2020 Taiwan Presidential Election: Countdown 143 days

2020 Taiwan Presidential Election Last updated: Aug. 21, 2019 00:10 => Presidential candidates: party nominees Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu => Presidential candidate qualifications => El...

‘Protesters vs. police’: HK die-hards defend their stance

HONG KONG (AP) — On a recent sweltering Saturday, a day now reserved for protest in Hong Kong, a demonstrator named Wayne stepped past a row of plastic barricades, lifted a pair of binoculars an...

International high school students gather in Taiwan for science

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first Science Innovation School for Global Young Scientists, a week-long educational camp held by National Taiwan University (NTU), kicked off on Monday (Aug. 19). ...

Taiwan auction houses likely to benefit from Hong Kong unrest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the arrival of the autumn auction season in Hong Kong, the unrest stemming from protestors' demands for more democratic freedoms in the semi-autonomous territory ...

Google Doodle celebrates Taiwanese singer Fong Fei-Fei's 66th birthday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Google Doodle celebrated what would be famous Taiwanese singer Fong Fei-Fei's (鳳飛飛) 66th birthday today, were she still living. Fong Fei-fei was a popular Taiwanese sing...

Hong Kong immigration to Taiwan soars by 28%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the anti-extradition bill protests rage on in Hong Kong, the number of Hong Kong citizens immigrating to Taiwan has surged by 28 percent this year. As clashes between Hon...

National Taiwan University develops smart agriculture

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – National Taiwan University (NTU) has joined hands with the drone industry to establish the Apex Agri-Intelligence Lab on Monday (Aug. 19). NTU's College of Bio-Reso...

Self-service bookstore opens in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A self-service bookstore has opened in Taipei and features 10,000 secondhand books with only two prices. The bookstore, which is located on Taipei's Xinhai Road, ha...

Taoyuan's Zhongli District has worst acid rain in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taoyuan's Zhongli District has the dubious distinction of having recorded the highest level of acid rain in Taiwan last year. The average pH value of the rain in Zhongli...

Grass sledding playground opens in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A new playground was opened at the New Taipei Metropolitan Park (新北大都會公園) on Sunday (Aug. 18) for kids to enjoy grass sledging. A first of its kind in Taiwan, the slope...

Islamic State claims bombing at Kabul wedding that killed 63

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The suicide bomber stood in the middle of the dancing, clapping crowd as hundreds of Afghan children and adults celebrated a wedding in a joyous release from Kabul&rsqu...

New pro-Taiwan independence party holds inaugural meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s newest political party the "Taiwan Action Party Alliance" (一邊一國行動黨), or "TAPA," held its founding conference on Sunday (Aug. 18) and elected ...

Taiwan public schools to boost promotion of national identity among students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of Education on Saturday (Aug. 17) announced that it will amend its program of internationalization of public school curriculum. The amendments are...

Earthquake of 4.8 magnitude strikes Hualien, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan's Hualien County on Sunday (Aug. 18) shortly after noon, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of...

The divide and rule strategy that will define Taiwan’s presidential election

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Divide and rule is a political strategy that can be traced all the way back to Niccolò Machiavelli and Renaissance Italy, but it is ass relevant and effective today a...