Taiwan Supreme Court ruling sets stage for murderer to once again face death penalty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Supreme Court on Monday (Oct. 26) decided to revoke the sentence of life imprisonment for Chen Po-chien (陳伯謙), the defendant in the Taipei Huashan murder case. ...

Taiwan aims missiles at China to foil invasion plans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lost in the daily barrage of propaganda about communist China's planned invasion of Taiwan is the fact that the latter is both acquiring and building a mass arsenal of...

Poll: 54% of Taiwanese not pessimistic on US-Taiwan relations if Biden wins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As former Vice President Joe Biden continues to lead U.S. President Donald Trump a week before the election, a new poll released on Tuesday (Oct. 27) shows that a majority...

Taiwan's envoy to Hungary meets with mayor of Budapest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's representative to Hungary, Liu Shih-chung (劉世忠), on Monday (Oct. 26) met with Budapest Mayor Gergely Karacsony and Deputy Mayor Kerpel-Fronius Gabor to discus...

China says 'fighter jets of the PLA must fly over the island of Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's top propaganda platform on Monday declared that People's Liberation Army (PLA) warplanes "must fly over Taiwan" and if Taiwanese fighter jets fir...

Taipei City joins Rainbow Cities Network ahead of annual gay pride parade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ahead of Saturday’s (Oct. 31) annual Taipei Pride parade, Taipei City announced Tuesday (Oct. 27) it had joined the Rainbow Cities Network (RCN), an alliance of loca...

Taiwan Armed Forces kicks off 'Combat Readiness Week' drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese military on Monday night (Oct. 26) kicked off its fourth annual "Combat Readiness Week" exercises, which will last for five days and take place acr...

Taiwan hospitality industry introduces 10 million discount vouchers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the government's travel subsidy program is set to only last until Saturday (Oct. 31), nearly 400 hotels in Taiwan have decided to give out 10 million accommodation ...

China may try to seize Taiwan's Dongsha islands during US election: Freeman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An expert on China warns that the communist regime may try to exploit chaos during the U.S. presidential election to seize Taiwan's Dongsha Islands ((東沙群島, Pratas Isla...

Taiwan legislature forms new caucus to promote ties with France

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 55 lawmakers from different parties formed a legislative caucus on Tuesday (Oct. 27) to promote ties with France. Tsai Shih-ying (蔡適應) from the ruling Democr...

Global Times claims intruding Chinese planes in search of US nuclear submarines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing's state-run mouthpiece the Global Times claimed Monday (Oct. 26) that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) incursions into Taiwan's air defense identific...

Taiwan not halting flu vaccination despite rising safety concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will proceed with the nationwide influenza vaccination program despite growing concern among a minority over the safety of such shots. A 51-year-old man in Taich...

Two Chinese military planes intrude into Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Chinese military planes crossed into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Monday (Oct. 26), marking the 24th such disturbance since Sept. 16. Ac...

ITRI predicts rebound for Taiwan's machinery industry next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) said Monday (Oct. 26) that Taiwan's machinery industry could bounce back in 2021 with an estimated 8 percent increa...

2 same-sex couples to take part in Taiwan's mass military weddings Oct. 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two same-sex couples are expected to be the first to take part in Taiwan's annual military joint weddings, which are slated for Friday (Oct. 30). One-and-a-half yea...