Taiwan law bans political parties from running businesses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A long-awaited Political Party Act passed its third reading at the Legislative Yuan Friday, banning political parties from running or investing in for-profit businesses an...

KMT properties in Taiwan valued at NT$865 million to be seized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - NT$865 million (US$28.5 million) worth of properties owned by the Kuomintang (KMT) is to be forfeited from Monday after the party's failure to pay Cabinet-ordered compe...

Minister of Interior threatens to dissolve National Women’s League

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Minister of Interior Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) threatened to disband the National Women’s League of the Republic of China (NWL) for failing to provide detail...

KMT workers invade Executive Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Nine members of a Kuomintang workers’ association were questioned by police after they tried to enter Premier Lin Chuan’s office during an unexpected protest, ...

Court sides with KMT in assets battle

        TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Kuomintang scored a temporary victory in its battle with the Ill-Gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee Friday as a court ruled that...

KMT to lay off more than half its staff

        TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The main opposition Kuomintang announced Wednesday it was planning to lay off more than half of its staff at a cost of more than NT$1.5 bi...

KMT needs to take a step back

        President Tsai Ing-wen, Premier Lin Chuan and the Democratic Progressive Party have been in office for just over five months now, but the Kuomintang still has not adap...

Party assets committee vandalized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two men on bicycles threw rocks at a glass door at the recently established Ill-Gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee Tuesday. The organization and its offices were only in...

Up to NT$100 million offered for tip-offs on ill-gotten party assets

People in Taiwan who provide information that leads to the recovery of political party assets defined as ill-gotten will be eligible to receive a reward of up to NT$100 million (US$3.18 million), unde...

Reform will survive the death cross

President Tsai Ing-wen recently marked her 100th day in office as Taiwan’s first woman head of state and her 60th birthday, though neither gave her much cause for joy and happiness, if you have to bel...

Committee for ill-gotten party assets launched

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Premier Lin Chuan on Wednesday attended the inauguration of the Ill-Gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee, the latest step in a long procedure to clear up the heritage of Tai...