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On frontline Taiwan islands, fishermen wary of China tensions

KINMEN, Taiwan, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Taiwanese fishermen in sensitive waters around frontline islands near the Chinese coast say they are worried about rising tensions, after two Chinese nationals died ...

India's mysterious 'one China policy' and growing relations with Taiwan

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Probably the first time Indians had much cause to think about Taiwan was because of Indian National Army leader Subhas Chandra Bose, who was either a heroic anti-imperia...

China says no banned areas around Taiwanese islands after two killed

There are no off limits or restricted areas for fishing around a group of Taiwanese islands close to China's coast and Beijing reserves the right to take further measures after two Chinese nationa...

Battle-scarred Taiwanese islands star in Oscar nominated film

TAIPEI, Feb 12 (Reuters) - A film about frontline Taiwanese islands repeatedly fought over with China during the height of the Cold War is vying to win an Oscar this year, with its director hoping the...

Indigenous voters tipped Taiwan's legislative race to the KMT

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — In January’s legislative elections, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) got the most votes by a fair margin, yet they still lost to the Kuomintang (KMT). The...

Third parties in Taiwan face rough road

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) under Chair Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has managed to carve out a position as Taiwan’s only significant third party, which is fairly rem...

Hou scrambles after Ma lays bare real ideology guiding Taiwan presidential election campaign

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Three days before the general election on Saturday (Jan. 13), DW News released an interview with former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) that does a superb job of drawing ou...

Vice presidential candidates in action

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — This column focuses on the vice presidential candidates in their first policy forum, and while they are not as consequential as the presidential candidates, they are pot...

'Baldy' and 'Golden Boy' bring the magic to Hou Yu-ih's poll numbers

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — In our Taiwan News Poll of Polls, Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih’s (侯友宜) support remained fairly stable at 20-23% from Sept. 1 through to the re...

Ma Ying-jeou aims to unleash KMT Borg

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) stunned everyone last Friday (Nov. 10) when he sent his spokesperson, Ma Ying-jeou Foundation Director Hsiao Hsu-tsen (蕭旭岑), to annou...

Taiwanese rally to support Gazan refugees amid Israel-Hamas war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s vibrant and diverse Muslim community and non-Muslims alike gathered at Taipei Grand Mosque for a charity event in support of Palestinians in Gaza this past ...

As Taiwan's government races to counter China, most people aren't worried about war

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — As People’s Liberation Army fighter jets from China sped toward Taiwan on Friday, life on the self-governing island carried on as normal. Andy Huang, a restaurateu...

Letter to Editor: US 'One-China' policy out of touch

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently said, “We remain committed to our ‘one China’ policy…We do not support Taiwan’s independence.” Blinken ...

'There is no worse to come with the KMT, it is already falling apart now'

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Tensions have been very high in the Kuomintang (KMT) this year, and cracks have become visible, especially between supporters of the officially nominated presidential ca...

Taiwan’s Kinmen and Matsu should not be an excuse for war

Having written numerous essays on the issue of Taiwan’s sovereignty over the past two years, I have gathered them to form a small book of 50,000 words. Additionally, with my research and observa...