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Taiwanese animation features activist Chiang Wei-shui published in 3 languages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chiang Wei-shui Cultural Foundation (蔣渭水文化基金會) published Wednesday (April 27) an animation and exhibition featuring Taiwanese well-known physician and activist, Chiang Wei...

Taiwan ranked 2nd freest in Asia by Freedom House, China 81st

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan retained its ranking as the second-freest country in Asia and seventh in the world in Freedom House’s latest report on global freedom. Taiwan scored 94 out...

Taiwan gets bipartisan support from Swedish parliamentarians during debate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan received multi-party support as Swedish parliamentarians held a debate on foreign policy on Wednesday (Feb. 16). Taiwan came up numerous times throughout the ses...

Taiwan rated No. 1 'full democracy' in Asia, 8th in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is ranked as the top "fully democratic" country in Asia and No. 8 in the world, according to the annual Democracy Index published by The Economist Intelli...

CNN's Fareed Zakaria highlights Taiwan as 'bright spot' for democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — CNN's Fareed Zakaria on Monday (Sept. 27) highlighted Taiwan as an unusual "bright spot" in the world amid the "backsliding" of democracy during th...

Democracy swims against the tide in authoritarian world

The old Nicaraguan revolutionary, with his receding hairline and the goatee that he had finally let turn grey, spoke calmly into the camera as police swarmed toward his house, hidden behind a high wal...

For democracy, it's a time of swimming against the tide

The old Nicaraguan revolutionary, with his receding hairline and the goatee that he had finally let turn grey, spoke calmly into the camera as police swarmed toward his house, hidden behind a high wal...

Taiwan ranked 2nd freest in Asia by Freedom House

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan retained its ranking as the second-freest country in Asia and seventh in the world in Freedom House’s latest report on global freedom. Taiwan scored 94 out...

Taiwan most democratic country in East Asia: The Economist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is the most democratic country in East Asia and No. 11 in the world, according to the annual Democracy Index published by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Tues...

Representative highlights Taiwan's economic, political achievements at Italian university seminar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s envoy to Italy, Li Hsin-ying (李新穎), was invited to hold a discussion at the Sapienza University of Rome last Thursday (Dec. 3) to showcase Taiwan’s po...

India’s internet shutdowns function like ‘invisibility cloaks’

Last year the Indian government cut off internet access in parts of the country 121 times. These shutdowns were frequently implemented under claims that they prevent the spread of misinformation and h...

Taiwan beacon of light during time of darkness

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a world where the effects of COVID-19 are eroding freedom in an increasing number of democracies and creating more repressive autocracies, Taiwan is a beacon of light, ...

Taiwan ranked 5th in Asia in global democracy index

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan remains fifth in Asia in the Economist's latest global democracy index. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released the 2019 edition of its annual Democra...

The Economist: Taiwan ranks No. 33 on Global Democracy Index

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The London based publication “The Economist” published its annual Democracy Index report for the year 2017 on Wednesday Jan. 31. The yearly report is compiled ...

Israel survey finds deep divisions, displeasure with leaders

JERUSALEM (AP) — It's no secret that Israel is a deeply polarized nation, with its prime minister facing a slew of corruption allegations, the peace process at a standstill and the government moving t...