New York Times reporters picked up by China near Tibet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A writer for the New York Times and his French photographer were detained by Chinese police for 17 hours after their visit to a Tibetan temple over the Lunar New Year. ...

Taiwan to replace defense and labor ministers: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Defense Minister Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬) will be replaced by Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發), the secretary general of the National Security Council, while Labor Minister Lin Mei-chu (林美珠),...

U.S. think tank describes Chinese attack plan against Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A study from a leading United States think tank describes how China could approach and plan for a potential invasion of Taiwan, reports said Thursday. In “Coping ...

What lies ahead for Taiwan in 2018?

MANILA (Taiwan News) -- On the eve of Lunar New Year, Feb. 15, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) delivered a special message for the people of Taiwan from the Rainbow Hall, Presidential Offi...

President Tsai calls on Taiwanese businesses in China to invest in the island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At a Lunar New Year’s event for Taiwanese business people who invested in China, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called on them to invest in Taiwan. Over the past ye...

Taiwan groups plan march to demand truth about 228 Incident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 47 associations plan to march in Taipei Saturday to demand the full truth about the 228 Incident, a mass uprising in 1947 which led to thousands of deaths and y...

Taiwan artist John Yuyi to open New York solo show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese artist John Yuyi (江宥儀), famous for her temporary tattoo collaborations with Gucci and with the New York Times, will open her first solo show in New York this wee...

Taiwan pop superstar Jolin Tsai in hospital

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Pop superstar Jolin Tsai (蔡依林) was forced to cancel a trip to Milan Fashion Week as she had to stay in hospital due to a case of acute gastroenteritis, the Apple Daily rep...

Vast majority of public supports Taiwan’s China policies: MAC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Majorities ranging from 70 to more than 80 percent support the government’s current policies toward China, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC, 陸委會) said Monday. Si...

Taiwan justice minister rear-ends taxi in minor accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Justice Minister Chiu Tai-san (邱太三) hit a taxi in a minor traffic accident in Taichung Sunday afternoon, cable station TVBS reported. Failing to maintain a safe distanc...

Indian state grows impatient for investment from Taiwan’s Foxconn

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Indian state of Maharashtra was growing impatient for a US$5 billion (NT$145 billion) investment promised by the Foxconn Technology Group, but the Taiwanese company sa...

Iran suspends search for missing plane due to snow storm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The rescue action for an Iranian plane carrying 65 people which crashed into a mountain was suspended due to a snow storm, reports said Monday. The Iran Aseman Airlines...

Photo of the Day: It’s his year and he knows it

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The official Lunar New Year holiday may only last one day in Thailand, but that doesn’t mean it goes by unseen in the Southeast Asian country with its large ethnic C...

Fire hits sacred monastery in Tibet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A fire damaged the sacred Jokhang Monastery in the Tibetan capital Lhasa Saturday, but as usual, official Chinese media were extremely reluctant in reporting the subject. ...

Foreign couple wins NT$2 million in Taiwan lottery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A foreign couple visiting Taiwan won NT$2 million (US$68,700) after buying a scratch lottery ticket, Taiwan Lottery Co., Ltd. said Sunday. The Lunar New Year holiday is...