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Taiwan president’s attorneys deny defeat in Ph.D. degree court case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A statement by media personality Dennis Peng (彭文正) that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) had lost the Taiwan High Court case over the authenticity of her London School of Econ...

Taipei Mayor reveals intent to run for president in 2024

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) expressed interest in throwing his hat in the ring for the 2024 presidential election as he shared his views on geopolitical uncertainties in ...

New Palau president vows support for Taiwan amid Chinese bullying

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Palau’s President-elect Surangel Whipps Jr. has pledged to align his nation with Taiwan and the United States and resist Chinese bullying as he prepares to assume of...

Taiwan's DPP expresses opposition to 'unjustified' recall campaigns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Upon the successful recall of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Taoyuan City Council member Wang Hao-yu (王浩宇) on Saturday (Jan. 16), the DPP blasted the Kuomintang (KMT) ...

DPP council member in North Taiwan city loses recall vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A campaign to oust a ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) member of the Taoyuan City Council scored a victory Saturday (Jan. 16) with 84,582 voters approving the reca...

East Taiwan KMT lawmaker accused of Sogo bribes released on bail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) legislator for Taitung Sufin Siluko (廖國棟), who is accused of taking bribes in a scandal involving Sogo department stores, can walk free if he posts NT$10 ...

Former Taiwan health minister’s comments about COVID-positive doctor spark outrage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Wednesday (Jan. 13) called on former Health Minister Yang Chih-liang (楊志良) to stop sabotaging the nation’...

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...

Taiwan welcomes US move to lift restrictions on bilateral relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) told reporters on Monday (Jan. 11) that the U.S. State Department’s lifting of restrictions on Taiwan-U.S. relations was a...

Taiwan's TutorABC allegedly controlled by Chinese investor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan-based online English-learning platform TutorABC is accused of being controlled by a Chinese company and could serve as a propaganda vehicle for the Chinese Communis...

DPP criticizes Taiwan farm association for paying members in Renminbi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members on Wednesday (Jan. 6) criticized a farm association in Nantou County for paying its members in communist Chinese Renminbi (RMB),...

Interparty press conference held in support of southern Taiwan city councilor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislators Freddy Lim (林昶佐), an independent, and Liu Shifang (劉世芳), from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), held a press conference with others at the Legislative Yu...

Taiwan military think tank warns of sabotage from China's '50 cent army' and acts of 'cognitive warfare'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan government-funded military think tank has warned of the danger posed by Chinese internet trolls, describing it as a new type of warfare that could jeopardize Taiw...

Taiwan's DPP legislative caucus suspends 3 for ractopamine vote abstentions

The legislative caucus of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Wednesday (Dec. 30) voted to fine and suspend three lawmakers who defied the party last week by abstaining on a series of vot...

Economy reaching adulthood: Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The prediction that Taiwan’s economy will grow by 3.83 percent next year shows that it will “reach adulthood” following four years of transformation, Pre...