Huang Kuo-chang resigns as New Power Party Chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Legislator Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) announced on his Facebook page early Monday that he is stepping down as the chairman of the New Power Party (NPP), while he didn't elaborate...

Huang Kuo-chang: Beijing must give up its 'One China' principle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Power Party leader Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) remarked on Facebook this afternoon that China can only begin to engage in meaningful dialogue with Taiwan once it gives up it...

Taiwan's Puyuma and Taroko trains purchased illegally: NPP leader

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the wake of the deadly Yilan train derailment in October, New Power Party (NPP) Executive Chairman Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) yesterday claimed that the Taiwan Railways Administr...

Photo of the Day: Map of Taiwan local elections 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Now that the dust has settled from Saturday's (Nov. 24) "nine-in-one" local elections to select mayoral and county magistrate seats across Taiwan, the opposition ...

Taiwan is an ‘example for Indo-Pacific' says US Secretary of State

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Taiwan’s “constitutional democracy is an example for the entire Indo-Pacific” in a tweet on Nov. 24, after Taiwa...

Smaller parties in Taiwan make ground in city, county councils

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The newly emerging New Power Party (NPP) made substantial grounds in Saturday's elections for city and county councilors, securing 16 seats in 10 cities and counties out of the par...

Taiwan independence rally attracts thousands of protestors in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thousands of people marched through the streets of Taipei this afternoon (Oct. 20) in protest for independence. The protest was organized by political coalition Formosa...

China's state-owned Cosco takes over Port of Kaohsiung: report 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- It appears that China's state-run shipping and logistics giant China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco) could now own the Port of Kaohsiung, the largest harbor in Taiwan, ...

Taiwanese must reconsider before accepting Chinese ID cards

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is perhaps the only organization which still thinks it is going to be able to win over the Taiwanese people through a hearts and minds campaign.  There have b...

Proposed bill would revoke citizenship for Taiwanese who adopt new Chinese IDs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to an announcement by Beijing that Taiwanese living in China would be eligible for "smart residence cards" starting this month, an amendment is ...

KMT is still Taiwan’s wealthiest political party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Despite its crushing 2016 election defeat and an investigation by a new government body, the Kuomintang (KMT, 中國國民黨) has remained Taiwan’s wealthiest political party...

Taiwan rock star politician has complicated feelings about Trump: Washington Post

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese rock star and politician Freddy Lim (林昶佐) wants to build a better Taiwan but has “complicated” feelings about United States President Donald Trump, t...

Taiwan Independence referendum launched, backed by former presidents

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Former presidents Lee Teng-hui and Chen Shui-bian voiced their support on Wednesday for an initiative to hold a referendum in April 2019 on Taiwan independence. "I at...

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...