Intentional homicide drunk drivers could face death penalty in Taiwan

The Executive Yuan approved a draft amendment to the Criminal Code at its weekly meeting Thursday, mandating that drunk drivers found guilty of intentional vehicular homicide could face capital punish...

Taiwan ranks 20th in 2018 International IP Index

Taiwan ranked 20th in the international intellectual property (IP) index issued Thursday by the Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The GIPC report released its ...

Taiwan welcomes 11 millionth visitor of 2018

Taipei, Dec. 30 (CNA) A Japanese national has become the 11 millionth tourist to visit Taiwan in 2018 after arriving at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on a flight from Kansai International Airpo...

Taipei-Shanghai Twin-City Forum opens in Taipei

The Taipei-Shanghai Twin-City Forum opened Thursday, with both sides stressing the need to boost mutual understanding and build peace across the Taiwan Strait. "We hope to accomplish sustainab...

Grand opening for Kaohsiung arts center on Saturday

Taipei, Oct. 12 (CNA) The sleek, wave-shaped National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying), the first national theater in southern Taiwan, will open to high public expectations Saturday 18 years ...

Taiwanese drug mule arrested in Thailand

A Taiwanese drug mule allegedly responsible for smuggling narcotics into Thailand has been detained in Pattaya, thanks to law enforcement cooperation between the two countries, according to Taiwan'...

President marks Central American Independence Day

Taipei, Sept. 17 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen attended a banquet to mark Central American Independence Day in Taipei Monday, urging like-minded allies in that region to team up with Taiwan in its pur...

Kinmen drawing more Chinese visitors despite fewer visiting Taiwan

Taipei, Sept. 14 (CNA) Taiwan's outlying Kinmen Island has drawn more Chinese visitors, and for the first time the figure has exceeded that of Taiwanese visitors, but most of them are staying in K...

Asteroid named after Taiwanese philanthropic vendor

An asteroid discovered by Lulin Observatory in Nantou County, operated by Taiwan's National Central University, has been named after Taiwanese philanthropic vendor Chen Shu-chu (陳樹菊), according to...

Beach in east Taiwan's Yilan closed after five deaths

Mystery Beach in Nan'ao Township, Yilan County has been closed until Sept. 14 following the deaths of five people who were swept out to sea by rogue waves Sunday during the passage of a typhoon no...

21 Taiwanese charged on suspicion of 'human trafficking' in U.S.

The Taoyuan Prosecutors Office said Wednesday it has charged 21 Taiwanese for their role in helping Chinese nationals illegally enter the United States from Mexico using Republic of China (Taiwan) pas...

Possible worst-case scenario assessed: Presidential Office

As Taiwan still needs to overcome the bad feelings caused by El Salvador's switch of diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing, Presidential Office spokesman Alex Huang (黃重諺) admitted Friday t...

German parliamentarians back Taiwan in youth games row

Two members of Germany's parliament came to Taiwan's defense Thursday, criticizing China for pressuring the East Asian Olympic Committees (EAOC) into revoking a Taiwanese city's right to h...

DPP lawmaker thanks U.S. congressmen for support of Taiwan

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator Yu Wan-ju, part of a delegation of Taiwanese lawmakers visiting the United States, thanked her U.S. counterparts for supporting Taiwan Friday. "Ma...

Taiwan Foxconn chief Terry Gou takes retirement off table for next five years

Terry Gou, founder and chairman of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the world's largest multinational contract manufacturer of electronics, vowed Friday not to retire over the next five years and s...