Premier William Lai visits temple to pray for peace and prosperity for Taiwan in New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Feb. 22, Taiwanese Premier William Lai paid a special visit to the Qing’An Temple (慶安宮) in Keelung to pray for peace on both sides of the Taiwan strait, and for p...

Photo of two Vietnamese migrant workers sharing seat touches hearts in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A photo of two young men sharing one seat on an overcrowded train to yield the other seat to two toddlers went viral and touched hearts of Taiwanese netizens. The mothe...

Taitung farmers celebrate 20 ton shipment of Taiwanese roselle buds to Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In southern Taiwan on Feb. 22, the Taitung Area Farmers’ Association loaded up the year’s first shipment of roselle flower buds bound for Japan. Representat...

Air New Zealand to launch direct flights to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Air New Zealand announced today (Feb. 22) that it will begin offering direct flights between Auckland and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport beginning in November. The air...

Texas transgender wrestler back to defend state title

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Mack Beggs is back. He's still wrestling, still competing for a state championship and still undefeated. And he's still wrestling against the g...

Florida students pushing for gun regulations face pushback

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The students who swarmed Florida's state capitol in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre want the Legislature to enact stricter limits on guns. What that mig...

Twelve Chinese PLA aircraft passed near Taiwanese airspace on Feb. 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Incursions of the Chinese PLA Air Force into Taiwanese airspace continue to increase, according to a spokesman from the Ministry of National Defense. On the afternoon o...

Trump pledges action on school safety, gun violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump to set politics aside and protect America's school children fr...

Philippine rebels reject terror tag but still open to talks

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Communist guerrillas say a Philippine government court petition to have them designated as terrorists is a desperate attempt to alienate them from the people and add they're...

First Person: How Pyeongchang might feel to a North Korean

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — What's it like to wake up in North Korea one day and South Korea the next? The differences are pretty jarring. The similarities can be, too. ...

Sa Sa to pull all stores out of Taiwan to focus on China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hong Kong-listed Sa Sa International Holdings announced yesterday (Feb. 21) that it would close down all of its stores in Taiwan and layoff 260 local employees to focus in...

Billy Graham is remembered by secular and religious leaders

Leaders expressed admiration and respect for evangelist Billy Graham, who died at his North Carolina home Wednesday morning. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP In a tweet, Pres...

President Tsai praises US Congress' unwavering support for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After meeting with a U.S. delegation led by Senator Jim Inhofe, President Tsai Ing-wen thanked the United States and the members of the delegation for their continued supp...

Taiwan Presidential Office denies rumors of Cabinet reshuffle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Presidential Office and Executive Yuan spokespersons have both denied rumors of a planned Cabinet reshuffle involving three ministers, including labor and education minist...

China says fire in sacred Tibetan monastery not arson

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say they've ruled out arson as the cause of a fire that damaged a 1,300-year-old monastery that is one of Tibetan Buddhism's most sacred sites. The...