Winners of Presidential Hackathon awards honored in Taipei

Twelve winners of the 2020 Presidential Hackathon were honored Sunday (Sept. 20) at the Presidential Office in Taipei City, spotlighting government efforts to address societal needs through innovation...

Typhoon Maysak to come closest to Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Typhoon Maysak (梅莎) is predicted to come closest to Taiwan today (Aug. 31) and Tuesday (Sept. 1), with its periphery likely leading to rain and thunderstorms across much o...

Tropical Storm Mekkhala brings rain to Taiwan, strikes China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The periphery of Tropical Storm Mekkhala, the sixth tropical storm of the year, will bring rain to Taiwan today (Aug. 11), while China is bracing for more flooding as the s...

Tropical Storm Hagupit will come closest to Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued heavy rain warnings for 11 counties and cities and a sea warning, as Tropical Storm Hagupit is poised to come closest ...

Taiwan reaffirms commitment to global trade during APEC virtual meeting

Taiwan is committed to working with other members of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation to maintain a consistent flow of trade during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Minister without Portfol...

Taiwan, EU stage 3rd Human Rights Consultations

The third Taiwan-EU Human Rights Consultations was held via videoconference July 15, underscoring the two sides’ commitment to advancing universal values. The one-day event was co-chaired by ...

Tropical depression impacting Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) predicts that a tropical depression churning toward Taiwan today (July 15) will bring rain to southern and eastern Taiwan. The CWB said...

Annual drill simulating Chinese air raid to be held across Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will hold its annual air raid drill as scheduled on Tuesday afternoon (July 14), but no evacuations or traffic restrictions will be in place this year to avoid the ...

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...