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Taiwan doctor opposes 4-year naturalization period for Chinese spouses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A doctor has launched a campaign against shortening the naturalization period for Chinese spouses to four years due to potential abuse of Taiwan’s health insurance s...

Taiwan behind Bhutan, S. Korea in transition to cage-free eggs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan lags behind South Korea and Bhutan in the transition away from cage-free egg farming, according to a new report. The first Asia Cage-Free Benchmark report was pu...

Taiwan's preference for status quo with China continues to rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of Taiwanese people who prefer to maintain the cross-strait status quo indefinitely has increased for a fourth year, according to a study that also surveys how ...

Prosecutors charge Taiwan council speaker with buying signatures for Foxconn founder

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prosecutors on Thursday (Feb. 22) charged Pingtung County Council Speaker Chou Tien-lun (周典論) for spending NT$5 million (US$158,000) on signatures to help the presidential...

Kinmen councilors seek direct communication with China as tensions build

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cross-party group of councilors on the outlying islands of Kinmen have called on Taiwan’s central government to allow them to communicate directly with Chinese aut...

Taiwan People's Party seeks improved communication with KMT caucus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s two opposition political parties, which together make up more than half of the legislature, will meet to discuss bettering mutual communication and understa...

Taiwan’s KMT chair visits Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Chair Eric Chu (朱立倫) paid a low-key visit to Singapore, reports said Tuesday (Feb. 20). The trip reportedly focused on trade issues, population decline...

India's mysterious 'one China policy' and growing relations with Taiwan

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Probably the first time Indians had much cause to think about Taiwan was because of Indian National Army leader Subhas Chandra Bose, who was either a heroic anti-imperia...

Taiwan politicians seek better child passenger safety on motorbikes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Politicians from the Kuomintang (KMT) and New Power Party (NPP) called for improvements to safety for child motorbike passengers on Wednesday (Feb. 14). Claire Wang (王婉...

30% of Taiwanese do not want either KMT or DPP

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Sometimes numbers can paint unexpected pictures if you know where to look. For example, about 30% of Taiwanese voters do not like either the Kuomintang (KMT) or the D...

'Mother of the Taiwan People's Party' predicts the party's demise

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) party central is “stagnating,” and if TPP Chair Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) continues to rely on the people around him, the party w...

Indigenous voters tipped Taiwan's legislative race to the KMT

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — In January’s legislative elections, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) got the most votes by a fair margin, yet they still lost to the Kuomintang (KMT). The...

Taiwan travel agencies slam government for halting China tours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Travel agencies on Thursday (Feb. 8) slammed the previous day’s Tourism Administration decision to order a halt to tour groups heading for China. The government h...

British pianist waves Taiwan flag after flap with Chinese nationalists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A British pianist involved in a dispute with Chinese nationalists over image rights took a photo of himself holding up a Taiwan flag in a London train station and uploaded...

Taiwan's powerful whips

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — On Feb. 1 the newly elected legislature convened and elected a new speaker, formally known as the President of the Legislative Yuan, and deputy speaker. Each party al...