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Taiwan's Transitional Justice Commission welcomes KMT legislator's amendment proposal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet’s Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) on Tuesday (Jan. 12) responded to Kuomintang (KMT) Legislator Chiang Wan-an’s (蔣萬安) amendment proposal, say...

KMT legislator introduces transitional justice amendment to ill-gotten gains law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislator Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安), a direct descendent of Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石), has recently proposed amendments to a law advocating that the government return property ille...

Enoch Wu mum on potential bid for Taipei's DPP chair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Frontier Foundation Deputy CEO Enoch Wu (吳怡農) on Monday (Dec. 28) remained vague on whether he would run for chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) T...

Over 70% Taiwanese oppose US pork imports: KMT survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A poll released by a Kuomintang (KMT) affiliated think tank on Thursday (Nov. 26) showed that over 70 percent of respondents oppose the lifting of a ban on the import of p...

KMT rising star rumored to run for mayor of Taipei in 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislator Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安) of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party is said to be throwing his hat into the ring of the Taipei mayoral election in 2022. Chiang, the...

Japanese official explains motivation behind name change for Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After revealing plans to rename the disputed Diaoyutai Islands, Japan's Ishigaki Mayor Yoshitaka Nakayama explained Monday (June 15) the motivation behind his proposal...

Taiwan's legislative elections a close contest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Results for the legislative election on Saturday (Jan. 11) are pouring in and appear to reveal a number of tight races. In Taipei City's No. 3 district, Kuomintang ...

Chiang Kai-shek's great-grandson says 'no room for one country, two systems' in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taiwanese President Chiang Kai-shek's (蔣介石) great-grandson and Kuomintang (KMT) legislator Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安) on Wednesday (Nov. 13) declared that there is &qu...

Taiwanese politicians in Kaohsiung report receiving death threats from Hong Kong

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Several council members in Kaohsiung have reported receiving anonymous death threats in the mail, with City Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Councilor Chiu Chun-hsien (邱俊憲) saying Sa...

IP addresses of hate remarks traced to China: Taiwan police

The IP addresses of many hate comments posted recently by Internet users against politicians and political critics in Taiwan have been found to be located in Asia, particularly China, police said Wedn...

DPP lawmaker thanks U.S. congressmen for support of Taiwan

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator Yu Wan-ju, part of a delegation of Taiwanese lawmakers visiting the United States, thanked her U.S. counterparts for supporting Taiwan Friday. "Ma...

'Taiwan’s average salary is NT$50,000’ doesn’t reflect reality: Minister of Labor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan Premier William Lai (賴清德) recently said that the average total salary of laborers in Taiwan last year was NT$49,989 (about US$1,700), but Minister of Labor Hsu Ming-c...

210 Kuomintang Central Committee members elected

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--At the 20th Kuomintang Central Party Committee election today, 210 members were elected. Former legislator Yang Chiong-ying(楊瓊瓔) won the most votes with 1,328. Current legislator...

Legal experts weigh in on effectiveness of proposed Taiwan FinTech bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—FinTech, a new up and coming financial service trend, is defined as any disruptive financial technology innovation, such as mobile payment, investment bots, and blockchain s...

What’s next after Apple Pay for Taiwan’s FinTech industry?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—More than 415,000 credit cards were registered on Apple mobile device e-wallet apps two days after Apple Pay was launched in Taiwan on March 29, 2017, according to statistic...