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Taiwanese explores AI to find girl missing 14 years ago

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese individual leveraged AI tools to generate the portrait of a 17-year-old teenager that might resemble the look today of a 3-year-old girl who went missing durin...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan's first snow in Year of the Dragon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Yushan continued to experience snow due to the latest strong cold air mass. Temperatures fell to 14 C in Taipei, 13 C in Taoyuan, and 15 C in Taichung during the daytim...

Taiwan's envoy to India vows to build 'Taiwan Town' in Delhi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s representative to India said on Friday (Feb. 9) that a special zone is being planned to lure more Taiwanese businesses to invest in the world's fifth-la...

Taiwan FDA says no pork growth additive found in nationwide testing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) said on Saturday (Feb. 10) that no beta-agonists have been detected in the latest round of nationwide random tests. Fol...

Serpent handle found in northern Taiwan last year could be 4,000 years old

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A snake-shaped piece of art discovered in 2023 by a Tsing Hua University archaeological team said on Friday (Feb. 9) that it is around 4,000 years old. The piece was ex...

Man arrested in Taichung for vandalism at PXMart, Carrefour 'to get more IG followers'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man who goes by "James" on Instagram (IG) was arrested in Taichung City on Monday (Jan. 29) for a video in which he opened bags of cookies and drinks while in ...

Taiwan's KMT struggles to give red envelopes to party workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) said on Saturday (Jan. 27) that the party will hand out a red envelope with NT$8,000 to reward party members for their hard work o...

Over 230 home developers filed for bankruptcy in China last year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An estimated 233 home developers in China filed for bankruptcy last year, according to the China Real Estate Association. The highest number of bankruptcies was in Zhej...

Taiwan's 'Culture Points' and where you can use them

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's cultural ministry started distributing "Culture Points" worth NT$1,200 (US$38) to youths from Jan. 20, though rules to counter abuse have also been ...

Taiwan fears ties will be cut after Tuvalu election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan-friendly Tuvalu Prime Minister Kausea Natano lost his parliamentary seat in Friday's (Jan. 26) election, dampening prospects for continuing diplomatic ties betw...

Taiwan's legislative speaker says congressional exchanges have broken China's 'diplomatic blockade'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) said Taiwan has broken China's "diplomatic blockade" because of congressional exchanges. In an interview with Nikkei ...

Taiwan People's Party calls for reinvestigation of TV network scandals before Lai's inauguration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The newly elected legislators of the Taiwan People's Party (TPP) urged the National Communication Commission (NCC) to quickly re-examine controversial cases relating t...

TSMC futures after-hour trading available from next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Single stock futures trading of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will be available for night trading sessions after Monday (Jan. 22). In Taiwan, the tr...

Ex-DPP Chair Shih Ming-teh, who promoted ‘Kinmen, Matsu Peace Zone,’ passes away at 83

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chair Shih Ming-teh (施明德) passed away on Monday (Jan. 15), his family confirmed. Shih suffered from liver cancer in recent yea...

New Taiwan VP Hsiao Bi-khim knows US politics well, says William Stanton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The vice president and the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Lai Ching-te (賴清德) has declared victory in Taiwan's presidential race, whil...