Domestic COVID-19 vaccines to arrive Q2 2021 at earliest: Taiwan’s MOHW

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Deputy Minister of Health and Welfare Hsueh Jui-yuan (薛瑞元) said on Monday that domestic COVID-19 vaccines under development are expected to hit the market in the second qu...

Activists urge government to join United Nations under ‘Taiwan’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan United Nations Alliance (TAIUNA) on Monday (Sept. 28) suggested that the country should return to the UN under the name "Taiwan" and said it intends to pu...

Taiwan legislators to review ractopamine pork imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The ruling and opposition camps in the Legislative Yuan on Friday (Sept. 25) agreed to have five committees review the decision to end the import ban on American pork cont...

Former Taiwan president rumored to be eyeing KMT chairmanship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to a senior member of the Kuomintang Party (KMT), former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) is eyeing the position of party chair — which he last held between 20...

Taiwanese politicians weigh in on suggested return of US bases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese politicians are starting to weigh in on a U.S. army journal's proposal to reactivate American bases in Taiwan. In the September-October issue of Miltary R...

China-Taiwan forum turned into one-sided affair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As dozens of Chinese warplanes intruded into Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), communist leaders and a small group of Taiwanese spoke in the city of X...

Opposition lawmakers accuse Taiwan government of excessive spending

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government has spent so much on its Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program that it has collected NT$15.8 trillion (US$546 billion) in extra debt, oppositio...

KMT legislator protests proposal to amend Taiwan law concerning Sun Yat-sen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislators Fan Yun (范雲) and Chuang Jui-hsiung’s recent proposal to nix the requirement that the portrait of Sun Ya...

Five legislators indicted in Taiwan Sogo bribery case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four incumbents and one former lawmaker have been indicted for taking bribes from businessman Lee Heng-lung (李恆隆) to help him regain control of the Sogo department stores ...

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...