'White noise' campaign introduces Taiwan's unique voice to world

The "Listen To Taiwan" campaign was launched earlier this month by two young Taiwanese who collected environmental sounds from around the island and turned them into "white noise" ...

Parties, firework shows set to ring in 2017

Taipei, Dec. 31 (CNA) Taiwanese are gearing up to welcome the new year on Saturday, with countdown parties and firework shows being held across the island to ring in 2017. The biggest party, hosted...

Reince Priebus' White House appointment good news for Taiwan: minister

The appointment of Reince Priebus as the next White House Chief of Staff is good news for Taiwan as Priebus is familiar with Taiwan-U.S. affairs, Foreign Minister David Lee (李大維) said in a legislative...

Cooler weather forecast for northern Taiwan Tuesday

The current warm weather is expected to give way to rain on Tuesday, with daytime highs expected to dip by four degrees to around 26 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan due to seasonal winds from the n...

Warmer Saturday, with cooler weather forecast next Tuesday: CWB

 The Central Weather Bureau said Saturday that a cloudy to sunny sky with warmer temperatures could be seen in most parts of the country throughout the day, but cooler weather is likely from next...

Labor groups protest DPP flipflop over 7 national holidays (update)

The groups made up of about 3,000 protesters set off from the headquarters of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and circled Taipei Railway Station before reaching the front gate of the Leg...

U.S. reiterates importance of cross-strait dialogue

Washington, Oct. 11 (CNA) The United States places great value and importance on Taiwan and China using a combination of creativity and patience to resolve their differences peacefully, U.S. Assista...

Cross-strait joint crime-fighting inadequate: Justice Ministry

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) Implementation of a joint crime-fighting pact between Taiwan and China has not been carried out to its full potential since the Democratic Progressive Party took power in May,...

CDC issues travel alert for St. Kitts and Nevis amid Zika scare

Taipei, Sept. 23 (CNA) Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a travel alert for St. Kitts and Nevis Friday, based on the latest updates on recent transmissions of the Zika virus there p...

Storm causes CAL flight disruption

China Airlines (CAL) said Tuesday that its flights to and from Shizuoka in eastern Japan later that day would be affected by Tropical Storm Malakas, which was headed toward the region. Fli...

EVA Air sees only limited impact from drop in Chinese tourists

EVA Airways President Derek Chen (陳憲弘) said Monday that the recent fall in Chinese group tourists to Taiwan has had little effect on the airline's revenue, and he was "cautiously optimistic" about the...

DPP takes majority in legislative committee convener election

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) took 10 out of the 16 seats in the election of committee conveners in the Legislative Yuan Monday. The full list is as follows: Internal Administrat...

Vanilla Air launches flights between Taoyuan and Ho Chi Minh City

Taipei, Sept. 14 (CNA) Japanese low-cost carrier Vanilla Air launched a new route between Taoyuan and Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday, a day before it was to open service between Taoyuan and Okinawa....

Typhoon Meranti taking toll in southern Taiwan

The weather in southern Taiwan will worsen through noon Thursday as Typhoon Meranti swirls through the Bashi Channel, the Central Weather Bureau said Wednesday. As of 1 p.m., the typhoon wa...

Ferry services to be interrupted due to Strong Typhoon Meranti

Strong Typhoon Meranti will force ferry suspensions in some parts of Taiwan from Tuesday in anticipation of gusty wind and heavy rain, the authorities said Monday. All services between Tait...