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...

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 furious at Yi Fang Fruit Tea for kowtowing to Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Well-known Taiwan tea brand Yi Fang Fruit Tea (一芳水果茶) suddenly took to Weibo on Monday (Aug. 5) to kowtow to Beijing by swearing its support for the tattered "one country,...

Taichung mayor apologizes to Paper Windmill Theatre after canceled shows

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Paper Windmill Theatre has canceled charity performances in Taichung due to "political involvement," drawing an apology from Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen, who sai...

‘Jiahou Line Bikeway’ in central Taiwan inaugurated on Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 35.2 km “Jiahou Line Bikeway” (甲后線自行車道) system in Taichung City was inaugurated on Monday, Central News Agency (CNA) reported. The Jiahou Line Bikeway c...

Six legislators to accompany Tsai on the upcoming visit to Latin America

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Six legislators from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), People First Party (PFP), and New Power Party (NPP) will accompany President Tsai Ing-wen on her upcoming state visi...

Lawmakers propose tougher laws on telecom fraud

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After the release of 20 alleged scammers from Taiwan upon their arrival from Malaysia, several lawmakers on Saturday proposed more stringent punishments for fraud. Malaysia sa...

Bereaved mother shows forbearance in wake of tragedy

By Christie Chen, CNA staff reporter It was hard even for strangers to talk about the slaying of a young girl in Taipei on Monday but the child's 36-year-old mother Claire Wang stepped in f...

Antinuclear activist calls for demolition of Nuke 4

The Taiwanese government should demolish the construction of the fourth nuclear power plant lest an insensitive president should reactivate it in the future, Taiwanese novelist turned antinuclear acti...

NPP lawmaker denies influence peddling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – New Power Party legislator Hung Tzu-yung on Wednesday denied online allegations that she had used her position to try and help a man obtain a hospital bed. Hung gained promine...

Young NPP rookies sworn in for the first time in Legislative history

The five elected New Power Party legislators were sworn in for the first time in Taiwan’s history, making them the third largest party at the Legislative Yuan after the Democratic Progressive Party wh...

NPP discusses next legislative speaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The New Power Party said Friday it would not name a candidate for the post of legislative speaker, while setting conditions for the kind of candidate it would support. In the ...

New faces to enter Taiwan's Legislature as young generation rises

Many new faces were elected Saturday to Taiwan's 113-seat Legislature, some of them first-time candidates that beat veteran legislators, as voters in those constituencies pinned their hopes on a yo...

Military abuse victim's sister unseats KMT veteran legislator

The 2016 presidential and legislative elections came to an end with Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen being elected and a huge victory for the DPP in the legislati...

KMT’s Yang Chiung-ying announces loss to Hung

(Taiwan Election) KMT incumbent legislator Yang Chiung-ying has announced her loss to DPP-endorsed New Power Party candidate Hung Tzu-yung, a political novice, in Taichung City’s 3rd electoral distric...