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...

China could assassinate Taiwan presidential candidate: Japanese scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) may assassinate a Taiwan opposition party candidate for the presidency, so the election loses legitimacy and sends the country into chaos...

Intelligence reports on Taiwan's Kaohsiung Incident declassified

A series of intelligence reports on the Kaohsiung Incident, a government crackdown on pro-democracy protesters Dec. 10, 1979 have been declassified but not yet released for public consumption, an inde...

Former Taiwan president backs Tsai's reelection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) on Tuesday (Dec. 3) declared his support for President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), who is being challenged by Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) of the opposit...

Ex-defense minister of Taiwan says Beijing approached him

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan continues to grapple with alleged Chinese interference in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election, former Taiwanese Defense Minister Michael Tsai (蔡明憲) reve...

American think tank pitching US-Taiwan joint communiqué to normalize relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. think tank is pitching the idea of a new joint directive between the U.S. and Taiwan modeled after the Shanghai Communiqué as a means to pave the way for nor...

Hong Kong businessman offered NT$50 million for a meeting: Taiwan ex-president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Hong Kong businessman once wanted to pay NT$50 million (US$1.63 million) to see him while he was in power, but he turned the offer down, former President Chen Shui-bian ...

Media figure rejects ‘5 nuisances,’ ex-president suggests vote for Taiwan Action Party Alliance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After media personality Yang Sen-hong (楊憲宏) said Thursday (November 21) that Taiwanese voters were facing a tough choice between “five nuisances,” former Presi...

Paroled ex-president eyes comeback in Taiwan's 2020 legislative races

Update: The deputy chief of Taiwan's Central Election Commission said at the Legislative Yuan on Thursday (Nov. 21) that anyone who is serving prison sentence will not be allowed to register as a ...

Former president vows to climb Taiwan's highest mountain after TAPA legislative wins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) said Wednesday (Nov. 20) that he will climb to the top of Yushan if the Taiwan Action Party Alliance (TAPA, 一邊一國行動黨) can wi...

2020 Taiwan Elections: DPP faces challenge in stronghold Tainan

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) faces a challenge in maintaining its stranglehold on the legislative seats in Tainan in upcoming elections, with the opposition aiming to win two of the s...

Taiwan Action Party Alliance might name ex-President Chen as legislative candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Action Party Alliance (TAPA, 一邊一國行動黨) is considering naming former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) as a candidate on its at-large list for January’s legisl...

Taiwan's PFP Chairman James Soong announces presidential bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — People First Party Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜) announced on Wednesday (Nov. 13) that he would enter the presidential race to compete with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of th...