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...

Tsai Ing-wen portrays Taiwan as peace-lover in National Day speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As Taiwan celebrated its 106th National Day on Tuesday, President Tsai Ing-wen delivered her second National Day address since taking office in 2016, an...

Taiwan investigates woman over registration for China’s 19th Communist Congress

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government is investigating whether a woman from Kaohsiung is breaking any laws by registering to attend the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th Congress later t...

Ethnic-Chinese refugees from Indonesia want Taiwanese citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ethnic Chinese who fled persecution and violence in Indonesia decades ago are still waiting for Taiwanese citizenship in 2017, a legislator said Wednesday. Many of the ...

British nun presented with Taiwan National ID card

Taipei, Sept. 18 -- British nun Ellen Mary Elizabeth Mylod (麥蕾), who has taught in Taiwan for 44 years, received a Taiwanese ID card on Monday. "It's hard to believe that I'm now ...

A Japanese gives up nationality to become Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Japanese posted his Taiwan ID card on his thirtieth birthday on Thursday, announcing that he has given up his Japanese nationality to become a Taiwanese citizen. ...

After only 21 years, French priest becomes Taiwanese citizen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Breaking from recent precedent, a French Catholic priest has been granted Taiwanese citizenship despite having lived in Taiwan for less than half the time other recent recipien...