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Baseball legend Sadaharu Oh throws out the ceremonial first pitch at the newly completed Taipei Dome on Saturday.
Dec 3, 2023
Baseball legend Sadaharu Oh throws first pitch at Taipei Dome
The 83-year-old former slugger, revered in both Japan and Taiwan, said he hoped the stadium would bolster Taiwanese baseball.
An advertisement for Lai Ching-te, whose presidential campaign was the target of an audio deepfake, in Taipei on Nov. 14. Ahead of a presidential election in January, Taiwanese fact checkers and watchdogs say they are ready for Beijing. But they are still worried.
Nov 27, 2023
Can Taiwan continue to fight off Chinese disinformation?
Ahead of a presidential election in January, Taiwanese fact checkers and watchdogs say they are ready for Beijing. But they are still worried.
The buzz surrounding MediaTek casts a spotlight on growing competition between semiconductor firms that are exploiting the use of AI to grab a larger share of the smartphone business.
Nov 28, 2023
AI chip boom fuels Taiwan firm’s 40% rally, beating Qualcomm
A five-month rally in MediaTek looks set to extend as booming demand for smartphones and a promising new AI chip brighten the company’s outlook.
Ko Wen-je (right) and his running mate, Cynthia Wu, on Friday.
Nov 27, 2023
Taiwan’s latest poll shows outsider leading presidential race
Ko Wen-je, the Taiwan People’s Party’s nominee, had an approval rating of 31.9% versus 29.2% for Democratic Progressive Party’s Lai Ching-te.
A supporter of the Kuomintang, Taiwan's main opposition party, waves the island's flag outside the Central Election Commission office in Taipei on Friday.
Nov 26, 2023
Taiwan draws clear U.S.-versus-China battle lines in key election
The collapse of the opposition alliance makes Chinese President Xi Jinping’s stated goal of voluntary unification with Taiwan more remote.
Ukrainian military members fire a howitzer at Russian forces in the Zaporizhzhia Region of Ukraine in December. Ukraine’s war effort is highly dependent on the U.S. and the other Western nations who comprise the country’s largest military and economic backers. 
Nov 26, 2023
The wars shaping the new world order
From Gaza to Urkaine to Taiwan, there is an unfolding geopolitical drama and global rebalancing among the great-powers.
A U.S. service member passes in front of an MQ-9 Reaper drone in 2018. The U.S. military in Japan has relocated its reconnaissance drone operations unit to Okinawa, despite local objection.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 25, 2023
U.S. spy drones relocated to Okinawa despite local objection
The shift is part of moves to strengthen surveillance of Chinese activities in nearby waters following a temporary deployment to the Kyushu region.
Terry Gou, Foxconn founder and then-presidential candidate (left), former Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou (center), Hou Yu-ih presidential candidate of the main opposition Kuomintang attend a news conference in Taipei on Thursday.
Nov 25, 2023
Taiwan opposition cracks apart, and invites the cameras in
The split over a proposed joint ticket bolsters the governing party candidate’s chances in the coming presidential election. That won’t please Beijing.
Taiwan’s presidential election will not only shape cross-strait relations for decades, but will impact the nature of the U.S.’ already tense ties with China.
Nov 24, 2023
Taiwan opposition alliance collapses and Terry Gou quits race
The prospects of a China-friendly unity ticket for the upcoming presidential election now lie shattered after the public mudslinging.
Up until very recently, the business of packaging semiconductors — encasing chips in materials that both protect them and connect them to the electronic device they’re part of — was, at best, an afterthought for the industry.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 22, 2023
A new front is opening up in the U.S.-China conflict over chips
The process of packaging semiconductors is increasingly seen as the "secret sauce" — a path toward achieving higher performance.
Taiwan's Vice President Lai Ching-te and his running mate Hsiao Bi-Khim arrive to register for the upcoming presidential election for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) at the Central Election Commission in Taipei, on Tuesday.
Nov 22, 2023
Taiwan ruling party moves ahead with opposition mired in dispute
Taiwan cannot afford chaos or "experiments" when it comes to being president, the frontrunner to be the island's next leader said on Wednesday as the opposition remained mired in a bitter dispute on mounting a joint presidential challenge.
Lai Ching-te (left), Taiwanese presidential candidate from the Democratic Progressive Party, introduces Hsiao Bi-khim (right), former Taiwan representative to the United States, as his running mate in the 2024 election, during a news conference at Lai's campaign headquarters in Taipei on Monday.
Nov 21, 2023
Taiwan poll about whether to embrace China or not, front-runner says
Taiwan has to choose whether the island keeps moving forward on the road to democracy or "walks into the embrace of China," Lai Ching-te said.
Taiwanese Vice President Lai Ching-te (left), presidential candidate from the Democratic Progressive Party, introduces Hsiao Bi-khim, Taiwan's de facto envoy to the United States, as his running mate in the 2024 election, during a news conference at Lai's campaign headquarters in Taipei on Monday.
Nov 20, 2023
Taiwan presidential front-runner taps U.S. envoy as running mate
Lai Ching-te tapped Hsiao Bi-khim, a fluent English speaker who had been Taiwan's de facto ambassador to the U.S., to join him on the DPP ticket.
Taiwan People's Party chairman Ko Wen-je arrives for a news conference in New Taipei City on Saturday.
Nov 19, 2023
Taiwan opposition talks deadlocked with no signs of compromise
The issue of China, which views Taiwan as its territory, looms over the Jan. 13 parliamentary and presidential elections.
Children take shelter when hearing an air raid sirens during an event held by the Taiwanese civil defense organization Kuma Academy, in New Taipei City on Saturday to raise awareness of natural disaster and war preparedness.
Nov 19, 2023
APEC over, Taiwan reports renewed Chinese military activity
With Chinese leader Xi Jinping in San Francisco last week, where he met U.S. President Joe Biden, the frequency of military activity had leveled off.
A Ground Self-Defense Force marine takes part in a landing drill as a part of the country's nationwide 05JX military exercises on the island of Tokunoshima, in Kagoshima Prefecture, on Sunday.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 19, 2023
Japanese marines drill on island seen as vulnerable to China
The joint exercises were meant to show the readiness of ground, sea and air forces to defend Japan's territory and infrastructure.
A worker uses a vacuum cleaner inside a bullet train at Suseo Station in Seoul on Nov. 13. South Korea is launching a four-week campaign against bedbugs after multiple reports of infestations sparked widespread public anxiety.
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Nov 19, 2023
Bedbug anxiety comes for Asia, and the pest killers are here for it
Outbreaks in France and South Korea have people across Asia on high alert for bedbugs. Exterminators in the region say business is booming.
Taiwan People’s Party head Ko Wen-je speaks to the media in Taipei on Wednesday.
Nov 18, 2023
Clock ticking as Taiwan opposition bicker over joint presidency bid
The two main opposition parties failed to agree on how to interpret opinion polls and decide who will stand for what position by a Saturday deadline.
Morris Chang, the founder of semiconductor giant TSMC and Taiwan's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit envoy, attends a news conference during the summit in San Francisco on Friday.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 18, 2023
Kishida seeks closer ties with Taiwan and cross-strait peace
Japanese leader Fumio Kishida met with TSMC founder Morris Chang, the self-ruled island's representative to the APEC multilateral forum, on Friday.
An offshore wind turbine, operated by Swancor Holding stands in the Taiwan Strait off the coast of Miaoli County, Taiwan, in 2018.
Nov 17, 2023
Japan firms exit Taiwan offshore wind projects amid industry woes
Shikoku Electric Power decided to pull out of the Yunlin Offshore Wind Project in the Taiwan Strait due to delays threatening its profitability.


Tokyo Healthcare University professor Takayuki Mifune explains how he is trying to re-create bonito broth from 1,300 years ago.
The quest to re-create what the Japanese ate 1,300 years ago