Taiwan's Formosat-7 set to blast off at 2:30 p.m. today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Formosat-7, the second satellite constellation jointly built by Taiwan and the U.S., is slated to launch at 2:30 p.m. today (June 25), Taiwan Time. Although the satellite wa...

Photo of the Day: 'Xi the Pooh' sign in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As tens of thousands of Taiwanese took to the streets of Taipei to protest against the encroachment of pro-China media outlets in Taiwan, a sign was spotted which mocked China&...

Taiwan's EVA Air announces hiring of male flight attendants as strike rages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As some 2,000 of EVA Air's flight attendants continue to strike, the company announced that it plans on hiring male flight attendants, including foreigners, for the first t...

Landslide cuts off community in New Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A landslide brought on by heavy rains over the weekend hemmed in residents of a community in New Taipei City this morning (June 24). At 8 a.m. this morning as the Central We...

Video shows mob surround home of nanny suspected of beating 1-year-old girl in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke on Saturday (June 22) that a babysitter had badly beaten a 1-year-old girl in Taichung City, an angry mob of 300 vigilantes gathered in front the nanny's h...

Spanish judges 'disgusted' with suspects' claim 'I'm Taiwanese, not Chinese': GT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As over 200 Taiwan telecom fraud suspects were extradited to China, a Chinese police officer claims that Spanish judges were "disgusted" by the alleged fraudsters'...

Taiwan sees over 1,000 same-sex couples marry, 2 divorce since May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Since Taiwan became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage in Asia on May 24, 1,173 same-sex couples have wed, including 28 transnational couples, and two have already...

Taiwanese praise cleanliness of anti-red media protesters vs. sloppy Han fans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese netizens were impressed with the speed and thoroughness of the cleanup after a massive rally against "red media" outlets, which is in stark contrast to the ...

Heavy rain alert issued in 16 counties, cities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Due to the effects of a plum rain front and northeasterly winds, the Central Weather Bureau has issued a heavy rain alert for 16 counties and cities in Taiwan. As a plum rai...

Innolux shifts TV production from China to Taiwan to avoid tariffs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Innolux Corp (群創), one of Taiwan's leading Taiwanese LCD panel makers, announced on Thursday (June 20) that it is moving some production from China back to Taiwan to shield...

'Han hater' rubs Kaohsiung mayor's head to win bet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hot on the heels of a controversial incident involving a male Kaohsiung junior-high student, photos have surfaced showing a female student rubbing the head of itinerant Kaohsiu...

US P-8A sub-hunting jet flies over Taiwan Strait to watch Chinese carrier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an apparent response to the presence of the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning, the U.S. Navy dispatched a P-8A sub-hunting Poseidon through the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday (Jun...

Xiazhi, summer solstice, brings scorching 40-degree heat to N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Taiwan experiences Xiazhi (夏至), the peak of summer based on the lunisolar calendar today (June 21), the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued an orange heat alert for five...

79 flights canceled on June 21 as EVA Air flight attendant strike in Taiwan rages on

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the strike by EVA Air flight attendants enters its second day in Taiwan, 79 flights have been canceled for Friday (June 21), according to the air carrier. After failing t...

Grave robber dies digging up coffin in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A suspected grave robber was found dead after apparently becoming trapped in a hole he had dug to try to pilfer the contents of a coffin, while a local folklore expert suggests...