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Influential academic Jerome Cohen endorses name change for Taiwan’s de facto embassy in DC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Jerome Cohen, a renowned scholar of Chinese law, has voiced his support for a proposed name change to Taiwan’s de facto embassy in the U.S., saying such a move is wa...

Taiwan's Air Force on standby to send assistance to disaster-struck ally Haiti

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two of Taiwan’s Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft are standing by on the tarmac awaiting confirmation to airlift emergency relief supplies to disaster-struck ally Hai...

Prosecutor demands tough sentence against former Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prosecutors were demanding tough sentencing in the case of former President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) alleged underselling of Kuomintang (KMT) media companies to friendly...

Taiwanese envoy in Thailand resigns for health reasons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s representative in Thailand Lee Ying-yuan (李應元) has tendered his resignation, reports said Wednesday (Aug. 4). The Presidential Office said it had approve...

Taiwan marks 1-year anniversary of National Human Rights Commission

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To mark the one-year anniversary of the National Human Rights Commission's (NHRC) establishment, Chairperson Chen Ju (陳菊) on Monday (Aug. 2) delivered a speech calling...

Taiwan's ruling party blasts former president for undermining sovereignty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) criticized former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) Tuesday (June 22) for his comments on the recent expulsion of Taiwanese diplom...

Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council rejects former President Ma's cross-strait comments

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) says the Taiwanese have rejected the so-called 1992 Consensus, as demonstrated in the 2020 presidential election, and that there is no n...

US leaders have often best served China's interests: William Stanton

This is the second part of a two-part commentary. The first part can be found here. Generally speaking, when we talk about People's Republic of China (PRC) political warfare — or var...

Former Taiwan president admits 'one country, two systems is dead’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) on Friday (March 12) admitted that the "one country, two systems" formula proposed by Beijing is a thing of the past as he vo...

Taiwan opposition chief in no rush for China meeting

TAIPEI (Reuters) - The leader of Taiwan’s main opposition party the Kuomintang (KMT) said on Tuesday he is in no rush to travel to China to meet President Xi Jinping, and that Beijing’s pr...

Bangkok Post lists Taiwan president among 24 Women of the Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Thai newspaper the Bangkok Post announced on Monday (March 1) that it has included Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on its list of 24 Women of the Year. In antic...

Only 1.3% of Taiwanese willing to take Chinese Covid vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A survey released on Tuesday (Feb. 23) revealed that only 1.3 percent of Taiwanese would accept a Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine and 72.7 percent of young adults would pref...

Co-organizer pulls out of 228 commemorative event over KMT invitation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of the co-organizers of this year’s 228 Massacre commemoration event in Taipei has withdrawn after learning that former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) of the Kuomi...

Groups to march in Taipei Sunday to commemorate Feb. 28 Incident

A coalition of over 50 civic organizations will march in Taipei on Sunday (Feb. 21) to remember the victims of the Feb. 28 incident and to protest against the lingering symbols of "authoritariani...

Taiwan envoy to Japan responds to former president's Chinese vaccine comment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Representative to Japan Frank Hsieh (謝長廷) on Monday (Feb. 15) stated that if China really cared about the health of Taiwanese, it would allow Taiwan to join the ...