Taiwan’s first indigenous submarine appears in Kaohsiung Harbor | Taiwan News | Jul. 20, 2024 20:25
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Taiwan’s first indigenous submarine appears in Kaohsiung Harbor | Taiwan ...
Hsu Wen-erh becomes 1st Taiwanese to swim solo across English Channel - Focus Taiwan
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Hsu Wen-erh becomes 1st Taiwanese to swim solo across English Channel - ...
🔊 The headlines from Reuters World News daily podcast: - Taiwan says it will up its military spending after Trump comments - Two oil tankers on fire after ... Show more

Podcast: Global tech outage, Trump’s speech, RNC bandage trend, and the shooter | Reuters
From flying to frying: Former SIA cabin crew leaves job to begin new adventure as hawker in Woodlands
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From flying to frying: Former SIA cabin crew leaves job to begin new ...
Fireball shoots up from Tainan factory fireYouTube short link in comments section!
Trump Says Taiwan Should Pay for U.S. Defense: Trump also accused Taiwan of sinking the U.S. semiconductor sector, signaling he wants a more transactional ...
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Trump Says Taiwan Should Pay for U.S. Defense
Quick Glance: Donald Trump's Call for Taiwan to Pay for Defense
  • Former US President Donald Trump suggested that Taiwan should pay the US for its defense guarantees, causing concern in the island nation.

  • Trump likened the US-Taiwan relationship to that of an insurance company, emphasizing that Taiwan does not give anything to the US.

  • Taiwan sources most of its weapons through US military sales and is a significant market for American defense companies.

  • Despite Taiwan's efforts to bolster its defense, Premier Cho highlighted the importance of support from other countries, especially the US.
Global Microsoft outage affects flights at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport | Taiwan News | Jul. 19, 2024 19:19
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Global Microsoft outage affects flights at Taiwan Taoyuan International ...
MediaTek expects little impact from lawsuit brought by Huawei - Focus Taiwan: Taiwan-based smartphone IC designer MediaTek Inc. said on Friday that a lawsuit ...
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MediaTek expects little impact from lawsuit brought by Huawei - Focus ...
Sea warning likely for Tropical Storm Gaemi next Tuesday: CWA - Focus Taiwan: An intensifying tropical depression east of the Philippines formed Tropical Storm ...
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Sea warning likely for Tropical Storm Gaemi next Tuesday: CWA - Focus ...
Taiwan's scenic Alishan Railway resumes service to wide acclaim: TAIPEI -- The Alishan Forest Railway, a colonial-era logging network turned scenic passenger ...
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Taiwan's scenic Alishan Railway resumes service to wide acclaim
#VantageHighlights : Bangladesh Anti-quota Protests: Six Killed, Universities Closed | #VantageOnFirstpost with @Palkisu Watch the full video here: LIVE: Trump Wants Taiwan to Pay for American Defence | Vantage with Palki Sharma - YouTube
Quick Glance: US Arms Delivery Delay to Taiwan: Reflections?
  • In response to China's heightened military pressure on Taiwan, the U.S. is taking steps, emphasizing the critical importance of timely delivery.

  • The current scenario resembles that of the early 1950s, where U.S. arms deliveries to Taiwan were postponed due to competing priorities.

  • Despite parallels to seven decades ago, Taiwan faces an escalating Chinese threat today, underscoring the urgent need for timely arms deliveries.

  • The necessity for Taiwan to rely on its own munitions stockpiles in the event of conflict in the Taiwan Strait is highlighted, emphasizing the significance of punctual deliveries.
Taiwan calls its semiconductor industry irreplaceable | Taiwan News | Jul. 18, 2024 15:59
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Taiwan calls its semiconductor industry irreplaceable | Taiwan News | Jul ...
TSMC shares fall nearly 2% even after raising 2024 revenue forecast: Taipei-listed shares of TSMC fell at the market open on Friday, even after the company ...
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TSMC shares fall nearly 2% even after raising 2024 revenue forecast
Quick Glance: TSMC Forecasts Over 25% Growth
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) has raised its revenue projection for this year to above 25 percent, driven by strong demand for premium smartphones and artificial intelligence to increase the utilization of cutting-edge 3-nanometer and 5-nanometer chips.

  • TSMC's revenue growth is expected to significantly outperform the global foundry industry, which is projected to grow by about 10 percent this year.

  • The company anticipates continued tight capacity for 3-nanometer and 5-nanometer chips this year and next year, as customers aim to integrate AI functions into their devices.

  • TSMC expects revenue to hit an all-time high this quarter and projects a gross margin improvement from 53.2 percent to between 53.5 percent and 55.5 percent, mainly due to enhanced factory utilization.
Century-long data shows Taipei warmer than southern Taiwan | Taiwan News | Jul. 19, 2024 10:06
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Century-long data shows Taipei warmer than southern Taiwan | Taiwan News | ...
Video captures Tainan factory explosion | Taiwan News | Jul. 18, 2024 15:39
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Video captures Tainan factory explosion | Taiwan News | Jul. 18 ...
Taiwan’s TOEIC writing and speaking scores rank 2nd in Asia | Taiwan News | Jul. 18, 2024 13:39
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Taiwan’s TOEIC writing and speaking scores rank 2nd in Asia | Taiwan News ...
UAE welcomes ICJ's announcement on Israeli policies violating international legitimacy - News | Khaleej Times
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UAE welcomes ICJ's announcement on Israeli policies violating ...
CIER hikes Taiwan 2024 GDP forecast to 3.81% | Taiwan News | Jul. 19, 2024 13:56
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CIER hikes Taiwan 2024 GDP forecast to 3.81% | Taiwan News | Jul. 19 ...
Taiwanese barista Xie Yi-chen (謝溢宸), 28, recently triumphed at the 2024 World Coffee Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark ... Show more

Taiwanese barista wins 2024 World Latte Art championship - Focus Taiwan
Recovery in chips, megacaps drives Nasdaq, S&P 500 higher: U.S. stocks tumbled on Thursday, reversing early gains as investors continued to rotate away from ...
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Recovery in chips, megacaps drives Nasdaq, S&P 500 higher
Taiwan's Din Tai Fung opens first location in New YorkYouTube Short link in comments section!
TSMC on track to start N2 chip production in 2025 - Focus Taiwan: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker ...
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TSMC on track to start N2 chip production in 2025 - Focus Taiwan
Taiwan must rely on itself for defense, foreign minister says : Taiwan Foreign Minister Lin Chia-lung said on Friday the island must rely on itself for defense ...
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Taiwan must rely on itself for defense, foreign minister says
Taiwan's weather is likely to be impacted next week by an approaching tropical storm, currently located in waters east of the Philippines ... Show more

Taiwan's weather likely to be impacted by tropical storm next week: CWA - Focus Taiwan
Microsoft outage disrupts airline operations at Taoyuan airport - Focus Taiwan: A global IT outage affecting Microsoft cloud-based software disrupted airline ...
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Microsoft outage disrupts airline operations at Taoyuan airport - Focus ...
Quick Glance: CrowdStrike IT Outage Impacts 8.5 Million Windows Devices
  • Experts warn of potential cybercriminal disruption following the global IT outage.

  • CrowdStrike CEO encourages vigilance while Microsoft reports 8.5 million Windows devices affected.

  • The outage disrupted thousands of flights, banking, healthcare, and payment systems.

  • Airports are recovering, but disruptions continue as airlines work to mitigate the impact.
Trump Is Wrong About Taiwan’s Chip Industry: Viewing the US-Taiwan relationship as contentious, instead of cooperative, risks opening up a fissure for China to ...
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Trump Is Wrong About Taiwan’s Chip Industry
AND STILL UNDEFEATED 💪 FINAL: Strong Group Athletics outlasts Chinese Taipei-B in the 43rd William Jones Cup to improve to 7-0. | via Melo Fuertes ... Show more
Unmanned, unmarked research vessel found drifting in Taiwan Strait | Taiwan News | Jul. 20, 2024 15:07
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Unmanned, unmarked research vessel found drifting in Taiwan Strait | ...
China suspends nuclear talks with Washington : China has halted nascent nuclear-arms-control talks with the United States in a protest of Washington’s arms sales ...
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China suspends nuclear talks with Washington
Meet Taiwan’s ‘hassidishe progressive’ rabbi from Kentucky: 'Connecting people to Yiddishkeit is the best part of my job, followed by spreading awareness ...
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Meet Taiwan’s ‘hassidishe progressive’ rabbi from Kentucky
Jones Cup: Strong Group moves to 6-0 after blowing past Japan U22: MANILA, Philippines—Strong Group Athletics remained perfect after clobbering  Japan Under-22 ...
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Jones Cup: Strong Group moves to 6-0 after blowing past Japan U22
China protests Japan-Taiwan joint coast guard drill: BEIJING (Kyodo) -- China expressed its "strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition" on Friday to a ...
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China protests Japan-Taiwan joint coast guard drill
US scrambling to restock missiles for possible Taiwan war: The US Navy's new budget-friendly maritime strike weapon program aims to replenish dangerously ...
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US scrambling to restock missiles for possible Taiwan war
Chinese coast guard ships approach Taiwan’s outlying island of Kinmen | Taiwan News | Jul. 19, 2024 19:28
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Chinese coast guard ships approach Taiwan’s outlying island of Kinmen | ...
China halts arms talks, blaming US-Taiwan arms sales : The United States on Wednesday said it regretted China's decision to halt bilateral negotiations on ...
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China halts arms talks, blaming US-Taiwan arms sales
Quick Glance: China Halts Arms-Control Talks with US Over Taiwan
  • China has halted nuclear arms-control talks with the United States in protest of Washington's arms sales to Taiwan.

  • The Chinese decision deals a potentially serious setback to global arms-control efforts, with Beijing joining Moscow in refusing to discuss measures to curb a nuclear-arms race with Washington.

  • U.S. and Chinese officials resumed nuclear-weapons discussions in November, but formal arms-control negotiations were not expected soon despite U.S. concerns about China's rapid nuclear weapons build-up.

  • China has stated its willingness to maintain communication on international arms control but insists that the U.S. respect China's core interests and create necessary conditions for dialogue and exchange.
China plenum met with falling Hong Kong stocks, mixed mainland shares: SHANGHAI/HONG KONG -- Hong Kong stocks fell while those in mainland China were mixed on ...
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China plenum met with falling Hong Kong stocks, mixed mainland shares
The last of three Taylor Swift concerts in Gelsenkirchen is coming up. The fans not only come from Germany, but also travel from Canada, the USA ... Show more
Andie Chen and Kate Pang's kids return from Taiwan to try out Singapore primary school for 1 month
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Andie Chen and Kate Pang's kids return from Taiwan to try out ...
Tropical storm expected to form east of Philippines this weekend - Focus Taiwan: A tropical depression is expected to develop over waters east of the Philippines ...
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Tropical storm expected to form east of Philippines this weekend - Focus ...
Live now: #VantageThisWeek with Palki S Upadhyay On tonight's show: -Bangladesh Anti-quota Protests Escalate - Trump Survives Assassination Attempt - Trump Warns ... Show more
Von der Leyen is 'playing with fire' over Taiwan, China warns: Beijing has taken issue with the political guidelines of Ursula von der Leyen ...
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Von der Leyen is 'playing with fire' over Taiwan, China warns
Morning Bid: Markets strap in for a bumpy ride: A look at the day ahead in European and global markets from Rae Wee
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Morning Bid: Markets strap in for a bumpy ride
Trump says ‘specter of conflict’ hangs over Taiwan | Taiwan News | Jul. 19, 2024 15:45
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Trump says ‘specter of conflict’ hangs over Taiwan | Taiwan News | Jul. 19 ...
Taiwan's Gogoro to sell e-scooters in Singapore in Q4 - Focus Taiwan: Gogoro Inc., Taiwan-based e-scooter brand and battery developer, is scheduled to kick off ...
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Taiwan's Gogoro to sell e-scooters in Singapore in Q4 - Focus Taiwan
Japan warns China could land troops in Taiwan within a week | Taiwan News | Jul. 18, 2024 20:36
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Japan warns China could land troops in Taiwan within a week | Taiwan News ...
Taiwan tracks 17 Chinese military aircraft, 10 ships around nation | Taiwan News | Jul. 19, 2024 10:51
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Taiwan tracks 17 Chinese military aircraft, 10 ships around nation | ...
Taiwan’s TSMC to double CoWoS capacity next year | Taiwan News | Jul. 18, 2024 17:04
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Taiwan’s TSMC to double CoWoS capacity next year | Taiwan News | Jul. 18 ...
[PHOTO] Fireworks light up the sky over the Tamsui River near Taipei's Dadaocheng area on Wednesday evening. The event marked the start of the Taipei Summer ... Show more

Summer sparkles - Focus Taiwan
Taiwan congratulates Ursula von der Leyen on reelection - Focus Taiwan: President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) on Friday congratulated European Commission President Ursula ...
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Taiwan congratulates Ursula von der Leyen on reelection - Focus Taiwan
Quick Glance: Re-election of Ursula von der Leyen as President of the European Commission
  • Ursula von der Leyen secured a second term as President of the European Commission with 401 votes, showing an improvement from the previous election five years ago.

  • The position of President of the European Commission in Brussels holds significant importance with extensive responsibilities and international representation.

  • Various politicians congratulated von der Leyen on her re-election, while there was also criticism from other groups.

  • Von der Leyen advocated for exceptions for E-Fuels, emphasized the fight against extremists, and proposed measures to support farmers.
Taipei Summer Festival promises fireworks and riverside revelryYouTube Short link in comments section!
Bank of Taiwan gold prices hit record high | Taiwan News | Jul. 17, 2024 15:08
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Bank of Taiwan gold prices hit record high | Taiwan News | Jul. 17 ...
Trump suggests Taiwan pay for US protection | Taiwan News | Jul. 17, 2024 10:47
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Trump suggests Taiwan pay for US protection | Taiwan News | Jul. 17 ...
Dissecting Katanga murder trial: On July 10, the DPP’s lawyers led by Samali Wakhooli asked for a lengthy adjournment after the State had presented its fourth ...
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Dissecting Katanga murder trial
Quake alert! Taiwan B-Boy Sun Chen hoping to give Paris a shake - Focus Taiwan: It is said that destruction and creation go hand in hand, a duality that has ...
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Quake alert! Taiwan B-Boy Sun Chen hoping to give Paris a shake - Focus ...
[STATEMENT FROM FOCUS TAIWAN] The Central News Agency (CNA) has recently been informed that several private companies have received emails ... Show more
When it comes to chips, the industry 'can't live without' Nvidia and Taiwan Semiconductor 📲
Taiwan raises mandatory retirement age of 65YouTube Short link in comments section!
NDC to issue digital nomad visas: Bringing Taiwan to the World and the World to Taiwan
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NDC to issue digital nomad visas
Chip stocks shed $480bn on China trade fears, Trump’s Taiwan comments: Even as many chip stocks were hammered, companies with chip manufacturing operations in ...
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Chip stocks shed $480bn on China trade fears, Trump’s Taiwan comments
Central Election Commission rejects referendum proposal to shorten Taiwan's military service | Taiwan News | Jul. 19, 2024 17:55
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Central Election Commission rejects referendum proposal to shorten ...
J.D. Vance pick as Trump VP signals support for Taiwan over Ukraine: Joel Atkinson is a professor in the Graduate School of International and Area Studies ...
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J.D. Vance pick as Trump VP signals support for Taiwan over Ukraine
Japan to speed up entry process as tourist wave hits new record: The new pre-clearance system will begin in January 2025, starting with tourists from Taiwan.
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Japan to speed up entry process as tourist wave hits new record
Trump sending shockwaves across global chip industry: The recent decline in global chip stocks – with industry giants like ASML, Nvidia, and Taiwan Semiconductor ...
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Trump sending shockwaves across global chip industry
SEF signals goodwill to China, assigns personnel to Kinmen - Focus Taiwan: Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) on Saturday announced it will assign ...
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SEF signals goodwill to China, assigns personnel to Kinmen - Focus Taiwan
U.S. dollar hits new 8-year high against Taiwan dollar - Focus Taiwan: The U.S. dollar this week soared to a new high against the Taiwan dollar in eight years ...
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U.S. dollar hits new 8-year high against Taiwan dollar - Focus Taiwan
Earthquake on Taiwan's east coast felt in Taipei | Taiwan News | Jul. 17, 2024 19:46
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Earthquake on Taiwan's east coast felt in Taipei | Taiwan News | Jul ...
Trump Suggests Taiwan Should Pay US for Protection: Bloomberg's Nancy Cook discusses her "Bloomberg Businessweek" cover story interviewing former President Trump ...
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Trump Suggests Taiwan Should Pay US for Protection