Schultz launches Midwest tour, says he'd win with GOP votes

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz launched a heartland tour in reliably GOP Kansas on Tuesday, saying he can win the presidential race as an independent candidate by drawing mu...

Australia and Taiwan share common values: envoy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Australia’s top envoy to Taiwan, Gary Cowan, said that Australia and Taiwan share common values and a deepening relationship during an event in Taipei on Jan. 23, re...

Google announces first Asia green energy project in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. technology giant Google announced its first green energy project in Asia yesterday, with the company set to partially power its data center in Changhua County with so...

Taiwan’s 2018 unemployment rate lowest in 18 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s annual rate of unemployment for 2018 of 3.71 percent was the lowest the nation has seen in 18 years, reported CNA. The Directorate General of Budget, Acc...

Taiwan sets cabbage price floor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Council of Agriculture (COA) announced yesterday a price guarantee system for cabbages, where the minimum price will be set at NT$6 (SU$0.19) per kilogram. The sche...

Taiwanese entertainer condemned for assaulting Minister of Culture over national monument plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Minister of Culture, Cheng Li-chun (鄭麗君), was slapped in the face by entertainer Cheng Hui-chung (鄭惠中) at a function in Taipei on Jan. 22, reported CNA. ...

Taiwan to announce energy policy reform by end of month: minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Minister of Economic Affaris Shen Jong-chin (沈榮津) said that reforms to the nation’s energy policy will be announced before the end of January, reporte...

Taiwan-US 'family bond' opinion piece now available in 11 languages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Opinion piece “Taiwan-US 'family bond' is Taiwan’s past and future” by the President of the Taiwan Association for China Human Rights, Yang Sen-h...

Taiwan plans charter flight between Hualien and central Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Representatives from Taiwan’s Hualien County and Japan’s Niigata Prefecture met in Hualien today, to further coordinate cooperation and plan a regular charter ...

Taiwan rejects ‘one-China principle' as support for independence rises: poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation (TPOF, 台灣民意基金會) released the results of their newest survey today, revealing that only 25 percent of the Taiwanese public support t...

Taiwan to host 2020 Olympics baseball qualifier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) announced today that Taiwan has been awarded the right to host the last baseball qualifying round ahead of the 2020 Tokyo ...

Taiwan arrests suspected organizers of missing Vietnamese tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s National Immigration Agency (NIA) announced today that they have arrested seven people suspected of devising the plan for 152 Vietnamese tourists to go miss...

'I am proud to be Taiwanese-American' says US presidential candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. presidential hopeful Andrew Yang said he is “proud to be Taiwanese-American” during a speech in California on Jan. 19, reported CNA. Yang, who is the D...

Taiwanese 'bikini climber' dies after mountain fall in Nantou County

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese self-described “bikini climber” GiGi Wu (吳季芸) died from injuries sustained from a fall in Nantou County today, reports suggest. Rescue services lo...

Taiwan set for cold start to the week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is set for a cold start to the week, with a strong continental air mass expected to reduce temperatures from Jan. 21 to Jan. 23, reported CNA. The temperature co...