Taipei mayor’s wife, councilwoman spar over Taiwan’s warning to WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Peggy Chen (陳佩琪), wife of Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), and a councilwoman have been butting heads over Taiwan's claim that it warned the World Health Organization (WH...

Taiwan CECC reveals potential border control plan for international travelers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) Spokesman Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) on Monday (June 1) shared possible border control measures proposed by Taiwanese heal...

Kaohsiung mayor first special municipality chief to face recall vote

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) will face a recall vote on June 6, nearly 18 months after he began his four-year term at the end of December 2018. The mayor of the southern city, the third largest...

Vice president says Taiwan’s native languages protect sovereignty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) visited the Taiwanese Language Creative Park in Changhua on Thursday (May 28) to learn how the language was being promoted around the cou...

Taiwan to plan for humanitarian assistance to Hong Kong people: Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Cabinet will set up a special working group to formulate a "humanitarian action plan" in response to a potential influx of Hongkongers into Taiwan, ...

Taiwan's DPP, health minister both polling well amid coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) are performing well in opinion polling due to the government’s ha...

Taiwan political parties concerned over Beijing's proposed security law for Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Political parties across the spectrum in Taiwan have expressed concerns over Beijing’s proposed national security legislation for Hong Kong, which many fear would fu...

Former Taiwanese student leader proposes international group to support Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following China’s decision to introduce a national security law to crush dissent in Hong Kong, former Sunflower Movement leader Lin Fei-fan (林飛帆) on Friday (May 22) ...

Taiwan in the post-coronavirus global order

Some prominent analysts have recently analyzed how the current coronavirus crisis will change the global order. In their March article in Foreign Affairs, Kurt Cambell and Ruch Doshi discussed the geo...

Taiwan's Presidential Office denies reports of lost laptop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reports of a deputy secretary general losing his laptop are false, the Presidential Office said Friday (May 22) after several days of rumors about a cyber attack and forge...

Foreign minister says arms sales symbolize US commitment to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the U.S. sale of torpedoes to Taiwan, Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) stated on Thursday (May 21) this demonstrated U.S. support for Taiwan'...

Presidential Office emailgate swirled again on Taiwan's inauguration day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Another batch of emails from Taiwan's Presidential Office was leaked to the press Wednesday (May 20), the day of the presidential inauguration. The emails were publ...

U.S. health secretary supports Taiwan at WHA

A top American official on Monday (May 18) pushed for Taiwan's inclusion in the World Health Assembly (WHA) after it was not invited to the annual meeting of the World Health Organization's de...

Tsai takes up duties as Democratic Progressive Party chair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) took charge of the Democratic Progressive Party on Wednesday (May 20), setting out three goals as she resumed the position of the party chair ...

James Soong gives recognition to Taiwan president's cross-strait stance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After attending Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) inauguration ceremony Wednesday morning (May 20), People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜) said he sta...