Destroying the ROC will not be acceptable: Taiwan premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – If the “One China Principle” means destroying the Republic of China, the majority of Taiwanese will find that unacceptable, Premier Lin Chuan (林全) said in an i...

Foxconn tycoon donates to Taiwan documentary maker's parents

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Foxconn Technology Group Chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) and his entourage donated NT$30 million (US$987,000) to the parents of award-winning documentary maker Chi Po-lin (齊柏林), ...

Taiwanese woman causes international media frenzy due to young looks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese interior designer has suddenly become mentioned by media all over Europe because she looks like a student or even a teenager, even though she is 42. Over th...

Fire rages through Changhua County recycling plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A fire raging through a recycling plant in the Changhua town of Fangyuan (芳苑) sent smoke up in the air which was visible 3 kilometers away, reports said Saturday. The f...

Taiwan's hottest day of the year so far: 38.2 C

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A high of 38.2 degrees Celsius was recorded in the Taitung County township of Dawu (大武) Saturday noon, the highest temperature recorded in Taiwan so far this year. Dawu...

Taiwan lawmakers do away with 18-percent rate for retired civil servants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A long-criticized 18-percent preferential deposit interest rate on savings for retired civil servants will be phased out after two years, according to a ruling party propo...

Angus Chiang struts into Paris Fashion Week with Taiwanese culture

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese fashion designer Angus Chiang (江奕勳) marched his models onto the runway at Paris Fashion Week covered in plastic bags of the type used to hold betelnut leaves, re...

Taipei Zoo panda Yuan Zai to celebrate 4th birthday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Yuan Zai (圓仔), the first panda born in Taiwan, will mark his fourth birthday with a party on July 6, the Taipei Zoo announced Friday. The female animal, whose name can ...

IDF jet drops unexploded missile into Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the second incident in as many days for the Taiwanese military, an Indigenous Defense Fighter jet (經國號) fired off a missile which dropped straight into the Taiwan Strai...

Foxconn chief slams Toshiba deal as “high-tech scam”

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Foxconn Technology Chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) slammed Toshiba’s decision not to sell its chip unit to the Taiwanese company as a “high-tech scam” and publi...

Six Taiwanese injured in Xinjiang bus crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Six Taiwanese tourists were injured, including three seriously, when their tour bus crashed in the Chinese region of Xinjiang, reports said Thursday. A bus carrying at ...

Taiwan president meets vice president of Honduras after Panama break

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the highest-level meeting with a government representative from Central America since Panama switched recognition to China on June 12, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) rece...

Mabroc Teas of Sri Lanka to partner with I-Mei Foods

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Mabroc Teas (Pvt.) Ltd. of Sri Lanka has chosen I-Mei Foods Co., Ltd. (義美食品) as its partner in Taiwan to distribute its tea products, reports said Wednesday. Taiwan imp...

Pilot fined for leaving TransAsia Airways after crashes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A co-pilot was sentenced Wednesday to pay TransAsia Airways (復興航空) NT$1.3 million (US$42,650) because he left three years into a 10-year contract following two crashes inv...

Taiwan’s Hon Hai out of the running for Toshiba chip takeover

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. (鴻海精密工業), also known as Foxconn Technology Group, is out of the running to buy Toshiba Corp.’s chip unit as a Jap...