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Taiwan Statebuilding Party legislator loses recall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Statebuilding Party (TSP) legislator Chen Po-wei (陳柏惟) lost his seat in a recall vote backed by the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) Saturday (Oct. 23). The campaign ...

China vows no concessions on Taiwan after Biden comments

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday said there is “no room” for compromise or concessions over the issue of Taiwan, following a comment by U.S. President Joe Biden that the U.S. is committed to defending t...

Taiwan president attends semiconductor academy opening at NCKU

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) held an opening ceremony for its new Academy of Innovative Semiconductor and Sustainable Manufacturing on Friday (Oct. 22), celebrati...

US needs to take more concrete steps to defend Taiwan

Titles significant, but not critical It is well past time the United States takes more concrete steps to support the defense of Taiwan. Too much time has been devoted to continuing debates over lar...

Retired general claims Chinese warplanes are not harassing Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A retired Taiwanese general on Tuesday (Oct.19) claimed that China's warplanes are not harassing Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) and that the skies...

Nine Taiwanese startups recognized at ‘Next Big’ event in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nine innovative Taiwanese startups were presented with awards from President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday (Oct. 19) at an event at Taipei 101. The nine companies were ...

Taiwan’s KMT speeds up preparation for US office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An international relations expert has been tasked with overseeing the re-establishment of a representative office for the opposition party of Kuomintang (KMT) in the U.S. ...

Taiwan President vows action against deepfakes amid celebrity porn case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) pledged on Monday (Oct. 18) to crack down on deepfakes after many celebrities have fallen victim to a crime involving pornographic videos. ...

Poll shows 70% agree Taiwan and China 'not subordinate to one another'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Results from a new poll show that 70.6% of respondents agree with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) statement that Taiwan’s Republic of China (ROC) and Chi...

Taiwan's leader pays respects to 46 dead in building inferno

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president on Saturday paid her respects at a morgue to the dozens of people killed in a deadly inferno that ripped through an aging tower block earlier in the week. ...

Taiwan president sees new internet data center as East Asia digital hub

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At the groundbreaking for a new internet data center (IDC) Friday (Oct. 15), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) expressed the hope it would serve as an East Asian regional digit...

Taiwan premier to donate 1 month's salary to Kaohsiung following tragic fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet announced on Friday (Oct. 15) that Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) will donate one month's salary to Kaohsiung City Government and provide post-disaster relie...

Taiwan's Medigen applies for COVID vaccine EUA in Eswatini

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (MVC) announced on Thursday (Oct. 14) that it had applied to the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Eswatini for emergency...

Minimum wage in Taiwan set to increase starting 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Thursday (Oct. 14) is set to approve the Ministry of Labor’s (MOL) proposal to raise the minimum wage from NT$24,000 (US$ 854....

Taiwan tensions raise fears of US-China conflict in Asia

BANGKOK (AP) — After sending a record number of military aircraft to harass Taiwan over China’s National Day holiday, Beijing has toned down the saber rattling but tensions remain high, with the rheto...