Taiwanese photographer exhibits Taiwan’s transition to democracy in New York

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Taiwanese photographer Sung Lung-Chang (宋隊長) launched his international photo exhibition in New York yesterday, showcasing Taiwan's transition to democracy, reported CN...

Taiwan ranks 2nd in world in economic transformation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan has been ranked as 2nd in terms of economic transformation in the world, 3rd in political transformation and 3rd overall out of 129 countries by Bertelsmann Stiftung'...

Taiwan's president calls for healthy development of China ties

Taipei (CNA) - President Tsai Ing-wen said Tuesday that the key to healthy development of cross-Taiwan Strait ties lies in mutually beneficial policies that are negotiated on an equal footing. Tsai...

The Economist: Taiwan ranks No. 33 on Global Democracy Index

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The London based publication “The Economist” published its annual Democracy Index report for the year 2017 on Wednesday Jan. 31. The yearly report is compiled ...

Transitional Justice in Taiwan: Why the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial must stay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Dec. 5, 2017 the Taiwanese Legislative Yuan led by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers passed the Act on Promoting Transitional Justice (促進轉型正義條例). The measur...

Taiwan's voting age for referendums lowered to 18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of newly passed amendments to the Referendum Act (公民投票法), Taiwan's voting age for referendums has officially been lowered to 18 years of age. The new law includ...

President lauds transitional justice law as milestone for Taiwan democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday praised the passage of the Transitional Justice Act by the Legislative Yuan the previous evening as a milestone in the developmen...

Taiwan democracy activist said to be detained in China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — People close to a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist say he went missing nine days ago during a visit to the Chinese territory of Macau and appears to be in Chinese custody. ...

President withdraws judicial leadership nominations

Amid uproar, two nominees for the Judicial Yuan’s top posts have declined nominations made by President Tsai Ing-wen as an act of defending their names which have come under significant scrutiny after...

Tsai to face 3 pressing issues after taking office: academic

Academia Sinica researcher Hsu Szu-chien believes President-elect Tsai Ing-wen may have to face three pressing issues once she is officially instated in office after the May 20 inauguration, reports s...

Taiwanese voters grow more aloof: media

A media report entitled “Taiwan democracy hit by election chill” describes more aloof voter attitude and chiller elections in Taiwan as the country heads to the polls on Jan 16 to elect its president ...

Legislative reform top priority for Taiwan's next president: scholar

Washington, Dec. 8 (CNA) The top domestic issue for Taiwan's next president to address is reform in the Legislature, among other challenges, said a U.S. scholar during a Tuesday seminar on the impact ...

Taipei mayor vows to follow spirit of Chiang Wei-shui

Taipei, Oct. 17 (CNA) Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (???) pledged Saturday to continue to work to improve Taiwan's political culture based on the spirit of Taiwanese democracy pioneer Chiang Wei-shui (???...

Tsai visits I-Mei factory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday visited the I-Mei Foods Co., Ltd. factory and laboratory in Taoyuan City, where she also discussed food safety ...