Yeh Jiunn-rong named education minister in Taiwan's cabinet reshuffle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Minister of Interior Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) has been named as the next education minister, and the vacancy will be filled by Executive Yuan spokesperson&n...

Taiwan's ex-president Ma Ying-jeou charged with breach of trust

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -  The Taipei District Prosecutors Office filed a charge against former Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) Tuesday, July 10, for criminal breach of trust f...

Taiwan's I-Mei to reveal 15 creative dragon fruit recipes online to help farmers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Do you know that the skin of a dragon fruit is edible? Do you know the dramatic-looking tropical fruit can be used in many dishes beyond salad and become a main ingredient in so...

Kenting nabs 1st place as most popular Taiwan attraction among foreigners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Kenting in Southern Taiwan, better known for its white sandy beaches and azure sea among foreigners but also for its insanely high-priced smoked assorted stew and...

Taiwan’s I-Mei to buy 250 tons of red pitaya amid glut

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As Taiwanese farmers have suffered from banana, pineapple and pitaya gluts this summer, Taiwanese food giant I-Mei Foods announced this year's third roun...

Taipei metro stampede culprit caught on CCTV: a 10 cm long rat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The 10 cm long rat that caused a stampede on a Taipei metro train was identified with CCTV footage, said the train operator Taipei Rapid Transit Co...

Taiwan singer Jam Hsiao slammed by book writer for feminine costume at Golden Melody Awards, sparking debate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwanese singers Jam Hsiao (蕭敬騰) was invited to host the 2018 Golden Melody Awards, but regained media attention 11 days after the event for his red carpet ...

Rat on a train: Rodent causes stampede on Taipei MRT during rush hour

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- During the morning rush hour on Wednesday, a train bound for Xiangshan on the Tamsui-Xinyi line was said to have suffered a strange stampede which left at least ...

Taiwan's DPP website hacked by Chinese hackers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) official website was attacked by Chinese hackers early Tuesday morning, and the website was replaced with pictures and words&nb...

World Cup team jerseys, shoes made in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As some teams are competing into the World Cup quarterfinals, Taiwan is also making its way to take presence of the world's most-watched football game - through the cus...

TAIFEX launches Brent crude futures contract in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) announced the launch of the Brent crude oil futures trading for Taiwanese retail investors from July 2, following an agreement with ICE Futures ...

Taiwan Stock Exchange reveals names of 50 'best-paying' listed companies 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan Stock Exchange Corp. (TWSE) announced Friday a list of the top 50 best-paying TWSE/TPEx-listed companies of 2017, which not surprisingly included the country's t...

Taipei food show reveals world's first bubble milk tea shaker robot 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The first-ever robotic arm designed to make and shake a fresh cup of bubble milk tea has been revealed at the four-day Taipei Food Show, with an aim to ensure consiste...

Thai delegation visits Taiwan for joint economic meeting, summit and Taipei Food Show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A Thailand delegation comprised of 27 senior Thai investment advisers, business leaders and experts arrived in Taipei this week, joining a fruitful joint economic cooperation me...

Taiwanese researcher creates world's first genetic mapping for orchids to boost production

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Clean-look and high-end orchids have been the most popular houseplant among the top-notch or luxury hotels around the world. A Taiwan government-funded research agency has ...