Taiwan proposes lucrative supply chain cooperation with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is seeking to expand the scope of its cooperation with the U.S., with the East Asian country saying this would create tens of millions of dollars in value and up to...

Vaping, HTP use on rise among youth as Taiwan mulls tightening controls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With an amendment to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act being reviewed before its first reading, a new report sheds light on the number of young Taiwanese exposed to the h...

Taipei may scrap New Year bash over COVID-19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei will cancel its 2021 New Year’s Eve party if 15 or more coronavirus cases are reported there by the end of November, according to the city’s tourism age...

South Korea reports multiple deaths allegedly related to flu vaccination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — South Koreans are growing wary of the flu vaccine after the country recorded a number of deaths allegedly associated with the shots. At least three have died after rece...

Taiwan develops 6-minute cancer screening technique

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has developed a new mechanism that can spot 10 types of cancers in six to 15 minutes. Spearheaded by the National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC), ...

AIT spokesperson’s visit to Kinmen spotlights US-Taiwan bond

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Spokesperson Amanda Mansour (孟雨荷) recently paid a trip to Kinmen, during which she emphasized the friendship between Taiwan and the U.S....

China uses Korean War anniversary as propaganda against US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is marking the 70th anniversary of its military involvement in the Korean War with much fanfare amid heightened tensions with the U.S. Fought between North and So...

Taiwan’s international power boosted over COVID-19 handling: Asia Power Index

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has joined Vietnam and Australia as one of three economies in Asia that have gained comprehensive power in the Asia Power Index 2020 released by Australian think ta...

Private colleges face closures amid low birth rates in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s educational authorities expressed support on Monday (Oct. 19) for the country’s public and private universities to merge amid population decline woes....

Taoyuan mayor hints at Taiwan presidential bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsang (鄭文燦) of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has suggested that he is planning to join the next presidential race. When discussi...

95% of Taiwanese want to be their own boss: Survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to a new poll, 95 percent of Taiwanese have an interest in starting their own business amid the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. An overwhelming ...

Chinese state media urges Taiwan’s intelligence officers to defect

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China ramps up its campaign against Taiwan, the latest front is intelligence, with China making a flurry of accusations of espionage and urging Taiwanese agents to defe...

Hotels in eastern Taiwan county enjoy boom over A-Mei New Year concert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fans are scrambling to make reservations at hotels in Taitung following the surprise announcement of a free concert to be held in the eastern county of Taiwan featuring Ta...

Taiwan universities suffer losses from fewer foreign students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Universities in Taiwan have reported a significant loss in tuition fees due to the decline in the number of international students amid the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pa...

Water crisis looms in Taiwan in year of zero typhoons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government of Taiwan is asking the public to conserve water and brace for shortages as water levels at the country’s reservoirs dip to extreme lows due to an unu...