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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...

Presidential Office emailgate swirled again on Taiwan's inauguration day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Another batch of emails from Taiwan's Presidential Office was leaked to the press Wednesday (May 20), the day of the presidential inauguration. The emails were publ...

Presidential secretary-general announces resignation on Facebook

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Presidential Secretary-General Chen Chu (陳菊) took to Facebook Sunday night (May 17) to announce that she is planning to resign from her post one day before Wednesday's...

Kaohsiung mayor may visit Dongsha Islands to assert Taiwan’s sovereignty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) may visit Taiwan’s outlying islands in the South China Sea to assert territorial authority following reports that the People’s...

Presidential Secretary-General Chen Chu to resign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) prepares to be sworn in for her second term, it was revealed Saturday (May 16) that Chen Chu (陳菊), the secretary-general of the Tsai admini...

Chen Chien-jen becomes Taiwan's first vice president to give up pension

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following his announcement Wednesday (May 13) that he would return to Academia Sinica after leaving office next week, Vice President Chen Chien-Jen (陳建仁) became the island...

President Tsai to cover cross-strait relations during inauguration speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to media reports, President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) second-term inaugural speech on May 20 will maintain a stable and consistent approach to cross-strait polici...

Taiwan presidential official Chen Chu rumored to be considered for Control Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) confirmed Friday (May 8) that she wanted Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) to stay on when she starts her second and final term on May 20, th...

Taiwan Presidential Office arranges off-site workplaces amid coronavirus concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Presidential Office has arranged off-site workplaces as part of its precautions against the coronavirus (COVID-19), which has infected 376 people across the island nat...

Taiwan's president acknowledges dedication of frontline medical staff

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While greeting frontline medical workers on Friday (March 27), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) expressed her gratitude for their remarkable sacrifices during the Wuhan corona...

Taiwan Presidential Office building steps up precautions against coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Presidential Office has stepped up precautions against the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the SARS-like disease that has sickened more than 90,000 people ...

More cabinet reshuffling expected after President Tsai’s swearing-in

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Any additional cabinet reshuffle plans for the Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) administration as she embarks on a second term will hinge on whether her two top aides stay or not, repor...