DPP announces legislator-at-large nominees for 2020 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has finally nailed down its slate of nominees for legislator-at-large seats in the Jan. 11 elections amid a politica...

Taiwan professor bashes Hong Kong student protesters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the escalating violence across Hong Kong university campuses, City University of Hong Kong (CityU) President Way Kuo (郭位), a Taiwanese citizen, has received internati...

Taiwan parties to announce legislator-at-large nominees for 2020 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's three major political parties are slated to nominate candidates for legislator-at-large seats this week ahead of the Jan. 11 elections, with most of them bein...

Taiwan's retired police decry court's award of damages to Sunflower protesters

The Retired Police Officers Association launched a protest Tuesday over a court ruling that requires the state to pay compensation to 10 people who were injured during the 2014 Sunflower Movement prot...

66 new fighter jets to arrive in Taiwan by 2026

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Tuesday (Nov. 12) reported on the budget for the country's acquisition of 66 F-16V Block 70/72 fighter aircraft at the Leg...

Taipei-Prague sister city agreement wording unchanged

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The sister-city agreement between Taipei and the Czech capital of Prague has been returned to Taipei City Council (TCC) for review with the “City of Taipei, Taiwan&r...

Documentary about Taiwanese puppetry master premieres in Japan

A documentary featuring Taiwanese master of hand puppetry Chen Hsi-huang (陳錫煌) premiered in Tokyo on Friday, ahead of its nationwide release in Japan later this month. "Red Box," by renow...

Medical marijuana in Louisiana: Questions about cost arise

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three months after medical marijuana became available in Louisiana, doctors and clinics say some patients are finding the cost for therapeutic cannabis too high for treatment, ...

Baby in critical condition after 5-car collision on freeway in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One person was killed and six were injured in a major traffic collision on the Changhua section of National Freeway No. 1 (Sun Yat-sen Freeway) Saturday morning (Nov. 2). ...

Taiwan's concept artists make a splash at New York festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— New York Performa 2019 Biennial features five contemporary Taiwan artists and their conceptual multimedia works, throughout New York and until Nov. 24. Performa, an inte...

Taiwan's foreign minister concludes visit to Paraguay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A delegation led by Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) joined Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez for dinner on Wednesday (Oct. 30) during a three-da...

Taiwan court awards compensation to Sunflower protesters removed by police

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of Sunflower Movement protesters were awarded compensation totaling NT$1.1 million (US$36,000) Wednesday (October 30) for their forceful dispersal by police outsid...

Taipei mayor looks ahead to 2024 presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Government adviser Tsai Pi-ju (蔡壁如) said Tuesday (Oct. 29) on a talk show hosted by radio personality Clara Chou (周玉蔻) that Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is pla...

US Defense Dept. opens Flagship language center in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese Overseas Flagship language center has been established by the U.S. Defense Department at National Taiwan University to foster exchanges between the U.S. and Taiw...

Free flu shots available nationwide in Taiwan starting Nov. 15: CDC

The government will launch its annual free flu vaccination program on Nov. 15 at hospitals and other medical facilities throughout Taiwan, a month later than usual, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) D...