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...

Former US official urges Washington not to interfere with Taiwan’s elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A former senior U.S. official has called on Washington to exercise caution in dealing with Taiwan affairs and refrain from making comments that could influence the country...

William Lai pledges 'will not declare Taiwan independence' if elected

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former premier William Lai spoke about his presidential campaign platform and touched on several sensitive issues for voters on Tuesday (May 14) night at National Central ...

KMT delegation from Taiwan to visit Beijing before party primary election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to media reports, a group of Kuomintang (KMT) party members will make a visit to Beijing next week from May 12 to May 15 to “conduct consultations on issue...

William Lai pays tribute on anniversary of Japanese engineer’s passing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former premier William Lai (賴清德) paid tribute to Japanese civil engineer Yoichi Hatta (八田與一), at Wushantou Reservoir in Tainan City on Wednesday morning (May 8), on the an...

Taiwanese fed up with Chinese flags in Taipei blame Mayor Ko

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After video footage surfaced on Sunday (April 28) showing still more pro-China supporters carrying Communist Chinese flags in Taipei, many Taiwanese netizens have become fed up...

New pro-Taiwan independence party forms, enters 2020 race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A new pro-independence party officially formed on Sunday (April 28) and has announced its intention to enter the 2020 legislative elections. At a press conference on Sunday,...

Pro-Taiwan professionals and politicians defend suspended FTV talk show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hundreds of pro-Taiwan professionals and politicians expressed support for a suspended political talk show on Wednesday (April 24), after the program's host claimed th...

Chinese netizens thrilled by simplified Chinese characters on Taiwanese actress’s Instagram

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese cellist and actress Ou-yang Nana (歐陽娜娜) used simplified Chinese characters in one of her Instagram posts, to the delight of Chinese internet users, Liberty Times...

American-Taiwanese actress apologizes for liking Instagram post calling Chinese tourists 'a-la̍k-á'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- American-Taiwanese actress Tiffany Ann Hsu (許瑋甯) found herself having to apologize to Chinese netizens on Thursday (April 11) after they caught her liking an Instagram post tha...