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  • Nov 23, 2014
  • Updated: 7:10pm

Min Nan

Taiwanese tech start-ups open to new ideas

Taiwanese hi-tech firms have profited for decades filling orders for Silicon Valley in the United States, becoming a crucial link in the global supply chain.

Saturday, 11 February, 2012, 12:00am

Manila defends deportations

The 14 Taiwanese fraud suspects caught in Manila were not deported home because they did not face criminal charges in Taiwan and could have been set free on their return, a senior Philippine government lawyer said yesterday.

The lawyer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, was explaining why the Philippine government chose to deport the 14 Taiwanese to the mainland.

10 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

How Presbyterians helped shape the island's history

In the bookshop of the Presbyterian Church headquarters, close to National Taiwan University, are volumes on John Calvin and the foreign missionaries who brought Presbyterianism to Taiwan. The first was James Laidlaw Maxwell, a medical graduate of Edinburgh University, who established the first PCT church in 1865 in Tainan in the south.

27 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

A star in the making

American-Taiwanese singer Alisa Galper has just released her self-titled debut album after 17 months of hard work.

She made a name for herself after taking part in the One Million Star show - a Taiwanese TV singing competition - in 2007.

30 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Taiwan firms angry over poor position

Taiwanese publishers who were not given stalls in the main hall this year have threatened to pull out if the organiser fails to find a way to boost their sales, which have dipped heavily compared with last year.

The exhibitors were unhappy at being moved from Hall 1 to Hall 3 on the third level. They also complained that their booths were at the back of the hall.

24 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Cape No 7 (DVD)

While Cape No 7 shot to the top of the movie charts in Taiwan, locals didn't love the film at the cinema. It's possible that there are too many uniquely Taiwanese elements to touch the average Hongkonger's heart.

The plot is simple. It focuses on chasing dreams and discovering your own talent.

13 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Taipei can't stop PLA ship escorts

Almost 100 Taiwanese vessels will sail through pirate-infested Somali waters in the next two months, and since these ships will fly foreign flags, the island's government could do nothing to prevent them seeking the mainland navy's help, a senior government official admitted yesterday.

16 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Mainland won't ban hit Taiwanese film

The popular Taiwanese movie Cape No7 will soon be screened on the mainland, a spokesman for the State Council's Taiwan Affairs Office said.

Reports had suggested the film would be banned because of its Japanese-themed storyline, but Li Weiyi yesterday said the state-run China Film Group was arranging for its mainland debut.

18 Dec 2008 - 12:00am


Budget should include changes to tax system

The government has asked people to share their ideas before the budget speech for 2009-2010 is presented.

I would like to look at a number of areas on which our financial secretary should focus.

It is important to try and ensure people from the middle class keep buying goods and services in Hong Kong.

15 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Support local produce

Reviews of new films & DVDs

While Cape No 7 shot to the top of the movie charts in Taiwan, Hong Kong is yet to discover its love for the film. It's possible that there are too many uniquely Taiwanese elements to touch the average Hongkonger's heart.

The plot is simple. It focuses on chasing dreams and discovering the talent everyone has.

14 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

HK denies rift over visas for Taiwanese

The Hong Kong government has dismissed remarks by Taiwan's representative about relations between the island's officials and the city, saying there has been 'significant progress' in exchanges in recent years.

15 Feb 2008 - 12:00am


The Sixth World Conference of International Drama/Theatre and Education (Idea) will be held in Hong Kong in 2007. What are your expectations?

Augustine Mok Chiu-yu of the Hong Kong Drama/Theatre and Education Forum:

'We want to host this conference because it will benefit both the organisers and the city.

14 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Goods of desire

My local supermarket recently underwent a facelift. After it reopened, I stood inside trying to work out how the new layout related to the old one. All appeared different - the shelves, cabinets, freezers, the uniforms of the staff - everything except for the merchandise on offer. That was, as far as I could see, identical, except for one crucial factor. There was less of it.

26 May 2005 - 12:00am

Passenger criteria stretched for flight to Beijing

More than 430 Taiwanese passengers yesterday boarded two planes to Beijing, seizing the opportunity of the direct charter flights between the mainland and the island.

30 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Two views from abroad

It is a truth which is not acknowledged often enough that people on holiday display more of their national character than they would if observed, however closely, at home. This is as true of the Taiwanese as of anyone else.

30 Dec 2004 - 12:00am