Taiwanese legislator withdraws proposal to remove mention of China unification from law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A ruling party legislator has withdrawn his proposal to remove the mention of unification with China as the only national aim from the “Act Governing Relations Betwe...

China objects to Taiwan's WHA attendance based on ‘political principles’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the World Health Assembly's (WHA) 73rd plenary session just 14 days away, the Chinese representative office to Geneva on Saturday (May 2) strongly objected to Tai...

Taiwan Railways starts temperature checks in April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the four-day Tomb Sweeping holiday approaching, Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said Thursday (March 26) it will start temperature checks for passengers at all 3...

Host families for sniffer puppies needed in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Finance's (MOF) Customs Administration is currently looking for host families who live between Changhua and Hsinchu Counties to adopt approximately 20 ...

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020 (127 days left):Tidbits from Aug. 26 to Sept. 4, 2019

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020 (127 days left):Tidbits from Aug. 26 to Sept. 4, 2019 Last updated: (GMT+8) 19:50 Sept. 5, 2019 Election Tidbits about Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu, Ko Wen-je, and ...

Taiwan’s Nobel laureate relaunches petition to ask President Tsai to forgo reelection bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanus.net (台灣海外網) published a petition launched by Taiwan’s Nobel laureate and former president of Academia Sinica Lee Yuan-tseh (李遠哲), seeking support to ask Pre...

Far from a threat, US-China trade war a real opportunity for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The drop in Taiwan’s currency value has received much international media coverage the past few days with many outlets deciding that the ongoing trade war between the USA...

William Lai claims poll changes will take a toll on DPP credibility

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As rumors of changes to the presidential primary rules at the Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) heat up, Taiwan...

Poll shows Taiwan's ex-premier leads President Tsai by 12% in DDP presidential primary match-up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Ex-Premier William Lai (賴清德) leads Kuomintang's (KMT) front runner, Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), by 14.5 percentage points in a head-to-head presidential match-up, acc...

Tsai and Lai gear up for primary contest ahead of Taiwan president election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The discord between President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and her main challenger, former Premier William Lai (賴清德) in the bid for the president in the 2020 election as the ruling ...

Hard-hitting DPP video supports Uyghurs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) launched a five-minute video on its Facebook page Friday (April 5) featuring prominent Uyghur activists and revealing the brutality ...

Chen Chu calls for prudence over practice of death penalty in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Whether or not the Taiwanese authorities should execute those who are sentenced to death has been hotly debated over the past couple of months, due partly to a number of b...

Can Taiwan emulate Singapore’s success on the international stage?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s response to the historic summit between US President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been as gushing as you would expect given it is a c...

Reshuffle a response to Taiwan sovereignty supporters: analysts

Taipei, Feb. 23 (CNA) Friday's government reshuffle reflects President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) desire to enhance Taiwan's national security and clear doubts among supporters about her adminis...

Taiwan urges China to allow family to visit detained Taiwanese rights activist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s cabinet-level Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Tuesday held an international press conference to urge China to allow the family of the detained human rights adv...