Why Taiwan must legislate to welcome all refugees from Communist China

In the past week, there have been a couple of high profile examples of Taiwan providing sanctuary to Chinese dissidents. And this has raised the question of what policy Taiwan should have towards thos...

Newly naturalized Chinese dissident blogger plans to run for office in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A former Chinese citizen and dissident blogger who has just received his Taiwanese citizenship said that he is interested in running for public office in Taiwan in th...

9 more foreign professionals approved for Taiwanese citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of a new policy that went into effect last year, nine foreign professionals yesterday (April 17) were granted special permission to become naturalized as Taiw...

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 Taiw...

Turkish TV show host Rifat receives Taiwan ID card

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Popular Turkish comedian and TV host Ugur Rifat Karlova (吳鳳), completed the process of becoming a Taiwanese citizen by receiving his Taiwan National ID card and naturaliza...

Only 2 of 13 deputies for Taiwan in China's Nat. People's Congress are from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over the past weekend, China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee approved the results of elections to confirm 2, 980 deputies that will comprise th...

Adult children of foreign professionals will be able to apply for special work permit  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Children over the age of 20 of adult professionals who have obtained permanent residence status in Taiwan, will soon be eligible to apply for a "personal work permit"...

Six Italian priests and monks obtain Taiwanese citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Six priests and monks, who have been serving at The Order of the Ministers of the Infirm, also known as the Camillians, received Taiwanese citizenship on Tuesday...

Filipina finally gains rightful Taiwan citizenship after 20 years 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After living in Taiwan for 20 years, a woman from the Philippines who misunderstood the procedure and her right to obtain Taiwanese citizenship, has finally succeeded with...

MOFA calls on Spanish court to extradite Taiwanese nationals to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday Dec. 16 called on the Spanish government to reverse its decision on the extradition of 121 Taiwanese nationals to China. The...

Spanish court allows extradition of 121 Taiwanese citizens to China

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court on Friday granted China's extradition request for 121 Taiwanese citizens accused of belonging to Spain-based gangs that swindled people in China out of mil...

‘Taiwan is the most kind-hearted country” - Japanese man with Taiwanese passport wants to introduce Taiwan to the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Japanese man, who became popular on social media for his announcement to pursue Taiwanese identity, recently posted a photo of his Taiwanese passport, adding he wan...

Taiwanese who join China's Communist Party could be fined up to NT$500,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese who join the Communist Party of China (CPC) could face fines from NT$100,000 to NT$500,000  (US$3,390-US$16,950), said Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Ka...

British football star achieves Taiwan dual citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – British professional soccer player, Tim Chow (周定洋), has obtained Taiwanese citizenship, while being given the extremely rare privilege of not having to renounce his&n...

Taiwan has list of 19 citizens holding office in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government has a list of 19 Taiwanese holding party, political or military office in China, but some of the people have already been stripped of their citizenship, the...