Bill proposes repurposing CKS hall and relocating all Chiang statues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Amid the recent rancor over the decapitation of the statue of former President Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石), which had been carried out in retaliation for similar vandalizing of ...

Legal experts weigh in on effectiveness of proposed Taiwan FinTech bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—FinTech, a new up and coming financial service trend, is defined as any disruptive financial technology innovation, such as mobile payment, investment bots, and bl...

Taiwan Legislature postpones pension reform until after 2 hearings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following violent incidents outside, the Legislative Yuan decided Wednesday to postpone the detailed review of reforms of unfair pensions until after two hearings to be co...

Violence takes place ahead of legislative review of the unfair-pension bills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A rally against pension reform escalated into violence Wednesday, with several legislators and the mayor of Taipei City being attacked by protesters despite ...

Cross-strait relations sours over detainment of Taiwanese activist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Katherine Chang (張小月) warned the Chinese government that the Taiwanese public perception of the country was becoming increasingly neg...

Low chances of Chinese dissident to apply for political asylum in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The possibility of Chinese dissident and human rights activist Zhang Xiangzhong (張向忠) that disappeared two days after arriving in Taiwan on April 13, 2017 are fairly slim, b...

Editorial: Clear the sky above the Taiwan Straits by freeing Lee now

On March 19, a Taiwanese citizen crossed from Macau into the Chinese province of Guangdong, carrying documents to help his mother-in-law look for suitable medical treatment. However, after that day...

Taiwan president promises to help detained activist return from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday promised her government would help human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) return home safely from detention in China. Wednes...

Travel permit for wife of detained Taiwan activist revoked by Chinese gov’t

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Travel permit to enter China for the wife of detained human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) has been revoked by the Chinese authorities, Taiwan’s Straits Exchange Found...

Taiwan to offer new incentives to draw foreign professionals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The government is considering a number of incentives aimed at attracting foreign talent such as new visas, residence, health insurance, and tax breaks said Taiwan's Ca...

Wife of detained Taiwan rights activist books flight to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The wife of former Democratic Progressive Party worker Lee Ming-che (李明哲), who has been detained in China since March 19, told reporters Tuesday she would travel to Beijin...

The Lee Ming-che incident, a big fight between Taiwan and China security institutions

After China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) acknowledged on March 29 that former Democratic Progressive Party worker and non-governmental organization employee Lee Ming-che (李明哲) had been detained...

Wife of detained Taiwanese activist to fly to Beijing to seek husband’s release

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The wife of a Taiwanese human rights activist who has been detained in China held a press conference Friday stating her decision not to hire an attorney for “useless legal...

Drug offenders receive lighter sentences than drunk drivers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—People First Party (PFP) caucus whip Lee Hung-chun (李鴻鈞) called to attention to the fact that those convicted of drug-related crimes were receiving lighter sentenc...

Taiwan Headline News

Taipei, March 31. The lead stories in major Taiwan Chinese language dailies on Friday are as follows: @United Daily News: Drug users face lighter penalty than drunk drivers; lawmakers seek amend...