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Exports surge amid shortages – Taipei Times

NO SIGN OF SLOWING: A statistics official said that shortages of components and shipping delays have prompted firms to build up inventories and increase prices By Crystal Hsu / Staff reporter Exports last month soared…


US bill to pressure China on trade, support Taiwan

US senators on Thursday unveiled broad legislation on China that would step up pressure over Beijing’s alleged theft of intellectual property and solidify US ties with Taiwan. In a rare bipartisan initiative in the polarized…




Real-estate taxes clear Legislative Yuan

REACHING BACK: The changes, aimed at preventing individuals from creating entities to avoid capital gains taxes, would apply retroactively to transactions dating to 2016 The Legislative Yuan yesterday approved amendments to the Income Tax Act…


Legislature pans Myanmar strife – Taipei Times

TAKING A STAND: With thousands of Burmese migrants and immigrants in Taiwan, the nation has a responsibility to denounce the violent crackdown, a legislator said By Chien Hui-ju and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporter, with…


Lin could lead change in TRA’s mindset

By Chen Chi-yuan 陳紀元 The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) has just had another major accident, this time involving the Taroko Express, the cruel irony being that it was caused by a subcontractor working on the…



Spring travel – Taipei Times

Taipei Deputy Mayor Tsai Ping-kun, second row center, Taipei Department of Information and Tourism Commissioner Liu Yi-ting, second row left, and performers yesterday pose for a photograph at the Taipei City Government booth on the…


Iran frees SK ship held in dispute over funds

CONVENIENT TIMING: Iran and world powers were to resume negotiations in Vienna to break a standoff over US sanctions after Trump abandoned a nuclear accord with Tehran AP, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates A South Korean…


Kim Jong-un warns of worst-ever crisis

BEIJING BAILOUT: Pyongyang’s economic woes would not lead to famine because China will not let that happen due to its fear of a pro-US unified Korea, experts say North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called…


Nanya posts best profit in three quarters

SUPPLY CONSTRAINTS: The firm is close to finalizing contract negotiations for the second quarter, its president said, adding that prices would rise month by month By Lisa Wang / Staff reporter DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology…