Terry Gou steps down, hands over reins at Taiwan's Foxconn

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Foxconn Chairman and Kuomintang (KMT) presidential contender Terry Gou (郭台銘) announced on Friday morning (June 21) at the company’s annual general meeting that he would h...

Google will not drop Dragonfly project for China, rejects human rights inquiry of 'censorship engine'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, in an interview with CNN on June 17, declared that the company has no current plans to launch the “censorship engine” being developed for...

Senator proposes routine US arms sales to Taiwan once every two years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. Senator from Colorado, Cory Gardner, speaking at a forum in Washington D.C. on June 18, called for the U.S. to make routine arms sales to Taiwan, proposing a single bu...

Film adaptation of Taiwanese survival horror game 'Detention' coming in September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A new major motion picture based on the popular Taiwanese horror video game “Detention”(返校) is set for release this fall. Its studio uploaded a trailer of the ...

Taiwan military must remain vigilant in face of constant China threat: Foreign Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Speaking at a seminar sponsored by the Brookings Institute and National Chengchi University on Monday (June 17), Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) emphasized that Taiwan’s...

Wall Street Journal sows uncertainty over US arms deal to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Wall Street Journal is sowing doubt about the possibility of U.S. President Donald Trump meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the upcoming G20 Summit in Osaka, pr...

Philippine Navy celebrates 121st anniversary with slew of new naval assets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Philippine Navy celebrated the 121st anniversary of its founding on Monday (June 17) with announcements of new equipment and capability upgrades. According to a gov...

Taiwan WTO delegation hosts Orchid Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s delegation of representatives at the World Trade Organization (WTO) recently hosted the opening of the third annual Orchid Flower Exhibition in Geneva, whic...

Drunk gunman in Taipei kills innocent stranger just trying to help

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Sunday night (June 16) sometime after 10:00 p.m., a man was shot and killed on Taipei’s Chongqing North Rd. (重慶北路) outside of a neighborhood sauna. The victim,...

Chinese spy plane spotted crossing Miyako Strait near Okinawa, Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japan’s Ministry of Defense announced on Sunday (June 17) that a Chinese Shaanxi Y-9 spy plane was spotted crossing the Miyako Strait into the Western Pacific Ocean....

Chinese vessel conducts illegal survey near Dioayu Islands, says Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Japanese government has reported that China conducted an illegal survey within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Diaoyu Islands, or the Senkaku Islands, which a...

Drivers have 31% likelihood of traffic delay in Taiwan's large cities: global Traffic Index

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This week, the GPS manufacturer TomTom released the results of its annual survey of automobile traffic congestion in 403 cities around the globe, which reveals which citie...

Spain extradites more Taiwanese citizens to China, ignoring UN High Commissioner

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After Spain shocked international observers by extraditing 94 Taiwanese nationals to China just days after the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, Madrid se...

Philippines says Chinese vessel attacked Filipino fishermen in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A diplomatic dispute is brewing between China and the Philippines after a Chinese fishing vessel allegedly attacked a Philippine fishing boat (FB Gimver 1) last week (June...

Far Eastern Group chairman believes US trade war is good for China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chairman of the Far Eastern Group (遠東集團), Douglas Hsu (徐旭東), believes that in the future China will be able to say “Thank you Trump” for engaging the count...