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Veteran Taiwan Independence activist Wu Li-pei publishes English-language memoirs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Presidential Adviser Wu Li-pei (吳澧培) published his English-language memoirs in the United States recently to explain his vision on the country’s future as an ...

Taiwanese-Americans 3rd wealthiest ethnic group in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A chart that went viral on social media this week shows that Taiwanese-Americans have the third-highest median household income of any ethnic group in the U.S. On Wedne...

Alleged gunman sent diary to newspaper before church attack

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The man accused of opening fire on a Southern California church congregation because of his political hatred for Taiwan dubbed himself a “destroying angel" in a seven-volume d...

Gunman targets Taiwanese faith with long pro-democracy link

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The recent deadly shooting at Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in California didn’t just violate a sacred space. Taiwanese Americans across the country say it ripped through the...

Taiwanese councilwoman lauds 'amazing' seniors who subdued church shooter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Elderly members of a Taiwanese church in southern California are drawing praise for their effort to subdue a gunman who fatally shot one parishioner and injured five other...

Taiwanese-American doctor hailed as hero for fighting church gunman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese-American doctor and martial artist is being hailed by police as a hero for bravely risking his own life to save others when a gunman began shooting at a Taiwan...

Taiwan VP returns home from eventful trip to Honduras, US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) met with dozens of U.S. politicians and experts during layovers in Los Angeles and San Francisco during his trip to attend Honduran Presi...

Taiwan VP stays night in US, meets with officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) was received by the top Taiwanese envoy to the U.S. and American Institute Taiwan Chair James Moriaty during a stopover in Los Angeles Tu...

Wang Leehom files for divorce from Taiwanese wife

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese-American crooner Wang Leehom (王力宏) on Wednesday (Dec. 15) announced that he has filed for divorce from his Taiwanese wife of eight years, Lee Jinglei (李靚蕾). R...

US congresswoman says use of 'Republic of Taiwan' 100% deliberate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Representative Nancy Mace stated Sunday (Nov. 28) that she had used the name "Republic of Taiwan" on purpose while visiting the country last week. On Nov...

Taiwan should stop groveling

Anyone who wonders where Taiwan stands in Washington need look no further than President Biden’s assurance to Chinese Communist Party boss Xi Jinping (習近平) that, in effect, nothing has changed. ...

1st Taiwanese-American mayor of Boston sworn in

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Michelle Wu (吳弭) was sworn in as mayor of Boston on Tuesday (Nov. 16), making her the first female, non-white, and Taiwanese-American person to lead the city in its nearly...

Gold Card Office navigates newcomers to Taiwan

An onboarding booklet that navigates you through daily life in Taiwan is also the work of the Gold Card Office. “For newcomers to Taiwan, simple tasks such as where to take the trash can be conf...

Taiwan envoy to US throws out first pitch at Mets Taiwan Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's representative to the U.S., Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴), threw out the first pitch during a New York Mets game at Citi Field in Queens on Sunday (Aug. 29), marking th...

Taiwan envoy to San Francisco apologizes for claiming to represent China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s representative in San Francisco has apologized for claiming to represent the government of China in a speech before a Taiwan organization, reports said Frid...