73% of Taiwanese do not consider Chinese government a 'friend'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new public opinion poll has found that 73 percent of Taiwanese do not consider the Chinese government a "friend" of Taiwan, while 77 percent support the pro-de...

Time to take child porn seriously in Taiwan: NPP legislator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of the public outcry over the Telegram chat room sexual abuse scandal in South Korea, a Taiwanese legislator is pushing to amend the law to impose harsher puni...

Taiwan political parties concerned over Beijing's proposed security law for Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Political parties across the spectrum in Taiwan have expressed concerns over Beijing’s proposed national security legislation for Hong Kong, which many fear would fu...

Taiwan's CECC contemplates easing mask requirement on public transportation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As temperatures in most parts of Taiwan continued to soar above 36 degrees Celsius on Sunday (May 10), the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said officials have start...

AIT encourages CPBL to add name 'Taiwan' in overseas ads

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) said Saturday (May 9) that it received advice from the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) on ways to prevent being...

Support for Taiwan's KMT drops to historic low

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The support rate of the Taiwanese opposition party Kuomintang (KMT) has reached a historic low following the 2020 presidential election, according to a new poll conducted ...

Ex-NPP leader invited to join board of Taiwan home appliance maker Tatung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Troubled home appliance maker Tatung Co. has invited former New Power Party (NPP) Chairman Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) to serve as an independent board member, reports said Tues...

Pro-Trump ad mistakes Taiwan's CAL for Chinese airline

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In yet another episode of Taiwan and its organizations being confused with China, a pro-Trump TV ad accidentally used an image of Taiwan's China Airlines (CAL) to repr...

Taiwan expands special budget for economic relief to NT$210 billion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan on Tuesday (April 21) passed the review for the expanded economic relief budget, hoping the additional NT$150 billion (US$4.99 billion) could help sof...

NPP calls for name change of Taiwan's CPBL to avoid confusion with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Power Party (NPP) is calling for the name of Taiwan's baseball league to be changed to avoid it being confused with communist China. In a recent session of ...

Overseas Taiwanese urge removal of 'Republic of China' from passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Close to 50 Taiwanese associations overseas joined together on Wednesday (April 15) to call for the removal of the "Republic of China" from the English name on t...

Changing China Airlines’ name would not affect its aviation rights: Taiwanese expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese international law expert has rebutted claims that a name change could affect the aviation rights of China Airlines (CAL), the national carrier whose name has s...

Majority of Taiwanese support replacing 'Republic of China' with 'Taiwan' on passport cover

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has said it would accept a decision by the Legislative Yuan to omit Taiwan’s country name, “Republic of China,” le...

Su calls lawmaker unfit for duty for saying 'Taiwan is not a country'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Tuesday (March 31) said that Kuomintang (KMT) legislator Chen Yu-jen (陳玉珍) is not fit to serve in the Legislative Yuan after she declared t...

Over 70% favor removing 'China' from Taiwan passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 70 percent of Taiwanese support changing the English name on Taiwan's passports to avoid confusion with communist China, according to the results of a survey run ...