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Beijing's policy toward Taiwan unlikely to change in 2021: think tank

Beijing's hostile policy toward Taiwan is likely to continue in 2021, according to a year-end report released by the Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR), a government-fund...

Mayor of central Taiwan city absent from AIT video after criticism of US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A video by the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) looking back at the year featured many Taiwanese politicians but not Taichung City Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕), Taiwanese me...

Taiwan's central government bats down local bans on US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Local governments cannot draw up their own limits on the ractopamine content of pork and beef, as these would clash with national executive orders allowing the import of m...

A New Year's Taiwan wish list for President Biden: William Stanton

With only a few weeks to go before Joseph Biden becomes president of the United States, Taiwan’s American friends need to press hard for the policies we want to see the new administration pursue...

Taiwan president defends ending ban on US pork after months-long feud

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday (Dec. 24) defended her decision four months ago to lift the ban on U.S. pork products starting next year, a change that sparked an...

Taiwan opposition parties regret approval to lift ractopamine ban

Taiwan's three opposition parties on Thursday (Dec. 24) expressed regret over the approval of a slew of administrative directives made by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-controlled legislat...

Opportunities for Taiwan in post-COVID world

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — If you had been told a year ago that a name likely to go down in the history of 2020 was Margaret Keenan, a 90-year old woman from Coventry in the United Kingdom, then ...

Health ministry's probe of anti-ractopamine doctor draws pushback

A recent decision by the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) to report clinical psychiatrist Su Wei-shuo (蘇偉碩) to the police over what the ministry said are "false rumors" about ractopamin...

Young city councilor in south Taiwan city faces recall vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Voters in Kaohsiung can cast a ballot in a recall vote targeting City Councilor Huang Chieh (黃捷) on Feb. 6, in a move widely seen as revenge for Kaohsiung City Mayor Han K...

Taichung mayor chews out AIT director over US pork imports to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mayor of Taichung caused a diplomatic incident on Wednesday (Dec. 16) when she publicly lectured the de facto American ambassador to Taiwan over U.S. pork imports cont...

China Unicom accidentally posts Chiang Kai-shek anti-communist slogan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over the weekend, Beijing's state-owned telecom giant China Unicom found itself scrambling to apologize to irate Chinese netizens who noticed that it had posted a Kuom...

DPP legislator rejects ex-president's criticism of ruling party's US ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to former President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) comment about the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) "sucking up" to the U.S., DPP Legislator Luo Chi-...

Taiwan president condemns KMT freeze on CPTPP and defense budgets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Opposition action to cut or freeze budgets for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and for defense will cause misunderstandin...

CECC right to reject SinoVac because of risks

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Finally, there is a light at the end of the Wuhan coronavirus tunnel. The pandemic thrust upon the world by China's regime has decimated the global economy and take...

Taiwan TV station to move online after court rejects final appeal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — CTi News will disappear from television Channel 52 on Friday (Dec. 11) night after the Supreme Administrative Court rejected its final appeal against the National Communic...