Blackout fallout illustrates both political and public sector issues

I was sitting in a private dining room at a nice hotel in downtown Kaohsiung when the lights went out. It was a belated family dinner to mark Father's Day and also a family birthday. And it w...

Taiwan headline news

Taipei, Aug. 10 -- The lead stories in major Taiwan Chinese language dailies on Thursday are as follows: @United Daily News: Trump rhetoric heats up as U.S.-North Korea tensions escalate @China Time...

Taiwan legislators meet with US congressman in California

TAIPEI, (Taiwan News) -- On July 31, a delegation from Taiwan's Legislative Yuan met with U.S. Representative Ed Royce, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, in California, to excha...

Taiwan's People First Party Dep. Sec-Gen Liu Wen-hsiung dead at 64

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-- Liu Wen-hsiung, Deputy Secretary-General of Taiwan's People First Party died early Monday evening in Keelung after a short coma. Deputy Secretary-General of the People Fi...

OBike brings traffic chaos to Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – City and local government officials have taken turns in questioning the pros and cons of flexible bike rental services such as oBike. Officials have expressed their con...

Editorial: It’s a long way from Kenosha to Ketagalan Boulevard

In a rare moment, a prominent Taiwanese spent a short time on the world stage Tuesday, addressing a news conference from the White House, no less. In an appearance inviting comparisons to celebrate...

Intern who threw water balloons is Communist member

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese netizens have unearthed evidence that the Chinese intern from China Times who threw water balloons at legislators in the Legislative Yuan last week that app...

Intern studying in China throws water balloons at Taiwan legislators

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A newspaper intern who received a scholarship from China mingled with lawmakers at the Legislative Yuan to throw water balloons at their ruling party colleagues, reports s...

Taiwan ex-opposition leader cancels Thailand trip due to visa trouble

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Kuomintang (國民黨) Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) said she had cancelled a trip to Thailand Saturday as she had been unable to obtain a visa for that country. Earl...

An anniversary and the death of an icon of democracy show just how far apart Taiwan and China have moved in the past 30 years

Last Saturday, the July 15, saw Taiwan marking the 30th anniversary of the end of martial law. It was on that day in 1987 that the "Order of Martial Law," which was introduced by the...

Taiwan Headline News

TAIPEI — The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Tuesday are as follows: @United Daily News: KMT rejects order to pay compensation @China Times: Liaoning sails across Taiwan Stra...

House of flying sofa chairs: Taiwan legislature sees second day of violence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For a second day in a row, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan was the scene of skirmishes between rival lawmakers over the budget for the Forward-looking Infrastructure Develop...

Smackdown in the legislature over infrastructure plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- What was meant to be a briefing of the legislators on the budget for the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program (前瞻基礎建設計畫) by Premier Lin Chuan (林全), turned into a ...

Foreign cram school teachers in limbo as ministries hash out rules on background checks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Almost a month after an amendment to the Supplementary Education Act (補習進修教育法) was ratified requiring foreigners applying to cram schools, also known as "buxiban"...

Taiwan Headline News

Taipei, July 10 -- The lead stories in major Taiwan Chinese language dailies on Monday are as follows: @United Daily News: Deregulate or lose ability to compete in 5 years: university presidents. @C...