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Taiwan bans senior officials from studying in China

<b>Taiwan has banned its senior government officials from higher studies in mainland China, citing "national security" reasons.</b><p>The ban, effective Thursday, applies to officials with access to classified information, as well as ministers, mayors and country magistrates.<p>BBC's Cindy Sui in Taipei says …

Taiwan tycoon faces more charges in food safety scandal

Wei, one of Taiwan's richest men, faces a 30-year jail term if convicted as prosecutors indicted him on 60 accounts of fraud and 79 account of aggravated fraud in addition to violating food safety laws for selling tainted cooking oil.<p>Wei is ex-chairman of Wei Chuan Foods Corp. as well as Ting Hsin …

Adventurous Mountaineers Scale the Alps for Incredible Photos

Although these stunning images might look like the work of Photoshop magic, photographer Robert Bsch (or Robert Boesch) captured these campaign photos for the Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut by carefully coordinating an entire team of mountaineers on the snowy Alps. Racing against time and …

Mountaineering

New Taiwan Academy in Westwood features films from the island

Taiwanese cinema has had its ups and downs, but in recent years it has been enjoying a renaissance with a new generation of filmmakers. The Taiwan Academy, which opened earlier this month in Westwood and is a branch of the island's Ministry of Culture, is putting a spotlight on this period with a …

China linked to cyber attacks on Taiwan exploiting Windows vulnerability

Malicious PowerPoint documents launch exploit code on target PCs when opened, but could have used any Microsoft Office file<p>Microsoft has warned about a new, unpatched software vulnerability affecting almost all Windows machines, which is remarkably similar to a flaw used in recent cyberattacks on …

Taiwan eyes homegrown submarines after 13-year wait on U.S. deal

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan is moving ahead with plans to build its own submarines, with an initial design to be completed by the year-end, after lengthy delays in getting eight vessels under a 2001 U.S. defense deal and as China’s navy expands rapidly.<p>A Taiwan Navy SS-793 Hai Lung diesel-electric …

China, Taiwan trade barbs over student spying report

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - China and Taiwan have traded barbs about spying after a report in a Chinese state-run newspaper said that Taiwanese intelligence operatives had tried to recruit Chinese students studying on the island to spy on China upon their return home.<p>The Global Times, a popular …

The 10 Best Jobs For People In Their 20s

The first decade of adulthood can be a confusing, if also very exciting time. As young people determine who they're going to be, one of the top concerns on everybody's mind is finding a job that will make them happy.<p>That's why Glassdoor set out to determine the 10 best jobs for people in their …

Top 10

4 Things Alibaba’s IPO Tells Us About a Changing World Economy

The story of Alibaba has already become legend. Fifteen years ago, Jack Ma, a former English teacher, and his co-founders set up their Internet …

OECD vows to 'change the game' with new tax rules

Pascal Saint-Amans, head of tax at the OECD, said that 44 countries representing 90 percent of the world economy had agreed on the need to stop companies taking advantage of different regimes by means of what are known as tax optimisation strategies.<p>Many of these strategies are legal, but are …

Economics

OECD Unveils Measures to Tackle Tax Avoidance by Multinational Companies

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced new proposals to eliminate loopholes that enabled multinational companies …

Peter Thiel Explains Why PayPal Paid Customers To Sign Up In The Early Days

Accepting the fact that not enough people had PalmPilots, then-CEO Peter Thiel and his pirate crew thought to use an increasingly commonplace communications technology: email.<p>In his new book "Zero to One," Thiel says that while the pay-via-email product was working well, the year-old startup faced …

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Six Essential Traits of the Successful Legal Entrepreneur

Sometimes lawyers get so focused on honing their legal skills that they don’t recognize themselves as entrepreneurs. The Merriam-Webster dictionary …

Train Your Brain To Let Go Of Habits – 10 Methods For Creating New Neural Pathways

<b>When you understand how neural pathways are created in the brain, you get a front row seat for truly comprehending how to let go of habits.</b> Neural …

How to Become More of a Morning Person (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard it. “The early bird gets the worm.” But what if you despise mornings? Like, really hate them?<p>There’s hope for you yet. While you may never love the sound of your alarm blaring at 5 a.m., there are several things you can do …

Infographics

How To Meditate Without Meditating At All

Your meditation doesn't have to emulate the Buddha's 49-day retreat. Whether you think there's no time for a mindfulness meditation practice, or the concept of sitting in stillness is more daunting than restful, there are still ways to reap the benefits of the ancient art.<p>That's right -- you can …

Nelson Mandela's Most Inspirational Quotes

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died at the age of 95 today, spent much of his life fighting the injustices of apartheid.<p>After …