MAC apprehensive as delegation heads to cross-strait forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Spokesperson Chiu Chui-cheng (邱垂正) said on Friday (Sept. 11) that the Kuomintang (KMT) needs to explain the purpose and details of its deleg...

Taiwan deports crew of Chinese vessel after 46-day detention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The captain and 17 crew members of a Chinese fishing boat caught trespassing in the waters around Taiwan's Dongsha Islands in July were deported Thursday (Sept. 10) af...

UPS kowtows to China's CAAC with Taiwan listing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — United Parcel Service (UPS) claims that it changed its online listing for Taiwan due to a "requirement" from a Chinese government agency, and Taiwan's Minist...

Taiwan to bar local distributors from representing Chinese OTT services

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new regulation announced by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is set to take effect Sept. 3, barring Taiwan companies from representing Chinese over-the-top (OTT) ...

Cross-strait event held between Taiwanese and Chinese primary schools

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Tuesday (July 28) news broke that Heping Primary School in Taiwan’s Hualien County and Qiaotou Primary School in Guilin City, Guangxi Province, China recently too...

Chinese fishing boat crew arrested for trespassing in Taiwanese waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Coast Guard caught a Chinese fishing boat trespassing into its waters to fish on Friday (July 24) and arrested all of its crew members, who were taken back to...

WHO chatbot on Facebook ignores Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Netizens on Sunday (July 19) began noticing that the World Health Organization's (WHO) automated chatbot on Facebook is ignoring all questions related to Taiwan. Cl...

Taiwan passes draft bill to cut out Chinese media service providers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Communications Commission (NCC) on Thursday (July 16) passed a draft bill to manage audiovisual services on the internet, including foreign over-the-top (OTT)...

Taiwan home appliance brand censured over chaotic shareholder meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A feud between the management of a Taiwanese household-appliance maker and its shareholders reached a climax on Tuesday (June 30) as the company's chairwoman declared ...

2 American bombers spotted near Taiwan as US-China tensions rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two B-1B bombers and two support tankers were spotted flying from Guam and nearing northeast Taiwan on Sunday (May 31). On Sunday (May 31), Twitter user Golf9, who spec...

Taiwan rejects Beijing's reiteration of 'one China' principle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Sunday evening (May 24) responded to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's (王毅) mention of the “one China principle" ...

Taiwan president may end HK's special status if Chinese law passed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday (May 24) indicated that she may alter or suspend the law governing Hong Kong's special status to provide "necessary assista...

Taiwanese legislator withdraws proposal to remove mention of China unification from law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A ruling party legislator has withdrawn his proposal to remove the mention of unification with China as the only national aim from the “Act Governing Relations Betwe...

22 airlines correct their listings for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has successfully convinced 22 airlines to correct their references to Taiwan, despite Beijing's concerted campaign to intimidate...

China official threatens worst-case scenario if Taiwan amends law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's Taiwan Affairs Office Spokesman Ma Xiaoguang (馬曉光) warned Taiwan "not to underestimate the strong will and determination of China's 1.4 billion people...