Rally against pro-China Taiwanese media held in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A rally against pro-Beijing Taiwanese media was held on Sunday afternoon, with tens of thousands of people pouring out on Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei despite intermitten...

China dissident leaves for Canada after 233 days in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – One of two Chinese dissidents who arrived in Taiwan last September asking for political asylum was allowed to fly on to Canada after 233 days on the island, reports said T...

Taiwan’s FAT expands flight suspensions from 3 to 8 destinations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) suspended flights to and from Da Nang in Vietnam and Palawan and Boracay in the Philippines beginning Saturday (May 18), but later in the d...

Taiwan's sea levels rising faster than global average

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's sea levels are rising at a higher rate than the rest of the world due to global warming, and the country may only have 12 years to move its capital inland to avoid...

US fashion retailer Forever 21 to pull out of Taiwan: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - United States-based fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 will close its last remaining store in Taiwan before the end of the month, reports said Friday. The move will leave 58 pe...

Migrant worker 2018 remittances to top US$3 billion: Central Bank of Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Migrant workers likely remitted more than US$3 billion out of Taiwan in 2018, reflecting their growing numbers in the country, according to the Central Bank of Taiwan. In the first ...

Pure Yoga announces pull out of Taiwan market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Pure Yoga, one of the largest yoga brands in Taiwan, announced it will withdraw from the market after 12 years of operation, citing the market as "not currently financially...

Man arrested for threatening to wage war on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Aviation Police Bureau has arrested a man and seized his computer for evidence after he threatened to wage war on Taiwan, reported CNA. A Taiwanese netizen surnamed Chan...

Taiwan's same-sex marriage referendum results show city-county, north-south divides

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To the surprise and disappointment of many in urban centers of Taiwan, a referendum on whether to support same-sex marriage legalization through amendments to the Civil Code wa...

Guatemala tweets its support for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Following its failure to speak out in Taiwan’s favor at the United Nations General Assembly, Guatemala on Friday nevertheless tweeted its praise for the island nation&rsqu...

Kavalan Whisky introduces the first Taiwanese craft gin to the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s award winning Kavalan Whisky, based in Yilan County, has just announced a new addition to its line of fine spirits, a Taiwan inspired gin. Kavalan Gin, c...

Ramen rater releases list of 'Top 10 Taiwanese Instant Noodles of All Time'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Again sporting a bold Taiwan No. 1 T-shirt like last year, blogger Hans Lienesch on ​Sept. 2 announced his top 10 favorite Taiwanese ramen noodle products for the year in a vid...

Amid swine fever fears, Taiwan to crack down on meat smuggling from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Amid fears of an epidemic of African swine fever spreading from China, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said Friday it had found 292 instances of people smuggling meat, in...

Supreme Court awards NT$500 million to 262 former RCA workers

Taipei (CNA) - Taiwan's Supreme Court Thursday upheld liability of Radio Corporation of America (RCA) and its successor companies for deaths and illness of workers due to exposure to toxic chemica...

Outgoing AIT director leaves Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The man who represented the United States in Taiwan for the past three years, outgoing American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Kin Moy (梅健華), left the island nation Sa...