Photo of the Day: Winnie the Pooh shadow spotted behind Xi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An image showing the distinct outline of Winnie the Pooh behind Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping (習近平) surfaced on Taiwan TV news on Friday (Feb. 14), giving Taiwanese a good l...

Face masks with Taiwan flag become hot item to fend off Chinese buyers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese, Japanese, and Western netizens have gone into a frenzy over a meme showing images of face masks with Taiwan flags as the ultimate solution to ensure a steady su...

Netizens call China 'West Taiwan' after Tsai's defiant interview

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After an interview with the BBC aired on Tuesday (Jan. 14) in which the newly re-elected President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) took a more defiant stance against Beijing, Western n...

Terminal cancer voter passes away on Taiwan's Election Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The terminally ill cancer patient who had hoped to live long enough to vote in Taiwan's elections passed away on the morning of Election Day ( (Jan. 11). This Leuke...

Conspiracy theories swirl online in Taiwan after Black Hawk crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Conspiracy theories have begun to swirl on Taiwanese social media in the wake of the deadly crash of a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter on Thursday (Jan. 2), prompting a Taiwa...

South Korean professor ordered to pay NT$800,000 in damages for sexually harassing Taiwanese students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A South Korean professor at National Chengchi University (NCCU), who was convicted of sexual harassment last year, has been ordered to pay a fine of NT$800,000 (US$26,000)...

Slow Yang charged with spurring suicide of Taiwanese diplomat in Japan with fake news

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese influencer and an internet troll have been charged with spreading fake news about the director of Taiwan's representative office in Osaka, Japan, which ult...

Han's wife claims Taiwan's grade schools teach about anal sex, orgasms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) wife on Monday (Nov. 11) claimed she had evidence that elementary school students are being taught about &...

Nat'l Taiwan University students all receive performance grades of 87%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Students and faculty from National Taiwan University (NTU) noticed on Tuesday (Nov. 5) that the performance grades for all students past and present have been changed to 8...

Hong Kong government seeks to censor internet comments after mask ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong’s High Court on Thursday night (Oct. 31) agreed to a request from the special administrative region’s Department of Justice to issue an interim injun...

Han compares Taiwan-China ties to 'bastard and daddy relationship'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a stunningly poor choice of words, Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) described relations between Taiwan and China as a "bastard and daddy re...

KMT claims 100,000 attend Han rally in S. Taiwan, netizen estimates 10,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although the Kuomintang (KMT) party claims that 100,000 Han fans attended a campaign rally for presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Saturday (Oct. 19), based on phot...

Mini-flood at Taiwan Taoyuan Airport's Food Street

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The floor of the B2 Food Street in Taoyuan International Airport’s Terminal 2 was momentarily inundated with water at around 6:00 a.m. on Saturday (Oct. 19). The ...

Masks of Chinese mobile game characters removed to ‘maintain harmony’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The mobile game Shining Nikki (閃耀暖暖) created by Paper Games, a Chinese company, has removed masks from its characters, prompting users to link this to Hong Kong's anti...

Hong Kong, Chinese students brawl at Taipei university

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The ongoing social unrest in Hong Kong is beginning to impact university campuses in Taiwan, manifesting in a recent attack in which a Chinese student choked a student fro...