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Taiwan doctor opposes 4-year naturalization period for Chinese spouses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A doctor has launched a campaign against shortening the naturalization period for Chinese spouses to four years due to potential abuse of Taiwan’s health insurance s...

Taiwan ally Tuvalu elects new PM, China switch in question

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s diplomatic ally Tuvalu has chosen Feleti Teo as its new prime minister, rejecting a candidate who pledged to "review" ties with Taiwan. Former ...

Taiwan behind Bhutan, S. Korea in transition to cage-free eggs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan lags behind South Korea and Bhutan in the transition away from cage-free egg farming, according to a new report. The first Asia Cage-Free Benchmark report was pu...

Taiwan's preference for status quo with China continues to rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of Taiwanese people who prefer to maintain the cross-strait status quo indefinitely has increased for a fourth year, according to a study that also surveys how ...

US Republican lawmaker says China 'bullying' Taiwan

A US delegation led by Republican lawmaker and vocal China critic Mike Gallagher arrived in Taiwan on Thursday for meetings with the island's top leadership. Gallagher, the chair of the House of ...

Taiwan president-elect supports Coast Guard over capsizing of Chinese vessel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President-elect Lai Ching-te (賴清德) expressed his support Wednesday (Feb. 21) for the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) in its handling of the death of two Chinese nationals...

Taiwan People's Party seeks improved communication with KMT caucus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s two opposition political parties, which together make up more than half of the legislature, will meet to discuss bettering mutual communication and understa...

Taiwan ex-president's book fails to mention beating by new legislative speaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new book by former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) failed to mention that new Legislative Speaker Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) once beat him up, resulting in a three-day hospital sta...

Taiwan legislative speaker holds meeting with AIT director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American Institute in Taiwan Director Sandra Oudkirk met with Legislative Speaker Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Friday (Feb. 16). Accompanied by Legislative Deputy Speaker Johnny...

Taiwan's DPP appoints new international affairs department head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Wen Lii (李問), the former head of the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Matsu Islands County chapter, will take over as director of the party’s international...

Taiwan disability rights champion and lawyer Chen Chun-han dies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese lawyer and one-time Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislative candidate Chen Chun-han (陳俊翰) died on Sunday (Feb. 11) at the age of 40. The DPP released a...

China blames DPP for speedboat deaths of Chinese nationals off Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) blamed Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) policies towards Chinese fishing vessels as the main reason for the deaths of two Chine...

30% of Taiwanese do not want either KMT or DPP

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Sometimes numbers can paint unexpected pictures if you know where to look. For example, about 30% of Taiwanese voters do not like either the Kuomintang (KMT) or the D...

Indigenous voters tipped Taiwan's legislative race to the KMT

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — In January’s legislative elections, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) got the most votes by a fair margin, yet they still lost to the Kuomintang (KMT). The...

Taiwan identifies eight Chinese balloons

Taiwan's Defence Ministry said on Saturday it had recorded the highest number of Chinese balloons around the country since it started regularly releasing data on balloon sightings in December. Ei...