Taiwan to attract R&D investment by foreign memory chip makers: Bloomberg

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government plans to spend NT$10 billion (US$335 million) to persuade foreign memory chip makers to open research and development facilities in Taiwan, the Bloomberg ne...

Taiwan's AIDC conducts runway test for Brave Eagle jet trainer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Brave Eagle advanced jet trainer (AJT), designed by Taiwan's state-owned Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC), completed its first runway taxiing test...

73% of Taiwanese do not consider Chinese government a 'friend'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new public opinion poll has found that 73 percent of Taiwanese do not consider the Chinese government a "friend" of Taiwan, while 77 percent support the pro-de...

Han Kuo-yu manipulates democracy to avoid recall vote humiliation

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — This time last week there was torrential rain in Kaohsiung and large areas of the city were underwater. Torrential rains are not unusual in the tropical south of Tai...

Taiwan's Coast Guard inaugurates its largest ship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Coast Guard on Tuesday (June 2) morning held a ship launching ceremony for the largest frigate it has ever had in its fleet. The 4,000-ton frigate (CG-50...

Foreign ARC holders can also use Taiwan's stimulus vouchers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In addition to Taiwanese citizens, foreigners who hold Alien Residence Certificates (ARCs) will also be able to utilize stimulus vouchers, which the government will make a...

Kaohsiung mayor first special municipality chief to face recall vote

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) will face a recall vote on June 6, nearly 18 months after he began his four-year term at the end of December 2018. The mayor of the southern city, the third largest...

Court case opens over allegations surrounding Taiwan president’s LSE Ph.D.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The judge in the opening of the court trial centering on allegations that President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) Ph.D. degree from the London School of Economics and Politic...

Trump's tough stance on China presents opportunity for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Trump on Friday (May 29) heavily criticized the World Health Organization (WHO) for being contaminated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and announced that th...

Taiwan's president visits Causeway Bay Bookstore to support Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday (May 29) visited Causeway Bay Bookstore in Taipei, which was re-opened by its founder Lam Wing-kee (林榮基) in April, to show support f...

Taiwan premier says new law not needed for Hong Kong refugees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Friday (May 29) promised the Taiwan government would provide all necessary assistance to Hong Kong refugees based on existing legislation a...

Taiwan legislature condemns China's Hong Kong security law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s legislature has strongly condemned the passing of a draft of a contentious security law by China's National People's Congress on Thursday (May 28), ...

Hong Kong student opposes demand for Taiwan to lower immigration bar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As more Hongkongers seek asylum in Taiwan due to Beijing's growing control in the special administrative region, a Hong Kong student has decided to explain on social m...

Breaking News: China passes draconian Hong Kong security law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's rubber-stamp legislature the National People's Congress (NPC) on Thursday afternoon (May 28) passed a new heavy-handed security law to crush dissent in Hon...

Taiwan official reaffirms determination to help Hong Kong people

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) has laid out the principles for the government's proposed plan to help Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters, saying the ministry...