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Legislative deputy speaker urges President Tsai to visit Taiwan's Taiping Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislative Deputy Speaker Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) called on President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to visit Taiping Island to defend national sovereignty. With the completion of dre...

Tsai's post-presidency perks to include NT$250,000 monthly, security team

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will receive a monthly salary, a security detail, free healthcare, and other perks when she steps down as president in May. Tsai will step down after...

Former Japanese reporter says Taiwan's election significant in 4 ways

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Veteran journalist and writer Kaori Fukushima said that Taiwan’s elections were historically significant in four ways at a seminar on Saturday (Jan. 20). The semi...

Germany congratulates Taiwan election winners for 1st time in 12 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Germany's foreign ministry on Sunday (Jan. 14) congratulated the winners of Taiwan's presidential election for the first time in 12 years. The last time Germany...

Meme of the Day: Taiwan presidential contest sees Formosan black bear victory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s 2024 presidential election on Saturday (Jan. 13) not only determined a new leader for the nation it also inspired a million memes. As usual online, the s...

Ma Ying-jeou pays respects to former Taiwan leader before voting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) visited the resting place of former leader Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國) on Saturday morning (Jan. 13) before heading to the polls. Ma stop...

Hou scrambles after Ma lays bare real ideology guiding Taiwan presidential election campaign

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Three days before the general election on Saturday (Jan. 13), DW News released an interview with former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) that does a superb job of drawing ou...

Election eve in photos: Taiwan weighs options for presidency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the eve of Taiwan’s eighth presidential election since the first democratic contest was held in 1996, political parties and their supporters converged in the Grea...

Lai says Hou distancing himself from Ma for Taiwan election

TAIPEI, Taiwan (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate William Lai Ching-te (賴清德) has accused Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) of "obviously"...

Only 'unification' Taiwan needs is with itself

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Only one country in the world openly and consistently threatens to wipe Taiwan off the face of the map, and this is the nation former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) thinks T...

Decoding China: How Beijing wants to sway Taiwan's election

On Tuesday afternoon this week at 3:14 p.m. local time (07:14 a.m. UTC), all cell phones in Taiwan sounded an alarm, four times in a row. "Air Raid Alert! Missile flyover Taiwan airspace, be awar...

Lai Ching-te promises 'open, inclusive' government on Taiwan election eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Lai Ching-te (賴清德) made four promises to Taiwanese while speaking at the "Protect the Nation" rally on ...

Ko responds to former Taiwan president Ma's remark on need to 'trust Xi Jinping'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Thursday (Jan. 11), Taiwan presidential candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) responded to former president Ma Ying-jeou's (馬英九) controversial statement that Taiwan “need...

Hou says 'I have different views from Ma,' avoids unification issue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a press conference on Thursday (Jan. 11), Taiwan presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) asserted that he won’t pursue the issue of unification between Taiwan and ...

Taiwan former president not invited to final KMT election rally

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) has not been invited to Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih’s (侯友宜) final campaign rally, reports said Thursday (Ja...