Foxconn tycoon laments passage of Taiwan's new same-sex marriage law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- When asked to comment on the passage of Taiwan's landmark law legalizing same-sex marriage, Foxconn founder and prospective Kuomingtang (KMT) presidential candidate Terry G...

Taiwanese stars A-mei, Jolin Tsai react to passage of same-sex marriage law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Top Taiwanese entertainers, including A-mei (張惠妹) and Jolin Tsai (蔡依林), have reacted with joy on social media in response to today's (May 17) passage of Taiwan's same-s...

Hostelworld kowtows to Beijing by listing Taiwan as part of China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hostel review and booking website Hostelworld has kowtowed to Beijing by changing its listing for Taiwan to Taiwan, China and sent a "creepy" email to a prospective c...

Photos of flooding in N. Taiwan start to flood in

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As torrential rain is falling across northern Taiwan, photos of the flooding have started to surface on social media. As a convective cloud system has formed over northern T...

Taiwan's economic growth rate claws to top of Asia's 4 tigers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Financial information firm IHS Markit predicts that Taiwan's economic growth rate will lead the pack among Asia's four tigers, for the first time in more than 10 years....

Extremely heavy rain alert issued for N. Taiwan, flash floods reported

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a convective cloud system has formed over northern Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain advisory for five counties and cities and an extremely he...

Man maimed by letter bomb explosion in Kaohsiung office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a businessman was badly wounded by an exploding package in Kaohsiung City on Wednesday (May 15), Kaohsiung police today (May 16) announced the arrest of a man and woman s...

Fine for marking Chinese goods 'Made in Taiwan' to be hiked to NT$3 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the U.S.-China trade war heats up and Chinese companies seek refuge from Trump's tariffs, Taiwan's Cabinet on Thursday (May 16) has put forward an amendment that wou...

Hong Kong man with rat Hepatitis E traveled to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 67-year-old man from Hong Kong man, who was diagnosed with rat Hepatitis E (HEV), had traveled to Taiwan during the incubation period earlier this year, reported Outbreak New...

Kaohsiung city councilor 'benches' Mayor Han for 50 minutes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- New Power Party Kaohsiung City Councilor Huang Jie (黃捷) on Wednesday (May 15) chose to bypass Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) during a question and answer session at the city ...

EPA approves decommissioning of Taiwan's No. 1 nuke reactor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After three years of review, Taiwan's Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) on Wednesday (May 15) announced that it has approved a 25-year decommissioning plan for ...

Female corpse covered in plastic discovered at Kaohsiung railway station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A worker stumbled upon the corpse of a woman whose head was covered in a plastic bag while working on Kaohsiung's underground railway line at Zhengyi Station on Tuesday aft...

Heavy rain alert issued for 14 counties, cities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau has issued a heavy rain advisory for 14 counties and cities in Taiwan this evening (May 15). A convective cloud system developed rapidly this afte...

Taiwan's sea levels rising faster than global average

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's sea levels are rising at a higher rate than the rest of the world due to global warming, and the country may only have 12 years to move its capital inland to avoid...

Taiwanese legislators call for raising max fine for smuggled pork to NT$3 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Ho Chih-wei (何志偉) said on Tuesday (May 14) that in order to prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF) to Taiwan, the law nee...