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Cyberattacks rose 24 hours before Taiwan election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cybersecurity firm Trellix reported 4,300 cyberattacks on Jan. 12, just 24 hours before Taiwan's election, per CNA. In a report published on Feb. 13, Trellix threat...

No Chinese military planes in Taiwan's ADIZ on election day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s defense ministry said close monitoring showed no abnormalities in the Taiwan Strait during the national election on Saturday (Jan. 13). Despite fears of ...

Hou returns as New Taipei mayor after losing Taiwan presidential race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) returned to mayoral duties in New Taipei City on Sunday (Jan. 14) after failing to win the presidential election as a candidate for the Kuomintang (KMT) th...

NT$900,000 fundraised for youth transport to vote in Taiwan election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than NT$900,000 (US$28,950) was raised by a youth advocacy group that helped 1,200 young Taiwanese to return home to vote on Saturday (Jan. 13). Organized by the T...

Taiwan says funds and plans ready in event of further ECFA cuts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs said it has prepared guidance and additional funds for businesses that would be affected by changes to the Cross-Strait Economi...

Former Taiwan president urges public to 'concentrate votes' ahead of election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) placed half-page advertisements in two of Taiwan’s major newspapers on Thursday (Jan. 11) urging voters to rally around th...

Australian PM says all governments should respect Taiwan's election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Australian government will respect the outcome of Taiwan’s coming election, and all other governments should too, the country’s Prime Minister Anthony Alba...

Taiwan People's Party leader to sell illegally used land

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan People’s Party leader Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) will sell a plot of farmland in Hsinchu that caused controversy after it was found to have been illegally paved over for...

Taiwan election 2024: Major party positions on death penalty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With less than five days until Taiwan elects a new president and legislature, representatives of the major political parties continue to trade jabs over the continued use ...

Taiwan opposition party sues DPP for attack ad on copyright grounds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) responded to a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) attack ad with legal action on Friday (Jan. 5) because it said likenesses of its candidates were use...

Taiwanese voters worry about 'forced unification' with China: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A report by a German think tank has asserted that a major issue in the minds of Taiwanese voters is "forced unification" with China, but the election should not ...

Security strengthened for Taiwan presidential candidates after kiss

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The agency responsible for the security of Taiwan’s presidential candidates said it will beef up protective measures after the Democratic Progressive Party’s L...

More arrests for betting crypto on Taiwan election via blocked website

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Access to a U.S. website taking bets on Taiwan’s presidential election has been blocked in Taiwan though suspects continue to be arrested for using it. A represen...

Taylor Swift will not perform in Taiwan due to war fears, VP candidate says

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taylor Swift declined an invitation to perform in Taiwan because she feared a war in the Taiwan Strait, according to one of the country’s vice presidential candidate...

Looking back on 2023: Taiwan News staff picks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The main stories for many in Taiwan in 2023 have been the upcoming election and #MeToo movement, while for the world, attention fell on Gaza and the ongoing Israel-Hamas w...