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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...

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...

Taiwan People's Party chair under fire for 'anti-democratic' comments

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Failed presidential candidate and leader of the Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has come under fire from opposition politicians for what has been describ...

Ko Wen-je optimistic about future of Taiwan People's Party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) Chair Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) held town hall-style meetings with party members in Taoyuan and Hsinchu on Saturday (Feb. 3). Speaking before su...

Su Beng’s legacy lives on in Taiwan museum’s spring roll event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As volunteer Eva Jiang (江秀瑾) cooks a pork and vegetable stir fry in the kitchen, a delicious yet familiar air filled the Su Beng Memorial Museum on the evening of Jan. 27....

Implications and politics behind Taiwan's new legislative speaker

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — At the first session of the newly-elected legislature, Kuomintang (KMT) legislator-at-large and former Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was elected speaker, or more form...

KMT's Johnny Chiang elected deputy speaker of Taiwan's legislature

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang’s (KMT) Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) has been elected deputy speaker of Taiwan’s legislature. Chiang was elected on Thursday afternoon (Feb. 1) during...

Taiwan legislator's vote for speaker disqualified over ink smudge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan People's Party (TPP) Legislator Chen Gau-tzu (陳昭姿) issued an apology after her vote for Legislative Yuan speaker was invalidated due to an ink smudge she left ...