Everybody's fighting for the weekend: Brawl breaks out over labor law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Before the proposed modifications to the workweek reforms could undergo a first reading today (Nov. 17), Kuomintang (KMT) legislators occupied the podium, leading to ...

Netizens fuming after govt. asked to pay NT$12 million for Formosa Fun Coast fire 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese Netizens are fuming after DPP Legislator Tuan Yi-kang (段宜康) and families of the victims of the disastrous Formosa Fun Coast explosion filed a motion to have the ...

Taiwan law bans political parties from running businesses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A long-awaited Political Party Act passed its third reading at the Legislative Yuan Friday, banning political parties from running or investing in for-profit businesses an...

Most workers worried about proposed revision of overtime rules: poll

Taipei, Nov. 7 -- About 75 percent of employees in Taiwan are apprehensive about a government proposal to change the regulations pertaining to overtime work, as they think it ultimately will affe...

Taiwan rights activist could face 10 years in Chinese prison

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) could be sentenced to 10 years in prison on November 7, unconfirmed reports said Wednesday. Lee, a former employee of...

Major changes to Taiwan workweek proposed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- With 65 percent of employers wanting a change in the workweek policy, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) under the guidance of the Executive Yuan this afternoon (Oct 31) is going to s...

What the Chinese Communist Party’s National People’s Congress means for Taiwan

Across the Taiwan Straits, the Chinese Communist Party has been holding its rather ironically titled ‘National People’s Congress’, where the party elites for the next five years are ...

Korean prof at Chengchi University to be tried for sexually harassing 2 students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Korean professor at Chengchi University has been accused of being what Taiwanese Chinese language media refer to as a "wolf teacher" (sexual predator teac...

Taiwan Travel Act clears U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee to make high-level official visit a breeze

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs advanced the Taiwan Travel Act on Thursday that gives a green light to the visits between U.S. and Taiwanese officials at whate...

Taiwan military still practices “anti-decapitation” drills against China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of National Defense confirmed Wednesday it still had a unit practicing “anti-decapitation” (反斬首) drills, a description launched more than a decade...

Tsai Ing-wen portrays Taiwan as peace-lover in National Day speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As Taiwan celebrated its 106th National Day on Tuesday, President Tsai Ing-wen delivered her second National Day address since taking office in 2016, an...

Taiwan military honor guards, marching band commence National Day celebrations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan commenced its National Day celebrations with a performance by military honor guards and marching bands, following a demo performance by the Ministry of National...

Minister of justice Chiu Tai-san: Taiwan is not a drug trafficking country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan is not a drug trafficking country; instead, illegal drugs are being smuggled into Taiwan, Taiwan’s Minister of Justice Chiu Tai-san (邱太三) said Th...

China finalizes plan to invade Taiwan in 2020: researcher

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- According to a book published on Tuesday titled "The Chinese Invasion Threat" by Project 2049 think tank fellow Ian Easton, Beijing has finalized a secret p...

A green Taiwan is now standing in the middle of landscaping national emblem at Twin Oaks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The new look of the landscaping national emblem of the Republic of China at Twin Oaks in Washington D.C. appears in the “Dynamic Taiwan, Embracing the World&rdquo...