Guatemalan President-elect arrives in Taiwan for five-day visit

Guatemalan President-elect Alejandro Eduardo Giammattei arrived in Taiwan Sunday for a five-day visit, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). Giammattei, who takes office in January, ...

Concern Taiwan’s ally Saint Vincent could be next poached by China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Legislators discuss the possibility of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines switching diplomatic allegiance from Taiwan to China On Friday (Oct. 18), Kuomintang (KMT) Legis...

Last same-sex couple pulls out of mass military wedding in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The last same-sex couple still registered to take part in a mass military wedding ceremony in Taiwan has pulled out, possibly as a result of public pressure, reports said ...

President Tsai should improve Taiwan govt.'s treatment of Chinese spouses: TAO spokesman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) spokesman Ma Xiaoguang (馬曉光) said in a press conference Wednesday morning (Oct. 16) that Chinese citizens with Taiwanese spouses ar...

Legislators concerned Taiwan's reservists not ready for war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan's Foreign and National Defense Committee is scheduled to review the 2020 budget for the Ministry of National Defense, but members of the committee...

2 food delivery drivers die within 3 days, Taiwan govt. threatens fines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) is threatening to fine food delivery companies after two drivers perished over Taiwan's National Day holiday. While making a delivery in...

Dissertation-gate: university administrators hesitant to endorse Tsai's doctorate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At a Monday (Oct. 14) meeting of the Education and Culture Committee of the Legislative Yuan, the issue of President Tsai Ing-wen’s 1984 Ph.D. dissertation from the ...

Annette Lu to hold campaign event in front of Taiwan's Legislative Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Formosa Alliance on Monday (Oct. 14) announced that its presidential candidate Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) will be holding a press event in Taipei in front of the Legislative Yua...

Taiwan to provide legal assistance to its students in Hong Kong

TAIPIE (Taiwan News) — Minister of Education Pan Wen-chung (潘文忠) said on Monday (Oct. 14) that the ministry will not ban Taiwanese students in Hong Kong from taking part in anti-government prote...

Giving in to China will make Taiwan the next Hong Kong: Premier Su

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) voiced his opinion on the Hong Kong protests on Tuesday (Oct. 8), saying that China would not adhere to the "one country, tw...

'Not banned, not encouraged': Taiwan takes position on face masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a controversial mask ban in Hong Kong was enacted by the local government as an emergency measure to help crack down on protesters, people in Taiwan have been anxiou...

Taiwan mulls tax exemption for book publishers to save brick-and-mortar bookstores

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government is considering a business tax exemption for the publishing industry as its latest measure to save brick-and-mortar bookstores on the island. Mi...

Foreign Minister praises US-Taiwan relations, Taipei Mayor offers pessimistic response

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Monday (Oct. 7) stated that relations between the U.S. and Taiwan are the best they have been in 40 years ahead of the o...

Taiwan ex-legislative speaker to stay with KMT if no PFP nomination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) said Saturday (October 5) he would stay with the Kuomintang (KMT) if the People First Party (PFP) did not nominate him for t...

Over 300 ticketed for ignoring e-bike helmet law in New Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 300 people have been ticketed for not wearing helmets while riding e-bikes in New Taipei City since new traffic laws kicked in on Tuesday (Oct. 1). Starting on Oct...