Public urged to watch health of children as Taiwan CDC confirms 5 new cases of enterovirus infection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Last week the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) confirmed 5 new cases of enterovirus infection with severe complications, according to a news release issued by...

Two Taiwanese academics denied visas to Hong Kong, researchers smell foul play

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two of Academia Sinica's research academics who were planning to attend a conference scheduled to be held on Dec. 22 in Hong Kong have been denied visas to the region. ...

Resew and rebirth: Taipei IN Style joins calls to give fabric waste a new life

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In Taipei’s fashion week, sustainable fashion is brought to the forefront to raise awareness of excessive fabric waste thanks to fast fashion industry. On Thursda...

Taiwan celebrates 75 years of diplomatic relations with the Vatican

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The celebrations of the 75 years old diplomatic ties between Taiwan and the Holy See took place in Taipei on Thursday, October 26 and was organized jointly by the apostolic nun...

Father George "Jerry" Martinson honored at Golden Bell Awards

Jesuit priest Father George "Jerry" Martinson (丁松筠), who passed away in May was honored with a special contribution award Saturday at the 52nd Golden Bell Awards which was collected on his b...

Fu Jen Hospital opens with Taiwan vice president and Vatican delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After years of preparation and construction, the Fu Jen Catholic University Hospital held an opening ceremony on Friday morning, with Taiwan’s Vice President Chen Ch...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - August 18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The top stories this week included roof top apartment fire in Shihlin District that killed two foreign students, a black out that hit the entire country amidst sweltering ...

Braised pork broth carcinogenic: study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A study by a researcher at Fu Jen Catholic University has found that the old Taiwanese standbys -- aged braised pork, tea eggs, and pork broth -- could be carcinogenic, especia...

After only 21 years, French priest becomes Taiwanese citizen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Breaking from recent precedent, a French Catholic priest has been granted Taiwanese citizenship despite having lived in Taiwan for less than half the time other recent recipien...

Prominent Jesuit dies week after receiving Taiwan ID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – American Jesuit Father Daniel Ross (羅四維), a former dean of Fu Jen Catholic University’s (輔仁大學) sociology department, died Saturday aged 84, a week after receiving Ta...

China halves students allotted for Taiwan, tries to lure Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Chinese authorities have cut the number of Chinese students allowed to study at Taiwan universities this year, announced the joint committee of Taiwan universities for recruiti...

Taipei mayor drums up support for emerging Taiwanese fashion designer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is calling for public support for Taiwanese designer Justin Chou (周裕穎). The up and coming designer is competing against talented designers from ...

Protests, street art commemorate 228 event in Keelung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An early morning guerrilla art project by the Create New Keelung Action Alliance (開創新基隆行動聯盟) that left sidewalks splattered in red paint and a march led by the Free Taiwan Part...

Four detained after trying to dismantle Chiang Kai-shek statue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the 70th anniversary of the 228 Incident Tuesday, four students were detained for dismantling a statue of President Chiang Kai-shek on the campus of Fu Jen Catholic Uni...

Old Master Q creator and cartoonist has died at 93

Taipei (Taiwan News)--Old Master Q comic creator Alfonso Wong (Wang Jia-xi) has died of natural causes in the U.S. at the age of 93, according to a statement released by OMQ ZMedia Ltd., the company t...