44 international scholars release open letter to democratic Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 44 international scholars and former U.S. government officials, including Jerome Cohen, William Stanton, and Stephen Young today jointly published an open letter to ...

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...

Conversing with a Han fan: How Kaohsiung voters are trying to justify voting for Han Kuo-yu

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- For those of us in Kaohsiung who were not persuaded by bombastic rhetoric, highfalutin policy pledges, and the gregarious persona of the Kuomintang's (KMT’s) Mayor...

Liberal International expresses concern over China's imposition on freedom and democracy in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A prominent voice in the international community of liberal nations has resolved that Taiwan is victim to an increasing amount of threats from autocratic entities. The ...

Lessons from Taiwan’s recent referendums and why e-voting is the way forward

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- The political upheaval of the recent local elections has overshadowed what was a landmark moment in Taiwanese democracy. Last weekend gave the Taiwanese electorate the ch...

Fake news: How China is interfering in Taiwanese democracy and what to do about it

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- This has been the final week of campaigning in what has proven to be one of the most hotly contested elections in Taiwan’s history. It is a process which should hav...

Taiwan independence rally attracts thousands of protestors in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thousands of people marched through the streets of Taipei this afternoon (Oct. 20) in protest for independence. The protest was organized by political coalition Formosa...

New Southbound Policy helps safeguard Taiwan democracy: former US diplomat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Tsai Administration’s New Southbound Policy allows Taiwan to secure a place in the international community while serving to protect democracy, said former U.S. a...

Taiwanese photographer exhibits Taiwan’s transition to democracy in New York

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Taiwanese photographer Sung Lung-Chang (宋隊長) launched his international photo exhibition in New York yesterday, showcasing Taiwan's transition to democracy, report...

Newly naturalized Chinese dissident blogger plans to run for office in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A former Chinese citizen and dissident blogger who has just received his Taiwanese citizenship said that he is interested in running for public office in Taiwan in th...

Chinese media reveals Beijing's fear of a possible constitutional referendum in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In an editorial published the same day as the formal establishment of the Formosa Alliance on April 7, the Chinese state-backed Global Times publication expressed its worr...

Taiwan tops Asia, ranks 3rd globally in Transformation Index

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- Taiwan ranks first in Asia and third globally in fostering democratic change, economic development and good governance, according to the Transformation Index released March 22...

Taiwan High Court upholds acquittal of Sunflower Movement activists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Tuesday, March 13, Taiwan’s high court upheld the decision to acquit the 2014 Sunflower Movement protestors who were originally charged with a crime for illegally...

China blacks out CNN report about President Xi Jinping’s term plans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – When a reporter on CNN recently discussed Chinese President Xi Jinping’s plans to have his term limits abolished, China blacked out the broadcast so viewers in the c...

Taichung, Taiwan to host 2019 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- Taichung City in central Taiwan will host the 2019 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy, highlighting the nation’s success in promoting political participation and th...