Trailblazer knew nothing of mainland

A keen dog-lover, Tsai Eng-meng derived the company name and brand Want Want from the Chinese rendition of the sound of a dog yapping - the name also sounds like the pronunciation of the Chinese character for 'prosperity'.

Saturday, 23 June, 2012, 12:00am

Tsai quits and tells faithful: I'm sorry

Opposition Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Dr Tsai Ing-wen apologised to her supporters last night and resigned her chairmanship of the party after failing to topple the Kuomintang's Ma Ying-jeou in the presidential election.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Top DPP aide joins Tsai in Taiwan ballot

The main opposition candidate for Taiwan's presidential election, Democratic Progressive Party chairwoman Dr Tsai Ing-wen, has named her chief aide, Su Jia-chyuan, as her running mate for January's poll.

10 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Breach of trust claim as ATV row deepens

The row between Taiwanese snack tycoon Tsai Eng-meng and Payson Cha Mou-sing, two of ATV's largest shareholders, has deepened with the tycoon saying he feels there has been a breach of trust.

The dispute emerged after the two accused each other of 'bad faith' over the investments, following the acquisition by Tsai of a stake in ATV earlier this year.

17 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Butterfly Jolin Tsai Yi-lin (CD)

Anyone who has spent the last year and a half eagerly awaiting the new Jolin Tsai Yi-lin record might be disappointed.

After 10 years in entertainment, successfully developing her dance-queen image and becoming one of Taiwan's top singers, Tsai's recent transfer to Warner Music resulted in expectations of new directions and musical breakthroughs.

17 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Want Want logo shows who's the boss at ATV

The ultimate controller of embattled Asia Television is becoming clear after Taiwanese snack-food tycoon Tsai Eng-meng had the Hot Kid trademark of his Want Want Group printed on the name cards of senior staff at the station.

The cards are in circulation as the broadcaster prepares to celebrate its 52nd anniversary on Friday.

27 May 2009 - 12:00am

Birthday boy Tsai nets Tianjin title

Taiwan's Tsai Chi-huang grabbed his second successive Omega China Tour victory with a one-stroke win over teenager James Su Dong at the 800,000 yuan Tianjin Championship, the penultimate Omega China Tour event of the season. Tsai celebrated an early birthday present as he became only the third player to win back-to-back events on the tour, following Zhang Lianwei and Li Chao last year.

29 Sep 2008 - 12:00am