Taiwan’s William Lai met with former prime ministers during Japan trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) met with three of Japan’s former prime ministers on Friday (May 10) – Yoshihiko Noda(野田佳彥), Yoshirō Mori (森喜朗) and Toshiki Kaifu (海...

Is it time for President Tsai to stand aside?

With decision-time edging ever closer for both the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Kuomintang (KMT), the question of who the two parties will nominate as their presidential candidates is on eve...

Taiwanese fed up with Chinese flags in Taipei blame Mayor Ko

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After video footage surfaced on Sunday (April 28) showing still more pro-China supporters carrying Communist Chinese flags in Taipei, many Taiwanese netizens have become fed up...

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...

Chinese academic’s deportation from Taiwan ‘justified’: Premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government of Taiwan will deport anyone who intends to push for military unification during his or her sojourn on the island, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Saturda...

Group propagating military annexation by China expected in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Following the expulsion of sociologist Li Yi (李毅), another group of academics propagating the military takeover of Taiwan by China was expected to try and visit the island befor...

Taiwan to expel Chinese academic who advocates military unification

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A Chinese academic known for advocating the use of force to unify Taiwan with China will have to leave the island Thursday because he was planning to speak in public while only ...

Chinese recruiters target Taiwanese job seekers to spread pro-unification propaganda

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Advertisements have surfaced on job banks and social media pages in Taiwan seeking supporters of cross-strait unification to spread propaganda. A user of social network...

Taiwan students launch petition against media group

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Students at Shih Hsin University in Taipei launched a petition against the Want Want China Times Group after accusing it of spreading fake news, reports said Saturday. The gr...

Taiwan’s religious freedom presents pro-unification voices with a dilemma

The issue of religious freedom has been high on the news agenda this week after U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback, paid a visit to Taiwan. The fact that an...

China's 'One Country, Two Systems' will never obtain credibility: Japanese media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Under increasing pressure from the Chinese government, Taiwan’s plight has continued to draw the attention of international media, with scholars and foreign policy e...

China's pro-unification 31 measures for Taiwan have failed: Academia Sinica scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Nearly a year after Beijing announced the 31 measures to lure Taiwanese talent and investment as part of its pro-unification campaign, a China study scholar said on Saturday th...

Taiwanese entertainer grounded for assaulting Cultural Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Entertainer Cheng Hui-chung (鄭惠中) is prohibited from leaving the country after a round of questionings at the Taipei District Prosecutors Office, following her assault on a top ...

Xi's Taiwan speech, its intended audience, and how it played into the DPP’s hands

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- As the dust settles on the latest "make or break" moment in cross-strait relations, it appears that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Xi Jinping’s spe...

No sympathy for Wu Pao-chun in Taiwan’s ‘baker-gate’ scandal

Taiwanese politics has been rocked by a huge scandal this week. It is not the scurrilous attempts by the former KMT candidate for Mayor of Taipei, Ting Shou-chung (丁守中), to undermine the election o...