Taiwan government to roll out free HPV vaccinations from the end of this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government is to roll out free HPV vaccinations for girls in junior high school from the end of this year. According to a report from CNA, the national health servi...

Taiwan’s first-ever queer indigenous festival to take place tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of referendum defeats during last month’s nine-in-one elections, Adju Festival, which takes place tomorrow (Dec. 15) in Pingtung County (屏東縣), aims to be...

Defense think tank: Taiwan must strengthen own military as threats from China loom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Institute for National Defense and Security Research published its first ever batch of annual reports, recommending the state heightens military strength, a...

Taipei City Mayor vote recount concludes with no signs of foul play

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The ballot recount for Taipei City mayor ended at around 4.30 p.m. today, and there were no signs the vote had been rigged, according to a lawyer of Ko Wen-je (柯文哲). Li...

Taiwanese expats extend charitable relief to homeless in Brazil

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese expatriates in Brazil donated an enormous 1,200 food baskets to São Paulo homeless charity Casa Belém in a ceremony on Dec. 9. CNA reports that ...

Pioneering Taiwanese LGBT filmmaker dies aged 51

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Documentary director and author Mickey Chen (陳俊志) was found dead at his home yesterday (Dec. 10). A relative confirmed his death, age 51, on Facebook in the evening. Ch...

Tsai to meet with 6 newly-elected Taiwanese mayors before official inaugurations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen is currently arranging to meet with six newly-elected mayors in the upcoming weeks. CNA reports that Tsai will meet with Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je (...

New 24-hour trash disposal and recycling machine being trialed in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new 24-hour trash collection service is currently being trialed in a central Taipei district. Thanks largely to the country’s illustrious garbage collection sys...

Ko Wen-je says ‘nuclear food’ ban unreasonable, KMT official: Ko ‘lacks empathy’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and KMT official Tang Te-ming (唐德明) have come to heads over the ban on food imports from Japan’s Fukushima and surrounding prefectu...

Huawei CFO fights for bail after being admitted to hospital due to hypertension

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. Meng Wanzhou, who is currently being held in Canada, is seeking bail due to health concerns. Canadian auth...

Taiwan smart machinery showcased to Indonesian officials at Manufacturing Indonesia 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan news) — Manufacturing Indonesia 2018 began yesterday, where the smart mechanical solutions promoted by a multitude of Taiwanese manufacturers allured local industry and media atte...

Liberal International expresses concern over China's imposition on freedom and democracy in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A prominent voice in the international community of liberal nations has resolved that Taiwan is victim to an increasing amount of threats from autocratic entities. The ...

Couple sentenced for abuse and death of 7 year old child

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man and woman have been sentenced to 12 and a half years and ten and a half years, respectively, for the death of a seven-year-old child. The Supreme Court today (Dec...

China likely behind Marriott Hotel hacking scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Investigators have found clues to suggest China is behind the massive hacking scandal over the Marriott Hotel system database that was discovered late November. Accordi...

MoE: Taiwan university and college departments closing due to declining birth rates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to statistics provided by the Ministry of Education (MoE), a total of 172 courses across colleges and universities throughout Taiwan will be suspended in 2019 du...