Sister of Philippines President Duterte visits Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Jocellyn Duterte Villarica, the sister of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, has been visiting Taiwan, cable station TVBS reported Friday. She predicted she would p...

Taiwan and U.S. cancel set of joint satellites

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan and the United States have decided to cancel a second set of six weather satellites for the Formosat-7 (福衛七號) project due to funding problems on the American side, ...

Taiwan worried about links between China and organized crime: Financial Times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is concerned that China is trying to push its drive for unification by funding organized crime groups on the island, the Financial Times reported. The British ne...

Taiwanese businessman murdered in Laos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Police in Laos are looking for foreign nationals suspected of killing a Taiwanese businessman outside a shopping mall in the capital Vientiane, reports said Sunday. The...

Hollywood star Jessica Chastain to attend Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Academy Award-nominated actress Jessica Chastain will appear at this year’s Golden Horse Awards in Taipei to hand out a prize, reports said Sunday. The Golden Hor...

Landslide in China’s Hubei Province kills at least 3 Taiwanese tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At least three members of a Taiwanese tour group were killed and two were injured when a landslide buried their bus in the Three Gorges scenic area (三峽) of China’s H...

Japanese singer-songwriter Misia to join Taiwan gay pride event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japanese singer-songwriter Misia announced this week she will be present at the 15th Taiwan LGBT Pride event on October 28. Following a ruling by the Council of Grand J...

China threatens Taiwan Medical Association with name change: doctor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China is threatening not to host the 2021 World Medical Association (WMA) General Assembly unless the Taiwanese delegation changes its name to “Chinese Taipei,&rdquo...

One dead, two injured as rains continue to hammer Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – One person was reported dead and two injured as rains in the wake of Tropical Storm Khanun continued to hammer Taiwan for a third day Sunday. While the storm was m...

Israeli office demands Taiwan store remove Nazi stickers from sale

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The representative of Israel in Taiwan has demanded that a store in the Hsinchu County town of Zhubei (竹北) remove stickers bearing the Nazi swastika flag from its shelves,...

Indonesia to send 100 trained nurses to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Indonesia plans to send 100 trained nurses to Taiwan early next year in order to work as caregivers in people’s homes, reports in the Indonesian media said Saturday....

Venezuela cancels conductor Gustavo Dudamel concerts in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government of Venezuela canceled a tour by conductor Gustavo Dudamel which would have brought him to the National Concert Hall in Taipei to perform Beethoven Oct.19-22...

Landslide hits hot springs hotel in Southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A landslide caused by the torrential rain brought on by Tropical Storm Khanun flooded the Hoya Hot Springs Resort and Spa in the Taitung County resort town of Zhiben (知本),...

Rain shuts down offices and schools in Southeast Taiwan, rail and road traffic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – While Tropical Storm Khanun was not scheduled to come anywhere near Taiwan, the torrential rain was so heavy that Taitung County decided to close offices and schools Satur...

“The Da Vinci Code” author Dan Brown interested in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – “The Da Vinci Code” bestselling author Dan Brown wants to visit China and might choose the country as the backdrop for his next novel, reports in the Chinese m...