Poll: 54% of Taiwanese unconcerned about US-Taiwan relations if Biden wins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As former Vice President Joe Biden continues to lead U.S. President Donald Trump in the polls a week before the election, a new survey released on Tuesday (Oct. 27) shows ...

China announces sanctions on US individuals, entities involved in arms deal to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese government announced on Monday (Oct. 26) that it will impose sanctions on American individuals and entities involved in a high-profile advanced arms sale to Ta...

China launches first 'chip school' as talent shortage facing semiconductor industry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has opened a school in Nanjing serving as the country's first academy of semiconductor studies to nurture chip talent in order to reduce its reliance on chip imp...

Former Taiwanese major general doubts nation's defense capabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A retired high-level military official told Chinese media that Taiwan's military would not be able to react if its Data Link radar system was attacked by China, two we...

Taiwan stands out by favoring Trump, survey shows

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Local media call U.S. President Donald Trump the "most Taiwan friendly U.S. president in history," and a poll backs this up by showing Taiwanese uniquely favor T...

Taiwan telecom providers offer special deals on iPhone 12 pre-orders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will be released for pre-order Friday night (Oct. 16) at 8 p.m. Taiwan time, with special offers available for those who order them before ...

Taiwan Futures Exchange poised to set new record in trading volume in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) on Monday (Oct. 12) said it will have another record-breaking year in 2020. In 2018, a record high of 380 million futures contracts...

Two Chinese warplanes approach Taiwan-held disputed islands on eve of national day

UPDATE 8:30 p.m. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Y-8 and a Y-9 anti-submarine aircraft from China's People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) approached the Taiwanese-held Dongsha Islands (...

Explore east coast of Taiwan by bike during Double Ten holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Domestic tourism in Taiwan is thriving as tourists are avoiding overseas travel during the coronavirus pandemic, and a bike tour in Taitung has become the latest buzzword ...

Scholar: Taiwan's new eID a juicy target for Chinese hackers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Taiwanese government proudly presents its new electronic national identification cards (eID), a prominent engineering professor has lambasted the project as an infr...

Eva Air rolls out charter service amid pandemic downturn

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As passenger demand for air travel shrank by nearly 75 percent for the first half of the year amid the pandemic, a Taiwanese air carrier is offering private charter servic...

Six of China's largest semiconductor projects now halted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The leading Chinese chipmaker confirmed the rumor on Sunday (Oct. 4) that the U.S. is placing export restrictions on its suppliers and warned of a potential impact on its ...

Taiwan health minister advocates NHI fee hike during coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of a recent warning that the National Health Insurance's reserve funds will be fully depleted by the end of 2021, Taiwan's health minister is urging a ...

CWB: Tropical storm likely to affect Taiwan during Double Ten holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical depression is intensifying in the Pacific Ocean and is likely to develop into a storm, affecting northern Taiwan during the Double Ten national holiday, accordi...

Taiwan's TSMC pushes English training for employees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC) said the company is funding various language-acquisition programs to improve the spoken and written English of its em...