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    Tsai isn't willing to make political commitments in the language Beijing prefers so her inaugural address on Friday will be a balancing act for the newly-elected leader, explains Richard Bush of the Brookings Institution.

  • TAIPEI, May 19- Taiwan's new ruling party is set for an early clash with China over the first major item on its legislative agenda- a bill that could paralyze trade between the two rivals and which Beijing has already condemned. The proposed "supervision law" has not only angered China, which views self-ruled Taiwan as a breakaway province, but sent shivers through...

  • China pressures Taiwan's new president ahead of inauguration

    The mainland wants Taiwan's President-elect Tsai Ing-wen to abide by the 'One-China' policy.

  • HONG KONG, May 18- When Chinese white goods giant Haier Group bought a 20 percent stake in Fisher& Paykel Appliances in 2009, the heavily-indebted New Zealand company was at the mercy of its banks, hit by a depressed housing market and an ill-timed factory relocation overseas. Haier's advance in Australia, largely fueled by its own deep pockets, may be an...

  • Taiwan's president-elect Tsai Ying-wen takes office this Friday amid political pressure from Beijing.

    China’s piling the pressure on Taiwan’s President-elect Tsai Ing-wen to acknowledge the "One-China" policy just days before she officially takes over.

  • Workers in the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, China.

    Apple's Taiwanese suppliers have started mass-hirings, with reports the companies were recruiting in preparation for building the iPhone 7.

  • Gunshots were heard in the offices of the Mayfull Food Corporation in Taipei, Taiwan. In a seventh-floor conference room, two men lay dead or dying.

  • *Maybe 3,000 layoffs in Japan, more elsewhere- source. TOKYO/ TAIPEI, May 12- Foxconn founder Terry Gou said there would have to be layoffs at Sharp Corp to turn around the ailing Japanese company, but pledged that wages would rise and profit-sharing would again be the norm. Taiwan's Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, has battled to seal...

  • *Sharp's annual operating loss widened to 162 bln yen. TOKYO/ TAIPEI, May 12- Japan's Sharp Corp has named a top Foxconn executive as CEO and said it would seal a $3.5 billion stake sale to the Taiwanese firm ahead of schedule, as the display maker seeks a return to profit in the face of slowing smartphone sales. Sharp said Foxconn Vice Chairman Tai Jeng- wu will succeed...

  • *Travel agents say China urged cut in tourists to Taiwan. BEIJING/ TAIPEI, May 12- China and Taiwan have added tourism to their bones of contention since the pro-independence opposition swept to power in January elections, trading accusations about who is to blame for a decline in Chinese visitors to the self-ruled island. Since the polls, Taiwan has accused China...

  • *Taiwan not party to UN court, but argues it entitled to EEZ. HONG KONG/ TAIPEI, May 10- A Taiwanese group has intervened in the Philippines' international court case against China's claims in the South China Sea, pressing Taipei's position that Taiwan is entitled to a swathe of the disputed waterway as an economic zone. As well as reviewing several hundred pages of...

  • *Eight handset makers are probed over alleged patent violation. HONG KONG, May 6- The U.S. International Trade Commission is launching an investigation into mobile devices made by eight smartphone vendors including Samsung Electronics Co over an alleged patent violation, the trade panel said on its website. The probe follows a complaint filed by Singapore-...

  • Tea leaves in cup, reading tea leaves, for apple story

    Apple's latest quarterly results are less than encouraging, but the numbers may not be as bad as they look.

  • *China/ HK retailers provide mixed views of demand for iPhone SE. In a Reuters survey of 10 retailers in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, seven- including four Apple Stores- reported solid early demand, but three third-party retailers said sales were weak. This current quarter for Apple feels weak, "said an executive at a Taiwan- based company whose...

  • TAIPEI, April 27- Taiwan President-elect Tsai Ing- wen said she will maintain the status quo in the island's relationship with China, but that her policy will be based on democratic principles and transcend party politics, a nuance likely to be lost on Communist Party leaders in Beijing. China regards self-ruled Taiwan as a wayward province to be taken back by...

  • Customers and real estate agents looking at several building models at a real estate exhibition in Jiashan, east China's Zhejiang province.

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch reversed its five-year long negative view on emerging markets, partly based on its view of a stabilizing China.

  • High Speed train in China

    Traders seem encouraged by the recent bout of Chinese economic data. They may be wrong.

  • Twitter hires new managing director for China business

    Kathy Chen will oversee China, Hong Kong and Taiwan markets, as the company searches for growth.

  • TAIPEI, April 14- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's largest contract chipmaker, trimmed its outlook for the global smartphone market as consumers increasingly demand lower-priced handsets that still boast advanced technology. Taipei- based TSMC, which gets more than 60 percent of its revenue from selling chips used in communication...

  • Takeshi Idezawa, Line CEO.

    When Japanese messaging app Line found itself shut out of China, it it started banking on plush toys and other merchandise.