Same-sex marriage ruling does not equal victory or defeat: Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Wednesday’s Constitutional Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage was not a matter of victory or defeat, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said in a reaction on her F...

Constitutional Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)---The Constitutional Court has ruled this afternoon that the denial of same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and same-sex couples have the right to marry. According to the stat...

Taiwan ex-president could face court summons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following last weekend’s appearance at a fundraising dinner, former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) might soon be summoned to appear in court for cases that were inte...

Taiwan court rules in favor of same sex marriage

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's Constitutional Court has ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, making the island the first place in Asia to recognize gay unions. The court on Wednesday...

Tsai Tweets condolences to victims of Manchester attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) posted a tweet today expressing her condolences and sympathies to the victims of yesterday's depraved attack on audience membe...

'Taiwan is not a province of China' presidential office tells Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to the release of a letter sent by China barring the admittance of "Taiwan Province of China" to this year's World Health Assembly...

Taiwanese blocked by guards from attending WHA as observers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—At least five Taiwan or also known as Republic of China passport holders were expelled by guards at World Health Assembly (WHA) and barred from attending the global health e...

The Latest: WHO head gives her last address to member states

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the annual World Health Assembly in Geneva (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Dr. Margaret Chan has given her last address as director-general...

Minister: Taiwan 'unfairly blocked' from WHO confab by China

GENEVA (AP) — Taiwan's health minister says China has "unfairly blocked" the island's government from taking part in the annual meeting of the World Health Organization's governing body. ...

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...

Tsai calls for enhanced Taiwan-EU economic ties

President Tsai Ing-wen said May 18 that Taiwan and the EU should seek to strengthen economic and trade ties by concluding an investment agreement as soon as possible, stating that such an accord would...

China warns Taiwan of continued lockout from WHO assembly

GENEVA (AP) — China's health minister has all but slammed the door on Taiwan's participation in the World Health Organization's annual assembly until the island's government acce...

Taiwan's health minister arrives in Geneva; to protest WHA exclusion

Taiwan's Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) arrived in Geneva on Saturday and hopes to meet with officials from countries participating in the World Health Assembly (WHA) while prot...

Taiwan's Tsai keeps domestic focus amid China's isolation

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — After a year in office, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's administration is shunned by an angry China and facing even greater international isolation. Yet, the...

Taiwan representative promotes tourism in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan’s representative to the Philippines, Gary Lin (林松煥), held a media luncheon on Friday, promoting tourism in Taiwan while giving details on the government’s &ld...