US, Japan, EU watch Taiwan presidential election as voters face ‘5 nuisances’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the 2020 elections, the people of Taiwan will choose their president, vice president, and legislators — in other words, the politicians who will manage important ...

Crime series wins big in Taiwan's Golden Bell Awards' television category

Taiwanese television crime series, "The World Between Us (我們與惡的距離)," scooped up six major prizes at the 54th Golden Bell Awards' category for television programming on Saturday, includin...

China-Australia rift deepens as Beijing tests overseas sway

Australia’s ban on Chinese telecoms giant Huawei’s involvement in its future 5G networks and its crackdown on foreign covert interference are testing Beijing’s efforts to project its...

Three contenders pick up registration forms for 2020 Taiwan presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three contenders, including a leading member of the Formosa Alliance, turned up at the Central Election Commission (CEC) Friday (September 13) morning to pick up the forms...

Independence reception shows collaboration between Indonesia, Taiwan

The Indonesian representative office in Taipei held a reception Wednesday to celebrate the 74th Independence Day of Indonesia by highlighting the friendship and collaboration between the two countries...

Former Indonesian President Habibie dies at age 83

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Former Indonesian President Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, who allowed democratic reforms and an independence referendum for East Timor following the ouster of the dictator Suhar...

Chinese-born Australian lawmaker under fire over past links

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The first Chinese-born lawmaker to be elected to Australia's Parliament has come under attack over her links to the Chinese foreign influence network. Glad...

Taiwanese city sells pomelos and mangoes in Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – More than a hundred supermarkets in Singapore started selling pomelos, mangoes and other agricultural products from Tainan City Wednesday (August 28). While Singapore i...

Overseas volunteers to teach English in Taiwan's remote areas

A total of 550 native English-speaking youths of ethnic Chinese descent will be serving as volunteer English teachers in rural schools throughout Taiwan this summer, the agency in charge of the projec...

Taiwan's mainland affairs authority urges HK government to revoke extradition bill

The government of Hong Kong must listen to the voice of the people and revoke its extradition bill, according to Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council June 16. Allowing residents to be sent from ...

Indonesia election puts Islam on the ballot

More Muslims live in Indonesia than anywhere else in the world, and on April 17, the country is electing its next president. Since Indonesia embraced democracy in 1998, it has provided a strong exampl...

Petition backing Taiwan's WHA participation gets support in Japan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- More than 5,000 people from the Taiwanese community in Japan and Japan's own medical, political and business sectors have expressed support for Taiwan's participation in the an...

Indonesia election puts Islam on the ballot

More Muslims live in Indonesia than anywhere else in the world, and on April 17, the country is electing its next president. Since Indonesia embraced democracy in 1998, it has provided a strong exampl...

Indonesia election puts Islam on the ballot

More Muslims live in Indonesia than anywhere else in the world, and on April 17, the country is electing its next president. Since Indonesia embraced democracy in 1998, it has provided a strong exampl...

Indonesia rejects appeal of woman imprisoned for blasphemy

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a woman whose complaint about the volume of mosque loudspeakers led to an 18-month prison sentence for blasphemy. ...