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Hotels in Taiwan struggling with less than 20% occupancy rates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislators of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) joined hospitality industry representatives on Tuesday (Sept. 7) in pleading for more government financial ass...

Taiwan preparing new foreign aid white paper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) confirmed Tuesday (Aug. 31) it was preparing to publish a white paper on foreign aid following calls from legislators for a new appr...

Taiwan preparing to launch NT$5,000 stimulus vouchers in September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Cabinet is reportedly planning to release NT$5,000 (US$179) in vouchers in September to stimulate the nation's economy as it slowly comes out of a soft lo...

Taiwan politicians launch campaign to defend Kaohsiung councilor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To protest the recall campaign against independent Kaohsiung City Councilor Huang Chie (黃捷), a group of politicians on Monday (Jan. 25) organized a counter-event on the ci...

DPP legislator supports Taiwan opposition’s referendum on US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Hsu Chih-chieh (許智傑) said Monday (Sept. 14) that he will support the opposition Kuomintang's (KMT) referendum on U.S. por...

DPP dominates all constituencies in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung city mayor and Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) continues to trail the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡...

Legislators discuss making English Taiwan's second official language

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators Liu Shih-fang (劉世芳), Chiu Chih-wei (邱志偉), Hsu Chih-chieh (許智傑) held a public hearing on Friday on making English Taiwan's sec...

Southern Branch of NPM removes controversial zodiac heads

The Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum finished removing the 12 Chinese zodiac heads, a gift from Chinese actor Jackie Chan, from the pedestals on the plaza in front of the entrance of the ...