Tag Archives: Taiwan

08Oct/17

Solar cars begin race across Australian desert

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA (OCTOBER 8, 2017) (BRIDGESTONE WORLD SOLAR CHALLENGE) – The World Solar Challenge began on Sunday (October 8) with nearly 40 solar cars crossing Australia’s tropical north to its southern shores, a gruelling 3,000 km (1,864 mile) race through the outback. Continue reading

12Apr/17

China becomes world’s leading source of app revenue

China Global Television Network (CGTN) – With the smartphone user base long surpassing half its population, China is becoming a big global app revenue generator. Continue reading

06Dec/16

Highlights of main world events in January and February 2016

Among the highlights of the main World news events for January and February 2016 are — Iranian protesters storm the Saudi embassy; North Korea tests hydrogen nuclear device; the world’s most wanted drug boss is arrested; legendary rock star David Bowie dies; tourists are killed in a suicide bombing in Istanbul; Islamist gunmen storm hotel in Burkina Faso; Iran releases American prisoners; sanctions are lifted on Iran; WHO declares emergency over Zika virus; more than a 100 killed in Taiwan quake; dozens killed in train crash in Germany kills; Syrian government launches offensive in Aleppo and a charity hospital is bombed in Idlib.

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06Dec/16

Trump upsets the apple cart for US firms in China

Trump’s hard line on China has American companies which have invested billions there sweating. As Eve Johnson reports, life could get very uncomfortable for them if Trump angers the Chinese people and this may be precisely the president-elect’s strategy.
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22Sep/16

Taiwan asks Google to blur island images

Taipei’s Defense Ministry asks Google to blur Itu Aba, its one and only holding in the South China Sea, from satellite images on Google Maps and Google Earth. Graham Mackay reports. Continue reading

09Aug/16

Action from a packed day in Rio

China are victorious in the men’s synchronized diving, Thailand continue domination of women’s weightlifting and Josip Glasnovic won Croatia’s first gold of the Olympics in the trap-shooting.

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09Aug/16

Forty telecom fraud suspects sent back to China from Kenya

China Central Television (CCTV) – A total of 40 suspects, 35 from the Chinese mainland and five from Taiwan, were brought back to China from Kenya in police custody on Monday.
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12Apr/16

Big Issue celebrates 200 million sales

In almost 25 years since its founding, the Big Issue, a magazine to help the homeless has changed lives and inspired over 100 similar street papers around the world. Emily Wither reports. Continue reading

18Jan/16

Giant glass church in shape of shoe to open in Taiwan

In a bid to attract more tourists to the area, the township of Budai in the south-west of Taiwan decide to build a church that looks like a giant high-heeled shoe that is made entirely out of metal and blue glass tiles. Though still under construction tourists are already visiting the site to snap selfies.

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06Jan/16

App differentiates a baby’s crying sounds

A Taiwanese research team has invented a new mobile application designed to differentiate between the varying sounds a baby makes when crying.

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