Magistrates of Nantou, Hualien visit Beijing as China conducts live-fire drills in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two Taiwanese county magistrates paid a visit to China this week to meet with China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) chief, as China conducts live-fire military drills ...

China’s live-fire drills – more than just saber rattling, this is propaganda and fake news

The live-fire military drills which the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA Navy) held yesterday have garnered a great deal of media attention this week both in Taiwan and around the world. Th...

China pushes '31 incentives' for unification, Taiwanese response mixed: WP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A report by the Washington Post on Sunday said that Taiwan is facing severe brain drain as hundreds of thousands of Taiwanese young talent have chosen to work in China, but ...

Su Tseng-chang gives nod to run in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Taipei County Magistrate Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) has accepted the call to run for New Taipei City mayor after meeting with Democratic Pro...

WMA rejects pressure from China to change name of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - China has long been pushing to have Taiwan listed as a province of China and force the use of the name "Chinese Taipei" at all international events.While China has oft...

Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu named secretary-general to Taiwan’s Presidential Office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Presidential Office named current Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) as Secretary-General Wednesday.  Chen, 67, is regarded as one of the most powerful p...

Taiwan could be left in even more vulnerable position amid US-China tensions: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan could be dragged into a US-China trade war and power struggle, inevitably hurting the export-reliant economy, according to the Washington Post on Monday.  Before ...

Su Tseng-chang considering bid to run in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Taipei County Magistrate Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) has yet to confirm whether or not he will run for New Taipei mayor, after meeting with a top aide ...

Former Taipei County Magistrate tapped to run for New Taipei mayoral race, report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – To win the only one of the country’s six special municipalities not currently governed by the ruling party, Democratic Progressive Party Chairperson and Taiwan Presi...

Former Taiwan police chief wins KMT primary for New Taipei City mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former national police chief Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) won the Kuomintang primary to be its candidate in the November 24 New Taipei City mayoral election, the party announced Friday...

Taiwan's Chunghwa Post strengthens ATM security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- According to a Chunghwa Post announcement, the company has invested heavily in increasing the security for the Automated Teller Machines (ATM) installed around t...

Taiwan to name ex-DPP lawmaker to head Transitional Justice Committee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A former legislator of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party and ex-member of the government watchdog body the Control Yuan will head the new Transitional Justice C...

Calls to shut down Taipei Songshan Airport grow louder

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With mayoral and city council elections slated for November, calls to close down Taipei Songshan Airport and move its operations to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport ar...

China appoints former ambassador to UN, as head of Taiwan Affairs Office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On March 21, the Central Committee of the Chinese communist Party released an official statement confirming that Liu Jieyi (劉結一), China’s top diplomatic representati...

Yeh Yi-jin finishes last in Tainan primary after calling for scrapping of 'BoPoMoFo' 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After suggesting Taiwan abandon its Mandarin phonetic symbols for Chinese pinyin, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) politician Yeh Yi-jin (葉宜津) ended her bid for Tai...