Formosa Alliance forms new Taiwanese party, not planning own presidential candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Formosa Alliance (喜樂島聯盟) officially transformed itself into a political party Saturday (July 20) but said it was not planning to name a candidate for the January 2020 ...

Pro-independence group's move to form political party draws mixed reaction in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The decision by pro-independence organization the Formosa Alliance (喜樂島聯盟) to form a political party on Thursday (July 18) has drawn a mixed response among people who favo...

Fuel prices to increase in coming week in Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's two major fuel suppliers on Sunday announced increases in fuel prices for the coming week, citing tensions in the Middle East and a halt in oil drilling operations in the ...

LSE ignores Chinese cries, adds asterisk next to Taiwan on globe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After more than three months of suspense over whether the London School of Economics would cave in on Chinese student demands that it change the color of Taiwan to match that o...

Taiwan president rescinds convictions of political victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At a ceremony held on Sunday (July 3) at a luxury hotel formerly used by the now disbanded Taiwan Garrison Command, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) rescinded political convic...

Taiwan circus troupe to enthrall New Delhi audience

An internationally known Taiwanese circus troupe, Formosa Circus Art (FOCA), will perform at Kamani Auditorium in New Delhi at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday (July 6). FOCA's visit is part of a two-nati...

Japan’s export ban on South Korea to have limited impact on Taiwan: Economic Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japan’s move to tighten controls on exports to South Korea should have only a limited impact on Taiwan, said the island’s Economic Minister on Wednesday (July ...

Taiwan activists want secret files opened about dead victims of KMT repression

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government should not allow the National Security Bureau (NSB) to keep files of victims of the Kuomintang’s Martial Law regime sealed forever, according to human...

Taiwan's Formosa Plastics raises workers' salaries by 3.378%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Formosa Plastics Group (FPG, 台塑) gave its employees a 3.378 percent pay raise this year. After negotiations between FPG President Wang Wen-yuan (王文淵) and workers' union ...

Taiwan fuel suppliers raise gas prices

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's two major fuel suppliers on Sunday announced increases in fuel prices for the upcoming week, citing a surge in global crude prices due to tension in the Middle East and a ...

Taiwan's 'Cirque du Soleil' to tour Southeast Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-- The Taiwanese entertainment troupe "Formosa Circus Art" will begin tour in Southeast Asia from June 25 to July 7. According to CNA, a Taiwanese entertainment troupe...

Taiwan President Tsai wins DPP primary poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has officially won the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) primary for the 2020 presidential race, defeating her rival former premier William...

Two Indian students drown at university in Southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two Indian exchange students drowned in a pond at Nanhua University in Chiayi County early Tuesday (June 11) morning. The two men, both 21 years old, spent one semester...

7,785 Vietnamese citizens file lawsuit against Taiwan's Formosa Plastics Group

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Tuesday afternoon (June 11), a shareholders meeting of the Formosa Plastics Group (FPG) was held in Taipei after 7,785 Vietnamese citizens filed a lawsuit charging the ...

Taiwan's Control Yuan impeaches ex-Hualien official for media manipulation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Control Yuan completed a probe of Hsieh Kung-ping (謝公秉) on Tuesday (June 4), deciding to impeach the former Deputy Secretary General of the previous Hualien...