Taiwan’s first directly elected president, Lee Teng-hui, oversaw liberalization of country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝), Taiwan’s first native-born and directly elected president, who oversaw the island nation’s transition to democracy, passed away t...

Taiwan's 'Mr. Democracy' Lee Teng-hui dies

The former president of Taiwan, Lee Teng-hui, who earned the nickname "Mr. Democracy" for his role in shifting the island away from authoritarian rule, died on Thursday. The 97-year-old had...

Taipei mayor says now not good time to visit ill former Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has advised against visiting former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝), whose health has grabbed nationwide headlines and sparked wide rum...

John Bolton plans Taiwan trip after pandemic subsides

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an interview with CNA, former White House National Security Adviser John Bolton on Wednesday (July 1) stated that he hoped to visit Taiwan once the pandemic subsides. ...

Now is the time to raise Taiwan’s international profile: TPOF chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic rages around the world, now is the time for Taiwan to raise its international profile, Taiwan Public Opinion Foundation (TPOF)...

Beijing fails to congratulate Taiwan KMT's new chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing failed to send its standard congratulatory telegram after the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party selected reformist Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) as party chairman on Sa...

Taiwan’s DPP expels close associate of former President Chen Shui-bian

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Wednesday (March 4) decided to expel Kaohsiung politician Cheng Hsin-chu (鄭新助), a strong supporter of former President Chen Shui-...

Taiwan elder statesman donates NT$5.8 million to underprivileged families

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Koo Kwang-ming (辜寬敏), a 95-year-old former advisor to Taiwan's Presidential Office, has for the seventh straight year donated to disadvantaged families in Changhua Cou...

Taiwan's Premier Su Tseng-chang to continue leading cabinet after reshuffle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) will continue to lead the Cabinet following a landslide victory for the ruling party, according to the Presidential Office on Monday...

Former Taiwan president announces withdrawal from politics

Former President Chen Shui-bian(陳水扁), spiritual head of the Taiwan Action Party Alliance (TAPA), announced Sunday that he is withdrawing from politics and bid farewell to his supporters. Chen, popu...

Sour grapes: China says it's opposed to 'Taiwan independence' after Tsai's huge win

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) record-shattering win with over 8 million votes, China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) issued a terse statement in wh...

Taiwan's DPP, KMT make last-ditch calls for unity

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called Friday for unity and love among her supporters on the eve of Saturday's elections, when Taiwan's voters will go to the polls to elect their president and le...

Ex-Taiwan president sues Han Kuo-yu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) filed a defamation lawsuit against Kuomintang (KMT) party presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Friday (Jan. 3) at Taipei...

Vice presidential hopeful reveals clip of Shanghai speech backing Taiwan independence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Responding to questions from the Kuomintang (KMT) camp over his visit with a Chinese Communist Party official in Shanghai five years ago, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP...

Taiwan ex-president barred from running in legislative election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) cannot run for a legislative seat in the January 11, 2020 elections due to his conviction for corruption, the Central Election Commis...