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  1. 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 Taipei,...

  2. 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, in...

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  1. FT Photo Diary

    July 22, 2014

    Taipei braces itself for Typhoon Matmo

    Mandy Cheng/AFP/Getty Pedestrians shield themselves from the rain with umbrellas as they cross a street in Taipei. Typhoon...

  2. May 16, 2014

    Vietnam government’s role under scrutiny as factories face rebuilding task

    Fires still burned as Richard Tsai edged through the charred ruin of his Taiwanese-owned bicycle parts factory outside...

  3. FT Photo Diary

    April 28, 2014

    Taipei demonstrators pelted with water

    Minshen Lin/Reuters Police use a water cannon to disperse demonstrators protesting the construction of a fourth nuclear...

  4. March 30, 2014

    Thousands of Taiwanese rally against closer ties with China

    Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gathered in central Taipei on Sunday in support of students who have occupied...

  5. March 2, 2014

    Women at business school – Ruby Chen, deputy director exec ed

    Ruby Chen is deputy director of executive education at Ceibs in China, which she joined in 2011. Prior to this, Ms Chen...

  6. FT Photo Diary

    February 28, 2014

    Pandas in Taipei

    Patrick Lin/Reuters Papier mâché pandas created by French artist Grangeon are displayed outside Taipei City Hall as part of...

  7. January 30, 2014

    New York Times reporter Austin Ramzy forced to leave China

    Austin Ramzy, the Beijing-based New York Times journalist, was forced to leave China on Thursday after Beijing refused to...

  8. January 27, 2014

    Former activist Chen Chu battles to revive Taiwan port city

    As a young democracy activist, Chen Chu was thrown into jail for opposing the military dictatorship that ruled Taiwan until...

  9. January 23, 2014

    China joins Davos drive to cut green trade barriers

    China has joined the US, EU and Japan in a new push to lower tariffs and other trade barriers on the $1tn global annual...

  10. January 13, 2014

    Acer outlines software and service plan

    The two top executives of PC maker Acer wore matching pink shirts and nearly identical hair cuts and glasses as they...

  11. January 6, 2014

    HTC: hanging on

    Burying bad news is far from rare, although any company that publishes updates on a Sunday afternoon – as HTC did – should...

  12. December 26, 2013

    Apple fined in Taiwan for price restrictions

    TAIPEI, December 26 – Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission fined Apple $666,700 for restricting the prices charged by local...

  13. December 17, 2013

    Caribbean in crisis: Chequebook diplomacy

    The leaders of eight Caribbean nations toasted a new friend at a private luncheon this summer at Port of Spain, the capital...

  14. MBA blog

    December 10, 2013

    My upcoming MBA trek to India

    It is the second year of my MBA. Next week is finals week. Then after winter break, I begin my final semester. Before I...

  15. December 1, 2013

    Japan to take up spat over China air zone with US

    Japanese politicians will take up their anxieties over China’s controversial new air defence zone with US vice-president Joe...

  16. November 21, 2013

    Taiwan’s Acer struggles to redefine its niche

    The travails of Taiwanese PC maker Acer are on clear display in the neon-lit alleyways of the Guanghua electronics market in...

  17. November 15, 2013

    Taiwan loses African ally as Gambia cuts ties

    The west African nation of Gambia says it has cut off relations with Taiwan, deepening the small island’s diplomatic...

  18. November 13, 2013

    Foxconn profits beat expectations

    Electronics manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry beat expectations for profits in the third quarter when new products...

  19. November 10, 2013

    Master in Management’s popularity rises in the east

    Until 2008 the world of business education was a relatively simple one. The one leading economic and political superpower...

  20. November 5, 2013

    Just how badly is HTC doing? Look no further than its accounts payable

    Rihanna gives away a personalised HTC phone on stage How badly is smartphone maker HTC doing? By many measures, very badly....

  21. October 29, 2013

    Cities compete to be global centre of renminbi trading

    For a currency that is still largely controlled by the state and grants its holders few investment options, the renminbi has...

  22. October 23, 2013

    HTC scales back production lines as cash flow worsens

    TAOYUAN, Taiwan, October 23 – Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has halted at least one of its four main manufacturing lines,...

  23. October 13, 2013

    Reinsurers fight ‘too big to fail’ label

    The world’s biggest reinsurance companies are battling harder to convince watchdogs that they are not too big to fail, in a...

  24. FT Photo Diary

    October 10, 2013

    Show and turmoil in Taiwan

    Mandy Cheng/AFP Students perform during celebrations to mark National Day in Taipei on Thursday. In a speech on the same...

  25. October 10, 2013

    Ma calls for closer China ties amid protest

    Taiwan’s embattled president Ma Ying-jeou has urged the nation to improve its co-operation with China and liberalise its...

  26. beyondbrics

    October 10, 2013

    Asia's housing bubbles put UK in shade

    My bubble's bigger than your bubble Rising house prices and property bubbles are something of a UK obsession. But for all...

  27. FT Photo Diary

    October 8, 2013

    Taiwan's national day preparations

    Chiang Ying-ying/AP Taiwanese children cover their heads to keep the sun off during a rehearsal for National Day...

  28. October 7, 2013

    Asia’s TV manufacturers change channel on strategy

    Taipei café owner Wei Peng-Jeng is an avid viewer of television series, but the small screen that he watches them on is far...

  29. FT Photo Diary

    September 25, 2013

    Working the hydraulic press

    Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty A worker activates an hydraulic press at a waste paper collection outlet in Hong Kong on Wednesday....

  30. September 20, 2013

    Tsai Ming-liang talks about ‘Stray Dogs’

    There are all sorts of silences in cinema. Some silences, holding in thrall both movie and audience, can be like a meeting...

  31. August 16, 2013

    Island-hopping around Taiwan

    I was standing on top of a cliff looking at a loudspeaker the size of a small block of flats facing out to sea. There was...

  32. FT Tech Hub

    August 8, 2013

    Acer cools on touchscreen notebooks

    Acer, the Taiwanese computer company, has struggled for a while to sell enough computers to stay profitable, but investors...

  33. beyondbrics

    August 6, 2013

    Fonterra chief's China slip: don't forget the 'People's' part

    One of the corollaries to Orwell’s famous six rules for good writing is “never use three words when two will do”....

  34. FT Photo Diary

    August 2, 2013

    Friday fracas in Taiwan

    Wally Santana/AP Lawmakers fight each other on the legislature floor in Taipei, Taiwan on Friday. They exchanged punches and...

  35. FT Photo Diary

    July 23, 2013

    Roadworks warning system in Taipei

    Wally Santana/AP An innovative roadworks warning system in Taipei, Taiwan ...

  36. beyondbrics

    July 16, 2013

    ADB: three months is a long time

    Snap! The Asian Development Bank has followed the IMF in nudging down its numbers for developing Asia. Both institutions...

  37. July 12, 2013

    Tuned out

    Taipei, by Tao Lin, Canongate, RRP£9.99 / Vintage, RRP$14.95, 272 pages “At some point, maybe 20 minutes after he’d begun...

  38. beyondbrics

    July 12, 2013

    Taiwan: bribery report hits nerve

    When Transparency International reported this week that a third of Taiwanese said they paid a bribe last year to get...

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