Taiwan Government: 115 days off in 2020, including 7 days for the Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwanese will have 115 days off next year, including seven consecutive days for the Lunar New Year, and four days each for the Dragon Boat Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival, an...

Fake news: How China is interfering in Taiwanese democracy and what to do about it

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- This has been the final week of campaigning in what has proven to be one of the most hotly contested elections in Taiwan’s history. It is a process which should hav...

Taiwan in talks with Paraguay on US$150 million investment: FM

Taipei, Oct. 17 (CNA) Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) confirmed Wednesday that Taiwan and Paraguay are discussing the details of US$150 million in investment by Taiwan and that the matter was address...

China instructs foreign governments to ‘refrain’ from Taiwan National Day event in Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In an move that has caused offense, the Chinese government instructed foreign consulates in Hong Kong to ‘refrain’ attending an event celebrating Taiwan’...

Tsai’s National Day speech positive, principled, and open: AIT Chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT, 美國在台協會), James Moriarty, described Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) speech during National Day celebrations i...

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 extrav...

Taiwan's philanthropic vegetable vendor donates millions to rural health care

Renowned philanthropic vendor Chen Shu-chu (陳樹菊), who sold vegetables in eastern Taiwan's Taitung for more than half a century, on Wednesday donated two insurance policies worth a total of NT$16 m...

Nobel Peace Prize winner Satyarthi to meet with Taiwan President

Children's rights activist and 2014 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi is scheduled to arrive in Taiwan Wednesday, where he will meet with President Tsai Ing-wen and give a number of tal...

Taiwan President discusses transitional justice with former South African leader

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Real reconciliation in the wake of transitional justice has still not arrived in Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) told visiting former South African President Frederik Wille...

Workers in Taiwan should get double pay if they work on Double Ten Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor (MOL) said on Oct. 10 that workers should get double time pay if they agree to their employers’ request to work on Double Ten Day, the...

Photo story: Taiwan National Day parade in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City played host to the annual parade to mark Taiwan’s National Day, also known as Double Ten Day today, with Taiwan’s successful athletes and a speech ...

'Stability, adaptability, progress:' President Tsai outlines Taiwan's response to dramatic global changes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Wednesday her administration will respond to dramatic global changes and Chinese military and political coercion by maintaining stability...

Taiwanese ambassador faints during National Day celebrations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s former Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Tang Chi-jen (湯繼仁) fainted while accompanying foreign guests at the Presidential Office during National Day cel...

CAA warns of flight delays Wednesday due to military maneuvers

Taipei, Oct. 9 (CNA) Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) on Tuesday cautioned against possible flight delays on Wednesday morning because of acrobatic maneuvers and drills being perfor...

National Day parade float carnival to arrive at CKS Memorial Hall in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A parade float carnival and a treasure hunt will be taking place at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall between Oct. 10 and 14 as part of the National Day celebrations in Taiwan...