Chiang Kai-shek Mausoleum suffers declining tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As some sectors of the tourism industry have been hit by declining Chinese tourists numbers since the election of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), vendors at Taoyuan’s ...

I-Mei Foods GM heads Taiwan digital tech and gov't policy association

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—I-Mei Foods Co. (義美食品) General Manager Luis Ko (高志明), who is also the Chairman of search engine company Openfind, gathered experts in the technology industry and academ...

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 News Weekly Roundup - March 24

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Top stories this week included President Tsai Ing-wen announced plans to build Taiwan's first indigenous submarine, a Taiwanese boss owes Indian chefs nearly...

Fortune: Taiwan President Tsai named among world’s greatest leaders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen was recently named one of the greatest leaders around the world by a leading U.S.-based business magazine. Fortune magazine crowns Theo Epstein ...

Editorial: Taiwan needs to strike while the iron is hot

China’s military reform and modernization have received maximum coverage, partly due to President Xi Jinping’s aggressive stance in the South China Sea and toward Japan. The advances by...

Taiwan and U.S. sign new IP enforcement MOU: AIT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan and U.S. have signed a new IP enforcement Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve the response to violations of intellectual property rights and trade fraud laws...

U.S. is Taiwan’s crucial security and trading partner: Tsai Ing-wen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文)reiterated the importance of U.S.  in Taiwan’s security and trade, at the annual Hsieh Nien Fan banquet hosted by AmCham Tai...

Chinese students protest Taiwan health insurance plan, netizens go nuclear

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Representatives of a collection of international students' rights groups, including students from China, held a press conference yesterday to protest a potential increase i...

Taiwan ruling party to send delegation to South Korean elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The ruling Democratic Progressive Party will send a delegation to South Korea to observe its May 9 presidential election, the party’s chairperson, President Tsai Ing...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA: SKOREA-POLITICS — South Korean prosecutors grill the country's just-ousted president in a long-awaited investigation of corruption allegations that ended her rule and now threa...

Taiwan announces plan to build own submarines

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen says the island will build its own submarines to get around China's efforts to prevent it from purchasing such craft from overseas. ...

Taiwan president launches submarine project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) boarded one of the Navy’s submarines in Kaohsiung Tuesday to witness a simulated torpedo launch while also launching the country’s...

Head of Salvadoran Legislative Assembly visits Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - President Tsai Ing-wen met with the President of El Salvador’s Legislative Assembly, Guillermo Antonio Gallegos Navarrete, and his delegation on Monday, thanking the ally&...