France-based Carrefour expects to retreat from Chinese market by end of 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Carrefour said on Sunday (June 23) that it expects to retreat from the Chinese market by the end of 2019, pending regulatory approvals, after agreeing to sell 80 percent o...

Japan steps up security in Kansai region ahead of G20 summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Travelers to Japan’s Kansai region should take heed of security measures that have been put in place by the Japanese government ahead of the G20 Osaka Summit that is...

Two college students drown at Shenshen Waterfall in Taiwan’s Pingtung County

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two college students died after being rushed to local hospitals after drowning in the pool under Shenshen waterfall (神山瀑布) in Wutai Township in Taiwan’s southern cou...

Free pools at central Taiwan’s Daan tourist center are now open

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Free outdoor pools at central Taiwan’s Daan Coastal Tourist Information Center (大安濱海旅客服務中心) are open from Saturday, June 22 to Sunday, September 1, Taichung’s Touri...

Five Taiwan school children complete part of Tamsui-Kavalan Historic Trails as pathway to graduation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Many outdoor enthusiasts in Taiwan make pilgrimages to the Tamsui-Kavalan Historic Trails, but the trails can also serve as pathways to graduation. That was the case fo...

Solomon Islands will make decision to cut Taiwan ties or switch to China in 3 weeks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Solomon Islands taskforce is considering whether it should maintain diplomatic relations with Taiwan or switch to China and will deliver its recommendation to the govern...

Taiwan’s TAITRA signs business MoU with Kosovo Chamber of Commerce

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) President and Chief Executive Walter Yeh (葉明水) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Thursday (April 20) with Chamber...

Taiwan's Hualien Harvest Festival to take place July 19 - 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hualien County aboriginals’ united harvest festival will take place at Hualien Stadium's Meilun Track and Field (美崙田徑場) from July 19 – 21. The theme for...

Taiwan’s Keelung Islet to open to the public on June 25 after five years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Keelung City Government announced on Thursday (June 20) that Keelung Islet off Taiwan’s northern coast will be open for the public to visit on June 25 after it was c...

Taiwan ranked second for global IC design market share

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. companies dominate the global integrated circuit (IC) industry, holding a 52 percent share of the total worldwide IC market in 2018. Taiwan took second place with its...

Taiwan military to spend NT$80 billion on anti-radiation drone fleet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Air Force’s Air Defense and Missile Command has confirmed plans to spend NT$80 billion (about US$2.54 billion) over five years to develop an anti-radiation, u...

Amendment bill allowing National Security Act to cover online spies passed in Taiwan’s legislature

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An amendment bill that would allow Taiwan’s National Security Act to cover the threat stemming from online spies was passed in the Legislative Yuan on Wednesday (Jun...

Taiwan man gave up higher education and marriage for younger brother

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An 86-year-old man in Yilan County gave up opportunities to study abroad and get married when young because he wanted to take care of his mute younger brother, who later b...

Bamboo Airways launches inaugural flight from Taiwan to Da Nang

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Vietnam-based Bamboo Airways (越竹航空) launched its inaugural flight from Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport to Da Nang in central Vietnam on Tuesday (June 18), mar...

India to replace China as world's most populous country in less than 10 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –China’s status as the most populous country in the world will be succeeded by India in less than 10 years, according to a new United Nations (UN) report. "Th...