Election campaign is about protecting Taiwan, not about slamming rivals: DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The ruling party’s election strategy is not about slamming Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) 70 percent of the time and Taipei City Mayor Ko W...

Taiwan premier hints Taoyuan mayor could be next president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At the groundbreaking ceremony for a Taoyuan Mass Rapid Transit line Friday (October 11), Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said he expected the city’s mayor, Cheng Wen-t...

Tsai pledges to defend Taiwan, calls Beijing's 'one country, two systems' a failure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At Taiwan’s National Day ceremony on Thursday (Oct. 10), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called for Taiwanese unity in defying Beijing’s attempts to assert contro...

Taipei Mayor says no need to infuriate China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has offered a fresh interpretation of his stand on cross-straits relations: Resist China but avoid irritating the county. Ko, the founder a...

Ex Taiwan vice president in disbelief over Tsai’s steady poll numbers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Vice President Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) said on Tuesday (Oct. 8) that the Taiwanese people deserve a third option on the presidential ballot and appealed to the public to a...

Giving in to China will make Taiwan the next Hong Kong: Premier Su

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) voiced his opinion on the Hong Kong protests on Tuesday (Oct. 8), saying that China would not adhere to the "one country, tw...

KMT, Han campaign join US-Taiwan Defense Conference in Maryland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Sunday (Oct. 6) in Ellicott, Maryland, defense industry representatives and military officials from the U.S. and Taiwan convened for the annual U.S.-Taiwan Defense Indu...

Former Taiwan vice president lambastes incumbent Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Vice President Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) said on Sunday (Oct. 6) that the leader of a country should possess wisdom or it could spell disaster for the people, a statement th...

If Lai joins Tsai on presidential ticket in Taiwan election, support rises 0.9%: poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the 2020 Taiwan presidential election approaches, there is speculation that President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) former rival in the Democratic Progressive Party’...

Former Taiwan Premier Lai to visit US, no word on Tsai-Lai presidential ticket

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) confirmed on Thursday (Oct. 3) that he would be leaving for the U.S. later this month to rally support for President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) in...

Foxconn’s Terry Gou vows action against online rumors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese tycoon Terry Gou (郭台銘) pledged on Monday (Sept. 30) to sue those spinning stories online about his assets being frozen by the Chinese authorities and other false...

Taiwan presidential candidate Annette Lu holds tea time press event in Taoyuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Vice President Annette Lu (呂秀蓮), who is currently a presidential candidate representing the Formosa Alliance, held a "tea-time" meeting with the press on ...

Commentators doubt Taiwan president’s meeting with ex-premier, Ph.D.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The alleged Sept. 24 meeting between President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and former Premier William Lai (賴清德) possibly never took place, while the president’s reaction to t...

Taiwan nursing association throws support behind Tsai in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Sunday (Sept. 29), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) made a campaign stop at the inaugural meeting of Taiwan’s National Nursing and Home Care Support Association (全國護理...

Aging right in Taiwan

The world’s population is getting older and in some places — especially Taiwan — at a relatively quick pace. Nine per cent of the world’s population is over 65 years old. In...