Taiwan could do with an actual national day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A country’s national day should be an opportunity for citizens to remember the past, reflect on the present, in order to better chart the future — unfortunatel...

Taiwan mayoral by-election to take place in Kaohsiung Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The Kaohsiung mayoral by-election will be held on Saturday (Aug. 15), the first such election in Taiwan after former Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was ousted in a decisive vote in...

Legislative Yuan president stresses importance of Taiwanese history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislative Yuan President You Shyi-kun (游錫堃) on Monday (August 3) gave a speech at a parliamentary staff training session and pointed out that the country should strength...

Taiwan history textbook becomes bestseller in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The enthusiasm in Japan for all things Taiwanese has reached new heights, with even the translation of a Taiwanese history textbook reaching the bestseller lists, UDN repo...

National Taiwan Museum’s Railway Department Park to open July 7

TAIPEI(Taiwan News) — The National Taiwan Museum’s (NTM) Railway Department Park will be open to the public on Tuesday (July 7) with six historic national monuments on display. The 1.7-...

Taiwan provides bone marrow to Singaporean leukemia patient amid pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Medical staff from Taiwan's Tzu Chi Hospital in April were able to complete an extremely difficult task of delivering donated bone marrow to a leukemia patient from Si...

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake jolts central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck Nantou County in central Taiwan at 7:55 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 19). The latest quake’s epicenter was located in the town of Puli, ...

Taiwan elections: A victory for freedom, democracy, and common sense

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — And breathe… It’s been a stressful few weeks and months coming into this election for everyone who cares about Taiwan. It’s been particularly acut...

If you care about Taiwan’s future, you must vote

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — It’s decision time! After months of campaigning, claims, and counter-claims, the Taiwanese people will, at last, get the opportunity to determine who will be t...

Taipei District Prosecutors Office publishes English book on its history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei District Prosecutors Office (TDPO) released an English publication titled "Arrival of Taipei District Prosecutors Office" (台北法鑑—皇華台北 鑠法薪傳) on Th...

Corrupt Taiwanese cop behind record-breaking 1.5-ton drug load from Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the discovery of the biggest drug cache inside a container in Taiwanese history, a police officer has confessed that he took NT$10 million (US$326,000) in bribes to ...

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020 (127 days left):Tidbits from Aug. 26 to Sept. 4, 2019

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020 (127 days left):Tidbits from Aug. 26 to Sept. 4, 2019 Last updated: (GMT+8) 19:50 Sept. 5, 2019 Election Tidbits about Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu, Ko Wen-je, and ...

Taiwan reports first ever local case of Chikungunya virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced on Friday (July 26) that the first local case of Chikungunya fever in Taiwan’s history has been discovered...

Han’s primary victory is exactly what the DPP needed

So, the stage is now set for what could well be the most significant election in Taiwan’s short democratic history. Sitting President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will be up against KMT firebrand...

Taiwan history expert cries hypocrisy over Xi's remark on May 4th Movement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A recent speech by Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) to mark the centennial of the May Fourth student movement has drawn a strong backlash both internationally and from Taiwanese...