Taiwan's StarLux launches first flights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After three years of planning and preparation, Taiwan's newly established StarLux Airlines launched its first flights on Thursday (Jan. 23), the first day of the week-...

DPP lawmaker who forgot cash on train may face charge of 'structuring'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Last week on Sept. 3, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmaker Chen Ming-wen (陳明文) accidentally left NT$3 million (US$95,500) in cash aboard a Taiwan High Speed Railway...

Taiwan prosecutors to investigate son of legislator who forgot millions on train

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chiayi District Prosecutors Office will investigate allegations of money laundering against the son of legislator Chen Ming-wen (陳明文) after he said the NT$3 million (U...

Taiwan legislator explains origin of millions in cash he left on train

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Legislator Chen Ming-wen (陳明文) showed video footage Thursday (September 5) to prove he had brought the NT$3 million (US$95,500) in cash he forgot on a train from his home....

Taiwan opposition demands probe of legislator who forgot millions on train

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday (September 4) demanded that the Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau (MJIB) and the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC)...

Taiwan legislator forgets NT$3 million in cash on high-speed train

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A suitcase containing NT$3 million (US$95,500) in cash was left unattended on a high-speed train to Taipei and turned out to belong to Democratic Progressive Party lawmake...

Legislators rally behind Tsai for Taiwan presidency re-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators have backed President Tsai Ing-wen’s re-election bid, following the launch of former premier William Lai’s (賴清德)...

DPP to hold march against annexation by China in Kaohsiung on Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is planning to hold a march against annexation of Taiwan by China in Kaohsiung this Saturday, the same day the pro-independence political...

Almost half of the public does not believe Taiwan ex-President Ma is innocent: poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Almost half the public does not believe former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) is innocent of breach of trust, according to an opinion poll by the Taiwan NextGen Foundation (...

Taiwanese airlines to offer passengers fleet data on their aircraft after booking

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In order to improve aviation safety, Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) has been working with domestic airline companies to create a system that will prov...

The View from Taichung: Ex-President Ma's indictment and democratic politics

This weekend prosecutors indicted former President Ma Ying-jeou on the charge of leaking state secrets in a case dating back to September of 2013. The Special Investigations Division (SID) had been ta...

Counterintelligence bill back on table to fight Chinese spies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to media reports that over 5,000 Chinese spies have infiltrated Taiwan's military and government, Democratic Progressive Party legislators yesterday proposed re...

Six legislators to accompany Tsai on the upcoming visit to Latin America

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Six legislators from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), People First Party (PFP), and New Power Party (NPP) will accompany President Tsai Ing-wen on her upcoming state visi...

Taiwan will not be affected by overseas maid ban: Indonesian VP

Taiwan will not be affected by Indonesian measures to prohibit Indonesian domestic helpers from going abroad to work from 2017, a Taiwanese lawmaker cited Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla as sayi...

Detained fishing boat returns, premier vows to seek justice

A Taiwanese fishing boat and its crew, which had been detained by the Japanese coast guard last week in a disputed area of the Pacific Ocean, returned to southern Taiwan's Pingtung County Thursday, an...