KMT seeking to lower voting age before Taiwan's 2022 elections

Taiwan's main opposition party, the Kuomintang (KMT), expressed hope Sunday that a recent proposal raised by the party to lower the legal voting age to 18 by means of constitutional amendment can ...

US impressed by Taiwan-developed mask availability digital maps

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Many countries have been impressed by Taiwan-developed digital maps that provide information about facial mask availability, which are in short supply due to the coronavir...

Australia denies using Chinese spy case to influence Taiwan elections

The Australian representative office in Taipei said Tuesday (Jan. 21) that its government's disclosure of a case involving a self-confessed spy from China, who was seeking asylum in Canberra late ...

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 ...

KMT reformers create Facebook group to debate party’s cross-strait stand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reformers in the Kuomintang (KMT) have created a Facebook group inviting debate on the opposition party’s stand on cross-strait issues in a bid to transform itself a...

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...

Hong Kong protests biggest influence on Taiwan elections: poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The months of protests in Hong Kong against the extradition bill and against China were the main influence on Taiwan’s Jan. 11 presidential and legislative elections...

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...

Taiwan deserves respect from China: Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fresh off of her landslide election win, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) told the BBC that Taiwan is already an independent country and that China needs to face &qu...

Japan reaffirms friendship with Taiwan despite China warning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In spite of warnings from the Chinese government against congratulating Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on her re-election, the Japanese government reaffirmed Tuesday ...

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...

Taiwan KMT members suggest removing ‘China’ from party name

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In light of the blowout losses in Saturday's (Jan. 11) presidential and legislative elections, younger members of the Kuomintang (KMT) have called on leaders to re-eva...

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 ...

Taiwan’s Anti-Infiltration Act to take effect Wednesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Anti-Infiltration Act will start to take effect on Wednesday (Jan. 15) to stymie malicious interference by foreign powers in Taiwan's elections, according to the P...

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...