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Vivo X50e 5G, with Snapdragon 765G chipset, goes official

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.

Chinese soldiers seen crying on way to Indian border

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.

Unable to fly, travelers hop on flights to reach nowhere

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".

Chou Tien-chen becomes his own coach for Olympics: Here's why

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.

HTC teases launch of a new smartphone: Details here

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

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.

Taiwan: Man eats AirPod 'accidentally', finds it working inside stomach

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.

Doctors discover four live bees inside Taiwanese woman's eye

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

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.

Nokia X71 aka Nokia 6.2's specifications leaked ahead of launch

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.

Video shows pilot taking a nap while flying Boeing 747

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.

Taiwanese 'Bikini Climber' freezes to death after falling into gorge

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.

Taiwan: 152 Vietnamese tourists 'disappear' during holiday; search is on

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.

Creepy or Cute? Internet can't stop talking about puppy-shaped desserts

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.

India justifies Air India changing Taiwan to "Chinese Taipei"

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.

Air India follows other airlines to call Taiwan 'Chinese Taipei'

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".

Samsung Galaxy S10 is codenamed "Beyond"

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.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 created a giant hole in the ionosphere

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.

Two dead in powerful Taiwan quake, 150 missing

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.

HTC U11 Plus, Lite to release on November 2?

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.

Apple investigating splitting open of iPhone 8 Pluses

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.

ASUS to launch Zenfone 4 series in India in September

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.

JioPhone may get delivered in these places, first

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.

South China Sea: Beijing diplomatically scores over ASEAN

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.

US' planned $1.4bn arms sale to Taiwan irks China

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.

Japanese start-up makes papers from stones, and not trees

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

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.

US-China bonhomie: Trump rejects Taiwanese president's suggestion of phone call

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.

Missing Taiwanese trekker found alive after 47 days in Himalayas

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.

China against Taiwan delegation at Trump's inauguration

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.

Taiwan on alert as China's carrier enters strait

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.

Taiwanese President heads for US enroute to South America

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.

Taiwan's President to transit via US

30 Dec 2016

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.

Trump questions One-China policy

12 Dec 2016

Trump questions One-China policy

In a sign of a significant step away from four decades of US foreign policy, US President-elect Donald Trump said he did not have to stick to the "One-China" policy.

Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwanese President Tsai irks China

04 Dec 2016

Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwanese President Tsai irks China

Breaking a decades-long diplomatic tradition, the US President-elect Donald Trump spoke with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, irking China.

Toy gun smuggling case re-opens in China

03 Nov 2016

Toy gun smuggling case re-opens in China

Almost an year after 20-year-old Liu Dawei was convicted on a weapons smuggling charge for owning replica guns, the Fujian High People's Court had started reviewing his family's appeal.

Typhoon Meranti hits China after sweeping Taiwan

15 Sep 2016

Typhoon Meranti hits China after sweeping Taiwan

Super typhoon Meranti lost some strength before reaching the city of Xiamen in China, in the early hours of Thursday.

Gogoro partners with Bosch to bring its scooters to Europe

08 Aug 2016

Gogoro partners with Bosch to bring its scooters to Europe

Taiwan-based start-up Gogoro teamed up with a subsidiary of Bosch, called Coup, marking its entry into Europe.