Taiwan tycoon’s son rejected as chairman of Nan Shan Life Insurance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 36-year-old son of tycoon Samuel Yin (尹衍樑) was too inexperienced to take the position of chairman at Nan Shan Life Insurance Co., Ltd., the Financial Supervisory Commi...

Designer of Taiwan's Tang Prize certificates inspired by poet Robert Frost

TAIPEI (CNA) - Irma Boom, designer of this year's Tang Prize certificates, said Saturday that she was inspired by American poet Robert Frost in the creation of her work, through which she tries to...

10 surprising facts about Taiwan: Telegraph

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Telegraph last Wednesday (March 28) released a list of 10 surprising facts about the Taiwan many in the West may not be aware of. In its list titled "Top 10 | Thin...

Taiwan fines RT-Mart supermarket NT$3.5 million for causing toilet paper panic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Fair Trade Commission (FTC, 公平會) said Wednesday it was fining supermarket chain RT-Mart (大潤發) NT$3.5 million (US$119,800) for the false announcement of price hikes for...

35 Taiwan tycoons listed on Forbes' World Billionaires list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Forbes has released its annual World's Billionaires list on Tuesday, with 35 of Taiwan's wealthiest tycoons in the list, including Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘), who ...

Taiwan headline news

Taipei, Nov. 21 -- The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Tuesday are as follows: @United Daily News: Merkel in unprecedented political crisis @China Times: Navy fails to explain four suspi...

Former US vice president visits Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Vice President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore is visiting Taiwan at the invitation of Gogoro, the Taiwan-based electric scooter manufactu...

Taiwan’s Gogoro raises NT$9 billion in third round of financing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After successfully launching its second-generation Smartscooter late in May in Taiwan, electric scooter manufacturer Gogoro announced September 20 that it had raised NT$9 ...

Forbes names Terry Gou richest man in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Terry Gou (郭台銘), Chairman of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., has been named the richest person in Taiwan by Forbes. Forbes released its 2017 list of billionaires Monday...

NPM exhibition highlights nature in Chinese art

An ongoing exhibition at the National Palace Museum (NPM) shows how ancient Chinese observed and interacted with nature and their surroundings, the Tang Prize Foundation, which is co-organizi...

Tang Prize exhibition moves to Kaohsiung

Taipei, Oct. 7 (CNA) The Glory of the Tang Prize: Laureate and Design Exhibition moved to Kaohsiung on Friday after a month-long show in Taipei. The exhibition will be on show until Nov. 6 ...

Mega ex-chair detained over Ruentex loan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Mega Financial Holding Chairman McKinney Tsai was ordered detained Wednesday over allegedly illegal loans to the Ruentex Group. The approval of the prosecutors’ request...

Mega case escalates in new direction

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Prosecutors on Tuesday applied for the detention of former Mega Financial Holding Chairman McKinney Tsai following the overnight questioning of tycoon Samuel Yin, while seven go...

President meets Tang Prize winners

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has met with winners of this year's Tang Prize -- known as the Asian Nobel Prize -- and their representatives over the past two days to exchange experiences ahead of this ...

More Tang Prize winners arrive in Taiwan

Chinese American biologist Feng Zhang (張鋒) and Rachel E. Chung (鄭義靜), a protégé of United States professor William Theodore de Bary (狄培理), arrived in Taiwan Thursday for this year's Tang Prize award c...