Defeated KMT lawmaker tipped to run for mayor of Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the presidential and legislative elections out of the way, attention is turning toward local elections in late 2022, with defeated Kuomintang (KMT) legislator Lee Yen...

KMT Chairman Wu steps down after disastrous election defeat

Update: KMT Central Standing Committee member Lin Rong-te (林榮德), not Vice Chairman Tseng Yung-chuan (曾永權) as originally announced, has been selected as interim chairman by the party's top decision...

AP Analysis: Taiwan vote signals growing divide with China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The landslide reelection of Taiwan’s leader underscores the population’s embrace of an identity distinct from China — a shift that the communist leaders o...

Enoch Wu loses Taipei's 'duel of hunks' to Chiang Kai-shek's great grandson

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Young, rising Democratic Progressive Party star Enoch Wu (吳怡農) lost what local media called "the duel of the two hunks" (雙帥對決) with Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Wa...

AP Analysis: Taiwan vote signals growing divide with China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The landslide reelection of Taiwan’s leader underscores the population’s embrace of an identity distinct from China — a shift that the communist leaders of China refuse to accept...

AP Explains: Taiwan's election and its standoff with China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese are casting their votes Saturday for the president and legislature of a self-governing island that acts like a sovereign nation yet is not recognized by the U.N. or any...

'Island Nation': Then and now

When I first arrived in Taiwan in September 1986, I knew of course that the world is always changing, but I never realized how much it would change, and certainly not Taiwan itself. I had already serv...

Stanford University unveils late Taiwan President Chiang Ching-kuo’s diaries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Stanford University’s Hoover Institution presented the private diaries of late President Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國), the son of Taiwan's postwar strongman ruler Chia...

AP honors journalist executed in 1951 by Chinese officials

New York (AP) — Y.C. Jao was a respected Chinese correspondent working for The Associated Press in April 1949 when Mao Zedong’s Red Army stormed into Nanjing, defeating the Nationalist forces of leade...

Taiwan may help if Hong Kong violence expands

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s top diplomat says his government stands with Hong Kong citizens pushing for “freedom and democracy,” and would help those displaced from the semi...

Martial law victims urge young people to cherish Taiwan's hard-won democracy

Survivors of atrocities committed during Taiwan's period of martial law on Saturday (Dec. 7) exhorted younger generations to cherish the country's hard-earned democracy at a ceremony to mark t...

Taiwan's Chinese Culture University Chairman has passed away at 92

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- High-profile Chinese Culture University (CCU) Chairman Chang Jen-hu (張鏡湖) died in Taipei on Monday (Nov. 25) after a month-long treatment for pneumonia and liver cancer. Cha...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2019. There are 39 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 22, 19...

Swan Lake Meets Red Lady Army: Chinese artist's satirical art in Taipei reflects Hong Kong protest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Hong Kong protests escalate, a Chinese artist has used his paintbrush to portray the disproportionate violence seen in confrontations between protesting students an...

Foundation raises funds to hire teachers from Taiwan in Manila school

A Taiwan-Philippines foundation said Sunday that it has raised more than 10 million pesos (US$197,604) in donations that will be used to recruit instructors from Taiwan to teach Mandarin Chinese at a ...