The China Post (Taiwan)

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) – The largest convenience store chain in Taiwan recently opened its second unstaffed store in Taipei, eying the potential profit created by the growing convergence of online and offline shopping.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Taiwan telecoms have escalated their offering of affordable tariffs and subsidies to encourage 3G subscribers to migrate to 4G services, a move which is likely to ramp up smartphone sales ahead of the deadline for 3G licenses set for Dec. 31.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - High temperatures pushed electricity consumption in Taiwan to another all-time high on June 18, worsening a little bit further the financial position of Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower), the state-run power industry provider.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Heavy rain and strong winds are likely to unfold between late Tuesday and Wednesday when fast-approaching super typhoon “Maria” approaches northern Taiwan en route to eastern China, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) – Taiwan aims to adapt its traditional tourist draws to woo Muslim visitors, according to a Tourism Bureau’s statement released on July 9 that announces a travel promotional video featuring Mira Filzah, a popular actress and TV host in Malaysia. 

TAIPEI (The China Post/ ANN) – Air India now offers flights to “Taipei, Taoyuan International Airport, TPE, Chinese Taipei” instead of Taiwan, according to its website. The national airline is the latest to fall in line with China’s demands to drop references to Taiwan as a separate entity.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Taiwan saw more tourists, but less money in the hands of the industry’s professionals last year, according to new data from Tourism Bureau showing that inbound tourism revenue fell almost 8 per cent from the previous year to US$12.3 billion. 

GUANGZHOU (The China Post/ANN) – It’s never too early to start training like a pro. With that observation in mind, students and friends of Taipei Municipal Guang Fu Primary School’s table tennis team have been participating in a table tennis training camp in Guangzhou, China from June 23 to July 7. 

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - A report by Taipei-based China Credit Information Service (CCIS) warns that Taiwanese companies may have an “over-reliance” on Apple, meaning that their revenue is too concentrated on one international brand. 

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) – Times Higher Education released on June 27 the Asia-Pacific University Rankings that reflect the region’s growing strength in the higher education sector. Taiwan universities, nevertheless, seem to have missed an opportunity to perform against other institutions in East Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania with little improvements in rankings.