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Taiwan launches new earthquake, tsunami monitoring system

Taipei,  A new undersea earthquake and tsunami monitoring system was officially launched in Taiwan on Thursday, enabling the authorities to provide early warnings to the public in case of seismic hazards. In November, the country completed a 735-kilometer undersea cable...
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Married couple in bank fraud case sentenced to over 25 years in jail

Taipei,  A Taipei court on Thursday sentenced a married couple, who are former company owners, to over 25 years in jail each along with huge fines for fraudulently obtaining NT$47.10 billion (US$1.68 billion) in loans from 12 banks. The Taipei...
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AmCham Taipei to be renamed as AmCham Taiwan from 2021

Taipei,  The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Taipei announced Thursday that it will starting using its new name, the American Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan, from Jan. 1, 2021. “The name change reflects the reality of both the Chamber’s...
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Taiwan shares end higher in last session of 2020

Taipei,  Shares in Taiwan closed higher on Thursday, the last trading session of 2020, registering a rise of 22.8 percent, or 2,735.39 points, for the whole of the year. The weighted index on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE), or Taiex,...
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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports two new imported COVID-19 cases from U.K., India

Taipei,  Taiwan recorded two new imported cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, from the United Kingdom and India, respectively, bringing the total number in the country to 799, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). The individuals both presented ...
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Thousands brave cold weather for New Year’s Eve countdown in Taipei

Taipei,  Thousands of people gathered in Taipei City Hall Square on Thursday evening, to participate in the New Year’s Eve countdown to 2021, even as the country remained in the grip of a strong cold front and other cities in...
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OKEx announces mainnet launch of OKExChain – and how to earn its native OKT token

VICTORIA, Seychelles, Dec. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OKEx (www.okex.com), a world-leading cryptocurrency spot and derivatives exchange, is thrilled to announce the launch of OKExChain mainnet. Unlike other exchange chains, OKEx wanted to embody blockchai...
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CORONAVIRUS/Flag-raising ceremony closed to public due to COVID-19: Presidential Office

Taipei,  The New Year’s Day flag-raising ceremony in Taipei will be open only to government officials and invited guests, as a precaution, after a traveler who arrived in Taiwan recently was found to be infected with the new variant of...
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Taiwan’s Tai Tzu-ying to face Thai rival at Bangkok badminton open

Taipei,  World No. 1 female badminton player Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) pledged on Tuesday to do her best and “fight until the end” after the draw for the upcoming YONEX Thailand Open released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) earlier in...
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