Shortlist for Creative Awards of 2020 Taiwan Literature Award announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 27 literary works have been selected out of 118 entries for the final round of the 2020 Taiwan Literature Award's Creative Awards, with the award ceremony t...

Independence groups support having only ‘Taiwan’ on passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pro-independence groups on Monday (July 20) called for changes to Taiwan’s passport, the name of China Airlines, and the country’s judicial system. Members ...

Vice president says Taiwan’s native languages protect sovereignty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) visited the Taiwanese Language Creative Park in Changhua on Thursday (May 28) to learn how the language was being promoted around the cou...

New appointments to Taiwan's Cabinet announced

Updated: May 19, 2020, 14:30 a.m. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will start her second and final four-year term on Wednesday (May 20) with most ministers in he...

Doyen of Taiwan's nativist literature movement passes away at 96

A doyen of Taiwan's "nativist literature movement" Chung Chao-cheng (鍾肇政) passed away at his home in Taoyuan City Saturday, according to his family. He was 96. Chung's son Chung Y...

Key ministers to stay in Taiwan's new Cabinet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) is leaving the key ministers of interior, transportation, and education in their posts, but the National Security Council will receive a new s...

Taiwan Culture Minister to be taken over by Hakka Affairs head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chairman of the Hakka Affairs Council, Li Yong-de (李永得), has been tapped to become the next Minister of Culture in Taiwan. The former Minister of Culture, Cheng Li-ch...

Tour scenic attractions in Shigang, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The Shigang district in Taichung City boasts many attractions, most of which are easily accessible by bike. During the COVID-19 pandemic, avoiding crowds and following s...

Hakka Tung Blossom Festival to kick off across Taiwan in April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Hakka Tung Blossom Festival (HTBF, 桐花祭) hosted by the Hakka Affairs Council (HAC) will kick off in April. Although the HAC has canceled a number of events as...

Lupine flower festival in N. Taiwan to offer outdoor enjoyment amid virus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2020 Taoyuan Lupinus Festival will open on Saturday (Feb. 15) and run through March 8, providing good opportunities for people to enjoy the outdoor amidst fear for the...

Ministry of Education sees progress in Taiwan language summer camps

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At an end-of-the-year native language presentation held by the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Tuesday (Dec. 17), elementary and junior high school students showcased what ...

Mountain city in central Taiwan lights up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A mountainous district of Taichung has been lit up ahead of the city’s marquee Taiwan Lantern Festival, according to a press release published on Taichung Travel Net...

Taiwan’s marquee Miaoli Music & Dine Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Culture and Tourism Bureau of central Taiwan’s Miaoli County aims to establish the Miaoli Music & Dine Festival, according to a recent press release from the...

AIT Kaohsiung chief lauds benefits of learning Taiwanese

Even among polyglot foreign diplomats, Matthew O'Connor, chief of the American Institute in Taiwan's (AIT) Kaohsiung branch office, may be one of the few able to greet an interviewer in fluent...

Taiwan's Paper Mill Theatre brings vintage comic series to life on stage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Paper Windmill Theatre will showcase its latest creation — a theatrical adaption of the beloved Taiwanese comic book series "JhugeShiro" (諸葛四郎) —...