Far East POWs remembered in Taiwan

The Taiwan POW Camps Memorial Society (TPCMS) held a gathering Saturday evening to remember thousands of prisoners of war who endured hardship and in many cases lost their lives at POW camps in Taiwan...

Taipei Mayor’s choice of party name irks family of late activist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The decision by Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) to found a new party with a name identical to the one established by the late democracy activist Chiang Wei-shui (蔣渭水) has dra...

Taiwan pro-independence supporter commends William Lai's fair play in DPP primary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The presidential primary of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) ended on June 13, with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) securing the party’s nomination. However, may ...

'Opinion poll fairness' will decide life and death of Taiwan’s ‘Democratic Progressive Party’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --According to the principle of “Garbage In, Garbage Out,” questioning the fairness of opinion polls is a necessary process for a responsible search for accuracy and t...

Taiwan’s equal marriage momentous, but best seen as Tsai’s final achievement

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Last Friday was a momentous day in the history of Taiwan. It was on Friday, May 17 that the Legislative Yuan finally passed legislation permitting same-sex marriage in a ...

Taiwan’s Academia Historica head tapped as new National Palace Museum Director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s National Palace Museum will be headed by Academia Historica President, Wu Mi-cha (吳密察), while Deputy Chairperson of the Ocean Affairs Council, Lee Chung-wei...

Kaoshiung Elementary opens 'Jian Ji Memorial Hall' dedicated to historical figure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Nov. 20 in Kaohsiung, an elementary school celebrating its own 123rd year anniversary, also dedicated a memorial hall to Jian Ji (簡吉), an important figure in Taiwan&rsq...

400-year-old property records show the first town in Taiwan as a diverse society

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Dutch came to Taiwan in the 17th century and built the first fortress on the island in what is currently Anping District of Tainan City. Research of the town that was ...

A tourist attraction not to be missed: Taiwan's Alishan Forest Railway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – International News media organization CNN published a piece exploring the history of Taiwan’s Alishan Forest Railroad, and the beauty of Taiwan’s central mount...

Team Taiwan hauls in 17 gold medals at Asian Games, most in 20 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Team Taiwan hauled in 17 gold medals at the 2018 Asian Games, the most in 20 years and the second most ever. By the close of the 2018 Asian Games yesterday (Sept. 2), Taiwan...

Top 7 non-fiction books about Taiwan

Earlier this week, we reported on the publication of a new book about Taiwan which has been written by Lonely Planet author and Taiwan expert Joshua Samuel Brown. Brown’s latest tome, entitled F...

Former Taiwanese death row inmate granted NT$17 million in compensation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cheng Hsing-tse (鄭性澤), an exonerated death row convict in Taiwan, has been awarded over NT$17 million (US$550,000) by the Taichung branch of the Taiwan High Court in recom...

Taiwan donates NT$6 million to Japan for flood reconstruction

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs pledged in a statement on July 9 to donate NT$6 million (US$197,612) to Japan, in order to help Japan recover from recent heavy ra...

Taiwan's former VP Lien Chan to meet Xi Jinping in Beijing

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Former Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Lien Chan (連戰) is scheduled to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) during a visit to Beijing next week, a spokesperson for Lien's office s...

US will lend hand when Taiwan faces difficulty: AIT Director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Having served in the position of the director at the Taipei Office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) for three years, Kin Moy talked about the work he has done at ...