TDCC releases update to e-passbook app featuring cloud backup, notifications

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan Depository & Clearing Corporation (TDCC) released an update to its e-passbook app on Monday, adding four main features including notification, cloud data backup,...

Temperature to drop to 19°C as northeasterly winds hit northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As three northeasterly winds are coming up this week to bring temperatures down, the probability of rainfall has increased for northern, northeastern, and central parts of...

Cherry Pay in trouble: Taiwan's potential fintech unicorn trapped in banking laws

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- One year ago, a Taiwanese fintech startup clinched a top award from Singapore among 300 contestants from around the world, but it has recently been forced to tem...

Ma Ying-jeou lambasted for his new cross-strait policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Former President Ma Ying-jeou recently drew backlash over proclaiming a "New Three Noes" policy - not against unification, no independenc...

Taiwan's Central Bank warns of four major risks to the world economy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's Central Bank recently laid out a list of four major risks facing the global economy for 2019 in a government publication, while it expressed optimism over the ...

Freedom House 2018 Report: China the worst abuser of internet freedom, again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China is ranked as the world's worst abuser of internet freedom once again, according to the latest report issued by Freedom House, for bringing its int...

Ma Ying-jeou's statement of defense lambasted by Taipei Prosecutors Office as dishonest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) appeared in court on Wednesday to defend his conduct in a legal case relating to a controversial sale of Kuomintang's (KMT...

Taiwan's claw game outlets top 7,000: MOF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As more major retailers are closing stores, reportedly due to an inability to afford rising rents, the number of claw machine parlors has skyrocketed to a historic hig...

MOTC Political Deputy Minister Chang Chen-yuan tapped as new TRA head 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Eight days after a deadly derailment of a Puyuma Express train in Yilan, the Executive Yuan announced the appointment of Chang Chen-yuan (張振源), Political Deputy Minist...

eslite hotel: a luxury hotel in Taipei built on books, with a soul

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's eslite group started out selling books and has expanded into Hong Kong and China as an iconic bookstore chain, with an ever-growing cadre of fans, before...

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5.7 earthquake rocked eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 00:04 a.m. on Wednesday, with the shock waves felt across almost all of the island country, accord...

Taiwan military confirms two US warships sailing through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed Monday evening (Oct. 22) that two U.S. warships were moving northward from Eluanbi through Taiwan Strait. The p...

Taiwan ER doctor provides train accident survival tips

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - In the wake of a horrifying train accident at in Yilan County, a renowned Taiwanese emergency room doctor has provided tips to survive a train crash. 18 people...

Update: One American injured in Taiwan Yilan train derailment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — 18 people have been killed, 6 remain missing, and at least 168 others were injured in a fatal train derailment in Yilan County, northeastern Taiwan, Sunday afternoon, with...

US expected to dispatch warships to pass through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Following U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's accusations against China of political meddling, as well as asserting international rights to freedom of navigation ...