Drunk Japanese force CAL flight to head back to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three Japanese passengers believed to be drunk led to a China Airlines flight to interrupt its journey to Bangkok and head back to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, re...

ITF names Chan Yung-jan of Taiwan as one of its 2017 world champions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The International Tennis Federation (ITF) crowned Chan Yung-jan (詹詠然) of Taiwan one of its world champions as part of the Doubles Team of the Year with Martina Hingis of S...

Chinese diplomat in U.S. threatens Taiwan with military attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The day a United States Navy ship docks in Kaohsiung is the day China will launch a military attack against Taiwan, a Chinese diplomat in the U.S. reportedly said Friday. ...

Taiwan to decide on Ching Fu minesweeper contract Dec.11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Attorneys for the Ministry of National Defense will meet on December 11 to decide whether the contract with troubled Ching Fu Shipbuilding Co. (慶富造船) for six minesweepers ...

Jay Chou and Hannah Quinlivan consider Taipei European School for daughter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Pop superstar Jay Chou (周杰倫) and Taiwanese-Australian actress Hannah Quinlivan (昆凌) were considering sending their daughter Hathaway to a kindergarten at the Taipei Europe...

Mysterious North Korean ship visited Taiwan: CNN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A ship targeted by sanctions against North Korea visited at least three harbors in Taiwan, according to maps in a report by CNN. The Hao Fan 6, a 460-foot freighter off...

Regent Taipei GM pleads guilty in Taiwan Cement chief’s death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The general manager of the Regent Taipei, a designer and two architects pleaded guilty and received suspended charges Friday in the death of Taiwan Cement Corporation (台泥)...

Taiwan F-16s chase away Chinese bomber

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – F-16 fighter jets of Taiwan’s Air Force took off Thursday morning to chase away a Chinese bomber, the military said. Since August, there have been at least eight ...

Japan to write Indo-Pacific strategy into ocean plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An Indo-Pacific strategy to keep sea lanes open and protect claims to offshore islands will feature in an ocean policy document to be presented by the government of Japan ...

Philippines economy is a race car, but not overheating: Central Bank chief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The economy of the Philippines may be hot like a race car, but it is not overheating, the country’s Central Bank chief told reporters. Concerns have been rising t...

“Patriotic investor” could save scandal-ridden Taiwan minesweeper project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A “patriotic investor” with NT$10 billion (US$332.8 million) might show up to save the minesweeper project threatened by scandals at troubled Ching Fu Shipbuil...

Hong Kong refuses entry to Taiwanese cultural official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – T.C. Chang (張鐵志), a prominent Taiwanese cultural official and social commentator, said Wednesday he had been refused entry to Hong Kong. Chang spent several years livin...

Taiwan Navy to seize bonds from scandal-ridden Ching Fu Shipbuilding

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Navy sent an emissary to the Kaohsiung branch of the First Commercial Bank (第一銀行) to demand the transfer of a NT$1.69 billion (US$56 million) in advance payment bonds ...

President lauds transitional justice law as milestone for Taiwan democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday praised the passage of the Transitional Justice Act by the Legislative Yuan the previous evening as a milestone in the developmen...

U.S. survey finds 80 percent of gummy vitamins not healthy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Gummy vitamins for adults can do more harm than good because they might contain too much Vitamin A, causing unhealthy side effects, and too many preservatives and sugar to...