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Robson beaten in Guangzhou final

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 10:34
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Guangzhou

British number one Laura Robson is beaten 6-3 5-7 6-4 by Su-Wei Hsieh of Chinese Taipei in the final of the Guangzhou Open.
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Taiwan firm gets $500m fine in US

Friday, September 21st 2012, 1:16
related countries: United States United States

AU Optronics, one of Taiwan's biggest firms, is fined $500m (£300m) by a US court for fixing prices of liquid crystal display panels.
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Is Taiwanese democracy changing Chinese students?

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 21:02
related countries: China China

Is Taiwan experience changing Chinese students?
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Taiwan toilet advice stirs debate

Monday, August 27th 2012, 13:18

A Taiwanese minister causes widespread debate on hygiene by suggesting that men should sit down while urinating instead of standing up.
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China in Taiwan investment pact

Friday, August 10th 2012, 1:26
related countries: China China

China and Taiwan have signed an investment protection deal in a bid to allay fears over Taiwanese firms of doing business in China.
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Major chip deal aims to cut costs

Monday, August 6th 2012, 3:23

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company agrees to invest 1.1bn euros in ASML, the world's largest chip equipment maker, in a bid to drive innovation and cut costs.
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VIDEO: Typhoon kills five people in Taiwan

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 15:55

Typhoon Saola triggers landslides and flooding in eastern Taiwan, killing at least five people and injuring 15 more.
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Taiwan slashes growth forecast

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 1:44

Taiwan's economy contracted in the three months to the end of June, as the global slowdown weighed on export-dependent countries.
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China aids rescue of Taiwan crew

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 10:42
related countries: China China, Madagascar Madagascar, Somalia Somalia

A Chinese navy vessel takes the crew of a Taiwanese trawler to safety after they were released by Somali pirates following ransom talks.
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HTC shares slide on sales warning

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 3:22

Shares of Taiwan's HTC fall 7% on the Taiwan Stock Exchange after the firm lowered its sales and profit forecast for the second quarter.
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Death penalty dilemma dividing Taiwan

Monday, June 4th 2012, 0:06

Taiwan debates executions after wrong man was killed
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HTC shares dip on shipment delay

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 9:06
related countries: United States United States

Shares of Taiwan's HTC fall after US customs officials hold up shipments of its new smartphones over a patent dispute.
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VIDEO: Taiwan tourist bus crashes off cliff

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 13:30
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A tourist bus crashes over a cliff in southern Taiwan, injuring 13 South Korean tourists.
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Preserving traditional Chinese printing

Monday, April 30th 2012, 23:17

How Taiwan's last traditional word-smith fights to stay alive
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Beauty pageant in fidelity pledge

Monday, April 30th 2012, 15:14

Contestants at a Taiwan beauty pageant will this year be required not to partake in extra-marital love affairs, the contest's organisers have said.
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Foxconn-owner dips on weak profit

Monday, April 30th 2012, 4:30

Shares in electronics components-maker Hon Hai, which owns Foxconn, dip 7%, after it reports weaker-than-expected profits.
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HTC shares fall as profits tumble

Monday, April 9th 2012, 5:39

Shares of smartphone maker HTC fall on the Taiwan Stock Exchange after a sharp plunge in its profit for the first quarter.
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VIDEO: Taiwan deaths linked to overworking

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 3:50

A string of recent deaths in Taiwan, linked to overwork, has raised questions about the price workers are paying for the country's success.
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Deaths spotlight Taiwan's 'overwork' culture

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 0:54

Taiwan questions its culture of long hours on the job
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Taiwan firm in LCD price fixing

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 1:53
related countries: United States United States

AU Optronics, one of Taiwan's biggest flat screen makers, is found guilty of fixing prices of LCD panels in the US.
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US 'busts major smuggling rings'

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 0:23
related countries: China China, Philippines Philippines, United States United States

The US authorities say they have smashed several major smuggling rings bringing fake goods to the US from China, Taiwan and the Philippines.
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NBA 'Linsanity' grips Taiwan

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 21:20

Ancestral home given new pride by NBA's newest star
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HTC profits up but outlook poor

Monday, February 6th 2012, 12:10

Taiwan smartphone maker HTC reports a 57% jump in annual profits, but it predicts a downbeat start to trading this year.
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Friday, February 3rd 2012, 6:54
related countries: China China

The Chinese government keeps a tight control on the publishing and importation of books, especially those on what it deems sensitive subjects. But in Taiwan, the trade in Chinese language books is thriving.
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Taiwan president wins second term

Saturday, January 14th 2012, 19:40
related countries: China China

Taiwan's incumbent President Ma Ying-jeou wins a second term in office, promising to further improve ties with neighbouring China.
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