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Taiwan launches new earthquake, tsunami monitoring system

A new undersea earthquake and tsunami monitoring system was officially launched in Taiwan on Thursday (Dec. 31), enabling the authorities to provide early warnings to the public in case of seismic haz...

Full text of President Tsai Ing-wen's Taiwan National Day address

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) delivered her National Day address Saturday, in which she stressed her administration's determination to safeguard Taiwan's national security and outlined the coun...

KMT resolutions call for renewed Taiwan-US diplomatic relations, defense against CCP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Resolutions proposed by the Kuomingtang (KMT) calling for U.S. military aid in combating aggression by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and a resumption of diplomatic rel...

Opposition lawmakers accuse Taiwan government of excessive spending

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government has spent so much on its Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program that it has collected NT$15.8 trillion (US$546 billion) in extra debt, oppositio...

Taiwan premier promises AC installations in all primary and secondary schools by 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) announced Tuesday (July 7) that all public primary and secondary schools in Taiwan will be equipped with air conditioners by summer 2022 to gi...

Taiwan public-private sector efforts revitalize Daxi’s cultural heritage

Remnants of Daxi’s days as a prosperous port abound as one traverses the streets of its downtown area. Located in the northern metropolis of Taoyuan, the district made a name for itself during J...

Taiwan President calls for support to polish ‘Made in Taiwan’ brand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government of Taiwan will seek to provide assistance to Taiwanese businesses relocating back home in a bid to promote the “Made in Taiwan” label, amid turb...

Taiwan names Su Tseng-chang as new premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Following Premier William Lai's (賴清德) announcement of a cabinet reshuffle, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) officially introduced former Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌), as ...

Taiwan's Central Bank warns of four major risks to the world economy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's Central Bank recently laid out a list of four major risks facing the global economy for 2019 in a government publication, while it expressed optimism over the outlo...

Construction starts on Taoyuan Metro Green Line: official

Construction on the Taoyuan Metro Green Line began Monday in the city's Bade District and is expected to be completed in 2025, a Taoyuan Department of Rapid Transit Systems (DRTS) official said. ...

Koxinga graphic novel honored at Taiwan Golden Comic Awards

Graphic novel “Koxinga Z,” about the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) loyalist general who ousted the Dutch from Taiwan in the 17th century, won Comic of the Year at the 2018 Golden Comic Awards O...

New travel route aims to spotlight vitality of Taiwan's Hakka culture

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- In northern and central Taiwan, a 150-kilometer section of Provincial Highway No. 3—also known as the Inner-Mountain Highway—is being transformed into the Hakka Ro...

Facing economic challenges from China, the US seeks partnership with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Brent Christensen said Tuesday that China remains an economic challenge to both Taiwan and the United States, and while ...

Taiwan raises economic growth prediction for 2018 to 2.69%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s economy is performing better than expected, leading the government to raise its growth prediction for 2018 to 2.69 percent from 2.60 percent. For 2019, t...

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...