Taiwan

Person of the Week: Gao Yu

CDT is expanding its wiki beyond the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon to include short biographies of public intellectuals, cartoonists, human rights activists, and other people pushing for change in China. The wiki is a work in progress. 高瑜 Gao Yu in 2007. (Source: Wikimedia Commons/VOA) Your sent...

4 arrests over Taiwan’s ‘first’ bitcoin robbery

TAIPEI: Taiwan police have arrested four men over a bitcoin robbery worth NT$5 million (US$170,000) in what they said was the first case of its kind on the island. Bitcoin is a virtual currency created from computer code that allows anonymous transactions and its value has soared since it came ....

“How Much Is It Worth to Stay in China’s Markets?”

Last month, German carmaker Daimler repeatedly apologized for hurting Chinese feelings, disavowing any "support, assistance, aid or help to anyone who intentionally subverts or attempts to subvert China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity." Its offense was to include a quote from the...

Mercury forecast to fall on Wednesday

Taipei, Feb. 21 (CNA) With a continental cold front moving in, temperatures in Taiwan are likely to fall on Wednesday by as much as six degrees Celsius from a day earlier, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The CWB said the cooler weather was already felt early Wednesday morning, with lo...

Chung-Shan Institute, EVA Airways fall short on disabled hiring

Taipei, Feb. 21 (CNA) The National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCST) and EVA Airways headed a list of employers who failed to meet statutory requirements for hiring people with disabilities that was released Wednesday. As of November 2017, 7,142 enterprises in Taiwan were obligat...

Flags flown at half-mast across Taiwan to mourn Hualien quake victims

Taipei, Feb. 21 (CNA) National flags at government agencies and schools around Taiwan were flown at half-mast on Wednesday to remember those who died during an earthquake in Hualien earlier this month. The Cabinet announced on Tuesday that today would be a day of remembrance for the victims of the m...

U.S. delegation pledges support for Taiwan’s self defense

Taipei, Feb. 21 (CNA) A visiting U.S. congressional delegation pledged Wednesday to continue its support of the decades-long U.S. policy of providing Taiwan with sufficient armaments to defend itself. “There are some armaments helpful to Taiwan, and certainly (Taiwan) has our fullest cooperati...