Kiribati President reaffirms diplomatic ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As China’s campaign of increasing international pressure on Taiwan’s allies continues, many have speculated that small states in the South Pacific may be easy ...

Taiwan 29th easiest place to pay tax: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan was ranked the 29th easiest location for a company to pay tax, according to a recent study by accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the World Bank Group...

Boy united with family after pushed away from Grandpa in heated campaign rally in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A lost five-year-old boy quickly reunited with family after being pushed away from his grandpa in a crowded campaign rally in Pingzhen District on Sunday night, thanks to ...

Taiwan health insurance payments to rise in tandem with minimum wage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As the minimum monthly wage is set to rise on January 1, health insurance premiums will also follow suit for at least 3 million residents, though 120,000 people could also see c...

Photo of the Day: Claw machine painted on transformer box in western Taiwan 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A transformer box in Sihu Township of western Taiwan's Yunlin County has been painted to look like the inside of a claw machine.  In the 3D pain...

Spike in air pollution from overseas to hit Taiwan ahead of election day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Along with the forecast that temperatures will drop with the arrival of the northeastern monsoon this week, Thursday, Nov. 22 will also mark an increase in airborne pollut...

Chinese government knows suppression of Tibetans is useless: Dalai Lama

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 14th Dalai Lama said the Chinese government is beginning to understand that its policy of suppressing Tibetans is useless, during a speech at Japan’s parliament ...

Taiwan and Marshall Islands ink 2 deals to enhance cooperation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮), on behalf of the Taiwanese government, has inked two deals with his Marshallese counterpart as part of the commitment to s...

'Tainan's Trump' to host 'White Power' party on eve of Taiwan elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Foreigners in Taiwan are aghast at an apparent translation gone horribly wrong in an advertisement posted on Facebook on Monday (Nov. 19) by "Tainan's Trump,...

TWSE to close for extended period over Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) will close for 11 days from Jan. 31 to Feb. 10, 2019, as Taiwan celebrates the extended Lunar New Year holiday. The TWSE closure syncs ...

Weather to become cooler, wetter in Taiwan tonight, Tropical Storm Man-Yi strengthens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Balmy weather today will give way to colder, wetter conditions as a northeastern monsoon arrives this evening, while a tropical depression over the Philippines and a tropical s...

Taiwan Coast Guard begins live-fire drills on Taiping Island, South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Cost Guard Administration (CGA) began live fire drills on Taiping Island in the South China Sea on the morning of Nov. 21, with drills expected to continue ...

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake rattles NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.2 earthquake jolted northeast Taiwan's Yilan County this morning at 9:32 a.m., according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).  The epicenter of t...

A mystic place in Taipei surrounded by golden deciduous cypresses 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the coming of the Fall season, the deciduous cypress trees in a Taipei City community have begun to change colors, making themselves into an attraction that&rsqu...

Mountain patrols capture video of rare sighting of Formosan black bear 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two Forestry Bureau mountain patrols captured video of a rare Formosan black bear sighting, as it crossed a river and climbed up a steep hill when they were walking a...