Pro-independence group's move to form political party draws mixed reaction in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The decision by pro-independence organization the Formosa Alliance (喜樂島聯盟) to form a political party on Thursday (July 18) has drawn a mixed response among people who favo...

Record 44% of Hongkongers support Taiwan independence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As protests against Beijing's hand-picked government in Hong Kong rages on, a poll released by the Hong Kong Public Opinion Program (HKPOP) on Tuesday (July 16) showed that...

Taiwan supporters clash with violent pro-China crowd in NYC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s President Tsai arrived in New York on Thursday (July 11) and was greeted by a crowd of supporters and well-wishers outside her hotel while a crowd of angry ...

Taiwan Independence activist halts hunger strike after 52 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After 52 days of a hunger strike in favor of Taiwan independence, former National Policy Adviser Huang Hua (黃華) agreed to halt his action and go to the hospital. Huang ...

US State Department greenlights US$2.2 billion sale of tanks, missiles to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. State Department has approved a plan to sell US$2.2 billion dollars worth of Abrams tanks, Stinger missiles, and other weapons and equipment, despite protests from Bei...

Hunger striker for Taiwan Independence enters 52nd day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former National Policy Adviser Huang Hua’s (黃華) hunger strike in favor of Taiwan independence entered its 52nd day Tuesday (July 9). Huang, 80, originally only co...

Disaffected DPP members call for new 'Taiwan-first' party to 'split the vote' in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Disaffected and former members of the Democratic Progressive Party of Taiwan are calling for the formation of a new “Taiwan-first” political party in the wake ...

Trump pushes forward with sale of F-16V warplanes despite China complaints

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After numerous delays, the Trump administration is again moving ahead with the sale of 66 F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan, despite renewed trade talks with Beijing over the U.S.-C...

Scrap in Strait: Taiwanese YouTuber accepts challenge from Chinese fighter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Holger Chen (陳之漢) a popular, brawny Taiwanese vlogger has accepted a fight challenge from a Chinese boxer/kickboxer, after the latter took exception to Chen's "pro-Tai...

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...

Hong Kong extradition bill an example of China's 'boiling frog' tactics, Taiwan must beware

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – From Hong Kong’s handover from the British to China in 1997 to the end of Tung Chee-hwa’s (董建華) term as chief executive in 2005, Hong Kong maintained a semblan...

Taiwan president’s victory in DPP primaries keeps provoking reactions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) victory over ex-Premier William Lai (賴清德) in the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) presidential primaries kept provoking reac...

Taiwanese and foreign visitors to Hong Kong fear extradition to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese and expats living in the country are becoming increasingly fearful about flying to Hong Kong in case they get arrested and sent to a prison or labor camp in China. ...

Time to bury AIT Washington: William Stanton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s government announced on May 25 it was changing the name of the Coordination Council for North American Affairs (CCNAA), the organization it originally establishe...

A manifesto for media reform in Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Last weekend, dozens of senior officials from right across Taiwan’s mainstream media attended an industry summit. There’s nothing strange about that, you may thi...