Taiwan News began publication in 1949 as “China News.” Founded by James Wei, It was the first English-language newspaper in Taiwan. Its ongoing mission is to report on both Taiwanese society as well as modern global trends, building a bridge of communication between cultures and nations.
In 1997, the newspaper was purchased by I-Mei Foods Co., Ltd CEO Luis Ko, who remains the publisher. The name was later changed to “Taiwan News” as the paper began to move its focus toward local news.
In order to continue to provide the best in coverage utilizing the most effective and efficient format, Taiwan News switched to an all-digital format in 2015. The shift to an online platform has enabled the news service to offer readers on the Internet the latest in breaking news on a continuous basis.
Taiwan News launched a new and improved website in the fall of 2016 with a streamlined, responsive design which includes a mobile-friendly version. The website now also has a complementary presence on the social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google Plus.
Taiwan News is now read in 176 countries around the globe and is one of the most widely visited English-language news portals for news about Taiwan, with an average of more than two million visits monthly, 80% of which come from abroad. Augmented by Chinese and French versions, the news site offers the outside world a revealing look at Taiwan while also keeping people in Taiwan informed on what is happening in other areas.
In addition to expatriates and students, the news site’s readership includes Taiwan’s Presidential Office, Legislature, Executive Yuan and all government ministries, as well as libraries, corporations, financial and securities institutions, and foreign airlines. Over the years, many diplomats and business leaders have contributed stories to Taiwan News.
Published under the motto “Voice of the people, Bridge to the world,” Taiwan News places great value on the voice of the people of Taiwan and tailors that voice to be heard by the rest of the world. Taiwan News provides an inside look at the worlds of politics, business and culture in Taiwan in what remains the best single source of information on what is happening in Taiwan and around the globe.
Taiwan News offers news on a wide range of stories on key events in Taiwan and around the world, presenting in-depth looks at the people, places and practices found in Taiwan.
Since Taiwan News has a long-standing connection with I Mei Foods, we also provide special reports on food safety that will explain the concepts behind the development and production of healthy, safe food products with first-hand information and stories from the industry.