Taiwan’s garbage disposal system gets praise from foreign media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan’s musical garbage trucks have been featured in a video clip lately, which praises the island’s effective waste disposal system. The clip, produced by ATTN,...

Phase-one water rationing starts April 5 in Taiwan’s Chiayi, Tainan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan’s Chiayi and Tainan will be placed on phase-one water rationing starting on April 5th, the government announced Wednesday. The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA...

Trump's trade-chief pick urges stronger ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s nominee for the nation’s top trade negotiator, Robert Lighthizer, said the U.S. plans to promote stronger bilateral ties with Taiwan, a...

Gogoro riders to be able to recharge scooters at PX Mart

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwanese startup Gogoro announced Tuesday that riders of their Smartscooters will soon be able to change batteries at PX Mart (全聯福利中心), a leading supermarket chain in Taiwan, m...

Taiwan patiently awaits invite from WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan is continuing its effort to secure an invitation for the nation to attend this year’s World Health Assembly (WHA), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday. ...

Forbes names Terry Gou richest man in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Terry Gou (郭台銘), Chairman of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., has been named the richest person in Taiwan by Forbes. Forbes released its 2017 list of billionaires Monday...

Hollywood actress reveals her love for Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - U.S. actress Scarlett Johansson, who is currently touring Asia to promote her new film Ghost in the Shell, said in an interview that she enjoyed filming in Taipei and would like...

Singapore beats Japan to become Taiwan’s favorite country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Singapore has been named the favorite country among Taiwanese in a survey carried out by the Taiwan Public Opinion Foundation released Monday. The survey found 87.1 percent o...

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&...

Japan key nation in Taiwan’s diplomatic agenda: Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - President Tsai Ing-wen met with the delegation of the Taiwanese Association in Japan on Monday, stressing the importance of Taiwan-Japan relations in the nation’s diplomat...

Trump looks forward to visiting China: U.S. state secretary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday in his talks with China’s President Xi Jinping that the U.S. is looking forward to enhancing understanding with China. ...

Taiwan’s Chan Yung-jan wins women’s doubles title

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese tennis player Chan Yung-jan (詹詠然) and her partner Martina Hingis of Switzerland won the women’s doubles title Sunday at the BNP Paribas Open with a 7-6(4) 6-2 v...

Taipei Mayor to visit India late March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is scheduled to visit India in late March to promote tourism in the city and inspect business opportunities in the South Asian nation. The v...

February 2017 second warmest in 138 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - February 2017 was the second hottest February in 138 years since the record-keeping began, according to Cheng Ming-dean, director of the Central Weather Bureau’s (CWB) Wea...

Yang apologizes to former Taiwan President over life-time pension comment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Former Supreme Court President Yang Jen-shou (楊仁壽) posted an open letter on Saturday to apologize for his comment the other day that claimed former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) ...