Taiwan KMT presidential candidate plans to vist US in fall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) is planning to visit the United States in September or October, reports said on Sunday. Han said on Sunday that ...

Taiwan public schools to boost promotion of national identity among students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of Education on Saturday (Aug. 17) announced that it will amend its program of internationalization of public school curriculum. The amendments are...

Cathay Pacific kowtows to Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cathay Pacific announced major personnel changes on Friday (Aug. 17), with Hong Kong scholars saying this was due to pressure from China, Ming Pao reports. China Centra...

Taiwan breathes fresh life into historic railway workshop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Culture (MOC) announced on Friday (Aug. 16) the establishment of a preparatory office for the National Railway Museum, part of a plan to restore the histor...

Taipei City mayor compares himself and potential election allies to animals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) told a radio show broadcast Friday (August 16) he saw himself as a lion, Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) as a tiger, and forme...

Bank of Taiwan opens office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Responding to the government’s New Southbound Policy, the Bank of Taiwan opened a representative office in southern Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City Wednesday (Augus...

Transportation minister threatens to end Taiwan airport design contract

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – If the main design of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport’s Terminal 3 is not changed, the government might decide to end the present contract, Transportation Minis...

Taiwan Coast Guard dismisses report on radar falling off Chinese navy vessel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Coast Guard on Thursday (Aug. 15) released a statement addressing a news report that a Chinese warship had accidentally lost some military equipment in a collis...

Update: Crash knocked Chinese mystery warship's secret tech onto Taiwan freighter

Update: 08/15 12:40 p.m. The Coast Guard in a press release issued today denied that any such "light detection and ranging radar (Lidar)" or "gun fire-control radar" had been fo...

Asian shares rise on US plan to delay some China tariffs

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were higher Wednesday after the U.S. said it would hold off on tariffs on Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and several other items typically on holiday shopping l...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 14, the 226th day of 2019. There are 139 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August ...

Not just Bali: Indonesia hopes to develop more tourism sites

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of tourists, many of them young Westerners, sat on gray stone steps atop the world's largest Buddhist temple, occasionally checking cellphones or whispe...

Taiwan's Quanta plans to move part of its production from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Notebook manufacturer Quanta Computer is planning to move part of its production from China to Southeast Asia to avoid U.S. tariffs targeting goods exported from China. ...

Central Taiwan to launch direct flights to Tottori in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taichung will be linked by direct flights to the Central Japanese city of Tottori beginning September, following a visit by Japanese politicians from the region, repor...

Taiwan well positioned to develop smart city innovations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan has an advantage in promoting smart cities, and the public and private sectors should work together to push ahead with smart initiatives, according to a global real...