Taiwan campaign spokeswoman resigns over 'China unification treason' remarks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Lawmaker Lin Ching-yee (林靜儀) resigned as spokeswoman for President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) re-election campaign after telling a Deutsche Welle interviewer that supporti...

Taiwan Legislative Yuan approves Anti-Infiltration Act aimed at China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Legislative Yuan passed the third reading of the Anti-Infiltration Act on Tuesday (Dec. 31), with the aim of countering Chinese influence in Taiwan's elections. ...

Marshall Islands to choose new president just days before Taiwan elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of Taiwan’s 15 official diplomatic allies, the Marshall Islands, will select a new president on January 6, 2020, just days before Taiwan has scheduled its presid...

Taiwan presidential candidates focus on economy, Anti-Infiltration Law live on TV

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The three rivals for next month’s presidential election focused on the economy and the government’s proposed Anti-Infiltration Act during their second round of...

Supporters and opponents of KMT presidential candidate march in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hundreds of thousands of people marched through the streets of Kaohsiung Saturday (Dec. 21), with one group demanding the recall of Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) and the other su...

US urged to send cabinet officials to Taiwan as China poaches allies

A former senior advisor to the Trump administration on Friday urged the White House to send a cabinet official to Taiwan whenever Beijing succeeds in poaching a diplomatic ally from Taipei. Christi...

Taipei scrambles jets as China sails carrier through Taiwan Strait

China sailed a carrier group through the politically delicate Taiwan Strait on Sunday, led by the communist country's first domestically built aircraft carrier. In a statement released Sunday, ...

Group says misinformation on the rise on Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An advocacy group tracking misinformation says it has found an increase in fake political news shared on Facebook ahead of the 2020 presidential elections. The g...

Missing-person posters appear before rally by Taiwan presidential candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) prepared to hold a rally at a park in Tainan Saturday (October 19) afternoon, protesters put up “missing ...

Cybersecurity whiz: Combined threats endanger 2020 vote

Alex Stamos served as chief security officer at Facebook for three years before joining Stanford University, where he studies internet security, including systems related to conducting elections. ...

Taiwan’s Foxconn founder rules out cooperation with PFP leader James Soong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) ruled out cooperation with People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜) in the presidential campaign after appearing with...

The ‘new’ Taiwan beyond cross-strait relations

Beijing has been increasing pressure on Taiwan recently. From a move to ban individual travel permits for Chinese visitors to Taiwan to two large-scale military drills close to the Taiwan Strait, Chin...

Taiwan President Tsai and ex-Premier Lai fail to meet at Mid-Autumn concert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The anticipated first encounter between President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and former Premier William Lai (賴清德) since the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) presidential p...

Three contenders pick up registration forms for 2020 Taiwan presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three contenders, including a leading member of the Formosa Alliance, turned up at the Central Election Commission (CEC) Friday (September 13) morning to pick up the forms...

Taiwan's President Tsai and ex-Premier Lai to meet for first time since primaries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and former Premier William Lai (賴清德) were likely to meet for the first time since presidential primaries at a concert in Tainan during the Mid...