Taiwan lawmaker urges government to restrict pro-China media from competing for public tenders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Legislator Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) urged the government to examine public tenders won by pro-China media at a press conference on Monday (June 17). The New Power Party (時...

No referendums to take place in Taiwan until 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s lawmakers passed an amendment to the Referendum Act on Monday (June 17), ensuring that no referendum will be held alongside the 2020 presidential election, ...

Huawei’s overseas smartphone sales drop 40%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The founder and CEO of China’s Huawei Technologies, Ren Zhengfei (任正非), confirmed Monday (June 17) that overseas smartphone sales have dropped 40 percent since the U...

World badminton great Lee Chong Wei announces retirement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After a glorious 19-year career, Malaysian badminton great, Datuk Lee Chong Wei (李宗偉) announced his retirement at a press conference on Thursday (June 13). “Today...

US House Speaker condemns Hong Kong extradition bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, said in a statement that “America stands with the people of Hong Kong” against a dangerous extradit...

Body of Taiwan teen found in German river

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The body of a Taiwanese teenage boy who went missing in Germany last week has been found, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday (June 12). The 18-year-old exch...

Taiwan president rebukes Hong Kong police for attacking protesters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said she was shocked the Hong Kong government fired rubber bullets on peaceful protesters, in a Facebook post on Wednesday (June 12). ...

Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy attracts more ASEAN companies to list on TWSE

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (TWSE) announced on Tuesday (June 11) that in addition to Vietnam, Thailand has become an important trade partner of Taiwan, with three Thai c...

Taiwan’s presidential hopeful William Lai says he has better chance of defeating KMT than President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) said that he has a better chance of defeating the rival Kuomingtang (KMT) party’s candidate, reported the Central News Agency on Mon...

Taiwan’s college tuition ranks No 14 in the world: Taiwan Higher Education Union

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Higher Education Union said on Monday (June 3) that Taiwan’s university tuition fees rank 14th in the world according to the latest research done by its y...

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake rocks southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.6 earthquake jarred Kaohsiung City at 11:53 p.m. this evening (May 31), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was 43.4 ki...

Uber to deactivate riders with low ratings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ride-hailing service leader Uber announced on Tuesday (May 28) that riders with low ratings may lose access to Uber. For years, ratings did not seem to affect Uber ride...

Taiwan’s Acer considers moving production out of China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chairman and CEO of Acer Inc., Jason Chen (陳俊聖) said Acer is considering working with manufacturers outside China, reported Central News Agency, on Monday (May 28). Che...

Visitors to Taiwan offered opportunity to stay overnight in Presidential Office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Care to stay at Taiwan’s Presidential Building for a night when you visit Taiwan? 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the Presidential Office Building. In collabo...

World’s smallest McDonald’s opens in Sweden

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- McDonald’s Sweden recently opened the world’s smallest McDonald’s restaurant – for bees. McDonald’s Sweden released a video on its official You...