NPP legislator in west Taiwan county quits party over differences with former chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Miaoli County Councilor Tseng Wen-hsueh (曾玟學) announced Sunday (Aug. 23) that he was leaving the New Power Party (NPP) after its former chairman Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) was ...

Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan forms parliamentary group for Tibet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The newly formed Taiwan Parliament Group for Tibet (台灣國會西藏連線) said Wednesday (July 8) that it hoped the Dalai Lama will soon be able to visit Taiwan. Independent legisl...

11 Taiwanese prosecuted for paint attack against Hong Kong singer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 11 Taiwanese are facing prosecution for their involvement in a paint attack on Hong Kong singer-activist Denise Ho (何韻詩) in Taipei last September. Hu Chih-we...

Taiwan legislator tells China mouthpiece to 'do fking math' on GDP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a string of tit-for-tat tweets, Independent Legislator Freddy Lim (林昶佐) on Thursday (June 4) posted a snappy comeback to the editor of a Chinese-state-run tabloid claim...

Yu Shyi-kun elected legislative speaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's new legislative session began Saturday (Feb. 1) when the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) legislator-at-large Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃) was elected leg...

Taiwanese cosplay candidate, Sunflower Movement activist wins legislative seat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Sunflower Movement activist and avid cosplayer Lai Pin-yu (賴品妤) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won a hotly contested race for New Taipei City's 12th ...

Honors even for Taiwan legislative-at-large election results

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has so far obtained 34 percent of the legislative-at-large election votes, slightly leading Kuomintang's (KMT) 33.3 p...

Freddy Lim triumphs in Taipei pan-blue bastion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Independent legislative candidate Freddy Lim (林昶佐) defeated rival Lin Yu-fang (林郁方) of the Kuomintang (KMT) in Taipei City's No. 5 constituency (Zhongzheng District an...

Taiwan's legislative elections a close contest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Results for the legislative election on Saturday (Jan. 11) are pouring in and appear to reveal a number of tight races. In Taipei City's No. 3 district, Kuomintang ...

Photo of the Day: Cat ears, cosplay, death metal featured in Taiwan campaign ad

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This wild election campaign rally advertisement for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) showing the whimsical side of Taiwanese society appeared on Facebook on Wednesda...

Don't doubt your choice: Tsai urges supporters

With less than 36 hours left before the polls open, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday night called on her supporters not to doubt choosing the path of reform or to underestimate her rivals. ...

Stephen Yates: US should make Beijing pay price for bullying Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States should make China pay the price for suppressing Taiwan, said Stephen Yates, a former deputy national security adviser to former U.S. Vice President Dick ...

Taiwan president to join rock star legislator's campaign rally and concert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Heavy metal band frontman-turned-politician Freddy Lim (林昶佐) will stage a concert with his band, Chthonic, at Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei on Saturday evening (Dec. 21) i...

Taiwan gay rights pioneer supports President Tsai's re-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Gay rights activist and Taiwan's first publicly gay person, Chi Chia-wei (祁家威), said Tuesday (Dec. 10) that he would undoubtedly vote for the Democratic Progressive Pa...

Taiwan's president to host rock concert at Da'an Forest Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With less than two months until Taiwan's elections, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislative candidates will host the Taiwan Roc...