Japan's Abe congratulates Taiwan's president on re-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday (Jan. 17), Japanese Diet member Keiji Furuya delivered Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s message as of congratulat...

US house speaker congratulates Taiwan's leader on re-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi has offered her congratulations to President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on her re-election, via a statement on Tuesday (J...

Taiwanese jet in from US to vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese expats have returned en masse to their motherland to vote in the general election that will decide the fate of the island nation. Taiwan's 2020 election h...

Terminal cancer voter passes away on Taiwan's Election Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The terminally ill cancer patient who had hoped to live long enough to vote in Taiwan's elections passed away on the morning of Election Day ( (Jan. 11). This Leuke...

Former DPP chairman says China’s threat to unify Taiwan merely 'slogan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The former chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Shih Ming-teh (施明德), wrote in an article published Wednesday (Jan. 1) that Taiwan will not become the next H...

Taiwan presidential candidates clash over cross-strait issue in TV debate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s relationship with China was the focus of the presidential debate on Sunday afternoon (Dec. 29) in which President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) accused her main challe...

Taiwan presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu's jacket sells for NT$1 million

TAIPE (Taiwan News) — A woman surnamed Hsieh bid NT$1 million (US$32,950) for Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) bomber jacket on Saturday evening (Dec. 28). &ld...

US expresses concern after Chinese aircraft carrier sails through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. authorities have expressed concern over the passage of a Chinese aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday (Dec. 26), the sixth such transit since Januar...

Taiwan vice presidential candidate promises aerospace boom if elected

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice presidential hopeful and former Premier William Lai (賴清德) pledged Sunday (Dec. 22) that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will invest in Taiwan's aerospace i...

Taiwan president to join rock star legislator's campaign rally and concert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Heavy metal band frontman-turned-politician Freddy Lim (林昶佐) will stage a concert with his band, Chthonic, at Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei on Saturday evening (Dec. 21) i...

China hawk Steve Bannon supports Tsai re-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a harshly worded video address made on Saturday (Dec. 14) against the Chinese government, Steve Bannon, former advisor to President Donald Trump, declared his support f...

Illegal money transfers linked to Taiwan election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese intelligence and law enforcement agencies are probing underground transfers of overseas money totaling NT$100 billion and investigating if it is linked to campai...

Taiwan's president continues to lead Han in latest poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The results of the most recent poll by one Taiwanese media outlet show Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to have a commanding lead over itinerant Kaohsiung mayor and ...

KMT leads DPP in Taiwan legislator-at-large election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An online poll revealed by Yahoo News on Monday (Dec. 9) shows Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) leading the Kuomintang's (K...

Video shows KMT lawmakers stage 'hand injury'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Saturday (Dec. 7) that the much-ballyhooed "injury" suffered by a Kuomintang (KMT) lawmaker on Friday (Dec. 6) was clearly staged. On Friday...