Taiwan ex-Vice President Wu Den-yih elected KMT leader in first round

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Vice President Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) emerged as the undisputed winner in the race for Kuomintang (國民黨) chairman Saturday, receiving more votes than his five rivals combi...

French magazine misnames Taiwan pop star Jolin Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A French style magazine published a picture of Taiwanese pop star Jolin Tsai (蔡依林) in its latest edition, but the caption identified her as “Lydia Teen,” the s...

Taiwan tour guide robbed by two men in France

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese tour guide was robbed in France by two men who ran off with at least NT$680,000 (US$22,600) in cash. The incident occurred Thursday morning on a plaza in th...

Ex-President Chen Shui-bian attends dinner in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) traveled up to Taipei from his home in Kaohsiung to attend a dinner event Friday despite a list of preconditions set by the authoriti...

Expired abalone and shrimp found in Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Inspectors in Taichung found erroneous expiration labels on 12 tons of frozen abalone and other seafood in the latest such scandal to hit the island’s food sector, r...

Taiwan tourism arrivals turn positive in April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The number of tourists arriving in Taiwan grew by 1.81 percent in April, making it the first month of the year to see an increase vis-à-vis the same period last yea...

Taiwan president promises more reform on eve of anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) promised more reform ahead in comments on the eve of the anniversary of her inauguration as Taiwan’s first-ever woman president. She ...

WHO not inviting Taiwan to WHA, but talks continue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The World Health Organization was not issuing an invitation for Taiwan to attend this month’s World Health Assembly in Geneva, but talks were still continuing, repor...

Ed Sheeran to start Asian tour in Taipei in October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese fans of British pop star Ed Sheeran, who is at the moment scoring a huge hit worldwide with the song “Shape Of You,” will only have to wait until Oct...

115 celebrities to feature in “See Through” wall against homophobia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 115 celebrities will be featured on a giant “See Through” wall to be erected at the Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei City on Thursday to mark th...

Pineapple cake brand faces troubles over false expiration dates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Pineapple cake maker Vigor Kobo (維格餅家) was facing a boycott by travel agencies and the removal of its chairman’s wife from management Wednesday after it admitted it ...

Taiwan major general suspected of handing missile secrets to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Prosecutors were interrogating a major general who played a senior role in Taiwan’s missile command on suspicion of spying for China, reports said Tuesday. Major ...

Taiwan officer sold off private data to pay lottery debts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An officer at the Hsinchu Air Force Base sold the private data of 400 people at the base to pay off his more than NT$1 million (US$32,990) in lottery debts, the Chinese-la...

Two Perry-class frigates to arrive in Taiwan May 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two Perry-class frigates ordered from the United States and equipped with a sonar system to track submarines should arrive in Kaohsiung on May 13, reports said Tuesday. ...

Taiwan’s FAT to take 17 laid-off flight attendants back

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT, 遠東航空) announced Saturday evening it was taking 17 laid-off flight attendants back after their colleagues disrupted flights earlier in the d...