How comedian Chu Ke-liang's 'crass humor' saved Taiwanese dialect

The following is an assessment of the impact on Taiwanese dialect (台語,Taigi) by the late, great Taiwanese comedian Chu Ke-liang (豬哥亮), who will be referred to by his Taiwanese name Ti-k...

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 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...

Taiwan Headline News

Taipei, May 21 - The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Sunday are as follows: @United Daily News: Wu Den-yih wins KMT chair, vows to win back powerin central gov't @China Times: Wu Den...

Taiwan ex-Vice President Wu Den-yih elected KMT leader in first round

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Vice President Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) emerged as the undisputed winner in the race for Kuomintang (國民黨) chairman Saturday, receiving more votes than his five rivals combi...

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...

President urges Beijing to respect Taiwanese public opinion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --  President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday urged Beijing to "correctly understand" the meaning of last year's presidential election in Taiwan and what 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...

Taiwan Headline News

Taipei, May 18 - The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Thursday are as follows: @United Daily News: KMT gears up for chairmanship election @China Times: Teacher hangs himself after student...

Taiwan Headline News

Taipei, May 15 -- The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Monday are as follows: @United Daily News: More computer users could be victimized by ransomware. @China Times: North Korea fires anothe...

Taiwan Headline News

Taipei, May 11 -- The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Thursday are as follows: @United Daily News: Watergate 2.0? Trump sacks FBI Director Comey. @China Times: Tsai mocked in debate of KMT c...

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...

China insists Taiwan participation at WHA be based on ‘1992 Consensus’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The World Health Assembly (WHA) is closing online registration today for participants interested in attending the assembly that starts on May 22-31, 2017, but Taiwan has bee...

Taiwan Headline News

Taipei, May 8 -- The lead stories in major Taiwan Chinese language dailies on Monday are as follows: @United Daily News: Macron expected to carry French election. @China Times: KMT candidates to att...