New Thailand visa requires proof of finances

TAIPEI (Taiwan) — The Thailand Trade and Economic Office (Taipei) announced its new e-visa application and online payment system will be implemented from Saturday (Nov. 30) and applicants will n...

Teen Straschnitzki makes new life year after Humboldt crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tom Straschnitzki was wrangling his fussy youngest child when his iPhone buzzed. His hands full, Tom put the phone on speaker and heard the terrifying sound of his oldest son calli...

Thailand to hike visa fees for Taiwanese travelers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese citizens planning to travel to Thailand will need to pay an additional NT$470 (US$15) in visa fees, according to a notice issued by Thailand Trade and Economic O...

TWSE to seek investors in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong

Taipei (CNA) - The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) is launching a campaign to solicit funds from Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong, starting with a series of investment seminars in the three markets. Th...

US commerce secretary visits Beijing ahead of Trump trip

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Monday that Washington is hoping for concrete progress during President Donald Trump's planned trip to China amid rising trade tensions. ...

Thailand ends free visa policy for Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Beginning Friday, Taiwanese citizens will no longer be able to apply for free visas to Thailand in advance but will have to pay NT$1,200 (US$39.7) for a landing visa, acco...

Editorial: Tighten the lid on officers

Once again, investigators raided a Taiwanese citizen’s home and offices searching for evidence that he passed on secrets about his work to a rival organization. Scenes like these have occurre...

AP Exclusive: China lawyer's family says US helped them flee

BEIJING (AP) — Stuck in a Bangkok jail with a deportation order against her, Chen Guiqiu waited with dread over what seemed certain to come next. A Thai immigration official showed her surveillance vi...

AP Exclusive: China lawyer's family says US helped them flee

BEIJING (AP) — Stuck in a Bangkok jail with a deportation order against her, Chen Guiqiu waited with dread over what seemed certain to come next. A Thai immigration official showed her surveillance vi...

CDC issues travel advisory for Thailand over Zika virus

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued its second-highest travel advisory in its three-tier system Sunday for Thailand after the World Health Organization listed the country Feb. 12 as one of th...

Thai blast strikes blow to tourism, pillar of ailing economy

BANGKOK (AP) -- The bomb blast that ripped through a Bangkok shrine, killing 20 and injuring dozens, is also certain to take its toll on tourism, the one bright spot in Thailand's sputtering economy.T...