Women’s March Taiwan creates peace dove on International Day of Peace

TAIPEI --- To celebrate the annual International Day of Peace, Women’s March Taiwan (WMT) created a giant peace dove Thursday evening in Taipei Main Station, inviting passersby to write their ho...

European Parliament calls on China to release Lee Ming-che

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- The European Parliament has passed a resolution that calls on the Chinese government to release Chinese Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo (劉曉波) and Taiwan activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) l...

Gender Equality Committee says same-sex marriage law reform process should include LGBTQ community

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- Members of the Gender Equality Committee of the Executive Yuan said last week that the marriage law reform team should include members from the LGBTQ community and experts who ...

Taiwanese enter float in New York Pride Parade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- After the Constitutional Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage in late May, a group of Taiwanese joined the 2017 New York Pride Parade with a float last Sunday, ce...

Man commits suicide after shooting three in Taoyuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- A man committed suicide after allegedly firing shots at a woman and two men, who have all been confirmed dead, near Zhongli District, Taoyuan last night. The suspect, Chang,...

Taiwanese college students denied entry to UN human rights gallery in Geneva

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- A group of Taiwanese college students and a professor were denied a visit to United Nations human rights public gallery in Geneva this Monday for not being able to present docu...

China claims to have hired lawyer for Lee Ming-che

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- Spokesman of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, Ma Xiaoguang (馬曉光), claimed today that they have hired a lawyer for the Taiwanese NGO worker, Lee Ming-ch...

Taiwanese employers to pay placement costs for Indonesian migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- Indonesian migrant workers coming to Taiwan may no longer need to foot the bill for contracts and agency fees in the future, said an Indonesian official yesterday. According...

Majority of indigenous students choose nursing schools for subsidies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- According to the statistics released by the Ministry of Education, 90% of the indigenous students choose private schools and the majority of them go to nursing schools because ...

Taiwan needs more Southeast Asian tour guides: Cambodian Taiwanese legislator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- Lin Li-chan (林麗蟬), the first Taiwanese legislator of Cambodian descent, said yesterday that Taiwan needs more Southeast Asian tour guides to help boost the tourism. Having m...

Aiming for Muslim market, Taiwan encourages Halal Certification

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- With a growing population of over 200,000 Muslims, more restaurants in Taiwan are applying for halal certification and the food industry is aiming for a larger market in both T...

So-called 'Rainbow Terror,' flag removed from high school graduation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- Students from Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School were asked to remove the rainbow flag which had been part of decoration for the school's graduation one day after the cer...

Taiwan pharma association opens New Southbound office in Malaysia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- The Taiwan Pharmaceutical Manufacturer’s Association opened the New Southbound office in Kuala Lumpur last Thursday in order to strengthen the trade ties between Taiwan a...

After WHA snub, Taiwan rejected from International Labour Conference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- After being excluded from the World Health Assembly, Taiwan has also been rejected from attending the International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva this year for not being th...

Marriages of less than 5 years account for the most among divorces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- According to the Ministry of the Interior, marriages that had lasted for less than 5 years accounted for the most among the 53,850 divorces last year. The statistics release...