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Taiwan holds drills amid Pelosi visit concern, China tension

Taiwan’s capital staged air raid drills Monday and its military mobilized for routine defense exercises, coinciding with concerns over a forceful Chinese response to a possible visit to the isla...

Taiwan holds drills amid Pelosi visit concern, China tension

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan’s capital staged air raid drills Monday and its military mobilized for routine defense exercises, coinciding with concerns over a forceful Chinese response to a possible visit to...

The key force in Taiwan's politics that English press doesn't cover

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — In the local press and on TV talk shows, there is seemingly endless discussion recently about the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) factions (派系). During the ongoing DP...

‘The game has not started yet,’ says potential Taipei mayoral candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Deputy Mayor Huang Shan-shan (黃珊珊), widely expected to run in the year-end mayoral race, on Tuesday (July 19) shrugged off suggestions that she does not stand a cha...

Hyperventilating media, public image, and Taiwan mayoral campaigns

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Having only just joined the campaign team of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate for Taipei mayor Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), lawmaker Kao Chia-yu (高嘉瑜) went on the ...

Taipei Mayor Ko toughens up on China at twin-city forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Tuesday (July 19) uncharacteristically urged China against coercing Taiwan in the shortest-ever Taipei-Shanghai Forum held via video link. ...

Taipei mayoral candidate Chen panned over wife talk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei mayor’s wife, Peggy Chen (陳珮琪), on Monday (July 18) lashed out at Democratic Progressive Party mayoral candidate Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) for an alleged smea...

Chinese intrusions in Taiwan's ADIZ, Ko Wen-je and death of the Davis Line

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — The Davis Line has surprisingly been in the news recently. Also referred to as the “median line,” “middle line” and “center line,” it...

Taipei mayoral hopeful says he dropped bid to secure US residency in 1971

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former health minister and Taipei mayoral candidate Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party said on Sunday (July 17) he had given up the opportuni...

Taipei Mayor Ko touts ‘Tiffany green’ as third option beyond blue and green

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and chairman of the Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) on Saturday (July 16) called on voters to consider a third choice, “Tiffany green,...

Hsueh Jui-yuan named Taiwan's new health minister, Victor Wang heads CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the former health minister's entry into the Taipei mayoral race, the Cabinet on Friday (July 15) announced the new health minister and deputy health minister...

President Tsai stumps for mayoral candidates for Taipei, New Taipei

Update: 2022-07-13 18:00 Chen will resign from his current position as the health minister on Thursday (July 14) after a Cabinet meeting, according to his aides. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pre...

Politicians mourn for Taiwan-friendly ex-Japan PM Abe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Political figures across the political spectrum in Taiwan on Monday (July 11) paid tribute to former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a memorial service held in Taipe...

Taiwan health minister's new Facebook page gains 80,000 followers overnight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Facebook page set up by Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) after announcing his candidacy for Taipei City mayor has gained over 80,000 followers since ...

Taiwan's health minister Chen Shih-chung to enter Taipei mayoral race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who also doubles as the head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), will represent the Democratic Progressive...