Taiwan's legislative speaker urges former president to cease HK comments

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to former Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou's (馬英九) disputed comments on Hong Kong's new national security law, Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) sug...

Ex-Taiwanese president equates Taiwan's national security laws to HK security law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Presidential Office spokesman Ting Yun-kung (丁允恭) on Sunday (July 5) criticized former Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) comparison of China's recently pa...

John Bolton plans Taiwan trip after pandemic subsides

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an interview with CNA, former White House National Security Adviser John Bolton on Wednesday (July 1) stated that he hoped to visit Taiwan once the pandemic subsides. ...

Taiwan, Somaliland to mutually establish representative offices to boost ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and the self-governing African territory of Somaliland are in the process of mutually establishing representative offices, thus furthering bilateral ties that have ...

Controversial former labor minister appointed to head Taiwan's Control Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Presidential Office issued a statement condemning the Kuomintang's (KMT) occupation of the Legislative Yuan as "taking Taiwan's democracy hostage...

Taiwan Presidential Office reopens to public

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Presidential Office on Saturday (June 27) reopened its exhibition space to the public, allowing visitors to interact with a virtual President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文)...

Chen Chu leaving DPP after being tapped as president of Taiwan's Control Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Secretary-General to the President Chen Chu (陳菊) said that she will leave the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in order to take charge of the Control Yuan, an ind...

KMT official turns down Taiwan watchdog nomination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taitung County Magistrate Justin Huang (黃健庭) on Saturday (June 20) turned down his nomination as vice president of the country’s top government watchdog follo...

Choice of KMT official for Taiwan government watchdog meets opposition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The reported selection of the Kuomintang’s (KMT) former Taitung County Magistrate Justin Huang (黃健庭) as vice president for the top government watchdog has been met w...

New Taiwanese representative pledges deeper ties with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) has pledged to increase Taipei's cooperation with Washington as the first female Taiwanese Representative to the U.S., while standing firm in the f...

Taiwan presidential office to launch three-day Dragon Boat Festival celebration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese Presidential Office will launch a three-day event June 25-27 to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival, featuring watermelon-balancing, traditional theatrical an...

Hsiao Bi-khim selected as Taiwan's first female representative to US

[Last update: June 17 15:15] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai ing-wen (蔡英文) has appointed Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) as the new Taiwanese representative to the U.S., replacing Stanley Kao (高碩泰)...

Taiwan to loosen regulations and attract more foreign professionals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday (June 12) said Taiwan will lower the bar on residency requirements to attract more foreign professionals as the island nation strive...

Taiwan's new envoys to EU, UK announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Presidential Office on Thursday (June 11) announced the appointment of new envoys to the EU and UK as part of a minor Cabinet reshuffle. Tsai Ming-yen (蔡明彥...

Veteran DPP statesman highlights importance of 2-party system in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid concerns that the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) would dominate Taiwanese politics after the once-mighty Kuomintang (KMT) Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was voted ...