Tens of thousands swim across Sun Moon Lake in annual festival

Some 20,000 people took part in the annual Sun Moon Lake International Swimming Carnival in Nantou County on Sunday, with extra disease prevention measures in place amid COVID-19 concerns, according t...

Former Taiwan president rumored to be eyeing KMT chairmanship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to a senior member of the Kuomintang Party (KMT), former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) is eyeing the position of party chair — which he last held between 20...

New Power Party criticizes Taiwan's administration for suddenly lifting restrictions on US meat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the government's recent announcement that it is opening Taiwan to U.S. beef from cattle over 30 months old and pork containing ractopamine, the New Powe...

Chiayi to be first among Taiwan municipalities to clash with US pork policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chiayi City has become the first municipality in Taiwan to decide to take action against the central government’s new policy of opening the country to U.S. pork cont...

Pollster dissects Tsai’s decision to open Taiwan to US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a press conference on Aug. 28, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) announced the new policy of opening the Taiwanese market to U.S. pork containing ractopamine, an additive th...

Taiwan's KMT to stick to '1992 Consensus' as it passes party reforms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) is holding its annual National Congress meeting Sunday (Sept. 6) to pass a plan to reform the party. With regard to cross-strait relations, Party C...

AIT unveils memorial for US soldiers killed defending Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) on Wednesday (Sept. 2) unveiled a memorial inside its Taipei Main Office to honor the U.S. soldiers who lost their lives defending T...

PLA does not yet have ability to invade Taiwan: MND

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a controversial statement about Taiwan's vulnerability to an attack from China, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Monday (Aug. 31) said that the...

Taiwan government defends end of ban on US pork imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Presidential Office on Saturday (Aug. 29) defended its decision to lift a ban on the import of pork from the United States against criticism from local opposition lead...

Taiwan schools to keep U.S. pork and beef off menus despite end of import ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Just hours after President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) announced an end to an import ban on meat products from the United States Friday (Aug. 28), the Ministry of Education (MOE) s...

DPP criticizes former Taiwan president, KMT chairman for not resisting China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Wednesday (Aug. 26) slammed former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣), saying the two...

'Polishing the gun': China, US tensions raise Taiwan conflict fears

TAIPEI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Numerous Chinese and U.S. military exercises, Taiwan missiles tracking Chinese fighters and plummeting China-U.S. ties make for a heady cocktail of tension that is raising f...

Ma Ying-jeou least popular of Taiwan's elected presidents: Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Late Taiwan leader Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國) was ranked number one in a public opinion poll in which respondents were asked to evaluate the incumbent and former Taiwanese lea...

Taiwanese vice president slams Ma Ying-jeou for latest remark on cross-strait relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) has called out former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) on his recent controversial remarks about the incumbent government's cross-strait ...

Taiwan Statebuilding Party responds to former president's 'national security laws' remark

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Statebuilding Party (TSP) on Sunday (Aug. 23) responded to former President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) allegation that the current administration is using natio...