Taiwan rock band Mayday will not be charged over 19 seconds of silence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As thousands of fans gathered in a Taipei park Wednesday night to hear rock band Mayday (五月天), prosecutors announced that a fraud accusation over 19 seconds of silence on ...

Hungary questions 35 Taiwanese about illegal gambling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hungary questioned 35 Taiwanese citizens about their alleged involvement in an illegal gambling ring, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Wednesday. Over the pa...

China admits detaining Taiwanese human rights activist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China for the first time admitted Wednesday it had detained a Taiwanese human rights activist and former Democratic Progressive Party worker who went missing more than a w...

Ambassador Hotel president to buy McDonald’s Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The president of the Ambassador Hotel received a green light from the government Tuesday to buy McDonald’s Taiwan for an estimated NT$5.09 billion (US$168 million). ...

Former DPP worker detained in China: wife

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A former Democratic Progressive Party worker and human rights activist was detained by a Chinese government security unit, his wife said Tuesday. Lee Ming-che (李明哲), 42...

Taiwan ex-President Ma found not guilty in leaks case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) was found not guilty of pressuring the then-prosecutor general to leak confidential information about the investigation into alleged in...

Suspect flees Kaohsiung airport after flight from Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A suspect in drugs and fraud cases escaped from Kaohsiung’s Xiaogang Airport Monday night after jumping to the tarmac following his arrival on a flight from Beijing,...

Up to NT$10 million up for grabs in Taiwan uniform-invoice prizes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Up to NT$10 million (US$329,500) is up for grabs as the winning numbers from the uniform invoices for the months of January and February 2017 were announced Saturday. H...

Japanese deputy minister visits Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the most senior-level Japanese government member to visit Taiwan since official diplomatic relations ended in 1972, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs and Communicatio...

Cold snap to rock Taiwan on Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – While March 21 usually marks the beginning of spring, northern Taiwan is likely to face temperatures as low as 12 degrees Celsius Sunday morning, weather forecasters said....

Taiwan sends former intelligence chief to Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former National Security Bureau chief Yang Kuo-chiang (楊國強) will serve as Taiwan’s representative in Thailand, the first-ever retired intelligence chief to take over...

Taiwan premier confirms reform of 'unfair pension'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Premier Lin Chuan (林全) on Friday confirmed the government would move forward on the reforms of unfair pensions, one of the main policy planks of the administration of Pres...

Taiwan’s top judges discuss same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Council of Grand Justices said after a debate Friday that it would fix a date for its ruling on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage within a month. While the...

Taipei City orders staircase shut off after two accidents

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei City Government ordered a staircase at the Regent Taipei shut off Friday after a second accident involving a prominent figure, while the hotel promised it would...

Taiwan ex-premier falls down Regent Hotel staircase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Premier Tang Fei underwent surgery after falling down a staircase at the same hotel where Taiwan Cement Corporation Chairman Leslie Koo suffered a fatal fall in lat...