Taiwan gender wage gap narrows: statistics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan’s gender wage gap stood at 14 percent in 2016, down 0.5 percent from the year before, according to the latest statistics released by Directorate-General of Budget, ...

Taiwan jobless rate drops to lowest in 19 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan’s unemployment rate for January stood at 3.78 percent, slightly down from 3.79 percent in December and the lowest level in 19 months, according to the latest s...

India, Taiwan set to forge win-win partnership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Under Taiwan’s “New Southbound Policy,” the nation is keen to strengthen bilateral ties with India, the largest democracy in the world and the seventh-largest ...

Mercury to dip to 12 degrees as cold front arrives Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A cold front is expected to sweep across Taiwan and send the temperatures down to as low as 12 degrees Celsius on Thursday, according to the latest Central Weather Bureau (CWB) ...

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...

Taiwan’s export orders rise for six straight months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan’s export orders increased year-on-year for the sixth consecutive month in January, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) announced Monday.  Taiwan’s...

14 students killed in bus accident in Philippines

TAIPEI(Taiwan News) - At least 14 students were killed and 40 others injured in a road accident in Tanay, Rizal in the Philippines, after the bus they were riding crashed into an electric post on...

Taiwan Cement optimistic about India expansion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan Cement Corp. (TCC, 台泥), the nation’s biggest cement company, is seeking growth opportunities in India, a market that the late chairman of TCC Leslie Koo believed to...

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong arrested on bribery charges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Lee Jae-yong, the vice chairman of South Korea’s Samsung Electronics, has been arrested on Friday morning on bribery charges in connection with a massive corruption scanda...

Taiwan climbs to record 11th in Economic Freedom Index

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan has climbed to its highest level in world rankings of economic freedom, according to an annual index released Wednesday by a leading Washington-based think tank, the Heri...

India downplays Taiwan delegation visit as China protests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - China on Wednesday lodged a formal protest with India for hosting a Taiwanese parliamentary delegation, while asking it to stick to the “One-China Policy” and deal w...

Mutual interests to bring Taiwan and India closer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As the government’s “New Southbound Policy” has entered into full force and effect, Taiwan is aiming for deeper trade relations with India, an economic bright ...

Taipei councilor expelled from party over domestic abuse scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taipei City Councilor Tung Chung-yen (童仲彥) has been removed from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), after he was accused of domestic violence by his wife last month. Tun...

Taiwanese tourist killed in car crash in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A Taiwanese tourist died and two others injured in a car accident in Kyushu, Japan on Saturday, the officials from Taiwan’s Representative Office in Japan’s Kukuoka ...

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake hits Tainan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - An offshore earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale struck Tainan City Sunday at 12:30 p.m., an aftershock from the magnitude 5.6 quake yesterday. The epicenter of the ...