New Taipei commits to being coal-free by 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Deputy Mayor of New Taipei City Hsieh Cheng-ta (謝政達) announced on Thursday (Nov. 14) that the special municipality would be the first city in Taiwan to become coal-free. ...

UK to impose sanctions on Hong Kong human rights offenders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The UK Foreign Office’s Minister for Asia and the Pacific, Heather Wheeler, has stated in a letter that the UK government would impose sanctions on officials or indi...

66 new fighter jets to arrive in Taiwan by 2026

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Tuesday (Nov. 12) reported on the budget for the country's acquisition of 66 F-16V Block 70/72 fighter aircraft at the Leg...

Taiwan presidential candidates to wear state-of-the-art bulletproof vests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Candidates in Taiwan’s general presidential election will be provided with state-of-the-art bulletproof vests, according to the head of the National Security Bureau ...

President of Czech senate to visit Taiwan next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite opposition from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), President of the Czech Senate Jaroslav Kubera said in a recent interview that he will visit Taiwan next year as ...

Taipei-Prague sister city agreement wording unchanged

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The sister-city agreement between Taipei and the Czech capital of Prague has been returned to Taipei City Council (TCC) for review with the “City of Taipei, Taiwan&r...

Foreign domestic helpers being radicalized by IS

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), an Indonesian think-tank, says the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS) is recruiting Indonesian domestic helper...

KMT support among Taiwan businesspeople in China may be dwindling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese businesspeople based in China are a “diminishing force” in terms of support for the Kuomintang (KMT), according to a report in Hong Kong’s Sout...

Report finds Chinese meddling in UK universities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The British Foreign Affairs Select Committee has issued a report warning the Chinese government has infiltrated British university campuses to try to control criticism of ...

Former S Korea president angers Koreans by playing golf

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A leaked video of former South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan on a golf course has angered the country's citizens. The video was made public on Friday (Nov. 8) by L...

China's consumer price index increase highest since 2012

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Bureau of Statistics of China on Saturday (Nov. 9) announced the country's Consumer Price Index (CPI) for October, with an unexpected annual growth rate o...

Thousands oppose mining application in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Water Source Conservation Anti-Mining Action Alliance was formally established on Friday (Nov. 8) in Yilan City, with 25,000 people signing up to protect the northeast...

Former Taipei mayor Eric Chu drops tragic music video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taipei mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) released a music video on Monday (Nov. 3) that has received mixed reviews from netizens. The former chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) ...

Bill Gates defends Huawei in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, on Wednesday (Nov. 6) called on the U.S. and China not to be “paranoid” but rather to trust each other and make good use ...

‘Beautiful’ robot to speak English with students in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An AI with female features will be holding an educational discussion with students in Kaohsiung on Wednesday (Nov. 6). Sophia was the world’s first robot to be ac...