Ex. Premier Lin Chuan may be tapped as Taiwan envoy to APEC Summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Although the Tsai administration has yet to officially announce the country’s envoy for the 2018 APEC Leaders’ Summit in Papa New Guinea scheduled in mid Novem...

Taiwan will attend APEC Summit: foreign ministry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Sunday the country will attend the coming APEC leaders’ summit and the ministry is making preparations. Th...

Taiwan is expecting APEC summit invitation later this month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan is waiting for Papua New Guinea, the host of the next Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, to send an envoy by the end of the month, but the man who represented Taiw...

Deputy governor likely to move up and take over Taiwan Central Bank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For the first time in its history, the Central Bank was likely to see a deputy governor, Yang Chin-long (楊金龍), move up to the post of governor once the incumbent of 20 yea...

Taiwan Central Bank keeps rate unchanged at Perng Fai-nan’s last meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Well-respected Central Bank Governor Perng Fai-nan (彭淮南) announced Thursday at his final quarterly policy-making meeting that the interest rate will remain on hold at 1.37...

Taiwan premier to announce new workweek reform package in mid-November

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Premier William Lai (賴清德) said Thursday he would announce the government’s latest plans on workweek reform (一例一休) in mid-November in an effort to benefit both worker...

Exhibition on urban projects kicks off in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Jut Foundation for Arts and Architecture (JFAA) opened a retrospective on October 21 in its two venues, inviting the audience to review all the projects the foundation...

New Taiwan tax on stock dividends leaves option to taxpayers: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government has chosen a stock dividend tax which will benefit stock market investors while maintaining tax rebates for middle and low incomes, reports said Thursday. ...

Editorial: Taiwan Premier William Lai off to a fast and forthright start

When President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) selected Tainan City Mayor William Lai (賴清德) to succeed Premier Lin Chuan (林全) amid faltering opinion poll ratings, expectations were high that the new man in charge ...

Taiwan business should not blame all problems on workweek reform: NPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Employers should not blame the government’s workweek reform for all of their problems, the New Power Party (時代力量) told leaders of business associations when they vis...

Taiwan premier promises workweek reform after hearing lawmakers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Premier William Lai (賴清德) promised Thursday he would consider the opinions of lawmakers before presenting adjustments to workweek reform once the Legislative Yuan had come...

Lai Ching-te sworn in as new premier

Taipei, Sept. 8 -- Lai Ching-te (賴清德) along with the new cabinet was sworn in by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) at a ceremony in the Presidential Office Friday. Vice President Chen Chien-jen ( 陳建仁), ...

Minimum Wage rise is welcome, but workers and the economy demand more

A day after handing in his resignation, but before formally standing down, one of the final acts of outgoing Taiwan Premier Lin Chuan’s tenure was to sign off proposals for an increase in the mi...

“The best Taiwan premier since 2000” leads Cabinet resignation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Premier Lin Chuan (林全) chaired his final weekly Cabinet meeting Thursday, earning praise as “the best premier since 2000.” On Friday, Lin will be replaced b...

Lai Ching-te bids farewell to Tainan and announces the acting mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s new premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德) gave his farewell speech at Tainan City Hall and announced Lee Meng-yen (李孟諺) as the acting mayor for the next year. Lee M...