Taiwan’s ex-comfort woman Chen Lian-hua dies at 93

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Chen Lian-hua(陳蓮花), one of Taiwan’s last remaining “comfort women,” died at the age of 93 on Thursday evening, the Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation (TWRF...

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...

Taiwan still seeks invite to WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Despite dim outlook, Taiwan is still working to secure an invitation to this year’s World Health Assembly (WHA), the nation’s foreign ministry said Thursday. The ...

Taiwan export orders grow 12.3 percent in March, beat official forecast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan’s export orders increased year-on-year for the eighth consecutive month in March, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) announced Thursday.  The nation&rs...

Taiwan tourism bureau to set up office in Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan’s tourism bureau under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) is to open a tourism promotion office in Thailand in June, according to the ministry...

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...

Former Taipei City Councilor admits beheading of Yoichi Hatta statue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Former Taipei City Councilor Lee Cheng-lung (李承龍) admitted to beheading the statue of the highly respected Japanese civil engineer Yoichi Hatta (八田與一), the city’s pol...

Taiwan health department warns of Enterovirus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)- Taipei City’s Department of Health on Monday warned of an Enterovirus outbreak this spring, and urged the public to practice good personal hygiene to prevent infection. ...

Taiwan’s Tai Tzu Ying wins fifth straight title at Singapore Open

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan’s Tai Tzu-ying, (戴資穎), the world's top-ranked female badminton player, won the fifth straight Super Series titles on Sunday at the OUE Singapore Open, after def...

Gogoro to expand battery swapping throughout western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan-based electric scooters startup Gogoro Inc. unveiled Friday its plan to expand its network of battery-swapping stations throughout the western part of the nation, which w...

Vietjet to launch Bangkok-Hualien direct flight in June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Vietjet is to launch a direct flight between Taiwan’s Hualien and Thailand's capital city of Bangkok, commencing services on June 24, the Hualien County Tourism D...

Taiwan seeks FTA with UK

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - President Tsai Ing-wen said in her speech Thursday that she will seek to advance trade between Taiwan and the United Kingdom, expressing hopes to accelerate it with a free trade...

Taiwan offers visa-free entry for Filipino citizens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Starting on June 1, Philippine citizens will be granted visa-free access to Taiwan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced Wednesday. The measure will allow Philipp...

Taiwan becomes first in Asia to ban eating cats and dogs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The amendment to the Animal Protection Act passed its third reading at the Legislative Yuan Tuesday, imposing heavier punishments on animal abuse and prohibiting the practice of...

Taiwan Q1 exports growth highest in 6 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan’s exports rose for a sixth straight month in March, showing a 13.2 percent growth year-on-year to US$ 25.71 billion, said the Ministry of Finance (MOF) Monday. T...