President Tsai joins groundbreaking ceremony for Taiwan's Taoyuan MRT tunnel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday (Sept. 20) presided over a ceremony marking the groundbreaking of an underground tunnel that will be part of the Taoyuan Mass Rapid ...

Russian artist behind leopard cat designs arrives in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Russian designer whose artwork had been allegedly plagiarized arrived in Taiwan today (Sept. 17) after accepting an official invitation by the government to thank her for d...

Time is right for Taiwan, US to resume diplomatic relations: former premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s former premier under the Chen administration, Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃), on Saturday (Sept. 14) declared that the conditions are favorable for Taiwan to pursue form...

Taiwan inks MOU with US to improve consular assistance

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan and the United States on Friday (September 13) signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate consular assistance and institutionalize consular functions for better pro...

Taiwan's HSR to be extended to Pingtung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) today (Sept. 10) announced government plans to extend Taiwan's High-Speed Rail (HSR) line to Pingtung, thereby completing a ring of rail networ...

US concerned about Taiwan's ties with its diplomatic allies: representative

The United States and other like-minded countries have always been keeping a close watch on Taiwan's relations with all of its diplomatic allies, because such ties are in the interests of maintain...

Russian artist behind leopard cat designs to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Russian designer whose artwork had been allegedly plagiarized Thursday (Aug. 29) accepted an official invitation by the government to visit Taiwan. The artist, Katya Mol...

Copycatgate: Russian designer of copied art offers free leopard cat images to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a furor erupted over copied images of leopards that appeared inside Taiwanese trains, the Russian designer whose artwork had been allegedly plagiarized has created new le...

AIT touts US-Taiwan security cooperation with visit to naval base

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As part of the American Institute in Taiwan’s (AIT) celebration of the 40th year anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), August has been designated “Sec...

Man fatally struck by train at Taipei Main Station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an apparent suicide, a man was fatally struck by a train at the Taipei Main Station on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 18), causing delays for nearly 10,000 passengers. At 3:41 p....

Taiwan president tests F-16 simulator at defense technology exhibition

Taipei, Aug. 15 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday made clear her intention to buy more upgraded F-16 fighter jets from the United States and expressed hope that the U.S. will reach a deci...

US to ensure Taiwan remains free from coercion: AIT

Taipei (CNA) The United States is strengthening its partnership with Taiwan under the Indo-Pacific Vision to ensure the island remains "free from coercion," the American Institute in Taiwan ...

6.0 quake causes blackouts, rock slides, rail cancelations, 1 death in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 6.0 earthquake which struck at 5:28 a.m. this morning (Aug. 8) has led to blackouts, rock slides, train cancellations, and one death. A magnitude 6.0 earthquake ...

6.0 earthquake strikes Taiwan's Yilan, whole country feels shock waves

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County at 5:28 a.m. this morning (Aug. 8), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of ...

Texans' J.J. Watt fulfills dream in Green Bay _ sort of

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — J.J. Watt remembers standing outside the Packers' practice field as a kid, watching Brett Favre through the holes of the chain-link fence. He dreamed of one day being on the oth...