Taiwan to sue Japanese company for deadly train accident

On the eve of the one year anniversary of a deadly train accident, Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced it plans to sue the Japanese company that sold it the train. Puyuma Express train N...

Guatemalan President-elect arrives in Taiwan for five-day visit

Guatemalan President-elect Alejandro Eduardo Giammattei arrived in Taiwan Sunday for a five-day visit, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). Giammattei, who takes office in January, ...

Ongoing Hong Kong unrest may hurt Taiwan banks: Financial Supervisory Commission chair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Monday (Oct. 14), the chair of the Executive Yuan’s Financial Supervisory Commission, Wellington Koo (顧立雄), issued a warning about the potential economic impact o...

Taiwan belatedly bolsters bridge maintenance after fatal collapse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s central government is considering subsidies for bridge maintenance across the island after the tragic collapse of Nanfang’ao Bridge on Tuesday (Oct. 1...

Taiwan launches AI Hub to upgrade industries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government launched its AI Hub on Wednesday (Oct. 2) to help industry players secure a strong foothold in the market of advanced technologies. Set up by t...

Taiwan's Hualien County suddenly announces office, school closures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although seven other counties and cities had already announced office and school closures on Sunday evening (Sept. 29) in anticipation of Typhoon Mitag's arrival, Hual...

Typhoon land warning expanded to 12 Taiwan counties, cities as Mitag nears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has expanded its sea and land warnings to 12 counties and cities in Taiwan as Tropical Storm Mitag has intensified into a typhoon, and its...

Work and classes canceled for multiple municipalities due to tropical storm Mitag

(updated 2019/09/30 09:30) By Taiwan News Staff Writer George Liao Work and classes for Monday (Sept. 30) have been canceled for Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung, Taoyuan, Hsinchu County, Yilan Count...

Yunlin County Taiwan's top agricultural producer for fourth year running

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to data recently reported by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics of the Executive Yuan, Taiwan’s highest agricultural yield in 201...

Taiwan mulling four measures to counteract decline in Chinese tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With an estimated decrease of 400,000 Chinese tourists in the second half of 2019 due to China’ s policy restricting its citizens from visiting Taiwan, the Ministry ...

Taiwan's efforts to fight money laundering hailed by regional organization

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s efforts to combat money laundering and terrorism financing have been recognized by a regional organization. The annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Group ...

Taiwan's Amis and New Zealand's Maori bring joy to Cabinet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Halawan tribe of the Amis indigenous people in Hualien and the Ngati Manu tribe of New Zealand’s Maori people enlivened the Executive Yuan on Wednesday (August 1...

Taiwan approves US$11.4 billion for 2020 defense budget

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Thursday (Aug. 15) the Executive Yuan announced that Taiwan’s defense budget for 2020 has been increased to NT$358 billion (US$11.4 billion), representing an incr...

Taiwan scholars praise minimum wage hike, warn of possible negative effects

Taipei (CNA) Taiwan scholars on Wednesday praised a Ministry of Labor (MOL) committee decision earlier in the day to raise the minimum wage next year, but also warned of possible negative effects, inc...

No plans to adjust visa-free treatment for Filipinos visiting Taiwan

Taipei (CNA) Taiwan has no plans to adjust its visa-free treatment for Philippine nationals at present, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday, following reports that several Filipino wor...