Thousands march in Taipei in solidarity with Hong Kong protesters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tens of thousands of Taiwanese took to the streets in Taipei on Sunday (Sept. 28) to march in solidarity with Hong Kong, where protesters have entered the 17th week of pro...

Kiribati protesters march against country's severed ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Demonstrators marched through the streets of the Kiribati capital of Tarawa Friday afternoon (Sept. 27), one week after their country ended 16 years of diplomatic ties wit...

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam to meet with citizens Thursday night

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong's Beijing-appointed chief executive, Carrie Lam, will meet with citizens of the troubled city Thursday night (Sept. 26th) in an apparent effort to appear rec...

'This is a plea for democracy': HK protest leaders urge US lawmakers to take action

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pro-democracy Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong and Denise Ho testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday (Sept. 17), pleading with lawmakers to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and De...

Thailand to consider legalizing homegrown marijuana

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thai lawmakers have introduced an amendment to the Narcotics Act to allow Thais to grow a limited amount of cannabis for personal consumption as the country seeks to devel...

Taiwan steps in to relieve US farmers hurt by trade war with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the U.S. and China continue to impose retaliatory tariffs on each other's goods, Taiwan will fill some of the trade void by buying US$3.6 billion (about NT$113.1 bi...

Train collision with truck kills 1, injures at least 30 in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A passenger train collided with a fruit-laden truck in Yokohama on Thursday morning (Aug. 5), killing one man and injuring more than 30. The incident took place at a ra...

Cathay Pacific chairman latest domino to fall under China pressure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — John Slosar is stepping down as chairman of Cathay Pacific Airways, the latest victim of the protest turbulence that continues to buffet Hong Kong's flagship airliner....

China's Belt and Road Initiative could put Earth on path to climate disaster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Researchers at Beijing's Tsinghua University on Monday (Sept. 2) released a grim report predicting that China's sprawling Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), could rai...

Australian academic arrested in China could face death penalty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Chinese-born Australian academic apprehended while transiting in Guangzhou in January is pleading for Australian authorities to help secure his release after being charg...

Philippines community recruits frogs in war against dengue fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A community in Metropolitan Manila has recruited an army of frogs in an effort to combat the dengue epidemic ravaging the archipelagic nation through natural means. In the Q...

China's plans for naval base in Cambodia confirmed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Cambodia is going forward with plans to allow China to build naval facilities on its southern coast in 2020, according to a high-ranking officer of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Comman...

US to join 10 Southeast Asian countries in first ever joint naval exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Naval exercises between the U.S. and 10 Southeast Asian nations will take place for the first time from September 2 to 6 in the Gulf of Thailand. At least eight warships and...

Hong Kong protesters turn to Taiwan amid gas mask shortage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Hong Kong's police force employs increasingly brutal tactics to quash the protests that have gripped the city since June, including the use of tear gas indoors, gas mask...

Taiwan team places second at DEF CON hacker competition in Las Vegas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A team representing Taiwan at the 27th annual DEF CON hacker convention won second place in the Capture the Flag (CTF) event, which took place Aug. 9 to 11 in Las Vegas, Nevada...