China-style social credit system comes to Venezuela with 'Homeland Cards'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a manner similar to China’s existing social credit system, the Venezuelan government is reportedly preparing to introduce new smart ID cards capable of tracking a...

Taiwanese graffiti artist arrested for vandalism in Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A young Taiwanese man was arrested in Vietnam for vandalizing property when police caught him in the act of spray painting a house in a neighborhood of Ho Chi Minh City on...

Anti-Money Laundering group completes review of Taiwan's financial operations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) completed its two week inspection of Taiwan’s financial sector on Nov. 14 that will determine whether or not Taiwan ...

Nat. ambassadors demand China's accountability for human rights abuses in Xinjiang

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Fifteen ambassadors to China have sent a letter of concern with a petition to the Chinese Communist party in Xinjiang, in response to international outcry over the brutal ...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, November 17-25

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Over the next week in Taipei, there are plenty of exhibitions and activities to check out as Taiwan prepares for winter temperatures to begin and awaits the results of the...

US Vice President: The US will maintain its support of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence spoke at this week’s ASEAN Summit in Singapore and stated that the United States maintain its stable relations with Taiwan and will co...

US-China relations will never be what they once were: Kissinger

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, at 95 years old, made a visit to China last week where he met with several top communist party officials and was greeted as...

Duterte indicates Philippines will defer to Beijing on S. China Sea matters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At the ASEAN Summit in Singapore, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte failed to attend key meetings with ASEAN leaders and heads of state from Australia and South Korea o...

Second annual 'Taiwan Mobile Ladies Open' takes place in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Telecom company Taiwan Mobile (台灣大哥大) is hosting the second annual “Taiwan Mobile Ladies Open” on Nov. 14. For this year’s competition, being held at ...

TAITRA reports positive growth for Taiwan bicycle manufacturing in 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –The Taiwan External Trade and Development Council (TAITRA) has reported a positive growth for Taiwan’s bicycle manufacturing industry this year. From January to Se...

Taiwan researcher urges optimism as AI changes human labor and industry in years ahead

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An analyst with Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Huang Yi-Wen (黃筱雯), discussed the potential impact of artificial intelligence on the human work ...

YouTuber launches new series 'Traveling Taiwan' for students of Mandarin

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A YouTuber who has dedicated her channel to creating instructional videos for students learning Mandarin has announced a new series this week that will explore the culture...

Trade War: Beijing's last chance approaches with G20 Summit in Argentina

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Top U.S. and Chinese officials resumed trade talks via phone conference this past weekend ahead of President Trump’s expected meeting with Chairman Xi Jinping later ...

Legendary Taiwan songstress Teresa Teng inspires FOX anthology series

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The celebrated music of the iconic Taiwanese songstress Teresa Teng (鄧麗君) will inspire a new television miniseries being produced by Fox Asia. The Mandarin language ser...

LINE and Agoda team up in Taiwan for new 'LINE Travel' service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The online accommodation booking service Agoda has announced a partnership with the multimedia and chat application LINE in Taiwan. Under the new agreement, Agoda will ...