More cabinet reshuffling expected after President Tsai’s swearing-in

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Any additional cabinet reshuffle plans for the Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) administration as she embarks on a second term will hinge on whether her two top aides stay or not, repor...

Taiwan Presidential Office denies administration reshuffle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-The Presidential Office has dismissed a report on planned personnel changes in the administration, condemning it as a complete fabrication. China Times reported on Saturday (Ja...

Taiwan President conveys air force squad's condolences to late general

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) conveyed condolences on behalf of an air force squadron based in eastern Taiwan at a memorial service held in Taipei for the late chief of the general staff, Shen Yi-ming ...

Taiwan's legislature to vote on anti-infiltration bill

A government-initiated anti-infiltration bill is likely to be rammed through the Legislative Yuan Tuesday as the draft is set to be put to a vote in the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-contr...

Taiwanese tycoon apologizes for sexist remark

Taiwanese billionaire Terry Gou (郭台銘) apologized on Saturday for describing a female legislative candidate as being too preoccupied with marriage and having children, remarks that led some to criticiz...

Taiwan president presents Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award to Australian NGO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Speaking at a human rights award ceremony on Tuesday morning (Dec. 10), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) urged countries sharing similar values with Taiwan to continue defendi...

Wife of Taiwan legislative speaker drops out of potentially divisive election race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The wife of Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) announced Tuesday (November 12) she was abandoning plans to run for a legislative seat as an independent against an off...

Bill gives Taiwan's firefighters legal right to scrub dangerous missions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan today passed amendments to the Fire Services Act (消防法), including a provision that states that if there is no danger to human life at the scene of a d...

Wife of Taiwan legislative speaker announces exit from DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hong Heng-chu (洪恆珠), the wife of Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全), announced that she is leaving the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Sunday (Oct. 27) during a spee...

Guatemalan President-elect arrives in Taiwan for five-day visit

Guatemalan President-elect Alejandro Eduardo Giammattei arrived in Taiwan Sunday for a five-day visit, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). Giammattei, who takes office in January, ...

Legislative diplomacy: Taiwan's alternative way to strengthen foreign relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of Taiwan’s efforts to expand ties with other countries, its legislature has welcomed hundreds of foreign lawmakers over the last three years. Since 2016,...

Taiwan legislative speaker sues more than 300 people

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) has decided to sue more than 300 people for spreading allegations about funds for National Day celebrations having ended up in ...

Taiwan Legislature seeks to join more international organizations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Legislative Yuan is actively seeking to join more international parliamentary organizations and is hoping Taiwan’s global friends can support it, Legislative Spe...

Taiwan president advocates for sustainable Indo-Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- President Tsai Ing-wen attended the opening ceremony of the 49th General Assembly of the Asian-Pacific Parliamentarians' Union (APPU) this morning (Aug. 6), calling for mem...

UPDATE: Taiwan’s legislature passes joint statement backing HK protests

[Last update: June 17 20:20] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite the standoff in the morning, the legislature issued a three-point joint statement signed by the representatives of four political p...