Taiwan's breakaway from China was during Neolithic Age: tech minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to Beijing's tired trope about Taiwan being a "breakaway territory," the Minister Without Portfolio responsible for digital technology, Audrey Ta...

Taiwan's retired police decry court's award of damages to Sunflower protesters

The Retired Police Officers Association launched a protest Tuesday over a court ruling that requires the state to pay compensation to 10 people who were injured during the 2014 Sunflower Movement prot...

Taiwan court awards compensation to Sunflower protesters removed by police

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of Sunflower Movement protesters were awarded compensation totaling NT$1.1 million (US$36,000) Wednesday (October 30) for their forceful dispersal by police outsid...

Tsai’s dissertation conspiracy is baseless but could still harm her election chances

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) - - Many U.S. citizens still firmly believe that Barack Obama, the country’s first African American President, should never have held the highest office in the land. T...

Taiwan’s New Power Party picks new leader

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The New Power Party (NPP) announced Wednesday (August 21) it had chosen one of its three remaining lawmakers, political scientist Hsu Yung-ming (徐永明), as its new chairman ...

Taiwan’s New Power Party loses another lawmaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Legislator Hung Tzu-yung (洪慈庸) announced Tuesday (Aug. 13) she was leaving the New Power Party (NPP), adding to the crisis the small group has been facing over the past mo...

Ma Ying-jeou ordered to Taipei court in retrial of Sunflower Movement police brutality case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei District Court has ordered former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and former Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) to report to court on Aug. 30 for a deposition related to ...

Yi Fang, China, and why enough should be enough for the Taiwanese people

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Most people who have lived in Taiwan for any length of time have probably had at least one, and possibly many, drinks from Yi Fang. They are one of the most popular fruit...

Taiwanese society increasingly cautious of China: NHK

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – News Watch 9, a program on Japan's NHK national television, aired on Thursday (Aug. 1) an in-depth report on Taiwanese youth closely watching the ongoing anti-extradit...

Taiwanese rock star legislator quits party to run as independent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Rock star legislator Freddy Lim (林昶佐) announced Thursday (August 1) he was leaving the New Power Party (NPP) to run as an independent for the Legislative Yuan and to suppo...

Taiwan's New Power Party at crossroads ahead of presidential election

Taipei, July 31 (CNA) The New Power Party (NPP) is facing a major dilemma ahead of the 2020 presidential election: should it maintain its founding vision to be a third force between Taiwan's two m...

Former Sunflower Movement activists join DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a move intended to garner young voters’ support in the presidential election in 2020, the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) welcomed the student leader of...

Former student leader of Taiwan's Sunflower Movement to join DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lin Fei-fan (林飛帆), a former student leader of the Sunflower Movement in 2014, is joining the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). DPP Chairman Cho Jung-tai (卓榮泰) ...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan Sunflower Movement in HK

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Hong Kong students occupied Hong Kong's Legislative Council (LegCo), drawing many comparisons to Taiwan's Sunflower Student Movement, Chinese dissident artist Bad...

Taiwanese now care more about sovereignty than economy: Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- A poll released by Academia Sinica has found that Taiwanese now care much more about sovereignty than the economy, a major reversal from last year, as bullying from Beijing ta...