Video shows number of visitors to Taiwan by nationality since 2001

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An amazing video showing the growth of visitors to Taiwan over the past 18 years by nationality was posted to the data visualization and storytelling website Flourish on W...

149 Taiwanese citizens reported missing in China since May 2016

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to statistics presented by the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), there have been 149 cases of Taiwanese citizens going missing in China since the Tsai administr...

Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation chair rebukes chief of China's cross-strait association

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Tuesday (July 16), the chief of China’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), Zhang Zhijun (張志軍), criticized President Tsai Ing-wen’s...

With China’s swift rise as naval power, Australia needs to rethink how it defends itself

CANBERRA (The Conversation) -- Visiting Wellington in April 1996, I fell into conversation with a very wise and experienced New Zealand government official. We talked about the still-unfolding Taiwan ...

China threatens to turn Taiwan into next 'Lebanon': Global Times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As tensions rise across the Taiwan Strait, China in its state-run media mouthpiece the Global Times earlier this month threatened to turn Taiwan into another "Lebanon.&quo...

Same-Sex Marriage Bill an historic moment for Taiwan and a huge dilemma for the KMT

It’s been a long time coming, but finally, the Taiwanese government has revealed how it plans to implement equal marriage reforms. The catchily-titled bill is officially known as ‘The E...

The time is right for Taiwan's President Tsai to address the US Congress

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Last Friday, Richard C. Bush wrote an article for the Brookings Institution arguing against the suggestion that Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) should be invited to a...

What ‘One Country Two Systems’ would really mean for Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- It is possible that you are not an avid reader of the Japanese newspaper, the Yomiuri Shimbun. You may not, therefore, have taken in their op-ed which addressed the Chinese ...

Former China envoy to visit Taiwan for condolence purpose only, skips meeting with Lien Chan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Chen Yunlin (陳雲林), the former head of the semi-official Beijing-based Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits, will visit Taiwan on Thursday Dec. 20 to mourn the pas...

Chinese student in Taiwan disappears while snorkeling in Indonesia

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A Chinese graduate student at Taiwan's National Tsing Hua University disappeared during a snorkeling excursion off the Indonesian island of Gili Air last week, according to a local...

Taiwan President weighs in as Chinese actor's statement at Golden Horse Awards sparks outcry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a Chinese actor referred to Taiwan as part of China’s territory during the Golden Horse Awards ceremony in Taipei last evening, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) re...

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...

US expected to dispatch warships to pass through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Following U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's accusations against China of political meddling, as well as asserting international rights to freedom of navigation in the South C...

Taiwan wants to invite China's top cross-strait negotiator to visit

The Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) is willing to invite the head of its counterpart in China to visit Taiwan this year, as 2018 is a milestone for the two organizations, a spokeswoman for the SEF s...

Military capable of defending Taiwan: Defense Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Responding to reports of large-scale United States military maneuvers close to the Taiwan Strait planned for November, Defense Minister Yen De-fa (嚴德發) said Friday the armed for...