Taiwan government mulls additional incentives for Taiwanese manufacturers to leave China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan government is mulling over a host of incentives to entice Taiwanese companies to move factories back to Taiwan from China, as the U.S.-China trade war heats up,...

Report: Taiwan should be cautious about making English a 2nd official language

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Legislative Research Bureau, which is an agency under Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan, suggested in a report that Taiwan should be cautious about making Engli...

Taiwan to invest NT$6.4 billion nurturing sports talent: Premier Lai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A budget of NT$6.4 billion (US$206 million) will be set aside to cultivate athletes in Taiwan over a course of ten years through holistic education and career management, ...

Photo of premier and 'Pineapple Grandma' wins 2nd place of failure press photo competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Watching politicians being taken advantage of in failure news photos could be very soul healing, and that’s exactly what an exhibition is all about.    Ne...

Next steps to make English 2nd official language in works: spokesperson

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke yesterday that Taiwan Premier William Lai (賴清德) is spearheading a plan to make English the second official language in Taiwan next year, making it a ...

Taiwan to make English an official second language next year: Premier Lai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will adopt a top-down approach to promoting bilingualism centered on Chinese and English as soon as next year in a bid to boost international competitiveness, said ...

Ex. Premier Lin Chuan may be tapped as Taiwan envoy to APEC Summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Although the Tsai administration has yet to officially announce the country’s envoy for the 2018 APEC Leaders’ Summit in Papa New Guinea scheduled in mid Novem...

Extreme rain does not mean water management efforts were useless: Taiwan President

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Just because extreme rain caused massive flooding in Southern Taiwan did not mean that past water management efforts were useless, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said S...

Premier Lai shoulders the blame for severe effect after southern Taiwan hit by massive deluge 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Prime Minister William Lai (賴清德) expressed his compassion towards citizens in southern Taiwan where the massive downpour left hundreds of people in calamity i...

Premier Lai reiterates Taiwan's non-nuclear goal

Premier William Lai said Wednesday that the government remains committed to its goal of making Taiwan a non-nuclear homeland by 2025 and that there is no need for the public to worry about a resu...

Over 100 Chinese language school principals gather in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 107 principals of Chinese language schools across Southeast Asia met in Taipei on August 20, for a conference to promote the teaching of traditional Chinese in ...

Taiwan to relax international student regulations to improve professional talent pool

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Premier William Lai (賴清德) said the government is currently promoting draft legislation to make it easier for international students to continue their stay in Taiwan...

Premier Lai: US to assist Taiwan with domestic submarine program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This week Taiwanese Premier William Lai indicated that the United States military and defense industry contractors have agreed to assist Taiwan with its domestic submarine...

Taiwan to raise hourly wage by 7% to NT$150

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's hourly minimum wage is to be increased by over 7 percent, while the monthly minimum wage is to be hiked by 5 percent, pending approval by the Executive Yuan, ...

Taiwan Premier unveils record NT$2 trillion budget for 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At Thursday's regular weekly Cabinet meeting, Premier William Lai (賴清德) unveiled a central government budget which for the first time sailed past the NT$2 trillion (US...