Old copper refinery to reopen as tourist attraction in New Taipei

A disused copper refinery in New Taipei City’s Ruifang District is set to become a tourist attraction under a public art project arranged by Taipei City-based Taiwan Power Co. Known locally a...

Jackie Chan says 'I don't know anything' about Hong Kong protests while in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Just as Hong Kong police were firing rubber bullets, bean bag rounds, tear gas, and water cannons at thousands of unarmed civilians in Hong Kong, Jackie Chan claimed to be igno...

Hero volunteer who tended victims of bus accident fights for life after scooter crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A female student surnamed Chu (朱), who had just passed her exams to study at a university nursing department, was herself involved in a scooter crash after tending to vict...

Taiwan's DPP presidential poll result to be known Thursday

The result of the opinion poll that will determine the winner of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) presidential primary is expected to be announced Thursday, a party official has sai...

Taiwan’s KMT decides to bar cellphone users from its presidential primaries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Kuomintang (KMT) confirmed Tuesday (June 11) it would not include cellphone users in the opinion polls to determine its candidate in next January’s presidential ...

Crowds rally in eastern Taiwan for Kaohsiung mayor's presidential bid

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Tens of thousands of people crowded Hualien City in eastern Taiwan Saturday to support Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo- yu's (韓國瑜) 2020 presidential bid. Despite temperatures of over 30...

Songshan Cultural and Creative Park bolsters Taipei’s arts scene

In May or June each year, thousands of university design students from across Taiwan gather at Songshan Cultural and Creative Park in Taipei City to display their graduation projects. Organized by SCC...

Wang Jin-pyng drops bid for Taiwan President, bows out of KMT primary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kuomintang (KMT) politician and former President of Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan, Wang Jin-Pyng (王金平), has announced that he is removing his name from the list of conte...

'Opinion poll fairness' will decide life and death of Taiwan’s ‘Democratic Progressive Party’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --According to the principle of “Garbage In, Garbage Out,” questioning the fairness of opinion polls is a necessary process for a responsible search for accuracy and t...

Taiwanese engineer creates FB filter that blocks all Han Kuo-yu news

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Taiwanese have been blasted with wall-to-wall coverage of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) for months on TV screens, radio waves, newspapers, billboards, and social media...

Taiwan Legislature moves to limit activities of former officers in China

TAIPEI (CNA) -- An amendment bill to limit the activities of retired high-ranking Taiwanese military officers and other categories of former officials during visits to China cleared the committee stag...

Scooter driver dies on birthday after being electrocuted by power line in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A young man perished on his birthday early Tuesday morning (May 21) after he was electrocuted by a downed power line during the heavy rains seen in western Taiwan on Monday (Ma...

Tainan City Councilor accuses President Tsai Ing-wen of ‘trying to win primary at all cost’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Tainan City council’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members Chiu Li-li (邱莉莉) and Huang Hsien-chu (黃先柱) heavily criticized President Tsai Ing-wen’s visit to Tai...

Han Kuo-yu has one week to join Taiwan presidential race as KMT candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) political party, Wu Den-yih (吳敦義), announced on May 4 that the draft rules for the upcoming 2020 KMT primary election would be officially s...

Taiwan Film Festival Berlin gets underway

The second Taiwan Film Festival Berlin kicked off May 5 in the German capital, spotlighting the vibrancy of the nation’s movie production sector through screenings of six innovative works. R...