ARC number format to match Taiwan national ID in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan government's planned change of the numbering system for its Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) to match the Taiwan national identification card is to go into ...

Taiwan gives citizenship to financial expert known as ‘Mr. Taiwan’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Peter Kurz (谷月涵), an investment expert known for decades as ‘Mr. Taiwan,’ is one of 11 foreigners approved for Taiwanese citizenship, CNA reported Wednesday (O...

Taiwan begins constructing 4,000 ton Coast Guard patrol vessel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It was revealed this week during a budget committee meeting at the Legislative Yuan that the Taiwan Coast Guard’s first heavy patrol ship, which will weigh approxima...

Bulgaria detains 4 soccer fans following racist acts

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Bulgarian government says it has detained four soccer fans linked to making racist gestures, including Nazi salutes, during a European Championship qualifying match against ...

Citizens of Taiwan and Italy can use e-Gates at each other’s airports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Citizens of Taiwan and Italy will be allowed to use the e-Gates at airports in each other’s country, with Taiwan only the eighth country from outside the European Un...

Taiwanese life expectancy reaches record 80.7 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The life expectancy of Taiwanese people took another leap forward to reach a record of 80.7 years, according to data released by the Ministry of Interior Wednesday (Septem...

Number of foreign nationals with combined Taiwan citizenship reaches 100

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The total number of foreign citizens awarded Taiwanese nationality without having to give up their own has reached 100 after another nine were accepted into the program, r...

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020 (127 days left):Tidbits from Aug. 26 to Sept. 4, 2019

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020 (127 days left):Tidbits from Aug. 26 to Sept. 4, 2019 Last updated: (GMT+8) 19:50 Sept. 5, 2019 Election Tidbits about Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu, Ko Wen-je, and ...

Taiwan to unveil new eID card in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – While the Cabinet approved plans for the new e-identity card on Thursday (August 22), the final design will only be unveiled in April or May next year, with the changeover...

Taiwan to approve new identity card

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Cabinet is set to approve a new design for the identity card, which will include the national flag but far fewer personal details than on the previous version, reports...

Taiwan responds to Chinese travel ban by welcoming more relatives of Chinese spouses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Responding to a Chinese ban on individual travelers visiting Taiwan, the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) announced Thursday (August 1) that more relatives of Chinese spouse...

Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je to launch new party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Independent Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has taken the first steps to register a new political party amid speculation he is preparing to join the race for the preside...

Ministry of Interior grants Taiwanese citizenship to 5 foreign professionals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of the Interior (MOI) held a naturalization ceremony on Wednesday (June 26) to formally bestow Taiwanese citizenship on five foreign professionals....

Taiwan ranks among top countries combating human trafficking for 10th year in row

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States Department of State released its annual report on human trafficking across the globe on Thursday (June 20). According to the report, Taiwan, clearly i...

Pakistani professor receives Taiwan's Plum Blossom Card

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Dr. Usman Iqbal, Taipei Medical University alumnus and assistant professor at the Global Health and Development Department, was granted the Plum Blossom Card and permanent resi...