New pro-Taiwan independence party holds inaugural meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s newest political party the "Taiwan Action Party Alliance" (一邊一國行動黨), or "TAPA," held its founding conference on Sunday (Aug. 18) and elected ...

Upcoming events in Taipei: August 16-30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Apart from the many exhibitions, festivals, and performances introduced last week (most are still ongoing), there is also an array of one-day events coming up in the secon...

Latest poll has Tsai leading Han by 20% in Taiwan presidential race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a hypothetical one-on-one presidential election matchup, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) won by 20 percentage points over itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) in a poll c...

Upcoming events in Taipei, August 8-18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It is now halfway into the summer vacation, which means that kids might be feeling bored at home and parents are running out of plans. Nevertheless, there is still a lot t...

New Taipei City Children’s Art Festival kicks off today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The New Taipei City Children's Art Festival, one of the biggest parties of the summer, will run from Aug. 2 to 11. The annual celebration takes on a "Future Mo...

Trust in Han Kuo-yu plunges to all-time low of 34% in Taiwan: poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese trust in itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has dropped to an all-time low in My Formosa's (美麗島電子報) latest poll. In the latest edition of My Formosa...

Taiwan's CNFI releases 2019 White Paper

The Taiwan-based Chinese National Federation of Industries (CNFI) released its 2019 White Paper Monday, which raised more than 200 suggestions to the government for a friendlier business environment a...

Taiwan president calls for unity in presidential election bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Saturday (July 20) pleaded for unity among different political factions. The president will face Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) from the ...

Formosa Alliance forms new Taiwanese party, not planning own presidential candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Formosa Alliance (喜樂島聯盟) officially transformed itself into a political party Saturday (July 20) but said it was not planning to name a candidate for the January 2020 ...

Pro-independence group's move to form political party draws mixed reaction in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The decision by pro-independence organization the Formosa Alliance (喜樂島聯盟) to form a political party on Thursday (July 18) has drawn a mixed response among people who favo...

Fuel prices to increase in coming week in Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's two major fuel suppliers on Sunday announced increases in fuel prices for the coming week, citing tensions in the Middle East and a halt in oil drilling operations in the ...

LSE ignores Chinese cries, adds asterisk next to Taiwan on globe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After more than three months of suspense over whether the London School of Economics would cave in on Chinese student demands that it change the color of Taiwan to match that o...

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 circus troupe to enthrall New Delhi audience

An internationally known Taiwanese circus troupe, Formosa Circus Art (FOCA), will perform at Kamani Auditorium in New Delhi at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday (July 6). FOCA's visit is part of a two-nati...

Japan’s export ban on South Korea to have limited impact on Taiwan: Economic Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japan’s move to tighten controls on exports to South Korea should have only a limited impact on Taiwan, said the island’s Economic Minister on Wednesday (July ...