KMT seeking to lower voting age before Taiwan's 2022 elections

Taiwan's main opposition party, the Kuomintang (KMT), expressed hope Sunday that a recent proposal raised by the party to lower the legal voting age to 18 by means of constitutional amendment can ...

Senior WHO official cuts interview short when journalist asks about Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A top World Health Organization (WHO) official terminated a video call with a reporter after being asked about Taiwan’s potential role in the United Nations health a...

Taiwan Railways starts temperature checks in April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the four-day Tomb Sweeping holiday approaching, Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said Thursday (March 26) it will start temperature checks for passengers at all 3...

National Security Bureau to continue declassifying files from Taiwan's martial law era

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Security Bureau (NSB) will continue its declassification of political archives to be used in probes into the wrongdoings of the Kuomintang nationalist governm...

China may quit trade deal with Taiwan to allay discontent over handling of virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s top national security official has suggested that China may refuse to renew a trade deal with the country in an effort to ease public discontent over its ha...

China decries Taiwan's gift of 100,000 masks to US as 'confronting the Motherland'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a joint agreement under which Taiwan will donate 100,000 face masks per week to the U.S, China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) on Tuesday (March 24) said ...

US Navy fires missile during South China Sea military drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Navy said Tuesday (March 24) that it had fired a missile during a live fire exercise in the South China Sea as tensions between the world's two superpowers co...

Taiwan lawmaker asks government to ban toys containing Chinese propaganda

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator Chao Tien-lin (趙天麟) has called on the government to ban children’s toys containing Chinese propaganda messages. &ldq...

'It isn't my job to flatter China': Taiwan foreign minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to an editorial by Xinhua News accusing Taiwan of "hating China and fawning over the U.S.," Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said, "It isn't...

Former NATO chief praises Taiwan for its coronavirus prevention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen has publicly urged the international community to include Taiwan in global health discussions amid the escalating corona...

Taiwan speeds up formation of digital development agency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is facilitating the establishment of a cross-departmental digital development unit to tackle rising challenges requiring technological support. As a country susc...

China accuses Taiwan of cyberattack amid coronavirus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese state-run Global Times on Thursday (March 12) accused the Taiwanese government and its special unit for launching a large-scale cyber attack amid the current e...

Why does the US not forge diplomatic ties with Taiwan?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and the United States both underwent transfers of power in the 2016 presidential elections, with Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Do...

Is Johnny Chiang the man to save the KMT?

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — With the global Wuhan coronavirus pandemic dominating the news here in Taiwan and around the world, it would be quite understandable if you had overlooked the fact that...

'Academia Taiwanica' among name changes proposed by DPP for institute

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Monday, as China claimed credit for a new reagent for a rapid Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) test developed by Academia Sinica, Taiwanese legislators met on Monday (March...