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  • Taiwan has swapped jailed spies with political foe China in an unprecedented goodwill gesture following this month's historic meeting.

  • MediaTek steps up battle with Qualcomm Sunday, 29 Nov 2015 | 8:22 AM ET
    Visitors sit at the Qualcomm pavilion at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain last month.

    MediaTek, the leading supplier of chips for Chinese mobile phones, has said it aims to steal market share from Qualcomm. The FT reports.

  • Islamic State thinks Taiwan is an independent country Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 11:15 PM ET
    Flag of Taiwan

    In its latest propaganda video, ISIS lists countries that it says are part of a global coalition against it. Among them: Taiwan.

  • Asia's new shopping hotspots (and must-have products) Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 6:10 PM ET
    Taipei 101.

    Asia's luxury shoppers are switching their allegiances from long-time favorites Hong Kong and Singapore, and it's not just for a change of scenery.

  • ETF: Play an emerging markets comeback for cheap Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 3:24 PM ET
    NYSE exchange floor

    Matt Hougan, president of ETF.com, believes emerging markets ETFs deserve a second look.

  • HSINCHU, Taiwan, Nov 19- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd aims to boost capital expenditure next year but doesn't plan to get caught up in the wave of M&As engulfing the industry, the chief executives of the world's largest contract chipmaker said. The Apple Inc supplier is interested in buying capacity and intellectual property, but is not currently...

  • HSINCHU, Taiwan, Nov 19- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd will not be conservative about capital expenditure next year as customer demand improves, albeit slowly, the two chief executives of the world's largest contract chipmaker said on Thursday. TSMC, which supplies Apple Inc, also expects growth in China to continue at around 20 percent throughout...

  • *Attacks in Paris prompt travel cancellations in Asia. Nov 18- Fresh violence on the streets of Paris and bomb threats against Air France flights have rattled the global tourism industry, with travellers from wealthy Asian nations thinking twice about trips to Europe. Some Chinese visiting Paris last weekend swiftly diverted to Switzerland, said Jane Chen at...

  • The top 20 global hot spots for start-ups Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 9:59 AM ET

    Here are the top 20 countries in the world in which to form a business if you want it to have the best chance of success.

  • Can Taiwan's ruling party stay in power? Sunday, 8 Nov 2015 | 7:46 PM ET
    Can Taiwan's ruling party stay in power?

    President Ma Ying-jeou gives the impression he fails to consult the legislature and lacks transparency with voters, says Chong Ja Ian, assistant professor of political science at the National University of Singapore.

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou before their meeting at Shangri-La hotel in Singapore on November 7, 2015.

    Leaders of political rivals Taiwan and China met for the first time in six decades in talks held in neutral Singapore just weeks before Taiwan elections.

  • Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (L) meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) in late 2014 in Beijing, China.

    China's President Xi is dropping into Singapore for a two-day state visit with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee. Here's what is likely to top the agenda.

  • China-Taiwan Presidents meet: Why it matters Friday, 6 Nov 2015 | 12:33 AM ET
    China-Taiwan Presidents meet: Why it matters

    Tim Summers, senior consulting fellow, Asia programme at Chatham House, discusses the historic summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou in Singapore.

  • China-Taiwan Presidents meet: Issues on the table Thursday, 5 Nov 2015 | 8:57 PM ET
    Chinese President Xi Jinping

    The presidents of China and Taiwan will meet on Saturday, marking the first talks between leaders of the two neighbors in more than six decades.

  • What Xi-Ma summit means for Taiwan's elections Thursday, 5 Nov 2015 | 6:47 PM ET
    What Xi-Ma summit means for Taiwan's elections

    Jacques Delisle, Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law at University of Penn, says China is signaling its preference for the ruling Kuomintang ahead of Taiwan's presidential election in January 2016.

  • Xi-Ma summit to focus on cross-strait stability: Pro Thursday, 5 Nov 2015 | 5:23 PM ET
    Xi-Ma summit to focus on cross-strait stability: Pro

    Yuan Jingdong, associate professor at the University of Sydney, says the historic summit between the presidents of China and Taiwan will likely emphasize the stability of cross-strait relations.

  • *First meeting of China, Taiwan leaders since Chinese civil war. *Taiwan president's party expected to lose elections in January. *Anti-China sentiment has been rising in democratic Taiwan.

  • The meeting coincides with rising anti- China sentiment in Taiwan ahead of the presidential and parliamentary polls in January that Ma's pro-China Kuomintang is likely to lose to the opposition Democratic Progressive Party, which traditionally favours independence from China. Communist China deems Taiwan a breakaway province to be taken back, by force if...

  • *Experts say China could be trying to influence election, could backfire. The meeting in Singapore coincides with rising anti- China sentiment in Taiwan ahead of the presidential and parliamentary polls in January which the pro-China Kuomintang is likely to lose to the opposition Democratic Progressive Party, which traditionally favours independence...

  • *Experts say China could be trying to influence election, could backfire. The meeting in Singapore coincides with rising anti- China sentiment in Taiwan ahead of the presidential and parliamentary polls in January which the pro-China Kuomintang is likely to lose to the opposition Democratic Progressive Party, which traditionally favours independence...