Okinawa lobbies Japanese Govt. for renewed negotiations over US base construction

Okinawa Governor Tamaki was in Tokyo this week, successfully pressing the government for new talks By Duncan DeAeth,Taiwan News, Staff Writer 2018/11/07 17:58 Preliminary construction at the Henoko site in Okinawa (By Associated Press) TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The local government of Okinawa, headed by Prefectural Governor Denny Tamaki has successfully lobbied with the central Japanese government to …

John Liu becomes first Taiwan-born US state senator

John Liu has become the first Taiwan-born US state senator after winning a seat in NY Senate District 11 By Keoni Everington,Taiwan News, Staff Writer 2018/11/07 13:12 (Photo from John C. Liu Facebook page) TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American politician John Liu  (劉醇逸) today became the first Taiwan-born U.S. state senator after he won his race for …

Taiwan's UMC freezes ties with Chinese firm in response to US sanctions

UMC stops R&D activity with Chinese firm after it was banned from buying U.S. products on national security grounds By Scott Morgan,Taiwan News, Staff Writer 2018/11/01 17:58 (Image from UMC’s webste) TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s second-largest contract chipmaker United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC, 聯華電子) has frozen its dealings with Chinese state-owned semiconductor firm Fujian Jinhua Integrated …

Japanese are reportedly true developers of China's Huawei cellphones

A Chinese journalist revealed that the geniuses behind Huawei phones are Japanese engineers By Huang Tzu-ti,Taiwan News, Staff Writer 2018/10/30 15:29 Signs promoting Huawei (Photo/AP) TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For all the buzz about Huawei Technologies Co. being “the pride of China,” underscored recently by a Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman suggesting Donald Trump should exchange his …

China's artificial moon aims to replace streetlights, conserve energy and money

China is preparing to launch the world’s first artificial moon to illuminate the urban of Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province by 2020 By Alicia Nguyen,Taiwan News, Staff Writer 2018/10/23 12:35 Blood moon in Taiwan’s night sky. (By Central News Agency) TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s first artificial moon, which is scheduled to put in orbit above …