Ex-Japan prime minister, Dalai Lama pay tribute to late Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui

NEW TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama expressed their grief over the passing of former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝)...

Taiwan's former KMT chair notes benefits of importing US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Kuomintang Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) said Friday (Sept. 18) if a free trade agreement can be signed with the United States, he and other KMT members would be willing ...

Opposition chides Taiwan's ruling party for propagandizing US visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) called on the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) not to make political capital out of diplomatic situations following ...

Taiwan zigzags on pork product labeling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The health authorities in Taiwan have moved to modify pork labeling regulations, after the relaxation of American meat imports. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) p...

Taiwan's KMT party chairman shares thoughts on canceled China trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) party Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) on Monday (Sept. 15) said that reciprocity and dignified exchanges across the Taiwan Strait are the party’s long-...

DPP legislator supports Taiwan opposition’s referendum on US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Hsu Chih-chieh (許智傑) said Monday (Sept. 14) that he will support the opposition Kuomintang's (KMT) referendum on U.S. por...

Taiwan's KMT cancels trip to China following state media's inappropriate remarks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) will not send a delegation to China for the upcoming Straits Forum in protest of Chinese state media’s inappropriate remarks, which t...

Taiwan's legislature agrees to form constitutional amendment committee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's legislature will form a 39-member bipartisan group to push for constitutional amendments starting in the new term that begins on Friday (Sept. 18). Lawmake...

New Taipei City mayor defends referendum on US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) on Sunday (Sept. 13) said that a referendum on imported U.S. pork is a normal way for the public to voice its opinion on the issue a...

Taiwan's KMT will decide Monday whether to send delegation to cross-strait forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) on Sunday (Sept. 13) stated that the Kuomintang (KMT) central committee will make its final decision on whether or not it wi...

Taiwan's KMT should be barred from Straits Forum

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – It has been an extremely difficult year for the Kuomintang (KMT). Its populist candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was heavily defeated in the presidential elections and then...

Taiwan's KMT denounces China claim it will 'beg for peace'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese state media has described former Taiwan Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng’s (王金平) planned China visit as a trip to “beg for peace.” The statem...

Central Taiwan city launches ‘safe pork’ label

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung City has launched a labeling campaign aimed at letting hog farmers and meat producers tell customers their product does not contain residues of the leanness drug ...

MAC apprehensive as delegation heads to cross-strait forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Spokesperson Chiu Chui-cheng (邱垂正) said on Friday (Sept. 11) that the Kuomintang (KMT) needs to explain the purpose and details of its deleg...

Chiayi to be first among Taiwan municipalities to clash with US pork policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chiayi City has become the first municipality in Taiwan to decide to take action against the central government’s new policy of opening the country to U.S. pork cont...