Photo of the Day: Inflatable 'tank man' pops up in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre nears on June 4, photos of an inflatable 'tank man' sculpture have surfaced on Taiwanese social media. Due t...

Majority of Kaohsiung citizens would not support Han Kuo-yu presidential bid: Wang Jin-pyng

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The majority of citizens in the southern city of Kaohsiung would not support current mayor Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) 2020 bid for presidency, according to Kuomintang (KMT) ...

Taiwan’s DPP election negotiation ends in stalemate again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) held a third meeting on Monday (May 20) to discuss details of the party’s presidential election primary, rep...

More DPP party members call on president to stand aside for Taiwan 2020 election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After four Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) veterans publicly opposed President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) re-election bid, six younger members of the party held a press conf...

Tainan City Councilor accuses President Tsai Ing-wen of ‘trying to win primary at all cost’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Tainan City council’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members Chiu Li-li (邱莉莉) and Huang Hsien-chu (黃先柱) heavily criticized President Tsai Ing-wen’s visit to Tai...

Taiwan Society calls on DPP to form 'Primary Observer Group'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A coalition of long-term grass-roots DPP supporters, led by the Taiwan Society (台灣社), has called for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to establish “Presidentia...

Adult toys find their way into claw machines in Taiwan’s Taichung City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The contents of what are inside claw machines have been evolving to cater to players’ changing interests, but now adult toys have found their way into claw machines ...

Taiwan steps up campaign in Geneva for WHA bid

A Taiwanese delegation comprised of civic group members plan to take part in a walking event organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) Sunday to highlight Taiwan's contributions to world he...

Less dependence on China means stable growth for Taiwan’s economy: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Looking back at her first three years as President, Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), who is seeking re-election, laid out all the reforms and policies her administration has carried ou...

Taiwan president shoots down Terry Gou in war of words

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) rebutted criticism of Foxconn President Terry Gou (郭台銘) on Sunday (May 19) by referring to the alleged suicide cases at the tycoon’s fac...

William Lai faces up to frustrations in DPP primary contest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) has expressed his frustration with the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) primary, calling on the DPP’s Central Executive Co...

‘Spicy Taiwanese Sister’ Tsai Ing-wen should invite Dalai Lama back to Taiwan

The Nobel Peace Prize winner of 1989, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, has visited Taiwan three times: 1997, 2001, and 2009. It’s about time he returned. The first time he visited on March 2...

Taiwan ex-Premier presses for early primaries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – “They moved the target after I shot off the arrow,” former Premier William Lai (賴清德) said Saturday (May 18), complaining about President Tsai Ing-wen’s (...

Polls put William Lai ahead of Tsai Ing-wen for presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s former Premier William Lai (賴清德) beat incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) in the latest polls, using both smartphones and landlines, to decide who the De...

Taiwan parliament approves gay marriage bill

Lawmakers in Taiwan on Friday voted 66-27 in favor of a law permitting "exclusive permanent unions" for same-sex couples and to allow them to apply for a "marriage registration" wi...