Deadline for Indian evacuation flight from Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A special charter flight to return Indian citizens home will take off on Sunday (July 12), while those wishing to leave India and fly to Taiwan can board the plane's r...

PS4 EasyCards go on sale in Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's EasyCard Corporation began offering pre-orders for limited-edition miniature Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) controller-themed electronic stored-value cards on Tuesd...

Top Taiwan photographer Ko Si-chi passes away at 90

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of the top photographers in Taiwan, Ko Si-chi (柯錫杰), passed away in his hometown of Tainan on Friday (June 5) at the age of 90. Ko received his first camera at the ...

Taiwan, US hold video conference on Pacific region epidemic prevention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced on Thursday (June 4) that Taiwan and the U.S. held an online dialogue on epidemic prevention assistance in the Pacific in ...

Russian coronavirus website lists 'country of Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a defiant break from the standard placating of China, a Russian website that provides updates on the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is listing Taiwan as a countr...

Taiwan releases video of fierce live-fire drill as tensions with China rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As tensions with China continue to ratchet up, Taiwan's military on Wednesday (June 3) released footage of machine guns blazing during a night exercise off the coast o...

Pokémon donuts go on sale in Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To lure avid Taiwanese Pokémon trainers, Taiwan branches of Mister Donut on Tuesday (June 2) began featuring Pokémon-shaped donuts. After images of Pok&ea...

Presidential Secretary-General Chen Chu to resign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) prepares to be sworn in for her second term, it was revealed Saturday (May 16) that Chen Chu (陳菊), the secretary-general of the Tsai admini...

Second batch of Taiwanese stranded in Wuhan to return home on charter flights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The second batch of Taiwanese who have been stranded in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak first started, is expected to return home on T...

Cold Surge Advisory issued for most of Taiwan as mercury dips to 4.6 C in Miaoli

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a cold snap peaks in Taiwan today (Feb. 18), the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a Cold Surge Advisory for much of Taiwan, with Miaoli seeing the lowest tempera...

Czech lawmakers urge WHA observer status for Taiwan

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs thanked the Czech Republic parliament Feb. 15 for two letters urging Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, to grant Taiwan ...

Cold surge to send mercury plunging in Taiwan to 7 degrees C tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cold air surge, which blew south into Taiwan on Sunday (Feb. 16), will cause temperatures to plunge to as low as 7 degrees Celsius by this evening (Feb. 17), as the Cent...

Taiwan, US stage digital forum on enhancing people-to-people ties

Taiwan and the U.S. staged the Digital Dialogue Public Forum Jan. 17 in Taipei City, bringing together academics and officials from both sides to explore new ways of promoting closer people-to-people ...

Tsai halts campaign for 3 days after Black Hawk crash claims Taiwan's top general

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After news broke on Thursday afternoon (Jan. 2) that Chief of the General Staff Shen Yi-ming (沈一鳴) and seven other military officers had died in a Black Hawk helicopter cr...

Tsai reaffirms commitment to deepening Taiwan-US trade ties

President Tsai Ing-wen said Dec. 9 that Taiwan is committed to starting negotiations with the U.S. on a bilateral trade agreement and expanding related exchanges across the board to boost economic gro...