Group asks timetable from Taiwan government to remove nuclear waste from Orchid Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--A youth organization on Orchid Island (Lanyu), an island off Taiwan’s southeastern coast, on August 1 urged the government to take action to remove nuclear waste that has b...

Discipline, Hard work, Nationalism - a view on Taiwan

I spent the days ushering in the new year in Taiwan with some members of the family, mostly in the capital city of Taipei, with two days in Taichung and Nantou, and a day in Yilan. We wanted to immer...

Taiwan donates aid for post-typhoon reconstruction in Philippines

Taiwan has donated one million Philippine pesos (US$20,000) as well as materials to Batanes, the northernmost province of the Philippines, for post-typhoon reconstruction. Gary Song-huann Lin (林松煥)...

President orders a probe into nuke waste on Orchid Island

President Tsai Ing-wen ordered a probe into how Taiwan’s nuclear waste winded up on Orchid Island during a ceremony held in the Office of the President on Monday to apologize to aborigines across Taiw...

Taiwan denies 'bullying' Philippines in standoff at sea

Taipei, June 4 (CNA) Taiwan's Coast Guard did not "bully" Philippine Coast Guard personnel in a recent standoff that occurred in the two countries' overlapping economic waters, Taiwan's repre...

Philippines to put new patrol boats in overlapping waters with Taiwan

Manila, June 3 (CNA) The Philippines will deploy several new patrol boats in waters off the northern parts of the Southeast Asian country, where its exclusive economic zone overlaps with that of ...

Fishing the high seas a huge gamble

The recent Shen Fong 12 incident two weeks ago is yet another frustrating reminder that Taiwanese fishing boat captains must take matters in their own hands each time they set sail to operate near the...

Taiwanese fishing boat freed after paying fine in Philippines

Manila, May 14 (CNA) A Taiwanese fishing boat that has been detained in northern Philippines since May 7 was released Thursday after paying a fine of US$50,000, officials said. Hung Tien-ting (...

Fishing incident between Taiwan, Philippines resolved: minister

Taipei, May 14 (CNA) An incident in which the captain and crew of a Taiwanese fishing boat were detained in the Philippines last week for alleged poaching has been resolved, Foreign Minister David L...

Fishermen from detained Taiwanese ship freed by the Philippines

Manila, May 13 (CNA) The captain and crew aboard a Taiwanese fishing ship detained in Batanes Province last week for alleged poaching in the Philippines' territorial waters were released and allowe...

Detained Taiwanese ship not one that fled after being fined

Manila, May 11 (CNA) A Taiwanese fishing ship that was detained in the northern Philippines for alleged poaching May 7 is not a former Philippines fishing boat that was fined but fled before payin...

Philippines to reinforce maritime security after repeated fishing offenses

Inhabitants in the Northern Philippines have shown great repulse towards Taiwanese fishing boats after their repeated offenses over the years, an unnamed official in the Philippines said Sunday, addin...

Detained Taiwanese boat said a repeat offender in Philippine waters

Basco, the Philippines, May 10 (CNA) A Taiwanese fishing boat detained by the Philippines last week was found to have the same engine as a former Philippines fishing boat which had been fined but ...

Fishemen aboard detained Taiwanese ship released on bail

Basco, the Philippines, May 8 (CNA) Six people aboard a Taiwanese fishing boat detained by the Philippines in Basco for alleged poaching were released on bail Friday after negotiations with Filipin...

Taiwanese boat still detained by Philippines on poaching allegations

Taipei, May 8 (CNA) A Taiwanese fishing vessel and its six-member crew remained detained in the Philippines on suspicion of poaching in that country's territorial waters, as an investigation into th...