EU urges Taiwan to abolish death penalty in human rights talks

The European Union (EU) reiterated its strong opposition to the death penalty in annual human rights talks with Taiwan on Wednesday, as part of an agenda that also included LGBT issues, migrant worker...

Belgian house of parliament passes resolution backing Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Belgian's Chamber of Representatives on Thursday (July 16) passed a resolution overwhelmingly calling on the Belgium government to support Taiwan's democratic deve...

Taiwanese warned not to travel to Hong Kong, Macau, China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Thursday (July 2) urged Taiwanese to avoid travel to Hong Kong, Macau, and China now that the draconian security law has bee...

China holding 3 Taiwanese over national security suspicions

BEIJING (AP) — China has confirmed it is holding three Taiwanese on suspicion of committing subversion or other crimes against the Chinese state, part of a trend that has prompted a travel warning fro...

Video shows moment bridge collapsed in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video has surfaced showing the precise moment the Nanfang'ao Bridge in northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County suddenly collapsed on Tuesday (Oct. 1). At approximate...

Update: Bridge collapses in NE Taiwan, 6 dead, 12 injured

Update: 10/03 1:00 p.m. The body of a sixth missing foreign migrant fisherman was recovered at 11 a.m. on Thursday (Oct. 3), 48 hours after the suspension bridge crushed the three fishing boats the...

Lee Ching-yu returns to Taiwan without husband after bid to secure his temporary release

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Earlier this week on Monday (Sept. 23), the wife of imprisoned Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) asked authorities in China to grant him temporary release...

Taiwan needs Meiji Restoration, not Boxer Rebellion: Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Responding to criticism from the New Power Party (NPP), Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Sunday (Sept. 22) said that Taiwan needs a "Meiji Restoration, not a Boxer Reb...

Wife of imprisoned Taiwan activist asks for his temporary release to mourn for late father

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The wife of imprisoned Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) has asked the Chinese government to grant him temporary leave so he can return to Taiwan to mourn...

149 Taiwanese citizens reported missing in China since May 2016

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to statistics presented by the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), there have been 149 cases of Taiwanese citizens going missing in China since the Tsai administr...

Taiwanese man reported missing in China for more than 400 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the detention of a Taiwanese activist by China, the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) confirmed Friday (September 13) that another man, named as Tsai Chin-shu (蔡...

Missing Taiwanese man confirmed to be in Chinese custody

[Updated with a statement from the Presidential Office at 14:00 Sept. 11] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese authorities have confirmed that Morrison Lee (李孟居), a Taiwanese man who went missi...

Missing Taiwanese activist possibly nabbed in Shenzhen, China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Authorities in Taiwan have asked the Chinese government for information regarding the whereabouts of a Taiwanese citizen who went missing during a trip to Hong Kong last w...

Taiwan lawmakers meet with European Parliament officials in Brussels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four Taiwanese lawmakers from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) visited Brussels, Belgium, this week, meeting with Michael Gahler, the new chair of the Europea...

Stellina’s pen mightier than Xi Jinping’s sword

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A gold-framed watercolor painting hangs on a bright red wall. In the painting, China’s leader Xi Jinping (習近平), dressed in a yellow imperial gown adorned with embroi...