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...

New Taipei cram school classmates of 31st Wuhan virus case being tested

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After an 11-year-old boy was confirmed to be Taiwan's 31st case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) on Tuesday (Feb. 25), officials began testing his cram school classmate...

Taiwan’s Next Magazine on the verge of folding: Reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Next Magazine, the weekly famous for using paparazzi tactics to uncover scandals and liaisons, is about to fold after 19 years in Taiwan, the rival China Times Want Want G...

Cloud service stocks set to gain from Wuhan virus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shares in cloud services are likely to rebound in the second quarter when Wuhan virus (COVID-19) cases are expected to gradually taper off, according to market analysts. ...

70% of Taiwan flights to China canceled due to Wuhan virus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The cancellation rate of flights across the Taiwan Strait on Monday (Feb. 10) reached 70 percent amid a flight embargo on China, where the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak origi...

Taiwanese celebrity chef Jimmy Chang dies at age 69

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Celebrity chef Jimmy Chang (張振民) died on Sunday (Feb. 2), his friends confirmed to CNA. However, there were conflicting reports about what caused the chef's death. ...

China refuses Taiwan’s request to evacuate citizens from Wuhan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has refused Taiwan’s requests to charter planes and bring its citizens home after being trapped in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Taiwan news outlet China Times re...

Taiwan Presidential Office denies administration reshuffle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-The Presidential Office has dismissed a report on planned personnel changes in the administration, condemning it as a complete fabrication. China Times reported on Saturday (Ja...

Taiwan urges China to lift travel ban after election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has urged Beijing to relax travel restrictions on Chinese who plan to visit the island country after the presidential and legislative elections on Saturday (Jan. 11...

Yonghe murder suspect found guilty by New Taipei court

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A New Taipei City court last week found the main suspect of the gruesome murder and dismemberment of a Canadian English teacher guilty. When the Taiwan New Taipei Distr...

Line app too inaccurate to use during emergency: Taiwan expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During an emergency such as Thursday’s (Jan. 2) helicopter crash which killed eight top military officers, using the Line messaging app will not help rescuers locate...