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Legislative Yuan passes Taiwan central government budget on eve of LNY holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan approved the NT$2.27 trillion (US$81.83 billion) central government budget for 2022 on Friday (Jan. 28), the eve of the Lunar New Year holiday. Acc...

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...

Taiwan’s KMT leaders dine together, post photo to social media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four leaders from Taiwan’s Kuomintang (KMT) opposition party shared a meal together on Thursday (Jan. 27) and posted a group photo to social media. Former Kaoshiu...

Han says not eying 2022 Taiwan elections, but vague on presidential race

https://m.facebook.com/twherohan/TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) of the Kuomintang (KMT) said Friday (Jan. 28) he will not enter this year’s local elections ...

Sashimi in Taipei allegedly from area affected by Japanese nuclear disaster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Councilor Chung Pei-chun (鍾沛君) of the Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday (Jan. 26) panned the government for failing to enforce a ban on Japanese foods amid food sa...

Taiwan’s KMT opposition opens US office on Pennsylvania Avenue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) opened its liaison office in the United States on Washington, D.C.’s Pennsylvania Avenue, the same street as the White House, re...

Taiwan's president: 'the way of Tsai' part I, the KMT side of Tsai

“One who knows the enemy and oneself well will not be defeated easily.” –Sun Tzu (孫子) On March 20, 2020, at her second inauguration, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) calmly, but wi...

Approval rating of Taiwan’s KMT drops to new low: Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The approval rating of Taiwan’s primary opposition party, the Kuomintang (KMT), has hit a new low of 22.7%, according to the latest poll released by online news outl...

Taipei-Shanghai Forum could be scrapped if Chinese military coercion continues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bipartisan agreement has been reached to freeze the budget for this year’s Taipei-Shanghai City Forum in the event of continued incursions by Chinese warplanes int...

Taiwan’s KMT to officially open US office in spring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. office of Taiwan's main opposition party the Kuomintang (KMT) will be inaugurated by KMT Chair Eric Chu (朱立倫) when he visits Washington, D.C., in the spring, ...

President Tsai's re-imagining of Taiwan's political landscape

In October of 2011, then-presidential candidate and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chair Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) botched the Republic of China (ROC) national anthem (ironically while standing next to h...

President Tsai embraces nuanced view of former Taiwan dictator

On Friday (Jan. 21), the Transitional Justice Commission issued a statement slamming the Taipei City Government for building and opening the Ching-kuo Chi-hai Cultural Park in conjunction with the Chi...

Taiwan KMT Chair Eric Chu keeps his head, just barely, for now

On the eve of the recall vote against Freddy Lim (林昶佐) and the legislative by-election in Taichung on Jan. 9, with the credibility of the Kuomintang (KMT) on the line, something extremely unusual happ...

Story on Taiwanese identity makes front page of New York Times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New York Times on Wednesday (Jan. 19) posted a story on its front page about the growing opinion among Taiwanese citizens that they have a separate identity in respons...

Taiwan's Kaohsiung dismisses rumors TSMC will move plant to CPC-owned land

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung’s Environmental Protection Bureau (EPB) has dismissed rumors that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is planning to relocate its plant to la...