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Apple warns its suppliers about China following Pelosi Taiwan visit

August 7th, 2022

Ripple effects are continuing to multiply after the controversial visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan just a few days ago. That visit sparked furious saber-rattling from China, for example, and even had some people fretting about WWIII. Fortunately, the worst-case fears about the Pelosi Taiwan visit didn’t come to pass. But that’s …

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Believe it or not, one country has gone 200 days without a COVID-19 case

October 29th, 2020

Most every coronavirus update these days is a frightful summation of more pain to come from the pandemic this winter, but there’s one country that’s beaten back the coronavirus to a truly impressive degree. Taiwan, an island nation of 23 million people, has not recorded a local COVID-19 case in 200 days. Moreover, Taiwan has …

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Woman complaining of eye pain had four live bees in her eye, doctors say

April 25th, 2019

When a 28-year-old woman arrived at Taiwan’s Fooyin University Hospital with complaints of eye pain, doctors approached it like a normal, run-of-the-mill case of eye discomfort. Her eye, which was badly swollen, was unable to completely shut, so Dr. Hong Chi Ting peered into the small slit between her eyelid and cheek. That’s when he …

Huawei announces global availability of the Ascend P1 smartphone

April 18th, 2012

Huawei on Wednesday announced global availability of its flagship Ascend P1 smartphone. The Android 4.0-powered handset will be available in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Australia by May, in Latin America by June and in Europe for the summer, with availability in other markets to follow. “The global availability of the Ascend P1, which combines smart features …

Hong Kong iPhone 4S pre-orders sell out in 10 minutes, analyst says

November 7th, 2011

Apple iPhone 4S pre-orders in Hong Kong sold out within just 10 minutes, analyst Brian White with Ticonderoga Securities said Monday in a note to investors. Pre-orders began last Friday and the phone will officially land in stores this Friday. White estimates that the Chinese market will be key to Apple’s continued growth. The analyst believes …

HTC now the most valuable brand in Taiwan

October 7th, 2011

HTC recently surpassed Acer as the most valuable international technology brand in Taiwan, according to Taiwan Economic News. The accolade was awarded to HTC by Taiwan’s External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and the Bureau of Foreign Trade. The company’s brand is now valued at $3.6 billion, up from just $1.37 billion last year. The Taiwan-based …

HTC shares tumble after company infringes on Apple’s patents

July 18th, 2011

Shares of HTC’s stock closed down 3.9% at T$871 on Monday, just three days after the the U.S. International Trade Commission announced that the Taiwanese company was guilty of infringing on two of Apple’s patents. The patents were related to a “system and method for performing an action on a structure in computer-generated data,” and …

Apple initiates seven day app return policy in Taiwan

July 15th, 2011

Apple has initiated a new seven day return policy in Taiwan in accordance with the country’s consumer protection laws, MacRumors reported on Friday. Taiwanese iTunes App Store customers can now receive a full refund on purchased applications within a seven day window after the purchase date. Specifically, Apple’s iTunes App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App …

Apple dumps Samsung; next-gen A6 chip to be manufactured by TSMC, report claims

July 15th, 2011

Apple may have just hit Samsung where it hurts as the two companies continue their ongoing legal battles over patents. Apple, said to be the largest buyer of Samsung components, will not use Samsung to build its next-generation A6 processor, Reuters reports. Instead, Taiwan-based TSMC has reportedly been contracted to build the chip, which is …

Imminent wage increase to benefit 1 million laborers in Taiwan

April 23rd, 2011

Taiwan’s minister of the Counsel of Labor Affairs (CLA) on Thursday announced her intentions to raise the nation’s basic wage for public workers by over 3%. CLA minister Jennifer Wang remarked that despite a 3.47% increase to Taiwan’s basic wage last year, the planned 3% pay hike for public workers should be increased further still. Wang argues …