Breaking News: William Lai officially registers bid for Taiwan presidency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former premier William Lai has officially registered to run for president in 2020. Lai marked his intention to register this morning (Monday, March 18) when an associat...

MOI seeks to revoke Taiwanese-born cadre's citizenship after controversial speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After video surfaced Monday (March 11) of a Taiwanese-born Communist cadre giving a controversial speech calling for adherence to the "one China" principle and expres...

Taiwanese-born cadre gives cringe-worthy speech about 'one China' principle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- During a plenary meeting of the 2nd session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee, a Taiwanese-born Communist cadre gave a shrill speech calling for adherence to the "one C...

Lost In Translation: How Language Is Used to Obfuscate Taiwan’s Reality

Consume any mainstream English-language media about Taiwan, and you’ll come across an abundant lexicon of terms that sound as though they help define the Taiwan-China situation: “renegade ...

Taiwan’s former Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng announces presidential bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Former Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) announced his presidential bid on March 7, calling for an end to confrontations between political parties in pursuit of new growt...

MAC: China should resolve its domestic issues before threatening Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) told Beijing to prioritize China’s own domestic issues in response to an earlier comment from a Taiwan Affairs Office r...

Chinese general lists 10 'privileges' Taiwan will 'enjoy' under 'one country, two systems'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a recent interview with the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) propaganda radio program Voice of the Strait (海峡之声), a Chinese general listed 10 supposed "privil...

China's former TAO chief: Kuomintang misinterprets '1992 Consensus'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - China's former Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) Deputy Director Wang Zaixu (王在希) said at a forum recently that the Kuomintang's long-established understanding of the 1992 Con...

Taiwan President Tsai confirms re-election bid for 2020: CNN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an interview with CNN today (Feb. 19), Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen confirmed that she will run for re-election, despite a call by some senior voices to step aside and moun...

French lawmaker declares 'Taiwan definitely not part of China' in letter to Foreign Minster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A French Parliamentarian has spoken up in defense of Taiwan, and grilled the country’s Foreign Minister on why France maintains its “One China” policy to...

EU Commissioner calls for closer cooperation with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News ) — Closer cooperation with Taiwan was called for during a plenary session of the European Parliament on Wednesday afternoon (Brussels time). CNA reports in a rare move Ta...

US naval chief: the Taiwan Strait is 'international waters'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two US warships sailed through Taiwan Strait last week, marking the fourth passage of US naval ships in seven months. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson said on ...

Taiwan mainland affairs minister sets forth three proposals to ensure cross-strait stability

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) set out three proposals for maintaining peaceful and stable cross-strait relations in a New Year press ...

Former US security consultant: Taiwan president should speak before Congress

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Joseph Bosco, a former national security consultant to the U.S., wrote an appeal in The Hill on Monday for the Trump administration to invite President Tsai Ing-wen to add...

Scholar urges Taiwan to remain composed in facing China’s two-prong strategy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A scholar urged Taiwan to remain unfazed by Chinese President Xi Jinping’s proposal of "one country, two systems" as Xi’s remark was prompted by the ...