China angered by US House for passing Taiwan Travel Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan New) — China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs filed a protestation on Thursday against the passing of two bills by the U.S. House of Representatives that would pave the wa...

Referendum about Taiwan Independence or unification should be allowed: poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to a new opinion poll, a majority of Taiwanese say recent changes to the Referendum Act allow plebiscites about Taiwan’s independence or unification with C...

Taiwanese TV star has show canceled in China for 'supporting Taiwan Independence'?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -– A popular Taiwanese television star, Ruby Lin, is at the center of the latest spat between Taiwan and China in 2018. Ruby Lin (林心如) was the star and producer of a new ...

China threatens to 'dock' warships in Taiwan's harbors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Jan. 1 of 2018, editors at China’s state-backed “Global Times” published an opinion piece entitled “What can China expect in 2018.” Qui...

Taiwan calls for new 'cross-strait' atmosphere in new year

Taipei, Dec. 31 (CNA) The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), Taiwan's top authority on cross-Taiwan Strait affairs, called on China on Sunday to turn a new page in cross-Strait relations in the comin...

Santa's revenge: Xi Jinping sent to hospital on Christmas Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Chinese-language news site Bowen Press reported that on Christmas Eve China's President Xi Jinping was admitted into the 301 Hospital to examine and tr...

Former President Lee Teng-hui insists Taiwan must amend constitution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former President Lee Teng-hui made an appearance at a banquet hosted by the Taiwan Association of University Professors on Saturday Dec. 2, where he offered his own politi...

Taiwan President joins Taiwan independence activist's centennial birthday celebration

TAIPEI (Taiwan) – Dozens of pro-independence civil groups assembled on Ketagalan Boulevard on Sunday, promoting their political agenda and activities. Next to their stalls was the main...

Taiwan independence activists around the world celebrate Su Beng’s 100th birthday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A gala held in Taipei marking the 100th birthday of Taiwan independence movement pioneer Su Beng took place Sunday afternoon on Ketagalan Boulevard. The birthday c...

Why Catalonia is not a model for Taiwan

Recent events in Catalonia have undoubtedly caught the imagination of plenty of people here in Taiwan. Some have seen the push for independence by the Catalonian people, spearheaded by their regional ...

Su Beng's 100th birthday party to be held Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 100th birthday party for the famous Taiwanese independence activist and former dissident Su Beng (史明) is to be celebrated on Sunday (Nov. 5) on Ketagalan Boulevar...

China asks U.S not to permit the transit of Taiwan President en route to the Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Friday China urged the United States not to allow President Tsai Ing-wen to make transit stops in the U.S. state of Hawaii and the territory of Guam.  ...

What the Chinese Communist Party’s National People’s Congress means for Taiwan

Across the Taiwan Straits, the Chinese Communist Party has been holding its rather ironically titled ‘National People’s Congress’, where the party elites for the next five years are ...

British man with 'Taiwan' tattoo arrested for drunk driving

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The British-born man, who rocketed to fame yesterday for having enormous Chinese characters meaning "Taiwan" tattooed on his forehead and a Taiwan independence flag s...

British man gets 'Taiwan' and independence flag tattooed on face

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A British-born bar owner in Kaohsiung has suddenly shot to fame (or infamy?) overnight for getting the traditional Chinese characters for "Taiwan" (臺灣) tattooed on hi...