Taiwan new choreographer dance project marks 10th year with new shows

A dance project launched by an award-winning choreographer in 2011 to bring Taiwanese dancers at home and overseas together is celebrating its 10th anniversary with two series of shows being prepared ...

Hong Kong blocks Tiananmen vigil; rush on for UK passports

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police rejected an application Monday for an annual candlelight vigil marking the anniversary this week of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, as residents rushed to apply ...

UN experts want to blacklist 14 ships over NKorea sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts have recommended blacklisting 14 vessels for violating sanctions against North Korea in a report that accuses the country of increasing illegal coal exports, imports...

Taiwan’s coronavirus cases rise by 10 to reach 339

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed 10 people as new Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases Thursday (April 2), bringing the total for the country up to 339. As on previous days, most of the ...

Taiwan confirms 18 new imported coronavirus cases, total 153

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed 18 people who traveled or studied overseas as new Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Saturday (March 21), taking the total for the country up to 153. ...

Nearly 90% of Taiwanese wish to work overseas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 90 percent of salary employees in Taiwan wish to work aboard after Lunar New Year, the highest since 2014, according to a survey by online job bank yes123. Aroun...

Number of Taiwanese working in China hits 10-year low

China continued to be the No. 1 destination for Taiwanese heading overseas to work in 2018, although the number has dropped to its lowest level since 2008, the Directorate General of Budget, Accountin...

China and Russia urge UN to lift key North Korea sanctions

United Nations (AP) — China and Russia are calling on the U.N. Security Council to terminate sanctions on key North Korean exports such as coal, iron, iron ore and textiles, “with the intent of enhanc...

Foreign domestic helpers being radicalized by IS

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), an Indonesian think-tank, says the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS) is recruiting Indonesian domestic helper...

Filipino factory worker to receive second literary award in Taiwan

Filipino factory worker Melinda Babaran will collect her second award at the Taiwan Literature Award for Migrants Sunday following her win at last year's awards. Babaran will be presented with ...

Taiwan regulations encourage the return of funds by Taiwanese overseas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – New government regulations about the return of funds by Taiwanese investors overseas back to the island netted NT$800 million (US$25.6 million) during the first two weeks ...

Woman who got postcard sent in 1993 tracks down sender

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois woman who recently got a 1993 postcard in her mailbox has tracked down the man who sent it to his children more than two decades ago. Kim Draper'...

Indonesian president records video for countrymen in Taiwan

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, who is seeking re-election in April, has recently unveiled a video that addresses his fellow countrymen working in Taiwan and wishes them well. ...

Record 90% of Taiwanese want to change jobs after Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over 90 percent of respondents to an employment survey said they plan to change jobs after the Lunar New Year holiday, the highest percentage in the history of the poll, with t...

Taiwan continues to see rising number of employees working overseas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan continues to see a rising number of people working overseas, with the top three markets remaining as China, Southeast Asia, and the United States, according to stat...