NIA lists up-to-date rules for foreigners wishing to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s National Immigration Agency (NIA) has posted the up-to-date rules for those wishing to visit Taiwan amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Taiwanese nationals A...

Overseas activists wanted by Hong Kong police

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong police have reportedly put six overseas activists on the wanted list Friday (July 31), accusing them of violating the Special Administrative Region's nationa...

Taiwan issues 5th visa extension to foreigners stranded by coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Friday (July 17) announced that it will give its fifth 30-day extension to foreigners stranded by the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19...

Indonesia police: Jailed French sex crime suspect kills self

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A French man accused of molesting over 300 Indonesian children has died after apparently trying to kill himself in detention, police said Monday. Francois C...

French man accused of molesting 305 Indonesian children

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have arrested a French man for alleged sexual abuse of minors after finding videos on his laptop computer showing him molesting over 300 children, poli...

Douyin's facial recognition tech blocks foreigner from livestream

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A foreign national in China suddenly found himself being kicked off Douyin (抖音), the Chinese version of TikTok, after appearing for only one minute, for being a non-regist...

First batch of 107 foreigners arrive as Taiwan opens doors to visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Monday (June 29) 107 passengers from Hong Kong and Macau comprised the first batch of foreigners allowed to enter Taiwan since a ban was imposed on foreign visitors in ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 25, the 177th day of 2020. There are 189 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June ...

Taiwan to open doors to foreign visitors June 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will allow foreigners to apply for entry to the country starting on June 29, with the exception of tourists. As the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) ...

Book details how China courts global finance giants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An excerpt from the new book “Hidden Hand: Exposing How the Chinese Communist Party is Reshaping the World” by Clive Hamilton and Mareike Ohlberg details how B...

Foreigner retrieves watch undisturbed on Taipei street after 15 hours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese-Argentine man who accidentally left his family heirloom at the side of a road in Taipei was amazed to discover that it was still sitting undisturbed in the spo...

Foreigners stranded in Taiwan by coronavirus allowed to extend visas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Immigration Agency (NIA) has announced five conditions under which foreigners will be allowed to apply for a visa extension during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

China propagandist Nathan Rich's criminal record revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American YouTuber Nathan Rich, who goes by the handle Hot Pot King (火鍋大王), could find himself in hot water with the Chinese authorities if they ever explore his criminal r...

2016 repeat? Trump revives Clinton playbook to battle Biden

NEW YORK (AP) — Accusations of a “deep state” conspiracy. Allegations of personal and family corruption. Painting an opponent as a Washington insider not to be trusted. It’s 2016 aga...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, GOP falsehoods on Flynn, Biden, virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his GOP allies are misrepresenting the facts behind the legal case of former national security adviser Michael Flynn as they seek to allege improper behavi...