Israeli model Bar Zomer's marriage proposal at Taiwan's Sun Moon Lake goes viral

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Bar Zomer, a famous Israel model and internet celebrity with 430,000 followers in Instagram, posted a marriage proposal from her boyfriend while she was in Sun Moon Lake. The...

Taiwan coffee chain 85C sales in China drop 10% amid political bullying 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The founder of the Taiwanese-owned 85C coffee shop chain said in an interview Monday that sales in China dropped 10 percent in a week after being accused of favoring Taiwan Inde...

China and ASEAN plan joint maritime maneuvers for October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - China has reportedly proposed holding joint military maneuvers with member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), according to a report by Kyodo News. ...

El Salvador deal to switch from Taiwan to China could include 'military base'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Taiwan preemptively severed relations with El Salvador today in advance of its diplomatic recognition of Communist China, more scrutiny is being placed on the massive Por...

Over 100 Chinese language school principals gather in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 107 principals of Chinese language schools across Southeast Asia met in Taipei on August 20, for a conference to promote the teaching of traditional Chinese in ...

As Philippines President Duterte flagging, daughter on the rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte indicated he was tired, his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, was building new alliances with former prominent politicians...

Asian shares mixed on doubt of resolving US-China trade spat

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Tuesday amid doubts on the prospects for resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slip...

Taiwan’s anti-corruption efforts come under international microscope

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first session of the international review of Taiwan's compliance with the United Nations Convention against Corruption (CAC) was held in Taipei on August 21, with ...

Former tech exec suspected of placing hidden camera at Starbucks Taipei branch

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A 45-year-old former technology company chairman was out on bail Tuesday after being detained as the key suspect in the placing of a hidden camera inside a gender-neutral t...

Taiwan Taekwondo woman kicks her way to gold upset 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Team Taiwan's Su Po-ya (蘇柏亞) upset the favored South Korean athlete to snatch gold in the women's Taekwondo bantamweight (53 kilograms) category yesterday (Au...

Taiwan Education Fair in the Philippines aims to promote tertiary education

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Thousands of youths were drawn to the Taiwan Education Fair taking place on August 19 in the Philippines to boost bilateral exchanges in tertiary education, reports said. ...

Rubio blasts El Salvador's switch from Taiwan to China as 'terrible mistake,' threatens to end funding

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In anticipation of El Salvador's impending switch of diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio harshly criticized the decision as a "t...

Taiwan university partners with UK advisory firm for specialist renewable energy training

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (Yun Tech) will team up with U.K. specialist advisory firm Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) to provide o...

NT$11 million worth of smuggled cigarettes seized in Taiwan's Kaohsiung

 Kaohsiung Customs seized 216,000 packs of cigarettes worth NT$11 million (US$357,351) on the market that were being smuggled into the country in a shipment documented as consisting of ceramic ti...

Taiwan severs diplomatic ties with El Salvador 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday Taiwan will sever diplomatic relations with El Salvador, after learning that the Central American nation is preparing t...