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Who we are

Taiwan News is the most widely read online English news service in Taiwan and seeks to inform, educate, and enlighten readers about this vibrant democracy. In addition to extensive readership in Taiwan, the news agency has a considerable following in the U.S., India, the U.K., and Southeast Asia.

The Taiwan News team is comprised of a diverse complement of both local reporters and journalists from North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.

In addition to journalism, members of the team bring a wealth of knowledge to the table from experience in fields such as diplomacy, politics, business, finance, IT, broadcast media, social media, art, and education.

History

Taiwan News began publication on June 6, 1949, as “China News." Founded by James Wei, It was the first English-language newspaper in Taiwan. Its ongoing mission is to report on both Taiwanese society as well as modern global trends, building a bridge of communication between cultures and nations.

In 1997, the newspaper was purchased by I-Mei Foods Co., and CEO Luis Ko remains the publisher. The name was changed on May 13, 1999, to “Taiwan News” as the paper began to move its focus toward local news.

From 2001 to 2003, Taiwan News published a weekly financial magazine. In 2003, the magazine incorporated content on culture and new issues continued to be published until 2010.

In order to continue to provide the best in coverage utilizing the most effective and efficient format, Taiwan News issued its last print edition on March 1, 2015, and switched to an all-digital format.

What we do

Those who know that Taiwan is more than just a “geopolitical flashpoint” read Taiwan News.

We provide daily coverage of all things Taiwan, crossing the geographic and political spectrum with accurate and timely coverage of the events that matter.

We navigate a media environment rife with misinformation and heavy partisanship to cut through the noise, providing live coverage, documentary reports, and in-depth features.

With a team of Taiwanese and foreign reporters, we reflect what Taiwanese people are talking about, and what the world is saying about Taiwan.

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