North Korean Facebook group wants improved relations with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Facebook group rumored to maintain close links with North Korea’s government on Tuesday (Sept. 22) called for closer exchanges with Taiwan. Since the two are lo...

Northern Taiwan mayor admits to having dreamed about presidency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-tsang (鄭文燦) on Tuesday (Sept. 15) admitted in an interview that he had once dreamed of becoming president. The Democratic Progressive Party...

Taiwan works to create cybersecurity excellence center

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is expected to establish a cybersecurity excellence center by 2022 as part of the country’s bid to boost national security while fostering talent in the field...

Taiwan university sets up high-tech woodcraft center

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT) will host Taiwan’s only woodcraft training center with assistance from the Ministry of Education, reports said Tu...

Taiwan can play pivotal role in wealth management: Vice President Lai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Rapid political change in Hong Kong and the emergence of 5G technology will help Taiwan cement its position as a regional center for wealth management, Vice President Lai ...

Taiwanese vice president slams Ma Ying-jeou for latest remark on cross-strait relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) has called out former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) on his recent controversial remarks about the incumbent government's cross-strait ...

Taiwan vice president believes Chen Chi-mai deserves credit for pandemic success

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At a final campaign rally ahead of Saturday's (Aug. 15) mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung, Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) told supporters of Democratic Progressive P...

Taiwan vice president supports Hong Kong's struggle for freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) visited Causeway Bay Books in Taipei on Friday (Aug. 15), a bookstore that reopened in Taiwan this April after being shut down by ...

Supporters flock to rallies on eve of Kaohsiung mayoral by-election

The final campaign rallies of the main candidates in Saturday's mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung drew big crowds Friday night even though the outcome in the minds of many is a foregone conclusion....

Highest-level US official to visit Taiwan in 41 years lands in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A delegation led by U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar landed in Taiwan on Sunday (Aug. 9), marking the highest-level visit by a member of the Cabine...

DPP initiates last minute canvassing ahead of S. Taiwan mayoral by-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With only two weeks remaining until Kaohsiung’s mayoral by-election, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Campaign Director Chao Tien-lin (趙天麟) said that starting Mond...

Taiwanese pay respects to former President Lee Teng-hui

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's leaders and its people were paying their respects Saturday to former President Lee Teng-hui, who died this week at age 97 after bringing full democracy to Taiwan and inc...

Taiwan's political leaders offer condolences on Lee Teng-hui's passing

Political leaders across party lines on Thursday expressed their condolences on the passing of Taiwan's first popularly elected president Lee Teng-hui (李登輝). Lee died aged 97 from septic shock ...

Update: Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui passed away at age 97

Update: 07/30 10:30 p.m. Former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) died at 7:24 p.m. at the age of 97 in Taipei Veterans General Hospital, where he had been hospitalized since February. TAIPEI (Taiwan...

Fake news alleging former Taiwan president's death circulates online

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — News circulating online that suggested former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) had passed away on Tuesday (July 28) was labeled as fake by the Taiwan Solidarity Unio...