Taiwan High Court handles appeal against will of Evergreen Group founder

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan High Court on Thursday (Oct. 29) began hearings in the appeal by a son of late Evergreen Group founder Chang Yung-fa (張榮發) against a decision in favor of StarLu...

Taiwan holds trade fair in Somaliland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan opened its first trade fair in Somaliland on Wednesday (Oct. 28) after the two nations mutually opened representative offices in the past two months. The establi...

Tropical Storm Atsani could hit Taiwan next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Though the 2020 typhoon season has spared Taiwan so far, Tropical Storm Atsani could change all that next week, weather forecasters cautioned Thursday (Oct. 29). At pre...

Taiwanese talent wins 2 Asian Film Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Samantha Ko (柯淑勤) won the award for best supporting actress with her performance in “A Sun” and Tomi Kuo (郭聰憲) received the prize for best new d...

US, Japan, Australia help Taiwan ally Palau with telecom cable

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States, Japan, and Australia will invest US$30 million (NT$858 million) in an underwater cable in the Pacific to help the island nation of Palau, reports said W...

Taiwan, South Korea, China successful against economic impact of virus: Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan, South Korea, China, and Hong Kong have been relatively successful in limiting the negative impact of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on their economies, ...

Greenpeace wants Taiwan to go carbon neutral by 2050

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Environmentalist organization Greenpeace wants Taiwan to follow the examples of Japan and South Korea in setting 2050 as its deadline for carbon neutrality, reports said W...

Missile test surprises residents of northeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The firing of a missile in Yilan County Wednesday morning (Oct. 28) was heard by people as far as 20 kilometers away, but they only saw the exhaust plume, according to loc...

Taiwan university develops 5-minute coronavirus test

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) has developed a test which not only can show whether or not a patient has been infected with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) but als...

Taiwan uses AI to promote Smart Healthcare efficiency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) will make use of 64.9 billion information files collected over 25 years of National Health Insurance history to benefit th...

Taipei is first city in Asia to join global LGBT organization

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ahead of Saturday’s (Oct. 31) annual Taipei Pride parade, Taipei City announced Tuesday (Oct. 27) it had joined the Rainbow Cities Network (RCN), an alliance of loca...

5 Thai crew members missing after ship sinks near southwest Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five Thai crew members were still missing Saturday (Oct. 24) evening after their Tuvalu-registered freighter sank near Kaohsiung the previous evening. The ship’s ...

County government forced to buy empty East Taiwan beach hotel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the latest move in a 16-year-old dispute surrounding a controversial beach hotel, Taitung County Government will have to spend NT$629 million (US$21.9 million) to buy t...

Taiwan legislators to visit submarine shipyard Oct. 26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With work on Taiwan’s first self-developed submarine expected to begin early next month, legislators are scheduled to visit the shipyard on Monday (Oct. 26) and hear...

Taiwan confirms 2 imported coronavirus cases from US, Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman worker from the Philippines and a Taiwanese man returning from the United States tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing Taiwan’s tota...