Kung Fu Kid: Taiwanese boy sets world record for most martial arts medals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A seven-year-old Taiwanese boy has been entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for winning 158 medals at martial arts tournaments, the most ever by a child his ag...

Taiwan KMT presidential candidate’s choice breaks ethnic balance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For the first time in more than three decades, the Kuomintang (KMT) presidential ticket will feature two candidates from the same ethnic group, remarked Taiwan Public Opin...

Taiwan to establish digital center in Tuvalu to bolster ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan plans to build a digital center in Tuvalu following a trip last week to the Oceanic nation by the Taiwanese Deputy Foreign Minister Hsu Szu-chien (徐斯儉). Hsu visi...

Canadian man caught smuggling NT$100 million worth of weed into Taiwan's Taoyuan Airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Canadian man was arrested late last month while trying to smuggle in excess of NT$100 million (US$3.2 million) of marijuana into the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport...

Chinese state media likens HK protesters to IS terrorists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese state media the Global Times published an editorial on Monday (Nov. 11) calling Hong Kong protesters "thugs" and likening them to IS terrorists. Hong ...

Award-winning French director receives Taiwan citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French director and recipient of the 2017 Prix franco-taïwanais cultural award, Jean-Robert Thomann, was granted Taiwanese citizenship at the end of October and has s...

Cross-border crime seminar in Taiwan centered on Chinese threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Western Asia Forum on Regional Security and Transnational Crime launched on Tuesday (Nov. 12) focuses on a joint effort to counteract Chinese meddling in the in...

Photo of the Day: Macron plays the fool in China trade deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In his latest cartoon, American illustrator Allan Rios mocks French President Emmanuel Macron's bilateral trade deal signed with China's Xi Jinping last week. L...

Wife of Taiwan legislative speaker drops out of potentially divisive election race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The wife of Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) announced Tuesday (November 12) she was abandoning plans to run for a legislative seat as an independent against an off...

Jiaoxi, Taiwan to open 'Hot Spring Night Market' in mid-December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's famous hot spring haven Jiaoxi Township is slated to open a new night market in mid-December. Jiaoxi Township, which is situated in northeastern Taiwan'...

Wang Jin-pyng opts out of Taiwan 2020 presidential race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) announced on Tuesday (Nov. 12) that he is withdrawing from the 2020 presidential race, confirming the presidential bid of th...

Han's wife claims Taiwan's grade schools teach about anal sex, orgasms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) wife on Monday (Nov. 11) claimed she had evidence that elementary school students are being taught about &...

Taiwan climbers conquer Himalayan giant for first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amateur Taiwanese climbers Chen Hung-yao (陳鴻耀) and Su Li-chen (蘇立成) on Oct. 29 became the first ever Taiwanese to reach the peak of Himlung Himal, a mountain in the Nepale...

66 new fighter jets to arrive in Taiwan by 2026

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Tuesday (Nov. 12) reported on the budget for the country's acquisition of 66 F-16V Block 70/72 fighter aircraft at the Leg...

Taiwan's Yageo to buy US rival Kemet in US$1.8 billion deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese electronic component manufacturer Yageo (國巨) announced Tuesday (Nov. 12) that it will acquire its U.S. rival Kemet Corp. (NYSE: KEM) in a US$1.8 billion (NT$54.7...