National Security Bureau to continue declassifying files from Taiwan's martial law era

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Security Bureau (NSB) will continue its declassification of political archives to be used in probes into the wrongdoings of the Kuomintang nationalist governm...

Taiwan president orders archives regarding martial law-era government atrocities to be declassified in March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Classified political archives held by the national security agency are to be declassified and made accessible to an investigation committee within one month, said Presiden...

KMT government might have been behind martial law-era homicide of Taiwanese dissident's family: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new report concerning the triple homicide of family members of prominent Kaohsiung Incident dissident Lin Yi-hsiung (林義雄) suggests that the authoritarian Kuomintang (KMT...

Taiwan's legislature passes bill on declassifying political files

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A bill aimed at declassifying and archiving political files kept by Taiwan's government agencies and political parties during its period of authoritarian rule, cleared the legislat...

Secret files about victims of suspected political murders in Taiwan could be unsealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Files about suspected political murders during the Kuomintang’s (KMT) Martial Law era might be declassified, following the approval of new regulations by the Legisla...

Secret files need to be unsealed to reveal the truth about Taiwan's history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Commentator Yang Sen-hong wrote that failing to unlock the secret files from the Martial Law era would be a serious collective crime on the part of the government, calling on t...

Australian academic who played part in darkest days of Taiwan history decorated

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Australian Asia expert Bruce Jacobs, once accused of involvement in one of the highest-profile murders in modern Taiwanese history, received a top award from the foreign m...

Taiwan President attends service for victims of 'Lin family massacre'

Taipei, Feb. 28 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen attended a service at Gikong Presbyterian Church on Wednesday to remember the family members of former Democratic Progressive Party Chairman Lin Yi-hsiung ...

Taiwan president attends mass to mark Lin family murder

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen attended a church service Tuesday to commemorate the unsolved murders of relatives of former Democratic Progressive Party Chairman Lin Yi-hsiung on ...

Lin tight-lipped about whether to help Tsai

Former Democratic Progressive Party Chairman Lin Yi-hsiung Tuesday was tight-lipped about whether he would campaign for DPP presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen. Lin was asked the question while str...

Lin Yi-hsiung leads protest against lawmakers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Democratic Progressive Party Chairman Lin Yi-hsiung led a protest outside the Legislative Yuan Saturday calling on voters to make “bad lawmakers” lose re-election on Janu...

DPP councilor worried about cooperation with PFP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Democratic Progressive Party member of the Taipei City Council expressed concern Wednesday about the party’s alleged willingness to cooperate with the People First Party in ne...

Taiwan News Morning Briefing – June 5

Market & Commodity ■ The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) main index opened 23.88 points lower to 9,324.75 Friday, with turnover reaching NT$ 2.06 billion. (Taiwan News) World News ■ Hong Konge...

DPP city councilor abandons legislative bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Democratic Progressive Party Taipei City Councilor Liang Wen-chieh announced Thursday he was giving up his nomination for the legislative election after sharp criticism from for...

Shih: Soong will not run for presidency in 2016

People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong will not run for the presidency next year, former Democratic Progressive Party (DDP) Chairman Shih Ming-teh said during a radio talk show hosted by Clara ...