UNIVERSIADE: Athletes-blocking protest draws widespread condemnation

Politicians from across the party line strongly condemned anti-government protesters who blocked international athletes from entering the venue of the opening ceremony of the 2017 Taipei Universiade S...

Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade opens with dazzling spectacle and political strife

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade opened in the Taiwanese capital Saturday to the sounds and hues of indigenous music, colorful dancing but also political disruption. ...

All Taiwanese are members of Team Taiwan at Universiade: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 23 million Taiwanese people are all members of Team Taiwan for the Universiade, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on her Facebook page Saturday. She was scheduled t...

Taiwan investigates rumors of ISIS terror threat against Universiade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Taiwan’s capital prepared for the opening ceremony of the Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade later Saturday, the authorities were investigating unconfirmed rumors tha...

Taipei Universiade is ready to roll tonight!

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade kicks off officially on Saturday as the opening ceremony starts at 7 pm at Taipei Stadium, which is anticipated to gather over...

Ex-AIT official criticizes Beijing over its Taiwan approach

A former American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) director on Friday said Beijing has made a mistake by not trying to reach out to Taiwan. China's attempt to bully President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) also d...

Taiwan President offers condolences to victims of Barcelona attack

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) offered her condolences to the families of those killed in the deadly Barcelona attack and hoped those who are injured recover soon, as said by the official spokesper...

Former Taiwan president not welcome at Universiade opening

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – When former presidents of Taiwan and ex-mayors of Taipei City gather Saturday for the opening of the Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade, one notable absentee will be ex-Presid...

Assailant injures guard outside Taiwan presidential office

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — An assailant wielding a samurai sword and carrying a Chinese flag in his bag has injured a guard outside Taiwan's presidential office building in what authorities are calling a p...

Man attacks Taiwanese presidential guard with samurai sword

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A man attacked a military police officer guarding the Presidential Office with a samurai sword he had stolen from a military history museum Friday morning. The guard wa...

Blackout fallout illustrates both political and public sector issues

I was sitting in a private dining room at a nice hotel in downtown Kaohsiung when the lights went out. It was a belated family dinner to mark Father's Day and also a family birthday. And it w...

Tsai apologizes for Taiwan's massive blackout

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) released a statement on her Facebook page on Tuesday apologizing for the massive blackout that caused power outages across the country an...

Cabinet outlines flagship projects under New Southbound Policy

Five flagship projects and three potential-laden fields for collaboration under the New Southbound Policy were outlined Aug. 14 by the Cabinet-level Office of Trade Negotiations, highlighting Taiwan&r...

Tagalog teacher training opens for Filipinos living in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- Basic teacher training course for Filipinos in Taiwan have been launched so they can become Tagalog instructors, announced the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (M...

Tsai highlights Taiwan’s progress on gender equality at women’s conference

President Tsai Ing-wen said Aug. 11 that Taiwan’s journey in advancing women’s empowerment demonstrates that promoting gender rights strengthens democracy.  According to the presid...