UN membership activists want Taiwan president to hold news conferences

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) should hold international news conferences next May and September to underline Taiwan’s wish to join the World Health Organization (WHO)...

Youth and middle class helped Taiwan president win re-election: survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A majority of young, middle-class and non-partisan voters turned toward the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and helped President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) win re-electi...

British tabloid profiles ‘age-defying’ Taiwanese star

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese actress Chen Meifen (陳美鳳) might be 63 years old, but she could easily be mistaken for a woman in her 30s, British tabloid The Daily Mail reported Friday (Jan. 17...

Three Taiwanese mountaineers survive Annapurna avalanche

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three Taiwanese mountaineers were thought to have survived an avalanche in the Himalayas’ Annapurna massif while four South Koreans and their two Nepali guides were ...

Taiwan sends deputy foreign minister to presidential inauguration in Marshall Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Deputy Foreign Minister Hsu Szu-chien (徐斯儉) has arrived in the Marshall Islands to attend the swearing in of President David Kabua, the new head of state of one of Taiwan&...

Recall campaign against Taiwan mayor clears first hurdle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following his defeat in the presidential election last week, the campaign to recall Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has cleared its first major hurdle, the Central E...

Taiwan’s Foxconn to make electric cars for China with Fiat Chrysler

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Foxconn Technology Group wants to work on electric vehicles for the China market with the Fiat Chrysler Group (FCA), reports said Thursday (Jan. 16). The Italian-Am...

China’s population reaches 1.4 billion, birth rate falls to lowest since 1949

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s population reached 1.4 billion in 2019, despite its birth rate falling to its lowest point since the Communists took power in 1949, reports said Friday (Jan....

Cold confrontation but no showdown between Taiwan and China: ex-Beijing official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Four years of “cold confrontation” are ahead for Taiwan and China following President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) re-election victory, but no showdown yet, acco...

Hong Kong refuses to help with investigation into Taiwan watch robber

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese man who stole two watches from a Hong Kong store last October will remain in custody in Taichung for at least another three months despite a refusal by the Hon...

Singapore Air Force refueling plane lands in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Airbus A330 refueling plane from the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) landed at Kaohsiung’s Xiaogang Airport Thursday (Jan. 16), according to the Liberty Ti...

Hong Kong protests biggest influence on Taiwan elections: poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The months of protests in Hong Kong against the extradition bill and against China were the main influence on Taiwan’s Jan. 11 presidential and legislative elections...

Former NATO chief praises Taiwan’s handling of fake news

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is a positive example of how to deal with external fake news trying to influence domestic politics, former Northern Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary Ge...

Builders behind deadly Taiwan earthquake collapse sentenced to compensation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The builders of a Tainan apartment complex which collapsed during a 2016 earthquake, killing 115 people, were sentenced to pay NT$730 million (US$24.3 million) in compensa...

Pentagon ups pressure on Taiwan’s TSMC to produce chips in the U.S.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Fearing interference from China, the Pentagon wants Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) to produce military-grade chips in the United States, the Nikkei Asian Re...