Winners of Presidential Hackathon awards honored in Taipei

Twelve winners of the 2020 Presidential Hackathon were honored Sunday (Sept. 20) at the Presidential Office in Taipei City, spotlighting government efforts to address societal needs through innovation...

Supporters flock to rallies on eve of Kaohsiung mayoral by-election

The final campaign rallies of the main candidates in Saturday's mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung drew big crowds Friday night even though the outcome in the minds of many is a foregone conclusion....

Independence groups support having only ‘Taiwan’ on passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pro-independence groups on Monday (July 20) called for changes to Taiwan’s passport, the name of China Airlines, and the country’s judicial system. Members ...

KMT lawmaker indicted for inciting violent protests in 2018

Legislator at large Wu Sz-huai (吳斯懷) of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) and 12 others were indicted Friday for their roles in a 2018 demonstration against military pension cuts that turned violent, ac...

Taiwan unveils plans to create digital ministry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's plan to establish a digital ministry will be focused on restructuring the National Communications Commission (NCC). As part of President Tsai Ing-wen's...

Senior engineer to be appointed acting Kaohsiung mayor after pro-China mayor ousted: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Less than a week after China-leaning Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was recalled in a vote, the Executive Yuan is reportedly poised to designate a senior Kaohsiung gover...

Interior Ministry proposes sweeping changes to election laws

Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior on Thursday proposed wide-ranging changes to the nation's election laws, with provisions aimed at stamping out disinformation and foreign political interferen...

Cabinet passes Taiwan's first marine policy white paper

The Cabinet on Thursday (June 4) passed the nation's first marine policy white paper that provides guidelines to government branches for implementing their respective ocean-related policies, with ...

Breaking News: China passes draconian Hong Kong security law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's rubber-stamp legislature the National People's Congress (NPC) on Thursday afternoon (May 28) passed a new heavy-handed security law to crush dissent in Hon...

Taiwan president may end HK's special status if Chinese law passed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday (May 24) indicated that she may alter or suspend the law governing Hong Kong's special status to provide "necessary assista...

Taiwan Cabinet resigns ahead of presidential inauguration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) and his entire Cabinet tendered their resignation Thursday (May 14) ahead of the May 20 inauguration of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) for a sec...

President Tsai to cover cross-strait relations during inauguration speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to media reports, President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) second-term inaugural speech on May 20 will maintain a stable and consistent approach to cross-strait polici...

Taiwan should form a cross-ministerial digital committee: I-Mei CEO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan should form a cross-ministerial digital committee to integrate the government’s digital capabilities, I-Mei Foods Co. CEO Luis Ko (高志明) told Business Today in...

Rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19 to go into production in July

A rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19 developed by Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is scheduled to go into production in July, a Taiwanese official said Monday (April 13). ...

Taiwan's COVID-19 response could reach NT$1 trillion: premier

The Taiwan government's response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic could reach as much as NT$1 trillion (US$33 billion), Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) told a legislative hearing on Tuesday. S...