Taiwanese temple hands out 168,000 hats in one year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese temple has given away a whopping 168,000 hats in the year since Norwegian triathlon champion Gustav Iden made them famous. The initial batch of 500 hats was...

Only 2% of Taiwanese polled consider themselves 'Chinese'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As hostile actions by communist China against Taiwan continue to intensify, the latest poll by Taiwan Thinktank (台灣智庫) found that only 2 percent of respondents consider th...

Taiwan urged to take climate action to avoid industry woes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government of Taiwan was called upon on Thursday (Sept. 24) to set forth a clear strategy to address challenges brought about by climate change. Five lawmakers of t...

Idaho declares Taiwan Double Ten Day on Oct. 10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Idaho Governor Brad Little proclaimed Taiwan’s National Day, Oct. 10, as “Taiwan Double Ten Day” in his state, reports said Thursday (Sept. 24). In an...

Taiwan ranked No. 1 on Agoda 2020 travel wish list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is number one among the top 10 most-searched destinations in the second half of 2020, according to Agoda, an online travel agency and metasearch engine for hotels, ...

Taiwanese woman reaches out to childhood benefactor, reporters assist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman offered a “thank you” on Facebook to the kind-hearted owner of a steakhouse for routinely giving her and her younger brother extra side dishes when the...

President Tsai sees Taiwan as world's semiconductor manufacturing leader

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) told leading figures in the Taiwanese semiconductor sector on Thursday (Sept. 24) that she wanted to turn the country into a world leader in a...

Taiwan's Mega Bank denies it gave secret loan to Trump's son-in-law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mega Bank on Wednesday (Sept. 23) dismissed an allegation by the editor for Forbes that Trump's son-in-law obtained a secret loan from the Taiwanese bank. Forbes ed...

Free memorial concert for Alien Huang slated for Oct. 6 in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A free memorial concert for Taiwanese entertainer Alien Huang (黃鴻升), who died suddenly at the age of 36 last week from aortic dissection, will be held in Taipei on Oct. 6....

Queen of Mandopop A-Mei to hold free concert in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese pop star A-Mei (Kulilay Amit, 張惠妹) announced Thursday (Sept. 24) plans to hold a New Year countdown concert in Taitung in a surprising move that has sent many fa...

Taiwan: China's military flew planes toward island on 3 days

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan said Thursday that China sent two military surveillance planes toward the island for three straight days and it dispatched patrols in response. Tensions ...

Whitemen Toothpaste in brush with law for labeling Chinese tubes as Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung prosecutors have indicted the head of Whitemen Toothpaste (白人牙膏) for falsely labeling over 3 million tubes of its toothpaste products as being made in Taiwan whe...

TSMC says US-China deleveraging could increase semiconductor costs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the U.S. and China seek to shift their supply chains amid ongoing trade tensions, the effects on the semiconductor industry could lead to increased costs and a restrict...

Military aircraft that flew over Taipei rehearsing for National Day performances

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents of the Taipei metropolitan area might have been startled by the sound of military aircraft early on Thursday (Sept. 24), with some wondering if there was a real ...

Taiwan envoy to US interviewed on NPR

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s top representative to the U.S., Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴), on Wednesday (Sept. 23) appeared on National Public Radio’s (NPR) program “All Things Consi...