Taiwanese students vote to evict statue of late dictator Chiang Kai-shek

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Among strong domestic anti-Chiang sentiment, a prominent national university decided Friday to remove a statue of late President Chiang Kai-shek from its prominen...

Magistrates of Nantou, Hualien visit Beijing as China conducts live-fire drills in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two Taiwanese county magistrates paid a visit to China this week to meet with China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) chief, as China conducts live-fire military drills ...

China’s live-fire drills – more than just saber rattling, this is propaganda and fake news

The live-fire military drills which the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA Navy) held yesterday have garnered a great deal of media attention this week both in Taiwan and around the world. Th...

Taiwanese LGBT groups upset with passage of anti-gay referendum proposals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Central Election Commission (CEC) passed three referendum proposals made by local anti-gay groups on Tuesday to bring issues of same-sex marriage and g...

Former Nobel Prize nominated physicist appointed Taiwan's new education minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese physicist Wu Maw-Kuen (吳茂昆), former president of National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), was appointed on Monday to succeed the outgoing education minister Pan Wen-chung...

Su Tseng-chang gives nod to run in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Taipei County Magistrate Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) has accepted the call to run for New Taipei City mayor after meeting with Democratic Pro...

Brain4breakfast serves up food for thought video on history of Taiwan and China  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- YouTube channel Brain4breakfast yesterday (April 10) released a humorous animated historical overview of the history of Taiwan and its relationship with China.  In...

Su Tseng-chang considering bid to run in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Taipei County Magistrate Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) has yet to confirm whether or not he will run for New Taipei mayor, after meeting with a top aide ...

Former Taipei County Magistrate tapped to run for New Taipei mayoral race, report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – To win the only one of the country’s six special municipalities not currently governed by the ruling party, Democratic Progressive Party Chairperson and Taiwan Presi...

Transitional justice crucial next step for Taiwan's democracy: Tsai

Taipei (CNA) - President Tsai Ing-wen stressed the importance of transitional justice for Taiwan on Saturday, calling it the most important step following the democratization of the country....

Former Taiwan police chief wins KMT primary for New Taipei City mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former national police chief Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) won the Kuomintang primary to be its candidate in the November 24 New Taipei City mayoral election, the party announced Friday...

New Taipei Mayor meets head of China's Taiwan Affairs Council

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –- On Monday, March 26, The mayor of New Taipei City, Eric Chu (朱立倫), met with the newly appointed head of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO), Liu Jieyi (劉結一). The...

New Taiwan foreign minister warns Chinese pressure will continue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Facing his first questioning by the Legislative Yuan’s Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee since taking office, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said cond...

British Airways website scrubs 'China' after 'Taiwan' in country option

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Unlike other companies bending under significant pressure to list Taiwan as part of China, a popular U.K.-based airliner has decided to remove "China" after "...

Former Taiwan National Women’s League leader faces probe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ill-Gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee (黨產會) on Friday took its accusations of tampering with evidence against former National Women’s League (NWL, 婦聯會) Ch...