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Woman charged with vandalizing late Taiwan president's portrait

Taipei prosecutors on Friday indicted a woman for splashing red paint on a portrait of former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) at a public memorial at the Taipei Guest House in August. Cheng Hui-chung ...

Woman vandalizes memorial of late Taiwan president Lee Teng-hui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The memorial for late President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) in Taipei was reportedly vandalized on Friday (Aug. 14), the day of Lee's funeral, when a woman splashed red paint o...

Key ministers to stay in Taiwan's new Cabinet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) is leaving the key ministers of interior, transportation, and education in their posts, but the National Security Council will receive a new s...

Taiwan Culture Minister to be taken over by Hakka Affairs head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chairman of the Hakka Affairs Council, Li Yong-de (李永得), has been tapped to become the next Minister of Culture in Taiwan. The former Minister of Culture, Cheng Li-ch...

Taiwan Culture Minister resigns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) officially stepped down on Thursday (May 14). Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) and his entire Cabinet tendered their r...

Taiwan Cabinet resigns ahead of presidential inauguration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) and his entire Cabinet tendered their resignation Thursday (May 14) ahead of the May 20 inauguration of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) for a sec...

Taiwan implements workplace flexibility for overseas staff

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) said on Thursday the ministry has implemented a policy of workplace flexibility for staff at six overseas locations, CNA reported....

10 reporters, 21 musicians quarantined after Australian infected with coronavirus performs in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After news broke on Thursday night (March 5) that an Australian musician who performed in Taiwan over the weekend has been confirmed with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19),...

Taiwan presents first edition of culture awards to French academics

Six French academics from the Institut de France were honored by Taiwan with the first-ever cultural medal awards in Paris Monday for their contributions to promoting long-term cultural exchanges with...

Taiwan to start Public Lending Right program for local authors Jan. 1

On Jan. 1, Taiwan will become the first country in East Asia to adopt a Public Lending Right (PLR) program, under which writers will receive compensation for free public access to their books at two n...

Martial law victims urge young people to cherish Taiwan's hard-won democracy

Survivors of atrocities committed during Taiwan's period of martial law on Saturday (Dec. 7) exhorted younger generations to cherish the country's hard-earned democracy at a ceremony to mark t...

Japanese-era buildings in central Taiwan to be restored

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Nantou County Government proposal to reconstruct historic buildings in Jiji Township that were erected during the Japanese colonial period to serve as offices for the ca...

Taiwan's long awaited Museum of Archeology opens with a flourish

TAINAN (Taiwan News) – Museum of Archeology, Taiwan Branch of National Museum of Prehistory (南科考古館) opened Saturday (Oct. 19) in Tainan. It has taken 24 years of preparation for the Museum of...

Taiwan mulls tax exemption for book publishers to save brick-and-mortar bookstores

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government is considering a business tax exemption for the publishing industry as its latest measure to save brick-and-mortar bookstores on the island. Mi...

Crime series wins big in Taiwan's Golden Bell Awards' television category

Taiwanese television crime series, "The World Between Us (我們與惡的距離)," scooped up six major prizes at the 54th Golden Bell Awards' category for television programming on Saturday, includin...