Taiwan ramps up airport security ahead of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a bid to beef up security at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday period, the Ministry of Interior said it has bought a number of x-...

Report: Military officers, relatives tortured in Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement forces in Venezuela have detained and tortured military personnel accused of plotting against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, according to two prominent h...

Taiwan names deputy police chief as new head of the National Immigration Agency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The government on Friday announced the appointment of Chiu Feng-kuang (邱豐光), the deputy chief of the National Police Administration, as the new head of the National Immigration ...

Taiwan to launch digital eID in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan will launch the digital eID for its citizens in 2020, Premier William Lai (賴清德) told the regular weekly Cabinet meeting Thursday. The replacement of the classic identi...

Photo of the Day: Christmas lights in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A colorful Christmas tree and decorations can be seen in front of the Wanchin Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in southern Taiwan's Pingtung County in this photo taken...

Taiwan has registered almost 4,000 same-sex couples

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Despite the setback for same-sex marriage in last month’s referendums, a total of 3,951 same-sex couples have registered, according to the Ministry of Interior. While t...

Taiwan to slap knowing dissemination of fake news with 3 days’ detention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Three days of detention could be the punishment for knowingly disseminating fake news, according to amendments prepared by the Ministry of Interior. During the run-up to the ...

US naval commander in Middle East found dead in Bahrain home

WASHINGTON (AP) — The commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and the U.S. Fifth Fleet has been found dead in his residence in Bahrain. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Ric...

Tourist hopspot in southern Taiwan: Wanchin Basilica

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Wanchin Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, the oldest Catholic Church structure located in Taiwan’s southernmost county of Pingtung, has become a tourist hot...

Taiwan's new national ID card to recognize transgender people

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chen Mei-lin (陳美伶), minister of the National Development Council (NDC), said on Wednesday that the government is planning to launch the new national electronic identificat...

Foreign students can stay longer after graduation: Taiwan Ministry of Interior

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In order to attract and retain outstanding international students who seek employment in Taiwan, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) on Nov.1 passed a law amendment that allows...

New ARC numbering system to match Taiwan national ID format by June 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Interior's (MOI's) planned change of the numbering system for Alien Residency Certificates (ARCs) to match that of the Taiwan national identificati...

New ARC numbering system to match Taiwan national ID format

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Interior (MOI) yesterday announced that it is going to change the numbering system for Alien Residency Certificate (ARC) in Taiwan to have them match the format...

9 more foreigners granted Taiwanese citizenship without surrendering original nationality

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Nine additional foreign professionals have just officially received Taiwanese citizenship, without having to surrender their original nationality, announced the ...

Taiwan minister wants visa waiver for travelers from Vietnam and Indonesia: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In order to stop an expected fall in the number of tourists visiting Taiwan this year, Minister without Portfolio Chang Jing-sen (張景森) is expected to propose giving a visa...