More foreign officials expect to visit Taiwan next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A number of international political figures have reportedly expressed interest in visiting Taiwan, including former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Swedish...

Prague mayor shares study abroad experience in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a YouTube interview, Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib was asked to recall his experience as an exchange student in Taiwan in 2005 and share some of his favorite memories of...

5 films from Taiwan featured in Chicago's APUC film festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five Taiwanese films will be streamed online for free at various points from Sept. 11 to Dec. 20 as part of Chicago's Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) bi-annual film festiva...

AIT observes Ghost Festival in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an unusual gesture to show respect for local Taiwanese culture, the U.S. de facto embassy on Wednesday (Sept. 2) posted photos of its staff observing Ghost Festival (鬼節...

Time right for transforming India-Taiwan relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — India has always been cautious in engaging Taiwan since New Delhi established the India-Taipei Association relations in 1995 to promote bilateral relations; indeed, the gr...

Taiwan boosts tourism with theatrical performances

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Renowned Taiwanese theatrical groups will perform in 16 cities across the island beginning Sept. 5. The Ministry of Transportation and Communications is aiming to boost...

Legendary Taiwanese historian Chuang Yung-ming dies at 78

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese historian and popular book writer Chuang Yung-ming (莊永明) passed away on Friday (Aug. 7), leaving a legacy as the most informative Taiwanese historian and a proli...

Taiwan's Din Tai Fung closing first US location due to financial pressures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Iconic Taiwanese dumpling chain Din Tai Fung announced Thursday (June 11) that its first U.S. location in Arcadia, California, would be permanently closing after two decad...

Photo of the Day: Agong's house in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese-Canadian animator posted this nostalgic mockup of the living room in the home of his Agong (阿公, Taiwanese Hokkien for grandfather) in southern Taiwan. The a...

Doyen of Taiwan's nativist literature movement passes away at 96

A doyen of Taiwan's "nativist literature movement" Chung Chao-cheng (鍾肇政) passed away at his home in Taoyuan City Saturday, according to his family. He was 96. Chung's son Chung Y...

Rep. Office of the MTC optimistic about Taiwan-Russia ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Russia may be the next travel hotspot for Taiwanese as bilateral cultural and economic exchanges have increased in recent years. Since last July, Taiwanese tourists hav...

8% of Taiwanese women do not return to work after parental leave, data shows

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Mother's Day nears in Taiwan, a local women's group is pointing out that discrimination against working mothers is still very real, with 8 percent of women in t...

Former WHO adviser from France receives Taiwan passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former adviser to the World Health Organization (WHO) from France was one of five foreign residents who received a Taiwan passport Tuesday (April 28) — but were al...

Taipei unveils artistic manhole covers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei has unveiled eight artistic manhole covers featuring local characteristics as part of its public art project to beautify the cityscape. Titled the "Taipei M...

Taiwan’s glove puppetry show draws ire of Chinese netizens over ‘Wuhan virus’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A celebrated glove puppetry show in Taiwan has sparked an outcry from the Chinese online community and been forced to apologize for labeling the coronavirus the "Wuha...