Taiwan electricity reserves enough to meet demands of returning firms: Premier Su

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s electricity reserve margin will reach 15 percent over the next two years, said Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌). This not only means ample supply for regular...

Majority of Kaohsiung citizens would not support Han Kuo-yu presidential bid: Wang Jin-pyng

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The majority of citizens in the southern city of Kaohsiung would not support current mayor Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) 2020 bid for presidency, according to Kuomintang (KMT) ...

Taiwan's investment environment flourishing, says President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s investment environment has improved over the past two or three years thanks to the hard work of the Premier and the administration, President Tsai Ing-wen s...

More countries call for Taiwan to join the World Health Assembly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three more countries have joined the call for Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Assembly (WHA). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Friday (May 17)...

Taiwan becomes first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has become the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage after 66 of 93 present legislators on Friday (May 17) voted in favor of four key articles guarant...

Political parties in Taiwan line up for battle over same-sex marriage bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislators are bracing for conflict on Friday (May 17) when it is to be decided which of three same-sex marriage bills will be enacted into law. Democratic Progress Pa...

New enterprise to address growing waste problem in Vietnam recognized at Taiwan summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vietnamese enterprise mGreen won a Biosphere Sustainability award at the 2019 Asia Pacific Social Enterprise Summit for its unique initiative that encourages citizens to s...

Interview: Hong Kong Social Enterprise Business Center

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hong Kong Social Enterprise Business Center (HKSEBC) connects social service providers with funders to bring to life ideas on how to make society a better place. Th...

Singaporean cleaning firm Spic & Span provides career progression opportunities for the disadvantaged

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Spic & Span is a cleaning firm with a difference, placing social outreach at the core of its operations. The company hires disadvantaged workers that face difficult...

Indonesian sustainable village project wins grand prize at social enterprise forum in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The unique approach of addressing civil society issues with design ingenuity won an Indonesian social enterprise organization the Grand Jury prize at this year’s Asi...

Taiwan to see temperatures hit 35 degrees over next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is to experience summer-like weather from Sunday (May 12) through next week as temperatures hit 35-degree highs in some regions, according to the Central Weather Bu...

2 killed, 4 injured in 4-car collision in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two people were killed in a major car incident in northern Taiwan’s Hsinchu County on Saturday evening (May 11). Four vehicles collided on the Zhunan South Road s...

US to impose tariffs on US$200 billion of Chinese goods

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite recent reports that suggested the United States and China had reached a critical juncture in negotiations to end the ongoing trade war, U.S. President Donald Trump...

Bill to remove statute of limitations passes third reading in Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bill to remove the 30-year statute of limitations on crimes that result in death passed its third reading in the Legislative Yuan today (Friday, May 10). According to...

China employing ‘soft’ measures to eliminate mosques

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — State oppression is surging in China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region, while religious monuments and sanctuaries are being demolished elsewhere in the country. The Chine...