President Tsai meets with local Muslims, touts Taiwan’s Muslim-friendly environment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) invited Taiwanese Muslims to work with the government on fostering ties between the island and the Islamic world on Wednesday (Sept. 18). T...

Taiwan fishermen in Solomons urged to be vigilant after break of ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese fishing vessels conducting activities around the Solomon Islands are advised to exercise caution, as the two countries severed diplomatic ties on Monday (Sept. 1...

Taiwan remains committed to international community despite Beijing's pressure: Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chastising China for poaching Taiwan’s allies with what she described as “threats” and “enticements,” President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has pledge...

Taiwan presidential race a duel between two old political foes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Now that Foxconn tycoon Terry Gou (郭台銘) has dropped out of the picture, the 2020 presidential race will be a duel between the two main political parties, said an unidentif...

Parents of Taipei City Mayor too late to help him register for presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the unexpected decision by Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) not to run for president, the registration process for the January 2020 election took anoth...

Ex-president Ma abetted Chinese threat to Taiwan: Presidential Office spokesperson

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A spokesperson for Taiwan's Office of the President fired back at criticism leveled by former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) over the Solomon Islands' severance of d...

US representatives voice support for Taiwan's participation in Interpol

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 47 U.S. representatives have expressed their support for Taiwan’s participation in Interpol, an intergovernmental police organization in which Taiwan is n...

Taiwan government to allocate NT$40 billion to long-term care for 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government has plans to allocate NT$40 billion in funds for long-term care services in 2020, said President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday (Sept. 16). The president p...

[Taiwan Presidential Election] Han Kuo-yu: DPP rule of Taiwan turns in an empty scorecard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Election Tidbits about nominees and possible candidates:Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu and Terry Gou. [ Last updated: (GMT+8) 20:25 Sept. 15, 2019 ] Han Kuo-yu (Chinese Na...

The ‘new’ Taiwan beyond cross-strait relations

Beijing has been increasing pressure on Taiwan recently. From a move to ban individual travel permits for Chinese visitors to Taiwan to two large-scale military drills close to the Taiwan Strait, Chin...

[Taiwan Presidential Election] Tsai Ing-wen: "No recklessness or provocation in dealing with China"

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Election Tidbits about nominees and possible candidates:Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu and Terry Gou. [ Last updated: (GMT+8) 21:28 Sept. 14, 2019 ] Tsai Ing-wen (Democrat...

Taiwan President Tsai and ex-Premier Lai fail to meet at Mid-Autumn concert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The anticipated first encounter between President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and former Premier William Lai (賴清德) since the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) presidential p...

Taiwan president to sue talk show host who doubts her LSE Ph.D.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has told her attorneys to collect information with the intention of filing a lawsuit against talk show host Dennis Peng (彭文正) for alleging her...

[Taiwan Presidential Election] Terry Gou: Corruption and pork barrel politics in KMT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Election Tidbits about nominees and possible candidates:Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu and Terry Gou. [ Last updated: (GMT+8) 13:12 Sept. 13, 2019 ] Terry Gou (possible ca...

Solomon Islands discusses whether to make diplomatic switch to China today

[Last update at 11:50 on Sept. 13] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s longtime Pacific ally the Solomon Islands convened on Friday (Sept. 13) to discuss whether the country should switch d...