Time for Taiwan to launch a campaign of guerrilla diplomacy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This is the first of a two part series on why Taiwan should take bolder actions in international diplomacy to encourage increased political engagement across the globe, an...

Philippines launches nation's 1st missile equipped frigate, the BRP Jose Rizal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Philippine Navy celebrated a launch ceremony for the first of two new frigates being manufactured by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea. On Thursday (May 23), ...

Upcoming events this weekend in Taipei, May 24-26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Here are a few recommended activities happening this weekend in Taipei. Foodies should take note that through May 26 the 2019 Wine and Gourmet Taipei Expo along with the Int...

Taiwanese macaque monkey runs amok in Keelung government building

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A city government building in Keelung City had an unexpected and unruly guest on Friday morning (May 24), when an ill-tempered macaque monkey somehow made its way to the c...

Dead body begins to move, causes scare in Taiwanese funeral parlor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Early Friday morning (May 24), a citizen of Puli in Nantou County spotted a dead body floating in a canal, and immediately called the police around 5:30 a.m. After auth...

US, Japan, Australia, and S. Korea join inaugural 'Pacific Vanguard' naval exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States continues to shore up military alliances in the Indo-Pacific to counter China’s rapid military expansion in the region. On May 23, the navies of Ja...

Taiwan seeks to join WTO consultations between Japan and India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan has declared its interest in joining World Trade Organization (WTO) consultation talks between Japan and India regarding a dispute over information communication te...

Cambodia to investigate Taiwan tour agencies for cheating local businesses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A group of 20 different establishments in Siem Reap, Cambodia have accused a group of unnamed Taiwanese tour companies of failing to pay their debts at the hotels and rest...

South Korea to increase fines for travelers carrying pork products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – To stop the possible spread of the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus, starting in June, the South Korean government will begin imposing strict fines for any travelers caught...

China's Xinhua mistakenly reports 'US Trade War reaches cease-fire'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – There appears to be some confusion or mixed messages among Chinese media outlets regarding the trade war between Washington and Beijing. At 7:00 a.m. on Monday morning,...

Taiwan Society calls on DPP to form 'Primary Observer Group'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A coalition of long-term grass-roots DPP supporters, led by the Taiwan Society (台灣社), has called for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to establish “Presidentia...

US Navy cruiser sails near Scarborough Shoal in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. Navy issued a statement on Monday (May 20) declaring that the USS Preble of the 7th Fleet conducted a Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) in the South China Sea. ...

India and Singapore hold joint naval exercises in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The annual Singapore India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX), held in the South China Sea began on Sunday (May 19). Participating in this year’s exercises are the I...

Google cuts ties with Huawei in major blow to Chinese telecom giant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. tech firm Google has indefinitely suspended its licensing agreements with the Chinese tech giant, Huawei, as a result of the Trump administration’s recent execu...

MOFA requests Vietnam investigate abuse of Taiwanese tour group

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has made an inquiry with the Vietnamese government to investigate the alleged mass abuse of a Taiwanese tour group visiting Nha Tran...