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Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan launches US caucus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan on Friday (Feb. 23) saw 72 of its 113 members join a newly launched multi-party United States Caucus (LUC). Legislative Speaker Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) an...

US Representative Gallagher arrives in Taiwan with delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A leading congressional critic of China U.S. Representative Mike Gallagher arrived with a seven-member delegation in Taiwan on Thursday (Feb. 22). At 8 a.m., the U.S. H...

Taiwan sets sights for 6 GW of geothermal energy by 2050

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) announced its plans to generate 6 gigawatts of geothermal energy by 2025 at the 2024 Taiwan International Geothermal Conferen...

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 ex-president's book fails to mention beating by new legislative speaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new book by former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) failed to mention that new Legislative Speaker Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) once beat him up, resulting in a three-day hospital sta...

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...

Taiwanese ships should not stop for Chinese coast guard: OAC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ocean Affairs Council (OAC) Minister Kuan Bi-ling (管碧玲) on Tuesday (Feb. 20) said that Taiwanese vessels should not stop for Chinese coast guard ships following an inciden...

Taiwan establishes France, Poland parliamentary friendship groups

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan established the France Inter-Parliamentary Amity Association and the Taiwan-Poland Inter-Parliamentary Amity Association on Monday (Feb. 19) to enhanc...

Taiwan completes anti-drone gun deployment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military has finished distributing anti-drone guns to its troops to improve defense against unmanned aerial vehicles. The systems are used concurrently with light w...

Taiwan legislative speaker holds meeting with AIT director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American Institute in Taiwan Director Sandra Oudkirk met with Legislative Speaker Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Friday (Feb. 16). Accompanied by Legislative Deputy Speaker Johnny...

Deputy representative to India lauds Taiwan's democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Deputy Representative to India Chen Mu-min (陳牧民) praised Taiwan’s democracy during a talk on Taiwan’s election results at Jawaharlal Nehru University&rs...

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'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...

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...