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Apple supplier Japan Display to get $700 million bailout from China, Taiwan group: Kyodo

FILE PHOTO – Japan Display Inc’s logo is pictured at its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, August 9, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo TOKYO (Reuters) – Ailing Apple supplier Japan Display Inc will receive up to 80 billion yen ($723 million) in a bailout from a group of Chinese and Taiwanese investors, Kyodo news agency reported. A group including China’s state-backed Silk Road Fund and Taiwanese panel maker TPK Holding Co will inject around 60 billion to 80 billion yen, taking a stake of 30-50 percent in Japan Display, Kyodo said, without…

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Taiwan ‘bikini hiker’ dies on solo climb despite search efforts

Image copyright Facebook/Gigiwu.bgn Image caption The bikini shots from her successful summits had gained her many followers A Taiwanese hiker known for posting bikini clad photos from her summits has died after falling into a ravine during a solo trek. Gigi Wu managed to contact emergency services but bad weather delayed rescue operations, local media reports say. The 36-year-old is thought to have died of hypothermia. She was a popular figure on social media and messages on her Facebook pages pay tribute to her as an inspirational hiker. Ms Wu…

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Apple, Amazon called out for ‘incorrect’ Taiwan, Hong Kong references

TAIPEI/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – One of China’s top government-linked think tanks has called out Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc and other foreign companies for not referring to Hong Kong and Taiwan as part of China in a report that provoked a stern reaction from Taipei. FILE PHOTO: An electronic screen displays the Apple Inc. logo on the exterior of the Nasdaq Market Site following the close of the day’s trading session in New York City, New York, U.S., August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) said…

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Xi Jinping says Taiwan “must and will be” reunited with China

Image copyright Getty Images Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged the people of Taiwan to accept it “must and will be” reunited with China. In a speech marking 40 years since the thaw in cross-strait relation, he reiterated Beijing’s call for peaceful unification on a one-country-two-systems basis. However, he said China reserved the right to use force. While Taiwan is self-governed and de-facto independent, Beijing considers the island to be a breakaway province. The Chinese president said both sides were part of the same Chinese family and that Taiwanese independence…

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Sympathy for overworked Taiwan man who ploughed into Ferraris

Image copyright New Taipei City Police Department Image caption The damages are not covered by Lin Chin-hsiang’s car insurance policy A young Taiwanese man who dozed off in his car and crashed into three Ferraris got the shock of his life when he was told it would cost 12 million Taiwan dollars ($390,000; £310,000) to pay for the repairs. But a public outpouring of support and donations to help him pay what at first seemed an insurmountable sum has stunned the 20 year old. Lin Chin-hsiang’s predicament has gripped Taiwan…

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Taiwan same-sex vote: Polls open in elections

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWang Tien-ming and Ho Hsiang have been together for 33 years Taiwan is voting in a referendum on whether to become the first place in Asia to legalise gay marriage. The top court ruled in favour of same-sex marriage, giving parliament two years to amend laws or pass new ones. But surveys last week suggest the country will vote against the change. The issue is one of 10 voters are being asked to consider, including one inflaming tensions with China: how they…

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China’s ties with Taiwan chip firms under scrutiny as U.S. trade war heats up

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Washington’s decision to cut off U.S. supplies to a Chinese chip-maker spotlights mounting tensions over China’s drive to be a global player in computer chips and the ways in which Taiwan companies are helping it get there. FILE PHOTO: Men walk past a signboard of chipmaker United Microelectronics Corp (UMC) in Hsinchu, Taiwan January 10, 2006. REUTERS/Richard Chung/File Photo Shut out of major global semiconductor deals in recent years, China has been quietly strengthening cooperation with Taiwan chip firms by encouraging the transfer of chip-making expertise into…

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U.S. indicts Chinese, Taiwan firms for targeting Micron trade secrets

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department unveiled an indictment against two companies based in China and Taiwan and three individuals on Thursday, saying they conspired to steal trade secrets from U.S. semiconductor company Micron Technology Inc (MU.O) relating to its research and development of memory storage device products. The charges against Taiwan-based United Microelectronics Corp (2303.TW), China state-owned Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit, Co, Ltd and three individuals mark the fourth case brought by the Justice Department since September as part of a broader crackdown against alleged Chinese espionage on…

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Golf: American Korda wins maiden LPGA title in Taiwan

FILE PHOTO: Golf – Women’s British Open – Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, Lytham Saint Annes, Britain – August 3, 2018 Nelly Korda of the U.S. in action during the second round Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff TAIPEI (Reuters) – American Nelly Korda shot a flawless four-under-par 68 in the final round to win her maiden LPGA title by two strokes at the Swinging Skirts Taiwan Championship on Sunday. The 20-year-old daughter of former Australian Open tennis champion Petr Korda shared the overnight lead with local hope Wei-Ling…

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Exclusive: Chinese women golfers told to pull out of Taiwan event – sources

(Reuters) – Chinese players on the elite U.S. professional women’s golf tour have pulled out of this week’s tournament in Taiwan at the 11th hour, after being told by someone “high up” in China to skip the event, sources familiar with the situation told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Golf – Women’s British Open – Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, Lytham Saint Annes, Britain – August 2, 2018 China’s Shanshan Feng in action during the first round Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff They said world number nine Shanshan Feng and…

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