Government considers extending Taiwan High Speed Rail to Yilan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) raised a proposal to extend Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) northward to Yilan County last month, in additi...

Taiwan High Speed Rail launches discounted package tickets to Liuqiu Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) launched on Wednesday (July 10) two package tickets for round trips to Liuqiu Island (a.k.a. Little Liuqiu 小琉球), a coral island about 13 kilometer...

Hong Kong protesters aim to take message to Chinese people

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong are taking their message to visitors from mainland China. A late Sunday afternoon march is to go through a popular shopping area for Chinese tourists ...

Hong Kong protesters aim to take message to mainland Chinese

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong are taking their message to visitors from mainland China. A late Sunday afternoon march is to go through a popular shopping area for Chinese ...

Latest Hong Kong protest focuses on high-speed rail station

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong have chosen a new high-speed railway station that connects the city with mainland China as the destination for their latest march to protect the freedoms of th...

Hong Kong protesters: Desperation led to legislature attack

HONG KONG (AP) — It was almost noon on Monday when hundreds of protesters outside Hong Kong's legislature voted to break in. Watching from the side, one protester disagreed. They wer...

Japan’s export ban on South Korea to have limited impact on Taiwan: Economic Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japan’s move to tighten controls on exports to South Korea should have only a limited impact on Taiwan, said the island’s Economic Minister on Wednesday (July ...

A short bridge between Taiwan and India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On a hot summer’s night in Taipei, Priya Lalwani Purswaney meets up with friends at a small restaurant. Her Chinese is so flawless that she blends in with the locals...

HK-based consortium rejected for Taipei twin towers project

Taipei, (CNA) The Taiwan government has withdrawn its decision to award the construction contract for the "Taipei Twin Towers" project to a Hong Kong-based consortium and a Malaysian propert...

Timeline: Unease grows in Hong Kong about eroding freedoms

HONG KONG (AP) — Steps by the Chinese and Hong Kong governments in recent years have raised unease among Hong Kong residents about their future, a concern that burst out in a protest by hundreds of th...

Timeline: A growing unease in Hong Kong about the future

HONG KONG (AP) — A series of steps by the Chinese and Hong Kong governments in recent years have prompted a growing uneasiness among Hong Kong residents about their future, a concern that burst out in...

Jimmy Carter, after hip surgery, back teaching Sunday school

ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter talked about his recent health setback and his conversation with President Donald Trump, as he returned to teaching Sunday school in Georgia for the f...

Joe Biden's $5T climate plan: Net zero emissions by 2050

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is pitching a $5 trillion-plus climate proposal that he says would lead the U.S. to net zero emission of carbon pollution by 2050. Biden's...

Repression marks China 30 years after Tiananmen Square Massacre

BEIJING (AP) — Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square protests, China's economy has catapulted up the world rankings, yet political repression is harsher than ever. Hundreds of thousands...

Taoyuan Minnan Festival to present rich Taiwanese cultural activities and entertainment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Minnan, or “Southern Fujian,” atmosphere will fill the air in Taiwan’s Taoyuan City in June and early July when the 2109 Taoyuan Minnan Festival unleashe...