Taiwan president thanks TV celebrity Ellen DeGeneres

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s president thanked American TV celebrity Ellen DeGeneres for retweeting a post about Taiwan becoming the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage on Frid...

TaiwanWarmPower FB page disses China’s foreign minister for bullying

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister, Wang Yi (王毅) described the United States as an “economic bully” when speaking to reporters in Kyrgyzstan on Wedn...

Taiwan’s equal marriage momentous, but best seen as Tsai’s final achievement

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Last Friday was a momentous day in the history of Taiwan. It was on Friday, May 17 that the Legislative Yuan finally passed legislation permitting same-sex marriage in a ...

Taiwan ex-Premier Lai calls for national conference on climate change

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) on Friday (May 24) said that if given the opportunity to govern, he would call a National Affairs Conference about climate change. On h...

Global Forecast-Fahrenheit

Global Forecast as of 12:00 GMT Friday, May 24, 2019 _____ City/Town, Country;Friday's Weather Condition;Friday's High Temp (F);Friday's Low Temp (F);Saturday's Wea...

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Global Forecast as of 12:00 GMT Friday, May 24, 2019 _____ City/Town, Country;Friday's Weather Condition;Friday's High Temp (C);Friday's Low Temp (C);Saturday's Wea...

HTC to ship 5G smart hub in U.S. market at end of May

Taipei (CNA) - Taiwan-based smartphone brand HTC Corp. said Friday that it will start to ship the first-of-its-kind 5G mobile smart hub in the U.S. market at the end of May as it bets on 5G to help it...

Time for Taiwan to launch a campaign of guerrilla diplomacy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This is the first of a two part series on why Taiwan should take bolder actions in international diplomacy to encourage increased political engagement across the globe, an...

DPP Secretary-General backs Cho for keeping existing opinion poll rules

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Democratic Progressive Party Secretary-General Luo Wen-jia (羅文嘉) has voiced his support for Chairman Cho Jung-tai (卓榮泰) for maintaining the party's primary rules and an ord...

Southern Taiwan's Orchid Island to host pig-catching contest in September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Orchid Island (蘭嶼) in Taitung County will host a hog-catching contest in an attempt to reduce its population of wild pigs, which are causing havoc for local residents. ...

Philippines launches nation's 1st missile equipped frigate, the BRP Jose Rizal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Philippine Navy celebrated a launch ceremony for the first of two new frigates being manufactured by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea. On Thursday (May 23), ...

South African woman becomes first legal foreign same-sex spouse in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As hundreds of same-sex couples married legally for the first time in Taiwan today (May 24), a South African woman became the first foreigner legally joined in Taiwan as a same...

Upcoming events this weekend in Taipei, May 24-26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Here are a few recommended activities happening this weekend in Taipei. Foodies should take note that through May 26 the 2019 Wine and Gourmet Taipei Expo along with the Int...

Taiwan to introduce NT$1 million fine for fake news about food safety and epidemics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Anyone found spreading rumors and false information about food safety and contagious diseases could face a fine of up to NT$1 million (US$31,700), according to a proposal ...

Taiwanese engineer creates FB filter that blocks all Han Kuo-yu news

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Taiwanese have been blasted with wall-to-wall coverage of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) for months on TV screens, radio waves, newspapers, billboards, and social media...