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...

Court sessions begin for lawsuit to annul Taipei mayoral election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Court sessions for the lawsuit filed by Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Ting Shou-chung (丁守中) to invalidate the Taipei mayoral election commenced on the morning of Dec. 24 at t...

Prosecutors slam Taiwan ex-President Ma for public criticism of judiciary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Taipei District Prosecutors Office on Saturday issued a public rebuke to former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) after fragments of his memoirs criticizing the judiciary found t...

Why all of Taiwan needs Transitional Justice to work

Transitional Justice is back in the news this week after the Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) published its biannual report which made various recommendations, the majority of which seem eminentl...

NTU: angry students confront former Taiwan Premier for 2014 violent crackdown on protester

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Dec. 18, the former Premier of Taiwan, Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺), was to give an address at National Taiwan University’s (NTU) College of Social Sciences, when he was c...

Taiwan to hold 3 legislative by-elections on March 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Legislative by-elections necessary to fill up three seats vacated by winners in the November 24 local elections will take place on March 16, the Central Election Commission (CEC...

Taiwan's former president urged to amend memoir for improper description

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Just days prior to the scheduled release of a memoir from former Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), a high-profile lawyer has stated he is resorting to courts to request...

KMT leader claims Japan may bar Taiwan from CPTPP over 'nuclear-food ban'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A leader of the Kuomindang (KMT) party has stirred speculation and raised tension between Japan and Taiwan, by claiming that recent referendum to ban the “nuclear fo...

No sympathy for Wu Pao-chun in Taiwan’s ‘baker-gate’ scandal

Taiwanese politics has been rocked by a huge scandal this week. It is not the scurrilous attempts by the former KMT candidate for Mayor of Taipei, Ting Shou-chung (丁守中), to undermine the election o...

DPP to have two-person race in chairman by-election

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will have a two-person race in its upcoming chairman by-election after two heavyweight members signed up to run for the post by the registration deadline ...

Taiwan employers exploiting loophole in requirement to disclose salary in job ads

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Less than two weeks after a new law was passed requiring employers in Taiwan to disclose salary ranges for positions offering less than NT$40,000 (US$1,286) per month, reports ...

Taipei City Mayor recount reaffirms Ko’s victory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Central Election Commission (CEC) released the result of the Taipei City Mayor election recount today, reaffirming incumbent independent Ko Wen-je’s (柯文哲) victor...

Google releases top 10 search terms in Taiwan for 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Google yesterday (Dec. 12) released its Year in Search for 2018, including the results for Taiwan, which revealed that the World Cup, Chinese TV dramas, 2018 Taiwanese local el...

Taiwan Education Minister claims NTU debacle will be resolved soon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- According to the current Minister of Education of the Tsai administration, Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮), the controversy surrounding the appointment and approval of the next president ...

Bakery of Taiwan's controversial 'bread master' packed to the rafters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Despite, or perhaps because of the controversy swirling around Taiwan's 'bread master' Wu Pao-chun (吳寶春), a photo has surfaced showing his Kaohsiung bakery packed w...