Taiwan seeks to host US-convened religious freedom summit next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — DPP legislator Wang Ding-yu (王定宇) has implored that Taiwan seeks to host an Asia Pacific religious freedom summit in 2019. The U.S. convened its first ever ministerial-...

Taipei National Palace Museum to close its doors for 3 years in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei’s National Palace Museum will close for three years in 2020, KMT legislator Ko Chih-en (柯志恩) announced today. The museum is to undergo a complete renovatio...

Taiwan President condemns KMT for opposing reform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Saturday lashed out at the Kuomintang (KMT) for trying to block her reforms, comparing the main opposition party to someone who dropped tra...

Taipei mayor candidates face off in televised debate

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The candidates vying to become the mayor of Taiwan's capital, Taipei, have faced off in a televised debate, two weeks before local elections seen as a barometer of the ruling par...

Taiwan to tighten rules against migrant labor rights violations

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's Legislative Yuan approved a third reading of amendments to the Employment Service Act on Friday, by which employers or employment agencies could be subject to a fine of up...

Taipei and Kaohsiung mayoral candidates face each other in televised debates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The candidates in the mayoral elections in Taiwan’s two major cities, Taipei and Kaohsiung, faced each other for the first time in televised debates Saturday. Vot...

Why fake news is having a major influence on Taiwan’s election

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- "The President of France has been assassinated," screamed out a LINE notification on my cell phone earlier this week. I was shocked and fumbled with my pin co...

Live-stream debate on marriage equality referendum commenced Nov. 4

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over the past few days, Formosa Television has live-streamed debates on each of the 10 public referendums set to take place on Nov 24. Yesterday morning (Nov. 4), the d...

Why Taiwan needs to be careful of cozying up to far-right leaders

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Earlier this weekend, Brazil’s Presidential election run-off saw Jair Bolsonaro elected as the new President of what is the world’s fourth-largest democratic nat...

Taipei DPP mayoral candidate slams ex-President’s accusations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Democratic Progressive Party candidate for mayor of Taipei City, Yao Wen-chih (姚文智), slammed former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) for accusing him of threatening potential bu...

China could lift ‘nuclear food’ ban putting pressure on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is currently in the midst of his sojourn to China, which began yesterday, Oct. 25. Abe is the first Japanese prime minister to visit ...

Taiwanese lawmakers concerned about deadlocks in fishery meetings with Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taiwanese legislators are concerned about prospects of Taiwan’s fishing industry as a recently held fishery meeting between Taiwan and Japan to discuss issues rel...

Taiwan officials: spread of fake news a 'national security threat'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan authorities have expressed that the proliferation of fake news from overseas is becoming a national security crisis. President Tsai met with Deputy Assistant Sec...

Draft of Religious Basic Law shelved due to widespread criticism 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The draft of the Religious Basic Law, which was originally scheduled to be reviewed at a Legislative Yuan session Wednesday, has been shelved indefinitely due to public co...

10 referendums to be held alongside Taiwan's local elections on Nov. 24

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Election Committee announced yesterday that a KMT-proposed referendum on overturning the government's policy seeking to make Taiwan nuclear-free by 2025 ha...