MAC apprehensive as delegation heads to cross-strait forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Spokesperson Chiu Chui-cheng (邱垂正) said on Friday (Sept. 11) that the Kuomintang (KMT) needs to explain the purpose and details of its deleg...

French YouTuber impressed by Taiwan's military rations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French YouTuber Ku (酷) and his British guest Allan recently did an unboxing review of Taiwanese military rations, and both were impressed by the authentic flavors of the p...

Kuomintang launches referendum over US pork imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) on Sunday (Sept. 6) announced that he has officially launched a referendum on the import of U.S. pork containing ractopamine,...

Cruises around Taiwan to set sail Oct. 22

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong-based Genting Cruise Lines announced on Thursday (Sept. 3) that it will begin a cruise line around Taiwan that passes through four ports of call beginning Oct. 2...

AIT unveils memorial for US soldiers killed defending Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) on Wednesday (Sept. 2) unveiled a memorial inside its Taipei Main Office to honor the U.S. soldiers who lost their lives defending T...

Taiwan’s Kinmen County hires 24 foreign ETAs to help with English education

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kinmen Department of Education said on Tuesday (Sept. 1) that it is introducing 24 foreign English-teaching assistants (ETAs) at its local schools, but only four will ...

Northern Taiwan to get lashed by Typhoon Maysak's tail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents of northern Taiwan were warned today (Sept.1) by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) to be advised of sudden downpours, flash floods, lightning strikes, and strong ...

TRTC to hold holiday fair at Maokong Gondola

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) has announced that it will hold a trial run of a holiday fair at the plaza beside the Maokong Gondola’s Taipei Zoo Station fr...

Top U.S. envoy attends Second Taiwan Strait Crisis memorial for 1st time

Brent Christensen, director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), on Sunday attended for the first time an annual ceremony that commemorates a battle in which Taiwan fended off an attempted invas...

Taiwan president calls out predecessor for looking for enemies at home

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) described former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) on Sunday (Aug. 23) as looking for enemies within the nation and characterized his thinking as f...

Taiwan to buy 150,000 vaccine doses to ward against lumpy skin disease

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Council of Agriculture (COA) will spend NT$8 million (US$272,000) to buy 150,000 vaccine doses in order to keep lumpy skin disease from spreading to cattle outside Tai...

Kinmen swimmer could be first in wave of asylum seekers from China

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – The arrival of an asylum seeker from China on a beach in Kinmen last weekend understandably drew headlines across Taiwan and beyond. The 45-year old said he had swum...

Army officer detained for attempting to sell China footage of Taiwanese drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese Army lieutenant has been taken into custody for attempting to sell sensitive military data to China. The Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed the ca...

Tropical Storm Mekkhala brings rain to Taiwan, strikes China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The periphery of Tropical Storm Mekkhala, the sixth tropical storm of the year, will bring rain to Taiwan today (Aug. 11), while China is bracing for more flooding as the s...

Chinese man swims seven hours to Taiwan's Kinmen for freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese man claimed Sunday (Aug. 9) that he swam for seven hours from China to Taiwan's offshore Kinmen County in pursuit of the country's freedom and democracy....