Taiwan President praises late Presbyterian leader for democracy activism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Late former Presbyterian Church in Taiwan leader and human rights activist Kao Chun-ming (高俊明) was at the forefront of the country’s democratic movement, President Tsai In...

Man murdered in S. Taiwan over car crash that occurred 18 years ago

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 38 year old Kaohsiung man, surnamed Chen (陳), was murdered on Friday morning, Feb. 22, outside of his home in the city’s Fengshan District, by a former friend, surnamed...

Young athlete clocks 21.65 in 200m dash, becoming fastest junior high boy in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A junior high school student clocked 21.65 seconds in the 200-meter dash final at the 2019 Kaohsiung Cup Games (高雄港都盃田徑錦標賽) on Thursday, shattering the national record in ...

KMT Chair: party seeking challengers for 2020, Han Kuo-yu welcome to step up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kuomintang (KMT) Party Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義), speaking on a radio program, Feb. 20, said that the field for KMT presidential candidates for 2020 is still open, ant tha...

Taiwan President rejects 'peace treaty' with China to avoid compromising national sovereignty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) rejected the possibility of signing a peace treaty with Beijing, noting that Taiwanese people will not agree upon any pacts crafted to undermi...

600,000 visitors watch opening of Taiwan Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over 600,000 visitors attended the opening night of the 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival (台灣燈會) in southern Taiwan's Pingtung County yesterday evening (Feb. 19). At 7 p.m. l...

Taiwan Lantern Festival lights up tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The annual Taiwan Lantern Festival (台灣燈會) kicks off tonight (Feb. 19) and will last until March. 3 in southern Taiwan's Pingtung County. At 7 p.m. tonight Taiwan Preside...

New video guide series will share Taiwan’s National Parks with the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is a hidden jewel of Asia, and no matter when you visit, it is always worth the cost, says David Code, internationally recognized travel writer. Taiwan may not be lar...

5 Filipino workers still missing following Taiwan-registered fishing boat fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five Filipino fishermen are still missing after a Kaohsiung-registered squid fishing boat set ablaze while traversing the Atlantic Ocean on Feb. 11, The Maritime Bureau of...

Taiwan Lantern Festival kicks off tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The annual Taiwan Lantern Festival kicks off tomorrow (Feb. 19) and will last until March. 3 in southern Taiwan's Pingtung County. This year's Taiwan Lantern Festiva...

Magnitude 4.0 earthquake rocks southwestern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.0 earthquake shook southwestern Taiwan's Tainan City at 6:22 p.m. Sunday evening (Feb. 17), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of...

It’s time for Taiwan to get less serious about Communist China

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Cross-straits relations are undoubtedly a serious matter. They are about the preservation of Taiwan’s hard-earned freedoms and democracy, facing down the hosti...

Lantern festival activities across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Many places in Taiwan have been holding activities to celebrate the traditional Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb. 19 this year. Here is a list of popular activities th...

The time is right for Taiwan's President Tsai to address the US Congress

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Last Friday, Richard C. Bush wrote an article for the Brookings Institution arguing against the suggestion that Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) should be invited to a...

Taiwan names Vice Premier as Cabinet head of information security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) will serve concurrently as head of the Cabinet department for information security, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) announced Friday. In th...