Taiwan KMT delays introduction of counter same-sex marriage bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite pleas from marriage equality opposition group Happiness of the Next Generation Alliance, Kuomintang legislators will not introduce a draft bill that would see same...

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je’s defeat is already emerging

Looking at the result of last weekend’s by-election in Taipei City, the candidate representing Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), Chen Su-yu (陳思宇), ended up losing badly, showing that Ko is headed for defea...

Taiwan elections: Wife of imprisoned ex-Hualien Magistrate elected to replace him

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In Hualien County, results of Saturday’s elections saw Hsu Chen-wei (徐榛蔚) win election to the office of County Magistrate. Hsu, who is one of seven successful fem...

Smaller parties in Taiwan make ground in city, county councils

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The newly emerging New Power Party (NPP) made substantial grounds in Saturday's elections for city and county councilors, securing 16 seats in 10 cities and counties out of the par...

Magistrate of Taiwan’s Hualien County handed 8 months in prison for insider trading

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Magistrate of Hualien County Fu Kun-chi (傅崐萁) has been sentenced to eight months in prison in a final verdict on charges of insider trading that violate the Securities...

Taiwan to send retired TSMC chairman to APEC summit: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is likely to send one of its highest-profile business leaders, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電) founder Morris Chang (張忠謀), to represent President...

Ex. Premier Lin Chuan may be tapped as Taiwan envoy to APEC Summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Although the Tsai administration has yet to officially announce the country’s envoy for the 2018 APEC Leaders’ Summit in Papa New Guinea scheduled in mid Novem...

Opinion: Where is Mayor Ko Wen-je’s backbone?

The Central American Republic of El Salvador has broken off diplomatic relations with the Republic of China (i.e. Taiwan). Taiwan’s government used to make an effort to maintain relations with E...

Taiwan will attend APEC Summit: foreign ministry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Sunday the country will attend the coming APEC leaders’ summit and the ministry is making preparations. Th...

Taiwan is expecting APEC summit invitation later this month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan is waiting for Papua New Guinea, the host of the next Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, to send an envoy by the end of the month, but the man who represented Taiw...

KMT is still Taiwan’s wealthiest political party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Despite its crushing 2016 election defeat and an investigation by a new government body, the Kuomintang (KMT, 中國國民黨) has remained Taiwan’s wealthiest political party...

Partisan dealignment occurring in Taiwan: pollster

Taipei, June 17 (CNA) More than four in 10 Taiwanese identify themselves as independent voters, a sign of erosion in party loyalties and "partisan dealignment," according to a recent survey ...

Taiwan minister postpones APEC trip to Vietnam due to visa troubles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) special envoy to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, People First Party Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜), left for Vietnam ...

Taiwan wants to renew investment agreement with the Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will open talks with the Philippines at this month’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting about the renewal of their bilateral investment agreemen...

Taiwan again sends PFP Chairman James Soong to APEC summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – People First Party Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜) will represent Taiwan at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang next month, Pr...