Latin America tour and will make a controversial stop over in the United States; Beijing had urged the US to deny permission for Tsai Ing-wen's aircraft to land on US soil.