University students from Taiwan to be flown home from Hong Kong as violence escalates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A number of Taiwanese students studying at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) will be flown back home Wednesday night (Nov. 13) in a chartered flight as the semi-a...

2019 HITCON cyberattack and defense competition focuses on corporate security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2019 HITCON DEFENSE enterprise cyberattack and defense competition took place in Taipei on Wednesday (Nov. 13). Organized by the Hacks in Taiwan Conference (HITCON)...

2019 Taiwan Literature Award ceremony features industry networking

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The awarding ceremony for the 2019 Taiwan Literature Award (臺灣文學金典獎) was held at Taipei Marriott Hotel on Tuesday (Nov. 12) in tandem with a networking event to better con...

Taiwan draws ire of China over cross-strait flights during CNY holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan has denied reports that it is refusing to grant additional cross-strait flights between Jan. 4 and Feb. 15, as requested by China, to accommodate an expected increa...

Taiwan to establish digital center in Tuvalu to bolster ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan plans to build a digital center in Tuvalu following a trip last week to the Oceanic nation by the Taiwanese Deputy Foreign Minister Hsu Szu-chien (徐斯儉). Hsu visi...

Taiwan, Iraqi trade group ink MOU to boost investment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government-sponsored Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Sulaimany Chamber of Commerce & Industr...

Cross-border crime seminar in Taiwan centered on Chinese threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Western Asia Forum on Regional Security and Transnational Crime launched on Tuesday (Nov. 12) focuses on a joint effort to counteract Chinese meddling in the in...

Taiwan's first native tea wakes after thousands of years of sleep

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first indigenous Taiwanese tea variety, which dates back to the Ice Age, has been named “Taitung Yongkang No. 1” (台東永康1號), as it was discovered in the east...

China lags far behind in semiconductor battle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is lagging behind in its quest to become a global leader in the semiconductor industry, said Chairman Zhao Weiguo (趙偉國) of China’s state-run semiconductor make...

Foxconn founder’s camp rebuts rumors of Gou-Soong presidential ticket

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn founder Terry Gou's (郭台銘) camp denied rumors on Saturday (Nov. 9) that the business tycoon is considering relaunching his presidential bid with People First Pa...

Mobile toilets now available at 3 Taipei night markets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mobile toilets are now available at three of Taipei’s night markets every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for visitors who need to answer nature’s call. Portab...

Taipei Expo opens in Philippines to explore business opportunities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Expo 2019 opened at the SMX Convention Center in Davao, the Philippines on Friday (Nov. 8) as part of the island’s bid to increase its commercial clout in the...

Search and rescue dog teams in Taiwan pass international certification

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six search and rescue dog teams from Taiwan have passed certification exams in the 2019 Mission and Readiness Test (MRT) Asia hosted by the National Fire Agency. Teams ...

Bamboo mats from China, Vietnam containing toxic methanol found in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A number of bamboo mats made in China and Vietnam have been found to contain excessive levels of methanol that could pose threats to human health, according to Taiwan&rsqu...

S. Korea promotes tourism at Taipei travel fair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — South Korea is seeking to boost bilateral tourism with Taiwan at the 2019 Taipei International Travel Fair (ITF) taking place at TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall 1 between Nov...