Qantas obediently complies with Beijing, removes Taiwan's listing as a country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Australian airline Qantas has bowed to pressure from Beijing to change the designation of Taiwan on their website. After the past week of Chinese complaints to vari...

Taiwan Lottery unveils NT$20 million scratch-off game for Lunar New Year!

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan lottery has just announced a special promotion for the upcoming New Year; a series of scratch off tickets with a grand prize of NT$20 million (US$675,000). E...

All outdoor-lovers, the Taiwan Tourism Bureau's camping guide has arrived!

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Campers in Taiwan now have an excellent new resource to help them plan their outings, now that the Taiwan Tourism Bureau unveiled the new online camping companion site. ...

A wallaby makes his way to the big city, hopping across Sydney Harbor Bridge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Some Australians early on the morning of Jan. 16 were surprised to see a wallaby hopping along the Sydney Harbor Bridge. The incident happened around 5:00 a.m. in the m...

'Tragedy of Xi Jinping' book says China intended to take islands from Japan in 2013, but failed

TAIPE (Taiwan News) -- A reporter working for the Japanese newspaper Sankei Shunbun, Akio Yaita, has recently published a book detailing his time working in the Beijing field office. The book &ldqu...

Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign brings down another top Chinese general 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The anti-graft and corruption campaign carried out under Xi Jinping among top party and PLA officials has reportedly led to the arrest of another major military figure on ...

Mayor Ko Wen-je will not attend the 2018 'Shanghai - Taipei Forum' 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the 2018 elections approach, there is concern about the annual Taipei-Shanghai Forum that is alternately held in either Shanghai or Taipei. It has recently been anno...

Civil groups call for referendum to scrap 'Chinese Taipei' for 'Team Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After the changes made to the Taiwanese referendum laws late in 2017, some civil groups have chosen to put the new legal measures to use by calling for a referendum ahead ...

Singapore will likely hire Taiwanese citizens as Auxiliary Police Officers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Over the last week in Singapore, it came to the public’s attention that the government would likely begin hiring Taiwanese recruits as auxiliary police officers (APO...

Taiwan Travel Act would upgrade relations with US, China says 'US would pay a price'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Last week, the US House of Representatives passed the Taiwan Travel Act, as well as an act designed to help Taiwan regain observer status in the World Health Organization....

Latvia's airBaltic was the most punctual airline in the world in 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The British aviation monitor organization OAG recently released their annual "Punctuality League" report, which assessed the performance of both airpor...

Taiwan FDA rolls out harsh new penalties for companies violating health regulations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration has just introduced much stricter penalties for businesses found to be in violation of health codes. The new regulations ann...

UN Aviation Org. stays silent on Taiwan's M503 dispute with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The UN’s International Civilian Aviation Organization (ICAO) has failed to respond to Taiwan’s request for mediation in the dispute with Beijing concerning the...

Philippines protests China's militarization of Fiery Cross Reef in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Monday Jan. 8, the Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced that the Philippines would be filing an official complaint against China, if it is confirmed ...

China plots its campaign strategy for the 2018 Taiwanese elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s Taiwan Affairs Office hosted a conference in late December to discuss cross-strait business ties ahead of the 2018 mid-term elections which include the Taipe...