Taiwanese spend US$4,998 a year on insurance: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s financial regulator on Sept. 20 urged people in Taiwan to examine whether the insurance products they purchase meet their actual needs, as Taiwan appears to...

German experts propose turning unused nuclear plant in Taiwan into a ‘theme park’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – German experts in nuclear power suggested that Taiwan can consider giving a new lease of life to the Lungmen Nuclear Power Plant (龍門核電廠), better known as the Fourth N...

 ‘Jadeite Cabbage’ from National Palace Museum to be exhibited at Taichung Flora Show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Visitors to the upcoming 2018 Taichung World Flora Exposition will be able to see the “Jadeite Cabbage” (翠玉白菜)—arguably the most popular attraction in th...

Freeway No. 5 to be toll-free Sept. 21, 25 for Moon Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Freeway No. 5 (Chiang Wei-shui Memorial Freeway) will be toll-free on Sept. 21 and 25 to coincide with the Mid-Autumn Festival falling on the three-day weekend startin...

Taiwan invites investment in green energy as largest energy show kicks off

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen expressed her confidence in Taiwan achieving the goal of producing 20 GW from solar energy by 2025 and declared now is the time to invest in green e...

Budding Taiwanese designers invited to present collections in New York

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's emerging talent in the fashion world will shine in New York as two local designers are invited to showcase their spring/summer lines for 2019 in a runway show...

Taiwan seeks to cement ties with Saint Vincent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen promised to further cooperation with Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and expressed her gratitude to the island nation in the Caribbean for its supp...

Taiwan could benefit from order transfer amid new round of US import tariffs on China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the fresh 10 percent tariffs imposed by U.S. on $200 billion worth of imports from China, Taiwanese companies can expect limited direct impact and even benefit from o...

Taiwan vows closer climate, trade cooperation with Saint Kitts and Nevis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) pledged broader cooperation with The Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, the country's staunch ally in the Caribbean Sea, as she me...

Sporadic rain expected over Moon Festival holiday in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The festive mood among people in Taiwan for the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival could be dampened as sporadic rain is forecast for the long weekend starting Sept. 22, the Cen...

Tourism Bureau holds ‘Door to Taiwan’ event in Busan, S. Korea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Tourism Bureau opened the “Door to Taiwan” at an event to promote tourism at Gwangan Beach in the South Korean city of Busan on Sept. 16. Incorpora...

Taiwan seeks removal from EU illegal fishing watch list with tighter regulation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Executive Yuan of Taiwan passed an amendment Sept. 13 proposing stricter regulations for fishing that will see violators given fines of up to NT$2.5 million (US$80,475...

Two dozen Taiwanese companies in China mulling returning home: MOEA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At least two dozen Taiwanese companies are considering returning to Taiwan amid the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China, said Minister of Economic Affairs Shen...

Startups in Taiwan should find footing in niche markets: ITRI President

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Describing short-term market as a pageant and long-term market as a weightlifting competition, President Edwin Liu (劉文雄) of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)...

Magistrate of Taiwan’s Hualien County handed 8 months in prison for insider trading

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Magistrate of Hualien County Fu Kun-chi (傅崐萁) has been sentenced to eight months in prison in a final verdict on charges of insider trading that violate the Securities...