Opening of Taiwan’s Dongsha Island to tourists is still 2 to 3 years away: MOI

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – People who had planned to take a sightseeing trip to Dongsha Island will still have to wait for two to three years before their trip can become a reality, according to a M...

10 more foreigners join elite 'club' of naturalized Taiwanese citizens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Ten more foreign professionals have been afforded the exclusive privileged of becoming naturalized Taiwanese citizens, while not being forced to relinquish the citizenship of t...

Executive Yuan spokeswoman challenges legacy of Ming general in Southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s indigenous people have expressed their support for Executive Yuan Spokeswoman, Kolas Yotaka, after her comments on a religious ceremony held in Tainan that ...

600 foreign nationals obtain Taiwanese nationality in past 2 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 600 foreign nationals have obtained Taiwanese nationality since the country’s Nationality Act was amended in December 2016, the authorities said on Saturda...

Minister of the Interior visits I-Mei, announces change to Taiwan residence permits for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Minister of the Interior visited Philippine workers at the I-Mei factory in Taoyuan to announce an official change of title on their resident permits from “forei...

Taiwan fines Taiwanese for serving as officials in Chinese community

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Ministry of Interior (MOI) fined two Taiwanese citizens last week for serving as assistants to the chair of a community in the Chinese city of Xiamen, while China decided to...

China’s new attempt to lure Taiwanese could violate cross-strait agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prefectures in China are appointing Taiwanese agricultural commissioners to assist village farming projects, which could be violating the 1992 cross-strait relations act. ...

MOI seeks to revoke Taiwanese-born cadre's citizenship after controversial speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After video surfaced Monday (March 11) of a Taiwanese-born Communist cadre giving a controversial speech calling for adherence to the "one China" principle and expres...

Taiwan to arm airport police with submachine guns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - In order to strengthen efforts against terrorism, airport police will soon be equipped with submachine guns, reports said Tuesday. The National Security Council and relevant ...

Premier Su spreads awareness of Taiwan's fight against African Swine Fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) is helping to spread awareness of the threat posed by African Swine Fever (ASF) to foreigners visiting Taiwan, who might be considering...

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...