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American couple adopts Taiwanese child after 8 years of waiting for adoptive parents

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An eight-year-old foster child has finally been adopted after having been placed in foster care since she was only three months old. Taiwan Fund for Children and Famili...

Startups network over fine Taiwanese tea at Meet Global event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Entrepreneurs and investors gathered at the American Innovation Center (AIC) to network and enjoy Taiwanese tea during the inaugural Meet Global Tea Time on Wednesday (May...

'Top Gun' leather jacket goes viral and sells in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The jacket Tom Cruise wore in "Top Gun" is likely to become popular in Taiwan for political reasons, and at least one cinema will begin selling the potentially l...

Winners of Computex Taipei 2022 Best Choice Award announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Computer Association (TCA) has announced the winners of the Best Choice Award for Computex Taipei 2022, an award that celebrates the innovations of exhibitors w...

KMT names great-grandson of Chiang Kai-shek to run for Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday (May 18) named legislator Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安), a great-grandson of the late dictator Chiang Kai-shek, to run for mayor of Taipei City in ...

Taiwan Hi-Life customer buys cranberry juice for NT$25, wins NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A customer of a Hi-Life in Yunlin County who bought a cranberry drink for only NT$25 (US$0.84) has been confirmed as one the winners of the NT$10 million special prize for...

Taiwan takes action to address severe COVID cases in kids

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The COVID-19 task force in Taiwan has scrambled to tackle the issue of severe child cases through redirecting hospital capacity and vaccinations. The Central Epidemic C...

Video shows Taiwanese soldier serving in Ukraine's foreign legion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Tuesday (May 24) showing a Taiwanese soldier serving in Ukraine's foreign legion introducing himself in English as he proudly holds a Taiwanese flag....

China orders local officials to watch televised discussion of economy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s government wants its local officials to watch an unprecedented televised meeting about economic stability amid a worsening business climate following Draconi...

Taiwan flag spotted in new Top Gun film, premiers in Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite trailer images showing the Taiwanese and Japanese flags censored on a flight jacket worn by Tom Cruise's character in "Top Gun: Maverick," the theatr...

Taiwan's EVA Air to adopt new piece-based luggage policy from June 23, increasing baggage allowances

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — EVA Airways Corp. announced in a press release on Wednesday (May 25) that the airline is ending its weight-based policy for checked luggage and will apply a new universal ...

Taiwan’s Starlux Airlines to operate A330neo on Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City routes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starlux Airlines will operate its wide-body Airbus A330neo jets on routes to Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City, reports said Wednesday (May 25). One aircraft will start plyi...

Taipei-based filmmakers attend Cannes Film Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Directors and celebrities in Taiwan participated in the Cannes Film Festival in France. Despite the pandemic, the Cannes Film Festival opened on May 17 and will end on ...

Taiwan’s TSMC working with NXP to release 5nm automotive chip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — NXP Semiconductors is set to finish development of its next-generation automotive chip that will be produced using Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.’s (TSMC) 5n...

Economics minister praises Taiwan semiconductor makers for their security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan companies pay attention to the security of their technology, Economic Affairs Minister Wang Mei-hua (王美花) said Wednesday (May 25). Her comments followed the Quad...