Azar meets with Taiwan President Tsai on breakthrough visit

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday during the highest-level visit by an American Cabinet official since the br...

New Taiwan passport design up for public vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Voting is now underway on a New Power Party (NPP) website for a series of new Taiwanese passport cover designs, which either minimize or entirely eliminate any mention of ...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan NT$1,000 bill vs. real Yushan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photographer captured this image matching an illustration of Yushan's main peak on the NT$1,000 (US$34) note with the real thing. Last week, Reddit user IB-45 cap...

Taiwan's Presidential Office Building light show wins Red Dot Design Award

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's 2019 National Day projection mapping show displayed on the Presidential Office Building has won the 2020 Red Dot Design Award. The General Association of C...

Taiwan Presidential Office reopens to public

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Presidential Office on Saturday (June 27) reopened its exhibition space to the public, allowing visitors to interact with a virtual President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文)...

Chinese military uses model of N. Taiwan city government building for drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese military has built a full-scale model of the Keelung City Government building for use during its drills, reports said Thursday (June 4). Over the past few y...

Taiwan presidential inauguration concert is going virtual

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The presidential inauguration concert, organized by the General Association of Chinese Culture (GACC), will be broadcast online this year due to the Wuhan coronavirus pand...

Chen Chien-jen becomes Taiwan's first vice president to give up pension

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following his announcement Wednesday (May 13) that he would return to Academia Sinica after leaving office next week, Vice President Chen Chien-Jen (陳建仁) became the island...

Tsai pledges reforms in letter to widow of murder victim in central Taiwan

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has vowed to strengthen Taiwan's psychiatric care services while offering her condolences to the widow of a Taichung dentist murdered by a man with a history of mental...

Taiwan president’s inaugural speech to take coronavirus as starting point

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Presidential Office will reveal more details about the plans for President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) May 20 inauguration at a news conference scheduled for Monday (Ma...

Taiwan president's inauguration to be scaled down due to coronavirus concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Presidential Office said on Wednesday (May 6) that the president’s inauguration on May 20 would be scaled down in light of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pan...

Taiwan Presidential Office arranges off-site workplaces amid coronavirus concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Presidential Office has arranged off-site workplaces as part of its precautions against the coronavirus (COVID-19), which has infected 376 people across the island nat...

Next 14 days are critical for Taiwan's Wuhan virus battle: Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday (March 19) said the next 14 days will be critical in Taiwan's efforts to contain the second wave of the Wuhan coronavirus (COV...

Taiwan Presidential Office building steps up precautions against coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Presidential Office has stepped up precautions against the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the SARS-like disease that has sickened more than 90,000 people ...

Taiwan president predicts 4.2 million surgical masks per day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the end of the Lunar New Year holiday, manufacturers will soon turn out 4.2 million surgical masks per day to meet surging demand in the wake of the coronavirus ...