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Taiwan calls for talks amid China’s politically driven pineapple ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is urging China to respect the countries' fruit inspection negotiation system after Beijing arbitrarily banned pineapple imports from Taiwan. The ban, effect...

China insists on '1992 Consensus' as anchor for peace in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing on Wednesday (Feb. 24) insisted that the "1992 Consensus" is an important foundation for cross-strait peace after being accused by Taiwan's new Mainl...

Former minister of justice appointed head of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) held a handover ceremony on Tuesday (Feb. 23), with Chiu Tai-san (邱太三) replacing Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) as head of the agency. During t...

New China affairs head choice 'shows goodwill to Beijing': Scholar

The appointment of Chiu Tai-san (邱太三) to handle China affairs should be seen as a friendly gesture toward Beijing, as Chiu is known to be dovish in his approach to cross-strait issues, Taiwanese schol...

Taiwan reshuffles top defense and China policy officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Presidential Office announced a major reshuffle of its top officials in charge of defense, national security and China policies Friday (Feb. 19), just days after the e...

Terry Gou likely preferred presidential candidate for China: Taiwan lawyer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With former chairman of Foxconn Terry Gou (郭台銘) drumming up support for his presidential campaign, the rationale behind the Taiwanese business tycoon’s decision to e...

Yeh Jiunn-rong named education minister in Taiwan's cabinet reshuffle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Minister of Interior Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) has been named as the next education minister, and the vacancy will be filled by Executive Yuan spokesperson Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇). Pre...

Gangster tries to burn down KMT's Taipei headquarters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Early in the morning May 31, a man belonging to Taiwan’s Bamboo Union gang was arrested for attempting to burn down the headquarters of the Kuomintang (KMT) in Taipe...

Man attacks Taiwan Ministry of Justice with Molotov cocktail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Guards prevented a man from lighting up a Molotov cocktail inside the reception area at the Ministry of Justice Thursday. The man, aged about 40, showed up at the minis...

Taiwan’s minister of justice: The crime issue cannot be solved by judicial sentencing or execution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—In the wake of recent separate cases of abhorrent murders and dismemberment of the victims’ bodies in Taiwan and calls from the society for more severe judicial punish...

Taiwan seeks to clear name as major source of international fraud

TAIPEI (CNA) -- In response to accusations that the country is a major source of international fraud, Taiwan's government has since 2014 amended related laws three times, paving the way for Taiwan...

Taiwan seeks judicial accord with Hong Kong in case of murdered woman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Justice has asked Hong Kong to sign a mutual judicial cooperation agreement in order to deal with the case of a man from the territory who is accused of ha...

Taiwan’s Cabinet sponsors a bill to eliminate statutory time limits on prosecution of certain felonies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A meeting of Taiwan’s Cabinet on Thursday passed a criminal law amendment bill that aims to address certain issues, the most notable of which is to seek the eliminatio...

Taiwan justice minister rear-ends taxi in minor accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Justice Minister Chiu Tai-san (邱太三) hit a taxi in a minor traffic accident in Taichung Sunday afternoon, cable station TVBS reported. Failing to maintain a safe distanc...

Taiwan to impose harsher penalties for drug possession

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's Minister of Justice Chiu Tai-san (邱太三) has announced a plan to criminalize the possession of rape drugs, better known as "FM2" in the country, on the gros...