Taiwan presidential candidates to wear state-of-the-art bulletproof vests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Candidates in Taiwan’s general presidential election will be provided with state-of-the-art bulletproof vests, according to the head of the National Security Bureau ...

Annette Lu calls on Taiwan govt to arrest and try Hong Kong killer according to law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the news that self-confessed murderer Chan Tong-kai (陳同佳) will be released from prison in Hong Kong and that he plans to willingly return to Taiwan to face justi...

Up to two Taiwan allies may switch to China before 2020 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The chief of Taiwan’s top intelligence agency confirmed Wednesday (Oct. 2) that China would try to lure up to two of the island’s diplomatic allies away before...

Taiwan intelligence agency chief moves 20 officers in cigarette smuggling scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – National Security Bureau (NSB) chief Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) has ordered 20 officers moved to new postings as a consequence of the scandal involving the smuggling of duty-fre...

Former Defense Minister to head Veterans Affairs Council

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬), the former defense minister who is currently the chairman of the Institute for National Defense and Security Research, has been appointed minister of...

Taiwan intelligence agency chief vows tough action against cigarette smugglers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At his first news conference since taking office, National Security Bureau (NSB) chief Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) vowed to take severe disciplinary measures against any official...

Taiwan appoints minister of veterans affairs as new intelligence agency chief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Minister of Veterans Affairs Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) is the new director general of the main intelligence agency, the National Security Bureau (NSB), following the resign...

Taiwan Transportation Minister sends deputy to supervise China Airlines in smuggling scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) sent his deputy, Wang Kuo-tsai (王國材), to China Airlines (CAL) Wednesday (July 24) to find out more about the company’s ro...

Taiwan Cabinet spokesperson, labor and culture ministers stay on

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cabinet spokesperson Kolas Yotaka, Labor Minister Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春), and Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) will retain their positions in the new Cabinet led by inco...

Taiwan has high hopes for new foreign and MAC ministers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government is hoping that the appointments of experienced hands to take charge of foreign affairs, national defense and relations with China will create a new situatio...

Taiwan replaces foreign, defense and China ministers in reshuffle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan replaced the ministers in charge of foreign affairs, national defense and relations with China in a wide-ranging reshuffle affecting national security departments F...

Defense ministry denies allegation of another security breach

Taipei, April 9 (CNA) The Ministry of National Defense said Thursday that an alleged irregularity at an Army base in Taichung five years ago did not amount to a security breach because the base was ...

Taiwan News Morning Briefing – April 9

Market & Commodity ■ The Taiwan Stock Exchange’s (TWSE) main index opened 28.63 points higher to 9,600.60 on Thursday, with turnover reaching NT$1.68 billion. (Taiwan News) World News ■ Whe...

Apache incident not the first: Taipei City councilor

Taipei, April 8 (CNA) Taipei City Councilor Lee Ching-yuan (???) on Wednesday revealed another breach of secutiry rules by the Army's 602nd Aviation Brigade in Taichung five years ago. Lee made...

Chief of general staff, Army commander punished over Apache incidents

Taipei, April 8 (CNA) Two more senior military officers were punished Wednesday in a case in which an Army pilot gave a local TV personality and other civilians access to Taiwan's most advanced att...