China's sole operational aircraft carrier passed through the Taiwan Strait Wednesday, the island's defence ministry said, as Beijing steps up pressure on its democratic rival.
Taiwan's top court has ordered a dentist to pay his mother around Tw$22.33 million (US$744,000) as reimbursement for the money she spent raising and educating him.
A Taiwanese steel firm behind a toxic spill that killed tonnes of fish in central Vietnam last year was fined for a second time for illegally burying ‘harmful’ waste, official sources said Sunday.
A Chinese court sentenced Taiwanese democracy activist Lee Ming-cheh to five years in prison on Tuesday on charges of attempting to subvert state power, further souring cross-strait ties.
Taiwan's environment minister was prevented from attending an annual UN climate meeting even with credentials as a non-governmental participant because of pressure from China, the island said.
A Taiwanese man who spent more than a decade on death row walked free Thursday after being acquitted of murder in a retrial, boosting calls for the abolition of capital punishment.
The pair were arrested after they tried to withdraw large sums of money that had been wired to their accounts with a Sri Lankan bank branch in the capital Colombo, the official said.
Whether the visa-free policy takes effect in October or November is to be decided by the foreign ministry, said Hsu Kong-yung, the spokesman of Taiwan's executive yuan, or cabinet.
Taiwan presidents often shuffle premiers in response to dips in popularity. Lin Chuan had faced mounting pressure to step down as President Tsai Ing-wen's popularity plummeted to 29.8% by August.
A samurai sword-wielding attacker carrying the national flag of China slashed a military police guard outside Taiwan's presidential office on Friday, authorities said.