10 more foreigners join elite 'club' of naturalized Taiwanese citizens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Ten more foreign professionals have been afforded the exclusive privileged of becoming naturalized Taiwanese citizens, while not being forced to relinquish the citizenship of t...

'No way' one can enjoy Taiwanese rights as a Chinese citizen: Taiwan Premier Su

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) told media today (Tuesday, April 9) that there is “no way” one can be a citizen of China and still enjoy the civil rights a...

Taiwanese lawyer with Chinese ID vows to sue Taiwan after rights revoked

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After having his household registration and rights revoked for receiving a Chinese ID, Taiwanese legal expert, Shao Tzuping (邵子平) said that he is planning to sue Taiwan for thi...

Indonesian man finds long-lost Taiwanese father after 13 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An Indonesian man, who had been searching for his Taiwanese father for 13 years, finally found him in northern Taiwan on Sunday (March 24). Fanuel Yasun Polak, 26, who curre...

Taiwanese actress in China harassed for attending Shenyun performance 9 years ago

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An 18 year old Taiwanese actress and musician working in China, Ou-yang Nana (歐陽娜娜), has become a target of harassment by Chinese netizens, for her alleged support of Taiw...

Taiwanese-born cadre says she's 'mentally prepared' to lose citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Before giving a speech in Beijing that has been widely panned by Taiwanese, a Taiwanese-born Communist cadre told Hong Kong media yesterday (March 14) that she was "mental...

MOI seeks to revoke Taiwanese-born cadre's citizenship after controversial speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After video surfaced Monday (March 11) of a Taiwanese-born Communist cadre giving a controversial speech calling for adherence to the "one China" principle and expres...

The Dalai Lama should be invited back to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan bore witness to two important events over the past few days regarding religious freedom. The “Civil Society Dialogue on Securing Religious Freedom in the I...

Vietnamese spa owner threatens cops with knife after Indonesian masseuse arrested

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Vietnamese owner of a spa in New Taipei City yesterday (March 5) angrily threatened police officers with a knife after she found out that her Indonesian employee was being ...

Two out of 33 travelers have paid African swine fever fines in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Out of 33 people who were fined NT$200,000 (US$6,490) at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport for trying to bring in banned meat products amid the fear of African swine fever, t...

New naturalized immigrants sing Taiwan's national anthem on New Year's Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Five newly naturalized immigrants of Taiwan sang the country's national anthem during the flag-raising ceremony in front of the Presidential Office on New Year's D...

Only 0.008% of foreigners in Taiwan granted dual citizenship over 2 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over the past two years since an amendment to the Nationality Act took effect, a mere 65 senior foreign professionals, or 0.008 percent of Taiwan's 769,913 foreign resident...

Indonesian man searching for long-lost Taiwanese father

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An Indonesian man is trying to find the whereabouts of his long-lost Taiwanese father who has been missing for 12 years. Fanuel Yasun Polak, 26, who currently works as an e...

Taiwanese with China 'resident permits' may be unable to serve in military or law enforcement: MAC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Minister of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) spoke to the media on Monday, Oct. 8 and issued some statements concerning the new Chine...

Taiwanese citizenship process simplified for foreigners with 'Plum Blossom' APRC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The process to apply for Taiwanese citizenship for the 90 foreigners who hold "Plum Blossom" (梅花卡) Alien Permanent Resident Certificates (APRC) has been simplified as...