New Taiwan premier to keep old economics team: senior political source

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's new premier, Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌), will be keeping on the economics and finance team from the previous Cabinet, but will make changes in other ministries and departments, ...

Taiwan Cabinet scraps 2025 nuclear-free target

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Cabinet today announced that in accordance with the results of Proposition No. 16 passed in the nine-in-one elections on Nov. 24, it has agreed to abolish the goal it had p...

3 Taiwanese ministers resign in wake of DPP's landslide election loss

Taipei, Dec. 1 (CNA) The resignations of Taiwan's environmental, transportation, and agricultural ministers have been approved a week after the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was badly ...

Restored waterway breathes fresh air into downtown Taichung, Taiwan

TAICHUNG (Taiwan Today) -- A two-year restoration project on a forgotten canal has transformed downtown Taichung City, delighting visitors from home and abroad.   Xinsheng Green Waterway in the...

Transitional Justice Commission vice chairman resigns

Taipei, Sept. 12 (CNA) Chang Tien-chin (張天欽), vice chairman of the Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) under the Executive Yuan, has resigned over remarks that he made in an internal meeting last mo...

Taiwan to make English an official second language next year: Premier Lai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will adopt a top-down approach to promoting bilingualism centered on Chinese and English as soon as next year in a bid to boost international competitiveness, said ...

Flooded households to receive NT$20,000 payment: premier

Taipei, Aug. 25 (CNA) Each household affected by flooding will receive a relief payment of NT$20,000 (US$652) from the government, Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德) said Saturday in the wake of a tropical de...

Taiwan's Premier calls for public awareness of China's 'real intention'

Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德) said Wednesday the public needs to be aware that the "real intention" behind China's efforts to pressure Taiwan is annexation. In an exclusive interview wit...

China's pressuring will only make Taiwan stronger: Premier Lai

Taipei, July 27 (CNA) China's pressuring of Taiwan is not conducive to cross-Taiwan Strait relations and will only make Taiwan stronger and more united, Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德) said F...

Cabinet accelerates offshore wind farm development in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- The government is sparing no effort in advancing offshore wind farm development through such measures as streamlining approval processes, strengthening oversight of support in...

Talent cultivation program boosts Taiwan-NSP country exchanges

(Taiwan Today) The talent cultivation program implemented by the Ministry of Education in support of the New Southbound Policy is boosting exchanges between Taiwan and NSP countries, according to Prem...

Taiwan beats annual target for enrollment of Southeast Asian students

The number of enrollments in Taiwan's tertiary institutions by Southeast Asian students in academic year 2017-2018 was more than 41,000, higher than the government's target of 40,300, Acting M...

Taiwan Premier unveils development plan for financial sector

TAIPEI (CNA) - Premier Lai Ching-te said Thursday the government will roll out an action plan for the development of the financial industry with the aim of bringing at least another 100 comp...

Taiwan launches Transitional Justice Promotion Committee

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A Transitional Justice Commission, tasked with uncovering Taiwan's history of political repression during its martial law period, was formally launched Thursday at a ceremony atten...

China's bullying of Taiwan shows it has developed infantilism: NTNU scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --The Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) provocative military flights around Taiwan, its theft of former diplomatic ally the Dominican Republic and its blocking of Taiwan...