Ex-premier leaving Taiwan to stay clear of political strife

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) is reportedly leaving Taiwan to stay away from political turmoil, following his failed bid to seek the presidential nomination of the ruli...

Taiwan police find author of fake video about Premier Su Tseng-chang

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Police located the man accused of distributing a fake video online purporting to show Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) flinging away a pencil at the funeral of a murdered ...

Taiwan Cabinet to release list of products compromising information security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A list of products jeopardizing national information security will be released at the end of the month, with a ban to follow. With Taiwan’s Industrial Technology ...

Taiwan, EU set up joint task force to combat illegal fishing

Taiwan and the European Union (EU) have established a joint task force to help prevent illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, the Fisheries Agency said Thursday. The decision to set up ...

Hong Kong protests may give Taiwan’s leader a boost vs China

BEIJING (AP) — Recent anti-government protests in Hong Kong are echoing in Taiwan, possibly giving the island’s President Tsai Ing-wen a lift in her campaign to resist Beijing’s pres...

Sharers of fake news about animal diseases face fines in Taiwan

The Executive Yuan passed a draft amendment Thursday designed to toughen punishments for people who intentionally spread false information about animal diseases, who may face a fine of up to NT$1 mill...

Kaohsiung official apologizes for purported cross-strait maritime route

[Last update: June 27 at 17:25] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a barrage of criticism directed against Kaohsiung’s Director of Tourism Bureau Pan Heng-hsu (潘恒旭) for promoting a purported ...

Tsai ahead of Han, Ko, Gou in Taiwan presidential poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) would beat Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), or Foxconn tycoon Terry Gou (郭台銘) in a three-way matchup for t...

Subsidized preschools benefit thousands of preschoolers in Taiwan

More than 900 preschools around Taiwan have joined a government subsidization program since it began last year, benefiting 92,000 preschoolers, government officials said Friday. The number of kinde...

Taiwan Premier’s proposal to mobilize military jets amid EVA Air strike ‘ridiculous’: KMT figure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Premier Su Tseng-chang's idea (蘇貞昌) to commission military jets to provide transportation assistance in response to the more than one hundred flight cancellations brou...

Cabinet approves projects to boost investment in Taiwan

The Cabinet on Thursday approved three projects to boost investment in Taiwan by providing new incentives estimated to increase investment by NT$1.75 trillion (US$5.65 billion) and create 104,000 jobs...

Han Kuo-yu’s Kaohsiung failings show why his presidential ambitions are ridiculous

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- “Your presidential bid is outright ridiculous!” "Do not allow your sentimentality to overpower your rationality. Wake up!” These are not the wor...

Han 'can't even deal with one mosquito, much less Taiwan': Premier Su

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor and presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) claimed that the responsibility for dealing with Kaohsiung's dengue fever outbreak lies with Pre...

Government to fund 5G development in Taiwan

Taipei (CNA) - The Taiwan government will allocate NT$20.4 billion (US$648.2 million) over a four-year period for the development of 5G mobile networks to give Taiwan a strategical place in the new ag...

Premier Su rebukes Han Kuo-yu for calling Taiwan a 'region'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At a meeting at the Executive Yuan on Thursday (June 13) attended by Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), Taiwan’s Premier, Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌), chided Han over remark...