Taiwan legislative speaker sues more than 300 people

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) has decided to sue more than 300 people for spreading allegations about funds for National Day celebrations having ended up in ...

Kiribati turns towards China's embrace, ties with Taiwan tenuous

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the Solomon Islands’ decision to break ties with Taiwan on Monday (Sept. 16), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) is concerned that Beijing is making a ...

Hong Kong cancels China national day fireworks amid protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong has called off an annual fireworks display marking China's National Day as pro-democracy protests show no sign of ending. The city issued a terse statement...

Cliffside trail in Taiwan's Taroko National Park to be closed through October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The famous Shakadang Trail (砂卡礑步道) at Hualien's Taroko Gorge National Park will be closed to visitors for five weeks while it undergoes maintenance to improve drainage...

Liverpool favored for 1st Club World Cup in Qatar

ZURICH (AP) — Nine years after winning the right to host the 2022 World Cup, Qatar will get to show it can stage a FIFA soccer tournament when the Club World Cup goes to Doha. Champi...

Old Tainan Watercourse to be reborn as museum in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Tainan heritage site transformed into the Hilltop Garden Watercourse Museum (山上花園水道博物館) will open to the public on the National Day of Taiwan on Oct. 10. The reinvigo...

Taiwan dispatches MOFA delegation to Solomon Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As concerns mount about a potential diplomatic break between the Solomon Islands and Taiwan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has dispatched a high-level delegation ...

Taipei slams Solomon Islands task force for inaccurate report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) slammed a report from a Solomon Islands’ government-appointed task force that recommended Honiara cut diplomatic ti...

Hong Kong protesters rally for support at British Consulate

Hundreds of demonstrators rallied Sunday outside the British Consulate in Hong Kong, stepping up calls for international support in their months-long campaign for democratic reforms in the semi-autono...

Skirmishes break out in Hong Kong mall amid counter rallies

HONG KONG (AP) — Skirmishes broke out Saturday between supporters of the ongoing protests for democratic reforms in Hong Kong and supporters of the central government at a shopping mall in the s...

Pledges by China often benefit interests of only few: MOFA

China likes to brag about its lavish financial pledges and flashy infrastructure aid, but often they end up benefiting the personal gains of only a few unscrupulous politicians, the Ministry of Foreig...

Pingtung to host Taiwan's longest ever Double Ten Day fireworks display

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 42-minute fireworks extravaganza will illuminate the night sky above a riverside park in Pingtung in southern Taiwan on Oct. 10 as the country celebrates the National Da...

Hong Kong braces for airport protests after overnight unrest

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities limited airport transport services and controlled access to terminals on Saturday to prevent a second straight weekend of disruption following overnight demonstr...

Hong Kong braces for airport protests after overnight unrest

Hong Kong authorities limited airport transport services and controlled access to terminals on Saturday to prevent a second straight weekend of disruption following overnight demonstrations that turne...

Taiwan unveils emblem for 2019 Double Ten National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The main visual for the 2019 National Day of Taiwan was unveiled on Thursday (Sept. 4), featuring the slogan “Taiwan forward.” Inspired by arrows, the visua...