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Former Taiwan foreign minister dies aged 81

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Francisco Ou (歐鴻鍊) has passed away due to illness, the Kuomintang (KMT) announced on Monday (Nov. 1). KMT Chair Eric Chu (朱立倫) expres...

Former Taiwan president’s in-laws start prison terms for insider trading

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The husband and father-in-law of former President Chen Shui-bian’s (陳水扁) daughter have started prison terms for insider trading 16 years after the fact, reports said...

Taiwan defense ministry to review training standards, military regulations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) has responded to reports that it is bringing back goose-stepping by saying it is reviewing training standards and regulations for it...

Taiwan marks 1-year anniversary of National Human Rights Commission

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To mark the one-year anniversary of the National Human Rights Commission's (NHRC) establishment, Chairperson Chen Ju (陳菊) on Monday (Aug. 2) delivered a speech calling...

Lilies at Taiwan CDC: Condolences or curses?

On June 1, four bouquets of white lilies mysteriously appeared in front of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Taipei. Tourists and even many expats living in Taiwan will completely mis...

Taiwanese researcher popularizes science with literature

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — "The trouble with poetry is that it encourages the writing of more poetry." A longing to write haunted American poet laureate Billy Collins, but it has also guid...

Pro-independence Taiwanese scholar passes away aged 84

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The national policy adviser to former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) and an internationally acclaimed political scientist passed away in Australia on Saturday (March 13). ...

KMT opposition to new national emblem symbolic of party rooted in past

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – To the shock and horror of absolutely no-one, the Kuomintang (KMT) announced this week that it is opposed to making any legal changes to the country’s national sy...

TV host suggests conditional pardon for former Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — TV talk show host and former lawmaker Jaw Shaw-kong (趙少康) suggested on Monday (Feb. 8) that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) grant a pardon to former President Chen Shui-bian ...

Taiwan media personality denies supporting KMT leader’s re-election bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Media personality Jaw Shaw-kong (趙少康) said Friday (Feb. 5) that Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) is planning to run for re-election this summer but insisted h...

Doctor involved in ex-Taiwan president’s money laundering scandal dies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shin Kong Wu Ho Su Memorial Hospital's former Vice President Huang Fang-yen (黃芳彥), who was involved in ex-President Chen Shui-bian’s corruption and money launder...

No application received from ex-president to host radio show: Taichung prison

Taichung Prison authorities on Monday said they have not received an application from former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁), who said he will host a radio show next year amid speculation that doing so...

More than 60% of Taiwanese satisfied with President Tsai's performance: DPP Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 60 percent of Taiwanese are satisfied with President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) performance this year, according to a recent survey published by the Democratic P...

Retired general says Taiwan's combat capabilities are ‘close to none’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Retired Taiwanese general Chen Ting-chung (陳廷寵) said earlier this week that Taiwan's combat capabilities are "close to none" and its armed forces stand no ch...

Taiwan not intimidated by Beijing's threats: former president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) said Wednesday (Sept. 30) that Taiwanese are not afraid of China's intimidation and that no foreign power has the right to decide...