Taiwanese students occupying the Legislative Yuan called on people across the island to join their protest after the ruling party failed to meet their deadline to drop a free-trade pact with the mainland.Saturday, 22 March, 2014, 2:51am 11 comments
Taiwan will launch an exchange-traded fund platform for investors to trade in stocks on mainland China’s exchanges this year, the chairman of Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission said in a statement to lawmakers on Wednesday.12 Mar 2014 - 3:45pm
Taiwan’s air force will be armed with “smart” munitions before the year’s end that could be used against any Chinese invasion by striking airfields and harbours on the mainland, media reported Saturday.
The new weaponry, developed under a project codenamed “Wan Chien” (Ten Thousands Swords), is scheduled to be carried by dozens of Taiwan’s fighter jets.21 Sep 2013 - 8:35pm
More than 1,200 Taiwanese people joined a mock “wedding banquet” on Saturday aiming to drum up support for a same-sex marriage bill due to be sent to parliament soon, organisers said13 Sep 2013 - 6:22pm
A Taiwanese politician known for her close ties with the president and currently on trial charged with taking bribes has been released on bail, court officials said.
Lai Su-ju, a member of the Taipei City Council, went on trial on August 9 and was released on bail of T$15 million (US$500,000) late on Friday, said the Taipei district court.24 Aug 2013 - 2:57pm
Taiwan’s army chief is seeking to quit after the death of a young soldier who was apparently forced to exercise excessively sparked public outrage, officials said on Saturday.
It is the second time 61-year-old General Lee Hsiang-chou has tried to step down following the death of the young corporal in a case that has already led to the resignation of a defence minister.10 Aug 2013 - 8:30pm
Tens of thousands of Taiwanese took to the streets on Saturday in protest over the death of a young conscript who died from alleged abuse in the latest scandal to rock the island’s government.3 Aug 2013 - 8:43pm
Anger over the death of a corporal who was allegedly abused by his officers has dealt a blow to Taiwan’s plans to end conscription which have already been hit by low recruitment.
The defence ministry plans to phase out its decades-old compulsory 12 months of service by the end of 2015, replacing it with four months of military training for men aged over 20.27 Jul 2013 - 11:09am
Taiwan is alerting residents that an approaching typhoon is threatening to bring strong winds and heavy rains to the island.
The Central Weather Bureau says Typhoon Soulik was at sea Friday morning about 450km southeast of northern Yilan county.
The typhoon weakened slightly overnight but still has winds of 173kph.12 Jul 2013 - 11:36am
I like Taipei. The city may not be as modern and fashionable as Hong Kong or Shanghai, but it has something that the other two cities may have already lost. The thing is called culture.24 Jun 2013 - 8:20am 3 comments
A well-publicised plan by Taiwan bookstore chain Eslite to open a branch in what is to become Shanghai's tallest building may have hit a snag as the mainland's propaganda department suddenly ordered a news blackout on the project.21 Jun 2013 - 7:41am 5 comments
Beijing has unveiled a basket of initiatives to deepen economic, cultural and social exchanges across the Taiwan Strait, following a high-profile meeting last week between President Xi Jinping and Wu Poh-hsiung, the honorary chairman of Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang.17 Jun 2013 - 5:51am 1 comment
The agreement was reached during their first preparatory meeting on fishery cooperation held in Manila on Friday, Taiwan’s foreign ministry said in a statement released late Saturday.16 Jun 2013 - 1:48pm 1 comment
Beijing will maintain its policy of peaceful interactions with Taipei, following a high-level meeting between leaders of the Communist Party and Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang, analysts say.16 Jun 2013 - 6:51am 1 comment
Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has pledged to stop Beijing-friendly President Ma Ying-jeou from allowing cross-strait semi-official organisations to set up reciprocal branch offices.14 Jun 2013 - 7:09am