Political parties in Taiwan line up for battle over same-sex marriage bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislators are bracing for conflict on Friday (May 17) when it is to be decided which of three same-sex marriage bills will be enacted into law. Democratic Progress Pa...

Taiwan KMT delays introduction of counter same-sex marriage bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite pleas from marriage equality opposition group Happiness of the Next Generation Alliance, Kuomintang legislators will not introduce a draft bill that would see same...

Taiwan Elections: Explaining the rise of Han Kuo-yu in Kaohsiung

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Two years ago, the idea that the KMT could take control of Kaohsiung City Council was inconceivable. Even two months ago, the idea seemed fanciful at best. But this week...

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 appears to sh...

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 Development ...

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 ...

Editorial: Protesters against reform of unfair pensions are no Sunflowers

Once again, Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan has become the background for massive pushing and shoving, though this time, the scene did not feature lawmakers of either “blue” or “gree...

Ker: earliest possible time to complete legislation of same sex marriage bill is next year

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislative caucus whip Ker Chien-ming said on Monday that the earliest possible time to complete legislation of the same sex marriage bill is next year. In ...

KMT caucus to talk China with party head before her Beijing trip

Taipei, Oct. 14 (CNA) The legislative caucus of Taiwan's opposition Kuomintang (KMT) will meet with KMT Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu to discuss her controversial cross-Taiwan Strait policy before she ...

Tsai’s National Day speech will be watched for rhetoric on cross-strait stance

President Tsai Ing-wen will deliver her first National Day speech on Monday morning, which is expected to be closely watched for any hints on the next stages of relationship across the Taiwan Strait. ...

Ill-gotten political party assets bill passes

The Legislature voted 72-31 Monday evening to approve the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) version of the name of a statute aimed at handling the ill-gotten political party assets. The b...

Ill-gotten party assets bill expected to be passed

Ruling Democratic Progress Party (DPP) caucus whip Ker Chien-ming told reporters Monday he hoped the bill on the disposition of assets improperly obtained by political parties to be passed on the same...

Legislators weigh in on nominees for judicial top posts

Several political party leaders in Taiwan’s Legislature on Monday commented on the nominees for the top posts of Judicial Yuan based on their ability and prospect to realize the country’s judicial ref...

No need for talks with Japan on Okinotori dispute: KMT

Taipei, June 1 (CNA) Lawmakers of the opposition Kuomingtang (KMT) said Wednesday that there is no need for the new government to hold fishery talks with Japan over the Okinotori atoll, because the wa...

KMT lawmakers block premier from making first report to Legislature

Taipei, May 31 (CNA) Resorting to the same tactics that the other main party adopted when it was in opposition, lawmakers of the Kuomintang (KMT) occupied the podium of the legislative chamber Tuesday...