Taiwan weighs lifting restrictions on Chinese students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After three Taiwanese university associations pushed for new and returning students from China to be allowed into Taiwan, Education Minister Pan Wen-chung (潘文忠) said Wedne...

Taiwan's CTBC Ladies Open to tee off Aug. 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2020 CTBC Ladies Open will take place at the Orient Golf & Country Club in Taoyuan City from Aug. 13–15 with a purse of NT$3 million (US$100,000), including ...

Taiwan president promulgates Citizen Judges Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday (Aug. 12) promulgated the Citizen Judges Act passed by the country’s legislature, which will take effect on Jan. 1, 2023. ...

Taiwan's poultry industry secures equitable labeling requirements for imports amid steep competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Poultry Association of Taiwan on Tuesday called for imported poultry meat to be clearly labeled with the slaughter date so that the domestic poultry industry can compe...

Taiwan CYBERSEC 2020 opens with 250 exhibitors from around world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The two-day CYBERSEC 2020 conference opened on Tuesday (Aug. 11) at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, gathering over 250 cybersecurity companies from around the world to s...

Taiwan McDonald's prepares young girl's favorite food for her funeral

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A McDonald's restaurant in the Taiwanese city of Hsinchu went out of its way to prepare two portions of French fries on Sunday (Aug. 9) morning for the funeral of a 7-...

Taiwanese online shopping platform features summer foods

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Agriculture Produce Festival online shopping platform organized by the Council of Agriculture (COA) will feature fruits and other food items popular in the summ...

Central Taiwan city promotes Dakeng trails by giving out rewards to hikers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung City’s Tourism and Travel Bureau is promoting the 12 trails in its Dakeng Scenic Area by giving out rewards to people who complete various hikes by Oct. 31....

Scooter sharing service to launch in Taiwan's Hualien from Aug. 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hualien County Government and Yamaha Motor Taiwan Co. have teamed up to roll out the YATOGO scooter sharing service, which is set to launch on Aug. 15. The joint in...

US journalist calls for end to 'one China' policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Washington and Beijing ties continue to plummet, American national security journalist Bill Gertz said Wednesday (Aug. 5) it is time for the U.S. to change its "on...

81 sick after suspected food poisoning at hotel in N.E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A case of suspected food poisoning at Hotel Royal Chiaohsi’s (礁溪老爺酒店) buffet restaurant in Jiaoxi Township, Yilan County, has sickened 81 people, 41 of whom have sou...

Drought makes Chiaming Lake in E. Taiwan look like ‘sunny-side-up egg’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The water level at East Taiwan’s Chiaming Lake (嘉明湖) has reduced so much due to a lack of rain that it has become the shape of a “sunny-side-up egg,” whi...

Half of human head found floating in Tamsui River in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Half of a decomposing human head was found floating in the Tamsui River near the Guandu Bridge in New Taipei City on Wednesday (Aug. 5), and prosecutors have not ruled out...

Unclaimed body of Taiwanese teenager identified after 3 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The unclaimed body of a Taiwanese teenager was finally identified after three years, during which time it drifted 300 kilometers from Taichung to waters around Turtle Isla...

8 patients to receive organs of New Taipei police officer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seven to eight patients will receive organs from a New Taipei City police officer, Yang Ting-hao (楊庭豪), who was pronounced brain dead Monday (Aug. 3) after being hit by a ...