President Tsai’s appointing Yeh as Taiwan national security figure signals dramatic change of attitude

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The appointment of Yeh Kuo-hsing (葉國興) as deputy secretary-general of the National Security Council (NSC) on Feb. 22 may indicate a change of attitude and strategic shift ...

KMT Chair: party seeking challengers for 2020, Han Kuo-yu welcome to step up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kuomintang (KMT) Party Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義), speaking on a radio program, Feb. 20, said that the field for KMT presidential candidates for 2020 is still open, ant tha...

Taiwan President rejects 'peace treaty' with China to avoid compromising national sovereignty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) rejected the possibility of signing a peace treaty with Beijing, noting that Taiwanese people will not agree upon any pacts crafted to undermi...

USDA will make trade visit to Taiwan in April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it is planning a trade visit to Taiwan in April, which will be headed by the chief of the Foreign Agricultural...

Premier Su won't sign independence referendum as 'Taiwan is already independent'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Tuesday during a Legislative Yuan question time that he would not sign a public referendum on Taiwan’s independence, because "...

Joint session to be held by Taiwan government on 40 high priority bills Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Executive Yuan and the Ninth Legislative Yuan are posed to hold their first joint session of the new year on Monday to discuss priority legislative bills, CNA reports....

Google Maps accidentally reveals Taiwan defense missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Google revealed a 3D-rendered map of Taipei on Wednesday, and along with it revealed the secret location of some of Taiwan’s Patriot defense missiles. Google Maps...

Taiwan’s Academia Historica head tapped as new National Palace Museum Director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s National Palace Museum will be headed by Academia Historica President, Wu Mi-cha (吳密察), while Deputy Chairperson of the Ocean Affairs Council, Lee Chung-wei...

Taiwan military aims to bolster asymmetric warfare capability with array of new tech

TAIPEI ( Taiwan News) – In line with the Executive Yuan’s latest policy report on the country’s state of military preparedness, the government is requesting budgetary approval from t...

Taiwan presidential and legislative elections on same day in January 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The next presidential and legislative elections will take place on one and the same day in January 2020, though the precise date will only be determined later, the Central Elect...

Bill with budget for Taiwanese-language TV station clears Legislative Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A budget of NT$400 million set aside by the Ministry of Culture (MOC) for establishing a Taiwanese-language television station has cleared the Legislative Yuan, according ...

China worries over Taiwan's submarine program, implores US, other nations not to provide tech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Taiwan’s indigenous submarine program nears the construction phase for its first prototype, China is getting worried, and expressing its unease by issuing warning...

Taiwan Cabinet spokesperson, labor and culture ministers stay on

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cabinet spokesperson Kolas Yotaka, Labor Minister Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春), and Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) will retain their positions in the new Cabinet led by inco...

Taiwan foreign, defense and China ministers to stay on

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮), Defense Minister Yen De-fa (嚴德發), Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) and Minister without Portfolio Audrey Tang (唐鳳) ...

Former Taichung mayor to take over as Taiwan's minister of transportation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Former Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said Friday he had accepted an offer to serve as the new minister of transportation and communications in the new Cabinet expected to b...