Taiwan kicks off Smart Asia 2019 in India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Smart Asia 2019, organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), got underway at the Mumbai Exhibition Centre on Thursday (Oct. 17) and will run throu...

Taiwan's KMT presidential candidate cancels US visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a closed-door meeting with AIT Chairman James Moriarty on Friday morning (Oct. 18), Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) announced that he is can...

Japan tightens rules on investment from abroad

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's Cabinet approved draft legislation on Friday (Oct. 18) to impose tougher controls on foreign investments, aiming to prevent the leak of advanced technology and...

Japan's PM thanks Taiwan for condolences to typhoon victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responded to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) condolences to Typhoon Hagibis victims on Friday (Oct. 18), emphasizing that T...

China leases island after Solomons switch, raises fears over potential military use

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Beijing-based company has signed a secretive deal to lease the entire island of Tulagi, one of the Solomon Islands, and its surroundings just weeks after the Pacific nat...

Taiwan hosts Asia-Pacific Conference with youth employment as focus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taichung City Government on Thursday (Oct. 17) held the "2019 Asia-Pacific Conference on Policies for Employment", which was focused around creating better w...

Taiwan's president meets with Danish parliament representative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pia Kjaersgaard, member of the Danish Parliament and former leader of the right-wing Danish People's Party, paid a visit to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) at t...

102-year-old priest recognized for dedication in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Andrés Díaz de Rábago (賴甘霖), a Spanish Jesuit priest, former doctor, and instructor from National Taiwan University (NTU) College of Medicine, has rec...

Taipei Hot Springs Season coming to N. Taiwan Oct. 31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2019 Taipei Hot Springs Season festival will launch in Xinbeitou (新北投) on Oct. 31 and last through Nov. 4, focusing on hot springs, Taiwanese delicacies, concerts, and...

Taiwan police help Chinese woman recover NT$10 million from fraudsters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Taichung District Prosecutors Office (台中地檢署) told the press on Wednesday (Oct. 16) that the police have solved a case of fraud committed by an organized scam gr...

Taiwan to send gifts to new emperor of Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The coronation ceremony for the new emperor of Japan, Naruhito (德仁), will be held in Tokyo on Tuesday (Oct. 22), with many global political leaders and members of royalty ...

Taiwan's most beloved illustrator holds exhibition in Spain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Museo ABC in Madrid has launched the "Lo esencial y lo invisible" art exhibition, featuring 174 original artworks by celebrated Taiwanese picture book illust...

Yilan International Art Festival gets underway in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Yilan International Art Festival (丟丟銅蘭城國際音樂節) gets underway at the Yilan Performing Arts Center on Wednesday (Oct. 16) at 7 p.m. and runs for five days (Oct. 16-2...

Taiwan police arrest 5 in largest drug bust in Kinmen's history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Fuchien Kinmen District Prosecutors Office announced Tuesday (Oct. 15) at a press conference that it has solved the largest drug trafficking case in the history of Kin...

Legislators concerned Taiwan's reservists not ready for war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan's Foreign and National Defense Committee is scheduled to review the 2020 budget for the Ministry of National Defense, but members of the committee...