Taiwanese wrestler wins silver in Junior World Championship tournament

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Aug. 15 at the Junior World Championships of the United World Wrestling Tallinn Open, Taiwanese wrestler Chang Hui Tsz (張惠慈) took home a silver medal in the Junior Worl...

Nathan Adrian: life before medal gold as he fights cancer

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Nathan Adrian says that his success won't be on his mind at the end of his life. Maybe that would have been him some years ...

Peru surfers dominate at Pan Am Games

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's Lucca Mesinas and Daniella Rosas won gold in their surfing finals at the Pan American Games on Sunday and a likely ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Interna...

Japan airports to implement facial recognition entry ahead of 2020 Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and in a bid to boost tourism, Japan announced this week that it has begun implementing facial recognition immigration entry systems at i...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Viacheslav Kolesnikov of Ukraine dives during the men's high diving competition at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. In other images from the Asia-Pacific reg...

'Team Taiwan' prepares for Foodex Japan, aims to expand market for country's products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture, External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), along with food industry representatives are gearing up for the largest agri-food fair ...

What's in a Tokyo 2020 medal? Old phones, discarded cameras

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers say they expect to collect enough obsolete electronic devices by the end of March to reach the amount that will be required to manufacture all Olympic and Paralym...

Push to use name ‘Taiwan’ instead of ‘Chinese Taipei’ at Tokyo Olympics falters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A referendum in favor of using the name ‘Taiwan’ instead of the current ‘Chinese Taipei’ to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics looks to be falt...

Organizer of Taiwan Olympic name referendum sues Olympic committee chief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - One of the organizers behind Saturday’s referendum about the use of the name “Taiwan” by the country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics went to court Friday to sue the...

IOC threatens to disbar Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) recently sent another letter of warning to the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) in Taiwan, which has been released ahead o...

Referendum to scrap 'Chinese Taipei' to proceed no matter the outcome: Govt. Spokesperson

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This week the chairman of the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee, Lin Hong-dow (林鴻道), has stirred fears around the upcoming referendum aimed at scrapping the “Chinese ...

Japan orders maker to fix questionable quake shock absorbers

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government has ordered a company that falsified quality data for earthquake "shock absorbers" used in hundreds of buildings to speed up an investigation and fix any problems ...

Referendum to scrap 'Chinese Taipei' officially approved for vote in November

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Central Election Committee (CEC) on Monday, Oct. 8, declared that the Team Taiwan petition for a referendum to scrap the use of “Chinese Taipei”...

Petition to scrap 'Chinese Taipei' for 'Taiwan' accepted by CEC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A petition calling for a nationwide referendum to change Taiwan's Olympic team name from "Chinese Taipei" to "Taiwan" before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was...

Taiwan's Taichung to host its own intl. event in lieu of 2019 E. Asian Youth Games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In late July, the East Asian Olympic Committee decided to abruptly cancel the 2019 East Asian Youth Games, by revoking Taichung’s right to host the games at the behe...