Magnitude 4.2 quake shakes southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A magnitude 4.2 quake jolted the counties of Taitung and Hualien on Taiwan’s east coast Saturday (May 25) afternoon, the Central Weather Bureau reported. The temb...

Taiwan to hold air raid drills spread over May 27-30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Pedestrians, cyclists and motorists in Taiwan will be forced off the roads between 1:30 and 2 p.m. on four separate days next week depending on the region for the latest r...

526 gay couples register for marriage on first day of legalization

TAIPEI (CNA) — A total of 526 same-sex couples registered for marriage in Taiwan on Friday, the first day same-sex marriage was legal in the country. According to statistics compiled by the M...

Taiwan’s equal marriage momentous, but best seen as Tsai’s final achievement

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Last Friday was a momentous day in the history of Taiwan. It was on Friday, May 17 that the Legislative Yuan finally passed legislation permitting same-sex marriage in a ...

Taiwanese engineer creates FB filter that blocks all Han Kuo-yu news

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Taiwanese have been blasted with wall-to-wall coverage of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) for months on TV screens, radio waves, newspapers, billboards, and social media...

Taiwan’s ex-premier William Lai 'wronged by DPP,' says Han Kuo-yu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) said Friday (May 24) that former Premier William Lai has been “unfairly treated” amid controversies surrounding how the primar...

Taipei same-sex couple becomes first in Taiwan and Asia to legally marry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As same-sex marriage registrations begin today following the Legislative Yuan's passing of Asia's first same-sex marriage law, the first couple officially wed this morn...

Miss Asia beauty pageant to be held in Kaohsiung for first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Miss Asia 2019 will be held in Taiwan’s southern city of Kaohsiung for the first time, Liberty Times Net reported on Thursday (May 23). The organizer of Miss Asia...

IP addresses of hate remarks traced to China: Taiwan police

The IP addresses of many hate comments posted recently by Internet users against politicians and political critics in Taiwan have been found to be located in Asia, particularly China, police said Wedn...

Gay couple facing marriage obstacles despite passage of historic bill

The historic passage of a same-sex marriage bill in Taiwan last Friday was a moment of euphoria for the tens of thousands of marriage equality supporters gathered outside the Legislature, but for Guzi...

Five NT$10 million Taiwan receipt lottery tickets still not claimed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Five Taiwan receipt lottery tickets from the January-February draw worth NT$10 million (US$317,000) each have yet to be claimed, while three winners of the NT$2 million prize h...

Lai offers support to Taiwan President if she defeats Kaohsiung mayor in DPP primary poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following a failure by the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Central Executive Committee (CEC) to find a solution, ex-Premier William Lai (賴清德) said he would ...

BREAKING NEWS: DPP meeting about Taiwan presidential candidate selection ends without agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After more than two hours of heated discussions Wednesday (May 22) afternoon, the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Central Executive Committee (CEC) ended wi...

William Lai claims poll changes will take a toll on DPP credibility

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As rumors of changes to the presidential primary rules at the Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) heat up, Taiwan...

Take ‘a shower of gold’ in Taiwan’s southern port city

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cassia fistula trees draping golden flowers have beautified many parts of Kaohsiung City, presenting themselves as the most eye-catching landscape in the southern port cit...