Taiwan's defense ministry emphasizes combat readiness amid criticism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) released a video Tuesday night (July 7) in which it said that training is the daily routine of the country's armed forces, whose...

Choice of premier to be applauded

President-elect Tsai Ing-wen made one of the most important announcements of the transition period leading up to the May 20 inauguration this week. She publicly confirmed the choice of former Finance ...

Profile of premier-designate Lin Chuan

Lin Chuan (林全), the man who was named Tuesday by President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to be premier in her incoming administration on May 20, started his career as a scholar, but has since served in var...

Lin Chuan appointed premier of the new government

President-elect Tsai Ing-wen appointed former Minister of Finance Lin Chuan as the premier for her administration, as announced at a press conference Tuesday morning. Tsai at the press conference...

Taiwan will not be 'troublemaker': DPP think tank member

Washington DC, Feb. 22 (CNA) Taiwan will not be a "troublemaker" in the Asia-Pacific region under the country's newly elected Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration, a DPP think tank member...

The first power transition meeting will be held on February 19

The power transition between the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) draws public attention after the 2015 election. The first meeting on the power transfer will be held on Feb...

DPP's Hsiao Bi-khim wins legislative seat in Hualien (update)

The opposition Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP's) Hsiao Bi-khim on Saturday beat her opponents to claim the only legislative seat in the eastern county of Hualien. It is the first time ...

DPP to push Taiwan to join TPP if it wins the election

Taipei, Nov. 20 (CNA) Lin Chuan, director of New Frontier Foundation under the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), said on Friday that if the party wins the upcoming presidential election...