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...

Number of foreign nationals with combined Taiwan citizenship reaches 100

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The total number of foreign citizens awarded Taiwanese nationality without having to give up their own has reached 100 after another nine were accepted into the program, r...

Taiwan ex-political prisoner goes on hunger strike, calls for founding of 'independent state'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The hunger strike initiated by former National Policy Advisor to the President Huang Hua (黃華) has entered day 43 in a bid to push for the founding of the "Republic of...

Finding Taiwan a true home, South African colorist obtains citizenship

TAIPEI (CNA) - "Every time I travel overseas with my family, we always use different passports, my wife and kid have Taiwan passports but not me," Paul Hanrahan told CNA during a recent inte...

Chinese student who criticized Xi online applies for permanent residence in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Chinese student, who denounced China's President Xi Jinping during a live stream in March went to the National Immigration Agency (NIA) to apply for permanent residency o...

Taiwan activists support Julian Assange in AIT protest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A small protest in support of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was held in front of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) on Sunday (April 15). The protesters gathered outs...

'No way' one can enjoy Taiwanese rights as a Chinese citizen: Taiwan Premier Su

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) told media today (Tuesday, April 9) that there is “no way” one can be a citizen of China and still enjoy the civil rights a...

Only 0.008% of foreigners in Taiwan granted dual citizenship over 2 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over the past two years since an amendment to the Nationality Act took effect, a mere 65 senior foreign professionals, or 0.008 percent of Taiwan's 769,913 foreign resident...

Taiwanese citizenship process simplified for foreigners with 'Plum Blossom' APRC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The process to apply for Taiwanese citizenship for the 90 foreigners who hold "Plum Blossom" (梅花卡) Alien Permanent Resident Certificates (APRC) has been simplified as...

9 more foreigners granted Taiwanese citizenship without surrendering original nationality

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Nine additional foreign professionals have just officially received Taiwanese citizenship, without having to surrender their original nationality, announced the Ministry of Int...

ICRT host Jeffrey Mindich among 18 foreigners to receive Taiwan citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of a new policy that went into effect last year, American ICRT broadcaster Jeffrey Mindich (閔傑輝) is among 18 foreign professionals who have just officially received Tai...

Over 72% of new naturalized Taiwanese hail from Vietnam: MOI

Taipei, June 24 (CNA) Vietnam remains the major source of foreign spouses in Taiwan, with 3,907 Vietnamese becoming naturalized citizens last year alone, according to the Ministry of the Interior (MOI...

Congolese priest invites Pope to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At a recent meeting of the Pope and the National Directors at the General Assembly of the Pontifical Mission Societies, Taiwanese representative, Father Mbwi Kohi (高福南), t...

Taiwanese vote online for new national ID card design

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) on Saturday (April 21) launched an online contest to select a new design for Taiwan's national ID card, and the clear winner so far is a ...

Taiwan News interview with Turkish TV show host Rifat (吳鳳)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan News on March 23 interviewed Ugur Rifat Karlova, better known as Wu Feng (吳鳳), a Turkish TV show host about his life in Taiwan and the process for applying for Taiwanese...