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Alipay enters partnership with VTB to expand merchant network in Russia

<div> <p align="left">HANGZHOU, China, Aug. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Alipay, the world’s largest online and mobile payment platform and lifestyle super app operated by Ant Financial Services Group, today announced its partnership with VTB Group, one of Russia’s leading banking groups. </p>…</div>
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Three days of national security drills begin in Taipei

<p>Taipei--A national security exercise that simulates various emergency scenarios, including some in which the safety of national leaders is jeopardized during a military crisis, began in Taipei on Friday.</p><p></p><p>The three-day drill involving Cabinet mi...
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Wistron to expand production in India for smaller iPhone assembly

<p>New Delhi--Taiwan-based contract electronics maker Wistron Corp. (??) is preparing for expansion of its production base in India to produce the next-generation smaller iPhone -- the iPhone SE -- according to sources in the South Asian country.</p><p></p><p>...
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South-link railway electrification project to enter key stage

<p>Taipei--Traveling across the country on a fully electrified rail system is close to reality, as the last link of the network -- the south-link railway electrification project -- will enter its most crucial stage soon, transportation officials said Friday.</...
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Power supply will not flash red, despite machine glitch: Taipower

<p>Taipei--The electricity supply in Taiwan is not expected to enter a red-alert status Friday, despite a machinery problem that caused one of the Taichung Power Plant's generators to trip earlier in the day, state-run Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) said.</p><p><...
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Marriages and births down, divorces up in 1st seven months of 2017

<p>Taipei--The number of births, marriages and deaths in Taiwan in the first seven months of 2017 has declined from the same period of last year, according to household registration statistics released by the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) on Friday.…</...
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President recognizes veterinary group as role model in diplomacy

<p>Taipei--President Tsai Ing-wen (???) thanked the Taiwan Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) Friday for bringing Taiwan to the world, praising the organization as a role model in Taiwan's efforts to promote diplomacy.</p><p></p><p>In a meeting with executi...
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Philippine Catholic nun given ROC citizenship

<p>Taipei--Catholic nun O Anuna (???) from the Philippines, who has devoted almost half of her life to taking care of children with disabilities in Taiwan, officially became a Republic of China (Taiwan) citizen Friday.</p><p></p><p>"I'm the most joyful when be...
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Taiwan shares stage mild rebound

<p>Taipei--Shares in Taiwan staged a technical rebound after the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a new high for the seventh straight session overnight, but the gains were limited as contract chip maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, ???) remain...
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