Interview with AIT chairman causes controversy at Taiwanese TV station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A local Taiwanese media outlet TVBS is coming under criticism this election cycle for its decision to pull a network exclusive interview with the current Chairman of the A...

Taiwan APEC envoy to hold talks with Japanese prime minister on Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan envoy Morris Chang (張忠謀) will hold talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Sunday afternoon, the second and final day of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation...

Taiwan’s Morris Chang meets APEC leaders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After his meeting with United States Vice President Mike Pence, Taiwan envoy Morris Chang (張忠謀) also met several other leaders at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (AP...

Nicaragua to request military exchanges with Taiwan, US in 2019: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Assembly of the Central American nation of Nicaragua this week passed a measure that requests and invites the militaries of several foreign nations, including...

Taiwan halts pork imports from Japan amid fears of classical swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Council of Agriculture announced Saturday it was halting the import of pork and related imports from Japan amid fears of classical swine fever. The attention of foo...

'Taipei Biennial 2018: Post Nature' kicks off today at Fine Arts Museum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A major event of the local artistic community, the Taipei Biennial 2018 kicks off today, Nov. 17 at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum. This year, the theme is “Post Nature...

Taiwan envoy had ‘pull-aside meeting’ with US Vice President Mike Pence at APEC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – United States Vice President Mike Pence had a “pull-aside meeting” with Taiwan envoy Morris Chang (張忠謀) at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit ...

Designer creates 'Government in Exile' cover to explain Taiwanese passport 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For many Taiwanese people who travel internationally, the cover of the country’s passport can sometimes be confusing for immigration and customs officials in other c...

New Taipei voters confused by campaign poster featuring National Geographic logo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the well-established tradition of Taiwanese campaign posters as a source of humor in the country, a candidate in New Taipei has run afoul of the National Geographic com...

Taiwan Elections: Explaining the rise of Han Kuo-yu in Kaohsiung

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Two years ago, the idea that the KMT could take control of Kaohsiung City Council was inconceivable. Even two months ago, the idea seemed fanciful at best.  But...

Premier Lai assures support for Taiwan's startups at Meet Taipei 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier William Lai (賴清德) assured that the government is actively striving to support new startup businesses during a speech today at the 2018 Meet Taipei Startup Festival...

Australian academic who played part in darkest days of Taiwan history decorated

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Australian Asia expert Bruce Jacobs, once accused of involvement in one of the highest-profile murders in modern Taiwanese history, received a top award from the foreign m...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - November 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Top news this week includes Half of all Taiwanese blessed with 'weight loss' gene: study; Taipei City hot pot inspection reveals numerous infractions; 12 ...

China-style social credit system comes to Venezuela with 'Homeland Cards'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a manner similar to China’s existing social credit system, the Venezuelan government is reportedly preparing to introduce new smart ID cards capable of tracking a...

27 companies sign statement in support of LGBTQ rights in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a historic move, 27 Taiwanese and international organizations, including some top global enterprises, have issued a joint statement of support for LGBTQ rights in the u...