Photo of the Day: Study in contrasts between Hong Kong and Taiwan leaders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two days after President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) won a landslide victory with over 8.17 million votes, a Hong Kong illustrator posted a cartoon showing the stark contrast in po...

Will Tsai Ing-wen’s landslide victory force Beijing to rethink its approach to Taiwan?

While Taiwan remains in a celebratory mood following a historic victory for the incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen, Beijing issued a solemn warning on Sunday, reiterating that Taiwan remains a part of C...

Former UN ambassador praises Taiwanese for standing up to Communist China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) victory in the presidential election on Saturday (Jan. 11), former American representative to the United Nations Nikki Ha...

Sour grapes: China says it's opposed to 'Taiwan independence' after Tsai's huge win

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) record-shattering win with over 8 million votes, China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) issued a terse statement in wh...

Video shows Hong Kong actor telling Taiwanese to 'go home and vote'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A short but moving video by Hong Kong actor Chapman To (杜汶澤) calling on Taiwanese to cherish their democracy and vote has quickly gone viral in Taiwan, with over 120,00 vi...

Hong Kong students get close-up look at Taiwan democracy

TAIWAN (AP) — For 20-year-old Olivia Tam, a journalism student at Hong Kong Baptist University, Taiwan in the run-up to its presidential election seems a world apart from her hometown. ...

Frequent Taiwanese media tours to China found before 2020 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At least three Taiwanese media trips have been arranged in China each month in the lead-up to Taiwan's presidential and legislative elections on Jan. 11, 2020, sparkin...

Taiwan president and former rival William Lai rally together

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) joined former Premier William Lai (賴清德) on Saturday (Nov. 2) at a rally supporting the re-election of a Democratic Progressive Party (D...

Revelers at Taiwan Pride 2019 enjoy safe space to express themselves

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hundreds of thousands of people participated in the 2019 Taiwan Pride parade Saturday (Oct. 26) in central Taipei, with estimates of between 170,000 to 250,000, the larges...

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...

Chinese general blames Hong Kong protests on 'bad parents' that are 'worse than Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As protests by hundreds of thousands in the streets of Hong Kong continue over a controversial extradition bill, a video has surfaced showing a Chinese general blaming parents ...

'You can't choose your family': DPP brother of KMT Taiwan TV host

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke that his estranged sister, Kuomintang (KMT) Taiwan TV commentator Huang Chih-hsien (黃智賢), called for "Taiwan to be returned to China," Democratic Pro...

Malaysian rapper Namewee pens ode to Taiwan democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Just three days before the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, Malaysian rapper Namewee (黃明志) on Saturday (June 1) released his latest track boldly praising Taiw...

Taiwan ambassador-at-large steps down over dissatisfaction with Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwan ambassador-at-large and former government official of the Chen Shuibian administration, Maysing Yang-Huang (楊黃美幸), has announced that she will leave her post as a...

Chinese exchange student in Taiwan criticizes Xi Jinping in live broadcast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following in the footsteps of another student vlogger who hit headlines earlier this year for his criticism of the Communist Party, a Chinese exchange student in Taiwan ha...