Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 18, the 262nd day of 2020. There are 104 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. ...

Hong Kong police arrest hundreds after protests over delayed vote

Police in Hong Kong have arrested almost 300 people during anti-government demonstrations organized to protest delayed elections that were set to take place on Sunday. Most of the demonstrators had b...

Taiwan can play pivotal role in wealth management: Vice President Lai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Rapid political change in Hong Kong and the emergence of 5G technology will help Taiwan cement its position as a regional center for wealth management, Vice President Lai ...

Taiwan's Swedish envoy interviewed by Nordic country's top public radio station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Representative to Sweden Vincent Yao (姚金祥) accepted an exclusive interview with Radio Sweden to discuss the establishment of representative offices between ...

Taiwan doubles residency permits for Hongkongers during first half of 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of Hongkongers receiving residency permits in Taiwan doubled during the first half of 2020 compared to the same period last year, reports said Saturday (Aug. 15...

China wanted legislative aides to steal Taiwan president’s medical records

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China wanted three former legislative aides to provide them with President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) medical records, reports said Thursday (Aug. 13). The three, named...

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai plans to sell building following detention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The day of his release on bail, Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai (黎智英) was trying to sell a building at the Tai Po Tai Ping Industrial Center, local media reported Wednesd...

Taiwanese businessman indicted for trying to help China recruit spies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese businessman was indicted Wednesday (Aug. 5) for trying to recruit government agents to collect information for China. The man, surnamed Huang (黃), moved to ...

Hong Kong postpones elections for one year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam (林鄭月娥) on Friday (July 31) announced she was postponing legislative elections for one year, just days after a dozen opposition candidates were ...

China may close US Chengdu consulate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the United States’ announced eviction of the Chinese consulate in Houston, Texas, China is likely to strike back by shutting down the U.S. consulate in Che...

Hong Kong activist Nathan Law meets US Secretary of State Pompeo in London

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong democracy activist Nathan Law (羅冠聰) had a 20-minute meeting with United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in London Tuesday (July 21) to discuss the impact o...

First case charged under Hong Kong national security law

TAIWAN (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong authorities have charged a motorcyclist for subversion and terrorist activities under the city's controversial new national security law. The 23-year-old ...

Taiwan F-16s armed with MK-84 bombs for invasion war games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In preparation for this month’s Han Kuang 36 war games, Taiwanese F-16 jets have been armed with 2,000-pound bomb loads, while missile transports were spotted in the...

Three former aides to Taiwanese legislators exposed as spies for China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Taiwanese men who have worked for three separate ruling and opposition party legislators between 2014 and 2018 were taken into custody Thursday (June 17) on espionag...

Alleged Chinese spymaster, wife visited Taiwan multiple times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A suspected spymaster and his wife — who a Chinese defector on Saturday (Nov. 23) claimed had recruited him — have often visited Taiwan and said their latest t...