Taiwan eyeing purchase of new Paladin howitzers from US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Monday (Sept. 23) said that the M109A6 Paladin self-propelled howitzer "meets the needs of Taiwan's defensive o...

Taiwan’s New Power Party picks new leader

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The New Power Party (NPP) announced Wednesday (August 21) it had chosen one of its three remaining lawmakers, political scientist Hsu Yung-ming (徐永明), as its new chairman ...

The divide and rule strategy that will define Taiwan’s presidential election

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Divide and rule is a political strategy that can be traced all the way back to Niccolò Machiavelli and Renaissance Italy, but it is ass relevant and effective today a...

Taiwanese people will fight against China if attacked: Foreign Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) was recently interviewed by ABC News in Australia. Several of his statements were included in the in-depth video report &ld...

Taiwan’s New Power Party loses another lawmaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Legislator Hung Tzu-yung (洪慈庸) announced Tuesday (Aug. 13) she was leaving the New Power Party (NPP), adding to the crisis the small group has been facing over the past mo...

Chairman of Taiwan's New Power Party resigns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The chairman of Taiwan’s New Power Party (NPP) Chiu Hsien-chih (邱顯智) announced his resignation as head of Taiwan’s third most powerful political party on Monda...

NPP chair talks with ruling DPP for Taiwan elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chairs of the New Power Party (NPP) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) were set to hold talks on Tuesday (Aug. 6) about collaborating for the presidential and legislat...

Taiwanese rock star legislator quits party to run as independent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Rock star legislator Freddy Lim (林昶佐) announced Thursday (August 1) he was leaving the New Power Party (NPP) to run as an independent for the Legislative Yuan and to suppo...

Secret files need to be unsealed to reveal the truth about Taiwan's history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Commentator Yang Sen-hong wrote that failing to unlock the secret files from the Martial Law era would be a serious collective crime on the part of the government, calling on t...

Hong Kong activist Denise Ho attends Golden Melody Awards in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hong Kong activist and singer Denise Ho (何韻詩) appeared on the red carpet at the Golden Melody Awards in Taipei Saturday (June 29) night as the protests against the extradi...

Legislative meeting on same-sex marriage in Taiwan sees little progress

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first round of cross-caucus discussions on the implementation of same-sex marriage law concluded Thursday afternoon (May 2), although reports suggest little progress w...

Foxconn tycoon storms out after Taiwan DPP legislator fails to make eye contact

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Foxconn founder and chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) stormed out in a huff after a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator allegedly failed to make eye contact with him when resp...

Paul Ryan to address Indo-Pacific Security Dialogue in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan will address the Indo-Pacific Security Dialogue scheduled for next Tuesday (April 16) in Taipei, announced Ta...

No mention of Taiwan President Tsai addressing Congress during call with Pelosi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- During a phone conversation Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen had with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week, Pelosi did not mention the possibility of Tsai addressing Congress...

Activists in Taiwan march to support human rights and freedom for Tibet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hundreds of Tibetans in exile and their supporters on Sunday marched through the streets of Taipei in commemoration of an important anti-China uprising, and to protest for...