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Prosecutors charge Taiwan council speaker with buying signatures for Foxconn founder

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prosecutors on Thursday (Feb. 22) charged Pingtung County Council Speaker Chou Tien-lun (周典論) for spending NT$5 million (US$158,000) on signatures to help the presidential...

Ukraine updates: 'Fierce' fighting continues in Avdiivka

The Ukrainian military said there was fierce fighting in the besieged frontline town of Avdiivka. It said it was preparing new positions around the industrial hub as Russia stepped up attacks. "...

Cyberattacks rose 24 hours before Taiwan election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cybersecurity firm Trellix reported 4,300 cyberattacks on Jan. 12, just 24 hours before Taiwan's election, per CNA. In a report published on Feb. 13, Trellix threat...

Taiwan looks forward to deepening relations with new Indonesia government

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will deepen exchanges and cooperation with Indonesia based on the present situation once the Southeast Asian nation’s new president is confirmed, the Ministry...

PDI-P campaign comes to Taiwan ahead of Indonesian presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of Taiwan’s Indonesian community turned out in support of Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) presidential candidate Ganjar Pranowo on Sunday (Fe...

'Donald Trump didn't care about Taiwan': Ex-White House security official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A second Donald Trump presidency would likely mean further criticisms of Taiwan from the White House and less reliable U.S. support for Taiwan, experts have warned. A f...

Taiwan's KMT struggles to attract voters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) lost to Democratic Progressive Party candidate Lai Ching-te in the 2024 presidential election, the nearly 112...

China to impose further limits on ECFA trade agreement with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following Beijing’s decision to revoke several preferential tariff provisions under the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) between China and Taiwan, Bei...

KMT chair will not resign despite Taiwan presidential election defeat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Chair Eric Chu (朱立倫) said Wednesday (Jan. 17) that he would not resign from the party leadership despite its defeat in the 2024 presidential election. ...

Taiwan's Lai combined with Trump 'nightmare scenario' for China: Analyst

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The possibility of Donald Trump securing a second term as U.S. president combined with Lai Ching-te (賴清德) as Taiwan’s president represents a “nightmare scenari...

No Chinese military planes in Taiwan's ADIZ on election day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s defense ministry said close monitoring showed no abnormalities in the Taiwan Strait during the national election on Saturday (Jan. 13). Despite fears of ...

Hou returns as New Taipei mayor after losing Taiwan presidential race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) returned to mayoral duties in New Taipei City on Sunday (Jan. 14) after failing to win the presidential election as a candidate for the Kuomintang (KMT) th...

Election winner Lai Ching-te: Taiwan achieved a victory for democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan achieved a victory for democracy and successfully blocked foreign interference, presidential election winner Lai Ching-te (賴清德) said Saturday (Jan. 13). The Demo...

Meme of the Day: Taiwan presidential contest sees Formosan black bear victory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s 2024 presidential election on Saturday (Jan. 13) not only determined a new leader for the nation it also inspired a million memes. As usual online, the s...

Lai Ching-te victorious in pivotal Taiwan presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Based on the Central Election Commission reporting vote totals from over 98% of polling stations as of 8:30 p.m Taipei time, Lai Ching-te (賴清德) of the Democratic Progressi...