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2020/11/11 | TNL Staff

US, Taiwan To Hold Economic Dialogue This Month

A bilateral dialogue between the U.S. and Taiwan on economic prosperity, led by Keith Krach, the top economic diplomat who visited Taiwan in September, will take place on November 20.

2020/11/10 | TNL Staff

TSMC Founder Appointed as Taiwan’s Envoy To APEC Again

This is the third time Tsai named the founder and former CEO of TSMC to represent her in the summit. He was the envoy in 2018 and 2019, during her first term as the president.

2020/11/09 | TNL Staff

New Art Museum Opens in Chiayi To Reconstruct Taiwan's Art History

The Chiayi Art Museum is a part of Taiwan’s plan to reconstruct the island’s history of art.

2020/09/22 | TNL Staff

Staycation in Taiwan: An Alternative to Flying Nowhere

Some tourism experts think staycations will become part of a more long-lasting change in travel behavior.

2020/09/16 | TNL Staff

Taiwan’s Bird Conservation Group Expelled From BirdLife International

Taiwan's Chinese Wild Bird Federation declined demands to change its name and sign a statement "not to promote or advocate for Taiwan independence."

2020/09/08 | TNL Staff

Taiwan's Opposition Party Says No to American Pork

Food safety concerns have triggered domestic political debate in Taiwan over allowing the import of U.S. pork containing ractopamine, a leanness-enhancing additive.

2020/09/02 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Unveils New Passport Design

Taiwan has revealed a new passport design, reducing the size of the words "Republic of China."

2020/08/21 | TNL Staff

Philippine-Made Hair Product Listed Manila as ‘Province of China’

Manila's mayor ordered the closure of at least four businesses selling hair products erroneously labeling the Philippines as a province of China.

2020/08/20 | TNL Staff

Taipower Brings in Cows to Assist in Taiwan’s Energy Transition

To avoid harming the environment, Taipower prohibited the use of herbicides for the task of protecting its solar panels from weeds. It's called on cows instead.

2020/08/13 | TNL Staff

Taiwan to Amend Age of Majority From 20 to 18

Taiwan will lower the legal age of majority from 20 to 18 in its Civil Code.

2020/08/12 | TNL Staff

Czech Delegation Including Prague Mayor to Visit Taiwan in August

Prague's Taiwan-friendly mayor Zdeněk Hřib will join a contingent of Czech politicians visiting Taiwan at the end of August.

2020/07/30 | TNL Staff

A Timeline of Lee Teng-hui's Political Career in Taiwan

Taiwan's first democratically elected president, Lee Teng-hui, passes away at 97.

2020/07/28 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Confirms 5 Imported Cases; Expert Calls For Mandatory Testing

Increasing concerns over the possibility of undetected cases in Taiwan have led to calls for mandatory testing for all incoming and departing travelers.

2020/07/27 | TNL Staff

Taiwanese Indie Band Deca Joins Rolls With '2020 Canceled Tour'

Taiwan's music industry is in the doldrums because of Covid-19. But one indie band, Deca Joins, is taking the challenge as an opportunity to show the importance of live music.

2020/07/22 | TNL Staff

Taiwan to Reopen Border for Foreign Visitors Seeking Medical Treatment

Starting August 1, Taiwan will accept foreign nationals traveling to the country for medical treatment.

2020/07/20 | TNL Staff

'USA Caucus' Established in Taiwan's Legislature

A caucus was established today in Taiwan's legislature to advocate for closer ties to the United States.

2020/07/17 | TNL Staff

Chen Chu Confirmed as Head of Control Yuan Amid Lawmaker Brawl

Taiwan's legislature approved the appointment of Chen Chu as the head of the Control Yuan despite a rather chaotic morning.

2020/07/15 | TNL Staff

Hualien Education Department Investigates ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ Among Teenagers

Hualien County’s Department of Education has notified all teachers to assist in the investigation into anonymous messages inviting students to join the "Blue Whale Challenge."