A manifesto for media reform in Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Last weekend, dozens of senior officials from right across Taiwan’s mainstream media attended an industry summit. There’s nothing strange about that, you may thi...

Hostelworld kowtows to Beijing by listing Taiwan as part of China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hostel review and booking website Hostelworld has kowtowed to Beijing by changing its listing for Taiwan to Taiwan, China and sent a "creepy" email to a prospective c...

55 members of Czech parliament sign letter backing Taiwan's presence at WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Friday (May 10), 55 members of the Czech Republic's parliament signed a letter asking the World Health Organization (WHO) to allow Taiwan to participate as an observer a...

William Lai pays tribute on anniversary of Japanese engineer’s passing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former premier William Lai (賴清德) paid tribute to Japanese civil engineer Yoichi Hatta (八田與一), at Wushantou Reservoir in Tainan City on Wednesday morning (May 8), on the an...

US McDonald's displays national flags of both Taiwan and China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Facebook user by the name of Andytn Tsai shared a photo taken in McDonald's in the U.S. State of New Mexico over the weekend which appears to show that McDonald'...

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...

Taiwan People First Party Chairman supports 'one country, two systems': Chinese media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) called on Chairman of the People First Party (PFP) James Soong (宋楚瑜) to clarify a report from Xinhua News Agency that quotes him advocat...

Former Taiwan premier urges public to ignore rumors about DPP's 2020 candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former premier William Lai (賴清德) in a live Facebook broadcast today (Friday, April 26) urged the public to ignore rumors about Tsai Ing-wen and him running on the same ele...

Taiwan cannot become the second Hong Kong: William Lai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is an independent sovereign state and cannot become a second Hong Kong, Macau or Tibet, said former premier William Lai (賴清德). Lai on Monday afternoon attended a...

Taiwan’s president rallies supporters on re-election mission

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tsai paid her respects at three temples in southern Taiwan’s Pingtung County alongside Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators Chuang Jui-hsiung (莊瑞雄), Su Che...

Taiwan should remain open and friendly to China: Han Kuo-yu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) said during a conference at Harvard University on Thursday (April 11) that Taiwan and China should seek a peaceful coexistence. Han sai...

Kaohsiung City Councilors mockingly hand dragon robe to Han

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To protest Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) meeting with Communist officials during his trip to China last week, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) city council members h...

S. Taiwan ice cream shop enjoying brisker business after bashing Han

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The business of an ice cream parlor in Cishah District (旗山), Kaohsiung was brisker than ever on Sunday (March 31) after the shop posted a statement on Facebook bashing Kaohsiun...

President Tsai thanks visiting Prague mayor for support of Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Saturday thanked visiting Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib for his staunch support of Taiwan and said she hoped the relations between the two sides would contin...

Is Han-mania now a real threat to Taiwan’s national security?

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) continues to dominate the headlines in Taiwan and while it hurts to give him the oxygen of publicity he so clearly craves, it is vital to look at little mor...