Australian academic who played part in darkest days of Taiwan history decorated

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Australian Asia expert Bruce Jacobs, once accused of involvement in one of the highest-profile murders in modern Taiwanese history, received a top award from the foreign m...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. PARADISE LOST In a matter of hours last week, the town of...

Luxury hotel built in former pit mine to open in China

SHANGHAI (AP) — A luxury hotel opening outside Shanghai is offering guests with deep pockets the chance of a very deep sleep. The 18-story Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel ...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - November 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Top news this week includes Half of all Taiwanese blessed with 'weight loss' gene: study; Taipei City hot pot inspection reveals numerous infractions; 12 ...

Bavarian party leader Seehofer to step down in January

BERLIN (AP) — The head of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavaria-only conservative ally says he will step down from the post early next year. The dpa news agency reported Friday that Hor...

China-style social credit system comes to Venezuela with 'Homeland Permits'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a manner similar to China’s existing social credit system, the Venezuelan government is reportedly preparing to introduce new smart ID cards capable of tracking a...

North Korea deports American even as it boasts of new weapon

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday said it will deport an American citizen it detained for illegal entrance, an apparent concession to the United States that came even as it announced the...

27 companies sign statement in support of LGBTQ rights in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a historic move, 27 Taiwanese and international organizations, including some top global enterprises, have issued a joint statement of support for LGBTQ rights in the u...

Taipei 101 New Year's Eve fireworks display, festivities to be expanded

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the clock ticks down to midnight to ring in 2019, Taipei 101 will not only present an even longer fireworks show and light display than last year, it will also include a ser...

Taiwanese graffiti artist arrested for vandalism in Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A young Taiwanese man was arrested in Vietnam for vandalizing property when police caught him in the act of spray painting a house in a neighborhood of Ho Chi Minh City on...

Taiwan’s Morris Chang likely to hold bilateral talks with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at APEC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s envoy Morris Chang (張忠謀) will sit down for bilateral talks with United States Vice President Mike Pence at this weekend’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooper...

Turkish police detain 12 academics, activists in raids

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says police have detained 12 academics, businesspeople and journalists as part of an investigation into an association that was headed by a jailed ...

Anti-Money Laundering group completes review of Taiwan's financial operations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) completed its two week inspection of Taiwan’s financial sector on Nov. 14 that will determine whether or not Taiwan ...

Interview: International Advertising Association World President Srinivasan K. Swamy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The International Advertising Association (IAA) celebrates its 80th year of connecting advertisers, agencies, and media companies this year, and newly-elected World P...

North Korea to deport American it detained for illegal entry

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it will deport an American citizen it recently detained for illegally entering the country. The Korean Central News Agency said Friday the ...