Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade opens with dazzling spectacle and political strife

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade opened in the Taiwanese capital Saturday to the sounds and hues of indigenous music, colorful dancing but also political disruption. ...

Protesters block entrance of athletes to Taipei Universiade opening

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Protesters disrupted the opening of the Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade Saturday evening, preventing most of the 7,700 athletes from walking into the stadium behind the fla...

Taiwan keeps taekwondo trainer away from Universiade due to terror links

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Barely hours after officials dismissed a terror threat to the Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade opening Saturday, a taekwondo trainer with family links to a terrorism suspect...

All Taiwanese are members of Team Taiwan at Universiade: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 23 million Taiwanese people are all members of Team Taiwan for the Universiade, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on her Facebook page Saturday. She was scheduled t...

Taiwan investigates rumors of ISIS terror threat against Universiade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Taiwan’s capital prepared for the opening ceremony of the Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade later Saturday, the authorities were investigating unconfirmed rumors tha...

Taiwanese tycoon needs 90 minutes to find NT$400 million for bail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – SinoPac Financial Holdings Co. (永豐金控) founder Ho Show-chung (何壽川) needed less than an hour and a half to find NT$400 million (US$13 million) to pay for bail, reports said ...

Former Taiwan president not welcome at Universiade opening

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – When former presidents of Taiwan and ex-mayors of Taipei City gather Saturday for the opening of the Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade, one notable absentee will be ex-Presid...

Man attacks Taiwanese presidential guard with samurai sword

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A man attacked a military police officer guarding the Presidential Office with a samurai sword he had stolen from a military history museum Friday morning. The guard wa...

Taiwan regrets prison sentence for Hong Kong democracy activists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Presidential Office expressed regret about the prison sentences handed to three prominent democracy activists in Hong Kong, a spokesman said Thursday. Joshua Wong (...

Cambodia to deport more Taiwanese fraud suspects to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cambodia is preparing to deport nearly 400 Chinese and Taiwanese fraud suspects to China, again failing to heed calls from Taipei that the Taiwanese should be tried in the...

Ghost Month fears force cancellation of Taiwanese horror movie showing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The makers of the horror movie “The Tag-Along 2” (紅衣小女孩2) canceled an open-air showing planned for Taichung due to local concern over the imminent start of the...

Uganda sending team to Universiade after all: Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Just two days before the opening of the Universiade in Taipei, Uganda has decided to send a team after all despite pressure from China, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign ...

One day of free electricity for Taiwan blackout victims: Taipower

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Victims of Tuesday’s islandwide blackout will receive one day of free electricity as compensation, according to an announcement by state utility Taiwan Power Corpora...

Taiwan power plants cause Sun Moon Lake level to drop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Power plants relying on Sun Moon Lake (日月潭) in Nantou County have caused water levels in the scenic lake to drop so much that six out of nine frogs part of an iconic statu...

Taipei swelters under “longest heat wave in history”

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese capital recorded a 12th consecutive day of temperatures above 36 degrees Celsius Wednesday, a record since the founding of the Taipei weather station 120 yea...