Taiwan needs new constitution, says former Premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- At the year’s first gathering of the “Taiwan Constitution Foundation” (台灣制憲基金會), former Premier William Lai gave an address in which he declared that “t...

Taiwan rejects ‘one-China principle' as support for independence rises: poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation (TPOF, 台灣民意基金會) released the results of their newest survey today, revealing that only 25 percent of the Taiwanese public support t...

Huang Kuo-chang resigns as New Power Party Chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Legislator Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) announced on his Facebook page early Monday that he is stepping down as the chairman of the New Power Party (NPP), while he didn't elaborate...

Chinese accuse McDonald's of supporting Taiwan independence

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese nationalists are accusing a McDonald's advertisement in Taiwan of supporting independence for the self-ruled island. The advertisement for a breakfast sandwich...

Xi's latest threat nothing new: German envoy

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) Chinese President Xi Jinping's (習近平) latest assertion that Beijing does not discount the use of force to reunify with Taiwan was a reiteration of China's long-held positi...

Taiwan to investigate Hong Kong newspaper over ‘fake news’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Thursday it would investigate a reporter for Hong Kong’s Ta Kung Pao (大公報) newspaper after it wrongly alleged that President Tsai I...

Chinese general warns Taiwan Independence supporters to be treated as 'war criminals'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A lieutenant general of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on Wednesday, Jan. 9 issued an outrageous warning to supporters of Taiwan independence, declarin...

Tsai's response to Xi: 'Taiwan does exist'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Three days after China's President Xi Jinping gave a speech in which he rehashed the Chinese Communist Party's stance on "one China," "one country, two s...

US lawmakers voice support for Taiwan following threats by China

Washington, Jan. 4 (CNA) Several American lawmakers have expressed support for Taiwan and called on Beijing to stop its military threats against Taipei, in the wake of Chinese President Xi Jinping'...

Taiwan President bounces back after rejection of Chinese leader’s speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) saw her online support bounce back after her quick reaction to a speech by Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平), reports said Saturday. On January 2, ...

Xi Jinping to give New Year's speech addressing Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese leader, Chairman Xi Jinping, will give his first major speech of 2019 on Jan. 2, which will focus specifically on Taiwan. On Monday, Dec. 31, China’s stat...

Hong Kong refuses working visa for Taiwan rock band

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Rock band Chthonic (閃靈) canceled plans for a concert in Hong Kong after the territory failed to come up with a working visa, reports said Saturday. The lead singer with Chtho...

Shanghai Vice Mayor confronted by Taiwan independence protesters at airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Executive Vice Mayor of Shanghai Zhou Bo (周波) had his farewell speech cut short yesterday (Dec. 20) by a flurry of activists who turned up at the airport chanting pro-Taiw...

Extolling communism, Xi Jinping declares China committed to 'transforming global governance'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Tuesday in Beijing, the Chinese Communist Party under Xi Jinping held a ceremony to mark 40 years since the conclave that saw the party begin its process of market reforms u...

Band mocks 7 Taiwan brands that lost ground after entering China market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the wake of the controversy swirling around Taiwan's "bread master" Wu Pao-chun (吳寶春) after he kowtowed to China in an attempt to save his branch in Shanghai, ...