AIT chairman reaffirms U.S. backing for Taiwan's WHA bid

American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman James Moriarty on Tuesday expressed support for Taiwan's participation in the World Health Assembly (WHA), as uncertainty looms over whether the country...

Taiwan institutions ink pact with Indian institute

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Marking increased tie-ups in the field of education, two Taiwanese science parks and a university signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with an Indian institute of higher ...

Taiwan's "hacker minister" reshaping digital democracy

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Taiwan's "digital minister" Audrey Tang, a computer prodigy and entrepreneur who taught herself programming at age 8, says she's a "civic hacker," who like a locksmith uses s...

Taiwan's "hacker minister" reshaping digital democracy

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Taiwan's "digital minister" Audrey Tang, a computer prodigy and entrepreneur who taught herself programming at age 8, says she's a "civic hacker,...

Ahead of Earth Day, Luis Ko offers suggestions to save Taiwan’s environment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the eve of Earth Day, I-Mei Foods Co. (義美食品公司) CEO Luis Ko (高志明) presented proposals to President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to take immediate action to save Taiwan’s env...

Cigarette prices to go up NT$20 per pack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - An amendment to the Tobacco and Alcohol Tax Law passed its third and final reading in the Legislature Friday, raising cigarette tax by NT$20 per pack. The amendment will rais...

The View from Taichung: Pension reform is Democratic reform

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen faces a trio of challenges perhaps no other world leader faces. Just finishing her first year, she must handle the normal challenges any president has, responding to dome...

What’s next after Apple Pay for Taiwan’s FinTech industry?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—More than 415,000 credit cards were registered on Apple mobile device e-wallet apps two days after Apple Pay was launched in Taiwan on March 29, 2017, according to stat...

Taiwan return of China dissident seen as bid for better ties

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's return of a Chinese asylum seeker this week is a likely bid by President Tsai Ing-wen to stabilize relations with Beijing that have been in sharp decline since her elect...

Editorial: Protesters against reform of unfair pensions are no Sunflowers

Once again, Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan has become the background for massive pushing and shoving, though this time, the scene did not feature lawmakers of either “blue” or “gree...

Taiwan President meets Panama’s ambassador to promote ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday met with Panama's ambassador to Taiwan, Alfredo Martiz Fuentes, thanking him for his contribution to strengthening relations between the t...

Taiwan Legislature postpones pension reform until after 2 hearings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following violent incidents outside, the Legislative Yuan decided Wednesday to postpone the detailed review of reforms of unfair pensions until after two hearings to be co...

Taiwan president condemns violence, stands by reform of unfair pensions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) came out personally Wednesday to condemn violence by protesters trying to slow down her bid to reform unfair pensions and insisting she would ...

Taiwan to benefit from U.S.-China cooperation on North Korea: MAC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—When Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen made an international phone call to congratulate the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump on Dec. 2, 2016, it was viewed as a...

Statue of father of Wushanto Water Reserve Yoichi Hatta found beheaded

TAIPEI (Taiwn News)—The statue of highly respected Japanese engineer Yoichi Hatta (八田與一), who is hailed in Taiwan as the "father of Wushanto Water Reserve," (烏山頭水庫) was found seve...