New Taipei City mayor lays out big plans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) refused to discuss the Kuomintang's (KMT) stance on China Monday (Jan. 20) but instead emphasized the importance of reaching out ...

Why is Andrew Yang now silent on Taiwan?

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — A lot of Taiwanese people feel rather proud that Andrew Yang (楊安澤) is running to be president of the United States. He is like the Jeremy Lin (林書豪) of politics. Born...

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...

44% more Republicans than Democrats tweet to congratulate Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Like the governments of over 60 countries of the world, American political leaders have congratulated President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on her landslide election victory over t...

Photo of the Day: China having a fit after nations congratulate Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Communist China cried foul over 60 countries congratulating President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on her record win over the weekend, Hong Kong illustrator Cuson Lo posted a ...

Australia seeks closer Taiwan ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Australian government congratulated Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday (Jan. 12) for getting re-elected and added that it hoped to strengthen cooperation with Taiwan. The...

Mother of murdered child wins Taiwan election bid, Han fans go on attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Newly elected New Power Party (NPP) legislator-at-large and mother of a murdered child, Claire Wang (王婉諭), on Monday (Jan. 13) appeared at a police station to file charges...

Chinese netizens declare 'Vegetable English' defeats 'Korea Fish' in Taiwan election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China used its vast arsenal of human and robotic censors to block all news about Taiwan's elections domestically, Chinese netizens used the phrases "Vegetable ...

Enoch Wu loses Taipei's 'duel of hunks' to Chiang Kai-shek's great grandson

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Young, rising Democratic Progressive Party star Enoch Wu (吳怡農) lost what local media called "the duel of the two hunks" (雙帥對決) with Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Wa...

Taiwanese cosplay candidate, Sunflower Movement activist wins legislative seat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Sunflower Movement activist and avid cosplayer Lai Pin-yu (賴品妤) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won a hotly contested race for New Taipei City's 12th ...

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...

Taiwanese jet in from US to vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese expats have returned en masse to their motherland to vote in the general election that will decide the fate of the island nation. Taiwan's 2020 election h...

Young Taiwanese overseas compatriots come home to vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) final campaign rally before the general election took place on Ketagalan Boulevard (凱達格蘭大道) Friday night (Jan. 10), and 80 Tai...

Australian police investigate Taiwan KMT official amid bribery allegations involving Chinese spy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Ministry of Justice (MOJ) official on Thursday (Jan. 9) confirmed that Australian police had sought to verify the identity of a Kuomintang (KMT) official for his alleged...

American couple with Taiwanese citizenship jets back to vote in election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American couple who had lived in Taiwan for 39 years before becoming naturalized Taiwanese citizens and retiring in the U.S. has flown 12,000 kilometers back to Taiwan ...