Taiwan government defends end of ban on US pork imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Presidential Office on Saturday (Aug. 29) defended its decision to lift a ban on the import of pork from the United States against criticism from local opposition lead...

Central Taiwan city bans ractopamine after U.S. pork imports allowed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung City said Saturday (Aug. 29) the level of ractopamine in pork should be zero, despite a central government decision announced the previous day to end a ban on mea...

Time for Biden to stand up to China and back Taiwan

Kaohsiung (Taiwan News) – At the start of the year Taiwan went through what was arguably the most important presidential election of the country’s democratic era, as Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) com...

Taiwan's ill-gotten properties act ruled constitutional by grand justices

Taiwan's Constitutional Court declared on Friday that the provisions of the Act Governing the Settlement of Ill-gotten Properties by Political Parties and Their Affiliate Organizations are constit...

DPP criticizes former Taiwan president, KMT chairman for not resisting China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Wednesday (Aug. 26) slammed former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣), saying the two...

Taiwan presidential official moves to Examination Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Jason Liu (劉建忻) will take over as secretary-general of the Examination Yuan, moving from his current position as deputy secretary-general of the Presidential Office, the g...

Former KMT politician sentenced to 2 months for tax evasion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taitung County Magistrate Justin Huang (黃健庭) was found not guilty of corruption but sentenced to two months in prison for tax evasion, reports said Wednesday (Aug. ...

Ma Ying-jeou least popular of Taiwan's elected presidents: Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Late Taiwan leader Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國) was ranked number one in a public opinion poll in which respondents were asked to evaluate the incumbent and former Taiwanese lea...

Taiwanese vice president slams Ma Ying-jeou for latest remark on cross-strait relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) has called out former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) on his recent controversial remarks about the incumbent government's cross-strait ...

Taiwan Cabinet opposes KMT plan to implement general testing for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese Cabinet on Saturday (Aug. 22) warned against the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party's plan for nationwide coronavirus testing, saying it could undermine t...

Key lessons from Kaohsiung’s mayoral by-election

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The political currents swirling around the office of mayor in Kaohsiung have involved high drama and hyperbole as the Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) era came and — not a moment...

Taiwan university to revoke KMT mayoral candidate's master's degree over plagiarism allegations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung's National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) will revoke the master’s degree held by unsuccessful Kuomintang (KMT) mayoral candidate Lee Mei-jhen (李眉蓁) du...

New Taipei City mayor offers advice on KMT party reform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) said on Tuesday (Aug. 18) that the Kuomintang (KMT) party must consider public opinion and stay connected to everyday people by bein...

KMT comprised of 'scoundrels and fools': Scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Weng Ta-jui (翁達瑞), a U.S.-based scholar, pointed out that KMT candidate Li Mei-jhen’s (李眉蓁) devastating loss was a matter of party composition, saying the Kuomintang...

Former KMT chairman calls for party reform, reflection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) on Sunday (Aug. 16) said that the party should not get bogged down in personnel matters at this time and that it should ins...