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...

DPP legislator calls for better protection of road safety personnel in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — DPP legislator Lee Kun-tse (李昆澤) has called for better protection for road safety personnel across Taiwan, according to a report by CNA. Lee reminded fellow ministers t...

KMT leader claims Japan may bar Taiwan from CPTPP over 'nuclear-food ban'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A leader of the Kuomindang (KMT) party has stirred speculation and raised tension between Japan and Taiwan, by claiming that recent referendum to ban the “nuclear fo...

Wu Nai-jen: Wu family will totally exit Taiwan Styrene Monomer Corp

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) secretary-general Wu Nai-jen (吳乃仁) announced on Sunday that his family will totally relinquish their positions in Taiwan Styrene Monom...

DPP to have two-person race in chairman by-election

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will have a two-person race in its upcoming chairman by-election after two heavyweight members signed up to run for the post by the registration deadline ...

The Stone that the Builder Refused: Taiwan and the Failure of the United Nations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Dec. 10 the United Nations (UN) celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, ...