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Giving thanks for the past year in Taiwan and best wishes for the new year

Global problems persist… As we enter a new year, it is easy to be grim about the future. The continuing COVID-19 plague, ongoing PRC belligerence toward Taiwan and others, the Russian threat...

Hou Yu-ih's manifesto for future of Taiwan politics

In recent years, the Kuomintang (KMT) has shifted to overheated accusations like accusing the Tsai administration of being “a dictatorship” that is imposing a “green terror.” ...

Taiwan referendums: Eric Chu lost, Hou Yu-ih won

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Saturday the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) eked out narrow “no” victories on all four referendum items, but it wasn’t an impressive victory. I...

TSMC chairman calls on Taiwan to speed up move toward carbon neutrality

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan needs to hurry to catch up with the global trend toward net-zero carbon emissions, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) Chairman Mark Liu (劉德音) said Tuesda...

Taiwan president welcomes rejection of four referendum initiatives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) welcomed the rejection of four referendum initiatives by voters Saturday (Dec. 18), though she emphasized there had been no winners and no los...

Taiwan voters reject four referendum questions in victory for government

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All four questions in Saturday’s referendum received a “no” from voters in a victory for the government of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文). Amid a voter ...

Early Taiwan referendum trends hint at rejection of ballot initiatives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One hour into the counting of ballots, all four questions in Saturday’s (Dec. 18) referendum saw opponents outnumbering supporters. Voting took place from 8 a.m. ...

Taiwan voters turn out to decide on four referendum questions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cold weather in north Taiwan dampened the turnout for voting in four referendums that pit the government against the main opposition KMT on issues of energy, environment, ...

Taiwan's referendums steeped in irony

Since the early 1990s, there has been one clear distinction between the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP): The KMT views Taiwan as part of China, and the DPP d...

Businessman laments Taiwan’s energy quandary ahead of referendum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The chair of a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer has expressed concern over the conundrums facing the country’s energy security ahead of a referendum on the highly ...

Taiwan's DPP seeking to drum up enthusiasm ahead of 4-vote referendum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese will vote to either accept or reject four political proposals on Saturday (Dec. 18), with Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation (TPOF) indicating unaffiliated vote...

Taiwan beefs up defense against China's cognitive warfare ahead of major votes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A task force in Taiwan has been formed to fight Chinese meddling prior to the referendums next week and the mayoral elections in 2022. Beijing has been engaging in cogn...

Three ‘yeses’ and one ‘no’ if Taiwan’s four-question referendum voted on today: Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The result of the upcoming four-question referendum would be “three yeses” and “one no” if it was voted on today, according to a poll conducted by ...

No Nukes Taiwan holds protest event at Liberty Square

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — No Nukes Taiwan launched a campaign to oppose nuclear power on Saturday (Nov. 27) and encourage people to vote “no” for each question in the four-in-one refere...

Taiwan releases video asking new immigrants to vote in referendums

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The nation's electoral authority has released a video with subtitles in six languages encouraging naturalized Taiwanese citizens to cast their ballots in the four refe...