Image of Taiwan’s presidents influenced the election of their successors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The negative image of Taiwan’s presidents, in particular of Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) and Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), influenced the election results of their successors, former ...

Taiwan Legislative Yuan President Su calls for closer ties at APPU in Japan

Taiwan is committed to strengthening exchanges with fellow members of the Asian Pacific Parliamentarians’ Union in an effort to advance regional development in culture, economy, society and tour...

The curious figure of Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), the current mayor of Taipei is an interesting figure, and one that may be setting Taiwan's political future in a new direction. Many might say that glob...

One man dies, nephew of Taiwan ex-lawmaker among injured in shootout

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – One man died and the nephew of a former legislator was gravely injured when a gunman opened fire outside a temple in the New Taipei City district of Tucheng Wednesday afte...

DPP denies allegation of intervention in Cambodia’s politics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Tuesday denied accusations of intervening in Cambodia's domestic affairs after a Cambodian internet news outlet accused ...

Taiwan headline news

Taipei, Sept. 20 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Wednesday are as follows: @United Daily News: Kaohsiung city police chief Chen Chia-chin becomes NPA head @China Times: Taipei ...

'White Wolf' claims Taiwanese aborigines are Chinese and Confucian

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Chang An-lo (張安樂), the leader of a small pro-unification party who is better known as "White Wolf" (白狼), a nickname from his days as a top figure in Taiwan&rsquo...

Wife of detained Taiwan rights activist to travel to China on Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The wife of human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) said she would board a flight to China on Sunday to attend his trial. Lee disappeared on March 19 after he crossed ...

“The best Taiwan premier since 2000” leads Cabinet resignation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Premier Lin Chuan (林全) chaired his final weekly Cabinet meeting Thursday, earning praise as “the best premier since 2000.” On Friday, Lin will be replaced b...

TWSE chairman Shih Jun-ji to serve as vice premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tainan City Mayor Lai Ching-te (賴清德), who is going to take over the Cabinet as the new Premier, is asking for opinions for the new Cabinet appointments. The vice p...

Taiwan’s new premier to prepare elections and reform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As premier, Tainan City Mayor William Lai (賴清德) will have to prepare for local elections in late 2018 while implementing further reforms, the international media said Tues...

Budget for infrastructure plan finally passes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After much debate which included brawls, hunger strikes, and napping, the budget for the the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program (前瞻基礎建設計畫) has finally pass...

Brawl breaks out in Taiwan legislature again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Legislators of Taiwan's two leading political parties, the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) traded blows again over the budget for...

Taiwan lawmakers, experts blast Ma Ying-jeou not-guilty ruling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Fury over a not-guilty ruling for former Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) is spiraling through the country as the law cited by a young judge is said to be erroneously i...

UNIVERSIADE: Athletes-blocking protest draws widespread condemnation

Politicians from across the party line strongly condemned anti-government protesters who blocked international athletes from entering the venue of the opening ceremony of the 2017 Taipei Universiade S...