48 Taiwanese in Poland arrested for fraud

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Poland announced a crackdown on a fraud ring comprised of 48 Taiwanese and two Poles, who have been arrested and could face up to 15 years in prison. The ring...

Taiwan's TSMC ranks as the world's No. 7 tech giant after Apple

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese contract chip maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) joins U.S. tech giants Microsoft, Intel, Alphabet and Apple to be named as one of the world&rsq...

Taiwan to host nine-in-one elections on Nov. 24

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's Central Election Commission (CEC) convened a meeting on Tuesday and confirmed that the nine-in-one elections are to be held this year on Saturday, Nov. 24...

Bite a real apple! Taiwan’s Foxconn delves into fresh food e-commerce

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou is expanding its fresh produce business and is pushing a one-stop food solution service, from farm to table, out of his ever-expanding business ...

China spends over NT$10 billion to cultivate pro-China supporters in Taiwan: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Beijing is said to have spent NT$10 billion (US$330 million) a year to engage with certain groups of Taiwanese people in an attempt to realign their identities w...

Taiwan’s missile alert system under testing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As North Korea continues to further develop a reliable long-range missile system, and amid Kim Jong-un's constant belligerence, Taiwan's military has announced it ...

Photo of the Day: -13.5°C recorded on Yushan as cold surge sweeps through Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first major cold surge of the winter was sending the temperature down to 6-9 degrees Celsius across the island early Friday, and even lower in mountainous areas. Minus...

Update: Mercury to dip to 5 degrees Celsius in Central Taiwan early Sat.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The temperature plunged to 6 degrees Celsius in New Taipei City's Tamsui District early Friday morning as the cold surge continued to grip the island country, and...

Taiwan’s smart scrabble-playing robot steals the show at CES in Las Vegas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A scrabble-playing robot drew lots of attention from visitors and top U.S. media at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), one of the world's largest trade shows, i...

Microsoft to recruit 200 people for a new AI R&D center in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Microsoft has announced it will recruit 200 people for its new artificial intelligence (AI) research and development center to be based in Taipei City in the next five yea...

‘Cocaine cargo ship’ found in Philippines not flying Taiwan flag: envoy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Taiwan's representative to the Philippines Gary Lin (林松煥) said at a local press event Monday that the cocaine recently found in the eastern Philippines did not come fro...

Mercury to dip to 8 degrees Celsius next Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The mercury is set to continue to slide well into next week and is likely to plummet to 8 degrees Celsius between next Monday evening, Jan, 8, and early Tue...

Taiwan mulls a third gender option on national ID cards, passports

Taipei (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's government-level Gender Equality Committee said Thursday that to ensure the civil rights of transgender, intersex and other groups with different gender i...

Extremely cold air mass to arrive in Taiwan next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Northern Taiwan has enjoyed balmy temperatures after the New Year holiday, but the good weather will not last long as another front is forecast to send the mercury down by...

Nearly 200 Filipinos injured by firecrackers during holidays, says health officer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Nearly 200 people including young children were injured by firecrackers in the Philippines during its Christmas and New Year holidays, says the Philippines’ top...