China announces 'initial plans' to build bridges to Taiwan's outlying islands Matsu, Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese state-run news channel reported on Sunday (Oct. 13) that Beijing has completed “initial plans” for bridges linking the country to Taiwan’s outl...

Griffin makes all the right putts to win Houston Open

HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Lanto Griffin took the lead with a 35-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole and won the Houston Open on Sunday with a 6-foot par at the end that gave him a 3-under 69 and a one-shot v...

INTERPOL: Taiwan Can Help

Criminal Investigation Bureau Commissioner Huang Ming-chao ((黃明昭)) spoke with Taiwan Today about exclusion from the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) and how Taiwan Can Help achiev...

Video shows posh Taiwan Presidential Office suite set to house 18 foreign vloggers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday (Oct. 7) appeared in a video showing the lavish suite where 18 lucky foreign bloggers will be staying during their visit to the ...

‘We fear Hong Kong will become just another Chinese city’

This exclusive interview with Martin Lee took place in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district last weekend. Martin Lee Chu-ming is affectionately known as the “grandfather of Hong Kong democra...

New Saudi Arabia e-Visa program welcomes Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is among 49 countries whose nationals will be able to apply for an e-Visa to visit Saudi Arabia, as part of the country’s aim to boost tourism. For a fee o...

Winners of ‘Spend a Night @ Taiwan’s Presidential Office Building’ contest unveiled

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ten teams will spend a night at Taiwan’s Presidential Office, after winning a contest to introduce the island to a greater international audience. According to th...

PGA Tour cancels China Series event in Hong Kong for safety

BEIJING (AP) — The PGA Tour Series-China is canceling its tournament in Hong Kong next month because of civil unrest and safety concerns. The season was supposed to end Oct. 17-20 at...

South Korean visitors to face heavy fine for importing pork into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will impose tighter border controls on visitors from South Korea starting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday (Sept. 17), as the Northeast Asian country has confirmed its first ca...

Brunei-Kinmen charter flights scheduled for November

The Kinmen Tourism Department announced earlier this week that four international charter flights will fly from Brunei to Kinmen in November, as part of efforts to promote tourism to Taiwan's outl...

MAC welcomes 'positive step' taken by HK government

The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), Taiwan's top policymaking body on China, on Thursday welcomed the decision by Hong Kong's government to withdraw an extradition bill that has caused nearly ...

South Korean tourists turn to Taiwan amid trade dispute with Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the trade dispute between Japan and South Korea continues to simmer, travelers from the latter country have been looking for new holiday destinations, and Taiwan is com...

Taiwan mulls expanding African swine fever checks to all Asian arrivals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As more passengers are found bringing mooncakes containing pork into the country, the authorities are mulling checking the carry-on luggage of all travelers arriving in Ta...

Taiwan president rules out refugee act for Hong Kong protesters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday (Sept. 4) ruled out the possibility of a refugee act for Hongkongers despite a plea from pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong (黃之鋒)...

HK activist calls for rally in Taiwan before China's National Day

Hong Kong student activist and secretary-general of pro-democracy party Demosistō Joshua Wong (黃之鋒) urged the Taiwanese public Tuesday to take to the streets before China's Oct. 1 National Day to ...