Equality group thanks Taiwan Cabinet for a draft bill set to legalize same sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's Cabinet on Wednesday evening revealed the name as well as the outline of its same-sex marriage draft bill, which is considered as a move to dodge the naming debates...

Taiwanese student tests positive for Zika virus after a trip to Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese man has been diagnosed with Zika virus after his trip to Vietnam, announced the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and it becomes the first confirmed case of the dis...

World's No. 3 sniper set to visit Taiwan in March, report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - One of the world's longest-range sniper shooters is set to visit Taiwan next month to share his knowledge as a professional sniper and his story of shooting a Taliban fighte...

Taiwan claw crane craze

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Central Bank announced last December that it has increased its 2019 budget to issue more NT$10 (US$0.32) coins to cope with the massive claw machine craze that has...

79-year-old philanthropist hosts LNY feast for the homeless in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Lunar New Year's Eve, families will be gathering from far and wide to tuck into a sumptuous reunion dinner—although this humble tradition is often not enjoyed by e...

Northeast monsoon to bring colder temperatures and rain to Taiwan on Lunar New Year's Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Temperatures will start to drop on Lunar New Year's Eve after a northeast monsoon arrives, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). It will become colder and wette...

Taiwan's freeway bus fares to hike after March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's freeway bus operators announced a hike in fares for medium- and long-distance routes starting in March and ranging between NT$5 (US$0.16) and NT$40 (US$1.3). To...

1 Taiwanese dead, 9 injured after car ploughs into pedestrians in Shanghai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese tour group in Shanghai met with a deadly accident on Sunday morning after a sedan drove onto a sidewalk, ploughing through throngs of pedestrians, leaving one dead ...

#TaiwanCanHelp messages flood WHO FB page supporting Taiwan's participation as observer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - In response to an encouraging message on a World Health Organization's (WHO) Facebook page post, Taiwan's representative offices from around the world took to the social...

SE Asia overtakes China to become top investment hotspot for Taiwanese businesses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A survey of hundreds of executives shows that China is no longer the top investment hotspot for Taiwanese businesses, while Southeast Asian nations have become their new darlin...

US naval chief: the Taiwan Strait is 'international waters'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two US warships sailed through Taiwan Strait last week, marking the fourth passage of US naval ships in seven months. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson said on ...

Popular Qing dynasty dramas censured by Chinese state media as 'eclipsing Xi's glory'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A post from Chinese state media Beijing Daily's microblog late on Friday has left Taiwanese and Hong Kong media, as well as Qing dynasty drama fans, in awe. Some popular dr...

1 more foreigner denied entry for failing to pay fine in attempted meat smuggling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Another Chinese tourist was barred from entering Taiwan on Sunday for failing to pay off a fine of NT$200,000 (US$6,510) for attempted meat smuggling from an African swine feve...

China's pro-unification 31 measures for Taiwan have failed: Academia Sinica scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Nearly a year after Beijing announced the 31 measures to lure Taiwanese talent and investment as part of its pro-unification campaign, a China study scholar said on Saturday th...

Temperatures could dip below 10 degrees in Northern Taiwan by Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Another cold snap arrives this week and is expected to send temperatures down to below 10 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan on Sunday, according to the Central Weather Bureau ...