56.9% people in Taiwan self-identify as Taiwanese: poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Nearly 57 percent of people in Taiwan identify as Taiwanese, the most in five years, according to a survey conducted by National Chengchi University's Election Study C...

Poll results show few people in Taiwan satisfied with judicial reforms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Results of a poll conducted by Taiwan’s Ministry of Justice (MOJ) show that only 27 percent of people were satisfied with the judicial reforms that had been implemen...

Taipei mayor upset at newspaper for 'concocting fake news'

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Wednesday criticized a pro-independence newspaper for "concocting fake news" related to his upcoming trip to China and said he was against both "red"...

French festival of music celebrates country's culture in Taiwan

The Association des Français de Taiwan (AFT) hosted its annual Fête de la Musique at Maji Square on Saturday (June 22). The "Festival of Music," as it is called in English, g...

Stellina’s pen mightier than Xi Jinping’s sword

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A gold-framed watercolor painting hangs on a bright red wall. In the painting, China’s leader Xi Jinping (習近平), dressed in a yellow imperial gown adorned with embroi...

Hong Kong students appeal to Taiwan president over China extradition bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Distressed by the ongoing protests against the extradition bill at home, Hong Kong students and residents living in Taiwan filed a petition to President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文)...

Finding Taiwan a true home, South African colorist obtains citizenship

TAIPEI (CNA) - "Every time I travel overseas with my family, we always use different passports, my wife and kid have Taiwan passports but not me," Paul Hanrahan told CNA during a recent inte...

Hostelworld kowtows to Beijing by listing Taiwan as part of China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hostel review and booking website Hostelworld has kowtowed to Beijing by changing its listing for Taiwan to Taiwan, China and sent a "creepy" email to a prospective c...

Furious Taiwan taxi driver given jail time for ‘blinding’ speed cameras

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A taxi driver living in Taiwan’s northern city of Keelung received a two-month sentence for “blinding” five fixed speed cameras after he became infuriated at ...

2019 Tainan May Jam to take place at Hutoupi in SW Taiwan on May 4 - 5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Tainan May Jam will take place at Hutoupi Scenic Area (虎頭埤風景區) in Sinhua (新化), Tainan City from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on May 4 – 5, and there will be 30 bands ...

Taipei hoping to add more Muslim-friendly certified hospitals

The Taipei City government is working with Taiwan Adventist Hospital (TAH) to expand the number of Muslim-friendly hospitals, as part of its ongoing policy to make Taipei a more Muslim-friendly city, ...

Japanese travel writer finds her passion promoting tourism to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japanese blogger Ishii Mikiko (石井三紀子) has been living in Taiwan for over eight years. Through her website about travel and food in Taiwan, she has been promoting tourism i...

Photo of the Day: View of an average Taiwanese street

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Belgian student created this whimsical depiction of Taiwan's ubiquitous convenience stores based on a scene from the animated sitcom "The Simpsons" and posted i...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, March 22-31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Heading into the final week of March, the weather is warming up, and there are plenty of activities happening around Taipei. Here are a few suggestions for people looking ...

Taiwan’s religious freedom presents pro-unification voices with a dilemma

The issue of religious freedom has been high on the news agenda this week after U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback, paid a visit to Taiwan. The fact that an...