Beijing blasts Taiwan Coast Guard for using water cannon on Chinese fishing boats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Taiwan Affairs Office Spokesperson Zhu Fenglian (朱鳳蓮) on Wednesday (Oct. 28) called the Taiwanese Coast Guard’s use of a water cannon on Chinese fishin...

Taiwan hospitality industry introduces 10 million discount vouchers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the government's travel subsidy program is set to only last until Saturday (Oct. 31), nearly 400 hotels in Taiwan have decided to give out 10 million accommodation ...

Military charter flight safely lands in Taiwan's Dongsha Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A military chartered UNI Air flight has landed in Taiwan’s Dongsha Islands (東沙群島, Pratas Islands) after taking off from Kaohsiung early Monday morning (Oct. 26). ...

New around-the-island Taiwan cruises to set sail monthly in winter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new around-the-island Taiwan cruise line launched by Hong Kong-based Genting Cruise Lines will set sail once a month during the winter from Kaohsiung Harbor, according...

5 Thai crew members missing after ship sinks near southwest Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five Thai crew members were still missing Saturday (Oct. 24) evening after their Tuvalu-registered freighter sank near Kaohsiung the previous evening. The ship’s ...

Taiwan legislators to visit submarine shipyard Oct. 26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With work on Taiwan’s first self-developed submarine expected to begin early next month, legislators are scheduled to visit the shipyard on Monday (Oct. 26) and hear...

Readers in the dark at bookstore in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Wuguan Books (無關書店), an experimental bookstore in Kaohsiung, was featured by CNN Travel Friday (Oct. 23) for its quirky setup that allows readers to flip through books in ...

'Farce in Fiji' is Chinese diplomacy in a nutshell

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Sometimes you read a news story and have to pause and check that it isn’t satire. That was certainly the case earlier this week with "cake-gate" or the ...

New TRA commuter trains to arrive in Taiwan on Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first batch of the new EMU900 Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) commuter trains are expected to arrive in eastern Taiwan on Saturday (Oct. 24) and be ready for serv...

Canadian man handed 5 months for revenge porn video of Taiwanese girlfriend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Canadian man was handed a five-month prison term on Oct. 15 for posting a pornographic video of his former Taiwanese girlfriend online after their breakup and without he...

Taiwan zoo accused of feeding animals moldy food

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Power Party Kaohsiung City Councilor Lin Yu-kai (林于凱) on Tuesday (Oct. 20) accused the southern city’s Shoushan Zoo of feeding low-quality, moldy food fruit and ...

Taiwan develops 6-minute cancer screening technique

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has developed a new mechanism that can spot 10 types of cancers in six to 15 minutes. Spearheaded by the National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC), ...

Taiwan's deputy military chief visits Dongsha Islands following plane row

Taiwan's deputy military chief on Tuesday (Oct. 20) made a visit to the Dongsha Islands in the South China Sea, in what is believed to be an attempt to dispel doubts about Taiwan's ability to ...

Aberdeen's green stone coating expands into USA

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 20 October 2020 - The faux stone coating for buildings, a green product developed and manufactured by Aberdeen, has built a solid market base in ASEAN over the years,...

Municipal chiefs in southern Taiwan tussle over braised pork rice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Facebook post by Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) on Saturday (Oct. 17) has set off a tussle between the mayors of Kaohsiung and Tainan over which city's braised p...