Over 40 Eswatini students duped into skinning chickens in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 40 Eswatini students who thought they were realizing their dream of studying abroad were disheartened when they encountered harsh working conditions and long hours in...

Taiwan's constitutional reform should not avoid difficult issues: Poll expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Constitutional reform during President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) second term should not be limited to issues which already obtained consensus support, Taiwanese Public Op...

Huafan to become first ‘tuition-free’ university in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Huafan University announced on Tuesday (May 19) that the university is offering a scholarship with an amount equivalent to a year’s tuition — NT$108,000 (US$3,...

Taiwanese legislator withdraws proposal to remove mention of China unification from law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A ruling party legislator has withdrawn his proposal to remove the mention of unification with China as the only national aim from the “Act Governing Relations Betwe...

Taiwanese legislators want to remove mention of unification with China from law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A legislator closely associated with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) wants to remove the mention of unification with China as the country's sole national aim from the tex...

New feature at convenience stores makes paying taxes easier in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s tax authorities have joined hands with the country's four major convenience store chains to launch a new feature that makes tax payment more convenient....

China sets up unit of Marines under its Navy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has for the first time acknowledged it set up a unit of Marines within the People’s Liberation Army Navy, after experts recommended such a move to counter Taiw...

Kim Jong Un could still be unwell

In response to reports Tuesday (April 21) of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s critical condition, Yoon Sang-hyeon, the head of South Korea’s National Assembly Foreign Affairs and Unificat...

Fifth round of online mask orders in Taiwan starts Wednesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Registration for the fifth round of surgical mask online orders (eMask) will be received from Wednesday (April 15) to Friday and the ordered masks will be available for pi...

Woman leaves Taiwan for 30 years, returns with coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese woman who had lived overseas for decades raised eyebrows when she finally returned to Taiwan for the first time in 30 years, at the peak of the Wuhan coronavir...

Su calls lawmaker unfit for duty for saying 'Taiwan is not a country'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Tuesday (March 31) said that Kuomintang (KMT) legislator Chen Yu-jen (陳玉珍) is not fit to serve in the Legislative Yuan after she declared t...

Taiwan TV station removes prediction of coronavirus lockdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — CTiTV News has taken down a message that said Taiwan is just six days away from a complete lockdown, reports said Saturday (March 28). While the island nation’s n...

China pressured media outlets in Taiwan: U.S. human rights report

China has pressured media outlets in Taiwan to produce news in line with its political priorities, according to the latest human rights report released by the United States Wednesday (March 11). Th...

Taiwan legislature to adopt video conferencing if two members have coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s legislature will adopt video conferencing if two or more legislators contract the coronavirus (COVID-19). Preparations are being made for the worst scena...

Fashion retailer Bossini reportedly closing all 51 Taiwan stores this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The fashion retailer Bossini, which is based in Hong Kong, plans to close all 51 of its stores in Taiwan and completely exit that market before the end of July, China Time...