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  • TSMC tops revenue per wafer globally at US$1,634 - Taipei-The average revenue per wafer of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest semiconductor foundry, was US$1,634 last year, the highest among all wafer foundries globally, according to a recent report by U.S.-based market ...
  • Court finds grounds to allow international same-sex marriages - Taipei-The Taipei High Administrative Court on Thursday revoked a decision by a household registration office not to permit a same-sex marriage involving a foreign national from a country in which such marriages are illegal, and proposed alternate lega...
  • Heavy penalty sought for woman charged with multiple robberies - Taipei-Taipei prosecutors on Thursday asked the court to hand down a heavy sentence for a woman accused of drugging and robbing three seniors, crimes she is accused of committing while appealing the verdict in a separate case in which she was found gui...
  • 8 Taiwanese illustrators to exhibit work at Italian exhibition - Taipei-Eight Taiwanese graphic illustrators were among 77 selected to participate in the 55th Illustrators Exhibition to be held online during the Bologna Children's Book Fair in June, the Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA) said Thursday.This year...
  • ‘LeVic Babies Rice Cookie’ recalled over safety concerns - Taipei-A New Taipei-based food company is recalling a baby rice cracker product after local health officials found evidence the firm was illegally using nitrogen in food packaging.In a statement published on its website Tuesday, Chanyue International C...

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TSMC tops revenue per wafer globally at US$1,634

Taipei-The average revenue per wafer of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest semiconductor foundry, was US$1,634 last year, the highest among all wafer foundries globally, accordin...

Taiwan’s export processing zones aiming for 5% production value growth

Taipei-Taiwan's export processing zones generated NT$400 billion (US$14.36 billion) in production value last year and have set their sights on an annual 5 percent growth in 2021 after they are renamed, accordin...

High liquidity in stock market set to fade: analysts

Taipei-The high liquidity that has given a big boost to shares in Taiwan in recent months could fade as Treasury bill yields in the United States climb, analysts said Monday.The fundamentals of many companies l...

Balance of payments surplus hits new high in Q4

Taipei-Taiwan posted a record balance of payments surplus in the fourth quarter of last year as the central bank intervened in the local foreign exchange market to reduce volatility faced by the Taiwan dollar, ...

Taiwan’s industrial production continues to strengthen

Taipei-Taiwan's industrial production grew significantly year-on-year for the 12th consecutive month in January, data from the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) showed on Thursday.The industrial production in...

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8 Taiwanese illustrators to exhibit work at Italian exhibition

Taipei-Eight Taiwanese graphic illustrators were among 77 selected to participate in the 55th Illustrators Exhibition to be held online during the Bologna Children's Book Fair in June, the Taiwan Creative Conte...

Heavy penalty sought for woman charged with multiple robberies

Taipei-Taipei prosecutors on Thursday asked the court to hand down a heavy sentence for a woman accused of drugging and robbing three seniors, crimes she is accused of committing while appealing the verdict in ...

Draft law amendment to impose heavy fines for national park...

Taipei-The Ministry of the Interior has announced a proposed law amendment to introduce stiffer fines for those who cause damage to national park resources, conservation and preservation.Currently, the maximum ...

New lighting tech increases availability of passion fruit in Taiwan

Taipei-In the future, Taiwanese will no longer have to wait until summer to buy passion fruit at local markets, thanks to lighting technology developed by a government-run agricultural technology research facil...

TRA underground project in Taoyuan to break ground in 2022

Taipei-A project that will take part of the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) stations in Taoyuan underground will start in April 2022 and is expected to contribute to swifter rail transit in northern Taiwan...

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Taiwan, U.K. sign MOU on education cooperation

Taipei, Taiwan and the United Kingdom on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding to advance cooperation in English learning and education. The agreement was signed remotely and witnessed by Greg Hands, U...

Taxpayers to be allowed to file taxes via smartphones in...

Taipei,  Taxpayers in Taiwan are expected to be allowed to use their smartphones to file taxes in 2021, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF). In a hearing held by the finance committee under the Legislat...

Taiwan to create registration system to fight ‘ghost’ fishing gear

Taipei,  The Fisheries Agency said Tuesday it has issued a new draft regulation to establish a system to better manage derelict fishing gear, known as “ghost gear,” that causes marine pollution and...

Taipei leg of 2020 NASA Hackathon opens for registration

Taipei,  The 2020 NASA Space Apps Challenge Hackathon, one of NASA’s innovative outreach activities, is now open for registration until Sept. 18, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) announced Thursday...

NTU makes top 100 list, ranked 97th best university in...

London and Taipei,  National Taiwan University (NTU) has been ranked the 97th best university in the world, the first time the school has made it into the survey’s top 100 list, according to a Times High...

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Kidnapping suspect shot dead by police in Kaohsiung

Taipei-A suspect in the January kidnapping of a Chiayi businessman was shot and killed in Kaohsiung Tuesday after he allegedly pulled a gun on police who had surrounded his car as they moved in to arrest him, t...

CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan confirms 3 new imported cases of COVID-19

Taipei-Taiwan reported three new imported cases of COVID-19 on Saturday involving arrivals from the United Kingdom, Vietnam and the Philippines, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).One was a...

10 Killed in Suspected Boko Haram Attack in Nigeria

Officials in Nigeria's Borno state say 10 people have died from explosions around the northeast city of Maiduguri. Residents in affected areas have fled their homes. Local officials suspect Islamist militant gr...

Gunmen Kill 36 in Attacks on Two Northern Nigerian States

Gunmen killed 36 people in two attacks in northern Nigeria on Wednesday, a day after insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades amid worsening security facing Africa's most populous nation, officials and reside...

Sudan Ratifies UN Conventions Against Torture and Enforced Disappearances

Sudan's Sovereign Council ratified U.N. conventions against torture and enforced disappearances Tuesday, after months of delay. At a press conference, Minister of Justice Nasreldin Abdelbari confirmed Sudan's r...