Taiwan establishes National Human Rights Commission

The establishment of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Saturday is a milestone for Taiwan as it aims to bring local laws and practices more in line with global standards, said President T...

KMT lawmaker indicted for inciting violent protests in 2018

Legislator at large Wu Sz-huai (吳斯懷) of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) and 12 others were indicted Friday for their roles in a 2018 demonstration against military pension cuts that turned violent, ac...

Presidential confidante Chen Chu elected head of Taiwan Control Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Veteran Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) politician Chen Chu (陳菊) was elected president of the top government watchdog, the Control Yuan, Friday (July 17), despite days ...

Clashes erupt at Taiwan's legislature over Control Yuan appointment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislators from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the Kuomintang (KMT) had a physical confrontation in the Legislative Yuan on Tuesday morning (July 14) o...

KMT legislators take boxing lessons after failed protest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After failing to successfully occupy the Legislative Yuan in protest of President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) nomination of Chen Chu (陳菊) for the head of the country’...

Taiwanese YouTuber blasts KMT's protest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Monday (June 29), popular YouTuber Holger Chen (陳之漢) blasted the Kuomintang's short-lived protest of President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) Control Yuan president nomin...

Controversial former labor minister appointed to head Taiwan's Control Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Presidential Office issued a statement condemning the Kuomintang's (KMT) occupation of the Legislative Yuan as "taking Taiwan's democracy hostage...

Legislative Yuan occupation may exceed 3 days: KMT caucus whip

2:38 p.m. Update: At 12:20 p.m., Legislative Yuan President Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃) entered the Legislative Yuan under the protection of DPP legislative councilors and called for the convening of a legislat...

Taiwan president calls for bipartisan efforts to abolish Control, Examination Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has urged bipartisan support for dissolving the Control Yuan and Examination Yuan, following a contentious process of nominating the new Contr...

Chen Chu leaving DPP after being tapped as president of Taiwan's Control Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Secretary-General to the President Chen Chu (陳菊) said that she will leave the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in order to take charge of the Control Yuan, an ind...

DPP choice for Kaohsiung Chen Chi-mai a missed opportunity

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – On Nov. 24, 2018, Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) stood against Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) to be mayor of Kaohsiung, a city which had elected a DPP candidate in each of the past four election...

Choice of KMT official for Taiwan government watchdog meets opposition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The reported selection of the Kuomintang’s (KMT) former Taitung County Magistrate Justin Huang (黃健庭) as vice president for the top government watchdog has been met w...

Han Kuo-yu recall leaves Kaohsiung at a crossroads

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – Since the result of Saturday’s recall election in Kaohsiung and the subsequent tragic news about the apparent suicide of Kaohsiung Council-Speaker Hsu Kun-yuan (許...

Senior engineer to be appointed acting Kaohsiung mayor after pro-China mayor ousted: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Less than a week after China-leaning Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was recalled in a vote, the Executive Yuan is reportedly poised to designate a senior Kaohsiung gover...

Han Kuo-yu manipulates democracy to avoid recall vote humiliation

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — This time last week there was torrential rain in Kaohsiung and large areas of the city were underwater. Torrential rains are not unusual in the tropical south of Tai...