KMT Chair: party seeking challengers for 2020, Han Kuo-yu welcome to step up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kuomintang (KMT) Party Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義), speaking on a radio program, Feb. 20, said that the field for KMT presidential candidates for 2020 is still open, ant tha...

Showing support for Taiwan, EU group presents letter signed by 155 MEPs to President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the morning of Feb. 20, the chair of European Parliament-Taiwan Friendship Group, Werner Langen, presented an official letter and declaration affirming the support of E...

USDA will make trade visit to Taiwan in April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it is planning a trade visit to Taiwan in April, which will be headed by the chief of the Foreign Agricultural...

Hong Kong cat thief slips through security at Taiwan Taoyuan Intl. airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Hong Kong woman slipped through airport security earlier in February carrying two stolen cats around her midriff, feigning pregnancy. She was able to make it back hom...

Missing Taiwan teacher 'had to get away,' found safe in Miaoli

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 46 year old woman in Taichung city, who went missing on Friday, Feb. 15, was discovered safe in Miaoli County on Tuesday evening. According to her statements, the wom...

Taiwan's President Tsai responds to insulting English test question

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In response to an English test question at a Chiayi high school that drew national attention over the weekend, President Tsai responded with clever and educational comment...

Taiwan's Cloud Gate Dance Theater Director recognized for life achievement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The director of Taiwan’s Cloud Gate Theater, Lin Hwai-min (林懷民), has received a prestigious prize in the world of performing arts just in time for his 72nd birthday....

Search continues for missing teacher in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taichung middle school teacher has mysteriously vanished, and has been missing since Friday, Feb. 15. Family and authorities continue to investigate her strange disappea...

High school English test draws attention for insult to Taiwan's President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – National Chiayi Senior High School (國立嘉義高中) has drawn national attention this week for a peculiar question on an English test, which led students to criticize their teache...

Taipei ranks 6th best city for millennials in Asia-Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei has been ranked as the sixth best city for millennials living in the Asia-Pacific region according to a new index released by Value Champion. The index calculate...

New video guide series will share Taiwan’s National Parks with the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is a hidden jewel of Asia, and no matter when you visit, it is always worth the cost, says David Code, internationally recognized travel writer. Taiwan may not be lar...

DC think tanks urge Trump admin to pursue US-Taiwan Free Trade Agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two D.C. area think tanks are urging the Trump administration to move forward with negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement between the U.S. and Taiwan. On Feb. 14, the ...

Mother of imprisoned civil rights activist condemns corrupt Chinese officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese political activist, Liu Fei-yue (劉飛躍), who runs the Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch (民生觀察) website was arrested in 2016 on suspicion of subverting state power. ...

Taiwan named 'Asia's Favorite Destination' by national Malaysian travel association

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A national travel association in Malaysia has dubbed Taiwan “Asia’s Favorite Destination” as the number of Malaysian tourists visiting Taiwan continues t...

5 Filipino fishermen lost at sea near Falkland Islands after fire on Taiwanese vessel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Earlier this week, it was reported that a Taiwanese fishing vessel had caught fire near the Falkland Islands. Initial reports said that 64 crew members had been evacuated ...