The View from Taichung: Local Party Politics: Partying Like There is Noh Tomorrow

Local party politics just got more complicated over the last couple of weeks with big news in the chairmanship race out of the Kuomingtang (KMT) and New Power Party (NPP). For those interested in crea...

Hong Kong activist faces protests in Taiwan

        TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hong Kong student activist Joshua Wong was nearly slapped by a pro-unification protester after he arrived in Taiwan to attend a seminar Sa...

Six legislators to accompany Tsai on the upcoming visit to Latin America

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Six legislators from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), People First Party (PFP), and New Power Party (NPP) will accompany President Tsai Ing-wen on her upcoming state...

NPP caucus whip vows to oust KMT in 2020 general election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - New Power Party (NPP) caucus whip Hsu Yung-ming in a recent interview said that the party has set a target of winning more than 10 of 113 seats in the Legislative Yuan, and incr...

Lessons from the workweek battle

        The Democratic Progressive Party government of President Tsai Ing-wen won its first major battle this week, but not without suffering major casualties.   ...

Students intrude into lawmaker’s office

        TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Students and activists protesting against the abolition of holidays for workers broke into the offices of top Democratic Progressive Party...

Labor groups protest DPP flipflop over 7 national holidays (update)

The groups made up of about 3,000 protesters set off from the headquarters of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and circled Taipei Railway Station before reaching the front gate of the Leg...

KMT leader under fire for China travel plans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kuomintang Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu came under fire Wednesday for planning to meet China’s President Xi Jinping in Beijing next month. The KMT announced Wednesday that the 11t...

Premier to hold dialogues on workers’ days-off issues starting Tuesday

Premier Lin Chuan has invited representatives from various fields to participate in dialogues on the workers’ days-off issues starting Tuesday, reports said. The move came amid complaints of the g...

President withdraws judicial leadership nominations

Amid uproar, two nominees for the Judicial Yuan’s top posts have declined nominations made by President Tsai Ing-wen as an act of defending their names which have come under significant scrutiny after...

NPP approaches KMT in poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Support levels for the New Power Party are approaching those of the main opposition Kuomintang, according to the results of an opinion poll presented by the Taiwan Thinktank Sat...

Legislators cut 4th nuclear plant budget

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Legislative Yuan cut NT$500 million (US$15.6 million) or a sixth of the budget for the sealing up of the fourth nuclear plant at the suggestion of the New Power Party Friday...

Legislators weigh in on nominees for judicial top posts

Several political party leaders in Taiwan’s Legislature on Monday commented on the nominees for the top posts of Judicial Yuan based on their ability and prospect to realize the country’s judicial ref...

Tsai gets 72% approval for use of 'President of Taiwan' title: poll

More than 72 percent of respondents expressed support for President Tsai Ing-wen's decision to write her title as "President of Taiwan (ROC)" during her recent tour of the expanded Panama Canal, accor...

NPP chairman to rush to Panama

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – New Power Party Chairman Huang Kuo-chang was buying his own airline tickets to rush after President Tsai Ing-wen to Panama Saturday after he first stayed in Taiwan to support st...