China has stolen Taiwan’s semiconductor secrets: Wired

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of Chinese hackers has succeeded in “pillaging” Taiwan’s semiconductor sector, stealing chip designs and source code, according to a report publi...

Google removes 2,500 China-linked YouTube channels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Google has removed more than 2,500 channels from its YouTube video-sharing platform as they were suspected of spreading disinformation from China, reports said Wednesday (...

Taiwan military inspects AAV7 amphibious vehicles after US accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military is reviewing its AAV7 Amphibious Assault Vehicles after nine crew members of a similar armored troop carrier died in an accident off southern California on Ju...

Volcanic ash from Japanese island reaches E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Volcanic dust from an eruption on the Japanese island of Nishinoshima was responsible for a sudden turn for the worse in air quality on Taiwan’s sparsely populated e...

Taiwan office staff member in France isolating at home with coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the second time this year, a staff member at Taiwan’s representative office in Paris tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ministry of Foreig...

President to discuss Taiwan’s challenges at Hudson Institute video event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will discuss the security, diplomatic and economic challenges facing Taiwan at a video event organized by the Hudson Institute think tank on W...

Nicaraguan ambassador moves to India after 12 years in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After 12 years in Taiwan, Nicaraguan Ambassador William Manuel Tapia Alemán will move to India and be succeeded by Mirna Rivera, reports said Thursday (Aug. 6). ...

Taiwan allows more students to return but not from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign students overseas who started their studies in Taiwan but have not yet reached their final year will be allowed to apply for re-entry, except those from China, the...

Taiwan military sends soldier with coronavirus symptoms for test

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A soldier at a base in Yilan County was undergoing tests for Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) Wednesday (Aug. 5) after local authorities confirmed he had shown symptoms of an ...

Former Taiwan party leader to leave NPP amid corruption allegations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After being freed on bail in a massive investigation into bribery, ex-legislator Hsu Yung-ming (徐永明) announced Wednesday (Aug. 5) he was resigning from the New Power Party...

Taiwanese businessman indicted for trying to help China recruit spies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese businessman was indicted Wednesday (Aug. 5) for trying to recruit government agents to collect information for China. The man, surnamed Huang (黃), moved to ...

Taiwan premier praises government officials for resisting corruption

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite alleged attempts by several lawmakers to pressure government officials to give in and favor a particular business arrangement, they stood firm against corruption, ...

Australia needs to help US defend Taiwan against China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If the United States defends Taiwan against a Chinese attack, Australia must go and help out or it will be seen as betraying its alliance commitments in its own Pacific ho...

Taiwan to reopen Guam office within one month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan hopes to reopen its representative office in Guam in late August or early September after three years of absence from the United States territory, the Ministry of F...

Taiwanese in Japan want main airport to be renamed after late President Lee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese groups in Japan want Taiwan’s main international airport to be renamed in honor of late President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝), reports said Saturday (Aug. 1). Le...