Breaking News: 18 killed after train derails in Taiwan's Yilan County

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — 18 people have died and at least 187 others have been injured in a train derailment in Yilan County (宜蘭). The Puyuma express train, headed for Taitu...

DPP holds parallel Taiwan independence march in Kaohsiung 

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) - The DPP’s "Anti-annexation, Protect Taiwan"(反併吞、護台灣) rally took place Saturday along the World Games Avenue in Kaohsiung’s Zuoying District.  Ag...

Taiwan independence rally attracts thousands of protestors in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thousands of people marched through the streets of Taipei this afternoon (Oct. 20) in protest for independence. The protest was organized by political coalition Formosa...

DPP to hold march against annexation by China in Kaohsiung on Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is planning to hold a march against annexation of Taiwan by China in Kaohsiung this Saturday, the same day the pro-independence political...

Formosa Alliance to hold 'mass rally' against annexation by China in Taipei on Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A new pro-independence Taiwanese political group, Formosa Alliance (喜樂島聯盟), is planning to stage a "mass march" which organizers hope will draw 100,000 people&nb...

Riding Taiwan’s newest transport link: the TRA Kaohsiung City Network

Kaohsiung is fast becoming one of the best-connected cities in Taiwan. It’s two-line MRT network connects the city center with both Zuoying HSR station, Kaohsiung Airport, and the city’s b...

Taiwan's economic minister apologizes for 'plug into nose' comment about power shortage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Minister of Economic Affairs Shen Jong-chin (沈榮津) at a press conference today apologized for sarcastically suggesting that "plugging into the nose" was t...

Taiwan's National Day fireworks display shatters records in Hualien

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The fireworks display for Taiwan's National Day held in Hualien yesterday set the record for the longest and largest display in the history of the annual pyrotechnic e...

'Slaughter' author says Chinese used Taipei Mayor Ko's tech to transplant Falun Gong prisoners' organs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Ethan Gutmann, author of the book "The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem," at a press conferen...

Two Perry-class frigates to be commissioned by Taiwan Navy in Nov.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two Perry-class guided missile frigates purchased from the U.S. during the Obama administration will be ready for active duty in November, announced Vice Admiral Lee Chung-hsia...

British MP in Taiwan to lobby against death penalty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – British Labour politician Keir Starmer will be in Taiwan this week to lobby the Taiwanese government to consider a renewed moratorium against the death penalty, and its fu...

Taiwan President congratulates Japanese Premier Abe on re-election as party leader

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) congratulated Japan’s Premier Shinzo Abe (安倍晉三) on winning a third term as leader of the Liberal Democratic Party Thursday. Tsai sent...

China's state-owned Cosco takes over Port of Kaohsiung: report 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- It appears that China's state-run shipping and logistics giant China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco) could now own the Port of Kaohsiung, the largest harbor in Taiwan, ...

Taiwan public opinion: 23% for maintaining status quo, 36% for de jure independence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Public Opinion Foundation released its latest polling data on Sept. 17 regarding current attitudes of Taiwanese citizens towards the Tsai administration. The su...

Taiwan officials to attend events in New York during UN assembly

Two Taiwanese Cabinet officials will attend a series of events in New York during the United Nations' annual assembly to lobby for international support for Taiwan's inclusion in U.N.-related ...