Taiwan can mobilize 450,000 soldiers upon president's order

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of National Defense Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) said on Thursday (Oct. 22) that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) can mobilize approximately 450,000 soldiers for a major war if s...

Taiwan seeks solution to rising number of unaccounted-for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government on Wednesday (Oct. 21) promised to come up with practical solutions for the overwhelming number of unaccounted-for migrant workers in the country....

Taiwan should not choose sides in US election: KMT ex-chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Leaning too close to one side in the race for the White House could be dangerous for Taiwan, former Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) said Tuesday (Oct. 20). Aft...

China may try to restrict Taiwan's air access to outlying islands: Expert

A retired Taiwan Air Force general warned Saturday that an incident on Thursday, in which Hong Kong turned back a Taiwan military-chartered supply plane en route to the Dongsha Islands, may have been ...

Explore 44 South Village: One of Taiwan's First Military Dependents' Villages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — 44 South Village is a gentrified creative community center (文創) — formerly one of Taiwan’s first military dependents' villages — in the Xinyi Distric...

Taiwan legislators pen letter inviting Abe to visit nation next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The East Asia Parliamentary Friendship Association, which is composed of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Kuomintang (KMT) legislators, on Tuesday (Oct. 13) drafted ...

Taiwan scholars offer mixed views on ractopamine safety at local hearing

Experts speaking at a public hearing at the Legislature offered little clarity on whether pork with trace amounts of the veterinary drug ractopamine posed a health threat to local consumers. Ractop...

Google lists Republic of China founding as 1949 on Taiwan's National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Saturday (Oct. 10), Taiwan's National Day, searches on Google with the terms "Republic of China establishment" suddenly yielded the date in 1949 that Kuom...

Taiwan's KMT will not change party name

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Responding to whether the Kuomintang (KMT) would omit the word "Chinese” from its official party name, KMT Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) on Sunday (Oct. 11) said...

Taiwan could do with an actual national day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A country’s national day should be an opportunity for citizens to remember the past, reflect on the present, in order to better chart the future — unfortunatel...

KMT political games fall flat

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The KMT sprung a surprise in the Legislative Yuan earlier this week when they introduced two new resolutions urging the Taiwanese government to foster closer ties with ...

Taiwan mayors coy about presidential ambitions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mayors of four cities in northern Taiwan gathered for a cultural event on Tuesday (Oct. 6), but three of them refused to discuss their alleged presidential ambitions. ...

Taiwan explores options in case of Examination Yuan abolition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwanese lawmakers explore replacement options for the Examination Yuan, which will likely be abolished during the current legislative session, the Cabinet said Monday...

China's aggression increasing likelihood of cross-strait conflict: Taiwan foreign minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Monday (Sept. 28) emphasized that China’s diplomatic suppression and military threats to Taiwan have increas...

Taiwan's COVID-19 vaccines to arrive Q2 2021 at earliest: Health ministry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Deputy Minister of Health and Welfare Hsueh Jui-yuan (薛瑞元) said on Monday that domestic COVID-19 vaccines under development are expected to hit the market in the second qu...