Taiwan set to legalize gay marriage despite legislative hurdles

TAIPEI (DW) -- Over 1,500 pro-marriage equality supporters gathered outside Taiwan's legislature earlier this week as lawmakers tried to smooth out differences among three competing draft bills on...

Kaohsiung city councilor 'benches' Mayor Han for 50 minutes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- New Power Party Kaohsiung City Councilor Huang Jie (黃捷) on Wednesday (May 15) chose to bypass Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) during a question and answer session at the city ...

Terry Gou’s KMT candidacy could help DPP in Taiwan presidential election

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- The KMT presidential candidate race is back in the spotlight this week after it was announced that the President of Hon Hai/Foxconn, one of Taiwan’s biggest and most s...

Taipei City opens bookings for same-sex marriage registration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Government announced on Tuesday (April 23) that it would allow gay couples to “book” their marriage registration starting today, one month befo...

NPP leader counters Foxconn tycoon's claim 'you cannot eat democracy' with MIT study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Foxconn founder and new prospective Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Terry Gou (郭台銘) claimed "you cannot eat democracy," a New Power Party (NPP) leader c...

Premier favors tighter screening of visits by Chinese officials

Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Tuesday that he is in favor of imposing tighter screening for officials from China who apply to visit Taiwan. In addition, Chinese officials going beyond the state...