Taiwan president orders archives regarding martial law-era government atrocities to be declassified in March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Classified political archives held by the national security agency are to be declassified and made accessible to an investigation committee within one month, said Presiden...

KMT government might have been behind martial law-era homicide of Taiwanese dissident's family: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new report concerning the triple homicide of family members of prominent Kaohsiung Incident dissident Lin Yi-hsiung (林義雄) suggests that the authoritarian Kuomintang (KMT...

Martial law victims urge young people to cherish Taiwan's hard-won democracy

Survivors of atrocities committed during Taiwan's period of martial law on Saturday (Dec. 7) exhorted younger generations to cherish the country's hard-earned democracy at a ceremony to mark t...

Intelligence reports on Taiwan's Kaohsiung Incident declassified

A series of intelligence reports on the Kaohsiung Incident, a government crackdown on pro-democracy protesters Dec. 10, 1979 have been declassified but not yet released for public consumption, an inde...

Exhibition dedicated to Formosa Incident held in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An exhibition about the Formosa Incident is being held at Kaohsiung Museum of History through Dec. 15 to mark the pro-democracy demonstration four decades ago. Describi...

Taiwan Presbyterian leader and human rights activist Kao Chun-ming passes away

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Former Presbyterian Church in Taiwan leader and human rights activist Kao Chun-ming (高俊明) passed away Thursday at the age of 89. He played a key role in protests against Kuom...

Taiwan's first political protest under martial law: The 1979 Ciaotao Incident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Jan. 22, 1979, hundreds of Taiwanese people took to the streets, in protest of the court ruling that sentenced the former Magistrate of Kaohsiung County, Yu Tung-fa, an...

President Tsai marks Tiananmen, calls for release Taiwanese activist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) marked the 28th anniversary of the Tiananmen Incident Sunday by calling on China to release Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲)...

President withdraws judicial leadership nominations

Amid uproar, two nominees for the Judicial Yuan’s top posts have declined nominations made by President Tsai Ing-wen as an act of defending their names which have come under significant scrutiny after...

Chen goes on campaign spree in New Taipei and Pingtung County

Chen Chien-jen, the vice presidential candidate of the Democratic Progressive Party, will kick off an intensive campaign rally on Sunday as the race enters the last lap. Chen set off to New Taipei’...

DPP presidential candidate names campaign headquarters chief

Taipei, Aug. 12 (CNA) Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman and presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (???) announced Wednesday that the DPP Central Standing Committee has designat...