Taiwan Action Party Alliance might name ex-President Chen as legislative candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Action Party Alliance (TAPA, 一邊一國行動黨) is considering naming former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) as a candidate on its at-large list for January’s legisl...

US sends first warship through Taiwan Strait since September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. cruiser sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday (Nov. 12), according to Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND). Defense Minister Yen De-fa (嚴德發) on ...

US think tank advisor warns of intensified Chinese aggression toward Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Bonnie Glaser, senior advisor for Asia at the U.S. think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), said during the "China Power" broadcast on W...

KMT Taiwan TV host gushes over China's '26 measures'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Taiwanese TV commentator Huang Chih-hsien (黃智賢) has praised Communist China's newly released raft of incentives to lure Taiwanese talent. On Monday...

Sarcastic 'Wan Wan come home' memes spread across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a creepy broadcast by a CCTV anchor calling on "Wan Wan [Taiwan]" to return home (湾湾, 回家吧) after China's release of "26 measures" to...

CCTV anchor calls for 'Wan Wan to come home' after '26 measures' for Taiwan released

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After announcing China's "26 measures" to entice Taiwanese talent to work in the country, an anchor from China's state-run TV station CCTV called on &quo...

Taiwan's MOFA mocks China's '26 measures' in simplified Chinese tweet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to China's announcement on Monday (Nov. 4) of 26 more "measures" to lure Taiwanese talent into working in the communist country, Taiwan's Min...

China adds 26 more 'measures' to lure Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an attempt to lure more Taiwanese talent, China has announced 26 more incentives on top of the '31 measures' it released last year. China issued the "31...

Taiwan passes special budget allowing purchase of F-16V fighters from US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’ s legislature on Tuesday (Oct. 29) approved the multi-billion-dollar special budget to be allocated for the next seven years to purchase 66 F-16V fighter jet...

Over 27% of Taiwan people support independence: MAC poll

A recent survey released by the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), which is in charge of supervising exchanges across the Taiwan Strait, showed that more than 27 percent of respondents in the poll suppor...

Taiwan beats Japan 5-4 in baseball in Asian Baseball Championship finals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan clinched gold on Sunday (Oct. 20) in the nail-biting final game of the 2019 Asian Baseball Championship, beating Japan 5-4 at Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Sta...

China announces 'initial plans' to build bridges to Taiwan's outlying islands Matsu, Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese state-run news channel reported on Sunday (Oct. 13) that Beijing has completed “initial plans” for bridges linking the country to Taiwan’s outl...

Tsai pledges to defend Taiwan, calls Beijing's 'one country, two systems' a failure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At Taiwan’s National Day ceremony on Thursday (Oct. 10), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called for Taiwanese unity in defying Beijing’s attempts to assert contro...

US senator attends Taiwan's National Day ceremony for first time in 35 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), the first sitting U.S. senator to attend Taiwan's National Day ceremony in 35 years, joined Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) at ...

Taipei Mayor says no need to infuriate China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has offered a fresh interpretation of his stand on cross-straits relations: Resist China but avoid irritating the county. Ko, the founder a...