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...

Taiwan CEOs optimistic about 2020: CommonWealth Magazine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual CommonWealth Magazine poll of 2,000 Taiwanese CEOs has that found almost 60 percent are optimistic about the island’s economic outlook in 2020, the highes...

Taiwan industries support KMT in fear of ECFA termination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese industry representatives gathered at the Kuomintang (KMT) campaign headquarters Tuesday (Dec. 17) to advocate to rally behind the party's presidential candid...

KMT calls Taiwan 'orphan of global economy'

The Kuomintang (KMT) campaign office of presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) held a press conference on Wednesday (Dec. 11) announcing his determination to seal regional trade agreements once elect...

Up to two Taiwan allies may switch to China before 2020 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The chief of Taiwan’s top intelligence agency confirmed Wednesday (Oct. 2) that China would try to lure up to two of the island’s diplomatic allies away before...

Taiwan's premier reaffirms government’s commitment to joining TPP

The Republic of China (Taiwan) government is committed to seeking membership for the country in the Trans-Pacific Partnership and playing its part in bringing the trade agreement into force for the be...

The View from Taichung: KMT Holds Chair Election Early - Hung makes her move?

Taichung -- This week the Kuomintang (KMT) announced that its next election for Chairman has been tentatively set for May of 2017, instead of August as had been previously supposed. Current Chairman H...

NDC mulls deadline extension for short-term stimulus package

Lin Chu-chia, minister of the National Development Council (NDC), said Wednesday that the short-term stimulus package aimed at boosting Taiwan’s flagging economy did not work out as planned, with the ...

Hotline talks will be reported to Legislature if necessary: MAC

Deputy Minister of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Lin Chu-chia said Thursday that the cross-strait hotline will only be used to discuss “critical and confidential” issues, of which the content wil...

USCC report: Taiwan’s Economy amid Political Transition

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) published a staff research report on Thursday, analyzing Taiwan’s presidential election taking place next week and its impact on Taiwan’s futu...

Candidates wrestle over youth votes

Candidates in the upcoming presidential election are all corralling around ideas to woo supports from the nation’s youth, who play an important role as swing-voters in the local political arena, and a...

TSU protests over plan to lift ban on Chinese agricultural imports

Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) on Monday alongside nearly 100 people gathered in front of the Council of Agriculture (COA), Executive Yuan in protest of the talks on the Economic Cooperation Framework ...

Taiwan said to lift ban on Chinese agricultural imports

Ministry of Economic Affairs said in a statement during its year-end press conference Wednesday that Taiwan and China have reached a common ground to remove tariffs on 90 percent of the trade-in-goods...

First presidential debate revolves around 92 Consensus, economy

The election debate on Sunday continued to revolve around the “1992 Consensus” and cross-strait relations as Kuomintang presidential candidate Eric Chu repeatedly attacked his contender over the subje...

Tsai expresses views over U.S. pork imports and TPP

Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen pointed out during the televised election debate on Sunday that the government needs to help local hog farms boost their level of the g...