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...

KMT government might have been behind martial law-era homicide of Taiwanese dissident's family: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new report concerning the triple homicide of family members of prominent Kaohsiung Incident dissident Lin Yi-hsiung (林義雄) suggests that the authoritarian Kuomintang (KMT...

Taiwan president presents Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award to Australian NGO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Speaking at a human rights award ceremony on Tuesday morning (Dec. 10), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) urged countries sharing similar values with Taiwan to continue defendi...

Exhibition dedicated to Formosa Incident held in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An exhibition about the Formosa Incident is being held at Kaohsiung Museum of History through Dec. 15 to mark the pro-democracy demonstration four decades ago. Describi...

Taiwan president rescinds convictions of political victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At a ceremony held on Sunday (July 3) at a luxury hotel formerly used by the now disbanded Taiwan Garrison Command, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) rescinded political convic...

Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party primary: Tyranny of Central Election Committee is not Democracy

On December 10, 1979, the “Formosa Incident” occurred in Kaohsiung, eventually leading to the founding of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in 1986. The DPP’s core belief inclu...

Taiwan President appeals to Chinese netizens on 29th anniversary of Tiananmen Square Protest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Monday, June 4, marks the 29th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Protest in China, and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) talked about the democratization and work of t...

President withdraws judicial leadership nominations

Amid uproar, two nominees for the Judicial Yuan’s top posts have declined nominations made by President Tsai Ing-wen as an act of defending their names which have come under significant scrutiny after...

Writer-turned-politician Wang Tuoh has died, 72

Writer-turned-politician Wang Tuoh died Tuesday morning surrounded by his family. Wang was 72. Wang’s son said his father was hospitalized 12 days ago for cardiac arrest. Wang was born in Tai...

Tsai urges voters to turn Taiwan around

Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen Sunday urged voters to turn Taiwan around by voting for her and DPP legislative candidates during the conclusion of the first president...

Tsai pledges to create a human rights commission

Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen pledged on Thursday (December 10), which is also the International Human Rights Day and the 36th anniversary of the the Formosa Inciden...