Taiwan to closely monitor Chinese live-fire drills near Zhejiang coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will closely monitor six days of Chinese live-fire drills off its east coast province of Zhejiang, according to the Ministry of National Defense. The ministry sa...

Air New Zealand inflight magazine features Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Air New Zealand’s inflight magazine devoted seven pages to Taipei in preparation for a resumption of flights between Auckland and Taiwan planned for November, the Ce...

Confidante of Taiwan president to take over as Taipei 101 president: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Angela Chang (張振亞), a former chief executive director of President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) Thinking Taiwan Foundation (小英基金會), is set to be elected president of Taipei ...

Almost half of the public does not believe Taiwan ex-President Ma is innocent: poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Almost half the public does not believe former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) is innocent of breach of trust, according to an opinion poll by the Taiwan NextGen Foundat...

Foxconn chief Terry Gou not interested in Taiwan presidential election bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Terry Gou (郭台銘), the founder and chairman of the world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer, Foxconn Technology, told reporters he did not have “one millionth...

Earthquake rattles Northeastern Taiwan’s Yilan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A magnitude-4.3 earthquake struck the coastal Yilan County town of Nan’ao Saturday evening, the Central Weather Bureau said. The epicenter of the tremor, which occurred...

Lamborghini driver in Taipei accident attends memorial service for victim

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The driver of a Lamborghini who crashed into a truck inside a tunnel, leading to the death of two people, visited the memorial service for one of the victims Saturday to express...

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen praises pension reform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Saturday appeared in a video praising the recent completion of unfair-pension reforms, adding now was the time to stand together and support the ...

Outgoing AIT director leaves Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The man who represented the United States in Taiwan for the past three years, outgoing American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Kin Moy (梅健華), left the island nation Sa...

Taiwan Cabinet spokeswoman-designate convicted of drunk driving: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kolas Yotaka, the Democratic Progressive Party legislator nominated to take over as Cabinet spokesperson, was convicted of drunk driving four years ago, the Apple Daily re...

Taipei City closes pool after falling ceiling hits woman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City closed down a swimming pool at its Nangang Sports Center after part of the ceiling collapsed and hit a woman, reports said Saturday. At the time of the inci...

Typhoon Son Tinh likely to emerge on Monday: Taiwan forecasters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A tropical depression near Guam was likely to turn into Tropical Storm Son Tinh (山神) on Monday, but it was still too early to tell if it would ever impact Taiwan, forecast...

Taiwanese-American cellist Judy Kang performs with Celine Dion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – While Canadian pop superstar Celine Dion attracts full public attention with her first-ever performances in Taiwan this week, Taiwanese-American cellist Judy Kang (康瑋倫) ha...

Taiwan calls on China to accept reality and respect Taiwanese public opinion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a reaction to Friday morning’s meeting in Beijing between former Kuomintang Chairman Lien Chan (連戰) and Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平), the Mainland Affairs Coun...

Former Taiwan Vice President meets Chinese leader Xi Jinping

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Kuomintang Chairman and ex-Vice President Lien Chan (連戰) met with China’s President Xi Jinping (習近平) in Beijing Friday. Lien’s first visit to China d...