Taiwan president shoots down Terry Gou in war of words

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) rebutted criticism of Foxconn President Terry Gou (郭台銘) on Sunday (May 19) by referring to the alleged suicide cases at the tycoon’s fac...

Taipei to celebrate Eid al-Fitr on June 9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei City Government will host the “2019 Eid al-Fitr Celebration in Taipei and Muslim Festival” at Da’an Park on June 9, Taipei’s Department of Inform...

Poll shows Taiwan's ex-premier leads President Tsai by 12% in DDP presidential primary match-up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Ex-Premier William Lai (賴清德) leads Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) by 14.5 percentage points in a head-to-head presidential match-up, according to a new Taiwanese Public Opini...

Taipei Zoo animals will be part of audience at special performance of ‘Water Color’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — "Water Color" (水彩) will return to Taipei Zoo on July 6 for a special performance, with animals part of the audience, after doing well in China. The acclaimed ...

Taiwan minister rejects Chinese media attempts to claim credit for same-sex marriage bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chinese state-owned newspaper People’s Daily has experienced significant pushback on Twitter for attempting to claim jurisdiction over Taiwan by bafflingly takin...

William Lai faces up to frustrations in DPP primary contest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) has expressed his frustration with the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) primary, calling on the DPP’s Central Executive Co...

Taiwan ex-Premier presses for early primaries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – “They moved the target after I shot off the arrow,” former Premier William Lai (賴清德) said Saturday (May 18), complaining about President Tsai Ing-wen’s (...

Taiwanese BMW driver crashes into Lamborghini and Ferrari

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese driver caused damage estimated at NT$4 million (US$127,000), or twice the price tag of his BMW, when he crashed into a Lamborghini and a Ferrari on Friday nigh...

MOFA requests Vietnam investigate abuse of Taiwanese tour group

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has made an inquiry with the Vietnamese government to investigate the alleged mass abuse of a Taiwanese tour group visiting Nha Tran...

Taiwan’s FAT expands flight suspensions from 3 to 8 destinations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) suspended flights to and from Da Nang in Vietnam and Palawan and Boracay in the Philippines beginning Saturday (May 18), but later in the d...

Woman arrested in southern Taiwan on suspicion of arson, patricide

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 28 year old woman has been arrested in Tainan on suspicion of arson in a fire at her family home, which resulted in the death of her father and the injury of two other f...

Dutch hiker falls down ravine as heavy rain pelts Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Heavy rain was likely in 19 cities and counties across Taiwan’s main island Saturday (May 18), with reports coming in of landslides in Nantou County and of a young D...

Bloomberg Business bets on 'Made in Taiwan' brand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Hong Kong version of Bloomberg Businessweek indicates with this week’s magazine cover, that the company expects for Taiwan to become a major beneficiary of the t...

U.S. members of Congress write letter to WHO to support Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The co-chairs of the United States Congressional Taiwan Caucus wrote a letter to the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) in support of Taiwan’s b...

Polls put William Lai ahead of Tsai Ing-wen for presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s former Premier William Lai (賴清德) beat incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) in the latest polls, using both smartphones and landlines, to decide who the De...