Magnitude 5 earthquake rattles central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5 earthquake struck central Taiwan at 9:10 p.m. on Wednesday, according to a Central Weather Bureau (CWB) report. The epicenter of Wednesday&rsquo...

BREAKING NEWS: Taiwan's constitutional court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

BREAKING NEWS:  TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Council of Grand Justices (大法官) ruled that the current civil law banning same sex marriage is unconstitutional and that the legis...

Tsai Tweets condolences to victims of Manchester attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) posted a tweet today expressing her condolences and sympathies to the victims of yesterday's depraved attack on audience membe...

Top 10 most popular food cities with Taiwanese travelers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the Dragon Boat Festival holiday approaches, the online hotel booking site Booking.com has for the first time released a list of the top ten most popular cities to visit for...

KMT tries to bring sexy back with foxy new delegate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an effort to swell the ranks of the opposition Kuomingtang (KMT) and to erect a new base of support, the party is looking for a youth movement, and the hot and bothered...

'Taiwan is not a province of China' presidential office tells Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to the release of a letter sent by China barring the admittance of "Taiwan Province of China" to this year's World Health Assembly...

Northern Taiwan to see thundershowers Tuesday afternoon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Skies will be mostly cloudy or sunny around much of Taiwan on Tuesday, but the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) warns of thundershowers in the afternoon, particularl...

China sends letter barring 'Taiwan Province' from attending WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For the first time in eight years, Taiwan has been excluded from attending the World Health Assembly (WHA) due to pressure from China on its governing body the World Healt...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - May 19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The top stories this week in Taiwan included the ransomware WannaCry making Taiwanese want to cry, famous comedian Chu-Ke-liang dying at age 71, Fiji pulling its...

Foreign newborns to automatically receive health insurance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Babies born to foreign nationals legally residing in Taiwan will automatically receive national health insurance, instead of having to wait for an extended period of ...

Video of Wan An air raid drill held in northern Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The annual Wan An exercise (萬安演習), a drill simulating an air attack by Chinese military forces, went off without a hitch today in northern Taiwan. The drill, code-named Wan ...

'100% pure sewage popsicles' made to highlight water pollution in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Summer is here and what would be a better way to cool off than to partake in popsicles made from 100 percent pure sewage water? That is the senior project of three students&nbs...

Bye-bye Fiji: Representative office of Fiji in Taiwan shuttered for good

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After 20 years, the de facto Fijian embassy in Taiwan, The Fiji Trade and Tourism Representative Office, unceremoniously shut its doors for the last time in Taipei on May 10, w...

Julie Kuo first Taiwanese-born woman to compete in Miss USA contest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- This weekend in Las Vegas Julie Kuo (郭瑞筠) became the first woman of Taiwanese descent to compete in the Miss USA pageant, though she fell short of her goal of winning...

WannaCry ransomware attacks 10 schools in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The WannaCry ransomware continues to wreak havoc in Taiwan with 10 schools being reported victimized by the malware, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced yesterday.&n...