DPP to send interns southbound for training

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – 15 Taiwanese interns will be sent to three southeast Asian countries as part of a month-long internship program put on by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), reported ...

Is Taiwan’s fight back against China underway?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an interview given to the Financial Times of London, a senior Taiwan government official has called for Taiwanese citizens to boycott those international airl...

2018 Taipei-Shanghai City Forum postponed

Taipei, June 22 (CNA) The annual Taipei-Shanghai City Forum has been postponed, probably until after Taiwan's year-end local government elections, according to a Taipei City councilor. Lin Ruey...

Partisan dealignment occurring in Taiwan: pollster

Taipei, June 17 (CNA) More than four in 10 Taiwanese identify themselves as independent voters, a sign of erosion in party loyalties and "partisan dealignment," according to a recent survey ...

'White Wolf' presents Mayor's Award at Taipei elementary graduation ceremony, causes outrage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The well-known and controversial figure of the “White Wolf” (白狼), a notorious gangster turned pro-China politician is grabbing headlines for his involvement in...

Human Rights Watch sends letter to EU asking for China to free Taiwan activist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ahead of a summit between the European Union and China next month, Human Rights Watch and other non-governmental organizations sent an open letter to EU leaders, asking th...

Taiwan President Tsai praises Trump-Kim summit

TAIPEI (CNA) - President Tsai Ing-wen Wednesday hailed the just-concluded summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, which she said will help ease tensio...

A majority of Taiwanese people reject the '1992 consensus'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the recent Straits Forum meeting by Kuomintang (KMT) politicians and representatives from the Chinese Communist Party, the Taiwan Cross-Strait Policy Association...

Survey says government should counter China's policies targeting Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to the results of a poll conducted by Taiwan’s Cross-Strait Policy Association, released on June 10, a majority of Taiwanese citizens favor effective count...

Taiwan should invite US to open military base on Taiping Island, says DPP think-tank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As tension seems to be heightening throughout the South China Sea, between China, the U.S. and nations like the Philippines and Vietnam, a Taiwanese think tank has propose...

Gangster tries to burn down KMT's Taipei headquarters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Early in the morning May 31, a man belonging to Taiwan’s Bamboo Union gang was arrested for attempting to burn down the headquarters of the Kuomintang (KMT) in Taipe...

TIPA bill offers both opportunities and risks for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Last Friday saw a new piece of Taiwan-related legislation announced in the US. It is the latest in a number of bills put forward by Taiwan’s most vital internat...

DPP officially names lawmaker Yao Wen-chih to run for Taipei City mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Wednesday officially nominated lawmaker Yao Wen-chih (姚文智) to be its candidate in the November 24 Taipei City mayoral elec...

Yao Wen-chih one step closer to entering Taipei mayoral race for DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator Yao Wen-chih (姚文智) is moving one step closer to running in the Taipei mayoral race on behalf of his party, following the off...

President Tsai calls for unity amid severing of diplomatic ties

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday expressed regret over the severing of diplomatic ties between Taiwan and Burkina Faso, calling on all parties in the country to stand united amid China's con...