35 million 'Made-in-Taiwan' masks hit shelves in Japan's 7-Elevens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American living in Japan pointed out on Wednesday (July 8) one of the millions of "Made-in-Taiwan" masks that are on sale in 7-Elevens across Japan. Jared ...

Taipei denies rumors Anthony Wong demanded exorbitant fee for promotional shoot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City's Department of Information and Tourism (DOIT) has denied rumors that award-winning actor Anthony Wong (黃秋生) seized upon the city's invitation to shoot...

Declassified secret documents show close ties between Taiwan KMT, Bamboo Union before 1984

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to the many political files declassified as part of the Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) government's efforts to promote transitional justice, close ties between the Kuomintang ...

Taipei mayor’s wife, councilwoman spar over Taiwan’s warning to WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Peggy Chen (陳佩琪), wife of Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), and a councilwoman have been butting heads over Taiwan's claim that it warned the World Health Organization (WH...

American 'hamburger master' who hid in Taiwan for 13 years extradited

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A wanted American, who hid out in Taiwan for 13 years and transformed into a "cooking master," was finally extradited to the U.S. last week. The 42-year-old m...

Taiwan CECC head promotes 'epidemic prevention lifestyle'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health and Welfare Minister and Central Epidemic Command Center head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) traveled south to the Pingtung County beach resort town of Kenting over the week...

Taiwan’s Foxconn founder removes in-law from health technology post

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn Technology Group founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) removed his brother-in-law from the top of a health technology group and urged its thorough reorganization due to signific...

Taiwan deploys ‘scouts’ at clinics for coronavirus control

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has so far managed to prevent large-scale community outbreaks of the coronavirus thanks to its tactic of sending out “scouts” to gather relevant informa...

Three major steps in Taiwan’s effective response to Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has managed to coordinate a quick and effective response to the coronavirus outbreak thanks to experience gained from SARS as well as three major decisions, accordi...

Wife of Taiwan presidential candidate denies 'Miss Wang mistress' rumor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lee Chia-fen (李佳芬), the wife of Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), on Tuesday (Jan. 7) denied that an affair had taken place between her husba...

Former DPP chairman says China’s threat to unify Taiwan merely 'slogan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The former chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Shih Ming-teh (施明德), wrote in an article published Wednesday (Jan. 1) that Taiwan will not become the next H...

Facebook blames technical glitch for mass post removals in Taiwan

Facebook on Friday night blamed a technical glitch for a mass removal of posts that the platform had said violated its standards. Storm.mg, an online Chinese language media based in Taiwan, said on...

Scammers target Filipino workers in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three major Taiwanese and Filipino groups of scammers have allegedly swindled NT$24 million from Filipino workers in Taiwan after persuading them to make fake investments ...

Taiwan's CIB ready to receive Hong Kong murder suspect for trial

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan awaits the handover of murder suspect Chan Tong-kai (陳同佳) from the Hong Kong authorities, Taiwan’s Criminal Investigation Bureau has confirmed that they ar...

Tsai has no plans to attend Mayday concert: Taiwan Presidential Office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Presidential Office on Wednesday (Oct. 30) denied that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) had any plans to attend the annual year-end concert of the award-winning...