Turkish TRT video report 'Why there are Two Chinas' angers people on both sides of Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The English language Turkish news channel, TRT World, released a short clip highlighting cross-strait relations and the dilemma facing Taiwan and China on Jan. 13. The ...

Han Kuo-yu invites 25 men to jump into Kaohsiung's Love River

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In order to promote Kaohsiung as a romantic getaway, the city's Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has invited 25 men to jump into the city's Love River to express their love, in r...

Xi's Taiwan speech, its intended audience, and how it played into the DPP’s hands

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- As the dust settles on the latest "make or break" moment in cross-strait relations, it appears that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Xi Jinping’s spe...

New Taiwan DPP chairman says party must start from scratch

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Executive Yuan secretary-general Cho Jung-tai (卓榮泰) assumed his tenure as the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chairman today (Jan. 9), saying the party must star...

Taiwan and Northeast Asia representatives believe Trump's unpredictability their biggest hidden trouble

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Experts on Asia-Pacific relations from the U.S. indicate many leaders worry Trump’s unpredictability in foreign affairs is their biggest hidden trouble. The Natio...

Contrary to Xi's speech, 84% of Taiwanese do not accept '1992 consensus'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Despite Chinese President Xi Jinping's demand that Taiwan adhere to the mythical "1992 consensus" during a speech given on Wednesday, over 80 percent of Taiwanese...

Taiwan Supreme Court orders retrial for Ma Ying-jeou

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) is facing a retrial after his conviction in a political leaks case was revoked by the Supreme Court on Jan. 3, according to CNA. In ...

Presidential advisors resign after Tsai responds to call urging her to bow out in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the morning of Jan. 3, immediately following the publication of public letter urging President Tsai Ing-wen not to run for re-election in 2020, three presidential offic...

Indonesia freezes Taiwan internship program after students forced to work in factories, eat pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke last week that Indonesian college students, as well as other nationalities, had been forced to work in factories and eat meals that contained pork, Indonesia&#...

Xi Jinping to give New Year's speech addressing Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese leader, Chairman Xi Jinping, will give his first major speech of 2019 on Jan. 2, which will focus specifically on Taiwan. On Monday, Dec. 31, China’s stat...

Taiwan CKS Memorial Hall revision and transformation plan handed to Executive Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Culture (MOC) submitted a planning report for the revision and transformation of Chiang Kai-shek (CKS) Memorial Hall to the Executive Yuan today. UDN re...

Taipei Mayor Ko to visit US think tank in Washington DC, March 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It was first reported on Dec. 18 that Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is planning a trip to the United States in the spring of next year. It has since been reported that d...

6 Taiwanese universities caught sending SE Asian students to work in factories

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese legislator today revealed that six more universities have been found to be assigning their students from New Southbound Policy (NSP) nations to manual labor positio...

Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen gives out 10,000 bottles of air from Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of celebrations to mark her inauguration and to demonstrate her determination to fight the city's notorious air pollution, Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) of the ...

Eric Chu announces Taiwan president 2020 bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Eric Chu (朱立倫) stepped down as Mayor of New Taipei City today, and stated his intention to run for the President of Taiwan during the 2020 General Election. Chu said he...