China protests against visits by Japanese ex-prime minister to war shrine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s foreign ministry protested against repeated visits by former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo (安倍晉三) to the Yasukuni Shrine honoring war victims as well as...

Taiwan can mobilize 450,000 soldiers upon president's order

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of National Defense Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) said on Thursday (Oct. 22) that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) can mobilize approximately 450,000 soldiers for a major war if s...

Taiwan proposes lucrative supply chain cooperation with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is seeking to expand the scope of its cooperation with the U.S., with the East Asian country saying this would create tens of millions of dollars in value and up to...

Taiwan’s TSMC reveal details about 3 nm process technology

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) plans to continue expanding usage of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography tools for its next-generation 3 nm (N3) node p...

Chinese air pollution to blow into Taiwan on Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is predicting orange Air Quality Index (AQI) warnings across much of the country as air pollution drifts down from China on Frida...

Taiwan needs to remove 'Republic of China' from constitution: Pollster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prominent pollster Ying-lung You (游盈隆) has stated that the term “Republic of China” (ROC) used in the constitution no longer reflects political reality, and Pr...

Academia Sinica predicts Taiwanese COVID-19 vaccine unavailable before mid-2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Academia Sinica President James Liao (廖俊智) on Wednesday (Oct. 22) predicted that a coronavirus vaccine developed by Taiwanese researchers will not be available until at le...

What does it mean to be Indigenous Taiwanese?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — "I was in third grade when my dad brought the family back to the tribe; people were celebrating for a wedding, and at that time, my grandpa, who lived in the tribe wi...

Taiwan Rail Administration to consider hiking fares as losses set to rise in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) will consider increasing fares as losses are expected to balloon to NT$3.24 billion (US$113 million) next year—an increase o...

Taiwan reports 4 new coronavirus cases from Turkey, Philippines, Indonesia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Oct.22) announced four new imported cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) from Turkey, the Philippines, an...

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 ...

Taipei and New Taipei confirmed as hosts for World Masters Games 2025

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei and New Taipei will host the 11th World Masters Games in 2025 after they won a bid against two other international cities. After competing against Paris, France,...

Foreign man knocks out woman in New Taipei park during spat over dog

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman alleges that a foreign national assaulted her after she criticized him for letting his dog loose to chase feral cats at a park in New Taipei City early Wednesday m...

Police reunite runaway parrot with owner in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung police have reunited a runaway cockatiel with its owner after a short-lived escape. Dingjie Police Station in Taichung's Fengyuan Precinct recently receive...

Vaping, HTP use on rise among youth as Taiwan mulls tightening controls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With an amendment to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act being reviewed before its first reading, a new report sheds light on the number of young Taiwanese exposed to the h...