News

Objections raised to Ministry of Defense plans for wreckage

The Ministry of National Defense has halted plans to recover the wreckage of a U-6A...

Electronic translators aid test takers in Kaohsiung

The Kaohsiung Motor Vehicles Office on Tuesday fitted its service windows with electronic translators to...

Chung Yuan University touts its off-campus courses

Chung Yuan Christian University’s off-campus learning program helps students learn lessons that would not normally...

Marchers today to press for ‘climate emergency’

More than 30 groups in Taipei today are to call on the government to declare...

Green Party poll shows Tsai beating Gou, but not Han

A poll released by Green Party Taiwan yesterday showed President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) beating Hon...

Politics

China cries foul after Sweden’s NA refers to Taiwan as ‘country’ that should attend WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Nerikes Allehanda (NA), Sweden's leading newspaper, recognized Taiwan as a...

IP addresses of hate remarks traced to China: Taiwan police

The IP addresses of many hate comments posted recently by Internet users against politicians and...

Taiwan Legislature moves to limit activities of former officers in China

An amendment bill to limit the activities of retired high-ranking Taiwanese military officers and other...

New Southbound Policy bearing fruit, says Taiwan trade office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of people from “New Southbound” countries residing in Taiwan...

Buisiness

Qualcomm suffers setback with US antitrust ruling

Smartphone chip giant Qualcomm Inc suffered a fresh blow in its antitrust battle as a...

Universal eyes industry bidder as buyout firms balk

Vivendi SA is targeting strategic buyers for a stake in Universal Music Group, as some...

Canada’s oil-rich Alberta introduces bill to repeal provincial carbon tax

Canada’s main crude-producing province, Alberta, on Wednesday introduced a bill to repeal the provincial carbon...

India planning to electrify all two, three wheelers

The Indian government’s leading think tank has proposed electrifying most motorbikes and scooters within the...

Amazon shareholders reject facial ID ban

Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday confirmed that shareholders rejected proposals to prohibit sales of facial recognition...

Culture

Opinion

Understanding China/CCP: Is Huawei’s ‘no-spy agreement’ really going to work?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Chinese company Huawei, founded in Shenzhen in 1987, has become...

A manifesto for media reform in Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Last weekend, dozens of senior officials from right across Taiwan’s mainstream...

Free Economic Zones: How to ruin a good idea by focusing on China

Thanks to Taiwan’s Kuomintang (KMT)-centric media, the news agenda is once again being driven by...

Why the ‘Han wave’ is receding in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An opinion piece in Up Media posted on Friday (May 10)...

Editorial

EDITORIAL: Populism thrives on distorted facts

Former New Taipei City mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) on Sunday broached the subject of populism...

Ai Weiwei fights back against use of his art in Volkswagen ad

In October 2017, I was astonished when Michael Thouber, the director of Copenhagen’s Kunsthal Charlottenborg,...

Estonia’s far right in power brings racism, sexism and an interest in Nazi economics

A shadowy “deep state” secretly runs the country. A smart immigration policy is “blacks go...

PLA navy transfers not about infighting

On May 10, Chinese media reported that People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Rear Admiral Chen...

Time for a Taiwan-US trade deal

After Chinese Vice Premier Liu He’s (劉鶴) visit to the US that ended without a...

Environment

WildAid:Reduce Consumer Demand to Prevent Extinction

CHINA (WildAid) - This year's Endangered Species Day, on May 17, comes on the heels...

Glaciers around the world disappearing at record pace

Thawing glaciers are contributing to a rise in global sea levels and scientists are making...

EPA approves decommissioning of Taiwan’s No. 1 nuke reactor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After three years of review, Taiwan's Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) on...

Food Safety & Health

Lack of sleep is a killer, warns neuroscientist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Loss of sleep is a silent, fatal epidemic, warned sleep expert...

3 serious Enterovirus infections reported in Taiwan last week, with a newborn still hospitalized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three serious cases of Enterovirus infection were reported last week, including...

No need for panic in Taiwan over rat hepatitis E virus: CDC

There have been no reported cases of rat hepatitis E virus (HEV) in Taiwan, the...

Society

Taiwan gym owner draws fire after anti-LGBT Facebook post

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A day after Taiwan legalized same-sex marriage, the expat owner of...

2 Japanese AV idols gush over Taiwan police for busting piracy ring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two Japanese adult film stars thanked Taiwan's Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB)...

Gay couple facing marriage obstacles despite passage of historic bill

The historic passage of a same-sex marriage bill in Taiwan last Friday was a moment...

Sports & Entertainment

Blues beat Sharks to reach Cup Final

The St Louis Blues are marching into the Stanley Cup Final for the first time...

Bruins hoping to join Boston parades

It has been more than three months since the previous championship parade in Boston and...

Caleb Ewan withdraws from Giro after stage win

Caleb Ewan has dropped out of the Giro d’Italia shortly after winning the last sprint...

Hosts England looking to justify Cup favorites tag

World Cup hosts England are to start the tournament with everything seemingly in place to...
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