Taiwan officials to attend events in New York during UN assembly

Two Taiwanese Cabinet officials will attend a series of events in New York during the United Nations' annual assembly to lobby for international support for Taiwan's inclusion in U.N.-related ...

Fmr President Chen Shui-bian calls for referendum on Taiwan Independence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a media interview with Japan’s Sankei Newspaper (產經新聞), and his first in ten years, former Taiwan president Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) called for a publi...

Fmr AIT director foresees stable US-Taiwan relationship based on mutual 'assurances'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Richard Bush, a former director of the American Institute in Taiwan (1997-2002) recently penned an essay for the Global Taiwan institute on Aug. 22, which was also pu...

Ex. Premier Lin Chuan may be tapped as Taiwan envoy to APEC Summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Although the Tsai administration has yet to officially announce the country’s envoy for the 2018 APEC Leaders’ Summit in Papa New Guinea scheduled in mid Novem...

Guo Wengui comments on Taiwan's politics, disagrees with Taipei Mayor and Ma Ying-jeou

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The outspoken and high-profile exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui  (郭文貴) published a YouTube video recently commenting on Taiwan's politics. Guo expressed disagreeme...

Justice given to Taiwan man after 30-year battle to clear name

The Taiwan High Court has overturned a 1987 attempted murder conviction, the first time a victim of a miscarriage of justice who has been granted amnesty has ultimately had his name cleared. The pa...

Today in History

Taipei, July 1 (CNA) Today is Sunday, July 1, 2018, or the 18thday of the fifth month of the Year of the Dog, according to theChinese calendar. The following is a list of important events that occurre...

A majority of Taiwanese people reject the '1992 consensus'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the recent Straits Forum meeting by Kuomintang (KMT) politicians and representatives from the Chinese Communist Party, the Taiwan Cross-Strait Policy Association...

Former Taiwan VP Annette Lu causes a stir with comments on Taipei Universiade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The former Vice President of Taiwan during the Chen Shui-bian administration, and possible Taipei mayoral candidate, Annette Lu (呂秀蓮), is making headlines for her remarks ...

Taiwan's former president Chen Shui-bian gets medical parole extended

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The Ministry of Justice's Agency of Corrections approved Friday an application by former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) to have his medical parole extended to Aug. 4, the 14th time...

Su Tseng-chang gives nod to run in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Taipei County Magistrate Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) has accepted the call to run for New Taipei City mayor after meeting with Democratic Pro...

Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu named secretary-general to Taiwan’s Presidential Office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Presidential Office named current Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) as Secretary-General Wednesday.  Chen, 67, is regarded as one of the most powerful p...

Su Tseng-chang considering bid to run in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Taipei County Magistrate Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) has yet to confirm whether or not he will run for New Taipei mayor, after meeting with a top aide ...

Former Taiwan police chief wins KMT primary for New Taipei City mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former national police chief Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) won the Kuomintang primary to be its candidate in the November 24 New Taipei City mayoral election, the party announced Friday...

Taiwan’s Next Magazine ends nearly 17 years as printed publication

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The final printed edition of the Taiwanese version of Chinese-language Next Magazine (壹週刊) became available to the public Wednesday, though it will continue online. The...