Most Taiwanese want to ditch nuclear power but without having to pay for it

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to a survey published Wednesday, more than 50 percent of respondents said they opposed the idea of paying higher electricity rates in return for the elimina...

KMT leader to step down early

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Opposition Kuomintang (國民黨) Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) will step down by the end of the month in a gesture of goodwill toward her successor, former Vice President Wu D...

Court cuts jail term to 22 years for county chief's bribes from typhoon repairs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taichung High Court cut a 30-year prison sentence to 22 years for former Nantou County Magistrate Lee Chao-ching (李朝卿) in a case of alleged bribes for post-typhoon rec...

Taiwan Headline News

TAIPEI, June 12 - The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Monday are as follows: @United Daily News: Agriculture Council to get serious in dealing with factories on farmland. @China Times: Probe...

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...

Taiwan Headline News

Taipei, June 2 -- The lead stories in major Taiwan Chinese language dailies on Friday are as follows: @United Daily News: KMT's chairman-elect, outgoing chief bicker over transition. @China Time...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - May 26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The top stories this week in Taiwan included Taiwan becoming the first country in Asia to rule in favor of same-sex marriages, Taiwan's exclusion from the WHA, the KMT'...

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 Headline News

Taipei, May 24 - The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Wednesday are as follows: @United Daily News: Hong agrees to hand over KMT chair to Wu in July @China Times: Chiayi city, county chiefs a...

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...