Opening of Taiwan’s Dongsha Island to tourists is still 2 to 3 years away: MOI

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – People who had planned to take a sightseeing trip to Dongsha Island will still have to wait for two to three years before their trip can become a reality, according to a M...

New Taiwan digital ID full of smart features

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s new national electronic identification card (eID) boasts eight smart, new features, with full design details expected by the end of September, said Minister...

Taiwan Minister of Interior apologizes for jeopardizing black bear​​'s safety

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Minister of the Interior, Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇), apologized in a Facebook post Thursday evening (May 2) for the Ministry's wrongdoing related to the release of a Formosan...

Minister of the Interior visits I-Mei, announces change to Taiwan residence permits for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Minister of the Interior visited Philippine workers at the I-Mei factory in Taoyuan to announce an official change of title on their resident permits from “forei...

Taiwan seeks to impose fines on nationals holding public office in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 66 Taiwanese nationals are allegedly working as assistants to community directors in China, and may be facing fines for violations against the Act Governing Rel...

New Taiwan digital eID could exclude gender, national flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- National Development Council (NDC) chief Chen Mei-ling (陳美伶) announced yesterday (March 18) that Taiwan’s new national electronic identification card (eID) will be releas...

Taiwanese-born cadre says she's 'mentally prepared' to lose citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Before giving a speech in Beijing that has been widely panned by Taiwanese, a Taiwanese-born Communist cadre told Hong Kong media yesterday (March 14) that she was "mental...

MOI seeks to revoke Taiwanese-born cadre's citizenship after controversial speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After video surfaced Monday (March 11) of a Taiwanese-born Communist cadre giving a controversial speech calling for adherence to the "one China" principle and expres...

Taiwan’s MOI mulls revision of uniform ID number for foreigners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of the Interior (MOI) said in an English news release on Feb. 11, reinforcing the government's dedication to revising "the numerical forma...

Taiwan installs new airport X-ray equipment to stop African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport will start up 16 new luggage X-ray machines on Saturday, the first day of the Lunar New Year holiday, and divide passengers according to the...

Taiwan ramps up airport security ahead of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a bid to beef up security at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday period, the Ministry of Interior said it has bought a number of x-...

Taiwan Cabinet spokesperson, labor and culture ministers stay on

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cabinet spokesperson Kolas Yotaka, Labor Minister Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春), and Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) will retain their positions in the new Cabinet led by inco...

Taiwan foreign, defense and China ministers to stay on

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮), Defense Minister Yen De-fa (嚴德發), Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) and Minister without Portfolio Audrey Tang (唐鳳) ...

Former Taichung mayor to take over as Taiwan's minister of transportation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Former Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said Friday he had accepted an offer to serve as the new minister of transportation and communications in the new Cabinet expected to b...

One third of nine-in-one election staff had no election experience

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reports say one third of polling station staff during the nine-in-one elections on Nov. 24 were new. According to CNA, the Central Election Committee submitted a report...