Xi Jinping’s PLA purge inspired by assassination attempts: Guo Wengui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese President Xi Jinping’s (習近平) purge of more than a hundred senior military officers might have been inspired by assassination attempts against him during visi...

Taiwan KMT vice-presidential candidate recommends vote for other party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kuomintang (KMT) vice-presidential candidate Simon Chang (張善政) upset the opposition party’s supporters by telling a radio show Thursday (November 14) that if voters ...

Taiwan Fund for Children and Families opens office in the Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Non-profit organization Taiwan Fund for Children and Families (TFCF) opened an office in the Philippines Wednesday (November 13) to expand its assistance to Filipino child...

UPS adds Taiwan to new delivery system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – United States parcel delivery company UPS has added Taiwan and nine other Asian countries to a new online market distribution system, reports said Wednesday (November 13)....

Taiwan Action Party Alliance might name ex-President Chen as legislative candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Action Party Alliance (TAPA, 一邊一國行動黨) is considering naming former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) as a candidate on its at-large list for January’s legisl...

Singapore’s DBS to shut down all of its ATMs in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Singaporean bank DBS has decided to shut down all its Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) in Taiwan by the end of this year if the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) agre...

Taipei jumps to No.44 on global innovative cities list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei jumped 16 places on a global list of innovative cities to reach No.44 this year, reports said Wednesday (November 13). The list, by Australia’s 2thinknow, ...

Taiwan arrests suspect for watch robbery during day trip to Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Police in Taichung have arrested a man who robbed watches during a day trip to Hong Kong, earning him the nickname “Taiwanese Chan Tong-kai” (陳同佳) as his case ...

Taiwan KMT presidential candidate’s choice breaks ethnic balance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For the first time in more than three decades, the Kuomintang (KMT) presidential ticket will feature two candidates from the same ethnic group, remarked Taiwan Public Opin...

Wife of Taiwan legislative speaker drops out of potentially divisive election race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The wife of Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) announced Tuesday (November 12) she was abandoning plans to run for a legislative seat as an independent against an off...

China’s Tencent halts NBA live broadcast over Taiwanese flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Tencent Sports suddenly halted the live broadcast of a key NBA game Saturday (Nov. 9) after a man seated in the front row of the audience was seen wearing cl...

Taiwan east coast road wins landscape architects award in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Hualien County section of the No.9 highway won an excellence award from the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) Asia-Pacific region, reports said S...

Rare western marsh harrier sighted in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Birdwatchers near the resort town of Kenting have spotted a western marsh harrier, a bird of prey never officially seen in Taiwan before, reports said Saturday (Nov. 9). ...

Norwegian athlete famous for lucky temple hat visits Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Norwegian athlete who went viral for wearing a “lucky cap” with the name of a Taiwanese temple on it arrived in Taiwan Saturday (Nov. 9). Gustav Iden be...

KMT wants to remove ‘Taiwan’ from Taipei-Prague sister city agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A sister city agreement between the Czech capital of Prague and Taipei stalled Friday (November 8) because a Kuomintang (KMT) party member at the Taipei City Council wante...