Taiwan a 'beautiful beacon' for religious freedom

HSINCHU (Taiwan News) – While attending the Taiwan International Religious Freedom Forum, the U.S. Commissioner on International Religious Freedom, Nadine Maenza, told Taiwan News that when it c...

Global leaders attend Taiwan International Religious Freedom Forum

Hsinchu (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Taiwan’s religious freedoms have come a long way, at the Taiwan International Religious Freedom Forum, in Hsinchu on Thursday (May...

【Exclusive】MEP criticizes China’s human rights record, calls Taiwan beacon of hope

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Bastiaan “Bas” Belder told Taiwan News on Thursday (May 29) that Taiwan is a democratic beacon to China. “It i...

Kenneth Starr: religious freedom helps society flourish

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Every human being regardless of culture or background should enjoy fundamental human rights, said former United States solicitor general Kenneth Starr in an interview on M...

Japan to expand trade control on AI and robotics following US restrictions on advanced technology exports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After the U.S. blacklisted Huawei and its foreign entities in order to prevent them from compromising US national security and foreign policy interests, Japan is contempla...

Japan, China resume disarmament talks after 8 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Japan and China have reached an agreement to continue diplomatic dialogue on security issues after talks in Beijing on Tuesday (May 21). The two counties exchanged thoughts ...

Chinese ambassador says `door still open’ for trade talks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai (崔天凯) said on Fox News Tuesday (May 21) that China is prepared to hold further trade talks with the U.S. Our door is...

More DPP party members call on president to stand aside for Taiwan 2020 election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After four Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) veterans publicly opposed President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) re-election bid, six younger members of the party held a press conf...

Leading chipmakers to sever ties with China’s blacklisted Huawei Technologies Co.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After U.S. president Donald Trump added Huawei to the “entity list” of firms that need licenses to acquire American supplies, many chipmakers are allegedly joi...

Taiwan minister rejects Chinese media attempts to claim credit for same-sex marriage bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chinese state-owned newspaper People’s Daily has experienced significant pushback on Twitter for attempting to claim jurisdiction over Taiwan by bafflingly takin...

Taiwan court extends corrupted councilor’s pre-trial detention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The New Taipei District Court today extended New Taipei City Councilor Chen Ko-ming’s (陳科名) detention for two more months at the request of prosecutors who cited ris...

Preliminary review of bill to punish ‘fake news about nuclear emergency’ passed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Legislative Yuan today passed the preliminary review of a draft bill for the amendment of the Nuclear Emergency Response Act to impose prison terms and fines for sprea...

Taiwan government prepares for trade escalation between US and China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has ordered government departments and institutions to prepare for an escalation of the trade war between the United States and China. Afte...

US House passes bill reaffirming Taiwan Relations Act amid US-China trade war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States House of Representatives voted 414-0 to approve a resolution reaffirming the U.S. commitment to Taiwan on Tuesday (May 7). Representative Michael McCa...

WHO bars Taiwan from health assembly for third year running

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has turned its back on Taiwan once again, excluding the island from its upcoming annual assembly due to political pressure from China. ...