Labor law protesters lying on tracks block trains at Taipei Station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Rail traffic at the Taipei Railway Station was disrupted for nearly an hour last night (Jan. 8) by 10 people lying on the tracks last night to protest changes to the workw...

Lawmakers camped outside Taiwan Presidential Office for hunger strike 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Secretary-General to the President Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Saturday morning showed up at the plaza in front of the Presidential Office building where the lawmakers from th...

Taiwan Sunflower Movement leader faces recall over gay marriage issue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Residents in a New Taipei City district were casting their ballot Saturday in a recall vote launched by opponents of same-sex marriage against a prominent leader of the Su...

Taiwan business should not blame all problems on workweek reform: NPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Employers should not blame the government’s workweek reform for all of their problems, the New Power Party (時代力量) told leaders of business associations when they vis...

Taiwan lawmakers, experts blast Ma Ying-jeou not-guilty ruling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Fury over a not-guilty ruling for former Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) is spiraling through the country as the law cited by a young judge is said to be erroneously i...

Freddy Lim doppleganger spotted at Universiade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Much uproar as surfaced after metalhead and New Power Party (NPP) legislator of ZhongZheng-Wanhua District Freddy Lim (林昶佐) posted an image sent to him by a fan comparing ...

Taiwan has been lost in translation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The English language version of the media guide for the 2017 Summer Taipei Universiade has been described by Taiwan’s Sports Administration Director-General as “very ...

After WHA snub, Taiwan rejected from International Labour Conference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- After being excluded from the World Health Assembly, Taiwan has also been rejected from attending the International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva this year for not being th...

Aboriginal protest campsite torn down by 100 police

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- During the pouring rain yesterday, 100 police along with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials descended on the peaceful aborigine protest campsite on the 100th ...

Taiwan's third largest party seeks return of once public lands from Lien family

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taiwan’s third largest political party, New Power Party (NPP), said Tuesday it would seek to have an investigation launched into alleged embezzlement of public property by ...

The View from Taichung: Local Party Politics: Partying Like There is Noh Tomorrow

Local party politics just got more complicated over the last couple of weeks with big news in the chairmanship race out of the Kuomingtang (KMT) and New Power Party (NPP). For those interested in crea...

Hong Kong activist faces protests in Taiwan

        TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hong Kong student activist Joshua Wong was nearly slapped by a pro-unification protester after he arrived in Taiwan to attend a seminar Sa...

Six legislators to accompany Tsai on the upcoming visit to Latin America

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Six legislators from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), People First Party (PFP), and New Power Party (NPP) will accompany President Tsai Ing-wen on her upcoming state...

NPP caucus whip vows to oust KMT in 2020 general election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - New Power Party (NPP) caucus whip Hsu Yung-ming in a recent interview said that the party has set a target of winning more than 10 of 113 seats in the Legislative Yuan, and incr...

Lessons from the workweek battle

        The Democratic Progressive Party government of President Tsai Ing-wen won its first major battle this week, but not without suffering major casualties.   ...