Taiwan's president pledges to build better country, revive economy in post-coronavirus era

[Last update: May 20 2:35 p.m.] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In addition to taking action against the coronavirus (COVID-19) and girding for its repercussions for the global economy, President Tsai...

Tsai Ing-wen sworn into office as Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) was sworn into office on Wednesday morning (May 20), embarking on her second term with a record high approval rating — despite...

University in S. Taiwan develops island's first deployable coronavirus hospital

TAINAN (Taiwan News) — Tainan-based National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) has unveiled a project to build the island’s first deployable quarantine hospital to prepare for the potential cor...

Taiwan President apologizes for coronavirus cluster on Goodwill Fleet ship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has issued an apology for the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) on a Goodwill Fleet ship, which docked at Zuoying (左營) harbor in Southern Taiwa...

Causeway Bay Books founder attacked with paint in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay Books (銅鑼灣書店) founder Lam Wing-kee (林榮基), whose new bookstore is set to open in Taipei on Saturday (April 25), was attacked with red paint o...

Singapore, Japan thank Taiwan for helping citizens evacuate from Peru

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan and Singapore have expressed gratitude to Taiwan for helping their citizens evacuate from Peru, which imposed travel restrictions due to the escalating coronavirus (...

AIT director compares Taiwan-US relationship to family with shared values and goals

NEW TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Addressing the students of National Taipei University in New Taipei City on Wednesday (March 11), Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Brent Christensen ...

Taiwan sets up 60 face mask production lines in a month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A government project to set up 60 face mask production lines in a month has been accomplished ahead of schedule, and 15 firms taking up manufacturing are expected to produ...

World can benefit from Taiwan's experience fighting coronavirus: AIT chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) James Moriarty commended Taiwan’s efforts in dealing with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) threat, saying that the...

Taiwan president orders archives regarding martial law-era government atrocities to be declassified in March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Classified political archives held by the national security agency are to be declassified and made accessible to an investigation committee within one month, said Presiden...

Eight endangered sea turtles found dead in northern Taiwan on single day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The bodies of eight sea turtles were found on the northeastern coast of Taiwan on Sunday (Feb. 23), and researchers believe fishing activities to be the cause of the endan...

Taiwan tech team wins $US175,000 in US-funded competition to combat disinformation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese tech team has been awarded $US175,000 in a competition funded by the U.S. Department of State to seek solutions to counter disinformation. A team of six mem...

US-Taiwan competition to grant US$250,000 to tech gurus developing tools to counter disinformation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A US-led technology competition with a focus on fighting disinformation entered its final round on Wednesday (Feb. 19), with at least one winning team to be chosen on Thur...

KMT government might have been behind martial law-era homicide of Taiwanese dissident's family: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new report concerning the triple homicide of family members of prominent Kaohsiung Incident dissident Lin Yi-hsiung (林義雄) suggests that the authoritarian Kuomintang (KMT...

Taiwan records 18th coronavirus case, patient asymptomatic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan recorded a new case of infection by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) on Sunday (Feb. 9), with the 18th case being the son of the couple previously confirmed to hav...