The Philippine National Bureau of Investigations (NBI) is close to finishing its investigations on a Taiwan fisherman shot dead by Philippine coast guards, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Tuesday.Except for the physical examination of the fishing vessel, the NBI has already completed its probe on the case, said Aquino in a chance interview after the 115th anniversary celebration of ...
TAIPEI -- Taiwan's top fishery official yesterday published the record of a Taiwanese fishing boat's voyage to refute claims that it was operating in the Philippines' territorial waters when it was attacked by a Philippine government ...
Philippines ' de facto embassy in Taiwan in the absence of diplomatic ties between the two countries. Whether the money should be characterized as compensation or a donation was the sticking point in frantic negotiations the night before Taiwan imposed sanctions on ...
Taipei, May 21 (CNA) The Special Investigation Division (SID) said Tuesday that it will appeal a court ruling for what many perceive to be an excessively light sentence for former Executive Yuan Secretary-General Lin Yi-shih on graft charges. The Taipei District Court in late April sentenced Lin to seven years and four months in prison for accepting bribes from a contractor. Lin helped ...
Philippines over an incident in which a Taiwanese fisherman was shot and killed by a government vessel May 9. Describing the incident as "cold-blooded murder," Swaziland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said such criminal behavior is considered intolerable by the world. It expressed hope in a letter that the dispute between Taiwan and ...
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Taipei, May 21 (CNA) The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported Tuesday the first imported case of enterovirus 71 (EV71) infection with severe complications this year. The victim, a 19-month-old boy living in central Taiwan, along with his mother and four-year-old brother went ...
Philippines will respond in writing to a Taiwanese request for mutual legal assistance within two days, as part of an investigation into the shooting death of a Taiwanese fisherman, ...
Taipei, May 21 (CNA) A woman apologized Tuesday for spreading a rumor that a Filipino worker in Taipei was allegedly refused service by a cafeteria owner angry with ...
Taipei, May 21 (CNA) The government will amend the Copyright Act in order to block foreign web sites that engage in "flagrant copyright violation" including many BitTorrent and FTP sites, officials said Tuesday. The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs will ask local Internet service providers to block access to identified IP addresses and domain ...
Washington, May 20 (CNA) The United States is hoping to see the early release of final investigation reports on the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by a Philippine coast guard patrol, a U.S. State Department official said Monday. "We've yet to see the final reports from either of the investigations from either side," said Deputy State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell. ...
Taipei, May 21 (CNA) SinoPac Securities, one of Taiwan's leading brokerages, on Tuesday sharply lowered its growth forecast for shipments of Taiwan-based notebook computer ODM service providers in the second quarter, citing lingering uncertainty over global demand. In a research note, SinoPac Securities said it has dropped its Q2 forecast from a 4.2 percent quarterly rise to a 1.9 percent ...
Ma Ying-jeou has said that his administration has been working toward signing free trade deals with the United States and the European Union, a development that sock manufacturers in Changhua County are eager to see. In a meeting with sock makers in the county's Shetou Township on May 11, Ma said his government has lobbied the European Parliament to pass resolutions that would push the EU ...
Manila, May 21 (CNA) Two columnists with the Manila Times, an English daily, have questioned the Philippine government's handling of a diplomatic battle with Taiwan over an attack by one of its patrol boats on an unarmed Taiwanese fishing boat. Writing in a newspaper said to have the fourth-largest circulation of any paper in ...
LAOAG CITY Ilocos Norte- At least 40 Chinese and 12 Taiwanese nationals who were found with several electronic and computer gadgets and accessories in a resort in Vigan were rounded up and detained for questioning, police said on Tuesday. They said they were investigating the foreign nationals, including 14 women, and the "unexplained purpose" of the computer gadgets and accessories ...
TAIPEI -- Taiwan on Tuesday released a satellite record of the route of a fishing boat fired on by Philippine coastguards, flatly rejecting Manila’s allegations that the boat intruded into Philippine waters. The killing of crew member Hung Shih-cheng, 65, sparked outrage in Taiwan, which has announced a series of economic sanctions against the Philippines. Taiwan’s Fisheries Agency ...
The Association of Taiwan Investment Enterprises on the Mainland (ATIEM) on Tuesday concluded its members' congress, with Kuo Shan-hui reelected as chairman.At the meeting, Kuo said, "The association should serve Taiwanese entrepreneurs with a more active attitude, helping them transform and upgrade development modes while guiding them to participate deeper and more comprehensively in ...
Taipei, May 21 (CNA) Eleven crew members were rescued Tuesday after a Taiwanese fishing boat caught fire in waters near Mauritius on May 19, but the search continues for two missing fishermen, a Taiwanese fishery official said Tuesday. Huang Pao-jung, the Taiwanese skipper of the Ruei Yi Hsiang No. 11, and a crew member had not been found as of noon Tuesday, two days after the boat caught fire ...
Ma Ying-jeou 's inauguration. Five years ago, Ma won his first presidency at a time when public outrage was mounting over corruption during the eight-year administration of former President Chen Shui-bian. People were expecting Ma to bring Taiwan back to order, but several of his important aides have been arrested and detained for corruption. People generally hold positive views of ...
Two Air Force pilots ejected to safety when a Mirage jet belonging to the 499th Tactical Fighter Wing based in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, crashed off the western coast shortly after takeoff Monday. It was the second crash of an Air Force fighter in five days. On May 15, a single-seater F-16 of the 455th Tactical Fighter Wing crashed into waters southwest of Chiayi in southern Taiwan, but its ...
MANILA, Philippines--Local budget carrier Zest Airways has suspended its daily chartered flights between Kalibo, Aklan, and Taipei amid the ongoing bitter tensions between the Philippines and Taiwan. In a statement, Zest Airways, founded by juice magnate Alfred M. Yao, said its daily flights to Taipei were suspended last Monday. Zest Airways is now controlled by AirAsia Philippines Inc., the ...
Justice Secretary Leila De Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO MANILA, Philippines--Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said Tuesday a video clip of the shooting incident involving the Philippine Coast Guard and a Taiwanese fishing vessel in the Balintang Channel was ';very revealing'; and ';helpful to the investigation.'; She said the video, as part of the report of the National Bureau ...
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's Kuang Ta Hsing No.28 did not enter Philippine territorial waters according to tracking data released by the Fisheries Agency under the Council of Agriculture Tuesday. After Taiwanese fisherman Hung Shih-cheng had been shot and killed on May 9, ...
Taipei, May 21 (CNA) Taiwan's export order data for May is expected to improve from April on the back of rising global demand for handheld devices and flat panels, a local economic think tank said Tuesday. Yuanta-Polaris Research Institute said there have been signs that foreign buyers have started to restock their inventories in Taiwan-made electronics products, in particular mobile ...
/enpproperty--> TAIPEI - A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit the area 190.1 kilometers to the southeast of Hualien County in Taiwan at around 4:25 pm Tuesday Beijing Time, according to Taiwan meteorological authorities. The epicenter, with a depth of 13.7 km, was monitored at 23.27 degrees north latitude and 123.31 degrees east longitude, the center said in a statement. The tremor was slightly ...
Ma Ying-jeou, seen here waving to supporters during a visit to UC Berkeley in March 2006, proposed "Five Dos" on dealing with the PRC. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Veteran Taiwanese political scientist George Tsai is cringing at the anti-Philippine hysteria that swept his homeland like a typhoon after May 9. That day Taiwan began its campaign for an apology from Manila over the shooting ...
(26 mins ago) Taiwan has released a satellite record of the route of a fishing boat fired on by Philippine coastguard, flatly rejecting Manila's claims that the vessel intruded into Philippine waters. The killing of Hung Shih-cheng, 65, sparked outrage in Taiwan, which has announced a series of economic sanctions against Manila, including a travel alert. Taiwan's Fisheries Agency ...
LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte, Philippines -- At least 52 Chinese and Taiwanese tourists were turned over to the Bureau of Immigration here early Tuesday after their presence in a resort in Vigan City in Ilocos Sur raised suspicions. Inspector Glen Dulay, deputy police chief of Vigan, said police were on routine inspection of beach resorts in Vigan on Monday when they chanced upon a big group of ...
Taiwanese tourists to Boracay, a world-renowned resort in central Philippines, have started canceling hotel reservations since Taiwan issued an advisory against traveling to the country after Philippine Coast Guards killed a Taiwan fisherman. Percy Malonesio, head of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) to Kalibo International Airport (KIA), said on Tuesday, "We have ...
/enpproperty--> BORACAY, Philippines - Taiwan tourists to Boracay, a world-renowned resort in central Philippines, have started canceling hotel reservations since Taiwan issued an advisory against traveling to the country after Philippine Coast Guards killed a Taiwan fisherman. Percy Malonesio, head of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) to Kalibo International Airport ...
The government is moving toward abolishing Taiwan's southern boundary for fishery protection, an act which would extend the formal operational area of the Navy, the Coast Guard and local fishermen further south within Taiwan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) toward the ...
(1 hr 9 mins ago) Taiwanese tourists to Boracay, a world-renowned resort in central Philippines, have started canceling hotel reservations since Taiwan issued an advisory against traveling to the country after Philippine Coast Guards killed a Taiwan fisherman. Percy Malonesio, head of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines to Kalibo International Airport, said on Tuesday, "We ...
As no longer a deprived island environmental sustainability should be valued over any individual business gains in Taiwan
Query from Taiwan News on April 17:Attention: Taitung County Government Do you agree with claims by environmentalists that the impending Meiliwan Resort development project will do much damage to Shanyuan Bay as well as the way of life of local indigenous people? If not, what is your argument? As of May 21, Taitung County Government has not responded to the press ...
Japan impounded his vessel in waters between the two countries. The incident followed the death of Taiwanese fisherman Hung Shih-cheng at the hands of a Philippine government agent on May 9, which led to rising tension and to the imposition of sanctions on Manila by Taiwan. ...
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Prosecutors filed an appeal against the prison sentence of seven years and four months for former Cabinet Secretary-General Lin Yi-shih, reports said Tuesday. After the Taipei District Court issued the verdict on April 30 and found Lin not guilty on two corruption-related charges, while also throwing out similar charges against his wife, mother and two uncles, public ...
Taipei, May 21 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan closed little changed Tuesday as investors pocketed the gains they had built up earlier in the session amid fears over a possible pullback ahead of 8,400 points, dealers said. Smartphone camera lens supplier Largan Precision Co. continued an uptrend amid optimism toward its bottom line, while several other high-tech heavyweights remained stagnant after their ...
Taipei, May 21 (CNA) MediaTek Inc., Taiwan's largest handset chip designer, is expected to post stronger revenue growth in the third quarter thanks to lower-priced chips and improving production capacity, ...
Taipei, May 21 (CNA) Funds poured out of Taiwan for the 11th quarter in the row in the first quarter of 2013 as life insurers bought overseas bonds and individuals increased their investments abroad, Taiwan's central bank reported Monday. In its quarterly review of Taiwan's balance of payments, the central bank said the country ran ...
Taipei, May 21 (CNA) The output of Taiwan's specialty chemicals sector will grow marginally in 2013 despite global economic uncertainties, a government report said Tuesday. The report released by the Industry and Technology Intelligence Services said that the output value of the sector is expected to reach NT$678.54 billion ...
Manila, May 21 (CNA) Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III told local media Tuesday that he is considering discussions with Taiwan on matters related to fishery cooperation to avoid any recurrence of an incident in which a 65-year-old fisherman was shot dead by Philippine marine patrol personnel in overlapping waters of the two countries May 9. Such cooperation would help promote regional ...
Taipei, May 21 (CNA) A total of seven earthquakes struck eastern Taiwan between 12:21 p.m. and 1:16 p.m. Tuesday, with the largest one registering a magnitude of 4.9 on the Richter scale, according to Central Weather Bureau data. No casualties were immediately reported. The quakes, ranging from 3.4 to 4.9 in magnitude, were all centered in Hualien County in eastern Taiwan -- an earthquake prone ...
Official reflagging of the 678-room Gran Meli Hotel Shanghai took place on 15 May 201321th May 2013 - Kempinski Hotels, the oldest European luxury hotel group, has signed an agreement with Shanghai Suncuba Co. Ltd to take over the management of the Gran Meli Hotel Shanghai in Pudong, Shanghai. Opened in February 2010, the hotel was rebranded as Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai on 15 May 2013 and ...
* Taiwan dlr up on foreign investors, exporters; c.bank caps * Won up on offshore funds, exporters; intervention suspected * Baht firm on inflows, short-covering; rate cut views limit (Adds text, updates prices) By Jongwoo Cheon SEOUL, May 21 (Reuters) - The Taiwan dollar and the South Korean won led gains among emerging Asian currencies on Tuesday, as investors ...
Taipei, May 21 (CNA) All parts of Taiwan are likely to see heavy rainfall Tuesday as a stationary weather front continues to affect the country, the Central Weather Bureau said. The bureau predicted that more than 130 millimeters of rain will fall in parts of northern, central, southern and northeastern Taiwan and the outlying Penghu Islands on Tuesday, and could reach up to 200 mm in ...
Taipei, May 21 (CNA) Taiwan's central bank will likely leave interest rates unchanged at its next quarterly policymaking meeting in June despite weak global demand for Taiwan-made ...
Taipei, May 21 (CNA) Shares of Largan Precision Co. continued to move higher Tuesday amid ongoing speculation that the company has secured orders from non-Apple Inc. buyers, such as Samsung Electronics Co., dealers said. The stock has scored significant gains in recent sessions to approach the NT$1,000 ...
Seven main Taiwan-based networking/communication device makers saw the average ratio of pre-tax profit to R&D expenditure continually decline from 0.87 for 2010 to 0.45 for first-quarter 2013, their financial reports have ...
Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 960 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) totaling US$1.558 billion in January-April 2013. The number of projects increased 34.08% on year but the value decreased ...
Taiwan received export orders worth US$35.69 billion in total in April 2013, decreasing by 0.4% on month and by 1.1% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on May ...
China-based Lenovo jumped into the world's 10 largest smartphone vendors for the first quarter and has set an ambitious goal of shipping 60 million smartphones in fiscal year 2013 (April 2013-March 2014), which is expected to benefit Lenovo's existing Taiwan-based ODMs and EMS providers Compal Communications, Foxconn International Holdings, Wistron NeWeb and Qisda, according to ...
Shipments of LCD driver ICs by Taiwan-based IC design houses for the first quarter of 2013 grew 21.6% from a year ago to NT$20.18 billion (US$673.8 million) in value, according to Digitimes Research. Shipments for small-size panel applications, such as smartphones, continued to register strong ...
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Chinese Taipei's Chen Chien-An and Chuang Chih-Yuan upset Hao Shuai and Ma Lin from China to win the men's doubles title at the World Table Tennis Championships here.
Chen and Chuang fought back from one game down to win three in a row but Ma, former Olympic Champion, and Hao Shuai took the fifth before the Chinese Taipei tandem sealed the victory Sunday by taking the sixth 11-8, reports Xinhua.
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