Taiwan health minister arrives in WHA host city Geneva

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to previously announced plans, Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) arrived in Switzerland Saturday to press for Taiwan’s case in the mar...

Taiwan ex-vice president to drop out of Taipei mayoral race if Chen Chu joins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is preparing to name a candidate of its own for the Taipei mayoral elections, one of the self-declared hopefuls, former Vi...

Taiwan continues cooperation with Centre Pompidou despite Chinese meddling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s National and Culture Arts Foundation (國家文化藝術基金會) was continuing to cooperate with France’s Centre Pompidou arts center despite meddling from China, th...

Taiwan StarLux Airlines founding chairman hits scooter with BMW

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The founding chairman of StarLux Airlines (星宇航空), Chang Kuo-wei (張國煒), hit a scooter with his wife’s BMW Saturday morning, according to media reports. Last May 8,...

Taiwan rules out parachute maintenance as cause for accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The military said Friday that there had been no problems with the care and maintenance of a parachute used by a paratrooper who sustained severe injuries in a fall during ...

ALS patient wins Taiwan President’s education award

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A woman engineer who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS has won the president’s education award due to her efforts to design environments friendlier t...

Mercury reaches 37.4 in Taipei, but rain coming on May 23

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Temperatures kept on climbing Friday to break the highs of the past few days and reach 37.4 degrees Celsius, but rainy weather, and lower temperatures were expected to arr...

Taiwan concerned about Spain sending two suspects to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) expressed “grave concern” Thursday that Spain had sent two out of 219 Taiwanese citizens suspected of telecom fraud to C...

Hottest day of the year so far in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City saw the mercury climbing to 36 degrees Celsius Thursday, its highest level for the year so far, though it was even hotter in Taitung, with electricity consumpt...

Taiwanese marine injured in second incident ahead of Han Kuang exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a second accident hampering preparations for the annual Han Kuang (漢光) military exercises, a marine was caught in the wheels of an amphibious vehicle Wednesday, accordi...

Taiwan to protest against China designation on World Cup fan site

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said Thursday he would contact the relevant authorities to stop the use of “Taiwan (China)” as the country’s name on the...

Taiwan health minister to leave for WHA on May 18 without invitation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) will leave for the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland, late Friday night, despite the absence of an offic...

Taiwanese bishops meet Pope Francis at Vatican

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A delegation of Taiwanese bishops spent an hour meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican last Monday, and invited him to visit the island nation. The Vatican is Taiwan&...

Japan gives suspended sentences to 3 Taiwanese women smuggling gold in bras

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A court in Japan on Wednesday found three Taiwanese women guilty of trying to smuggle gold into the country hidden in their bras. The three, a mother, her daughter and ...

Marvel to send “Ant-Man and the Wasp” stars to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Superhero movie powerhouse Marvel will send “Ant-Man and the Wasp” stars Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly for a promotional visit to Taiwan in June, reports said...