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East Taiwan KMT lawmaker accused of Sogo bribes released on bail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) legislator for Taitung Sufin Siluko (廖國棟), who is accused of taking bribes in a scandal involving Sogo department stores, can walk free if he posts NT$10 ...

Taiwan welcomes US move to lift restrictions on bilateral relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) told reporters on Monday (Jan. 11) that the U.S. State Department’s lifting of restrictions on Taiwan-U.S. relations was a...

Taiwan opposition parties regret approval to lift ractopamine ban

Taiwan's three opposition parties on Thursday (Dec. 24) expressed regret over the approval of a slew of administrative directives made by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-controlled legislat...

Young city councilor in south Taiwan city faces recall vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Voters in Kaohsiung can cast a ballot in a recall vote targeting City Councilor Huang Chieh (黃捷) on Feb. 6, in a move widely seen as revenge for Kaohsiung City Mayor Han K...

70% of Taiwanese agree Taiwan was never part of China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The majority of Taiwanese surveyed — 70 percent — agree with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's comment earlier this month that Taiwan has never been pa...

Taiwan politicians react to rejection of pro-China news channel's license

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Several politicians have spoken out on the National Communications Commission's (NCC) unanimous decision not to renew the license of Chung Tien Television's (CTiTV...

Expatriates, Taiwanese on tenterhooks over US election result

Expatriates and Taiwanese gathered Wednesday (Nov. 4) in Taipei to watch the U.S. election unfold with nervous anticipation as they cheered and showed their support for their respective candidates. ...

Interim chairman of Taiwan's New Power Party resigns three months early

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The interim chairperson of the New Power Party (NPP), Kao Yu-ting (高鈺婷) announced her resignation on Tuesday (Nov. 3) after serving in the post for two months. The form...

Taiwan explores options in case of Examination Yuan abolition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwanese lawmakers explore replacement options for the Examination Yuan, which will likely be abolished during the current legislative session, the Cabinet said Monday...

'Love Wins' Pride parade kicks off in west Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The "Love Wins" Pride parade took to the streets of Miaoli County on Friday (Oct. 2) to promote rights for Taiwan's LGBT community and gender equality. As...

Five legislators indicted in Taiwan Sogo bribery case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four incumbents and one former lawmaker have been indicted for taking bribes from businessman Lee Heng-lung (李恆隆) to help him regain control of the Sogo department stores ...

Taiwan's legislature agrees to form constitutional amendment committee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's legislature will form a 39-member bipartisan group to push for constitutional amendments starting in the new term that begins on Friday (Sept. 18). Lawmake...

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...

Passport cover competition spotlights Taiwan’s cultural diversity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan unveiled a new passport design on Wednesday (Sept. 2) that highlights the word “Taiwan,” a competition for Taiwanese passport cover designs has shed ...

Taiwan small parties suggest new KMT emblem to avoid passport confusion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of Taiwan's minor parties on Wednesday (Sept. 2) expressed concerns over the resemblance between the Kuomintang (KMT) party flag and the country's national...