Video shows KMT legislator assaulting Taipei police officer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At a demonstration held by the Kuomintang (KMT) party outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Friday (Dec. 6), legislator Chen Yin-min (陳宜民) was caught on video ...

Hundreds rally in Myanmar to show support for Suu Kyi

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — About 700 people rallied Sunday to show support for Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, as she prepares to defend the country against charges of genocide at the U.N.’s highest c...

46 groups in Taiwan yet to transition to political parties as required by law

Forty-six political groups, including the National Women's League (NWL), have not yet transitioned into political parties and if they fail to do so by Dec. 7, will be dissolved, in accordance with...

Award-winning French director receives Taiwan citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French director and recipient of the 2017 Prix franco-taïwanais cultural award, Jean-Robert Thomann, was granted Taiwanese citizenship at the end of October and has s...

Search and rescue dog teams in Taiwan pass international certification

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six search and rescue dog teams from Taiwan have passed certification exams in the 2019 Mission and Readiness Test (MRT) Asia hosted by the National Fire Agency. Teams ...

Taiwan Youtubers form new political party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Independent Taiwan legislator and former Youtube personality Chiu Wei-chieh (邱威傑) announced Tuesday (Nov. 5) that he has filed a request to form the new "Can't St...

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 says '9-dash line' in ‘Abominable’ disrespects its sovereignty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Culture on Tuesday (Oct. 22) said that the film 'Abominable' disrespects Taiwan's sovereignty, while a Tainan City councilor described...

German TCM practitioner and stinky tofu lover becomes naturalized Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A German academic and medical professional has become a naturalized Taiwanese citizen after practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Taiwan for 12 years. Silver...

Taiwan steps up ASF prevention measures

Taiwan has strengthened its measures for preventing an outbreak of African swine fever and remains on high alert, according to the Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture. The World Organization for A...

President Tsai should improve Taiwan govt.'s treatment of Chinese spouses: TAO spokesman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) spokesman Ma Xiaoguang (馬曉光) said in a press conference Wednesday morning (Oct. 16) that Chinese citizens with Taiwanese spouses ar...

Same-sex marriage in Taiwan: 1,827 marriages and 34 divorces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As of the end of August, nearly 2,000 same-sex couples had registered for marriage in Taiwan, with another 34 having already terminated their marriages, according to a rep...

Truck driver who survived Taiwan bridge collapse, fiery crash prognosis 'optimistic'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Doctors are optimistic about a truck driver's condition after he survived a bridge collapse and fire in northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County on Tuesday (Oct. 1). ...

Snapped cables at center of investigation into bridge collapse in Yilan, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the sudden collapse of the Nanfang'ao Bridge in Taiwan's northeastern county of Yilan today (Oct. 1), the structure's steel cables are at the center of t...

Filipino, Indonesian fishermen among injured in bridge collapse in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Filipino and Indonesian migrant fishery workers, as well as a Taiwanese truck driver, were among the 20 people injured when a landmark bridge in northeastern Taiwan's ...