Former Taiwan premier willing to serve KMT nominee as vice president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Current independent presidential candidate and former premier of Taiwan Chang San-cheng (張善政), who served under the outgoing Ma administration in 2016, has stepped forward to i...

Taiwanese now care more about sovereignty than economy: Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- A poll released by Academia Sinica has found that Taiwanese now care much more about sovereignty than the economy, a major reversal from last year, as bullying from Beijing ta...

Exclusive: President Tsai denied Uyghur leader Dolkun Isa entry to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Dolkun Isa, president of the World Uyghur Congress, was denied entry to Taiwan by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), a source from Washington D.C. told Taiwan News. In an ex...

What does Taiwan President Tsai fear?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) won her sobriquet as “Spicy Taiwanese Sister” when she flat out rejected the “one country, two systems” framework fo...

Taiwan presidential hopefuls urged to attend Tiananmen commemorative event

Taipei (CNA) - Several human rights groups called on presidential candidate hopefuls and political heavyweights Friday to attend an event next week to commemorate the 30th anniversary of China's T...

Less dependence on China means stable growth for Taiwan’s economy: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Looking back at her first three years as President, Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), who is seeking re-election, laid out all the reforms and policies her administration has carried ou...

‘Spicy Taiwanese Sister’ Tsai Ing-wen should invite Dalai Lama back to Taiwan

The Nobel Peace Prize winner of 1989, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, has visited Taiwan three times: 1997, 2001, and 2009. It’s about time he returned. The first time he visited on March 2...

KMT bigwigs slam Tsai for extending travel restriction

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and former Vice President Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) criticized President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) Friday for what they called an abuse of power, after learning the...

Former US official urges Washington not to interfere with Taiwan’s elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A former senior U.S. official has called on Washington to exercise caution in dealing with Taiwan affairs and refrain from making comments that could influence the country...

Taiwan to extend travel restrictions on officials handling classified data

A three-year travel restriction that applies to government officials who have had access to classified information but have already left their posts has been extended to six years, under a law amendme...

William Lai: Taiwan should strive to be ‘Free Economic Island’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ex-premier William Lai shared his thoughts on free economic zones and constitutional reforms on Tuesday (May 7) during a radio interview. The morning of May 7, Lai was ...

Ex-Premier Lai questions fairness of Taiwan presidential primary, but remains open to change

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In response to the controversy over the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) presidential primary process, ex-Premier William Lai (賴清德) said today that switching fro...

Is it time for President Tsai to stand aside?

With decision-time edging ever closer for both the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Kuomintang (KMT), the question of who the two parties will nominate as their presidential candidates is on eve...

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu says he will 'conquer the universe'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) stirred controversy after he pledged that he would "conquer the universe," prompting Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) to ask, "what ...

Former New Taipei Mayor closes campaign social media accounts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former New Taipei Mayor, Eric Chu (朱立倫), has reportedly shut down his campaign’s social media accounts, which he had been using to promote his candidacy for the Kuom...