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Taiwan government removes guilty sentences for last Formosa Incident defendants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) on Monday (May 23) announced a list of people whose guilty sentences have been reversed, including the last group of Formosa Inci...

Taiwan urged to do more for Hong Kong after 'Blitzkrieg' against democrats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the arrest of 53 pro-democracy advocates in Hong Kong, leaders from three concerned Taiwanese groups, legislator Freddy Lim (林昶佐), and two Hong Kong pro-democrac...

City council speaker commits suicide after pro-China mayor ousted in Taiwan's Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung City Council Speaker Hsu Kun-yuan (許崑源) jumped from his apartment Saturday evening (June 6) two hours after Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) admitted defeated in a recall ...

Kaohsiung citizens rally before historic recall vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — WeCare Kaohsiung (Wecare高雄) mobilized supporters the night before the recall election Saturday (June 6) for a protest march encouraging Kaohsiung residents to vote out the...

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...