Jess Macy Yu

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30 Jan 2019 | 5:00 PM

Foxconn reconsidering plans to make LCD panels at Wisconsin plant

Foxconn Technology Group is reconsidering plans to make advanced liquid crystal display panels at a US$10bil (RM205bil) Wisconsin campus, and said it intends to hire mostly engineers and researchers rather than the manufacturing workforce the project originally promised.

Foxconn reiterated its intention to create 13,000 jobs in Wisconsin, but said it had slowed its pace of hiring. — Reuters
11 Jan 2019 | 12:27 PM

Taiwan appoints new premier after resignations over poll defeats

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan on Friday appointed the former chairman of its ruling pro-independence party as premier, after the incumbent resigned along with the entire cabinet, in response to local election defeats.

25 Nov 2018 | 1:38 AM

Taiwan voters set to block same-sex marriage in referendum

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan voters were set to back a referendum that defines marriage as between a man and a woman, dealing a blow to the self-ruled island's reputation for liberalism in Asia amid a heated debate over marriage equality.

24 Nov 2018 | 10:04 PM

Taiwan president quits as party chair after local election setback

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as chairwoman of the ruling pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) after it suffered a major electoral defeat on Saturday, losing two of the island's most important city posts in mayoral elections.

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21 Oct 2018 | 11:07 PM

Taiwan train crash kills 18 in deadliest rail tragedy in decades

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Eighteen people died and 175 were injured when a train derailed in northeastern Taiwan on Sunday, authorities said, in the island's worst rail disaster in more than three decades.

20 Oct 2018 | 5:06 PM

Thousands rally in Taiwan, call for referendum on independence from China

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Several thousand pro-independence demonstrators rallied in Taiwan's capital on Saturday to protest against Beijing's "bullying" and called for a referendum on whether the self-ruled island should formally declare independence from China.

10 Oct 2018 | 2:54 PM

Taiwan pledges to boost national security amid Chinese pressure

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen vowed on Wednesday to boost national security, saying her government would not submit to Chinese suppression as Beijing ramps up pressure to assert its sovereignty over the self-ruled island.

14 Sep 2018 | 7:09 AM

Taiwan courts security ties with bigger friends as Beijing snatches allies

HONG KONG/TAIPEI (Reuters) - As Beijing intensifies its effort to further isolate Taiwan diplomatically, Taipei is actively but discreetly broadening security ties with regional powers beyond its long-standing relationship with the United States.

5 Sep 2018 | 4:50 PM

Smartphone slowdown tests new leadership at Taiwan’s chip champion

In late August, the new chairman of chip-making titan Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, Mark Liu, got the sort of news that would make any boss smile: his biggest competitor was throwing in the towel.

12 Aug 2018 | 4:42 PM

No one can 'obliterate' Taiwan's existence, president says on departure for U.S.

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Vowing that "no one can obliterate Taiwan's existence", President Tsai Ing-wen left on Sunday for the United States and two of its remaining diplomatic allies, amid pressure from China to try to stamp out references to the island internationally.