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The CCP suffers from “secession denial syndrome”

Members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) suffer from a mental illness that can be aptly described as "secession denial syndrome" (SDS). The affliction appears to affect only those who...

The importance — and humor — of Taiwan politicians' social media accounts

Social media plays a significant role in Taiwan politics but differently than in countries like the United States. There are three main social media outlets that Taiwanese politicians might use for...

Taiwan Railways Administration launches new express train with business class

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) launched its new EMU3000 intercity express train service on Sunday (Dec. 26) with a trip from Taitung Station to New Taipei's ...

DPP makes merger moves on Hsinchu, not Changhua

With the referendum over, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has with stunning swiftness moved on a proposed merger of Hsinchu County and Hsinchu City, possibly with Miaoli thrown in the mix, to f...

French National Assembly delegation departs Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The French National Assembly delegation, headed by Francois de Rugy, chair of the Taiwan-France Friendship Group, departed Taiwan on Sunday (Dec. 20) after meeting with a ...

French delegation drives home need to support Taiwan on world stage

[Updated 12:00 p.m. Dec. 20] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French lawmakers of various political stripes delivered a message of goodwill and support for Taiwan's right to self-determination and ...

Premier emphasizes close Taiwan-France ties to French National Assembly delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) met with the French National Assembly delegation on Thursday (Dec. 16), highlighting the close friendship between the two countries. Su rec...

Taiwan president receives French National Assembly delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) received the visiting French National Assembly delegation, led by Francois de Rugy, chair of the France-Taiwan Friendship Group, in the Presid...

French National Assembly delegation arrives in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A French National Assembly delegation arrived in Taiwan Wednesday morning (Dec. 15) and will meet with top government officials before departing Sunday (Dec. 19). The g...

Taiwan to invest big in quantum computing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will set aside an NT$8 billion (US$288 million) budget for the development of quantum computing technology and talent nurturing, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) announ...

Former KMT legislator's four tips to sense violent tendencies in male partners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan’s political circles reel from the news that female Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Kao Chia-yu (高嘉瑜) has been allegedly beaten by her boyfrie...

Taiwan mulls making COVID vaccinations available at shopping malls, PX Mart stores

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet is floating the idea of offering vaccinations at shopping malls and retailers as it ramps up its COVID-19 inoculation campaign against the fresh threat of the ...

Chief suspect in massive Taiwan heroin catch fled to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The chief suspect behind the smuggling of NT$5 billion (US$180 million) worth of heroin from Thailand into Taiwan has fled to China, reports said Wednesday (Nov. 24). T...

Taiwan’s convenience stores to adopt emergency reporting system after deadly attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet is spearheading an effort to beef up security at convenience chains following a string of assaults over COVID-19 prevention measures. Premier Su Tseng-chang...

Head of economic think tank claims inflation not problem for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tsao Tien-wang (曹添旺), the head of the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (中華經濟研究院), has claimed that while the prices of individual commodities in Taiwan have ris...