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      May 27, 2016

      Taiwan GDP revision shows better Q1, worse Q4

      Taiwan’s economy shrank less than previously thought in the first quarter, according to new figures from its statistics...

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      May 23, 2016

      Charges dropped against 126 student protesters in Taiwan

      The new administration in Taipei is wasting no time in distancing itself from its predecessor. In the first...

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    1. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Taiwan's new president creates Truth and Reconciliation Commission

      Taiwan’s new president Tsai Ing-wen announced plans today for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to address the...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      May 4, 2016

      May the fourth be with you

      Fans dressed as movie Star Wars characters to cerebrate on the Star Wars Day in Taipei, Taiwan ...

    3. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Taiwan's recession deepens as GDP shrinks for a third quarter

      The Taiwanese economy shrank more than expected in the first quarter, suggesting tighter links to a slowing China...

    4. April 12, 2016

      Taiwan calls for release of citizens ‘abducted’ by Beijing

      Taiwan has accused China of abducting more than 40 of its citizens from Kenya as cross-strait relations come under...

    5. March 24, 2016

      Taiwan pushes island credentials of South China Sea outpost

      As the C130 Hercules makes a bumpy landing on Taiwan-controlled Taiping island, a small tropical outcrop little longer...

    6. March 11, 2016

      Buddha’s return belies tensions between Beijing and Taipei

      The head of a Buddha statue stolen from northern China 20 years ago has been given back to Beijing by a religious...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      March 2, 2016

      Have wheels, will ride

      People view different bicycle models during the Taipei International Cycle Show in Taipei, Taiwan ...

    8. February 21, 2016

      Taiwan turns to museum diplomacy to boost global standing

      Blocked by Beijing from maintaining diplomatic ties with most of the world and barred from many global organisations,...

    9. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      Sharp jumps 25% on reports of taking FoxConn offer

      Sharp shares resumed trading after the lunchbreak in Japan and leapt as much as 25.6 per cent following reports the...

    10. February 3, 2016

      Taiwan’s Asus on a quest for a new life as the PC era fades

      In 1998, as Russia’s Mir space station travelled hundreds of miles above the earth, Jonney Shih was monitoring its...

    11. January 20, 2016

      ‘Chairman Chang’ leaves legacy in shipping

      Taiwan’s Evergreen Group has said its staff were “deeply grieved and saddened” following news of the death of Chang...

    12. January 18, 2016

      China spurs volatile offshore renminbi trade

      Traders often compare speculation with a balloon; squeeze one part and the air just bulges out elsewhere. The analogy...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      January 15, 2016

      Sharp eyed

      A member of the Taiwanese honour guard takes part in a change of duty ceremony at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      January 14, 2016

      Temple in Taipei

      A man holding incense sticks as he prays at a temple in Taipei ...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      January 12, 2016

      Longshan prayers

      A woman burns incense sticks as people gather for morning prayers at Longshan temple in Taipei, Taiwan on Tuesday ...

    16. December 11, 2015

      Women of 2015: Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwanese presidential candidate

      The last time a woman ran a Chinese-majority nation was at the turn of the eighth century, when the fierce empress Wu...

    17. November 22, 2015

      How important is the semiconductor industry to Taiwan?

      How important is the semiconductor industry to Taiwan? There are three main stages of semiconductor production: first...

    18. November 6, 2015

      Taiwan: China’s ever tighter embrace

      On the same day the student-led “umbrella revolution” erupted in Hong Kong in September 2014, Chinese President Xi...

    19. November 4, 2015

      President Xi’s historic gesture to Taiwan

      Often overused, the word “historic” richly applies to the upcoming meeting between Xi Jinping, China’s president, and...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      September 28, 2015

      Taipei typhoon

      People hold their umbrellas while walking against strong winds caused by Typhoon Dujuan in Taipei, Taiwan, on Monday ...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      August 18, 2015

      Performing the Antham to the Fading Flowers

      Dancers from the “Legend Lin Dance Theatre” perform Li-chen Linís’ classic work “Hymne aux Fleurs qui Passent, Anthem...

    22. August 13, 2015

      Smartphone maker HTC to cut 15% of staff

      The ailing Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has revealed plans to cut 15 per cent of its workforce soon after warning of...

    23. August 7, 2015

      HTC sinks 10% as loss projections balloon

      Shares in HTC fell by a tenth to their lowest level in a decade on Friday after the Taiwanese smartphone maker forecast...

    24. June 9, 2015

      HTC shares tumble after slashed sales forecast

      Renewed turmoil at HTC is casting a shadow over the once highly regarded Taiwanese smartphone maker, which has fallen...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      June 8, 2015

      Flat top dog

      A dog is groomed at a pet shop in Taipei, Taiwan, on Monday. The flat top hairstyle on small dogs takes about 2 hours...

    26. May 4, 2015

      China-Taiwan ties in focus as Xi Jinping meets KMT chairman

      The chairmen of the Chinese Communist party and Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang party have met for the first time in six...

    27. April 13, 2015

      China rejects Taiwan as AIIB founding member

      China has rejected Taiwan’s application to join its new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as a founding member,...

    28. February 4, 2015

      At least 16 killed in Taiwan air crash

      TAIPEI — A TransAsia Airways plane with 58 passengers and crew on board cartwheeled into a river shortly after taking...

    29. January 23, 2015

      The Slow Lane: An urban stage for nature’s grandest acts

      Forty minutes by metro from the dense conglomeration of neon signs, street markets, scooters, mobile phone franchises,...

    30. January 1, 2015

      Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra, National Performing Arts Centre, Taipei — review

      The words “New Year’s Eve” and “Schoenberg” rarely appear in the same sentence, but by some quirk of fate (and a rather...

    31. December 11, 2014

      Apple supplier Wintek shutters China plants

      Taiwanese group Wintek, formerly a major supplier of touchscreens for Apple’s iPhone and iPad, has shuttered two plants...

    32. November 29, 2014

      Taiwan premier resigns after opposition wins local elections

      Taiwan’s premier has resigned after the opposition party swept local elections that were viewed as a litmus test for...

    33. November 27, 2014

      ThyssenKrupp unveils new directions for lifts – to the left and right

      The design of skyscrapers could be transformed by a cable-free elevator which is powered by magnets and moves...

    34. October 19, 2014

      The Academic Week Ahead

      Monday – October 20 Consider an EMBA The Financial Times Global Executive MBA 2014 ranking publishes today. Find out...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      October 10, 2014

      Colourful hats in Taipei

      Sam Yehsam/Afp Participants in coordinated colours wave national flags during Taiwan’s National Day celebrations in...

    36. October 5, 2014

      Women in Business – ShaoLan Hsueh, MBA graduate

      ShaoLan Hsueh is an MBA graduate of National Chenghi University in Taiwan and founder of Chineasy, a social project for...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      August 28, 2014

      Tapei angel

      Wally Santana/AP An employee wearing a pair of wings waits for her shift to end in the Ximendin fashion district in...

    38. August 28, 2014

      Hong Kong anti-corruption agents raid media mogul Jimmy Lai’s home

      Hong Kong authorities have raided the home of Jimmy Lai, the media tycoon and fierce critic of the Chinese government,...

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