Taiwan has removed nearly 70% of its Chiang Kai-shek statues, authoritarian symbols

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Transitional Justice Commission chairperson Yang Tsui (楊翠) stated on Monday (Oct. 26) that the government has already eliminated nearly 70 percent of Chiang Kai-Shek statu...

Taiwan legislators to visit submarine shipyard Oct. 26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With work on Taiwan’s first self-developed submarine expected to begin early next month, legislators are scheduled to visit the shipyard on Monday (Oct. 26) and hear...

Taiwan legislature passes new special budget for economic relief, stimulus

The Legislative Yuan has passed a special budget of NT$209.95 billion (US$7.33 billion) largely to continue economic relief measures that ease the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Taiwan's econo...

Taiwan can mobilize 450,000 soldiers upon president's order

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of National Defense Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) said on Thursday (Oct. 22) that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) can mobilize approximately 450,000 soldiers for a major war if s...

Academia Sinica predicts Taiwanese COVID-19 vaccine unavailable before mid-2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Academia Sinica President James Liao (廖俊智) on Wednesday (Oct. 22) predicted that a coronavirus vaccine developed by Taiwanese researchers will not be available until at le...

Taiwan Rail Administration to consider hiking fares as losses set to rise in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) will consider increasing fares as losses are expected to balloon to NT$3.24 billion (US$113 million) next year — an increase...

Taiwan seeks solution to rising number of unaccounted-for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government on Wednesday (Oct. 21) promised to come up with practical solutions for the overwhelming number of unaccounted-for migrant workers in the country....

Taiwan premier condemns China's 'wolf warriors' in Fiji for being 'hooligans'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) condemned China's "wolf warriors" for being "hooligans" during an assault on a Taiwanese diplomat, while ...

Taiwanese legislative group vows to enhance relations with India

The new leadership of the Legislative Yuan's India friendship group vowed Friday to further enhance relations with India through parliamentary diplomacy amid the warming of sentiments between Taiw...

Taiwan’s legislature attacked by hackers 5.5 million times in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hackers have attacked the website of the Legislative Yuan 5.5 million times so far this year, but each of the attempts failed, reports said Thursday (Oct. 15). The info...

Taiwan to pursue travel bubbles with Australia and New Zealand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday (Oct. 13) that Taiwan will pursue travel bubbles with Australia and New Zealand after the neighboring nations agreed to...

Taiwan legislators pen letter inviting Abe to visit nation next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The East Asia Parliamentary Friendship Association, which is composed of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Kuomintang (KMT) legislators, on Tuesday (Oct. 13) drafted ...

Tsai says Taiwan-Czech relations 'will only grow stronger' due to shared values

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a speech delivered on Monday (Oct. 12), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said that given the shared values of Taiwan and the Czech Republic, relations between the two c...

Taiwan Statebuilding Party proposes constitutional amendments

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Statebuilding Party (TSP) on Monday (Oct. 12) announced its proposed amendments to the Constitution, which primarily focus on changing the words and phrases the...

International visits to Taiwan lowest in nearly 20 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) estimates that the number of visits by international travelers to Taiwan will be only about 1.35 million this year...