Taiwan to consider limiting civil rights for citizens who apply for China’s residence permit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Executive Yuan will mull over measures to control Taiwanese people applying for the residence permits issued by the Chinese government.  Kolas ...

China to escalate Taiwan cyberattacks ahead of local elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is set to endure a fresh wave of Chinese cyberattacks in the lead-up to local elections set for November 24, according to a fresh Bloomberg report. China, North ...

Taiwan seeks removal from EU illegal fishing watch list with tighter regulation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Executive Yuan of Taiwan passed an amendment Sept. 13 proposing stricter regulations for fishing that will see violators given fines of up to NT$2.5 million (US$80,475...

Startups in Taiwan should find footing in niche markets: ITRI President

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Describing short-term market as a pageant and long-term market as a weightlifting competition, President Edwin Liu (劉文雄) of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)...

Transitional Justice Commission vice chairman resigns

Taipei, Sept. 12 (CNA) Chang Tien-chin (張天欽), vice chairman of the Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) under the Executive Yuan, has resigned over remarks that he made in an internal meeting last mo...

Vegetable prices reach year high in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Vegetable prices in Taipei reached the highest levels seen this year on Sept. 9, after last month's wet weather restricted supply, reported CNA. According to the Ta...

Taiwan's monthly minimum wage to increase by 5% in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The monthly minimum wage will officially be increased by 5 percent next year, while the hourly minimum wage will rise by 7.14 percent, announced Ministry of Labor yesterday (Se...

Taiwan proposes NT$1.5 billion in budget to counter Chinese hacking

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An amount of over NT$1.5 billion (US$48.36 million) has been earmarked to strengthen Taiwan’s cyber defense capabilities against attacks from China in the central go...

Taiwan plans military drone fleet to protect coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's coastline will be patrolled by unmanned reconnaissance and armed drones in the future, according to funding allocated in Taiwan's 2019 draft budget. Th...

Taichung on track to test new MRT by year-end

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taichung is on track to start launching test runs of its first Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line, announced Taichung Transportation Bureau Director-General Wang Yi-chuan (王義川)...

Tropical depression taskforce to expedite cleanup efforts in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A special meeting of the Executive Yuan (行政院) taskforce established to deal with the damage caused by the tropical depression on Aug. 23-24 was held on Sept. 4, and the ne...

Taiwan political commentator Yang Wei-chung drowns saving daughter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese political commentator and former Kuomintang (KMT) spokesman, Yang Wei-chung (楊偉中), drowned while trying to rescue his 11-year-old daughter while his family ...

Taiwan Central Bank to improve transparency, live-stream press conferences

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Central Bank will improve its transparency and move towards regular live-streamed press conferences, under the eye of freshly minted Governor, Yang Chin-long ...

Next steps to make English 2nd official language in works: spokesperson

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke yesterday that Taiwan Premier William Lai (賴清德) is spearheading a plan to make English the second official language in Taiwan next year, making it a ...

Taiwan's cabinet holds meeting on how to stabilize vegetable prices

The Cabinet held a meeting on Monday to discuss how to stabilize vegetable prices following serious flooding in southern Taiwan as a result of the torrential rainfall last week. Executive Yuan depu...