Taiwan president presents Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award to Australian NGO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Speaking at a human rights award ceremony on Tuesday morning (Dec. 10), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) urged countries sharing similar values with Taiwan to continue defendi...

Intelligence reports on Taiwan's Kaohsiung Incident declassified

A series of intelligence reports on the Kaohsiung Incident, a government crackdown on pro-democracy protesters Dec. 10, 1979 have been declassified but not yet released for public consumption, an inde...

Exhibition dedicated to Formosa Incident held in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An exhibition about the Formosa Incident is being held at Kaohsiung Museum of History through Dec. 15 to mark the pro-democracy demonstration four decades ago. Describi...

Two newly-discovered anglerfish species to be named after Taiwan

The Dec. 4 issue of the taxonomy journal "Zootaxa" will feature descriptions of two newly-discovered anglerfish bearing the species name "Formosa." Anglerfish, a diverse biologi...

Taiwan scenery-themed train tickets win Red Dot Award

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A collection of Taiwanese landscape-themed train tickets has received a Red Dot Award in the category of Brands and Communication Design. The winning work, “Formo...

Retired NTU professor revives speculation over Taiwan president's Ph.D.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Taiwan University professor emeritus of law Ho De-fen (賀德芬) asserted on Thursday (Nov. 28) that the Ph.D. diploma provided by Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英...

Ex-Vice President Lu proposes formalized Taiwan-South Korea relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taiwanese Vice President Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) called for the formalization of bilateral relations between Taiwan and South Korea in a keynote speech delivered in Seoul ...

Taiwan has 15th highest lung cancer rate in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has the 15th highest incidence of lung cancer in the world and second-highest in Asia, trailing only North Korea, according to the Formosa Cancer Foundation. To ...

Taiwan's Lu Yi-hsuan wins world juniors 9-ball pool championship

Taiwanese pool player Lu Yi-hsuan (呂翊瑄)clinched the girls U/19 title Saturday at the 2019 WPA Juniors CyclopWorld 9-ball Championships in Nicosia, Cyprus. Lu, 17, a student at Juang Jing Vocational...

Formosa Alliance has ambitions to gain legislative power in Taiwan's 2020 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Formosa Alliance announced its legislative nominations on Friday (Nov. 22), pledging to gain more than five percent of seats in Taiwan’s legislature — a pr...

Hiker who went missing in S Taiwan says ‘ghost couple’ saved him

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese hiker who went missing for 10 days and was found by indigenous villagers on Wednesday morning (Nov. 20) claimed that he had been guided by a ghost couple he me...

Taiwan KMT candidate says 'men better at standing guard, women better at makeup'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Sunday raised hackles at a rally in front of a women's organization when he said, "A man's life is...

Taiwanese pop stars stand up for Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The "Free Hong Kong" solidarity concert at Liberty Square in front of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall on Sunday (Nov. 17) evening saw Taiwanese bands and the audie...

Revelation of NT$72 million Taipei home tarnishes Han's 'common folk' image

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) image as just another one of the "common folk" took a hit on Wednesday (Nov. 6), when news broke t...

Taiwan flags waved at NYC Marathon finish line

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 49th annual New York City Marathon kicked off Monday (Nov. 4) with locals gathered outside Central Park waving Taiwan national flags to support runners. Supply stat...