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Taiwan railway union plans overtime ban for Dragon Boat Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railway Labor Union (TRLU) said Wednesday (May 18) that 90% of its members had signed a call for an overtime ban during the June 3-5 Dragon Boat Festival holida...

Taiwan schedules 3,500 additional bus journeys to replace trains on May 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 3,500 additional bus services will be available May 1 to compensate for train journeys canceled due to the refusal of Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) union...

Taiwan mobilizes buses, high-speed trains for May 1 without TRA trains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There will be no Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) train services on May 1 due to union action, prompting the Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC) to say...

Will Hou Yu-ih be Taiwan's president in 2024?

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Every few days a question comes up about the 2024 presidential race. The question takes one of a handful of forms, generally a variation on “can anyone beat the DP...

China sends anti-submarine aircraft into Taiwan’s ADIZ on Christmas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China sent a Shaanxi Y-8 anti-submarine warfare plane into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) during Christmas Day Saturday (Dec. 25), according to the ...

Czech expat finds remains of missing hiker in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hiker surnamed Yang (楊) who had been missing for one month was found dead in a central Taiwan mountain stream on Monday (Nov. 8) by Czech expat Petr Novotny, a skilled o...

Video shows Taiwan flag raised for National Day in New York Chinatown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A video of a flag-raising ceremony for the Taiwan national banner in New York's Chinatown to mark Taiwan's National Day has gone viral on social media. On Oct. ...

Poll shows 70% agree Taiwan and China 'not subordinate to one another'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Results from a new poll show that 70.6% of respondents agree with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) statement that Taiwan’s Republic of China (ROC) and Chi...

Taiwan’s DPP asks Ma Ying-jeou: ‘Have you ever ruled the PRC?’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) responded to former President Ma Ying-jeou’s comment that President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) National Day speech was ‘...

Video shows Indians enjoying Taiwan National Day cake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A video showing Indians enjoying a cake marking Taiwan's National Day (Oct. 10) was among a wave of pro-Taiwan posts that went viral on Twitter, in defiance of pressur...

China's comments on Taiwan president’s National Day speech ‘unconstructive and slanderous’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) issued a statement on Sunday (Oct. 10) responding to China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, calling its comments about President Tsai Ing-...

Heavy rains Monday may force closure of eastern Taiwan’s Suhua Highway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Suhua Highway system may be closed from Monday (Oct. 11) due to expected heavy rainfall, according to the Directorate General of Highways (DGH). Other highways in m...

Double Ten Day sees Taipei's zoos and museums full to capacity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Zoo and Taipei Astronomical Museum were filled to capacity on Sunday (Oct. 10), CNA reported. Taipei Zoo said that a line formed in front of the zoo before openi...

Taiwan’s president says country will not bow to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will not bow to pressure by Beijing and will defend its democratic way of life, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said during her speech on Sunday (Oct. 10) to mark Taiw...

Google homepage shows Taiwan Bear for Double Ten National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Web users in Taiwan who land on Google’s homepage today will be greeted by a Taiwan Bear. The graphic shows the top half of the bear’s body protruding out o...