Dutch singer shares signature hit in S Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Winner of the third season of "Holland's Got Talent," Martin Hurkens, arrived at Tainan's Tayih Landis Hotel on Saturday (Nov. 30) and is expected to tak...

Taiwan President Tsai and ex-Premier Lai might meet in public Nov. 2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and former Premier William Lai (賴清德) may meet in public for the first time since their primary rivalry at a campaign event in Tainan on Saturd...

Japanese flute sweetheart takes on role as goodwill ambassador to southern Taiwan city

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Suai Takahashi, Japanese flutist and runner-up in the 2018 Miss World Japan pageant, has been appointed the goodwill ambassador to the southern Taiwan city of Tainan. A...

Taiwan president’s top aide proposes Tsai-Lai ticket as election nears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A top aide to President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) urged Taiwanese expatriates in Japan to push for a presidential ticket for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) with fo...

Offices and schools closed in Tainan due to heavy rain in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Offices and schools in Tainan City are closed on Tuesday (August 13) due to an overnight downpour, announced the city government early Tuesday morning. Tainan Mayor Hua...

Taoyuan mayor Cheng Wen-tsan tops public satisfaction polls in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — TVBS recently conducted a survey to measure public satisfaction with Taiwan’s six mayors after 100 days of tenure. Despite receiving fervent support upon his elec...

Taiwan's former premier: by-election losses for the DPP could mean win for China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former premier William Lai (賴清德) called Chinese president Xi Jinping “unscrupulous” at a press conference Saturday, and said Democratic Progressive Party losse...

Tsai attends opening of Taiwan's first self-driving car test site

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen and former premier William Lai (賴清德) attended the opening ceremony of Taiwan’s first intelligent driving vehicle test center on Monday. The...

2019 Taiwan International Orchid Show to grace Tainan in March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Taiwan International Orchid Show (TIOS) will take place between Mar 2 and 11 in Tainan, promising to bring visitors a floral showcase infused with the traditional...

DGBAS chief says that consumers shouldn’t buy bananas if prices are too high

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Legislator Lo Ming-Tsai (羅明才) questioned Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) Minister Chu Tzer-ming (朱澤民) over rising produce prices this morning i...

Premier Lin Chuan awards outstanding Taiwanese farmers

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- Shennong (神農), also known as the Divine Farmer in ancient Chinese literature, is credited for teaching the ancient Chinese how to grow crops and raise animals. Shennong is reno...

Giant crocodile to leave Taiwan for China

The last-day performance of a giant crocodile dwelling in a crocodile farm in Madou, Tainan on Sunday attracted a great many visitors as it will be leaving for a zoo in China very soon. Democratic...

New government's stance on Okinotori questioned

The new government's changing course on the status of the Okinotori atoll in the Western Pacific has been questioned by the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) and within the ruling Democratic Progressive Par...

Regional powers expected to team up after Pyongyang's H-bomb test

A Taiwanese lawmaker and military expert predicted Wednesday that South Korea will seek closer cooperative ties with its neighboring countries, including China, Japan and the United States after a rep...

DPP wants a 'good-quality' race in 2016

Taipei, July 19 (CNA) The opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said after the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) nominated its presidential candidate on Sunday that it was hoping for a "good-quality"...