Premier Su won't sign independence referendum as 'Taiwan is already independent'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Tuesday during a Legislative Yuan question time that he would not sign a public referendum on Taiwan’s independence, because "...

Taiwan Presbyterian leader and human rights activist Kao Chun-ming passes away

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Former Presbyterian Church in Taiwan leader and human rights activist Kao Chun-ming (高俊明) passed away Thursday at the age of 89. He played a key role in protests against Kuom...

US does not support referendum on Taiwan independence: AIT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said Wednesday the United States does not support a referendum on Taiwan independence, which is considered to be in conflict with th...

Ex-AIT chair warns Formosa Alliance on danger of Taiwan Independence referendum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Richard Bush, the former Chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and a current analyst for the U.S. think tank, the Brookings Institution, offered some cautiona...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan sign spotted in Flushing LNR parade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A colorful sign which read "Taiwan" was spotted in the annual Flushing Chinatown Lunar New Year parade in the New York City borough of Queens on Saturday (Feb. 9). ...

Calls for Taiwan independence surface on Reddit ahead of feared Tencent censorship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke that Tencent has made a massive US$150 million investment in the social media site Reddit, many of its users have been hastily posting support for Taiwan's...

Taiwan needs new constitution, says former Premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- At the year’s first gathering of the “Taiwan Constitution Foundation” (台灣制憲基金會), former Premier William Lai gave an address in which he declared that “t...

Taiwan rejects ‘one-China principle' as support for independence rises: poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation (TPOF, 台灣民意基金會) released the results of their newest survey today, revealing that only 25 percent of the Taiwanese public support t...

Huang Kuo-chang resigns as New Power Party Chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Legislator Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) announced on his Facebook page early Monday that he is stepping down as the chairman of the New Power Party (NPP), while he didn't elaborate...

Chinese accuse McDonald's of supporting Taiwan independence

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese nationalists are accusing a McDonald's advertisement in Taiwan of supporting independence for the self-ruled island. The advertisement for a breakfast sandwich...

Xi's latest threat nothing new: German envoy

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) Chinese President Xi Jinping's (習近平) latest assertion that Beijing does not discount the use of force to reunify with Taiwan was a reiteration of China's long-held positi...

Taiwan to investigate Hong Kong newspaper over ‘fake news’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Thursday it would investigate a reporter for Hong Kong’s Ta Kung Pao (大公報) newspaper after it wrongly alleged that President Tsai I...

Chinese general warns Taiwan Independence supporters to be treated as 'war criminals'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A lieutenant general of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on Wednesday, Jan. 9 issued an outrageous warning to supporters of Taiwan independence, declarin...

Tsai's response to Xi: 'Taiwan does exist'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Three days after China's President Xi Jinping gave a speech in which he rehashed the Chinese Communist Party's stance on "one China," "one country, two s...

US lawmakers voice support for Taiwan following threats by China

Washington, Jan. 4 (CNA) Several American lawmakers have expressed support for Taiwan and called on Beijing to stop its military threats against Taipei, in the wake of Chinese President Xi Jinping'...