Philippines key nation in Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy

Under Taiwan government’s “New Southbound Policy,” the Philippines is seen as the most important nation for Taiwan to expand cooperation and ties in the region. The New Southbound...

Tsai tweets congratulations to Trump

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan President Tsai ing-wen took to Twitter to offer her congratulations to Donald Trump on his inauguration Friday. Donald Trump has been officially sworn in as the 45th P...

Latest avian flu outbreaks force cull of 30,000 chickens in Yunlin

Two more bird flu outbreaks have been detected in Taiwan’s Yunlin County, leading to the culling of over 30,000 chickens at the farms in Dongshi and Lunbei Townships, Yunlin’s Animal and P...

Strongest cold air mass this season to drop temp to 10C: CWB

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A strong cold air mass forecast to arrive on Friday is expected to send the temperatures down to as low as 10 degrees Celsius in the north, according to the latest Central Weath...

Massive fire breaks out in Zhongli tire factory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A heavy fire broke out at a tire factory in Taoyuan City's Zhongli District Tuesday afternoon, leaving the plant destroyed and more than two hundred residents evacuated from...

Terry Gou turns down Trump’s inauguration invite to reassure Beijing: report

Terry Gou, Taiwanese tycoon and the founder of Foxconn Technology Group, has reportedly moved to reassure Beijing that his company will “remain committed to China,” after the company was s...

Taiwan passport world’s 28th most powerful: report

Taiwanese hold the world's 28th most powerful passport, according to the Passport Index annual report's global ranking. Financial advisory firm Arton Capital releases the study every year o...

VietJet starts direct flights between Ho Chi Minh and Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Vietnam-based budget airline VietJet Air launched a new route on Sunday, linking Ho Chi Minh City with Taiwan’s Taichung City, as part of the Taiwan government’s &ld...

Yushan, Hehuan Mountain receive first snowfall of 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As the nation continues to be under the influence of a strong cold air mass, Taiwan’s highest mountain, Yushan, as well as Hehuan Mountain have received their first snowfa...

Rangers urge caution as freezing mist covers Jade Mountain

Freezing mist has gripped Taiwan’s highest mountain, Yushan, prompting warnings from authorities to watch out for the slippery mountain roads and dangerous driving conditions. Temperatures on...

Stronger cold air mass to arrive next weekend; 11C expected in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Another cold air mass from mainland China will be moving towards Taiwan next weekend, dropping the temperatures to as low as 11 degrees Celsius in Taipei, the Central Weather Bu...

High-level security and motorcade for Tsai sighted in San Francisco

A total of 60 Harley-Davidson motorcycles came together for a motorcade escorting Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, as she was on her way to Twitter’s Headquarters in San Francisco on Satur...

Nationwide shortage prompts call for blood donation

Taiwan Blood Services Foundation on Friday called on the public to donate blood amid a nationwide shortage of blood from donors. According to the foundation’s statistics, the number of the re...

Kaohsiung’s Zuoying, Yunlin’s Lunbei the most polluted areas in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Environmental group Air Clean Taiwan on Friday revealed in a report a ranking of Taiwan’s cities and counties by levels of PM2.5 air pollution, in which Kaohsiung’s ...

Tsai arrives in El Salvador for final stop on Central American tour

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday arrived in El Salvador on the fourth and final leg of her Central American tour. She was greeted by El Salvador Foreign Minister Hugo Martine...