Most favorite souvenirs to bring back from Taiwan for Southeast Asian visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chocolate confectionery and taro pastry are among the most favorite souvenirs to bring back from Taiwan for Southeast Asian travelers, reports said. The Lunar New Year ...

Taiwan draws crowds at Philippines travel expo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Taiwan booths drew crowds Friday at the largest travel fair in the Philippines, the Travel Tour Expo in Manila. The event, at the SMX Convention Center Manila in Pasay, h...

Foreign students in Taiwan 10% of total university and college students in 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The number of foreign students choosing to study in Taiwan has continued to climb over the years, according to a new report released by the Ministry of Education (MOE). ...

Bank of Taiwan opens branch office in Manila, Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Bank of Taiwan is continuing its expansion into Southeast Asian markets in accordance with the government’s Southbound Policy, in an effort to increase financial...

Taiwan refuses visa to 20 Indonesian students due to language and financial issues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thursday it had turned down visa applications from 20 Indonesian students so far due to insufficient language ability and inadequate ...

Thailand includes Taiwanese visitors in its electronic visa on arrival program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Thailand announced Wednesday it was going to hand out electronic visas on arrival (E-VOA) to visitors from 20 ‘economies,’ including Taiwan. The number of tourist...

Taiwan’s trade promotion authority to focus on fastest growing int’l markets in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) said during a press conference that it will focus on the fastest growing international markets, especially Southeast Asia, Ch...

Australia and Taiwan share common values: envoy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Australia’s top envoy to Taiwan, Gary Cowan, said that Australia and Taiwan share common values and a deepening relationship during an event in Taipei on Jan. 23, re...

Approved investment in Taiwan from NSP countries soars over 40% in 2018

The amount of approved investment in Taiwan from countries targeted by the government's New Southbound Policy (NSP) jumped more than 40 percent year-on-year in 2018, according to data released by ...

Taiwan exports honey oranges and cabbages to Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Ahead of the Lunar New Year, Taiwan is exporting its “ponkan” honey oranges and cabbages to Singapore, a key destination for the government’s New Southbound Po...

Taiwan promotes tilapia farming in Myanmar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwanese business people have found a new opportunity under the country’s New Southbound Policy to intensify ties with Myanmar by encouraging the culture of Taiwanese til...

Taiwan and India set groundwork for US$100 million in deals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Representatives from India and Taiwan signed an MOU expected to facilitate economic exchange worth around US$100 million (NT$3.084 billion) in Taipei on Jan. 15, reported ...

Nude Vietnamese tourist caught hiding in closet during raid on S. Taiwan brothel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Vietnamese woman, who came to Taiwan as a tourist but has been working in the sex trade, was caught hiding in a brothel wardrobe raided by police in southern Taiwan's Tai...

Japan's Kyushu Financial Group developing base in Taipei to reach SE Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a recent interview with the Japan’s Nikkei newspaper, the President and Representative Director of the Kyushu Financial Group (KFG), Motohiro Kamimura (上村基宏), exp...

Taiwan ranked as 12th best country for business by Forbes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Chinese-owned Forbes has listed Taiwan 12th on its list of the Best Countries for Business for 2019 and credited Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) New Southbound Policy...