10 more foreigners join elite 'club' of naturalized Taiwanese citizens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Ten more foreign professionals have been afforded the exclusive privileged of becoming naturalized Taiwanese citizens, while not being forced to relinquish the citizenship of t...

Indonesian man finds long-lost Taiwanese father after 13 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An Indonesian man, who had been searching for his Taiwanese father for 13 years, finally found him in northern Taiwan on Sunday (March 24). Fanuel Yasun Polak, 26, who curre...

New Taiwan digital eID could exclude gender, national flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- National Development Council (NDC) chief Chen Mei-ling (陳美伶) announced yesterday (March 18) that Taiwan’s new national electronic identification card (eID) will be releas...

Communist China criticizes Taiwan's 'unreasonable restrictions on voting rights'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese netizens got a good laugh when China's Taiwan Affairs Office spokesman Ma Xiaoguang on Wednesday (Jan. 30) criticized Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (D...

New ARC numbering system to match Taiwan national ID format by June 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Interior's (MOI's) planned change of the numbering system for Alien Residency Certificates (ARCs) to match that of the Taiwan national identification ca...

New ARC numbering system to match Taiwan national ID format

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Interior (MOI) yesterday announced that it is going to change the numbering system for Alien Residency Certificate (ARC) in Taiwan to have them match the format...

2 Chinese immigrant women injured in Puyuma Express derailment in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two Chinese immigrant women were injured in yesterday's (Oct. 21) deadly derailment of a Puyuma Express train that killed 18 and injured 190 in northeastern Taiwan's Yi...

Taiwanese citizenship process simplified for foreigners with 'Plum Blossom' APRC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The process to apply for Taiwanese citizenship for the 90 foreigners who hold "Plum Blossom" (梅花卡) Alien Permanent Resident Certificates (APRC) has been simplified as...

9 more foreigners granted Taiwanese citizenship without surrendering original nationality

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Nine additional foreign professionals have just officially received Taiwanese citizenship, without having to surrender their original nationality, announced the Ministry of Int...

Taiwan can teach Canada a thing or two about human rights: Ottawa Citizen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – If Canada is serious about championing democratic values, it should defend Taiwan’s threatened democracy against bullying by China, author Terry Glavin wrote in the ...

ICRT host Jeffrey Mindich among 18 foreigners to receive Taiwan citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of a new policy that went into effect last year, American ICRT broadcaster Jeffrey Mindich (閔傑輝) is among 18 foreign professionals who have just officially received Tai...

Newly naturalized Chinese dissident blogger plans to run for office in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A former Chinese citizen and dissident blogger who has just received his Taiwanese citizenship said that he is interested in running for public office in Taiwan in the future w...

Anti-independence hackers force closure of Taiwan ID card design website

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) announced yesterday that the website created to enable Taiwanese to vote for a new design for the Taiwan national ID card had to be taken dow...

Taiwanese vote online for new national ID card design

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) on Saturday (April 21) launched an online contest to select a new design for Taiwan's national ID card, and the clear winner so far is a ...

Taiwan News interview with Turkish TV show host Rifat (吳鳳)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan News on March 23 interviewed Ugur Rifat Karlova, better known as Wu Feng (吳鳳), a Turkish TV show host about his life in Taiwan and the process for applying for Taiwanese...