Taiwanese students vote to evict statue of late dictator Chiang Kai-shek

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Among strong domestic anti-Chiang sentiment, a prominent national university decided Friday to remove a statue of late President Chiang Kai-shek from its prominen...

US senator advocates for Taiwan to join WHO against China's bullying

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - On Thursday two U.S. senators proposed drafting a bill to help Taiwan regain its observer status in the World Health Organization (WHO) ahead of the annual global assembly ...

Taiwan and Palau post offices co-launch aquatic life postage stamps

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's national postal service Chunghwa Post Co. has announced it will release postage stamps with Palau-authorized images featuring a green sea turtle and ...

Taiwan's new education minister denies US citizenship, job in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Academician Wu Maw-Kuen (吳茂昆) was sworn in as Taiwan's new education minister Thursday morning, and dismissed an allegation that he took a job in China's&...

Taiwanese businessmen chair ABAC panel meetings in Tokyo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -  The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) hosted its second meeting of the year in Tokyo, Japan, which runs from April 16-19, with Taiwanese businessmen elected ...

Taiwanese LGBT groups upset with passage of anti-gay referendum proposals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Central Election Commission (CEC) passed three referendum proposals made by local anti-gay groups on Tuesday to bring issues of same-sex marriage and g...

Police bust biggest-ever meth lab in Taiwan's history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwanese authorities have uncovered the largest methamphetamine factory found in the country to date, with 107 kg of crystallized methamphetamine, 142 kg of...

Govt. to remove aircraft landing fees to boost tourism in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's Transportation Ministry is planning not to charge aircraft landing fees at the airports in Hualien and Taitung in hopes of boosting local tourism. Eastern T...

Former Nobel Prize nominated physicist appointed Taiwan's new education minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese physicist Wu Maw-Kuen (吳茂昆), former president of National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), was appointed on Monday to succeed the outgoing education minister Pan Wen-chung...

Failure of One Belt, One Road? Chinese investors worried after arson at facility in Kyrgyzstan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Is China's "One Belt, One Road" facing push-back? Following outcry over the Belt and Road initiatives in Maldives, Sri Lanka, and India, a Kyrgyz-Chinese joint ve...

Taiwan to launch 'airstrike alarm' system amid growing threat from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - In response to China's growing military might and Beijing's threats to challenge the status quo across the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan's military is said to be planni...

China pushes '31 incentives' for unification, Taiwanese response mixed: WP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A report by the Washington Post on Sunday said that Taiwan is facing severe brain drain as hundreds of thousands of Taiwanese young talent have chosen to work in China, but ...

Taiwan's ITRI wins U.S. Edison Awards with life-saving device for firefighter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's leading applied research institute again has nabbed another big award, this time with its innovative technology that can save lives and improve firefighte...

No idea where to go with kids in Northern Taiwan? Meet 'A toddler in Taipei' 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Having no idea where to go with your kids on weekends? A website founded by a New Yorker lists free facilities in Northern Taiwan suitable for families with children a...

Su Tseng-chang gives nod to run in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Taipei County Magistrate Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) has accepted the call to run for New Taipei City mayor after meeting with Democratic Pro...