MAC aims to amend marriage laws for same sex Chinese-Taiwanese couples

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Straits Exchange Foundation (海基會) on Wednesday (May 29) confirmed that Ministry of the Interior is prepared to grant legal certificates recognizing gay partnerships be...

It’s time for Taiwan to get less serious about Communist China

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Cross-straits relations are undoubtedly a serious matter. They are about the preservation of Taiwan’s hard-earned freedoms and democracy, facing down the hosti...

Communist China criticizes Taiwan's 'unreasonable restrictions on voting rights'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese netizens got a good laugh when China's Taiwan Affairs Office spokesman Ma Xiaoguang on Wednesday (Jan. 30) criticized Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (D...

African Swine Flu: dishonest media in China blamed for inadequate warnings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The restrictive media environment is to blame for a lack of public awareness of the severe and quickly growing African swine fever crisis in China, according to Chinese re...

Chiayi Air Base in southwestern Taiwan to stage air show on August 11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Chiayi Air Base will be open to the public and stage an air show on August 11 to demonstrate the air capabilities of Taiwan Air Force’s main fighter aircraft as well as aer...

Fewer 'new immigrants' seen in Taiwan in recent years: report

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) Over the past few years, Taiwan has seen slower growth in the number of "new immigrants" arriving in the country, a category that predominantly refers to the foreign an...

China spends over NT$10 billion to cultivate pro-China supporters in Taiwan: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Beijing is said to have spent NT$10 billion (US$330 million) a year to engage with certain groups of Taiwanese people in an attempt to realign their identities with econom...

20% of divorces in Taiwan are transnational couples

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Out of the 21,000 divorces registered in Taiwan as of May of this year, transnational couples represented 20.2 percent of the total, while transnational marriage accounted for ...

Chinese spouse faces forced departure

A Chinese spouse surnamed Pan is now facing forced departure due to her visa problem. Pan’s husband has been living overseas for decades and information leading to his household registration was recen...

Raised entry quota for previous-marriage children of Chinese spouses

Taipei, Dec. 31 (CNA) The Ministry of the Interior has revised the regulations to allow more children of Chinese spouses of Taiwanese, who were born from a previous marriage to a non-Taiwanese, to com...

Chinese spouse expands group to help more foreign spouses

A Chinese spouse from Guangxi named Tan Huixuan, moved to Kinmen and got married a few years ago. She found out that there are many foreign spouses living on the island who have financial difficulties...

Chinese spouse founds association to help newcomers

The Chinese Couples in Taiwan Caring Friendship Association has been in existence for over two years and has helped many Chinese spouses to adapt to the life in Taiwan. The director-general of the...

Chinese spouse lends helping hand to other migrants

Originally from Anhui Province, Feng Lin is a Chinese spouse who moved to Taiwan 15 years ago. Having been through a period of culture shock, Lin, currently a consultant with the Pearl S. Bucks Founda...

Life insurance companies focus on hiring new immigrants

As the job-hunting season starts, some life insurance companies say they have a preference for hiring new immigrants, veterans, and nurses who plan career changes, and not just the college graduates a...

Chinese spouses praise neighborhood chief

In last year's election, Liu Mei-chi won the highest number of votes among all the neighborhood wardens in Taipei, becoming the head of the Li-an neighborhood in the Xinyi District. Liu has been w...