Taiwan aerospace industry looking up: president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) visited the APEX flight academy in Taitung County (臺東縣), and expressed her hope that the academy can continue to grow into a place wher...

Taipei Zoo animals treated to Mid-Autumn Festival feast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival, animals at Taipei Zoo were treated to a feast of pomelos and specially-made mooncakes on Sept. 24. Mooncakes were given to member...

Taiwan’s BAF, Carlo Ratti win design for new National Taiwan Library

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A collaboration between Taiwan's Bio-architecture Formosana (BAF) and Italy's Carlo Ratti Associati won the international design competition for the southern branc...

Photo story: Mid-Autumn Festival celebrated across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Mid-Autumn Festival, one of Taiwan's most significant occasions was enjoyed by many across Taiwan on Sept. 24, with barbecues, delicacies, and celebrations with fr...

61 year old Taiwanese man wins ‘most beautiful bay’ swimming race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – 61 year old Taiwanese man Chu Ming-chuan (朱明全) won the men's 5000m open water swim during the "2018 Most Beautiful Bay Carnival" by the minute margin of 0.08...

Giraffe at Taiwan’s Wanpi World Safari Zoo dies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 7 year old male giraffe named "Hsiao-shun" (宵順) died at Wanpi World Safari Zoo (頑皮世界野生動物園) in Tainan City (臺南市) on Sept. 23, reported CNA. The cause of deat...

Taiwan takes India to WTO over solar cell tariff

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan has initiated a consultation process under the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Agreement on Safeguards due to India's 25 percent import tax on solar cells,...

Rally to support Taiwan UN bid held in New York City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The annual "Taiwan for U.N." (台灣加入聯合國大遊行) rally was held in New York City, U.S. on Sept. 23, with around 500 protestors calling for Taiwan to join the United Nat...

Trami intensifies into typhoon, may affect Taiwan next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tropical storm Trami (潭美), which is currently situated to the southeast of Taiwan in the Philippine Sea, developed into a typhoon on Sept. 23, and has potential to affect ...

Sculpture from Taipei 101 cable takes place in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Disused steel elevator cable from Taipei 101 has been reborn as a contemporary sculpture by Taiwanese artist Kang Mu-hsiang (康木祥), and has taken place in Washington, D.C.,...

Nicaragua, Paraguay reaffirm Taiwan friendship and diplomatic ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The ambassadors to the U.S. of both Nicaragua and Paraguay recommitted to formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan and expressed hope for future strengthening of relations ...

Breaking News: Vietnam President dies after illness: state media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang has died due to illness, Vietnam state television said on Sept. 21. Quang suffered from an unspecified serious illness and had sought m...

Taiwan’s August exports reach new record, up 7.1% YoY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's August export orders increased at an annual rate of 8.4 percent, due to strong demand in electronics, machinery, and chemicals, the Ministry of Economic Affai...

US boosts cyber capability, may support Taiwan: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. President Donald Trump signed the National Cyber Strategy on Sept. 20, to boost the nation's offensive cyber capability as U.S. networks become increasingly vulne...

Taiwan President reaffirms nuclear-free pledge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) reaffirmed the government's pledge to make the nation nuclear-free by 2025, and said plans to this end were going well, during a me...