Senate, House pass pro-Taiwan 2020 defense bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Armed Services Committees of the U.S. House and Senate have now both passed drafts of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2020 which calls for improving Taiwa...

More DPP party members call on president to stand aside for Taiwan 2020 election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After four Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) veterans publicly opposed President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) re-election bid, six younger members of the party held a press conf...

NPP leader counters Foxconn tycoon's claim 'you cannot eat democracy' with MIT study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Foxconn founder and new prospective Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Terry Gou (郭台銘) claimed "you cannot eat democracy," a New Power Party (NPP) leader c...

Photo of the Day: Purrfect Taiwanese political party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Just as the political rhetoric starts to heat up, and the candidates jostle for position for Taiwan's 2020 presidential race, photos surfaced on social media last week of a...

DPP Chair warns against party factionalism ahead of Taiwan 2020 election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Cho Jung-tai (卓榮泰), addressed media and party supporters on Wednesday following the announcement by former Premier Willi...

Tsai Ing-wen to re-register as Taiwan presidential candidate prior to diplomatic trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Just hours after the former premier William Lai (賴清德) announced he would enter the 2020 presidential race, President Tsai Ing-wen confirmed she will register for re-electi...

Former premier William Lai makes bid for Taiwan presidency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former premier William Lai (賴清德) launches his campaign to become the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) 2020 presidential candidate today (Monday, March 18). The DPP op...

Taiwan President Tsai confirms re-election bid for 2020: CNN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an interview with CNN today (Feb. 19), Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen confirmed that she will run for re-election, despite a call by some senior voices to step aside and moun...

Japanese TV lists Taiwan's baseball team as 'Taiwan,' not 'Chinese Taipei'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- During an international friendly between the national teams of Japan and Taiwan, a Japanese TV station listed the Taiwanese baseball team as "Taiwan," not "Chine...

Team Taiwan 2020 petition for referendum hits 85% of needed signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The campaign to have a public referendum on the designation of “Chinese Taipei” is moving fast towards collecting the needed number of signatures. As of Aug...

'Chinese Taipei' team name change denied for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— Taiwan's Olympic team will continue to compete under their current name "Chinese Taipei", and not change it to “Team Taiwan,” at the 2020 Tokyo Ol...

Central Election Commission considers referendum request for 'Team Taiwan' to join 2020 Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On March 14, a referendum request was reviewed by the Central Election Commission to change the name the Taiwan Olympic team competing during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, from...

'Taiwan 2020' campaign submits call for referendum to Central Election Commission

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The campaigners for a referendum to do away with the designation of “Chinese Taipei” for the 2020 Summer Olympics on Feb. 5 officially submitted their petition...

Civil groups call for referendum to scrap 'Chinese Taipei' for 'Team Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After the changes made to the Taiwanese referendum laws late in 2017, some civil groups have chosen to put the new legal measures to use by calling for a referendum ahead ...

No matter what Taiwan does, China continues invasion plans: researcher

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Taiwanese media went into a frenzy earlier this month reporting that a new book by Ian Easton was revealing the details of China's plan to invade Taiwan in 2020, the ...