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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'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...

British pianist waves Taiwan flag after flap with Chinese nationalists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A British pianist involved in a dispute with Chinese nationalists over image rights took a photo of himself holding up a Taiwan flag in a London train station and uploaded...

Chiayi City’s Humei Night Market reopens in time for Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chiayi City's Humei Night Market reopened on Friday (Feb. 2) after being shut down last year for violating zoning regulations. At 5 p.m. that evening, the relocated...

Taiwan's powerful whips

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — On Feb. 1 the newly elected legislature convened and elected a new speaker, formally known as the President of the Legislative Yuan, and deputy speaker. Each party al...

Taiwan People's Party chair under fire for 'anti-democratic' comments

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Failed presidential candidate and leader of the Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has come under fire from opposition politicians for what has been describ...

Ko Wen-je optimistic about future of Taiwan People's Party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) Chair Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) held town hall-style meetings with party members in Taoyuan and Hsinchu on Saturday (Feb. 3). Speaking before su...

You Si-kun bows out after losing Taiwan legislative speakership race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator You Si-kun (游錫堃) announced his resignation on Thursday (Feb. 1) after failing to win reelection as legislative speaker. Yo...

Taiwan legislator's vote for speaker disqualified over ink smudge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan People's Party (TPP) Legislator Chen Gau-tzu (陳昭姿) issued an apology after her vote for Legislative Yuan speaker was invalidated due to an ink smudge she left ...

Han Kuo-yu elected Taiwan's Legislative Yuan speaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) legislator-at-large and former Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was elected speaker of the Legislative Yuan on Thursday (Feb. 1). The 11th Legislat...

TPP will vote for own Legislative Yuan speaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) has decided not to directly back either of Taiwan’s two major party picks for Legislative Yuan speaker and instead nominated it...