Editorial: China tries to use the 228 Incident

One of the darkest pages in Taiwan history was opened in February 1947, when Kuomintang leader and President Chiang Kai-shek sent in his troops to help his local governor, Chen Yi, put down an uprisin...

‘Awareness of dangers’ is rock base for national existence

Brian Wu is publisher of the Brian Magazine. Translated by George Liao, Taiwan News staff writer. Taiwan has undergone so many disasters, yet the flaw of public safety in the country has not been r...

Approval rating for Tsai rebounds in latest poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The approval rating for President Tsai Ing-wen has risen 7.6 points to 41.4 percent, according to the latest poll conducted by the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation released M...

Business groups call on Legislature to change new labor law amendment

Groups representing capitalists and business owners in Taiwan Sunday called on the country’s Legislature to change the new labor law amendment that they said has been badly received by the count...

Taiwan president meets supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) invited separate delegations of supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage to the Presidential Office Saturday. The Legislative Yuan is ...

Helicopters simulate evacuation of Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan) – Military helicopters landed at the Ministry of National Defense Friday morning in what local media interpreted as a drill for the evacuation of President Tsai Ing-wen during an...

Engagement with India a cure for Taiwan's economic plight

As the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is pronounced dead by United States President Donald Trump, Taiwan is shifting its focus to a bilateral trade pact with the U.S. and expanding engagement with AS...

Philippine visitors to Taiwan up nearly 24% in 2016

Taipei (Taiwan)—The number of visitors from the Philippines in Taiwan reached over 170,000 in 2016, nearly a 24 percent annual increase that resulted from Taiwan’s streamlined visa procedu...

Taiwan utility told to remove nuclear waste from island within 9 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government has told Taiwan Power Corporation to complete the removal of 100,000 barrels of nuclear waste from Orchid Island within the next nine years, reports said We...

Taiwan to generate 20% of power from renewables by 2025: Tsai

Taipei (Taiwan News)—Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) announced plans of using renewables to provide 20% of the nation’s energy by 2025. The government intends to phase out nuclear p...

Taiwan Lantern Festival kicks off in Yunlin

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 2017 Taiwan Lantern Festival officially kicked off in Yunlin County on Saturday showcasing both traditional culture and modern technology and featuring local spec...

Number of visitors from China to Taiwan fell by 16 % in 2016

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The number of Chinese visitors to Taiwan declined by 16.2 percent in 2016 compared to the previous year, with the number of tourists falling by 18 percent, the Ministry of...

Taiwan in close communication with U.S.: Presidential Office

Taiwan maintains close contacts and communications with the United States, helping ensure "zero surprises," the Presidential Office said Friday, in response to a telephone conversation betwe...

A history of Trump's statements on the 'one China' policy

President Donald Trump sharply reversed himself Thursday after months of suggesting he wouldn't hold himself to the long-standing "one China" policy, under which the United States only maintains unoff...

Singapore plays critical role in Taiwan’s ‘New Southbound Policy’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The “New Southbound Policy,” introduced by President Tsai Ing-wen to strengthen Taiwan’s trade and economic ties with countries in South and Southeast Asia, ha...