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‘Undetermined Status of Taiwan’ theory outdated: Taiwan legislature president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislative Yuan President You Si-kun (游錫堃) said the "Theory of the Undetermined Status of Taiwan" is a thing of the past that no longer holds importance during ...

Taiwan's People First Party defend founder Soong, rebuke corruption allegations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The People First Party (PFP) has rejected the corruption allegations surrounding its founder and Chair James Soong (宋楚瑜) after journalists released a report claiming he de...

The joyous variety in Taiwanese chosen names

Taiwan has a long, painful history with personal names. During the Japanese occupation, those who didn't take a Japanese name were discriminated against, while patriotic names were encouraged d...

Taiwanese politician James Soong had NT$415 million in Swiss bank account: Leaked report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese politician James Soong (宋楚瑜) has appeared on a client list issued by Credit Suisse to the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), which is run ...

Taiwan's president: "the way of Tsai" part II, rise to reign over the DPP

“If the enemy leaves a door open, you must rush in.” –Sun Tzu (孫子) In 2008, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was in what was probably its darkest hour. Out of the wreckag...

Why Taiwanese democracy needs strong opposition

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – The Kuomintang (KMT) is in a very bad place at the moment. It all looked so rosy just a few years ago. Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) swept to office in the DPP stronghold of Kaoh...

Four Taiwan events included in BBC's look back at 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — BBC News has released a video highlighting major events that occurred in the last 12 months, including four pivotal moments in Taiwan's political timeline. The BBC&...

Political veteran Soong rumored to be tapped to head Taiwan's SEF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the chairman of Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), David Lee (李大維), being appointed as the new secretary general of the Presidential Office on Monday (Au...

Taiwan’s first directly elected president, Lee Teng-hui, oversaw liberalization of country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝), Taiwan’s first native-born and directly elected president, who oversaw the island nation’s transition to democracy, passed away t...

James Soong gives recognition to Taiwan president's cross-strait stance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After attending Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) inauguration ceremony Wednesday morning (May 20), People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜) said he sta...

Taiwan's changing political landscape: two-party system at risk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three trends can be observed from Saturday's elections: split-ticket voting, an embattled KMT, and extremist parties losing ground. Voters prefer Tsai to her party ...

Former US Vice President calls for stronger ties with Taiwan following its elections

Joe Biden, a former vice president of the United States and Democratic Party aspirant for the presidency in 2020, called for stronger ties with Taiwan in a tweet Saturday congratulating President Tsai...

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen wins election with record 8.17 million votes

FINAL UPDATE: Jan. 11, 2020, 10:16 p.m. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) won a landslide victory Saturday (Jan. 11) with more than 8 million votes, a new record s...

Foxconn founder Gou shrugs off Taipei mayor’s biting comment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) brushed aside a sarcastic comment by Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) as he cast his vote with his wife in the Saturday (Jan. 11) elections. ...

AP Explains: Taiwan's election and its standoff with China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese are casting their votes Saturday for the president and legislature of a self-governing island that acts like a sovereign nation yet is not recognized by the U.N. or any...