Minister of the Interior visits I-Mei, announces change to Taiwan residence permits for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Minister of the Interior visited Philippine workers at the I-Mei factory in Taoyuan to announce an official change of title on their resident permits from “forei...

Taiwan Premier, Culture Minister inaugurate new cultural corridor in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2019 Taiwan Creative Expo officially opened in Taipei on Wednesday morning (April 24), coinciding with the inauguration of a new cultural corridor, which stretches alo...

Water commotion: 2019 New Taipei City Water Festival set for April 14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 2019 New Taipei Water Festival, or “Songkran Festival,” will take place on Huaxin Street (華新街), April 14 (Sunday), according to New Taipei Cultural Affairs Depa...

MOC touts poetry collection for boosting Taiwan-Vietnam literary exchanges

A collection of poems by Taiwan author Wu Sheng translated into Vietnamese is helping enhance cultural and literary exchanges with the Southeast Asian country, according to the Ministry of Culture Mar...

Taiwan Nat. Immigration Agency holds Lantern Fest celebrations in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With Lantern Festival just around the corner, the National Immigration Agency held an event at Wanhua New Immigrants’ Hall in Taipei on Sunday to mark the end of the...

Yechiel Eckstein, rabbi who built ties with Christians, dies

JERUSALEM (AP) — Yechiel Eckstein, an Israeli-American rabbi who raised hundreds of millions of dollars for Israel by promoting closer ties with evangelical Christians around the world, has died. ...

Taipei Zoo welcomes four black-faced spoonbills as new immigrants from Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four black-faced spoonbills took a four-hour flight operated by China Airlines from Tokyo Monday afternoon, and arrived at Taipei Songshan Airport in the evening, where st...

‘10 Years Taiwan’ anthology to be screened around Taiwan this month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — 10 Years Taiwan (十年台灣), a collection of five short movies that largely homes in on current and future predicaments for the nation’s citizens, returns this month for ...

Activists campaign for better rights protection for divorced foreign spouses in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Current laws regarding immigration, emigration, and the rights of new immigrants continue to be criticized by activist groups on human rights grounds. Yesterday (Dec. 1...

Indonesia-based NGO receives Taiwan's Human Rights Award, pledges to continue fighting for people

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Upon receiving the Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award, President of the Indonesia-based NGO, Gusdurian Network Indonesia (GNI), Alissa Wahid, said the network will cont...

Forum in Taipei aims to help new immigrants adjust to life in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A forum was held at GIS NTU Convention Center on Dec. 1 seeking to provide assistance to immigrants in Taiwan through discussions on such topics as cross-cultural marriage...

The Latest: Baker: Bush 'forever etched' in history

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 12:10 a.m. James A. Baker III, former President George H.W. Bush's se...

Anti-Semitism: 'Climate has got worse for Jews in Europe,' says Moscow rabbi

Deutsche Welle: Rabbi Goldschmidt, the presentation of your new book "To the Community and to the World" here in Berlin comes at a time when many are warning about the return of anti-Semitis...