U.S. Open champ's apology shows winning isn't everything for Taiwanese

It should have been the proudest moment in the career of Taiwanese tennis ace Chan Yung-jan (詹詠然) when she became the first Taiwanese player to win a U.S. Open title, along with the women's double...

Taiwan’s Chen Ying-chu breaks roller sports world record again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s roller sports athlete Chen Ying-chu (陳映竹) broke women's 500m sprint world record again with 43.122 seconds in a semifinal race at the 2017 Roller Games Wo...

Israeli bloggers tour Taipei, try Xiao Long Bao

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After a successful sports tourism thanks to the Summer Universiade, Taipei City is aiming large groups of tourists from the Middle East market with its claim of uniqu...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - September 8

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The top stories this week included Lin raises hourly minimum wage to NT$140 and monthly pay to 22K, seven spooky places in Taiwan, Argentine athletes warned by FISU f...

Taiwan’s weightlifting champion moonlights to endorse luxury care products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—People usually don’t associate weightlifting with skin care product endorsement. But that’s what Taiwan’s world weightlifting record holder Kuo Hsing-...

Court partly lifts Taipei Dome construction ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – More than two years after the Taipei City Government ordered a halt to work on the Taipei Dome (大巨蛋), a court on Thursday threw out part of that ban, though appeals are st...

Taiwan's Universiade makes German headlines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--On Aug. 30, Taiwan’s 2017 Summer Universiade was featured on the German Federal Ministry of the Interior official website. The article (see the article here) said that T...

390,000 PET bottles collected from Universiade Athletes' Village

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Volunteers from the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation organized for 390,000 PET bottles to be collected for recycling from the Taipei 2017 Summer Uni...

Taiwan continues to win gold and silver medals after universiade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 7th Korea Open Busan International Dragon Boat Festival ended on Saturday, and Taiwan team won three gold and one silver medals. Indigenous athletes from Taiwan&rsq...

Taipei City Mayor says Universiade athlete's village should be used for homeless

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-- Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je attended the 2017 ‘Becoming Aces’ activity. He talked about homeless people and said that the government, "can build villas in the m...

Hurricane Harvey traps 24 Universiade athletes in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At least 24 athletes from the United States have been unable to head home after the Universiade due to Hurricane Harvey, but they have been offered shelter by a university...

Argentine athletes warned by FISU for carrying Taiwanese flags at Universiade closing ceremony

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A day after the Argentine athletes boldly carried the official Taiwan flag and wore wigs in the Taiwanese national colors into Taipei Municipal Stadium during the pro...

Taiwan, Republic of China, Chinese Taipei: Difficult even for the New York Times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – “Why reporting on Taiwan isn’t easy, in one photo: Taiwanese audience in Republic of China afro wigs cheer the arrival of team Chinese Taipei,” New York ...

Opening of the National Cultural Congress

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--After a 15 year gap, today the Ministry of Culture held a 2017 National Cultural Congress. President Tsai Ing-wen said, "the country must transition, cultural policy must al...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - September 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The top stories this week included 18 ways to be Taiwanese, Brawl breaks out in Taiwan legislature again, 1st Taiwanese-made satellite blasts off into space, Top 5 best gi...