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Japan to donate more COVID-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan announced Friday (Oct. 15) that it will donate more doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Taiwan as part of its free vaccine-sharing initiative for Southeast ...

NASA Hackathon Taipei #SpaceApps challenge winners unveiled

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Winning teams from one of the most anticipated space apps challenges in Taiwan were unveiled on Thursday (Oct. 14), with initiatives this year set to solve social and envi...

Taiwan envoy to US meets senior State Department official, brings souvenir

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's representative to the United States Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) on Wednesday (Oct. 13) met with newly-appointed Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacifi...

Taiwan TDCC speaks on IR platform at ESG investing summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan Depository & Clearing Corporation (TDCC) manager recently spoke about environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing and the TDCC's evolving invest...

Taiwan president's National Day speech: 'No reckless behavior, no compromise on sovereignty'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will reiterate her administration's determination to boost Taiwan's self-defense forces and maintain regional peace, in her National D...

Taiwan's public workers set for possible pay rise of over 3%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Just days after Taiwan labor department's announcement of a decision to raise the country's monthly and minimum wages by 5% in 2022, a cabinet official said a 3% w...

Palau approves Taiwan-made COVID vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Palau's health ministry said it is adding Taiwan's domestically produced Medigen COVID vaccine to its list of approved shots on Thursday (Oct. 7). Palau Preside...

Taiwan’s DPP outpolls other parties in favorability, while KMT sinks into gloom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A recent poll shows that the affection of Taiwanese for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has dwindled over the past year as measured by the “feeling the...

Ko Wen-je does not rule out a virtual Taipei-Shanghai City Forum this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan People's Party (TPP) Chairman and Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) expressed his hope on Saturday (Oct. 2) that the annual Taipei-Shanghai City Forum could be conve...

2 large Taiwanese financial institutions vote to merge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan-based China Development Financial Holding Corp. shareholders on Friday (Oct. 1) voted to acquire Taiwan-based insurer China Life, making it the second-largest finan...

Hsiao Bi-khim: Taiwan Strait security matters to Indo-Pacific region

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a lecture to American political scientists and security experts, Taiwan representative to the U.S. Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) elaborated on how important Taiwan is to the U.S....

Mike Pompeo denies claims of 'secret phone calls' to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has denied knowledge of two supposedly secret phone calls to Chinese General Li Zuocheng — as claimed by U.S. General Mark...

Taiwan's economy minister speaks on IC trade secret request from US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's economy minister reiterated on Friday (Oct. 1) that the IC (integrated circuit) trade secret disclosure request from the White House was voluntary in nature, ...

Taiwan's National Women's League may have to pay NT$1 million a month compensation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Women's League (NWL) will be asked to pay NT$1 million (US$36,000) per month for refusing to move out of its headquarters in Taipei, as eviction proceedin...

TSMC sacks 7 employees over insider trading: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Days after Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s (TSMC) internal announcement that it was terminating seven employees for "violating the company's co...