White House petition to recognize Taiwan passes threshold in less than one week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At approximately 4:00 p.m. (Taiwan time) on Sunday (Oct. 13), the White House petition calling on the U.S. government to recognize Taiwan as an independently governed nati...

Countdown to Taiwan Presidential Election: 90 days

Tsai Ing-wen Quote from Tsai Ing-wen: “The Kuomintang Party doesn’t dare to criticize China, they only make a fuss about Taiwan’s domestic issues.” The Kuomintan...

Taipei 101 draws crowds after price cuts for Taiwanese citizens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The introduction of the cheapest tickets for the Taipei 101 observation deck in its 15-year history has been a success, reports said Saturday (October 12). From October...

Bubble milk tea pizza served up at Taiwan’s National Day Reception

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s National Day Reception celebrating the country's 108th anniversary was held at Taipei Guest House on Thursday (Oct. 10), with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英...

Nationalism over NBA fandom: Fans support 'motherland' China

BEIJING (AP) — When Wu Xintong's favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers, played the Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai this Thursday, she broke a viewing streak of more than 10 years and deliberately missed the...

Petition to recall mayor of Taiwan’s Kaohsiung reaches target

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A petition drive to recall Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) as mayor of Kaohsiung has obtained the necessary 300,000 signatures, one of its organiz...

US lawmakers congratulate Taiwan on Double Ten Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In celebration of Taiwan’s National Day celebrations, two U.S. senators and the House of Representatives' Taiwan Caucus congratulated Taiwan and reaffirmed the i...

Japan fully supports Taiwan’s accession to CPTPP: Japanese MP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Diet member Keiji Furuya voiced Japan's full support for Taiwan’s accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership...

Taiwan CDC reports all-time high levels for three imported diseases

As people take advantage of the extended National Day holiday to travel, the Centers for DiseaseControl (CDC) urged Taiwan nationals to remain vigilant, adding that the threat of imported dengue fever...

Dutch top DJ Armin van Buuren wishes Taiwan ‘Happy Double Tenth Day!’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a rare move for a world-renowned entertainer, Dutch top DJ Armin van Buuren posted wishes for Taiwan’s national holiday on his Facebook page Thursday (October 10)...

Suppression of HK demonstrates importance of Taiwan's defense of democracy: Sen. Cruz

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a reception for U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Cruz and Tsai Ing-wen exchanged their views on the state of the U.S.-Taiwan relationship, with Tsai recalling that the...

Taiwan's foreign minister, US senator call for stronger Taiwan-US ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) and U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) have co-authored an op-ed published by The Hill calling on the U.S. government to stre...

Taiwan’s Foxconn founder rules out cooperation with PFP leader James Soong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) ruled out cooperation with People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜) in the presidential campaign after appearing with...

Indian officials attend Taiwan's National Day banquet ahead of Xi Jinping's arrival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Indian government dignitaries and scholars alike attended a National Day of Taiwan dinner party held by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center (TECC) at New Delhi's H...

Tsai pledges to defend Taiwan, calls Beijing's 'one country, two systems' a failure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At Taiwan’s National Day ceremony on Thursday (Oct. 10), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called for Taiwanese unity in defying Beijing’s attempts to assert contro...