Taiwan Transitional Justice Database launched on eve of 228

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Transitional Justice Database was launched on the eve of the 73rd anniversary of the country's biggest uprising against corruption — the Feb. 28 massa...

Taiwan's students return to school after extended winter break

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thousands of schools across Taiwan welcomed back their students on Tuesday (Feb. 25) after the opening day of spring semester was postponed due to the Wuhan coronavirus (C...

Continuing PRC efforts to intimidate Taiwan and its friends

“Big Nations Should Not Bully the Small” The People’s Republic of China (PRC) always refers to its Three Communiqués with the United States as if they were the Ten Commandm...

Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui making progress in pneumonia recovery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 98-year-old former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) is recovering from pneumonia at the Taipei Veterans General Hospital and will not be discharged for now. W...

SW Taiwan promotes popular lake for break from coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tainan City in southwestern Taiwan is promoting its popular Hutoupi (Tiger Head Lake) in Xinhua District as a good place to visit during the COVID-19 outbreak. It's...

Virus blocks 3 Chinese brands from Milan Fashion Week

MILAN (AP) — Italian fashion officials on Tuesday forecast a nearly 2% drop in first-half revenues due to the virus emerging from China, which also is preventing three Chinese fashi...

China seeks to subvert global order using growing clout in international bodies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has been securing roles in multiple international organizations in an attempt to disrupt global order and jeopardize rule-based institutions, said a Taiwanese politi...

Taiwan's TAITRA seeks to empower women entrepreneurs

In a bid to tap the full potential of women entrepreneurs, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is set to organize for the first time a trade promotion delegation exclusively composed of...

Kim's aunt reemerges after years of speculation about fate

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The aunt of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made her first public appearance in about six years, state media reported Sunday, quelling rumors that she was purged or executed ...

Taiwan president calls for unity in Lunar New Year message

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Dharma Drum Mountain (法鼓山) monks rang in the Lunar New Year on Friday (Jan. 25) at an event attended by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) a...

Tours to China halted amid deadly virus outbreak

Taiwan's Tourism Bureau has notified travel agencies to suspend their tours to China after Beijing ordered a halt to inbound and outbound group tours amid the outbreak of a deadly respiratory viru...

Taiwan confirms two more cases of infection from new coronavirus

Taiwan on Friday confirmed two more cases of infection from the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) , which originated in Wuhan, China, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Taiwan to three. ...

Builders behind deadly Taiwan earthquake collapse sentenced to compensation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The builders of a Tainan apartment complex which collapsed during a 2016 earthquake, killing 115 people, were sentenced to pay NT$730 million (US$24.3 million) in compensa...

Zoos from Taiwan and Japan forge sisterhood ties

Hsinchu Zoo in northern Taiwan and Tobu Zoo in Japan's Saitama Prefecture established sisterhood relations Tuesday to build cooperation on the care and protection of animals. At the signing cer...

Taiwan KMT members suggest removing ‘China’ from party name

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In light of the blowout losses in Saturday's (Jan. 11) presidential and legislative elections, younger members of the Kuomintang (KMT) have called on leaders to re-eva...