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China says Taiwan pineapple ban not about politics as war of words escalates

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:59 AM

China on Monday denied accusations by Taiwan that a ban on pineapples from the island was about politics, saying it was purely a matter of biosecurity, in an escalating war [...] » More

MIH Open Platform E-car to become ‘extension of home’: Taiwan Foxconn

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM

Foxconn’s electric car design is like “a smartphone on a mobile platform,” the ultimate goal being to make the vehicle an extension of home, said Jack [...] » More

Freedom and democracy cannot be traded: Taiwan president

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM

President Tsai Ing-wen on Sunday (February 28) emphasized that Taiwan’s freedom and democracy are not bargaining chips to be traded while speaking at a ceremony to [...] » More

Tsai named one of world’s 24 extraordinary women by Bangkok Post

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 5:02 AM

President Tsai Ing-wen has been named as one of the world’s 24 extraordinary women by a Thai newspaper Monday, citing her leadership in containing the coronavirus [...] » More

Taiwan reports new imported COVID case from Poland

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM

Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC) on Sunday (February 28) confirmed one new case of COVID-19 from Poland. During a regular press conference, CECC [...] » More

China gives up ambitious $20 billion semiconductor investment project

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM

A $20 billion semiconductor manufacturing project backed by the Chinese government has gone belly-up, as its key operator Wuhan Hongxin Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (HSMC) [...] » More

Taiwanese children self-finance graduation trip

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM

Seven graduating students from an elementary school in central Taiwan have completed a three-day, two-night graduation trip they planned themselves and paid for with money [...] » More

Taiwan’s MOFA condemns Burma military’s suppression of democratic protests

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM

Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Sunday (February 28) issued a press release stating that it condemns the successive abuses of lethal force by the Myanmar [...] » More

Air quality deteriorates in Taiwan as northeasterly winds weaken

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 5:02 AM

The air quality in Taiwan dropped Monday and was expected to worsen throughout the day due to a lack of wind to disperse atmospheric pollutants, according to the [...] » More

Major Taiwan corporations order 6,600 tonnes of local pineapples

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM

Following China’s unexpected import ban on Taiwan pineapples, some of the nation’s major companies have placed sizable orders of the fruit to support local [...] » More

Local orders flood in amid pineapple purchase drive

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM

Orders have poured in from local businesses to purchase pineapples after China’s announcement on Thursday (February 28) that it will suspend imports of the fruit from [...] » More

Former President Ma and KMT chair urge Taiwan to move on from 228 Incident

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM

Former President Ma Ying-jeou and the Kuomintang (KMT) chair urged Taiwanese to move on from the historical wounds of the 228 Incident, at a commemorative event in Taipei [...] » More

Taiwan schedules religious procession for April despite COVID pandemic

01-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 5:02 AM

The annual Dajia Matsu pilgrimage will go ahead in April despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, organisers announced Friday (February 26). Last year’s edition of [...] » More

China pineapple ban sparks sour rebuke from Taiwan

01-Mar-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Taipei slammed a sudden Chinese ban on Taiwanese pineapples, describing the move on Friday as “economic intimidation” and likening it to recent tariffs Beijing [...] » More

Taiwan to impose new taxes on ecommerce

01-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Mnetax | 5:02 AM

Offshore e-commerce suppliers that sell cross-border electronic services to individuals in the Republic of China (Taiwan) and have annual sales of more than NT $480,000 (US [...] » More