Vice president attends Taiwan independence supporter's memorial event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President William Lai (賴清德) on Thursday (July 2) attended a memorial event for Taiwan independence supporter Chen Wen-chen (陳文成) and suggested the nation's misfor...

Hong Kong protester arrested with 30 Taiwanese flags

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid protests against the introduction of China’s draconian national security law in Hong Kong, police arrested one man carrying 30 Taiwanese flags in his bag, repor...

Poll shows highest ever support for Taiwan independence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over half of Taiwanese support formal independence for their country, according to a survey released by the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation (TPOF) on Monday (June 22)....

Wikipedia finally designates Taiwan as 'country'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The editors of Wikipedia last month finally came to a consensus that Taiwan is indeed a country instead of a "state." Over the years, the Wikipedia entry for ...

Bloomberg blunders by mistaking Taiwanese airline for Chinese carrier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In yet another incident exemplifying why a name change is desperately needed, Bloomberg on Wednesday (June 3) mistook Taiwan's national carrier China Airlines (CAL) wi...

Taiwan in imminent danger of Chinese invasion: Harvard professor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As tensions between the U.S. and China continue to escalate, Harvard University political science professor Graham Allison on Saturday (May 30) warned that Taiwan's ti...

13 mysterious 'Taiwan deputies' spotted at China's NPC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During Friday's (May 22) session of China's rubber-stamp legislature, the National People's Congress (NPC), 13 "Taiwan representatives" appeared to e...

China cries foul at Pompeo's congratulatory message for Taiwanese president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing threatened "necessary countermeasures" and to "make them feel pain," after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo posted a message congratulating ...

China driving Taiwanese to embrace formal independence: Foreign Policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As cross-strait tensions continue to build, Foreign Policy on Monday (May 18) published a piece claiming China's aggressive attitude toward Taiwan has pushed more Taiw...

US should recognize Taiwan independence: Foreign Policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The case for Taiwan to be recognized as a country by the United States and by the rest of the world is stronger than ever and partly because of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVI...

Taiwanese legislators want to remove mention of unification with China from law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A legislator closely associated with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) wants to remove the mention of unification with China as the country's sole national aim from the tex...

US clothing brand confronted by Chinese netizen over Hong Kong’s 'country' label

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Popular U.S. clothing brand UNIF has clashed with a Chinese netizen over Hong Kong's independent status after it referred to the special administrative region as a cou...

Pro-Trump ad mistakes Taiwan's CAL for Chinese airline

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In yet another episode of Taiwan and its organizations being confused with China, a pro-Trump TV ad accidentally used an image of Taiwan's China Airlines (CAL) to repr...

Photo of the Day: Milk Tea Alliance barks for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the ranks of the "Milk Tea Alliance" continue to swell, a photo of the movement incorporated into the "Dust Storm Dog" meme surfaced over the weeken...

Two questions you should ask before discussing Taiwan-China relations

Shih Ming-teh (施明德), a renowned political activist in Taiwan and a former political prisoner for 25 and a half years, recently published a research paper entitled "On Taiwan's sovereignty and...