Taiwan premier promises AC installations in all primary and secondary schools by 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) announced Tuesday (July 7) that all public primary and secondary schools in Taiwan will be equipped with air conditioners by summer 2022 to gi...

Facing economic challenges from China, the US seeks partnership with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Brent Christensen said Tuesday that China remains an economic challenge to both Taiwan and the United States, and while ...

Taiwan raises economic growth prediction for 2018 to 2.69%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s economy is performing better than expected, leading the government to raise its growth prediction for 2018 to 2.69 percent from 2.60 percent. For 2019, t...

Taiwan Premier unveils record NT$2 trillion budget for 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At Thursday's regular weekly Cabinet meeting, Premier William Lai (賴清德) unveiled a central government budget which for the first time sailed past the NT$2 trillion (US...

Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture welcomes investment from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Culture said Wednesday it welcomed investment from China in its NT$6 billion (US$205 million) cultural content project, but the money would have to be spen...

Budget for infrastructure plan finally passes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After much debate which included brawls, hunger strikes, and napping, the budget for the the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program (前瞻基礎建設計畫) has finally passed as...

Railway development brings important public benefits: premier

Taipei, Aug. 23 (CNA) Premier Lin Chuan (林全) said in a recent interview that the government has allocated a major share of the proposed "forward-looking infrastructure development" budget to...

Tsai’s approval rating rises 4.9 points in latest survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan news)-- Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has received support from the majority of citizens after reforming pension programs for civil servants, public school teachers and political ...

House of flying sofa chairs: Taiwan legislature sees second day of violence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For a second day in a row, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan was the scene of skirmishes between rival lawmakers over the budget for the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development ...

Smackdown in the legislature over infrastructure plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- What was meant to be a briefing of the legislators on the budget for the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program (前瞻基礎建設計畫) by Premier Lin Chuan (林全), turned into a ...

Taiwan president wants to speed up flood prevention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As days of extreme torrential rain battered Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Sunday that water management work to prevent flooding should be speeded up. The pr...

President urges Beijing to respect Taiwanese public opinion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday urged Beijing to "correctly understand" the meaning of last year's presidential election in Taiwan and what she described ...

Taiwan outlines 8-year wind energy development plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) unveiled further details and progress of the nation’s 8-year green energy development plan, one of the ambitious proje...

Taiwan Headline News

Taipei, May 6 -- The lead stories in major Taiwan Chinese language dailies on Saturday are as follows: @UDN: Former Taiwan legislative official sentenced to 16 years in jail (Click link to see ...

Taiwan to quake-proof old buildings in public markets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s inclusion of strengthening quake resilience of old buildings in public markets as part of the government’s Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Pl...