Indian pharmaceutical scientist granted Taiwan's Plum Blossom Card

Kunal Nepali, a pharmaceutical scientist from India, recently obtained special permanent residency in Taiwan with the award of the Plum Blossom Card, based on his research on treatments for cancer, go...

Iranian man handed 2-year sentence for cheating 4 Taiwanese women out of NT$1.35 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Iranian man married to a Taiwanese woman has been convicted of fraud after posing as a Norwegian and Canadian man and conning four single Taiwanese women into lending h...

Foreigners not wed to Taiwanese ineligible for stimulus vouchers: MOEA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign residents of Taiwan who are not married to a Taiwanese citizen will not be eligible for stimulus vouchers that will be released next month because the program is &...

Taiwan’s StarLux Airlines to recruit pilots amid coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s StarLux Airlines announced on Wednesday (May 20) plans to recruit new pilots amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that is taking a toll on the global av...

Pro-democracy Hong Kong actor under quarantine in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pro-democracy Hong Kong actor Wong Chau-sang (黃秋生) has disclosed early Tuesday morning (May 12) that he is under quarantine in Taiwan while hinting at the possibility of p...

More than 3,000 Vietnamese, Filipinos, and Indonesians became Taiwanese in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to Ministry of Interior statistics released Saturday (May 2), a total of 3,438 foreign nationals obtained Taiwanese citizenship in 2019, with the vast majority c...

Priest thanks Taiwanese for donating NT$120 million to aid Italy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Italian priest in Taiwan on Tuesday (April 7) thanked the many generous Taiwanese who donated over NT$100 million within six days to battle the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID...

Taiwan donates NT$6 million for epidemic relief in Italy

Taiwanese have donated more than NT$6 million (US$198,348) to fight the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Italy, following an appeal for help on Wednesday (April 1) by an Italian priest who has worked ...

Actress accuses New Taipei government of taking credit for gymnastics success

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ukrainian-born actress Larisa Bakurova has criticized New Taipei City Government for taking credit for the success of a rhythmic gymnastics team she coached, but the c...

Donations pour into E. Taiwan church to help it rebuild recycling site

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Donations from across the island have poured into a Catholic church in Hualien County’s Yuli Township for the last couple of days after its recycling site, a source ...

Taiwan overturns entry plan for Chinese children of Taiwanese citizens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Feb. 12) overturned a measure by the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) from the previous day allowing Chinese childre...

Photo of the Day: Wuhan Trojan jet lands in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a charter jet ostensibly meant to evacuate Taiwanese businessmen from Wuhan was found to have a person onboard infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), as we...

Taiwanese exec with CCP ties enables Chinese spouses, non-Taiwanese to board Wuhan flight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Many Taiwanese are outraged after news broke on Tuesday (Feb. 4) that many of the passengers aboard a charter jet expressly arranged to evacuate Taiwanese businesspeople s...

Ukrainian-born actress helps Taiwan gymnastics team secure gold medal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ukrainian born actress and model, Larisa Bakurova (瑞莎), led a team of Taiwanese gymnasts to participate in the LA Lights 2020 Gymnastics Tournament over the Lunar New Year...

Taiwanese man accused of murdering Chinese wife in Thailand wanted for fraud

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese man accused of having killed his Chinese wife in Thailand had been wanted for fraud on the island, reports said Wednesday (Jan. 15). Lu, 38, reportedly kill...