Taiwan Headline News

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The following are the lead stories in the major Taiwan Chinese language dailies on Wednesday, April 26, 2017: @United Daily News: Lien, Kuan, other KMT officials owe mi...

Free Saturday afternoon concerts at Plum Garden in Beitou for 10 weeks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Free Saturday afternoon concerts will be held at the outdoor square of a historic building near the Beitou Park in Taipei’s Beitou District for 10 weeks, starting on April ...

The View from Taichung: Pension reform is Democratic reform

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen faces a trio of challenges perhaps no other world leader faces. Just finishing her first year, she must handle the normal challenges any president has, responding to dome...

Legal experts weigh in on effectiveness of proposed Taiwan FinTech bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—FinTech, a new up and coming financial service trend, is defined as any disruptive financial technology innovation, such as mobile payment, investment bots, and bl...

What’s next after Apple Pay for Taiwan’s FinTech industry?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—More than 415,000 credit cards were registered on Apple mobile device e-wallet apps two days after Apple Pay was launched in Taiwan on March 29, 2017, according to stat...

Editorial: Protesters against reform of unfair pensions are no Sunflowers

Once again, Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan has become the background for massive pushing and shoving, though this time, the scene did not feature lawmakers of either “blue” or “gree...

More political drama in Britain, but this might work in Taiwan’s favor too

If you think politics in Taiwan has been eventful in recent times, spare a thought for the people of the UK. Since 2010, they have endured the first coalition government in living memory, a referen...

Taiwan to benefit from U.S.-China cooperation on North Korea: MAC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—When Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen made an international phone call to congratulate the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump on Dec. 2, 2016, it was viewed as a...

Cross-strait relations sours over detainment of Taiwanese activist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Katherine Chang (張小月) warned the Chinese government that the Taiwanese public perception of the country was becoming increasingly neg...

Low chances of Chinese dissident to apply for political asylum in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The possibility of Chinese dissident and human rights activist Zhang Xiangzhong (張向忠) that disappeared two days after arriving in Taiwan on April 13, 2017 are fairly slim, b...

Taiwan Headline News - April 15

Taipei, April 15 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Saturday are as follows: @United Daily News: Planned metro for Changhua following Keelung, Taichung, Hsinchu. @China Times: 600,000...

Taiwan becomes first in Asia to ban eating cats and dogs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The amendment to the Animal Protection Act passed its third reading at the Legislative Yuan Tuesday, imposing heavier punishments on animal abuse and prohibiting the practice of...

Defendants in Executive Yuan occupation case get sentences of innocence, 3 - 5 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—In the sentencing of the Executive Yuan occupation case, Taipei District Court acquitted Dennis Wei (魏揚) and nine others charged with sedition but gave 11 others who we...

Taiwan marks Freedom of Speech Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - April 7 marked the first time the nation celebrates the national “freedom of speech day” since the government designated the date as a national event last December, ...

Kinmen to hold referendum for casino after Penghu gives emphatic 'no' in the vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s offshore Kinmen County will vote in October at the soonest to decide whether to permit casino development in the island after Penghu rejected casinos for th...