Friday, March 21, 2014
Taiwan and United States will discuss issues related to a possible bilateral investment agreement (BIA) and Taiwan's participation in the negotiations for the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade bloc, in their next round of major trade talks, an official said yesterday.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc. launched their new flagship smartphones in Taiwan Wednesday, intensifying the competition in a market where consumers prefer handsets larger than 5 inches.
The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, gaining NT$0.051 to close at the day's high of NT$30.437 amid worries over the fate of a trade-in-services agreement with China, dealers said.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Thailand is hoping to restore the interest of Taiwanese travelers by introducing incentives that may include a visa waiver program, a Thai tourism official said Tuesday in Taipei.
Taiwan will double its contribution to international food aid this year by donating 17,400 metric tons of rice to 17 countries, the Agriculture and Food Agency said yesterday.
Taiwan has continued to urge the Japanese government to apologize and compensate the Taiwanese nationals who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military during World War II, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday.
China Airlines (華航) and its subsidiary Mandarin Airlines (華信航) held a belated banquet yesterday to celebrate the arrival of the Lunar New Year, with both companies expecting modest improvements in revenues this year amid persisting high fuel prices.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Two Japanese men who were total strangers before they met in Taiwan in February on a trip to express gratitude for Taiwan's aid to their country following the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami traveled to the southern city of Kaohsiung Monday as part of their separate journeys of thanks.
The Republic of China maintains a friendly, close relationship with its diplomatic ally, the Holy See, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Monday in response to reports that Pope Francis hopes to develop friendly ties with China.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday that it is closely monitoring developments on the Crimean peninsula, after Crimeans voted in a referendum a day earlier to break with Ukraine and join Russia.