Taiwan activists sail to Diaoyutai Islands ahead of Japanese name change

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese activists set sail Wednesday (Sept. 30) for the Diaoyutai Islands as a name change approved by Japan was set to take effect the following day. The Japanese ci...

Taiwan fishing boat hit by Japanese ship near Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese fishing boat was hit by a Japanese patrol vessel in waters 12 nautical miles west of the disputed Diaoyutai Islands on Sunday (Sept. 27), after it was accused ...

Taiwanese fishermen swept into sea by rogue waves

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four fishermen have died while one in critical condition, and four others are wounded after they were swept into the sea by rogue waves while angling at the Daxi Fishery P...

Taiwan set to ban fishing of elusive megamouth sharks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Fisheries Agency of Taiwan is expected to announce a fishing ban on three shark species on Thursday (July 16) in a move hailed as a success for the country's conse...

2 Taiwanese fishermen busted for smuggling 30 Vietnamese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Taiwanese fishermen were arrested Wednesday (July 8) for attempting to smuggle 30 Vietnamese workers into Taiwan. The Kaohsiung branch of the Coast Guard Administra...

President Tsai reiterates Taiwan's sovereignty over Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) reiterated that the Diaoyu Islands is a part of Taiwanese territory during a press conference on Wednesday (June 24), saying that the governme...

Taiwan defending fishing rights, sovereignty over Diaoyutai Islands: Coast Guard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to media reports that the government does not send Coast Guard ships to protect the nation’s fishing fleet, the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) issued a...

Japanese official explains motivation behind name change for Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After revealing plans to rename the disputed Diaoyutai Islands, Japan's Ishigaki Mayor Yoshitaka Nakayama explained Monday (June 15) the motivation behind his proposal...

Taiwan opposition party asks President Tsai to visit Diaoyutai Islands to claim jurisdiction

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the dispute between Taiwan and Japan over the Diaoyutai Islands continues, Taiwan's main opposition party, the Kuomintang (KMT), is calling on President Tsai Ing-we...

Taiwan emphasizes claims over Diaoyutai despite Japan's planned name change

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Plans by the Japanese city of Ishigaki to change the official name of the uninhabited Diaoyutai Islands to “Tonoshiro Senkaku” (登野城尖閣) will not affect Taiwan&r...

Taiwan fishermen in Solomons urged to be vigilant after break of ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese fishing vessels conducting activities around the Solomon Islands are advised to exercise caution, as the two countries severed diplomatic ties on Monday (Sept. 1...

8 Philippine Coast Guard personnel convicted for 2013 fatal shooting of Taiwanese fisherman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Manila court has convicted and sentenced eight Philippine Coast Guard personnel for gunning down a Taiwanese fisherman in 2013. Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 15 today...

Solomon Islands prime minister says Taiwan 'completely useless to us'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the strongest signal yet that the Solomon Islands is getting set to switch diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said that Taiwan "is c...

Taiwan joins Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement

Taipei (CNA) Taiwan joined the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) July 4, when it attended a meeting of the agreement's members as a "participating fishing entity" for the...

16 rescued after fire aboard Taiwanese fishing boat near S. African waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese fishing vessel reportedly caught fire 1,100 km off the coast of Durban, South Africa on May 8, forcing the crew to abandon the vessel aboard emergency life raf...