Taiwan President, and Foxconn chair trade barbs on democracy, economy

TAIPEI (CNA) -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) exchanged verbal shots on democracy and the economy with business tycoon Terry Gou (郭台銘), who is seeking the opposition Kuomintang's (KMT) nomination i...

Taiwan ex-premier Lai insists on DPP primary despite Tsai’s call for unity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In response to calls by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) for cooperation entailing his dropping out of the presidential race, former Premier William Lai (賴清德) reiterated his f...

2020 presidential election crucial for Taiwan's future: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Friday (April 19) during a radio interview that the 2020 presidential election will be crucial for Taiwan’s future as it ...

AIT reiterates US' neutrality after Taiwan's Gou announces presidential bid

The United States will work with whoever wins Taiwan's 2020 presidential election, American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman James Moriarty reiterated Thursday, a day after Taiwanese tycoon Terr...

Foxconn tycoon draws criticism after entering race for Taiwan presidency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following Foxconn Tycoon Terry Gou’s (郭台銘) announcement on Wednesday, April 17, that he would enter the 2020 Taiwan presidential race, media outlets at home and abro...

Taiwan ex-Premier Lai calls on President Tsai to support him if he wins primaries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Former Premier William Lai’s (賴清德) camp asked Wednesday (April 17) whether President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) would support him if he won the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) ...

Foxconn tycoon storms out after Taiwan DPP legislator fails to make eye contact

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Foxconn founder and chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) stormed out in a huff after a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator allegedly failed to make eye contact with him when resp...

Taiwan ex-Premier welcomes more presidential candidates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) said Tuesday (April 16) he welcomed more presidential candidates willing to shoulder responsibility, saying they would give the voters more choi...

Han blames 3 presidents with law degrees for 'crippling' Taiwan's economy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) during a speech in Los Angeles on Sunday (April 14) claimed that Taiwan's economy has deteriorated under the rule of Taiwan's three mos...

William Lai insists DPP primary not for self, but for party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After confirming his participation in the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) primary election to take on the incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and facing relentless critic...

Washington urged not to refer to 'one China' policy

A former U.S. official urged Washington Sunday not to refer to its "one China" policy in a diplomatic setting when it comes to cross-Taiwan Strait relations, as it is confusing and misleadin...

Taiwan needs more than a few extra foreign English teachers to make bilingual country ambitions a reality.

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced plans this week to try and attract more overseas English teachers to work in Taiwan as part of the new policy to turn Taiwan into a fully bilingual countr...

Lai declares ambition to recall 'founding spirit' of DPP as party faces primary delay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As William Lai prepares to head into the primary election to the nomination of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) against incumbent President Tsai, the former premier ...

Delaying the DPP primaries only damages the party and both its candidates

The decision by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to postpone the party’s presidential primaries by at least a month and probably more is the political equivalent of shooting itself in the ...

Taiwan ex-Defense Minister Michael Tsai leaves DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Former Defense Minister Michael Tsai (蔡明憲) announced Friday (April 12) he was leaving the Democratic Progressive Party, while calling on the ruling party to respect the primary ...