Taiwan is 'a living condemnation of the CCP': Scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to U.S. media questions over why China has recently stepped up its aggressive intrusions into Taiwan's Air Defense Idenifitican Zone (ADIZ), a Canadian sch...

Taipei Music Center ousts CEO less than month after opening

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Less than a month after its opening, Taipei Music Center has ousted its CEO, songwriter Austin Peng (彭季康), reports said Saturday (Sept. 12). Based in the Taipei distric...

Taiwan's KMT should be barred from Straits Forum

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – It has been an extremely difficult year for the Kuomintang (KMT). Its populist candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was heavily defeated in the presidential elections and then...

Taiwan president visits missile bases amid intimidation by China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) responded to increased Chinese military activity near Taiwan by visiting two air defense bases Friday (Sept. 11). During her meetings with ...

Taiwan's KMT denounces China claim it will 'beg for peace'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese state media has described former Taiwan Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng’s (王金平) planned China visit as a trip to “beg for peace.” The statem...

Taiwan First Bank to make all branches bilingual by 2028

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's First Commercial Bank announced Friday (Sept. 11) that it was aiming to provide Chinese-English bilingual services at all 188 of its national branches by 2028...

Time is 'ripe' for Taiwan-US BTA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Thursday (Sept. 10) said the government’s relaxation of import restrictions on American pork and cattle removes trade barr...

Former Japan prime minister to attend Lee Teng-hui's memorial in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Japan Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori will reportedly visit Taiwan for the second time in two months to attend the memorial ceremony of former Taiwan President Lee Teng...

Marco Rubio urges US official to open free trade talks with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday (Sept. 10) urging him to send Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, an...

Taiwan: China planes entered its airspace twice in 2 days

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan says Chinese warplanes entered its airspace on Wednesday and Thursday during large-scale war games that it called a “serious provocation to Taiwan and a grave threat to re...

Three charged for attack on Hong Kong bookseller

Prosecutors on Thursday indicted three men who allegedly splashed red paint on Lam Wing-kee (林榮基), founder of Hong Kong's Causeway Bay Books, in Taipei earlier this year. Lam, who fled to Taiwa...

Timing key in beginning US-Taiwan trade talks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Washington public policy think tank has suggested the Trump administration notify Congress that it plans to start negotiations with Taiwan for a bilateral free trade agr...

Taiwan seeks to build alliance to counter China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday (Sept. 8) appeared to call for an alliance to counter China while also proposing an economic pact to shift critical suppl...

Farmers urge government to prop up domestic pig prices

A pig farmers association called on the government Wednesday to guarantee stable domestic pig prices ahead of the implementation of its policy to allow the importation of American meat containing resi...

Somaliland opens Taipei office in diplomatic coup for Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The breakaway territory of Somaliland opened a representative office in Taipei on Wednesday in a rare diplomatic coup for Taiwan that has already drawn Beijing’s ire. ...