Taiwan indicts Bitcoin traders for violations of banking act

Seven people who were arrested on June 13, last year, for allegedly operating a fraudulent cryptocurrency investment scheme were officially charged with violating multiple banking and business related...

New Ferry connecting Penghu with western Taiwan to begin in April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A new ferry running between Budai Township, Chiayi County and Magong, Penghu County will commence in April, reported CNA. The new ferry will take about one hour, and wi...

Taiwan holds live-fire exercises following China threats

HSINCHU, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan is holding live-fire military exercises following extended threats against the island by China. Artillery and assault helicopters fired at targets off t...

Latest U.S. presidential contender Kirsten Gillibrand lived in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the latest politician to announce a bid for president of the United States, once lived in Taichung, the Liberty Times reported Wednesday. The New ...

ZEV launches Taiwan’s first Tesla taxi service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese startup Zero-Emission Venture (ZEV) will formally launch Taiwan’s first fully-electric taxi service tomorrow (Jan. 16). ZEV currently has 20 Tesla S and...

Exhibition in central Taiwan to feature a week-long program by Vietnamese performers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A special exhibition titled "Stunning Vietnam" running from Jan. 9 through March 10 at the Cultural Heritage Park in Taichung City will present a week-long progr...

Interview: ‘crazy artsy fartsy Japanese dude with a snare drum’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The moniker above is attributed to Kiyasu on a flyer posted to his Instagram to advertise an upcoming tour stop in Quezon City, Philippines. It is likely something many...

Two extra buses added to Ku Kuan-Lishan route in central Taiwan Feb 5 - 10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two extra services will be added to the Fengyuan bus route no. 865 from Feb. 5 to Feb. 10. The no. 865 runs between Taichung City’s Ku Kuan and Lishan. Extra serv...

Taiwan Cabinet spokesperson, labor and culture ministers stay on

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cabinet spokesperson Kolas Yotaka, Labor Minister Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春), and Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) will retain their positions in the new Cabinet led by inco...

Netherlands to seek further collaboration with Taiwan on circular economy

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — For the year of 2019, the Dutch representative office in Taiwan anticipates further collaboration with both Taiwan’s central and municipal governments on the field...

Seven-year-old girl dies in Taiwan forklift truck accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A seven-year-old girl died after she fell off a forklift truck in Taichung Saturday. A woman named Lin (林), 59, had taken her two granddaughters to visit a family friend, Hsu...

Taiwan foreign, defense and China ministers to stay on

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮), Defense Minister Yen De-fa (嚴德發), Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) and Minister without Portfolio Audrey Tang (唐鳳) ...

New Taiwan premier to keep old economics team: senior political source

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's new premier, Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌), will be keeping on the economics and finance team from the previous Cabinet, but will make changes in other ministries and departments, ...

Former Taichung mayor to take over as Taiwan's minister of transportation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Former Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said Friday he had accepted an offer to serve as the new minister of transportation and communications in the new Cabinet expected to b...

Half of missing Vietnamese found: Taiwan National Immigration Agency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Half of the more than 100 Vietnamese who disappeared shortly after arriving in Kaohsiung last month have been found, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) said Friday. A tota...