Former top-10 fugitive dies in Taiwan hospital

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former top-10 fugitive bank robber and kidnapper Hsueh Chiu (薛球) died at a Tainan hospital Saturday (August 17) after serving 14 years of his life sentence. Details of ...

Police fire tear gas in Hong Kong train station, no end in sight to protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Police fired tear gas Sunday inside a train station and in several other Hong Kong neighborhoods where protesters occupied roads in another weekend of anti-government demonstrat...

Video gives glimpse of over 100 missiles fired by Taiwan during China war games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On this Facebook page today (Aug. 2), the Ministry of National Defense released a highlight video showing some of the 117 missiles launched during two days of live-fire exercis...

Taiwan ends live-fire drills coinciding with China exercises

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan has concluded two days of live-fire drills coinciding with Chinese military exercises on the mainland coast facing the island. Taiwan's defense ministry ...

Taiwan fires over 100 missiles during China war drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the midst of the war games being held by China, Taiwan fired 117 missiles during two days of live-fire exercises of its own. Ministry of National Defense (MND) Deputy Chi...

China military starts exercises in Taiwan Strait

[Last update: July 29 at 17:00] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense said it is closely monitoring China’s military activities in waters southwest of the i...

Woman fined NT$200,000 for bringing Chinese pork pastries into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An unnamed woman traveling from China to Taiwan was fined NT$200,000 (US$6,400) for attempting to bring foreign pork products into the country on Sunday (July 21). The woman...

Taiwan tourism magnet of Matsu hosts summer concert series

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Matsu Islands are hosting a summer music fest between July 12 and Aug. 17 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Matsu National Scenic Area Administration and the half-ce...

Update: Pro-China Taiwanese TV show goes off air after anti-red media protest

Update: 06/27 2:00 p.m. At 1 p.m. today, Tsai issued a statement on her Facebook page denying government involvement in the shutdown of the TV show. In her statement, she wrote that the report of h...

'You can't choose your family': DPP brother of KMT Taiwan TV host

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke that his estranged sister, Kuomintang (KMT) Taiwan TV commentator Huang Chih-hsien (黃智賢), called for "Taiwan to be returned to China," Democratic Pro...

Taiwanese want TV host's citizenship revoked after calling for 'Taiwan's return to China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese netizens are calling for having Kuomintang (KMT) Taiwan TV commentator Huang Chih-hsien's (黃智賢) citizenship revoked after she called for "Taiwan to be return...

Rally opposing Hong Kong's proposed extradition bill reaches 6000 in Taipei

[Last update: June 16 19:35] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While another mass protest was staged on streets of Hong Kong on Sunday afternoon to call for the withdrawal of the contentious extradition...

Fall armyworms from China invade Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The first fall armyworms (FAW) to be detected in Taiwan have been spotted at a popular tourist ranch in western Taiwan on Saturday (June 8), after plum rains apparently blew th...

Taoyuan Minnan Festival to present rich Taiwanese cultural activities and entertainment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Minnan, or “Southern Fujian,” atmosphere will fill the air in Taiwan’s Taoyuan City in June and early July when the 2109 Taoyuan Minnan Festival unleashe...

Taiwan’s Matsu offers backpackers free guided tour on Dongju Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Matsu National Scenic Area Administration is offering individual backpackers free guided walking tours around Fuzheng Village (福正聚落) on Matsu’s Dongju Island (東莒島). ...