Taiwan-American author wins prestigious US book award

Taiwan-American author Shawna Yang Ryan was named Aug. 4 one of the winners of the 38th American Book Awards for her 2016 novel “Green Island.”   The American Book Awards, establish...

Hong Kong dissident bookseller hopes to open a bookstore in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Lam Wing-kee (林榮基), the former owner of the dissident Hong Kong bookstore Causeway Bay (銅鑼灣書店), said Saturday that he hoped to open a new Causeway Bay in Taiwan but w...

Taiwan’s iconic films of 80s to re-screen in July 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six films directed by Edward Yang (楊德昌) and Hou Hsiao-hsien (侯孝賢), two of the most important directors of the New Taiwanese Cinema movement, are to be screened in the cine...

Exhibition comparing 228 Incident with Hong Kong opens Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An exhibition closely comparing the 228 Incident in Taiwan with the current socio-economic and political struggles of Hong Kong opened Saturday at the National 228 Me...

President Tsai marks Tiananmen, calls for release Taiwanese activist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) marked the 28th anniversary of the Tiananmen Incident Sunday by calling on China to release Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲)...

Editorial: Another Chinese nail in the coffin of Taiwanese goodwill

With the 28th anniversary of the Tiananmen Incident – just like Taiwan’s 228 Incident a euphemism for a large-scale massacre of government opponents – approaching, human rights in Ch...

How comedian Chu Ke-liang's 'crass humor' saved Taiwanese dialect

The following is an assessment of the impact on Taiwanese dialect (台語,Taigi) by the late, great Taiwanese comedian Chu Ke-liang (豬哥亮), who will be referred to by his Taiwanese name Ti-k...

Group claims responsibility for beheading of Chiang Kai-shek statue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A group calling itself the “Taiwan Nation Engineering Team” (台灣國工程隊) claimed responsibility Saturday for the beheading of a statue of late President Chiang Kai...

Chiang Kai-shek statue at Yangmingshan National Park found beheaded

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A statue of late President Chiang Kai-shek near a famous flower clock at Taipei City’s Yangmingshan (陽明山) National Park was found decapitated and daubed with red pai...

Memorial service held to commemorate White Terror victims

A memorial service was held in New Taipei on Saturday to commemorate the victims of the White Terror era, a period of political persecution in Taiwan that lasted from 1949 to 1987. Over 100 victims...

Protests, street art commemorate 228 event in Keelung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An early morning guerrilla art project by the Create New Keelung Action Alliance (開創新基隆行動聯盟) that left sidewalks splattered in red paint and a march led by the Free Taiwan...

The View from Taichung: 2-28 and the real question of responsibility

Progress on the 2-28 massacre and related issues took many forms this week. In her first speech at the annual commemoration, President Tsai announced that she would address the issue of responsibility...

Editorial: The time for cover-ups is over

In one of the most bizarre news items in the relationship between Taiwan and China for a while, Shih Hsin University in Taipei City reportedly signed an agreement with China to promise that Chinese st...

Video shows pro-unification supporters bullying Taiwanese woman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A video surfaced on social media yesterday showing a group of pro-unification supporters ganging up on and dragging down a pro-independence protester by the hair as they taunte...

Taiwan president promises to unearth the truth about 228 Incident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the 70th anniversary of the 228 Incident Tuesday, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) promised she would uncover the truth about the responsibility for the repression which ca...