Taiwan legislature forms new caucus to promote ties with France

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 55 lawmakers from different parties formed a legislative caucus on Tuesday (Oct. 27) to promote ties with France. Tsai Shih-ying (蔡適應) from the ruling Democr...

Taiwan donates US$400,000 to Vietnam in aid for flood victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan donated US$400,000 on Friday (Oct. 23) to Vietnam in aid after the country suffered the severest floods and landslides in decades. Richard Shih (石瑞琦), Taiwan&rsq...

Taiwan monkeys create chaos on school campus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Experts set off firecrackers on Friday morning (Oct. 23) to keep away a pack of Formosan macaques that have recently made a school campus their playground, harassing stude...

Taiwan and UK discuss removing trade barriers in key talks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Greg Hands, the minister of state for Trade Policy in the UK's Department for International Trade, wrapped up his two-day virtual tour to Taiwan Thursday evening (Oct....

Vatican extends pact concerning bishop appointment with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s only European ally, the Holy See, on Thursday (Oct. 22) is set to renew the provisional agreement with China it first inked in 2018. "Everything wil...

Taipei Metro to increase police presence to combat sexual harassment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) will see an increased police presence at all stations in an effort to combat sexual harassment. The Rapid Transit Division of the ...

Foreign ministry launches VR film promoting Taiwan's coronavirus response

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) launched a virtual reality film on Wednesday (Oct. 21) to promote Taiwan’s coronavirus response, which has been hailed as an e...

China protests Taiwan envoy's meeting with German lawmakers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The German parliament's recent invitation to the Taiwanese envoy to speak on Taiwan and cross-strait issues has infuriated China, which warned lawmakers in the Europea...

Taiwan institute raises nation's GDP forecast for 2020 to 1.76% growth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government-funded Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) has raised its forecast for Taiwan’s GDP growth in 2020 to 1.76 percent, and the growth is p...

Tropical storm Saudel to bring moisture to northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The newly formed tropical storm Saudel will not make landfall in Taiwan, but it is expected to bring moisture to the northern and eastern parts of the country in the comin...

78-year-old conquers Taiwan's highest peak in 11 hours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 78-year-old man recently conquered Taiwan’s highest summit — Yushan Main Peak — reaching the altitude of nearly 4,000 meters after 11 hours. Chen Yu...

China threatens India's media again after Taiwan minister's interview

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing has once again attempted to tell India's media what to say about Taiwan, with the Chinese embassy in New Delhi on Friday (Oct. 16) remonstrating about an inter...

Taobao Taiwan to close by 2020 following demand to withdraw Chinese funding

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taobao Taiwan, a formerly Chinese-owned shopping website, will cease operations in Taiwan at the end of the year as a result of the nation's investment screening autho...

Taiwan president greets Indian netizens on Twitter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) took to Twitter Tuesday (Oct. 14) to greet Indian netizens who have shown support for Taiwan amid rising tensions in the Taiwan Strait and int...

IMF to raise estimate of Taiwan's 2020 GDP growth from -4 to 0%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised its GDP growth estimate for Taiwan to zero as most other countries suffer a negative economic forecast due to the ongoing ...