Taiwan patients using tainted blood-pressure drugs urged not to stop treatment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Patients using blood-pressure drugs recently tainted by the presence of a cancer-causing substance should not stop treatment immediately, but consult their physician about the a...

Taiwan advises citizens against traveling to diplomatic ally Haiti

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Saturday it advised citizens against traveling to Taiwan’s diplomatic ally Haiti due to violent protests in the Caribbean natio...

Taiwan warns travelers about measles and rubella in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As the cherry blossom season in Japan is about to open, Taiwanese health officials on Saturday warned travelers, and pregnant women or parents with babies in particular, about t...

Taiwan’s China Airlines flight schedule to return to normal on Feb. 21 following pilot strike

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Even though pilots at China Airlines (CAL) agreed last Thursday evening to end their strike, the flight schedule won’t return to normal until February 21, Taiwan’s l...

Taiwan considers fixing Lunar New Year holiday at 9 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government was considering giving nine days off for Lunar New Year each year, but not at the expense of employers, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Saturday. He al...

Taiwan ex-Defense Minister to pay compensation to ministry over wrongful execution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Defense Minister Chen Chao-min (陳肇敏) and four other defendants will have to pay a total of NT$59.57 million (US$1.93 million) to the Ministry of National Defense in...

Taiwan names Vice Premier as Cabinet head of information security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) will serve concurrently as head of the Cabinet department for information security, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) announced Friday. In th...

Democracy activist warns Taiwanese could be extradited from Hong Kong to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Changes in Hong Kong legislation to facilitate the extradition of criminals could lead to the arrest of Taiwanese visitors to the former British colony for political reaso...

Taiwan director Ang Lee joins revolt against Oscars schedule

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Award-winning Taiwanese director Ang Lee (李安) has joined the ranks of Hollywood personalities protesting against the plans to hand out four Academy Awards during commercia...

China to buy more semiconductors from U.S. to end trade war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China was likely to buy more semiconductors from the United States in an attempt to resolve the trade war, but U.S. manufacturers feared the offer was a ploy to obtain mor...

Pilot strike at Taiwan’s China Airlines set to end

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Pilots at China Airlines (CAL) were reportedly set to end their unprecedented seven-day strike following a fourth round of negotiations lasting more than 10 hours Thursday. T...

Taiwan Presbyterian leader and human rights activist Kao Chun-ming passes away

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Former Presbyterian Church in Taiwan leader and human rights activist Kao Chun-ming (高俊明) passed away Thursday at the age of 89. He played a key role in protests against Kuom...

Taiwanese celebrate Valentine’s Day with coffee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Promotions for the resumption of work after the Lunar New Year holiday have barely ended, or convenience stores and coffee chains in Taiwan are turning their attention toward Va...

Investigators say threats against Taiwan President originate in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - An Internet user who posted online threats of violence against President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) possibly lives in China, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said Thursday. On...

Google to provide free Wi-Fi in the Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Google will provide free Wi-Fi hotspots to 50 locations in the Philippines by the end of next month, reports said Thursday. Its Google Station program already operates ...