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Chinese wind energy firm in Oxford fake awards scam, report says.

A Chinese wind power firm has apparently fallen victim to a scam that traded on the University of Oxford’s name to sell fake awards to companies, according to media reports. State-run Longyuan Power Group allegedly paid for the made-up award of “Best Enterprise” in 2011 from the Europe Business Assembly, ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Concerns increase in Wisconsin over deal for Foxconn plant.

— Concerns are increasing among lawmakers and others in Wisconsin over what incentives the state may offer to become the first U.S. home of Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn. Little has been revealed about what tax breaks, subsidies, free land and other financial incentives or promises Republican Gov. Scott Walker and ...

- SFGate - US

How Facebook might take on the Amazon Echo.

It's official, nearly every major tech company wants to put a listening device in your home,or as they call it, a smart speaker. The latest? Facebook. SEE ALSO: Amazon's Echo Show has video streaming feature that plays Jimmy Fallon, CNN, CNBC, and more That's the chatter coming from Asia, where much of Silicon Valley's ...

- Mashable! - US

Deep Dive: Emerging markets fund manager favors Bangladesh and Kenya, and avoids Korea and Taiwan.

Sandra Ackermann-Schaufler of SEI Investments says countries in 'frontier markets' can have superior growth to emerging-market countries.

- Marketwatch - US

Facebook reportedly building smart speaker with touch screen.

Facebook may launch its own smart home gadget to get you messaging more friends and looking at more photos. DigiTimes reports from Taiwan that Facebook is building a 15-inch touch screen smart speaker. Citing sources from the “upstream supply chain”, Chinese iPhone manufacturer Pegatron is building the device ...

- TechCrunch - US

Thai police arrest Chinese and Taiwanese in telephone scam.

BANGKOK " Police in Thailand say they have arrested 44 people " 19 Chinese citizens and 25 Taiwanese " suspected of running a telephone scam.The suspects made calls over the internet in which they claimed to be banking officials...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Toshiba board to meet Wednesday, weigh offers for chip unit: source.

TOKYO - Toshiba Corp's board is set to meet on Wednesday to weigh three offers for its chip unit, including bids from Western Digital and Taiwan's Foxconn in addition to one by a consortium which was previously a clear favorite, a source familiar with the matter said.

- Reuters - US

China opens a movie theater for civilians on its disputed island in the South China Sea.

Thomson ReutersBEIJING - China has opened its southernmost cinema on a disputed island in the South China Sea, state media said, part on an on-going effort to build up civilian infrastructure and assert Beijing's sovereignty.The cinema is on Woody Island in the Paracels, which are also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan, and is ...

- Business Insider - US

50,000 expected at Hong Kong’s first e-sports and music festival.

Some 50,000 video gamers and K-pop fans, including 5,000 tourists, are expected to attend Hong Kong’s first e-sports and music festival from August 4 to 6 as the city seeks to broaden its appeal to free-spending young people amid a tourism downturn. Twenty former world champions of the online game League of Legends ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

TAIWAN: We're prepared to defend against China if necessary.

REUTERS/Pichi ChuangTAIPEI - Taiwan is prepared to defend itself against China if necessary, the self-ruled island's defense ministry said on Tuesday, in a strongly worded response to recent flybys by Chinese warplanes near the island China claims as a wayward province. "The People's Liberation Army has never given up on ...

- Business Insider - US

Five-day ordeal ends for Australian brokerage staff in Shanghai.

Three Chinese and Taiwanese staff members of an Australian currency brokerage who were held against their will by angry investors in Shanghai are freed by police after five days.

- ABC News - AU

Taiwan looks back on 130-year railway legacy initiated by colonial ruler Japan

This year marks the 130th anniversary of the start of construction of Taiwan's first railway, back when the island was part of China's Qing Dynasty ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Foxconn Considering A $7 Billion Flat Panel Factory In The United States

Foxconn may not be a household name, but the odds are pretty good that you're reading this post on a device that the company made or assembled under contract for companies like Acer, Dell, and Apple. The Taiwanese company does most of its manufacturing in mainland China, but is considering building a $7 billion factory ...

- The Consumerist - US

Cash machine hacked in five minutes

After cash machines were hacked in Thailand and Taiwan in 2016, Click asks if it could happen again.

- BBC - UK

Taiwan seen as a vulnerable target as foreign terror threat grows

Taiwan seen as a vulnerable target as foreign terror threat grows...

- MENAFN - JO

China opens cinema on island also claimed by Taiwan, Vietnam

China has opened a movie theater on a disputed island in the South China Sea, a state-owned publication reported.

- UPI - US

China says it wants to 'maintain stability' in the disputed South China Sea

Reuters/Erik de CastroBANGKOK - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday Beijing wanted to maintain stability in the South China Sea as it seeks alliances in the region amid tensions in the disputed waters. The United States has criticized China for disregarding international law by the construction and ...

- Business Insider - US

Apple Supplier Foxconn Looks at Producing Display Panels in Wisconsin

Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group, which assembles Apple's iPhones, is nearing a decision to invest in Wisconsin and could hold an event in Washington, D.C., as soon as this week to discuss U.S. investment plans.

- Wall Street Journal - US

The Wall Street Journal: Apple supplier Foxconn nearing decision about producing display panels in Wisconsin

Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group, which assembles Apple Inc.'s iPhones, is nearing a decision to invest in Wisconsin and could hold an event in Washington, D.C., as soon as this week to discuss U.S. investment plans, people familiar with the matter said.

- Marketwatch - US

Thai cops bust $3 million phone scam gang

A gang of 44 people from China and Taiwan have been arrested in Thailand for running an elaborate phone scam that conned $3 million from scores of victims, police said Monday.

- PhysOrg - NL

NRA to put radiation posts on Tsushima, Yonaguni to monitor atomic plants in South Korea and Taiwan

The Nuclear Regulation Authority will open new radiation monitoring posts Tsushima Island in Nagasaki Prefecture and Yonaguni Island in Okinawa to broaden its ability to ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Thai cops bust $3mn phone scam gang

Bangkok, Thailand, Jul 24 - A gang of 44 people from China and Taiwan have been arrested in Thailand for running an elaborate phone scam that conned $3 million from scores of victims, police said Monday. Raids on houses in the capital Bangkok and the sleazy resort town of Pattaya snared the well-organised gang, whose

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Trump's team wrongly refer to Chinese leader as the president of Taiwan

Trump's team wrongly refer to Chinese leader as the president of Taiwan...

- MENAFN - JO

Japan plans two remote-isle radiation monitors targeting nuke plants in South Korea, Taiwan

Japan's nuclear safety watchdog will strengthen the monitoring of radiation potentially spread in the wake of overseas nuclear power plant accidents, sources close to the ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Rust Belt, other U.S. states seen vying for big Foxconn display panel factory

Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn's plan to build a display panel factory in the U.S. has sparked a flurry of lobbying by states vying to land ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Taiwan's Taoists protest against curbs on incense and firecrackers

Taoists call it a crucial part of their religion, but the government is trying to reduce pollution.

- BBC - UK

Taiwanese wanted for drug trafficking tries to bribe BI officials

Immigration officials have nabbed a Taiwanese man wanted in his home country for drug trafficking.

- GMA News - PH

Thousands protest call to curb incense burning in Taiwan

TAIPEI, July 23 — The sound of clanging cymbals and blaring horns filled downtown Taipei today as thousands marched in a colourful Taoist procession, protesting a government call to cut back on the burning of incense sticks. About 100 temples...

- The Malay Mail - MY

US states vie for big Foxconn display panel factory

Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn's plan to build a display panel factory in the U.S. has sparked a flurry of lobbying by states vying to land what some economic development officials … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Indonesian President Joko Widodo orders police to shoot drug dealers to tackle 'narcotics emergency'

The order came a week after Indonesian police shot dead a Taiwanese man in a town near the capital Jakarta.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

US states vie for big Foxconn display panel factory

LANSING, Mich. — Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn's plan to build a display panel factory in the U.S. has sparked a flurry of lobbying by states vying to land what some economic development officials say is a once-in-a-generation prize.

- Billings Gazette - US

Typhoon warning as Hong Kong Observatory issues No 1 signal

The Hong Kong Observatory issued the typhoon signal No 1, a standby signal, on Saturday afternoon. Tropical depression Roke was south of Taiwan at 2pm, about 500km from Hong Kong, with the low pressure system expected to pass over the city by Sunday. The warning was unlikely to be upgraded to a No 3 signal on Saturday. ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Japan, Taiwan scramble fighters in response to Chinese bombers

Japan and Taiwan scrambled fighter jets after China flew a squadron of strategic bombers over the western Pacific, according to a Taiwanese press report.

- UPI - US

South Korea retains slim hope of William Jones Cup glory after beating Japan

SOUTH Korea have kept alive their hopes of winning the William Jones Cup in Taiwan – but Canada and Lithuania remain the title favourites. The post South Korea retains slim hope of William Jones Cup glory after beating Japan appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Taiwan scrambles jets to monitor military planes from mainland China in air defence zone

Taipei has released two photos of Beijing military planes flying over the East China Sea near the island after it scrambled fighter jets to monitor them on Thursday. Beijing sent H-6 bombers, Y-8 electronic intelligence aircraft and Y-8 jammer aircraft to conduct long-range drills in the island’s air ­defence ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Taiwan says Chinese aircraft flew near island in military exercise

TAIPEI, July 21 — China flew several fighter and reconnaissance aircraft near Taiwan in a training exercise, the self-ruled island's defence ministry said today. Despite decades of growing trade across the Taiwan Strait, China has never...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Hong Kong and Taiwan police bust love scam syndicate in joint operation

Police from Hong Kong and Taiwan have busted a syndicate running online romance scams which duped Taiwanese women out of over HK$77 million, according to Taiwan’s official news agency. The racket, based in Taiwan, swindled 127 Taiwanese womenover the past 12 months, the Central News Agency reported on Friday. The ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Taiwan says Chinese aircraft flew near island in military exercise

TAIPEI - China flew several fighter and reconnaissance aircraft near Taiwan in a training exercise, the self-ruled island's defense ministry said on Friday.

- Reuters - US

Weak Rules, Little Punishment Lead to Fistfights in Taiwan’s Parliament

For five consecutive sessions this month, Taiwan’s legislature received world attention, not for any laws it passed, but because of the violent brawls that erupted in the legislative chambers. Such scuffles, which are not infrequent, have shaken parliament because of weak rules and tacit agreements to avoid punishing ...

- Voice of America - US

The long-term cost of sexual harassment

When news recently broke that multiple women have accused 500 Startups founder Dave McClure of sexual harassment, I felt like I'd been punched in the stomach. In 2015, I was propositioned and groped by a 500 Startups venture partner named Tristan Pollock during an event here in Taipei while working as a contributor for ...

- TechCrunch - US

Wisconsin working on incentives to lure Foxconn to state

Wisconsin is working on a package of incentives to lure Taiwanese iPhone manufacturer Foxconn to the state as part of a deal that two state lawmakers said Thursday they believe could come as soon as the end of the month.

- PhysOrg - NL

85 on trial for cross-border telecom fraud

A total of 85 suspects stood trial in Beijing from Tuesday to Thursday, in a cross-border telecom fraud case. More than 70 suspects, including 44 Taiwan residents, were arrested in Kenya and extradited to China in April 2016, according to Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court. The suspects pleaded guilty to cheating 185 ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

After a Famed Prisoner Dies in China, Taiwan Fears for Another

Friends and family of Lee Ming-cheh, a rights advocate from Taiwan who disappeared into mainland custody in March, see parallels between him and Liu Xiaobo.

- New York Times - US

Film Review: 'Mon Mon Mon Monsters'

Teenage bullying and supernatural horror neatly combine in this juicy outing from talented Taiwanese filmmaker Giddens Ko.

- Variety - US

Bellicose China mounting expansionist policy: Republican Party

"While tensions between China and Taiwan have persisted since the 1950s, China has now mounted an aggressive and expansionist policy towards other nations in the region in order to enlarge their sphere of influence," the Republican Study Committee said in its report yesterday as the House of Representatives initiated steps ...

- Times Of India - IN

Bellicose China mounting expansionist policy: US Republican Party

"While tensions between China and Taiwan have persisted since the 1950s, China has now mounted an aggressive and expansionist policy towards other nations in the region in order to enlarge their sphere of influence," the Republican Study Committee said in its report yesterday as the House of Representatives initiated steps ...

- Zee News - IN

Misis sa Taiwan, diniborsyo ang mister na ini-'seen zone' ang mga text niya

Pinayagan ng isang korte sa Taiwan na idiborsyo ng isang babae ang kaniyang mister na hindi sumagot sa kaniyang mga text -- kahit nakita na umano ng lalake ang mga ito.

- GMA News - PH

Trump's Zig-Zag China Policy Is Confusing U.S. Allies

Dennis P. Halpin Security, Asia The president has a famously limited amount of patience and a habit of changing his mind. President Trump has proven as unpredictable on his East Asia policy as he has on a number of other policy issues during his first almost six months in office. In December, prior to his inauguration, ...

- The National Interest - US

Apple's iPhone manufacturers counter-sue Qualcomm over patent fees

Four Taiwan-based contract manufacturers that build iPhones and iPads have joined Apple in suing Qualcomm, alleging the San Diego company has illegally overcharged for use of its cellular patents. Compal Electronics, Hon Hai Precision Industries Pegatron Corp and Wistron Corp. filed...

- Los Angeles Times - US

17th century Japanese porcelain plate on loan to Taiwan damaged after slipping off stand

A centuries-old porcelain plate on loan from Japan has been found partially damaged, but a joint investigation has ruled out vandalism and human negligence, Taiwan's ...

- The Japan Times - JP

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