Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁), who returned from a visit to the Dominican Republic on Saturday, said he believed his trip has helped promote the new Taiwan government's "steadfast diplomacy" and raised Taiwan's international visibility.
Cheap instant "bubble tea" has become one of Taiwan's best-known culinary exports -- now a new wave of entrepreneurs hopes a high-end modern take on traditional brews will also be sipped worldwide., 1 Comment
President Tsai Ing-wen said Saturday that her government should not be measured by its performance in its first 100 days, as she marked the beginning of her fourth month in office., 2 Comments
Crowds of "Pokemon Go" players cram into Beitou Park, Taipei, Friday, Aug. 19. Even late at night, the park has become a hot venue for capturing virtual pocket monsters, attracting many players., 1 Comment
Taiwan won its first-ever gold medal with a clean sweep of five games at the International Young Physicists' Tournament (IYPT, 國際青年學生物理辯論錦標賽) last week.
Formosa Petrochemical Corp. (台塑石化), a privately owned fuel supplier, said Saturday that it will raise its domestic gasoline and diesel prices this week to reflect a rise in international crude oil prices., 1 Comment
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je plays an archery game at a carnival on Saturday afternoon at the square in front of Taipei City Hall. The carnival, Countdown from 365 for 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei, was held to mark one year until the student games, which begin Aug. 19, 2017. Ko also tried his hand at billiard and weightlifting games., 1 Comment
The Labor Ministry Friday assured unions that legal allowances for more than six consecutive days of work will not become the norm, but said that given the nature of some professions, exemptions to the six-day workweek policy must still be allowed., 1 Comment
Liu Wei-ting (劉威廷), right, of Chinese Taipei, kicks Aaron Cook, of Moldova, entering the men's 80-kilogram taekwondo quarterfinals of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, the morning of Friday, Aug. 19. Chuang Chia-chia (莊佳佳), of Chinese Taipei, also qualified for the quarterfinals.
Premier Lin Chuan (林全) said Friday that the private contractor involved in the recent toll collector compensation agreement needed to display "more social responsibility" as details about how the workers will be compensated remain unresolved.