‘Jiahou Line Bikeway’ in central Taiwan inaugurated on Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 35.2 km “Jiahou Line Bikeway” (甲后線自行車道) system in Taichung City was inaugurated on Monday, Central News Agency (CNA) reported. The Jiahou Line Bikeway c...

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...

Taipei mayor could announce presidential bid next month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is likely to announce a presidential bid next month, media reports said Thursday (July 11). Ko is reportedly waiting until the main op...

Taiwan tightens bail provisions

The Legislative Yuan passed the third reading of a revision to the Code of Criminal Procedure Wednesday, which allows the court to demand that accused on bail submit travel documents or be subject to ...

Secret files need to be unsealed to reveal the truth about Taiwan's history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Commentator Yang Sen-hong wrote that failing to unlock the secret files from the Martial Law era would be a serious collective crime on the part of the government, calling on t...

Hong Kong activist Denise Ho attends Golden Melody Awards in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hong Kong activist and singer Denise Ho (何韻詩) appeared on the red carpet at the Golden Melody Awards in Taipei Saturday (June 29) night as the protests against the extradi...

Taiwan Fund for Children and Families to receive profits from anti-red media rally

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An extra NT$990,000 (US$31,900) in donations for the June 23 rally against the “red media” will be handed over to the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families (家扶...

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 ...

Rally against pro-China Taiwanese media held in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A rally against pro-Beijing Taiwanese media was held on Sunday afternoon, with tens of thousands of people pouring out on Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei despite intermitten...

Taiwan’s pro-China TV station fined for failing to redress flaws

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s CTi News (中天電視) was fined NT$500,000 (US$16,000) by the broadcasting industries regulator National Communications Commission (NCC) on Wednesday (June 19), c...

Taiwan lawmaker urges government to restrict pro-China media from competing for public tenders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Legislator Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) urged the government to examine public tenders won by pro-China media at a press conference on Monday (June 17). The New Power Party (時...

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...