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Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan launches US caucus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan on Friday (Feb. 23) saw 72 of its 113 members join a newly launched multi-party United States Caucus (LUC). Legislative Speaker Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) an...

US Representative Gallagher arrives in Taiwan with delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A leading congressional critic of China U.S. Representative Mike Gallagher arrived with a seven-member delegation in Taiwan on Thursday (Feb. 22). At 8 a.m., the U.S. H...

Taiwan ex-president's book fails to mention beating by new legislative speaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new book by former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) failed to mention that new Legislative Speaker Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) once beat him up, resulting in a three-day hospital sta...

US representatives champion close relations with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following news of the upcoming Taiwan visit by U.S. Representative Mike Gallagher, fellow lawmakers recently expressed their support for the East Asian nation. Represen...

Taiwan legislative speaker holds meeting with AIT director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American Institute in Taiwan Director Sandra Oudkirk met with Legislative Speaker Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Friday (Feb. 16). Accompanied by Legislative Deputy Speaker Johnny...

Leading 'China hawk' from US to visit Taiwan next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mike Gallagher, one of the U.S. government’s most prominent critics of China, will visit Taiwan next week, according to the Financial Times. The newspaper reporte...

Taiwan's powerful whips

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — On Feb. 1 the newly elected legislature convened and elected a new speaker, formally known as the President of the Legislative Yuan, and deputy speaker. Each party al...

Implications and politics behind Taiwan's new legislative speaker

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — At the first session of the newly-elected legislature, Kuomintang (KMT) legislator-at-large and former Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was elected speaker, or more form...

KMT's Johnny Chiang elected deputy speaker of Taiwan's legislature

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang’s (KMT) Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) has been elected deputy speaker of Taiwan’s legislature. Chiang was elected on Thursday afternoon (Feb. 1) during...

You Si-kun bows out after losing Taiwan legislative speakership race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator You Si-kun (游錫堃) announced his resignation on Thursday (Feb. 1) after failing to win reelection as legislative speaker. Yo...

Taiwan legislator's vote for speaker disqualified over ink smudge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan People's Party (TPP) Legislator Chen Gau-tzu (陳昭姿) issued an apology after her vote for Legislative Yuan speaker was invalidated due to an ink smudge she left ...

Legislator to Taiwan president elect: 'I will hunt you down'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) legislator Hsieh Lung-chieh (謝龍介) arrived at the first session of Taiwan’s new Legislative Yuan on Thursday (Feb. 1) carrying an umbrella with a war...

Han Kuo-yu elected Taiwan's Legislative Yuan speaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) legislator-at-large and former Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was elected speaker of the Legislative Yuan on Thursday (Feb. 1). The 11th Legislat...

Taiwan's KMT legislators must show who they vote for as legislative speaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) legislators will be required to show which candidate they have chosen to lead the Legislative Yuan when the law-making body meets for its first session on...

TPP will vote for own Legislative Yuan speaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) has decided not to directly back either of Taiwan’s two major party picks for Legislative Yuan speaker and instead nominated it...