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), ...

Tsai pays tributes to martyrs on Armed Forces Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) hosted the 2017 Martyrs Memorial Ceremony in Taipei this morning, as the police designated a protest area outside the ceremony's venue. ...

Taiwan expands scope of politicians’ anti-money laundering investigations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s new anti-money laundering laws which will become effective on June 28, 2017 will expand the scope of anti-money laundering investigations to include family, f...

Pension reform committee suggests 18% rate for low-income earners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s pension reform committee announced Sunday civil servants with a monthly income below NT$32,160 (US$1,055) can continue to receive the 18 percent preferential ...

If not unfair, why does the pension system need reforming?

These recent days, the issue of pension reform again led to quarreling, with first of all, the Examination Yuan overturning the conclusions of the pension reform meetings chaired for about half a year...

Taiwan premier confirms reform of 'unfair pension'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Premier Lin Chuan (林全) on Friday confirmed the government would move forward on the reforms of unfair pensions, one of the main policy planks of the administration of Pres...

Thousands protest against unfair-pension changes

Taipei, Taiwan - Thousands of protesters -- mostly retired military personnel, civil servants and public-school teachers -- gathered on Ketagalan Boulevard Sunday morning chanting slogans against prop...

Examination Yuan calls for tightening up working holiday program

Working holiday has become a fad among Taiwan’s young people in recent years, with more than 190,000 person-time participation as of the end of last year. However, the Examination Yuan (EY) found that...

Diplomats, officials formally sworn in for new postings

Taipei, Aug. 2 (CNA) Several officials, including new envoys to the United States, United Kingdom and the World Trade Organization (WTO), took their oaths of office in Taipei on Tuesday with President...

Eighteen pedestrian bridges in Taipei to be demolished

Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je has approved a project to tear down 18 pedestrian bridges before the end of 2017 due to their low usage rates. Ko said in August last year that he had ordered the city’...

NPP leader wants stronger Legislature

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – New Power Party Chairman Huang Kuo-chang said Tuesday he had completed a proposal to strengthen the power of the Legislative Yuan to review appointments. Several top political...

Ko slammed over 228 absence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Examination Yuan President Yao Chia-wen said Saturday he was not satisfied about Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je’s planned absence from a 228 commemorative service in the cap...

Taiwan to send delegation to Burkina Faso's presidential inauguration

Taiwan will send a special envoy to attend the inauguration of Burkina Faso's new president-elect Roch Marc Christian Kabore later this month, a Taiwanese foreign affairs official said Thursday. ...

District prosecutors to appeal Ting Hsing verdict this week

Changhua District Prosecutors Office plans to appeal the not-guilty verdict for Ting Hsin officials in the tainted oil scandal this week or the coming Monday at the latest, CDPO chief prosecutor Huang...