Contrary to Xi's speech, 84% of Taiwanese do not accept '1992 consensus'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Despite Chinese President Xi Jinping's demand that Taiwan adhere to the mythical "1992 consensus" during a speech given on Wednesday, over 80 percent of Taiwanese...

Taiwan Supreme Court orders retrial for Ma Ying-jeou

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) is facing a retrial after his conviction in a political leaks case was revoked by the Supreme Court on Jan. 3, according to CNA. In ...

Open Letter to President Tsai

Open Letter to President Tsai Please do not run for re-election This is an open letter that we didn’t want, didn’t hope and caused us pain. Facing such a grave and negative...

Presidential advisors resign after Tsai responds to call urging her to bow out in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the morning of Jan. 3, immediately following the publication of public letter urging President Tsai Ing-wen not to run for re-election in 2020, three presidential offic...

DPP senior voices urge Taiwan's President Tsai not to seek re-election in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three Democratic Progressive Party leaders and one Nobel laureate addressed a public letter to President Tsai Ing-Wen on Jan. 3 urging her not to seek re-election in the 2...

Huang Kuo-chang: Beijing must give up its 'One China' principle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Power Party leader Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) remarked on Facebook this afternoon that China can only begin to engage in meaningful dialogue with Taiwan once it gives up it...

Former Taiwan premier Yu Shyi-kun urges William Lai to stay on

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former premier Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃) publicly appealed for William Lai (賴清德) to stay on as premier today (Jan. 2). Yu commented that switching premiers a month after the el...

Safeguarding democratic values and Taiwan’s sovereignty: President Tsai envisions hard work in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Addressing the nation on the first day of the year, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) took a hard line on Taiwan’s relationship with China and touched upon the possibilit...

Taiwan to bar foreign passengers smuggling meat, Jan. 2019 the soonest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - In the wake of growing violations of meat being brought into Taiwan by passengers arriving from other countries, Taiwan's Council of Agriculture (COA) is slated to implement...

Kaohsiung, Pingtung to lose seats, Tainan, Hsinchu to gain seats in 2020 Taiwan elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Speaker of the Executive Yuan Kolas Yukata announced today that Premier William Lai (賴清德) and Legislative Yuan president Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) reached an agreement over elec...

Taiwan DPP legislator to serve jail time over corruption charges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An appeal by a DPP legislator over a 2006 corruption charge was dismissed by the Supreme Court today, which ruled he must serve jail time. Legislator Kao Jyh-peng (高志鵬)...

Taiwan Education Minister did not consult with Tsai admin on approval of NTU president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Dec. 24, Minister of Education Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) announced the ministry’s approval for Kuan Chung-ming's (管中閔) appointment as president of National Taiwan ...

Why all of Taiwan needs Transitional Justice to work

Transitional Justice is back in the news this week after the Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) published its biannual report which made various recommendations, the majority of which seem eminentl...

Hsinchu retains title of Taiwan's happiest city

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Hsinchu retained the title of Taiwan's happiest city for the third year in a row, according to a survey released yesterday. The survey, implemented jointly by Economic Da...

Taiwan to hold 3 legislative by-elections on March 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Legislative by-elections necessary to fill up three seats vacated by winners in the November 24 local elections will take place on March 16, the Central Election Commission (CEC...