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The battle for Taichung is on

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — On the evening of November 24, 2018, the citizens of Taiwan’s second-largest city were stunned as Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) of the Kuomintang (KMT) beat incumbent Taichun...

Plum rain front to bring 'severe weather' to Taiwan over weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A plum rain front that is approaching Taiwan today (May 13) will bring "severe weather" to Taiwan from Saturday through Monday (May 14-16). As the front start...

Fast ferries best way to chase ‘blue tears’ at Taiwan’s Matsu: Travel agency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New fast ferries present the best solution to the problem of canceled flights to Taiwan’s outlying Matsu Islands during fog season, which often overlaps with “...

Taiwanese man now fighting for Ukraine's foreign legion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first Taiwanese man confirmed to be actively serving as a soldier in Ukraine's foreign legion is providing an account of his experiences thus far. On April 7, N...

China 'very likely' to seize Taiwan's Kinmen as distraction: Official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An official was cited by Taiwanese media as saying it is highly likely that China will take a page from Putin's playbook in Ukraine and first seize Taiwan's outer ...

Taiwan to test-fire new Thunderbolt-2000 rocket variant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Chung Shang Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) has developed two types of extended-range rockets for the domestically developed Thunderbolt-2000 mul...

Taiwan population declines to 23.26 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s population numbered 23.26 million in March, down from 23.52 million the same month last year, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) said Friday (April 8). In on...

Video shows Taiwan guns blaze in live-fire drill off China's coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army on Friday (March 25) held live-fire exercises on the Matsu Islands amid the heightened alert over the Russian invasion of Ukraine and increased incursions by Chin...

Ukraine war reverberates on Taiwan's 'frontline of democracy'

DONGYIN/NANGAN, Taiwan, March 25 (Reuters) - Lin Jih-shou was brewing tea last month in his popular breakfast joint when he heard the buzz of a plane – a rare sound on the remote Taiwanese-held ...

On Taiwanese island, drills underscore strategic importance and vulnerability

Taiwan held live fire drills in its northernmost territory on Wednesday, putting the spotlight on a remote island that is strategically located at a chokepoint near China - and potentially vulnerable ...

Summer-like sun to shine down on Taiwan before arrival of cold front

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Summer-like weather is expected during the day between Monday (March 14) and Thursday (March 17), after which northeasterly winds will bring cooler temperatures and rain. ...

China Airlines hopes to restart Taipei-Matsu flights before year’s end

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to revive domestic flight routes, China Airlines CEO Hsieh Shi-chian (謝世謙) has said preparations are underway to revive flights operated by China Airlines-owned M...

11 foreign representatives to Taiwan attend Matsu Biennial

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ambassadors and representatives from 11 countries arrived in Taiwan’s outlying Lienchiang County to attend the inaugural Matsu Biennial, an art event running from Fe...

Kinmen's proposal to open flights with China under review by Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kinmen County government has put forward a proposal to resume cross-strait flights, which the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) has said it is reviewing. Taiwan’...

For all its parallels, Ukraine war feels distant in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Russian attack on Ukraine has put a spotlight on another place that could face an invasion by its larger neighbor, as some analysts draw quick comparisons to China's threats ...