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Pro-Taiwan independence party downsizes after election battering

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After failing to reach the number of votes required to receive government subsidies during the Jan. 13 election, the pro-independence Taiwan Statebuilding Party (TSP) clos...

Taiwan's voters rebuke all political parties

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — The vote is in and voters showed their discontent with all political parties big and small, giving none of them what they desired, but discontent did not translate into ...

Taiwan political party led by moms has strong showing in national election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A minor party standing for election for the first time in Taiwan placed fifth in party votes during the Jan. 13 election, outperforming other more established minor politi...

Sunflower leader Huang Kuo-chang shamed during protest over Taiwan VP's family house

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌), a candidate selected by the Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) as a legislator at large, led a protest outside the Control Yuan on Thursday (Dec. 28)...

Taiwan Statebuilding Party warns of potential security breach on fishing vessels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Statebuilding Party (TSP) politicians on Tuesday (Nov. 14) urged the government to keep a closer eye on Taiwanese fishing vessels after one was found to be equipped...

Taiwan hosts East Asia’s largest LGBTQ+ pride parade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 21st Taiwan Pride parade supporting the LGBTQ+ community set attendance records on Saturday (Oct. 28), drawing a crowd of 176,000 people, according to event organizers...

Ko Wen-je compares Taiwan-China relations to prostate cancer treatment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) presidential contender Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has drawn fire from the Taiwan Urological Association (TUA) after he used prostate cancer treatmen...

South Taiwan city accidentally prints poster featuring Chinese police logo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tainan City Government said it has taken down posters featuring the logo of China’s Ministry of Public Security after the imagery was spotted by the public. T...

Poll shows Ko-Hou combo could KO Lai for Taiwan presidency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new poll has found that although Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) is currently in a position to easily defeat his three opponents in the Taiwan presidential election, r...

Council assistants in south Taiwan form union to improve pay frozen for 23 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Forty-seven assistants working for Kaohsiung City's council members and township representatives have vowed to fight for a pay raise that they say has been frozen for ...

New polls show big shakeup for Taiwan politics as minor parties surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A recent poll asking respondents in Taiwan to indicate their preferred political party showed that more than half of voters would not support either the Democratic Progres...

Taiwanese march, protest in Geneva ahead of WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Supporters of Taiwan’s inclusion in the World Health Assembly (WHA) organized a march and a protest against China in Geneva on Saturday (May 20), a day before the ev...

Taiwanese buys anti-CCP book, gets scam call from Chinese propagandist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman who purchased the book, “If China Attacks,” from Eslite Bookstore in February reported receiving a scam call on Saturday (May 13) promoting Chinese pro...

Vice President Lai leads the field in Taiwan presidential opinion poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With presidential elections only a year away, Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) is leading the field in a dramatic change, 2.6% ahead of New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯...

China’s ‘propaganda noodle soup’ ordered off the market in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese noodle soup product has been ordered off the shelves by Taiwanese authorities over alleged Chinese propaganda on the packaging and import violations. Liuzhou ...