Lai says Taiwan already independent, China warns of 'disaster'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice-presidential candidate William Lai stated that Taiwan is "already an independent sovereign country' on Monday (Nov. ...

Northwestern University stands up to Chinese students whining over photo of Taiwan independence flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite a massive outcry by its brigade of Chinese students, Northwestern University has refused to take down a photo showing students waving the Taiwanese flag and a pro-...

Former president vows to climb Taiwan's highest mountain after TAPA legislative wins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) said Wednesday (Nov. 20) that he will climb to the top of Yushan if the Taiwan Action Party Alliance (TAPA, 一邊一國行動黨) can wi...

2020 Taiwan Elections: DPP faces challenge in stronghold Tainan

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) faces a challenge in maintaining its stranglehold on the legislative seats in Tainan in upcoming elections, with the opposition aiming to win two of the s...

Hong Kong protest items on display at historical block in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As unrest continues to rage across Hong Kong, the Defend Democracy Safeguard Taiwan Alliance has organized the "Freedom is Not Free Exhibition" at the Bopiliao H...

Senior DPP officials advocate President Tsai's reelection at Taiwan New Century Foundation event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Presidential Office Secretary-General Chen Chu (陳菊) and former Premier Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃) on Friday (Nov. 1) attended a fund-raising dinner organized by the Taiwan New Cent...

Han compares Taiwan-China ties to 'bastard and daddy relationship'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a stunningly poor choice of words, Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) described relations between Taiwan and China as a "bastard and daddy re...

Maserati bows to China, cancels support for Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Italian luxury sports car company Maserati, which is owned by the Fiat Chrysler group, earlier this week announced it would be withdrawing its sponsorship for the 56th...

Media in India calls Taiwan a country, Chinese Embassy throws tantrum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chinese Embassy in India lashed out in a statement criticizing Indian media outlets for recognizing Taiwan as a sovereign nation and an autonomous state. On Oct. 24...

Over 27% of Taiwan people support independence: MAC poll

A recent survey released by the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), which is in charge of supervising exchanges across the Taiwan Strait, showed that more than 27 percent of respondents in the poll suppor...

Taiwanese identity declines: Pollster says president to blame

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A pollster said on Thursday (Oct. 24) that Taiwanese identity has declined during the three years of the Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) administration, according to a report on newtal...

China issues stinging rebuke of US at Beijing defense forum

BEIJING (AP) — China's defense minister lashed out at U.S. foreign policy Monday, saying China wasn't fazed by sanctions, pressure or a "big stick" approach, while reiterating threats to force the sel...

Tourism from China falls 68% year-on-year in September

Around 44,000 Chinese tourists visited Taiwan in September, constituting a year-on-year decline of 68 percent, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) announced on Thursday. The decline follows Beijing ...

Hong Kong website posts private information of Taiwan activists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Wednesday (October 16) condemned the leaking of private information about eight Taiwanese activists by a Russian-based Hong Kong webs...

China decries 'blacks hands' of Taiwan separatists behind White House petition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) on Wednesday (Oct. 16) said that a petition calling for the White House to recognize Taiwan as an independent county is a "far...