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  • *Orders from China +5.5 pct, from U.S. +4.8 pct. TAIPEI, Feb 20- Orders for Taiwan's exports rose for a sixth straight month in January on strong global demand for hi-tech gadgets such as Apple Inc's iPhones and Chinese smartphones, bolstering the government's view that economic growth could hit a three-year high this year. Taiwan's export orders are a leading...

  • TOKYO, Feb 15- Toshiba Corp may delay the sale of its prized flash-memory chip unit after the conglomerate said it would consider selling most, even all, of the marquee business, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said. Changing the rules of the chip auction, which sources have said has generated bids of 200- 400 billion yen, could push the sale beyond...

  • China warned Trump against challenging its sovereignty, responding to reports the U.S. was planning fresh naval patrols in the disputed South China Sea.

  • TOKYO, Feb 15- Shares in Toshiba Corp skidded on Wednesday after the conglomerate said it would book a $6.3 billion hit to its U.S. nuclear unit and may sell a majority stake in its prized flash-memory chip unit as it scrambles for cash to stay in business. Facing a March 27 deadline to avoid a delisting, Chief Executive Satoshi Tsunakawa said he would consider...

  • TOKYO, Feb 15- Shares in Toshiba Corp skidded on Wednesday after the conglomerate said it would book a $6.3 billion hit to its U.S. nuclear unit and may sell a majority stake in its prized flash-memory chip unit as it scrambles for cash to stay in business. Facing a March 27 deadline to avoid a delisting, Chief Executive Satoshi Tsunakawa said he would consider...

  • *India's navy rejects homemade Tejas for being too heavy. BENGALURU/ NEW DELHI, Feb 13- India's navy is in the hunt for a new foreign fighter jet after rejecting an indigenously made aircraft as too heavy, the latest sign of the struggle to get Asian militaries to buy locally to grow their defence industries. India, South Korea, Taiwan and other Asian buyers are...

  • U.S. President Donald Trump has told Chinese President Xi Jinping that the White House will respect the "One China" policy.

  • An inflatable rooster stands outside a jewelry store in Nanjing, China on Jan. 31, 2016.

    A new U.S. report on issues, such as the one China policy, is unlikely to be paid attention to by Trump, the SCMP reports.

  • People wave flags as they take part in a rally welcoming China's president Xi Jinping during the nuclear security summit in Washington, DC on April 1, 2016.

    U.S. President Donald Trump sent a letter to China's President Xi Jinping on Wednesday saying he looked forward to working with him.

  • Taiwan Data

    DBS Economist Ma Tie Ying says there is no evidence that China is going to cut back on trade and investment ties with Taiwan.

  • TAICHUNG, Taiwan, Feb 7- Taiwan plans to build 66 jet trainer aircraft, with a scheduled maiden flight by 2020, to bolster defences against China which has never renounced the use of force to take back what it sees as its territory. Taiwan's jet-making capabilities have "stagnated" for nearly 30 years with its aerospace industry falling behind other countries,...

  • TAICHUNG, Taiwan, Feb 7- Taiwan plans to build 66 jet trainer aircraft, with a scheduled maiden flight by 2020, to bolster defenses against China which has never renounced the use of force to take back what it sees as its territory. Taiwan's jet-making capabilities have "stagnated" for nearly 30 years with its aerospace industry falling behind other countries,...

  • *Move comes after higher fines took effect in Taiwan. TAIPEI, Feb 2- Uber Technologies Inc said it will suspend its service in Taiwan from Feb. 10, firing the latest salvo in the ride-hailing service company's long-running dispute with the island's authorities over mounting fines. The company has protested fines against it and defended its model, and in November...

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People on June 13, 2016 in Beijing, China.

    The notion that Trump's campaign talk was 'political bluster' is crumbling, the New York Times reports.

  • TOKYO, Jan 27- Toshiba Corp said it will sell a minority stake in its memory chip business as it urgently seeks funds to offset an imminent multi-billion dollar writedown, adding that its overseas nuclear division- the cause of its woes- was now under review. The drastic measures are set to be just some of the tough choices the Japanese conglomerate will have to take...

  • TOKYO, Jan 27- Toshiba Corp said it will sell a minority stake in its memory chip business as it urgently seeks funds to offset an imminent multi-billion dollar writedown, adding that its overseas nuclear division- the cause of its woes- was now under review. The drastic measures are set to be just some of the tough choices the Japanese conglomerate will have to take...

  • A member of security gestures near tarpaulin-covered armoured vehicles belonging to the Singapore military at a customs and excise facility in Hong Kong on November 25, 2016.

    Hong Kong will release Singapore's armored vehicles impounded and detained in the Chinese-ruled territory during shipment from Taiwan.

  • Computers are a key contributor to the U.S.-China trade deficit.

    North Asia will be hit the hardest when U.S. president-elect Trump follows through on his promises on trade, said Goldman Sachs.

  • *Taiwan, China top two destinations for NZ cherries. WELLINGTON, Jan 18- New Zealand cherry producers are flying helicopters low over their orchards to dry off raindrops and protect thousands of tonnes of their product headed to Asia to feed rapidly growing demand from Chinese New Year revellers. China has grown to become the second largest destination for New...

  • Chinese media warn Trump on Taiwan

    China threatens to 'take off the gloves' if Donald Trump continues to provoke Beijing over Taiwan.