Gay couple facing marriage obstacles despite passage of historic bill

The historic passage of a same-sex marriage bill in Taiwan last Friday was a moment of euphoria for the tens of thousands of marriage equality supporters gathered outside the Legislature, but for Guzi...

Indian state lawmaker killed in suspected rebel ambush

ITANAGAR, India (AP) — Police say an Indian lawmaker in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh has been killed in an ambush by suspected rebels. Police officers in the state cap...

Taiwan set to legalize gay marriage despite legislative hurdles

TAIPEI (DW) -- Over 1,500 pro-marriage equality supporters gathered outside Taiwan's legislature earlier this week as lawmakers tried to smooth out differences among three competing draft bills on...

Kaohsiung city councilor 'benches' Mayor Han for 50 minutes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- New Power Party Kaohsiung City Councilor Huang Jie (黃捷) on Wednesday (May 15) chose to bypass Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) during a question and answer session at the city ...

Terry Gou’s KMT candidacy could help DPP in Taiwan presidential election

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- The KMT presidential candidate race is back in the spotlight this week after it was announced that the President of Hon Hai/Foxconn, one of Taiwan’s biggest and most s...

Taipei City opens bookings for same-sex marriage registration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Government announced on Tuesday (April 23) that it would allow gay couples to “book” their marriage registration starting today, one month befo...

NPP leader counters Foxconn tycoon's claim 'you cannot eat democracy' with MIT study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Foxconn founder and new prospective Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Terry Gou (郭台銘) claimed "you cannot eat democracy," a New Power Party (NPP) leader c...

Premier favors tighter screening of visits by Chinese officials

Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Tuesday that he is in favor of imposing tighter screening for officials from China who apply to visit Taiwan. In addition, Chinese officials going beyond the state...

Taiwan human rights lawyer Chiu Hsien-chih takes office as NPP Chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Newly elected New Power Party (NPP) Chairman Chiu Hsien-chih (邱顯智), top officials, and two spokespersons took office on Friday, March 1, while outgoing Chairman and Legislator H...

Wutip becomes first-ever Category 5 super typhoon in February

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Wutip becomes the first Category 5 super typhoon ever seen in the northern hemisphere in the month of February, it is too early to say if it will have any impact on Taiwan, ...

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...

India citizenship bill ignites mass protest over migration fears

On Tuesday, India's lower house of parliament apporoved a bill that would grant citizenship rights to foreign Hindus and certain religious minorities, including Christians and Sikhs, who illegally...

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 ...