Same-sex marriage decades away in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Same-sex marriage will not be legalized in China for at least another 10 years, an LGBT rights advocate said on Thursday (May 30). Beijing on Wednesday announced it wil...

US condemns China's crackdown on activists ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s crackdown on activists seeking to commemorate victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre “couldn’t be more troubling,” the U.S. State De...

Taipei Mayor reiterates claim Taiwan and China are ‘one family’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) reiterated his claim that “the two sides of the Taiwan strait are one family” during a television interview on Tuesday (May 28). ...

Huawei subsidiary only company in Taiwan added to US blacklist: Bureau of Foreign Trade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Economic Affairs’ (MOE) Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) clarified on Tuesday (May 28) that only one business operating in Taiwan—a Huawei Techno...

Taiwan contains lowest percentage of citizens living below poverty line in Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan proportionally contains less people living in poverty than any other country in Asia, according to statistics obtained by an independent research center in the Unit...

Thailand considering tourist tax for foreign visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Authorities in Thailand are considering introducing a “tourist tax” to help improve local attractions and cover insurance for foreign visitors. The idea was...

Ting Shou-chung to appeal 2018 Taipei mayoral election result again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Kuomintang (KMT) legislator Ting Shou-chung (丁守中), who lost Taipei’s 2018 municipal election to Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), announced on Saturday (May 25) that he ...

Peruvian Congressman awarded Friendship Medal for supporting Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Peruvian Congressman Luis Galaretta was on Friday (May 24) awarded a Friendship Medal of Diplomacy to honor his efforts in sustaining positive relations with Taiwan. Mi...

Southern Taiwan's Orchid Island to host pig-catching contest in September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Orchid Island (蘭嶼) in Taitung County will host a hog-catching contest in an attempt to reduce its population of wild pigs, which are causing havoc for local residents. ...

El Salvador could restore diplomatic relations with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Vice President of El Salvador Felix Ulloa has said the country would not relinquish the possibility of reinstating diplomatic relations with Taiwan. In an interview...

New Southbound Policy bearing fruit, says Taiwan trade office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of people from “New Southbound” countries residing in Taiwan has increased by 60 percent since 2016, according to the Executive Yuan’s Office ...

New marriage certificates will not contain words 'same-sex,' confirms Taiwan legislator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New marriage certificates to appear on the Ministry of the Interior’s website will not contain the words “same-sex,” legislator Kolas Yotaka reassured a ...

Canada does U-turn on garbage shipped to Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Canada has agreed to retrieve tons of refuse it shipped to the Philippines between 2013-2014. Canada's federal environment minister Catherine McKenna announced on W...

Criticism of Taiwan’s exclusion from WHA ramps up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More allies and like-minded countries signaled their support for Taiwan’s inclusion at the annual World Health Assembly (WHA) on the third day of this year’s s...

Su Tseng-chang calls on Foxconn tycoon to invest in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Offering up suggestions is better than insults, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said on Tuesday (May 21) in response to Foxconn tycoon Terry Gou’s (郭台銘) criticism of th...