Chinese agricultural official picked to lead UN food agency

ROME (AP) — Qu Dongyu, China's deputy agricultural minister, was elected Sunday as the new director general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, the first person from a Communist country to ...

China's Qu Dongyu elected as new FAO general director

ROME (AP) — Qu Dongyu, China's deputy agricultural minister, was elected Sunday as the new director general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, the first person from a Communist country to ...

Lukang shines as living showcase of Taiwan’s cultural heritage

Lukang in central Taiwan’s Changhua County was formerly one of the nation’s leading commercial hubs. From the 1780s through the 1840s, the harbor settlement grew wealthy from access to sea...

N. Korean leader Kim Jong Un's months of ambitious summitry

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's fifth meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping continues his ambitious diplomatic outreach that has included summits with the leaders of the United States, South Kor...

2019 Taiwan LGBTQ Film Festival held in Bangkok

BANGKOK (CNA) -- The 2019 Taiwan LGBTQ Film Festival in Bangkok kicked off Saturday, with a forum hosted to highlight the process Taiwan went through to legalize same-sex marriage. The festival ope...

What does Taiwan President Tsai fear?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) won her sobriquet as “Spicy Taiwanese Sister” when she flat out rejected the “one country, two systems” framework fo...

Taiwanese graduate from U.S. Air Force Academy wants to fly F-16s

Taipei, June 2 (CNA) The Taiwanese graduate who waved a Republic of China flag at the May 30 commencement ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) is one step closer to his dream of becoming an ...

Taiwan president nominates four grand justices

[Last update: May 27 15:24] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has nominated Judicial Yuan Secretary-General Lu Tai-lang (呂太郎) and three others to the Council of Grand Justic...

IP addresses of hate remarks traced to China: Taiwan police

The IP addresses of many hate comments posted recently by Internet users against politicians and political critics in Taiwan have been found to be located in Asia, particularly China, police said Wedn...

Chinese official hands over new panda to Vienna zoo

VIENNA (AP) — A senior Chinese official has officially handed over a 19-year-old male giant panda to Vienna's Schoenbrunn zoo. Yuan Yuan arrived in Vienna last month and has spent th...

‘Spicy Taiwanese Sister’ Tsai Ing-wen should invite Dalai Lama back to Taiwan

The Nobel Peace Prize winner of 1989, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, has visited Taiwan three times: 1997, 2001, and 2009. It’s about time he returned. The first time he visited on March 2...

Taiwan’s first Chinese-language bookstore gets fresh lease of life

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than seven decades after opening, the first bookstore in Taiwan to sell Chinese books, Tzu Li (自立) Bookstore, will be renovated with funds provided by the Ministry of...

China employing ‘soft’ measures to eliminate mosques

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — State oppression is surging in China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region, while religious monuments and sanctuaries are being demolished elsewhere in the country. The Chine...

Taiwan Expo series goes into second-tier cities in New Southbound Policy countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A series of Taiwan Expo organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) will be held in five second-tier cities in New Southbound Policy countries in 2019,...

Taiwan targets second-tier cities to expand presence in Southeast Asia market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese trade authorities will hold five expos this year targeting second-tier cities in Southeast Asian countries as part of the initiative to promote the New Southboun...