Pope Francis omits planned Hong Kong reference in Sunday's talk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pope Francis has allegedly omitted a pre-written paragraph of his speech, where he addressed Beijing's recent implementation of the Hong Kong national security law, du...

Taiwan premier promises AC installations in all primary and secondary schools by 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) announced Tuesday (July 7) that all public primary and secondary schools in Taiwan will be equipped with air conditioners by summer 2022 to gi...

Taiwan's legislative speaker urges former president to cease HK comments

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to former Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou's (馬英九) disputed comments on Hong Kong's new national security law, Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) sug...

China inches toward 'liberating' Taiwan after HK security law: Washington Post

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The recent passage of the controversial Hong Kong national security law could serve as Beijing's blueprint for solving the "Taiwan problem," according to a W...

Joshua Wong compares Hong Kong’s situation to Taiwan's ‘White Terror’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong student activist and former secretary-general of the pro-democracy party Demosistō, Joshua Wong (黃之鋒), on Sunday (July 5) compared the special administrative reg...

Taipei mayor demands investigation into possible misuse of MRT monthly ticket

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Monday (July 6) shined a spotlight on the hidden problems of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) monthly ticket, demanding an investigation i...

Taiwan legislative speaker suggests renaming Chinese medicine as 'Taiwanese'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) on Sunday (July 5) suggested the term "Chinese medicine" should be changed to "Taiwanese medicine" to reduce the n...

Hongkongers use creativity against new security law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an attempt to counter Beijing's new national security law for Hong Kong, residents of the region have developed creative ways to express dissent without risking arr...

Taiwan stores remdesivir vials for COVID-19 patients in critical condition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Friday (July 3) the country possesses 333 vials of remdesivir and will save them for emergency coronavirus treatme...

US vice president calls Beijing's Hong Kong security law a 'betrayal'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday (July 2) slammed the Chinese government for asserting its unchecked power in Hong Kong, calling implementation of the new nation...

Japan's ruling party moves to scrap visit from Chinese leader

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is reportedly considering nixing Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping's (習近平) state visit scheduled next spring, taki...

Taiwan cancels 2020 Jones Cup basketball tournament

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's basketball association announced the cancellation of this year's William Jones Cup international basketball tournament after previously postponing the gam...

DPP candidate ahead by 40% in latest Kaohsiung mayoral by-election poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A recent poll on Kaohsiung's mayoral by-election showed that the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) candidate Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) is ahead of his Kuomintang (KMT)...

French academic warns Beijing's intent of 'absorbing' Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In light of the implementation of Hong Kong's new national security law, Jean-Francois Di Meglio, president of the French independent think tank Asia Centre, warned on...

Taiwan representative office in Philippines suspends services after COVID-19 case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines has announced the temporary suspension of its consular services due to one of the building receptionists ...