Taiwan parties to announce legislator-at-large nominees for 2020 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's three major political parties are slated to nominate candidates for legislator-at-large seats this week ahead of the Jan. 11 elections, with most of them bein...

Vietnam bans China-made smartphones with maps of '9-dash line'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vietnam's government announced on Friday (Nov. 8) that all Chinese-made smartphones and car GPS navigation devices that depict China's fictitious "nine-dash l...

Search and rescue dog teams in Taiwan pass international certification

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six search and rescue dog teams from Taiwan have passed certification exams in the 2019 Mission and Readiness Test (MRT) Asia hosted by the National Fire Agency. Teams ...

5th Trending Taiwan film competition winners revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A film depicting the ordinary lives of mothers in Taiwan has won the grand prize of the 2019 Trending Taiwan Short Film Competition (全民潮臺灣短片徵件競賽) organized by the Ministry...

Taiwan President Tsai might pick ex-Premier Lai as running mate on Nov. 14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) might announce former Premier William Lai (賴清德) as her choice of running mate in the Jan. 11, 2020 presidential election on Nov. 14, according...

Big day-night temperature gap forecast in central, southern Taiwan

The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has warned people in central and southern Taiwan of a wide day-night gap in temperatures as a northeasterly wind system continued to affect the country Tuesday. The...

American behind fatal RC glider crash in S. Taiwan released on bail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American who was piloting a remote-controlled (RC) glider suspected of fatally striking a Taiwanese woman on Saturday (Nov. 2), has been released on bail. A competit...

90-year-old Taiwanese man helps those less fortunate than himself

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An unnamed 90-year-old Taiwanese man has been lauded for his generosity after taking a trip from his hometown in the southwestern city of Tainan to Changhua County in cent...

RC glider kills woman holding toddler in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A competition for radio-controlled gliders in Pingtung County’s Kenting went fatally wrong Saturday (Nov. 2) when a competitor from the United States team hit and ki...

Taiwan president and former rival William Lai rally together

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) joined former Premier William Lai (賴清德) on Saturday (Nov. 2) at a rally supporting the re-election of a Democratic Progressive Party (D...

Water supply in Taiwan to remain sufficient, despite dry season

Water supply throughout Taiwan is expected to remain sufficient this winter, despite the dry season, which usually runs from November to the following April, the Water Resources Agency (WRA) said Frid...

Taiwan President Tsai and ex-Premier Lai might meet in public Nov. 2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and former Premier William Lai (賴清德) may meet in public for the first time since their primary rivalry at a campaign event in Tainan on Saturd...

French filmmaker Tolt releases 'Don’t go to Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French film director Benjamin Martinie, who goes by the handle "Tolt," has created a travel video introducing Taiwan with the contrarian title "Don't go...

Tainan Arts Festival logo scrapped amid plagiarism accusation

The logo for the 2019 Tainan Arts Festival logo has been found to be a copy of the work of British illustrator Maria-Ines Gul and posters bearing the logo have been taken down after its designer admit...

Google gets green light to infuse NT$26 billion into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. search engine giant Google received the Taiwanese government's approval on Monday (Oct. 28) to invest NT$26 billion (US$852 million) in the country. The Minist...