Intern studying in China throws water balloons at Taiwan legislators

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A newspaper intern who received a scholarship from China mingled with lawmakers at the Legislative Yuan to throw water balloons at their ruling party colleagues, reports s...

An anniversary and the death of an icon of democracy show just how far apart Taiwan and China have moved in the past 30 years

Last Saturday, the July 15, saw Taiwan marking the 30th anniversary of the end of martial law. It was on that day in 1987 that the "Order of Martial Law," which was introduced by the...

House of flying sofa chairs: Taiwan legislature sees second day of violence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For a second day in a row, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan was the scene of skirmishes between rival lawmakers over the budget for the Forward-looking Infrastructure Develop...

Smackdown in the legislature over infrastructure plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- What was meant to be a briefing of the legislators on the budget for the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program (前瞻基礎建設計畫) by Premier Lin Chuan (林全), turned into a ...

Editorial: Goodwill has to come from China’s side

Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) returned home from the Taipei-Shanghai Forum last week with apparently positive news. Not only did he meet with his counterpart from China’s largest city, but h...

Taiwan urges more democracy for Hong Kong after Xi Jinping's speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After China’s leader Xi Jinping said today that the “one country, two systems” rule implemented in Hong Kong had served to realize and preserve...

Taiwan Headline News

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Friday are as follows: @United Daily News: DPP lawmakers vow to push through forward-looking infrastructure project by July 5 @China...

Destroying the ROC will not be acceptable: Taiwan premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – If the “One China Principle” means destroying the Republic of China, the majority of Taiwanese will find that unacceptable, Premier Lin Chuan (林全) said in an i...

Taiwan lawmakers do away with 18-percent rate for retired civil servants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A long-criticized 18-percent preferential deposit interest rate on savings for retired civil servants will be phased out after two years, according to a ruling party propo...

Taiwan Headline News

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —  The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Thursday are as follows: @United Daily News: DPP lawmakers to move deadline forward to two years for end of 18% preferen...

Taiwan needs more Southeast Asian tour guides: Cambodian Taiwanese legislator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- Lin Li-chan (林麗蟬), the first Taiwanese legislator of Cambodian descent, said yesterday that Taiwan needs more Southeast Asian tour guides to help boost the tourism. Having m...

Taiwan flag design back in focus after Emirates Airlines flag pin debacle

TAIWAN (Taiwan News) -- Last week's furor at Emirates Airlines over whether or not staff should be able to wear Taiwan flag pin badges has put the issue of the Taiwan flag firmly back on...

Taiwan Headline News

Taipei, June 7 - The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Wednesday are as follows: @United Daily News: Air pollution rules tightened @China Times: Wang Dan urges DPP to stop promoting Taiwan ind...

Emirates nixes communist flag pin requirement for Taiwanese crew

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to a backlash from Taiwanese crew, netizens, and a formal protest by Taiwan's foreign ministry, Dubai-based airline Emirates on Wednesday backtracked on its ord...

Yunlin County Council calls for impeachment of Grand Justices for same-sex marriage ruling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- The Yunlin County Council will file a motion to impeach the President of the Judicial Yuan Hsu Tzong-li (許宗力) and the 14 Grand Justices who ruled in favor of same-sex marriage ...