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Taipei decries ‘out of control’ Beijing

The government yesterday said that it would not bow to Chinese pressure and called for the support of the international community against China’s “out-of-control actions” after Beijing urged Apple, Amazon.com and other foreign companies to change the way they refer to Taiwan. “As for China’sFULL STORY

Government opposes UK proposal on services rules

Taiwan has objected to Britain’s proposed rules for managing its trade in services if it leaves the EU and has requested negotiations at the WTO, according to a document seen by reporters on Wednesday. Britain in 2016 voted in a referendum to leave the EU, whichFULL STORY

Chunghwa Post to raise parcel, express mail rates

By Chen Yi-chia and Sherry Hsiao

Chunghwa Post Co (中華郵政) yesterday announced that it would increase prices for domestic parcel and express mail deliveries effective March 4. The company said that it has not raised prices for domestic parcel and express mail services since 2001 and 2007 respectively. The change is being madeFULL STORY

US lawmakers introduce bills targeting Huawei, ZTE

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers on Wednesday introduced bills that would ban the sale of US chips or other components to Huawei Technologies Co (華為), ZTE Corp (中興通訊) and other Chinese telecommunications companies that breach US sanctions or export control laws. The proposed legislation wasFULL STORY

Macau turns away former HK activist citing security risk

A former leader of Hong Kong’s student-led “Umbrella movement” protests was refused entry to Macau as a “public security” threat in what critics said was a new escalation in Beijing’s drive to curb the movement of dissidents. Yvonne Leung (梁麗幗), 25, was a prominent leader ofFULL STORY

Customs begins carry-on inspections2019-01-17

By Shelley Shan

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport customs officers yesterday expanded inspections of carry-on luggage for passengers from China, Macau and Hong Kong — which are at high risk for African swine fever — but a lack of personnel and X-ray machines resulted in long lines of arrivingFULL STORY

May faces vote of confidence after Brexit loss2019-01-17

British Prime Minister Theresa May was expected to win a confidence vote yesterday, despite a crushing defeat over her Brexit deal that triggered warnings of a chaotic “no deal” divorce. British lawmakers on Tuesday rejected May’s deal, leaving the process in limbo just 73 days beforeFULL STORY

Mirage 2000s demonstrate takeoff abilities2019-01-17

The air force yesterday demonstrated its combat preparedness during which French-built Mirage 2000s participated in an emergency takeoff exercise, amid rising cross-strait tensions following Chinese President Xi Jinping’s (習近平) reassertion on Jan. 2 that Beijing might use force to achieve unification. During a media tour atFULL STORY

Pentagon report stokes worries of Chinese attack2019-01-17

The Pentagon on Tuesday released a report that lays out US concerns about China’s growing military might, underscoring worries about a possible attack on Taiwan. The key concern is that as China upgrades its military equipment and technology, and reforms how it trains and develops troops,FULL STORY

Weichuan Dragons baseball team in revival negotiations2019-01-17

By Jason Pan

Ting Hsin International Group (頂新集團) yesterday confirmed that talks are under way to revive the Weichuan Dragons professional baseball team, while Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) said that the city would support the franchise. After several months of negotiations, the group is expected to file aFULL STORY

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