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The importance — and humor — of Taiwan politicians' social media accounts

Social media plays a significant role in Taiwan politics but differently than in countries like the United States. There are three main social media outlets that Taiwanese politicians might use for...

Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan approves NT$236.95 billion extra defense budget

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan on Tuesday (Jan. 11) completed the third reading of a NT$236.95 billion (US$8.55 billion) extra budget to buy more missiles and ships in an effort to ...

Will Freddy Lim survive the recall?

Following the successful recall of Taiwan Statebuilding Party Legislator Wonda Chen Po-wei (陳柏惟 aka 3Q) in October, many are drawing comparisons between Chen and the recall vote coming up on Jan. 9 ag...

Support for Taiwan’s DPP rises after defeat of 4 referendums

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Public support for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) surged after the defeat of four referendums on Dec. 18, according to t...

Taiwan human rights groups call for action on Beijing Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Human rights groups and lawmakers from different parties on Wednesday (Dec. 8) called on Taiwan to join the international boycott movement against the 2022 Beijing Olympic...

Taiwan sets Jan. 9 for recall vote of rock star legislator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Independent legislator and rock star Freddy Lim (林昶佐) will face a recall vote in his Taipei City election district on Sunday, Jan. 9, according to the Central Election Com...

Taiwanese legislators call for boycott of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislators from Taiwan’s New Power Party (NPP) said they are calling for a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, bringing a proposal on the issue to a multip...

Campaign to recall Taiwan rock star legislator Freddy Lim stumbles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The attempted recall of independent legislator and rock star Freddy Lim (林昶佐) failed to reach a sufficient number of signatures, though campaigners are still allowed to co...

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's National Day speech (Full Text)

TAIPEI (Central News Agency) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) delivered her National Day address on Sunday (Oct. 10), pledging to defend Taiwan's sovereignty and democracy amid "un...

Survey reconfirms Taiwan’s KMT facing rapid senescence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Behind newly elected Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu’s (朱立倫) lively victory speech urging supporters to rally and regroup, there lies a daunting demographic reali...

Taiwan president promotes 2nd season of ‘Island Nation’ series

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an Instagram post on Saturday (Sept. 18), Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) suggested that those celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival at home watch and support &ldq...

Migrant workers on New Taipei’s Sanying line accuse employers of exploitation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Power Party Legislator Chiu Hsien-chih (邱顯智) and the Taiwan International Workers Association (TIWA) held a joint press conference on Friday (Aug. 13) to address alleg...

Petition to recall Legislator Freddy Lim passes first phase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A petition to recall independent Legislator Freddy Lim (林昶佐) has enough signatures to move to the second stage of the process, the Central Election Commission (CEC) announ...

Taiwan's sports chief resigns after snafu over Olympic athletes' flight arrangements

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sports Administration Director-General Chang Shao-hsi (張少熙) has tendered his resignation over the contentious flight seating for the country’s Olympic athletes. T...

Taiwan sets up mourning hall for Indonesian woman who died in quarantine hotel fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian caregiver who died in a fire at her quarantine hotel has received a traditional mourning hall following days of neglect, reports said Saturday (July 3). T...