Taiwan: News

16 Jul 2022


Forget pineapple, Pizza Hut Taiwan just mixed mango with cheese

Pizza Hut Taiwan's latest menu item, the Durian Mango Cheese Pizza, has divided the internet.

23 May 2022

Joe Biden

China contemplating attack on Taiwan, leaked audio clip suggests

China may be planning an attack on Taiwan, an audio clip leaked by a human rights activist suggests so, as per an HT report.

23 May 2022

Joe Biden

US will defend Taiwan from Chinese invasion: Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden on Monday said he would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan from China if the latter invaded the self-ruled island nation.

Taiwan's President confirms presence of US military trainers on island

A small number of United States troops are present in Taiwan for training purposes, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has confirmed.

23 Jul 2021


Typhoon to bring heavy rains to Taiwan, China over weekend

A typhoon is forecast to bring heavy rains to Taiwan and coastal China over the weekend, days after the worst flooding on record in a central province caused at least 33 deaths.

13 Jun 2021

US Senate

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

Train Accident

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

Train Accident

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 Mobiles

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

New Zealand

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".

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.

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.

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 6

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

Hong Kong

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

Xi Jinping

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.

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".

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.

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.

31 Aug 2017

Reliance Jio

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.

30 Jun 2017

Donald Trump

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.

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

Donald Trump

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

Donald Trump

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

Donald Trump

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

Donald Trump

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.

30 Dec 2016

Donald Trump

Taiwan's President to transit via US

China has been angered by the US allowing Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen to transit via the US on her visit to Latin America; Beijing had urged Washington to block the transit request.