President Tsai unveils growth roadmap for southern Taiwan

In a government statement that doubled as a campaign policy presentation President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) announced a development roadmap for southern Taiwan on Saturday, less than a month before Taiwan&#...

More than 1,000 academics endorse President Tsai's re-election bid

More than 1,000 current and former members of academia have signed a petition launched by a research fellow at Academia Sinica, Taiwan's top research institution, to support the re-election bid of...

NDC works to make Taiwan a bilingual nation

Taipei, Aug. 19 (CNA) A series of activities that encourage members of the public to speak English are being held across Taiwan, as part of the National Development Council's (NDC's) efforts ...

Taiwan's DPP presidential poll result to be known Thursday

The result of the opinion poll that will determine the winner of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) presidential primary is expected to be announced Thursday, a party official has sai...

Taiwan President, and Foxconn chair trade barbs on democracy, economy

TAIPEI (CNA) -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) exchanged verbal shots on democracy and the economy with business tycoon Terry Gou (郭台銘), who is seeking the opposition Kuomintang's (KMT) nomination i...

Washington urged not to refer to 'one China' policy

A former U.S. official urged Washington Sunday not to refer to its "one China" policy in a diplomatic setting when it comes to cross-Taiwan Strait relations, as it is confusing and misleadin...

New Taiwan premier to keep old economics team: senior political source

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's new premier, Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌), will be keeping on the economics and finance team from the previous Cabinet, but will make changes in other ministries and departments, ...

Taiwan Cabinet scraps 2025 nuclear-free target

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Cabinet today announced that in accordance with the results of Proposition No. 16 passed in the nine-in-one elections on Nov. 24, it has agreed to abolish the goal it had p...

3 Taiwanese ministers resign in wake of DPP's landslide election loss

Taipei, Dec. 1 (CNA) The resignations of Taiwan's environmental, transportation, and agricultural ministers have been approved a week after the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was badly ...

Restored waterway breathes fresh air into downtown Taichung, Taiwan

TAICHUNG (Taiwan Today) -- A two-year restoration project on a forgotten canal has transformed downtown Taichung City, delighting visitors from home and abroad. Xinsheng Green Waterway in the cent...

Transitional Justice Commission vice chairman resigns

Taipei, Sept. 12 (CNA) Chang Tien-chin (張天欽), vice chairman of the Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) under the Executive Yuan, has resigned over remarks that he made in an internal meeting last mo...

Taiwan to make English an official second language next year: Premier Lai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will adopt a top-down approach to promoting bilingualism centered on Chinese and English as soon as next year in a bid to boost international competitiveness, said ...

Flooded households to receive NT$20,000 payment: premier

Taipei, Aug. 25 (CNA) Each household affected by flooding will receive a relief payment of NT$20,000 (US$652) from the government, Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德) said Saturday in the wake of a tropical de...

Taiwan's Premier calls for public awareness of China's 'real intention'

Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德) said Wednesday the public needs to be aware that the "real intention" behind China's efforts to pressure Taiwan is annexation. In an exclusive interview wit...

China's pressuring will only make Taiwan stronger: Premier Lai

Taipei, July 27 (CNA) China's pressuring of Taiwan is not conducive to cross-Taiwan Strait relations and will only make Taiwan stronger and more united, Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德) said Friday. ...