Taipei Times: Virus may push production to Taiwan

The 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak is expected to drive more multinational companies to shift their production bases from China in a bid to mitigate the effects of supply chain disruption, benefiting nations like Taiwan and Vietnam, DBS Bank Ltd (星展銀行) said on Thursday. The outbreak is creating uncertainty for companies in the Chinese market and […]

Is Changing the Name of China Airlines on the Cards?

SETN is reporting that when asked about changing the name of China Airlines to avoid confusion overseas, Transport Minister Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) replied that although the Transport Ministry is the largest shareholder in the airline, it would be better to get a consensus with the general public, then discuss the issue. Clearly Taiwan having a […]

Focus Taiwan: Taiwan to launch first indigenous rocket Feb. 13

Taipei, Feb. 10 (CNA) Taiwan’s first domestically built rocket, the HAPITH-1, will be launched in the eastern county of Taitung on Feb. 13, the developer Taiwan Innovative Space Inc. (TiSPACE), said Monday. The rocket will be launched at 6 a.m. in the county’s Nantian Village, home to a community of the indigenous Paiwan people, and […]

Quartz: China tried to threaten Taiwan by weaponizing tourism, but it didn’t work

… According to Taiwan’s tourism bureau, the number of foreign visitors to Taiwan in 2019 hit a record 11.84 million, a 7% increase from the previous year and the sharpest annual jump since 2014. Visitors from China, meanwhile, increased 0.5% from the previous year. This came despite an announcement by Beijing in August that it […]