Chiayi City hosts International Band Festival in southern Taiwan this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chiayi city in southern Taiwan is preparing to host the 25th annual International Band Festival this week from Dec. 14 through Dec. 23. There are bands from across Asia...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, December 14 -23

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As everyone gears up for the holidays, many are no doubt looking to do a little shopping and have a little fun over the upcoming weeks. For those in the Taipei area, the u...

Mad for Garlic location to open in Taipei's Xinyi district

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Korean company SunAtFood Co. is preparing to open one of its popular “Mad for Garlic” restaurants in Taipei next month at the start of 2019, according to a...

EU Parliament calls for Taiwan's increased int'l participation, new cross-strait dialogue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The European Parliament on Dec. 12 passed a resolution for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) for the coming year, part of which emphasizes the European Union&r...

Taipei police officer arrested for marijuana use

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Dec. 11, officers with the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) raided the home of a man, surnamed Lin (林), in Hsinchu who was suspected of making and selling drugs. The i...

US House reaffirms support for countries of South Pacific in face of Chinese threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, Dec. 11 unanimously agreed to a resolution that calls for the United States reaffirm and continue its support for nations of ...

Shanghai TAO officials return to China after visit to Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the afternoon of Dec. 11, the delegation from China’s Shanghai branch of the Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) left Taipei to return to Shanghai after three days in the...

Taiwan Education Minister claims NTU debacle will be resolved soon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- According to the current Minister of Education of the Tsai administration, Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮), the controversy surrounding the appointment and approval of the next president ...

Trump admin. to condemn China for cyber crime with sanctions, DOJ to issue indictments

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Less than two weeks after the Trump administration declared a 90 day armistice in the trade war with China, the White House is preparing to condemn China for hacking and I...

The Stone that the Builder Refused: Taiwan and the Failure of the United Nations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Dec. 10 the United Nations (UN) celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, ...

Explore Taiwan's colonial history in Hualien with a stay at an authentic Japanese Ryokan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Hualien County may not be the first place most tourists think of when they think of Taiwan’s colonial past under the Japanese. Most probably think ...

Man robs a woman, cuts her face in Taipei's Yongkang area, does it again four years later

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After four years of being imprisoned for attempted robbery and assault, for snatching a bag and cutting the face of a woman in Taipei’s Yongkang area, the felon, wit...

Taiwan's former Minister of Economic Affairs, and KMT leader Chiang Pin-kung has died

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A former official tasked with managing cross strait ties, and a member of the KMT party, Chiang Pin-Kung (江丙坤), born in 1932, passed away on Dec. 10, according to a messag...

DPP legislators urge ban on Huawei products in all Taiwan government offices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At the Executive Yuan on Dec. 10, DPP Legislators recommended that Taiwan’s government should cease the procurement and ban the use of all Huawei technologies across...

Chinese telecom companies like Huawei, ZTE pose serious threat to US national security: Sen. Rubio

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the arrest of Huawei’s CFO in Canada, as well as a recent report on the dangers of Huawei technologies in Taiwan, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is once again ra...