A manifesto for media reform in Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Last weekend, dozens of senior officials from right across Taiwan’s mainstream media attended an industry summit. There’s nothing strange about that, you may thi...

Former US official urges Washington not to interfere with Taiwan’s elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A former senior U.S. official has called on Washington to exercise caution in dealing with Taiwan affairs and refrain from making comments that could influence the country...

William Lai pledges 'will not declare Taiwan independence' if elected

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former premier William Lai spoke about his presidential campaign platform and touched on several sensitive issues for voters on Tuesday (May 14) night at National Central ...

KMT delegation from Taiwan to visit Beijing before party primary election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to media reports, a group of Kuomintang (KMT) party members will make a visit to Beijing next week from May 12 to May 15 to “conduct consultations on issue...

William Lai pays tribute on anniversary of Japanese engineer’s passing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former premier William Lai (賴清德) paid tribute to Japanese civil engineer Yoichi Hatta (八田與一), at Wushantou Reservoir in Tainan City on Wednesday morning (May 8), on the an...

Taiwanese fed up with Chinese flags in Taipei blame Mayor Ko

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After video footage surfaced on Sunday (April 28) showing still more pro-China supporters carrying Communist Chinese flags in Taipei, many Taiwanese netizens have become fed up...

New pro-Taiwan independence party forms, enters 2020 race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A new pro-independence party officially formed on Sunday (April 28) and has announced its intention to enter the 2020 legislative elections. At a press conference on Sunday,...

Pro-Taiwan professionals and politicians defend suspended FTV talk show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hundreds of pro-Taiwan professionals and politicians expressed support for a suspended political talk show on Wednesday (April 24), after the program's host claimed th...

Chinese netizens thrilled by simplified Chinese characters on Taiwanese actress’s Instagram

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese cellist and actress Ou-yang Nana (歐陽娜娜) used simplified Chinese characters in one of her Instagram posts, to the delight of Chinese internet users, Liberty Times...

American-Taiwanese actress apologizes for liking Instagram post calling Chinese tourists 'a-la̍k-á'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- American-Taiwanese actress Tiffany Ann Hsu (許瑋甯) found herself having to apologize to Chinese netizens on Thursday (April 11) after they caught her liking an Instagram post tha...

Taiwan to expel Chinese academic who advocates military unification

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A Chinese academic known for advocating the use of force to unify Taiwan with China will have to leave the island Thursday because he was planning to speak in public while only ...

Taiwanese student in France detained for protesting against Xi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese exchange student in Paris was briefly detained by police for waving an independence banner during Xi Jinping’s recent procession through the European cap...

Pro-Taiwan Independence group Formosa Alliance announces split from DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ahead of the second anniversary of Taiwan’s “Freedom of Speech Day” designated as April 7, by former Premier Lin Quan (林全) in 2016, the Formosa Alliance ...

Taiwan will always be a sovereign country: Tsai Ing-wen

TAIPEI (CNA) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) insisted Friday that Taiwan is a sovereign and independent nation, and that is a reality that will never change. "We will never cease to exist...

Taiwan actress Ouyang Nana makes ‘Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2019’ list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese musician and actress Ouyang Nana (歐陽娜娜) has been named one of the most outstanding young leaders in the Entertainment and Sports category of the “Forbes 30...