Taiwan urged to lift ban on U.S. pork, maintains stance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Food safety and the rights of local farmers are important considerations for determining whether to participate in international trade deals, Taiwan’s government stated Sa...

Opinion: Trump’s ‘drain the swamp’ reform is the only way Taiwan’s reforms can survive and prevail

(Luis Ko is the CEO of I-Mei Foods) As everybody expected before his inauguration, U.S. President Donald Trump is running the U.S. like a company, as exemplified by what he did in the first week of...

Trump’s ‘drain the swamp’ reform is the only way Taiwan’s reforms can survive and prevail

As everybody expected before his inauguration, U.S. President Donald Trump is running the U.S. like a company, as exemplified by what he did in the first week of his administration, and that kind of &...

Editorial: Taiwan on the verge of the Trump era

On January 20, the office most frequently connected with the title of most powerful man in the world changes hands, when the first African-American president of the United States, professional politic...

Taiwan stands for common sense

        The government of President Tsai Ing-wen claimed a major success for its “New Southbound Policy” Thursday, as Australia decided to “open its skies&rd...

Senior U.S. APEC official visits Taiwan

        TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Just a week after President Tsai Ing-wen made a controversial phone call to United States President-elect Donald Trump, Washington is send...

U.S. disappointed with progress on pork import issue

Taipei, Oct. 5 (CNA) The United States has expressed its disappointment with a lack of progress in pork import issues to Taiwan in the latest round of talks under the Trade and Investment Framework...

Taiwan lifts ban on Canadian beef

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A ban on the import of beef from Canada imposed after cases of mad cow disease last year will be lifted effective Friday, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said. In February ...

Premier's approval rating at 42.7% after first month in office

Les than 43 percent of people in Taiwan are satisfied with Premier Lin Chuan's (林全) performance in his first month in office, while 33.7 percent are dissatisfied mainly because of his handling of Taoy...

President wins higher public approval than her Cabinet: polls

One month after she was sworn in as Taiwan's first female president May 20, Tsai Ing-wen has won higher public satisfaction than her Cabinet, according to two separate surveys released Monday and Jun...

U.S. to be consistent in handling President Tsai's transit stops

The United States will be consistent in its handling of transit stops by President Tsai Ing-wen in Miami and Los Angeles during her first trip as president to Latin America in late June, the U.S.'s to...

Tsai discusses food safety with ministers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen on Saturday continued to host discussions with Cabinet ministers on a range of topics at her private home in Yonghe, New Taipei City. On Friday, she had...

Premier presents first policy report on US pork, fishing disputes

Premier Lin Chuan set out his first policy framework and answered interpellations at the Legislature Friday morning, touching on a variety of issues from food safety to disputes with Japan. He note...

Waging opposition is hard to learn

May 20 is only two weeks behind us, but already the newly sworn-in government officials have launched a series of plans, initiatives and reforms, from the environment to education and diplomacy. Pre...

KMT lawmakers block premier from making first report to Legislature

Taipei, May 31 (CNA) Resorting to the same tactics that the other main party adopted when it was in opposition, lawmakers of the Kuomintang (KMT) occupied the podium of the legislative chamber Tuesday...