Photo of the Day: 'Taiwan independence cave' spotted in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Given the simmering cross-strait tensions of the past few years, Taiwanese netizens got a kick out of a cave entrance in China whose shape bears a startling similarity to ...

Taiwan mourns passing of independence activist and scholar Su Beng

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday (Sept. 20), lifelong Taiwanese independence activist Su Beng, whose given name was Shih Chao-hui (施朝暉), passed away at 100 years old, just over one month away fr...

Hong Kong director resigns from jury for Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards after China boycott

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong film director Johnnie To (杜琪峯) has resigned as the jury president of the 56th Golden Horse Awards after a boycott by Beijing led to the withdrawal of Chinese and...

Taiwan presidential race shifts to sovereignty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After Foxconn founder Terry Gou dropped out of Taiwan’s 2020 presidential race, the Wall Street Journal reported the focus of the race will shift from trade and inve...

Taiwanese man reported missing in China for more than 400 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the detention of a Taiwanese activist by China, the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) confirmed Friday (September 13) that another man, named as Tsai Chin-shu (蔡...

Three contenders pick up registration forms for 2020 Taiwan presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three contenders, including a leading member of the Formosa Alliance, turned up at the Central Election Commission (CEC) Friday (September 13) morning to pick up the forms...

Formosa Alliance member Ou Chong-jing wants to run for president of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The emergence of a fourth candidate in the January 2020 presidential election became more likely Tuesday (September 10) as leading Formosa Alliance member Ou Chong-jing (歐...

Former talk show host considers run for Taiwan's legislature, relocates to Tainan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Dennis Peng (彭文正), the former host of a news program on Formosa TV that was canceled earlier this year, is reportedly considering running for a legislative seat to represe...

Taiwan presidential office mourns death of independence activist

The Presidential Office on Monday expressed condolences over the death of Taiwan independence activist and former senior advisor to the president, Roger Hsieh (謝聰敏), who passed away at a New Taipei ho...

Ex-president says defining Taiwan independence vital

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) on Sunday (Sept. 8) offered his interpretation of the various types of “Taiwan independence,” which he believes is the ma...

[Taiwan Presidential Election] Terry Gou: I have a strong desire to run for president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Last updated: (GMT+8) 21:45 Sept. 8, 2019 Terry Gou (possible candidate) [ Chinese version ] I have a strong desire to run for president During a meeting...

Foxconn founder tells Japanese media he has strong willingness to run for Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In interviews with Japanese media published Saturday (September 7), Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) expressed his strong intention to run for president in the J...

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020 (127 days left):Tidbits from Aug. 26 to Sept. 4, 2019

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020 (127 days left):Tidbits from Aug. 26 to Sept. 4, 2019 Last updated: (GMT+8) 19:50 Sept. 5, 2019 Election Tidbits about Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu, Ko Wen-je, and ...

Former president advocates new e-ID marked 'Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) said on Monday (Sept. 1) that Taiwanese should be offered the choice of obtaining a new identity card marked with either “Taiwa...

KMT presidential candidate tells Taiwan independence supporters to vote for Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential nominee Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) said on Monday (Sept. 2) that he does not need support from pro-independence voters, urging them to vote for his opp...