NPP chair talks with ruling DPP for Taiwan elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chairs of the New Power Party (NPP) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) were set to hold talks on Tuesday (Aug. 6) about collaborating for the presidential and legislat...

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020: Party nominees

2020 Taiwan Presidential Election On March 23, 1996, the people of Taiwan exercised their right to directly elect their president for the first time. In 1996, Taiwan was preparing to hold its fi...

Puerto Rico tries to pick new governor amid crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governing party was in full-blown crisis Thursday as the nominee to succeed departing Gov. Ricardo Rosselló headed to a disputed and uncertain confirmation v...

Taiwanese rock star legislator quits party to run as independent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Rock star legislator Freddy Lim (林昶佐) announced Thursday (August 1) he was leaving the New Power Party (NPP) to run as an independent for the Legislative Yuan and to suppo...

Taiwan's New Power Party at crossroads ahead of presidential election

Taipei, July 31 (CNA) The New Power Party (NPP) is facing a major dilemma ahead of the 2020 presidential election: should it maintain its founding vision to be a third force between Taiwan's two m...

Former Sunflower Movement activists join DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a move intended to garner young voters’ support in the presidential election in 2020, the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) welcomed the student leader of...

Photo of the Day: 'Xi the Pooh' sign in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As tens of thousands of Taiwanese took to the streets of Taipei to protest against the encroachment of pro-China media outlets in Taiwan, a sign was spotted which mocked China&...

Taiwanese praise cleanliness of anti-red media protesters vs. sloppy Han fans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese netizens were impressed with the speed and thoroughness of the cleanup after a massive rally against "red media" outlets, which is in stark contrast to the ...

UPDATE: Taiwan’s legislature passes joint statement backing HK protests

[Last update: June 17 20:20] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite the standoff in the morning, the legislature issued a three-point joint statement signed by the representatives of four political p...

Rally opposing Hong Kong's proposed extradition bill reaches 6000 in Taipei

[Last update: June 16 19:35] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While another mass protest was staged on streets of Hong Kong on Sunday afternoon to call for the withdrawal of the contentious extradition...

Taiwan activists plan rally against pro-China media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Opponents of Chinese influence in the Taiwanese media will rally outside the Presidential Office Building on Sunday June 23. Activists are worried that as China ramps u...

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 ...