US guided missile destroyer sails through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The guided missile destroyer USS Barry sailed through the Taiwan Strait to emphasize the right to free navigation in the Indo-Pacific region, the United States 7th fleet s...

Taiwan estimates missing F-16 located 1,000 meters under the sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There are indications the F-16 fighter jet that went missing four days ago could be 1,000 meters under the sea, reports said Saturday (Nov. 21). Colonel Chiang Cheng-ch...

Taiwan to supply more, cheaper masks in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beginning Jan. 1, Taiwan residents will be able to buy 10 face masks every two weeks instead of the current nine, and the price will be cut by NT$1 to NT$4 (US$0.14) per m...

Chinese military planes violate Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese military planes intruded into the southwest region of Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Saturday (Nov. 21). The latest incidents occurred...

Taiwanese-American businessman Andrew Yang could be next US commerce secretary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese-American entrepreneur and former presidential contender Andrew Yang could be the next secretary of commerce of the United States, according to a CNN report Satur...

Taiwan tycoon sentenced to 8 years and 6 months for illegal loans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former SinoPac Financial Holdings Co. (永豐金控) Chairman Ho Shou-chuan (何壽川) was sentenced to eight years and six months in prison for illegal loans Friday (Nov. 20), but his...

Taiwan to relax traffic rules for parents dropping kids off at school

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Parents who stop their car on a yellow line will no longer have to drop their children off at school within three minutes, according to a new traffic rule coming into forc...

Taiwan's president condemns Chinese fake news about missing F-16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) condemned Chinese netizens Friday (Nov. 20) for spreading “malicious fake news” alleging the pilot of a missing F-16 had defected ...

President to kick off construction of Taiwan's first indigenous submarine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will be present as construction begins on Taiwan’s first indigenous submarine at a Kaohsiung shipyard on Nov. 24, the Presidential Offic...

Legislative Yuan launches Taiwan-Australia friendship association

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan on Friday (Nov. 20) launched the Taiwan-Australia Inter-Parliamentary Amity Association, the latest in a number of groups trying to step up ties with ...

Taiwanese-American novelist Charles Yu wins US National Book Award for Fiction

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese-American author Charles Yu (游朝凱) has won the United States National Book Award for Fiction for his novel “Interior Chinatown,” a satirical tale of a ...

Taiwan forms FinTech Co-Creation Platform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) on Thursday (Nov. 19) launched the FinTech Co-Creation Platform to speed up the development of financial technology in the count...

Too early to join CPTPP: Taiwan economic minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The time is not yet ripe for Taiwan to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), economic minister Wang Mei-hua (王美花) said Th...

Taiwan military drone to start production in 2024

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The locally developed Teng Yun (騰雲) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will start production in 2024, the Ministry of National Defense said Thursday (Nov. 19). Extensive tes...

Taiwan's vice minister talks infrastructure investments with US Treasury official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ahead of the “Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue” with the United States, Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) Vice Minister Chen Chern-chyi (陳正祺) will ho...