Taipei Mayor discusses potential presidential bid in TV interview

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Thursday (July 9) shared his thoughts on a possible 2024 presidential bid and other current political issues in an exclusive televised inte...

Veteran DPP statesman highlights importance of 2-party system in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid concerns that the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) would dominate Taiwanese politics after the once-mighty Kuomintang (KMT) Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was voted ...

Outgoing mayor of S. Taiwan city will not file lawsuit against recall election results

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ousted Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), who is leaving his post due to the results of Saturday's (June 6) recall vote, said on Tuesday (June 9) that he respects the p...

Civil groups to hold rally in Taipei in solidarity with HK protesters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Civil groups in Taiwan are planning for a rally this weekend to show solidarity with Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters, whose demand for greater autonomy is fac...

KMT politician defends S. Taiwan mayor ahead of recall vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the recall vote of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) set to take place on Saturday (June 6), former Kuomintang Chairman Chu Li-lun (朱立倫) defended him. Chu said via ...

Taiwan beacon of light during time of darkness

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a world where the effects of COVID-19 are eroding freedom in an increasing number of democracies and creating more repressive autocracies, Taiwan is a beacon of light, ...

Taiwan president pushes online diplomacy through tweets

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) saw the number of her Twitter account followers surge past 1 million earlier this week as the social media platform has become a tool to strengthen Taiwan's participat...

Kuwait journalist praises Taiwan's democracy and diversity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a recent Arabic news article titled "Taiwan: Core of Asia's Cultural Development," Kuwait referred to Taiwan as a sovereign independent country and praise...

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...