Chairman-elect of KMT shows support for same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- Wu Den-yih (吳敦義), 69, chairman-elect of Kuomintang (KMT), showed support for same-sex marriage in a press conference this morning after the Constitutional Court ruled that...

Taiwan’s WHA tactics spot-on and should be a model for the future

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) decision, under enormous pressure from China, to refuse to invite Taiwan to the annual World Health Assembly (WHA), has received a great deal of media atten...

Taiwan ex-president could face court summons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following last weekend’s appearance at a fundraising dinner, former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) might soon be summoned to appear in court for cases that were inte...

KMT tries to bring sexy back with foxy new delegate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an effort to swell the ranks of the opposition Kuomingtang (KMT) and to erect a new base of support, the party is looking for a youth movement, and the hot and bothered...

'Taiwan is not a province of China' presidential office tells Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to the release of a letter sent by China barring the admittance of "Taiwan Province of China" to this year's World Health Assembly...

Taiwan Headline News

Taipei, May 23 - The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Tuesday are as follows: @United Daily News: Newly elected KMT chairman sets sights on Taipei, New Taipei mayoral elections. @China Times:...

China sends letter barring 'Taiwan Province' from attending WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For the first time in eight years, Taiwan has been excluded from attending the World Health Assembly (WHA) due to pressure from China on its governing body the World Healt...

Editorial: President Tsai Ing-wen after Year One

May 20 is always a major date on Taiwan’s political calendar since it was chosen as the inauguration day for new presidents beginning from the first direct election in 1996. On each anniversa...

Ex-President Chen Shui-bian attends dinner in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) traveled up to Taipei from his home in Kaohsiung to attend a dinner event Friday despite a list of preconditions set by the authoriti...

Taiwan president promises more reform on eve of anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) promised more reform ahead in comments on the eve of the anniversary of her inauguration as Taiwan’s first-ever woman president. She ...

Editorial: President Tsai Ing-wen after Year One

May 20 is always a major date on Taiwan’s political calendar since it was chosen as the inauguration day for new presidents beginning from the first direct election in 1996. On each anniversa...

Photo of the Day: Iron Man runs for mayor of Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Breaking News Commune (爆料公社) member Jeff Su posted an image of a car designed to look like the Marvel Comics superhero Iron Man driving on the road in Kaohsiung City ...

Anti-smoking group seeks to raise legal smoking age to 20

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan’s anti-smoking group held a press conference on Wednesday calling for higher legal smoking age and completely smoke-free workplaces and indoor public places. The...

U.S. senators to introduce travel bill to allow Taiwan officials to visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Headed by Republican Marco Rubio from Florida, five other U.S. senators are pushing for the introduction of the Taiwan Travel Act, a new bill that will encourage visits betw...

Signing a free trade agreement with techie Taiwan can propel Make in India

Following the launch of New Delhi's Look East policy in the 1990s, India and Taiwan gradually moved towards building informal ties. The latter sought to develop military and strategic cooperation ...