KMT holds meeting to discuss abolishing Taiwan's Examination, Control Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) held a Central Standing Committee meeting Wednesday afternoon (July 30) in which there was much discussion regarding whether to abolish the nation&rsq...

Clashes erupt at Taiwan's legislature over Control Yuan appointment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislators from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the Kuomintang (KMT) had a physical confrontation in the Legislative Yuan on Tuesday morning (July 14) o...

Legislature confirms Examination Yuan nominees

The Legislature on Friday approved the appointment of 11 members of the Examination Yuan, the branch of government that is responsible for administering national civil servant exams and appointing, tr...

Controversial former labor minister appointed to head Taiwan's Control Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Presidential Office issued a statement condemning the Kuomintang's (KMT) occupation of the Legislative Yuan as "taking Taiwan's democracy hostage...

Taiwan to set up constitutional amendment committee later this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A constitutional amendment committee will be formed later this year to push for legal changes that include the definition of citizenship, said the head of Taiwan's leg...

Taiwan president calls for bipartisan efforts to abolish Control, Examination Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has urged bipartisan support for dissolving the Control Yuan and Examination Yuan, following a contentious process of nominating the new Contr...

Taiwan's Presidential Office nominates new Examination Yuan members

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Presidential Office nominated on Friday (May 29) its new candidates for the Examination Yuan, the government agency in charge of qualifications for public ser...

Vice president says Taiwan’s native languages protect sovereignty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) visited the Taiwanese Language Creative Park in Changhua on Thursday (May 28) to learn how the language was being promoted around the cou...

President Tsai to cover cross-strait relations during inauguration speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to media reports, President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) second-term inaugural speech on May 20 will maintain a stable and consistent approach to cross-strait polici...

Taiwan likely to pass constitutional amendment lowering voting age to 18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The legislature is likely to pass a constitutional amendment to lower the voting age in the new term, which will kick off next week, said Deputy Speaker of the Legislative...

Voices of the 2020 Taiwan legislative elections: People First Party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The self-proclaimed most resilient third party in Taiwanese politics, the People First Party (PFP), says it is determined to save the country from the mess created by the ...

Pro-independence groups back Tsai in Taiwan's presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Several pro-independence groups have publicly sided with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) in the run-up to the key elections next January against the pro-China Kuomintang&rsqu...

Judicial Yuan pledges to remove unfit judges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Legislative Yuan’s Judiciary and Organic Laws Committee held a hearing on Wednesday (April 24) on the proposed Judges Act Amendment that aims to remove unsuitabl...

Taiwan Elections: KMT Chairman apologizes for calling Chen Chu a 'fat sow'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) on Saturday (Nov. 18) apologized for referring to Presidential Office Secretary-General Chen Chu (陳菊) as "a fat sow." ...

Lai Ching-te sworn in as new premier

Taipei, Sept. 8 -- Lai Ching-te (賴清德) along with the new cabinet was sworn in by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) at a ceremony in the Presidential Office Friday. Vice President Chen Chien-jen ( 陳建仁), ...