Taiwan Sunflower Movement leader survives recall vote over same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – New Power Party Chairman Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) will hold on to his seat in the Legislative Yuan because the number of voters who agreed Saturday with the recall brought by...

Taiwan Sunflower Movement leader faces recall over gay marriage issue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Residents in a New Taipei City district were casting their ballot Saturday in a recall vote launched by opponents of same-sex marriage against a prominent leader of the Su...

DPP lawmakers propose bills to cut power transition period

Taipei, April 3 (CNA) Two Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators have proposed bills to legislate the dates of civil servants elections and by-elections in the future to shorten the period of ...

Campaign subsidies need to be regulated, not scrapped

Political veteran Shih Ming-te pointed out last week that campaign subsidies need to be scrapped for good, urging the government to stop feeding political fat cats with such allowance, which is often ...

Shih: government should abolish campaign subsidies

Independent presidential candidate Shih Ming-te pointed out Monday that Kuomintang contender Hung Hsiu-chu should take a more proactive approach to eliminating the government’s campaign subsidies thro...

CEC: Hung’s education will not affect candidacy

The educational background of Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu will not affect her presidential candidacy next year, a senior Central Election Commission (CEC) official said Tuesday. CEC...

Thousands rally at Taiwan's legislature to demand democracy

Taipei, April 10 (CNA) Over 1,000 people on Friday rallied at the Legislative Yuan to demand law amendments that they say will improve Taiwan's democracy, one year after student activists evacuated t...

U.S.-born ROC citizen announces bid to run for legislator

Taipei, March 31 (CNA) Environmental activist and lawyer Robin Winkler, who gave up his U.S. citizenship to become a naturalized Republic of China citizen in 2003, became the first-ever foreign-born...

Groups march outside Legislature on Sunflower anniversary

Taipei, March 18 (CNA) Civic groups marched outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei Wednesday on the first anniversary of the beginning of the Sunflower Student Movement, calling for revisions to th...

Groups march outside Legislature on Sunflower anniversary (update)

Taipei, March 18 (CNA) Civic groups marched outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei Wednesday on the first anniversary of the beginning of the Sunflower Student Movement, calling for revisions to th...